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by Twitchy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 19175
Views: 732323

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

Posted this in my build thread, but no responses yet... So going back to my post in July 2015; I measured the diaphragm springs after reading that DJ use a much shorter spring. The springs in the carbs are give or take 300mm (12"), the brand new units from Honda are 270mm (10 3/4ish"). I have taken ...
by Twitchy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 16/41 sprockets going up two rear
Replies: 22
Views: 2069

Re: 16/41 sprockets going up two rear

I have been on 16/43 for a while. I changed when I was using the Storm as a commuter, I figured quicker takeoffs etc suited shorter gearing. Now I don't ride so much, more highways and outback, I could probably go back to standard. An excellent site is https://www.gearingcommander.com/ to see what e...
by Twitchy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Your Projects
Topic: VTR Down Under
Replies: 196
Views: 20828

Re: VTR Down Under

So going back to my post in July 2015; I measured the diaphragm springs after reading that DJ use a much shorter spring. The springs in the carbs are give or take 300mm (12"), the brand new units from Honda are 270mm (10 3/4ish"). I have taken delivery of a US spec DJ kit - 1185.002, and the springs...
by Twitchy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Powerbronze tail tidy-undertray
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: Powerbronze tail tidy-undertray

Hi Tony, thanks. I was thinking about it at work today and came up with the same solution. Getting frustrated lately as I have a VTR in pieces, little time to play shed time, and spring is 2 days away... When I started to look at the undertray last night, its been so long since I had quality shed ti...
by Twitchy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Powerbronze tail tidy-undertray
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: Powerbronze tail tidy-undertray

A nice little grave dig, but I would like some assistance from those who have fitted an undertray. I have taken delivery of a Powerbronze unit, and I have hit a wall regarding fitment when it comes to the lock. The hole in the undertray is a perfect fit for the lock barrel, but obviously adding anot...
by Twitchy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stalling weirdness
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Stalling weirdness

Not sure if I'm barking up the wrong tree, but I used to have clunk/die and cut out issues when stopped at the lights or idling too long. Incidentally the Idle Drop Procedure never worked for me. Dropped pilot jet down 1 size, now I rarely get clunk/die/fart thing, and the Idle Drop Procedure works!
by Twitchy
Sat May 26, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Separate exhaust pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Separate exhaust pipes

probably something with exhaust scavenging. The scavenging is actually the negative pressure wave moving back up the pipe from the point the pipe gets bigger – the collector (or x piece). The wave arriving at the valve during the valve overlap period is where the scavenging takes place. However it ...
by Twitchy
Sat May 26, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Front page news
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Front page news

No way making light of a potentially deadly scenario, but just had to share the front page of todays (Saturday) newspaper;

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by Twitchy
Sun May 20, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Separate exhaust pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Separate exhaust pipes

So I was shooting the breeze with a mate on the weekend, comparing notes (he has a TL1000S - I think he likes my VTR and wants one but doesn't want to copy), and the idea of the exhaust pipes being split into 2 totally separate and individual systems. Has anyone ever come across this or thought abou...
by Twitchy
Sun May 20, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: What epoxy for carb slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 2749

Re: What epoxy for carb slide?

Bit of thread resurrection, but its my thread so its ok 8) With regard to the OP, I did source some Plastex earlier this year, and I have done a test with some airbox offcuts. Now the airbox is PP-MD30 (which I found out is polypropylene with 30% mineral powder filler), and the Plastex remains flexi...
by Twitchy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Your Projects
Topic: VTR Down Under
Replies: 196
Views: 20828

Re: VTR Down Under

What's not to like about the MT09 out of interest :?: Chris. Hi Chris, people will think I 'm stupid letting it go because it really is the perfect bike for 95% of the time. Having slightly shorter wheelbase and more aggressive geometry at the front, this bike is ridiculously manoeuvrable & flickab...
by Twitchy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Items For Sale
Topic: Ebay Finds (unusal/cheap/rare/or just good value)
Replies: 5515
Views: 281958

Re: Ebay Finds (unusal/cheap/rare/or just good value)

Not eBay but jauce, Moriwaki engine, stage 2 cams, high comp pistons, some port work and 8000km. Starting bid about AUD$1000. So tempted....
https://www.jauce.com/auction/255028049
by Twitchy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Your Projects
Topic: VTR Down Under
Replies: 196
Views: 20828

Re: VTR Down Under

So while I haven't been active much lately, doesn't mean I have been totally idle. I have purchased and installed a pair of H Power velocity stacks. Holy sh!t these are a work of art, it is such a shame to hide these away in the airbox! I am still playing with the jetting on these, still not quite t...
by Twitchy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Hello from WA
Replies: 18
Views: 2274

Re: Hello from WA

GDay Dave, from Carine WA. Got any comment on the VTR radiators/your knees on a hot WA afternoon tootling around? Chris. Yep.... don't stop :wink: Kevlar jeans and black perforated leather jacket are just the ticket for the WA summers, but I don't go into the city, and my journey to work is mainly ...
by Twitchy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Your Projects
Topic: VTR Down Under
Replies: 196
Views: 20828

Re: VTR Down Under

G'day Chris, PM sent.