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by tony.mon
Sat Jun 15, 2024 12:37 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Turbo Firestorm!
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Turbo Firestorm!

Pipework's not a problem on the dragstrip, which is what I suspect this project started out to be.

Wouldn't work on the street, though.
by tony.mon
Sat Jun 15, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Yesterday…..
Replies: 11
Views: 107

Re: Yesterday…..

St. Ent, the patron saint of chest palpitations.

Glad you're getting the attention you need, and hope it doesn't slow you down too much.
by tony.mon
Thu Jun 13, 2024 9:33 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Removing very corroded fork seal
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Removing very corroded fork seal

Acid remove the rust? Acid or anything corrosive would eat the aluminium alloy a lot more than the rusty steel. Not necessarily. I remove broken bolts or taps from aluminium with battery acid and a battery charger, basically i am anodising the aluminium and the lump of steel gets eaten. No damage t...
by tony.mon
Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 22531
Views: 1970515

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

Sticker tyres. Nearly as good as sticky tyres. Those are probably better for the roads, though.
by tony.mon
Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Removing very corroded fork seal
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: Removing very corroded fork seal

integerspin wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 7:30 pm Acid remove the rust?
Acid or anything corrosive would eat the aluminium alloy a lot more than the rusty steel.
by tony.mon
Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: VTR Rebuild Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: VTR Rebuild Questions

Fitting carbs first might be possible, but routing the coolant pipes afterwards would be very tricky- same with the harness. You can certainly fit the head to carb rubbers before installing the engine, but tbh fitting the carbs is simple and quick- just push them on and tighten the clamps. So I'm no...
by tony.mon
Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:36 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: wsbk R4
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: wsbk R4

Sky box set, cheers, Mac
by tony.mon
Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Speed limiter?
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Speed limiter?

Yes, that's exactly my point. All years of the VTR 1000f models did not produce more than 100bhp as standard. I can't help you with where the ECU gets it's speed signal, but in the absence of wheel-speed strobe wheels it would have to be the speedo sensor, wouldn't it? The sensor is on the top of th...
by tony.mon
Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Speed limiter?
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Speed limiter?

Why do you think top speed is limited? What speed does yours "stop" at?
If your ECU is limited somehow (I've never heard of this before) then simply swap it for an ECU from a country where there aren't any restrictions.
by tony.mon
Tue Jun 04, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Just realised
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Just realised

You can fit bars with a rise. Woodcraft 3" rise works well with blade forks.
But if you want it to look original (don't know why you would, the blade usd front end is much better) then you'll easily find someone in here who will swap their standard front end for yours.
by tony.mon
Tue Jun 04, 2024 10:56 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Speed limiter?
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: Speed limiter?

I do not think the ECU is different for markets where output is limited.
Usually it's just a restriction in the carb mounting rubbers on the engine side, and maybe a few jetting changes.

Pull the carbs off. If you can see the restrictor, buy some UK rubbers and fit those.
by tony.mon
Mon Jun 03, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: From 107 to 128
Replies: 374
Views: 118480

Re: From 107 to 128

Always a good moment when you find out whether all the hard work (and money) was worth it.
Well done so far, but I don't think you'll ever be truly finished, because each iteration opens the door to the next modification.
Looks very nice.
by tony.mon
Sun Jun 02, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Tachometer rests at 1500 rpm
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Tachometer rests at 1500 rpm

Im assuming that when it's running, it behaves normally? When you lift the revs a little over tickover does it sit at 1700 or 3200? If the latter, then the needle has moved in it's shaft. If not, I'd guess that there is a mechanical reason, something blocking it being able to return to zero. Take it...
by tony.mon
Thu May 30, 2024 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday MacV2
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Happy birthday MacV2

Happy birthday, Mac. :beer: :Beer Popcorn: You can now officially make grunting noises when you sit down or stand up. Just six more years to go now until the state pension kicks in! (Unless Labour move the goalposts after the election). Tip of the day: buy yourself a bicycle or some skis. That way, ...