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Old 09-27-2012, 02:46 AM   #4126
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:48 AM   #4127
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What are you doing there Ditchy ?
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:54 AM   #4128
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What are you doing there Ditchy ?
installing new timing chain piston and rings into my 2000 model that has been a bench weight for too long
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:11 AM   #4129
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installing new timing chain piston and rings into my 2000 model that has been a bench weight for too long
Is it going to be a project bike ?

Project bikes are common at the moment it seems
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:27 AM   #4130
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Is it going to be a project bike ?

Project bikes are common at the moment it seems
i started the fad! I stripped it down November 2010 the get a parts list for my visit to the states, I have done a fair bit to it but have alot left to do,

hope to have it back on the road under 2 years Big willy is getting antize
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:04 AM   #4131
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i started the fad! I stripped it down November 2010 the get a parts list for my visit to the states, I have done a fair bit to it but have alot left to do,

hope to have it back on the road under 2 years Big willy is getting antize
You'll get there Ditchy.

I got mine apart changing out the radiators, just too much going on to get to it,
so a couple of weeks back i mounted up the radiators to find that they hit the exhaust headers,
so there back at PWR getting modified.

A bit of a plug for PWR,
They gave me a good price, then changed the lower tanks for me no charge,
and now changing the side radiator brackets no charge.
And with no fuss, no blaming or excuses, very helpfull guys.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #4132
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i started the fad! I stripped it down November 2010 the get a parts list for my visit to the states, I have done a fair bit to it but have alot left to do,

hope to have it back on the road under 2 years Big willy is getting antize
'bout time you got off your arse
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #4133
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Thermostats

Noting Burpsa's comment -
For bleeding the cooling system I drill a small hole (3mm dia) into the rim of the thermostat. This hole also increases the flow with a shut thermostat which is a good thing, marginally cooler running if you will, but any air in there will find 'top' super quick.

Found my OEM item had the centre pin bent as many appear to do, decided to leave the thermostat out.
Have run the bike for some time without the thermostat with no apparent issues.
Did not have the TT Vapor fitted prior to removing the thermostat so have no comparative temp data to compare with and without.
Don't usually ride in freezing conditions so quick warm up assistance isn't an issue.
Was more concerned with it jamming shut with obvious consequences hence not fitting another one.
Any thoughts out there re not having it in?
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #4134
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do you have a temperature measuring device fitted currently?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #4135
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do you have a temperature measuring device fitted currently?

Digga,
Have a Trail Tech Vapor fitted.
Set the temp warning for 110C (memory not good will check tonight)
Light has only come on a couple of times but never had any boiling issues.
Mainly ride rocky 4WD tracks down here no single track stuff where you might get caught stopping with motor running.
Had no issue on Black Saturday when all the big fires were on in 45+ degree heat.
Why you ask?

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #4136
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'bout time you got off your arse
which cam you want in it?


waiting for your decision
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #4137
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Noting Burpsa's comment -
For bleeding the cooling system I drill a small hole (3mm dia) into the rim of the thermostat. This hole also increases the flow with a shut thermostat which is a good thing, marginally cooler running if you will, but any air in there will find 'top' super quick.

Found my OEM item had the centre pin bent as many appear to do, decided to leave the thermostat out.
Have run the bike for some time without the thermostat with no apparent issues.
Did not have the TT Vapor fitted prior to removing the thermostat so have no comparative temp data to compare with and without.
Don't usually ride in freezing conditions so quick warm up assistance isn't an issue.
Was more concerned with it jamming shut with obvious consequences hence not fitting another one.
Any thoughts out there re not having it in?
JM
Myself not a fan of Not running a Thermostat.

Causes:
Reduced engine life, less fuel economy and reduced power.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:51 PM   #4138
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Digga,
Have a Trail Tech Vapor fitted.
Set the temp warning for 110C (memory not good will check tonight)
Light has only come on a couple of times but never had any boiling issues.
Mainly ride rocky 4WD tracks down here no single track stuff where you might get caught stopping with motor running.
Had no issue on Black Saturday when all the big fires were on in 45+ degree heat.
Why you ask?

JM
was thinking more the lower end of the scale. what temp does it run on average? i think from memory the vapour only kicks in at about 40C.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:53 AM   #4139
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Super cheap do an ideal replacement thermostat that has the small hole in the rim with a small toggle in it that opens and closes depending on the direction of flow. It fits straight in and costs a few dollars. ;)
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:13 PM   #4140
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Super cheap do an ideal replacement thermostat that has the small hole in the rim with a small toggle in it that opens and closes depending on the direction of flow. It fits straight in and costs a few dollars. ;)
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