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Old 07-09-2013, 07:49 AM   #211
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[QUOTE=jsullivan;21812679]It lives! It makes a lot of racket... Normal valve clatter combined with new cheapo peanut covers, or something else? The extent of any 'tuning' so far has been new points, static timed, popped the carbs on and off went for it. Anyhow, it feels good to fire it up.

Idle speed should be at 1000-1100 RPM. DO NOT set the idle for a super low "tickover", as this will severely reduce oil circulation in the engine and make the transmission rattle like a bag of rocks.




Link to my build: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...topic=120003.0
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:58 AM   #212
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I have that same muffler. It sounds pretty cool. It's loud as f*&% when you give it the beans though, so look out. Your carbs sound way out of balance. I didn't really hear the valve noise. Maybe it's just the recording or my shitty laptop speaker, but there seems to be some kind of knocking sound.

EDIT: nevermind, them's valves. Check your valves again. Then sync your carbs.
Yep, carbs are definitely way out of sync at the moment. I just slapped them on in haste to see if it would fire up, but I'll get them sorted before I actually try to ride it.

I popped the left valve cover off in the dark last night and a quick wiggle of the intake rocker shows some end play. Not sure how I glossed over that step during reassembly , but hopefully taking out the play quiets things down.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:03 AM   #213
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Is that muffler one of the ready made ones from Cone Engineering? I was thinking I might get a pair for my Guzzi.
Yep, just a basic 1.75" ID reverse cone.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:57 PM   #214
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It lives! It makes a lot of racket... Normal valve clatter combined with new cheapo peanut covers, or something else? The extent of any 'tuning' so far has been new points, static timed, popped the carbs on and off went for it. Anyhow, it feels good to fire it up.

Idle speed should be at 1000-1100 RPM. DO NOT set the idle for a super low "tickover", as this will severely reduce oil circulation in the engine and make the transmission rattle like a bag of rocks.




Link to my build: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...topic=120003.0
Your build looks nice. I was thinking of a similar color for the tank - mini cooper hot chocolate. What color is yours, exactly?
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:19 AM   #215
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Your build looks nice. I was thinking of a similar color for the tank - mini cooper hot chocolate. What color is yours, exactly?
Thanks man.

Went for more classic styling. Didn't want to venture too far away from stock, so just subtle changes.

The colour is actually a Volkswagen colour called 'Mendoza Brown'. The paint code is '7W7W'
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #216
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The colour is actually a Volkswagen colour called 'Mendoza Brown'. The paint code is '7W7W'
Very nice...

I got rid of the excessive rocker end play and readjusted the valves today, and it sounds worlds better. I've got a slew of parts coming from motobins to finish things up, so I'm hoping for a shakedown run soon(ish)!
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:15 AM   #217
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It left my backyard under its own power for the first time in a couple of years yesterday. I ran a few laps around the neighborhood until it ran out of gas.





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Old 08-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #218
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Freakin' awesome.

First, how hot was that pipe on your right thigh? Secondly, what sorts of handling weirdness do you think those tires added? Bouncy, etc? Thirdly, the seat. I'll bet is was a bit more comfy than it looks due to the tires, but how was it?

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #219
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Freakin' awesome.

First, how hot was that pipe on your right thigh? Secondly, what sorts of handling weirdness do you think those tires added? Bouncy, etc? Thirdly, the seat. I'll bet is was a bit more comfy than it looks due to the tires, but how was it?

The exhaust wasn't bad. It was warm to the touch, but not flesh melting or anything. It's got a makeshift heat shield on it, which I plan to iterate until I find something functional and a bit more attractive.

The steering felt a bit heavier with the big tire up front, but it was such a limited ride it's hard to glean much from it.

The seat's fine. About what you'd expect for a few inches of foam.

I'm anxious to get back out on it to get a better feel for things... It's loud, weird, and fun.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #220
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It's loud, weird, and fun.
And that's what it's all about.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:13 PM   #221
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It's loud, weird, and fun.
You should have said, I like my bikes like I like my women....
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:14 AM   #222
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very bloody cool. You & boxer odyssey have got the top best bikes in my hall of fame!
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:36 AM   #223
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