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by Varastorm
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Velocity Stacks
Replies: 58
Views: 1571

Re: Velocity Stacks

I had a fiddle with stacks a few years ago. I increased the radius & heights then I ran them on a rolling road to find out what was what.

I posted my findings on the xrv.org site :thumbup:

https://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/varadero/ ... ost1252761
by Varastorm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Poor cylinder running and cam timing
Replies: 31
Views: 669

Re: Poor cylinder running and cam timing

Yes, you're correct in thinking it has a wasted spark & can allow it to fire 180 out :thumbup:
by Varastorm
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18487
Views: 586712

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Good to hear that battery box mentioned again :wink: :D Once you make a start on it, it won't be as bad as you think :shh: A Happy New year to you as well ta, Chris. Cheers Chris & thanks for all the encouragement over the last year :thumbup: Today, well yesterday.. I've been faffing with air line ...
by Varastorm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Poor cylinder running and cam timing
Replies: 31
Views: 669

Re: Poor cylinder running and cam timing

On a different tack I saw only one head dowel.... You guessed it, the other was sitting in the oil pump drive area. She's testing me all the way! Like I mentioned above, about your own V's someone else's work. If someone had questioned you about the location dowels.. I bet you'd of sworn they were ...
by Varastorm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Poor cylinder running and cam timing
Replies: 31
Views: 669

Re: Poor cylinder running and cam timing

Thanks for ideas. We'll I'm the one that took it apart to fix a noisy gearbox brg. While in there I decided to do the shells and that involved disturbing the chains which I didn't think would be an issue with all the information out there! I have a honda manual too. Cams are pointing in on the offe...
by Varastorm
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Poor cylinder running and cam timing
Replies: 31
Views: 669

Re: Poor cylinder running and cam timing

It's always hard to find a fault if you never did the work yourself. Like rebuilding an engine someone else has half done & given up on 6 months ago :crazy: I've had a quick read & tbh I'm reaching here, but could it be timed 180° out? Also, is it a quality (Snap-on 8) ) compression tester or a (Bla...
by Varastorm
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18487
Views: 586712

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Good to hear that battery box mentioned again :wink: :D Once you make a start on it, it won't be as bad as you think :shh: A Happy New year to you as well ta, Chris. Cheers Chris & thanks for all the encouragement over the last year :thumbup: Today, well yesterday.. I've been faffing with air line ...
by Varastorm
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18487
Views: 586712

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

You've done well there :clap: What a lot of work for only 5mths lay-up, it doesn't say much about today's petrol :thumbdown: Lucky with the weather :) Chris. I've been working it out Chris, it was last taxed in March 2012 hence the vvanky petrol :oops: Where does the time go :roll: Today was as goo...
by Varastorm
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18487
Views: 586712

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Well, today was even nicer weather, I pulled the carbs & what a mess, I dunno weather it's new petrol or just me but ffs it was horrendous. How it started yesterday amazes me. Had to use fine wire wool to cut through the varnish scum in the fuel bowl, floats, main jet'n & emulsion tube. I even had t...
by Varastorm
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18487
Views: 586712

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

In the summer I pulled the Cbr 600fy's leaky radiator & It's been hiding under a blanket part dismantled for 5 months as I play with the tracker effort. So since today was so nice I decided to tackle the 8 seized exhaust studs with a propane torch & fitted a cheap Chinese £60 radiator. It's a cracke...
by Varastorm
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: a bit of spondoness.
Replies: 781
Views: 35200

Re: a bit of spondoness.

Nice job.
by Varastorm
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A BIG HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: A BIG HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Happy Christmas everyone & hope everyone has a great day :thumbup:

The place is going crazy. Look, look, He's been, He's been :D

Woohoo, right then, priority's. Gas on, turkey in, overalls on & down the shed I go :beer:
by Varastorm
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: a bit of spondoness.
Replies: 781
Views: 35200

Re: a bit of spondoness.

What is the width from captive spacer to captive spacer (swingarm width) ?

Also the wheel dimensions, the disc register face to sprocket register face :thumbup:

I'll look for a wheel & you find a cheap Renault turbo carb :wink:
by Varastorm
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.
Replies: 455
Views: 26233

Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Getting back to your project, see how the bike goes with what you have already, if it starts to run out of steam at higher rev's, see if it's a huge problem first would be my thoughts. At least you have plenty of options carb-wise now :thumbup: Chris. That's the plan Chris, tbh the bike will only b...
by Varastorm
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.
Replies: 455
Views: 26233

Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

What an amazing find :clap: Another option if you're not getting maximum rev's, is to use one twin choke carb per cylinder :wink: :shh: Not that you want to be making new inlet manifolds I'm sure :) Chris. :lol: Now that's a thought :thumbup: I did a similar thing years ago Chris, I made a 4 into 2...