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Old 04-01-2012, 02:40 AM   #436
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Well it has been a busy week, and as Thrusday's departure approaches there are few things to tidy up.

I was on the Pilot Air Compressors stand at the Burson Auto Parts Trade show Thursday night. We had a great night and they had their pit girls walking around shaking everyone down for donations!! Will count it tomorrow but seems they did well!! Thanks Bursons and Pilot Air!!!





I tried to start it yesterday and no joy, sounded like no fuel and being a bit gummy with old fuel I decided to pull the carbies out for a clean. Its getting easier everytime.



Grace was quick to point out a clamp that needed tightening. My new Apprentice :)



I took it out for a longer ride today and it starts and runs well. I have gone for 75 to 85 main jets as 80's didnt come in the jet kit I was put onto.

With the mixture out 1-3/4 turns it was killing the flame, I have backed it off to 1 turn out and it still gets a bit fluffy down low once it warms up. Will try 3/4 turn tomorrow.

With the lowered pegs it is just about perfect for me and I finally rigged up a left hand rear brake, that works. Very handy as the disc is a bit ordinary.

There has been a bit of overflow from No2 & 3 carbies but a tap with a screwdriver seems to get the seats to settle.

It is such a great bike to ride, light and neutral and cant wait for the 5 day Scrapheap Adventure Ride over Easter

Looking forward to posting a successful ride report once we get home.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #437
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I am writing a report but after much leakage of fuel from all 4 crabies, often taking turns, the old girl made to Scrapheap 3 with no real problems at all.



Will have some Video hopefully soon too!
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #438
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congratualations on the bike and the scrap heap ride.

Whats next?

for that frame you where telling me about I reckon a twin cylinder two stroke rotax would go good.

If you get one out of a sled you could keep the cvt
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #439
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I like the kickstand spring.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #440
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I like the kickstand spring.
It worked well

Lost the spring and rode about 10k's, holding it up with my foot, to get into Oberon NSW and bought a 60cm Ocky strap.

It was an auto retract setup and worked perfectly.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #441
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congratualations on the bike and the scrap heap ride.

Whats next?

for that frame you where telling me about I reckon a twin cylinder two stroke rotax would go good.

If you get one out of a sled you could keep the cvt
Well there are a few in the que

will have to wait until a suitably stupid engine choice becomes available

Nothing like a challenge
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #442
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #443
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Great!

I had a 350 Four, and a lot of ragged ones come up for sale for cheap around here. I have foolish fantasies of a team of 350/400 Fours entering the Budapest-Bamako...


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Now I know this bike has a bit of a reputation as a trailer queen, hopefully it has had a change of heart and will surprise even the biggest Skeptics . . . !!!

Having Just arrived back at Skunkworks HQ for some further fettling . . . .

To Do list:
Put wiring back under the tank
Repair Fuel Tap
Fit Oil Cooler
Replace the chain. I was supplied a Sun Fun Chain which have an earnt reputation for snapping :(
Remover the Big black blob, aka Seat, build a single seat and rack on the back
Ride the sucker



Here is the cutouts on the Fuel Tank to give me some steering lock Old Plastic Tank be gone!!



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Old 01-08-2013, 10:24 PM   #444
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Well its time to drag the XR460/4 out into the light and get it ready for 2013 Scrapheap Adventure Ride!!

To do list

I need to helicoil number 4 spark plug back in the head.
Fix the blinkers and fit a horn that works
Look at the front brakes which are useless
Also look at the headlight which was useless, after being caught in the dark I could only see the front guard, but only half way along it

I only have 10 weeks to get it sorted

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:29 PM   #445
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Pezz,
That is a great sounding ride and cause.
I love stuff that encourages some eclectic styles and different thinking.
Way fun and a cool looking bike....Keep up the good work, I love it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:49 PM   #446
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Mine hasn't changed at all :(

Need to learn how to weld.....
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #447
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I do not know why it took me so long to realize it, but I just noticed that the fairing is a KTM rear fender with a hole cut in it for the light....

That is awesome///I did not read the entire thread so it may have been covered...but thats funny right there, I don't care who ya are....

I am always proud of so many in the Motorcycle community when I see them doing so much for charities and random acts of kindness for fellow riders...

Keep up the good work everyone.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:04 PM   #448
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Thanks KellyMac350

It takes many twists & turns to build up a bike, and when you sort of finish, you think what to build next??

I have a problem with too many projects on the go at present.

But I like the idea of a multi cylinder beast, maybe using a MV Augusta F4 as a powerplant. Or a 748 Ducati, just to push some people comfort zones

DrJoe and I have even been talking outboard two strokes and CVT's

Nordie , there must be someone in UnZed who can weld??
Fabricate up your brackets and get them tacked/ welded in place.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:08 AM   #449
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I am the same way..I have 4 full project bikes going right now in various stages of build....or unbuild and a complete Banshee motor that I am dying to make a canyon killer out of. Maybe an aliminum dirt bike frame and suspension, but shortened stroke in the fork and shock, with Sumo 17" wheels and low bars....like the Super singles Formula 450 race bikes like these:
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/...upersingle.htm
.....But with a BB/stroker Banshee motor in it....sounds fun to me

I also have a 1965 Yamaha Ym1 305 2 stroke twin that is 50% done as a full cafe, or even more of a 1960s racer replica like a TD2 style.
I have a BMW R80G/S that is waiting for a Gatson Rahier Dakar replica build on it.
I have my R1100RT that is now 25% converted to a GS style with inverted KYB forks and a 21" front wheel.
And lastly I have a 1980 something Honda Shadow VT 700 that I have started disassembly on that is going to be a full flat track style street trackker...I love me some bike projects....all of this on top of my 1949 Studebaker C-cab truck that is my daily driver...always something to do on that..like a motor rebuild right now, spun the number 1 rod bearing
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:14 AM   #450
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A slow ride buy

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