Garage Talk...........

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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby gusm2 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:03 pm

Back in the garage this week,
Plumbed the auxiliary fuel pump and solenoids for the nitrous system, fingers crossed it's leak free,
Sorted out the mounting bracket for the bottle, also polished the exhaust and headers again as I got a new mop for the grinder,
Fitted one of those push buttons on the starter solenoid just because you can ;)
I'm going to use the original starter button to squirt the gas and fit another one on the dash panel as well as ignition on and nitrous arming switches.
All being well looking to be back at it in March 🤙
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Dusty » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:24 pm

🤔 March? That is a mighty impressive list of upgrades for a lawn mower. Mine will be lucky to get fresh oil.
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Nutah » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:18 pm

Dusty :rotfl:

Gus :worthy:
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby conquistador » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:28 pm

New coat of paint and a scrub up. A slightly different shade to the original, no thanks to RS Paints, but much better than it was.
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby gusm2 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:45 pm

Looks good 8-)
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Nutah » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:53 pm

:yt: 8-) nice M2
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby delw » Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:53 pm

It's taken a while, 13 whole weeks but the shock and forks are back. Forks rechromed and serviced with freshly painted bottoms. The shock fully serviced and spring repainted. Shock appears to have gained a refill valve to boot, no matter. Main delay was the new chrome was chipped, assumed in transit. Thankfully Brook Suspension saw this and sent them back and had it rectified.
Wheels back on now so I can finally turn the bike around and finish the other servicing tasks.
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Nutah » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:39 pm

:yup: nice work
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby barney » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:27 pm

:yup: be interesting on the results after fitted and used for a few miles :yup:
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby delw » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:57 am

barney wrote::yup: be interesting on the results after fitted and used for a few miles :yup:


Set up the suspension for TOTAL RIDER & CARGO WEIGHT 200 to 230 lbs as per User Manual (https://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/artikele ... 20&aid=329) with a smidgen more Front Rebound damping. I only weigh 180 but regularly carrying child.

2 x 40ish mile rides completed over the weekend on varying road surfaces at road legal speeds and no complaints.
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby Nutah » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:03 pm

8-) :yup:
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby barney » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:19 pm

:shock: thought you put a bit of weight on there for a mo over lockdown, until I read its with cargo and passenger :hehe:
sounds good :yup:
must get my fronts springs changed to later ones ( got them sat in big box of other must do jobs pile )
for me, std front end to soft ( dives when braking ( even gentle braking ;) ))and rear end bit hard when going slow , ok at speed. :yup:
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby gusm2 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:50 pm

gusm2 wrote:Back in the garage this week,
Plumbed the auxiliary fuel pump and solenoids for the nitrous system, fingers crossed it's leak free,
Sorted out the mounting bracket for the bottle, also polished the exhaust and headers again as I got a new mop for the grinder,
Fitted one of those push buttons on the starter solenoid just because you can ;)
I'm going to use the original starter button to squirt the gas and fit another one on the dash panel as well as ignition on and nitrous arming switches.
All being well looking to be back at it in March 🤙


Still not been able to test yet, I probably left it a little late to book a dyno session and finding one reasonably close that would have the experience and know-how to set up nitrous took a bit searching also,
I'm booked in at John Warrington motorcycles (who came highly recommended) near York in the middle of May so will miss a couple of the upcoming events at Santa Pod :(
On the plus side when I do go I can go with the knowledge I won't destroy my engine 🤞🏻 first time out
Can't wait :D
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby barney » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:25 am

:yt: and first time out after such a long time its going to feel soooooo fast lOl
just hope the NOS/ incressed power feeds in progresivly so as not to light up the rear :o
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Re: Garage Talk...........

Postby gusm2 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:31 pm

barney wrote::yt: and first time out after such a long time its going to feel soooooo fast lOl
just hope the NOS/ incressed power feeds in progresivly so as not to light up the rear :o


I'm not going mad to start with hopefully around another 20-30 rwhp and see how it goes, I've put a load of weight on again I had lost during the first lockdown so I have to compensate for that too ;)
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