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Old 04-07-2010, 08:12 PM   #6661
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kinda off topic

Just wanted to share a video i made in some free time i had today at work. some pics of all my motorcycling years (from 98 till today)..

hope u like it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egLQ1Lxkx5E

song is in spanish, but here is a quick/rough translation of the lyrics:


I hear the roads calling me.
They are deep voices that invite me to roll.
they say the miss my wandering path
full throttle, further inland.

Dreams invade my rest
With its load of road invitation .
Go through the extensive plains
To reach, no place, as does the wind.

They Want to see me again.
That is why theyre are calling me.
I go forward without fixed direction.

Live my life accelerating without thinking of returning, or stopping.

I hear the roads calling me
And their reason tells im sincere.

The ones that assure that have seen, and those who maybe, will see me
If I manage to fill the tank

I will answer the call
If my fate
As many times before
ill take off..

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Old 04-08-2010, 02:00 AM   #6662
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Nice vid there Jabroka !!!
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:31 AM   #6663
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lifting needles

My bike's running a bit lean, so i've been wondering - what do you guys mean by "lifting the needles one step up"? I see no steps or notches on the carb needles of the sr43, the only way for lifting them seems to be using thicker washers.

the snow is gone and gravel roads are very nice to ride. Lots of water everywhere, some real nice water crossings in totally unusual places ;)
just have to be careful - you do not want to drop into anything like this:




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Old 04-08-2010, 08:01 AM   #6664
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My bike's running a bit lean, so i've been wondering - what do you guys mean by "lifting the needles one step up"? I see no steps or notches on the carb needles of the sr43, the only way for lifting them seems to be using thicker washers.

the snow is gone and gravel roads are very nice to ride. Lots of water everywhere, some real nice water crossings in totally unusual places ;)
just have to be careful - you do not want to drop into anything like this:
cheers, juss
Nice pit!

Wierd that you don't have any grooves in the needles. I have some old (quite worn) needles that I cold bring to Viljandi for you. That way you could test if richening the needle position makes it better for you. If it does you can buy new needles, because as I said, mine are quite worn. Ofcourse you could use some kind of washer, it's basically the same.

Oh I remembered: I have 4 old needles. But they are all for Sr42.

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Old 04-08-2010, 08:10 AM   #6665
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thanks brendan.. i already ordered a set of float assys.. all the orings on the carbs are brand new.. im blaming the float assys for all my carb problems.. hope im right..
I can't recall, do you have new needlevalves also? Mine were worn once. Replaceing the o-rings helped, but it was acting wierd, like yours. Then I had only the needlevalve seat renewed (cheap - that's me) and it has worked without problems since (maybe 30-40k km, don't know exactly).

I just recalled it today that my problems were similar to yours. Thought the bike was fine, went for a ride and then had to turn back because of irratic fuel to air ratio behaiviours.

About the needlevalve seat renewing in a turnbench I made a post in this thread maybe a year ago.

New floats are good thing anyways.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:32 PM   #6666
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Nice one- i'll order some.I tried replacing the knackered 2 with some from a old washing machine motor in the garage it turned the engine twice then died with a load of smoke.I won't be trying that or push starting it again with no decom lever.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:35 PM   #6667
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Nice picture juss.Thats some rough terrain i wouldn't go there on my bike at the minute-the breakdown truck would be able to get there.
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:21 PM   #6668
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Nice picture juss.Thats some rough terrain i wouldn't go there on my bike at the minute-the breakdown truck would be able to get there.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:25 AM   #6669
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Viguy, thanks for the pic .
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:41 AM   #6670
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I don't know if anybody knows of the Britten motorcycle. It will be known to the Kiwi's (New Zealanders) because John Britten was a Kiwi. He built his bike from scratch because he could find nothing fast enough for him in a factory bike and he dreamt of winning the Bears Championship at Daytona. In one scene he gets along side of the leader on a factory Ducati at 150 mph and pulls a mono. The bike is absolute genius. He was the first to use a lot of carbon fibre in a bike and you can tell the suspension was decades ahead of its time.
You can download the video on Pirate Bay and it's titled 'The Britten Bike Story' and it goes for one and a half hours. You wont regret it. This is a picture of it that I scanned from cover of the video. The quality is bad.



If you want a better photo use the link below.

http://www.virtualoceania.net/newzea...a/nz1125.shtml

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Old 04-09-2010, 01:28 PM   #6671
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Yeah -read somewhere that only 10 of those were ever built-that britten guy
died of cancer and the company froze-damn shame.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:39 PM   #6672
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found it - not sure where this photo is from, I think it is from guy from Finland showing his DR work

See how tight it is?
I am sorry for to delay

It's mine DR and It' my hand made with "Heat Shrinkable Tubing"

http://www.enduroclub.org/forum/showthread.php?t=197

some foto's first:












and:







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Old 04-09-2010, 02:27 PM   #6673
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lifting the needles on SR43

As i found no grooves to lift the needles inside the carbs of my SR43, I turned my head in a lazyest way - to see what's lying around. And there just happened to be a piece of plastic, 1mm thick. Drilled two 2.5mm holes, cut the washers out with a knife and in they went. And MUCH better it is.

Is this the normal way to adjust the height or are the needles really non-adjustable?

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Jabroka - I find it really hard to believe that some thing in your carb could cause it not to work AT ALL..

While I modified my bike in december, the legendary snow fell down on us - the bike sat for 3 months. I did not even try to start it with that temperature, so i didn't know that i had mixed up the carb hoses in a most disasterous way - i didn't remove the carbs when doing the tank mod, cause everything was going fine, so i just closed the vacuum hose and connected the petrol hose to the fuel filter. BUT IN REAL LIFE, one the dark nordic winter night, a terrible mistake happened - I actually closed the fuel line and took the VACUUM hose for the petrol!!!!

And guess what happened when I pressed the magic button after the 3 months in about -5C degrees? It fired up in about 5 seconds and ran. in a weird way, but it ran and responded to the throttle.

All the petrol it got was sucked in through the vacuum pipe of the right side carb... with no float or needle or anything in the way... and i sat on the bike and rode it out of the barn, before i realized there's loads of petrol splashing out of the exhaust. OK - i thought - a float must be stuck. I'll deal with it, let's make a few photos first (The photos of my bike between the big white snowbanks were made that day). after the photo session I started the bike again and rode back to the barn with petrol splashing...

I somehow remember that your bike did not start at all - how on earth could a float assembly problem stop it when I managed to start the BIG in a freezing cold weather in the way i just described?? with no help of the carbs, really...

It may still be something else - my experience is, that no matter how worn the carbs or the engine is - it's still possible to fire it up. But you seem to have almost everything as good as new in there!! A problem so big is almost always caused by something so small and unsignificant that you have looked over it for a hundred times.

You have now decided the problem lays in the carbs, but I'd suggest you just take one night to think everything over again.

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some not so important pics from todays ride, to bring some nordic reality in between all the southern fairytal landscape photos ;)

10 tons of shit stuck in the road that brings me home from work:



and a sign on the tractors front lift: "No hang gliding!!"



At the time I thought it was a good parallel with riding on the freshly machined gravel roads - a free glide...

OK, my time's up - have to get my ass back up to the sauna. another beer is going to be opened for all of you who can not be here tonight..

cheers, juss

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Old 04-10-2010, 12:16 AM   #6674
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That is a nice bike Ausi....
Looks even better in real life, trust me there's one in the national museum in Wellington, they wouldn't let me throw my leg over it though, bastards... I'm yet to see one being ridden though.
Real shame the guy died, he was a visionary and a damn good engineer.Sort of like Burt Munroe and the worlds fastest Indian, who also has a museum in Invercargill.
can you tell I'm proud to be a kiwi

Here's a better pic

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Old 04-10-2010, 01:08 AM   #6675
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Thats porn shouldnt be on here I wonder if I can squeeze that donk into my Big ????
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