Passed technical inspection in friday and went to Estonian motorcycle season opening event last weekend. Trip was around 500 km. No technical faults. Ran out of fuel just before the parade and had a quick run with the bike next to me, to the nearest gas station. It is thirsty, fuel consumption varies between 7-8 l/100 km with normal highway riding, that means doing 100-120 km/h. Thats 33 to 29 mpg. I haven't got the carbs fully sorted though, so it's running rich on cruising speeds.
I sure need the right mirrors. The ones on the bike I put there just to pass inspection, I can't see shit with them! Obviously they aren't mine either, so will be given back.
Cam cover needs attention, has a little leak on front of the motor. Possible sealing problem. It's about time to fix that, check valve clearances and finally fit adjustable sprockets.
Had a trackday yesterday. Apart from my motocross experience and small 50cm3 sidecar series, it was my first one and the best €15 ever spent.
Of course I had a crash, but got going again after quick coolant hose fix. More seat hours needed, I'm not very fast any more and I have gained some extra weight over past few years, that need to be lost.
Today I went to local Kuningamäe kart track in Põltsamaa. Everyone knew that they don't allow bikes there, but I called the owner and he said that if there's no karts, we can ride as much as we want. They even said that we could come 1 hour earlier and leave when kart guys show up, sounded like a good deal.
Post by captain chaos on Jun 14, 2015 14:56:47 GMT
we also have a racetrack not far from here, Nemuno Ziedas or Kacergine as it's known, but over my dead body will I ride a bike there. It's f*cking dangerous. It also makes the IOM look straight and flat like an airstrip.
And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world.
Then He made the earth round... and laughed and laughed and laughed...
Talked to the painter today. The bike will get standard fairings back on soon, but in a matte black. That way it's not too hard or expensive to fix the paintjob if I crash again. Only thing I don't like about this is the fact that 93WP's headlight is made of solid glass and heavy as fuck. But maybe it's a positive thing, helping to keep the front end down, lol.
Then I bought this exhaust from evilbay, claimed to be Yosh system for 1100W. Hoping to get better clearance between radiator and front wheel with this. With the old self-hacked exhaust, the clearance with f. suspension fully compressed was only 3 mm!! Also my bike usually was the loudest of the crowd, so I wanted to tame the sound down a bit.
Front brakes have developed an interesting feature. When riding hard and braking a lot, the lever has solid feel and works nicely, but after a pause, when the brakes have cooled down, the lever is all spongy and I need to pump a few times to get it back to solid state? Also the m/c piston then seems to move slowly out of the cylinder, not touching the lever for some time after I let go? Don't know what to think about this... Fluid is new, calipers are sorted, pads are EBC sintered. May be an air leak somewhere? Brakes not soft when sitting in the shed for long period, only when cooled down after a ride. Anyway, I haven't rebuilt a m/c, may order a kit and do it, as well as replacing the washers on banjos, as some where used when I assembled the brakes. Don't like to have problems with brakes.
Have to sort out the steering damper as well. And I fancy a BMW S1000RR shock, looks like it would fit the 92-93 arm, but not with the braced 94-95 watercooled swinger. If I'm right, the spring stiffness is the same as my current 1100WS shock (so suitable for the bike) but the bimmer one is some 20 years newer and has way better adjustability. Some are going for cheap on egay, worth a try anyway!
I think you're right, that's why I said "claimed to be Yoshi". That's what I was thinking, looks exactly like Akra when I looked for that pic in my gallery:
Anyway, both are known names and not bad products. Speaking of Yosh, I'd prefer an Jap one any time over an USA product.
Could make these headers look like almost new with some scotchbrite and elbow grease... cant wait. I have no zorst at the mo as posted the old one away today, can't ride and the plastics are at the painter's. At least I have spare tank, so I'm able to test it out when it arrives.
Kristjan, are you a welder? if you are try the paste you use to clean up stainless welds, can't remember the ingredient, phosphoric acid i think. i use it on my stainless pipes and they look like new (till they get shitty again obviously). saves more elbow for it's proper job, drinking.