Four hours well spent

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Four hours well spent

Postby Jazzbutcher » Wed Aug 24, 2022 8:35 pm

Frame & engine reunited.
This one's having the full fairing fitted so a great chance to do something with the radiators, I'll probably have some proper ones made with the fans facing the right way.
Standard ones are like tin foil, I think my last one was punctured by a gnat flying into it while I was parked.
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Nutah » Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:59 pm

:eat: :mrgreen:
Feros Ferio

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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby gusm2 » Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:22 am

Looking good :yup:
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Jazzbutcher » Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:06 pm

Another four hours or so, most things went ok but some jobs done out of sync which made some bits more difficult than they should've been.
However, here's the result.
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Nutah » Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:56 pm

:yup:
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Jazzbutcher » Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:16 pm

Another couple of hours, right radiator & tubing, front brake, Air Box, Clutch Bled and other stuff.
Another FFFin two hours spent rolling the sticky shit left by the frame guards off the frame, only half way done with this side, the other side is cleaned. Hoping to be able to start it over the weekend.
See pic for progress.
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby gusm2 » Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:22 pm

That needs a longer swinging arm ;)
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Jazzbutcher » Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:06 pm

And a quick shifter, Nitrous, Massive pulley etc. etc. Ha ha.
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby gusm2 » Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:12 pm

Jazzbutcher wrote:And a quick shifter, Nitrous, Massive pulley etc. etc. Ha ha.


Exactly ;) except scrap the pulley and go chain drive ;) :coat:
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Jazzbutcher » Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:14 pm

Just a bracket for the oil pressure gauge, coolant and battery to fit then I can start it up. Found out I'd nicked the rear brake master cylinder for my other so got that to replace.
See pics.
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby gusm2 » Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:01 pm

That block paving could do with a bit of weeding
And the fence a lick of paint ;)
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Jazzbutcher » Sat Aug 27, 2022 9:12 pm

Have a great holiday.
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Ohsteveo » Sat Aug 27, 2022 9:13 pm

Good work! Looks like you've got the hang of these.......What's your plan with this one?
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Jazzbutcher » Sat Aug 27, 2022 11:32 pm

Hi Steve,
Thanks fella, yeah it was a bit easier to put back together than take apart to be honest, that was a really steep learning curve to be sure. Great experience rebuilding it as well and not that difficult as you can probably tell from the timeline.
I'm gonna try out that fairing I got hence the pod covers being left off and run it for a while just as is. Hopefully I'll be able to work out what I want to do while running it.
I'm planning to get some radiators made during winter to forward mount them with fans behind pulling the air out through the fairing. Those K brackets that hold the pods are strong enough to mount a FFFin Jet engine on so plenty scope for mounts.
Just bought a Dremmel for carving holes in the fairing where I need them. It's a full race fairing with enclosed belly pan, consequently extremely light & thin, so no stand slot or other luxuries but plenty opportunities to FFFk it up, heh heh, we'll see.
Really, I'd resigned to this bike becoming spares but at least whilst rebuilt it's a lot easier to store than boxes of bits all over the garage, it also stops me being lazy & nicking stuff off it for my other one and I get the chance to use the fairing. Once I've mounted it and worked out the problems I can utilise it on either bike. The CR geared one being the one I'd like have it on but this gives me the chance to sort it out whilst still running that.
Hopefully I'll start it up tomorrow & go from there.
I'm aching like I did a few days work, should really buy a proper work stand, bench thing, as I've got another engine & will probably replace one at some point in the future.
We should get out for a run somewhere.
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Re: Four hours well spent

Postby Jazzbutcher » Sun Aug 28, 2022 3:45 pm

Well, I fitted the Torque hammer ECU, fitted the battery and filled the coolant.
With some apprehension on my part I pressed the start button. It took 3 presses and despite a couple of hose clamps needing tightening after starting and warming through. All seems well. Couple of things to set up correctly & few niggling things I missed doing that will need attention at some point (connection clips) found them after I'd put it all back together, but otherwise all seems good. This engine does feel more responsive to the throttle than the one I'm currently riding. I'll see what it rides like after I've done the little jobs that need doing.
I'm leaving fitting the fairing as a project for when the cold winter months come as Summer ain't finished and there's riding to be done.
Hope you found this an interesting project.
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