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by freeridenick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-stroke engine help SORTED
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: 2-stroke engine help

I took it apart again and the chirping wasn't a budgie but one of the screws holding the engine to the body has come undone and was catching on the flywheel when the magnet came round. I cleaned the plug up and now it's running sweet.

Thank everyone.
by freeridenick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Sprockets please
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Sprockets please

I'm looking for front and rear sprockets so I can experiment with gearing. Primarily I'd like a 42 tooth rear but a mix of stuff would be great. Maybe 43 rear and a 15 front too.
by freeridenick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Tyre changing stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Tyre changing stuff

Still in the look out. And for a compressor.
by freeridenick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-stroke engine help SORTED
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: 2-stroke engine help

I finally got round to looking at the saw today. The filter was indeed in a horrid state so that got a good clean. The carb came off for a thorough clean too. The diaphragm was in good condition and nothing looked blocked. Plug gap was fine and a nice light brown colour, it also turned over easily e...
by freeridenick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: track day
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: track day

You'll be fine. Treat it like a ride on your favourite back roads, relax and enjoy. :thumbup:
by freeridenick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My first racing experience
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: My first racing experience

I doubt I'll be getting any lap records but the magic sub-60 second lap is a target. I've neer thought of the 'Storm as a big bike but it certainly felt it trying to chuck it around. That might have had something to to with being tense as wombles though. Looking at my race times it makes a huge diff...
by freeridenick
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My first racing experience
Replies: 8
Views: 157

My first racing experience

As requested by Al, my full race report - one fall, two submissions but no knockouts - is below: Where, when and with whom: Three sisters, Sunday just gone, Preston and District Motorcyle Club. Qualifying for each class and two races per class meant two qualifying sessions and four races in a day. 5...
by freeridenick
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ID Parade No.21
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: ID Parade No.21

Have you not packed this in yet :roll:.

That pretend motorcycle rider thing that was part of a shite song way back?
by freeridenick
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: test ride
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: test ride

It can be temping to spend more even for just a few weeks. I'm looking at a VFR 800 circa two grand but a trip to my local Suzuki dealer has me thinking about something newer. They're looking to sell their DL1000 demonstrater. 500 miles, serviced and warranty etc, etc. Around £8k was their starting ...
by freeridenick
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18925
Views: 669567

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

Rode it in its first race meeting. One fall, two submissions but no knockouts. Result.
by freeridenick
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: a bit of spondoness.
Replies: 946
Views: 53309

Re: a bit of spondoness.

Same as KermitLeFrog said. Tuck it away out of sight but safe and dry then buy a VFR. I'll likely have one for sale in September :wink:

Bicycle is the other solution. They never go wrong and you'd be a proper good climber once your thighs have filled out.
by freeridenick
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: CV carb operation
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: CV carb operation

But then the later Varadero had FI (too small to transfer to a Storm) so it's not as though Honda couldn't do it at the price... Back then FI wasn't very smooth, so the transition from closed to open throttle would have been interesting, with the torque available low down. Perhaps it's a simple cas...
by freeridenick
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Jetting recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Jetting recommendations

I agree, those mains are too big. Supporting Tony.mon I'm running Keihin165/168 front/rear but my engine is closer to his than yours. Try going back to stock with the jetting.
by freeridenick
Thu May 30, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: CV carb operation
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: CV carb operation

The throttle doesn't act on the slide directly so it doesn't matter how open the butterflies are (throttle action). The slide is operated by the suction created by the engine - low revs equals low suction through the carb and the slide doesn't open much. When you're up around 10k rpm there's bucket ...
by freeridenick
Thu May 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: JE high comp noise
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: JE high comp noise

VT1000r wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Do you have the JE piston installed if so how is the difference for you on top end?
Yes but I can't tell you what difference they made as they were part of a whole host of other changes. Good to hear you sorted your fueling issue.