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  1. There is also a difference in field servicable and crimped fitting type AN hose. The crimp type hose will assemble fine with the screw together fittings but will pop off or leak well under rated pressure. Thats with speedflow stuff.
  2. New recorded top speed, was humming along perfectly then the new drive belt exploded so now on my 4th belt. Theres more in it i suspect after it maxes out the torque converters overdrive and engine winds out the belt slips cooks itself and unraveled.
  3. Thinking about making the top of frame open around engine as the vtwin once all polished up will be a real feature. Plan in my head is to brace the front an rear of frame to engine mounts so the engine becomes a semi stressed part of the structure, will replace the bottom tubes with something meaty like 25mm box section as that'll help with getting everything flat for mounting. Decided to shove engine forward too for minimum wheelies max wheel spin. Got eye out for a set of extra wide go kart rear wheels. Have found a blank 520 sprocket too which sorts the rear axle, big chain i
  4. Give a toothbrush a go with some more alcohol. Failing that try some cutting (for paint) compound with the toothbrush if it doesn't get it off it'll be really clean.
  5. Needed some motorvation to get this going though haven't had a great deal of luck finding a wiring loom diagram that matches up to the colours on this loom, off by miles! Brain fart occurs today just hotwire the CDI and jumper lead direct to the starter. 2-3 attempts and it runs well no exhaust or airbox so the carb isn't 100% on point but it runs on 2 and revs quite well. First run ever for this engine. Whoop motivation! Time to order more parts now i have an engine that will move something.
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    True, yeah my mix is just a clear base nothing else apart from the 30g of pigment. What colour would you recommend under as a base over the primer Black? silver? Its going on a bike frame so ill just keep hosing it on till its even, wanting depth so was going to go dark base with 2-3 clear coats. Sound right?
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    Yeah some shit i bought ages ago when i was doing custom painted furniture its an automotive product. I used to do crazy pearl coffee tables and stuff seemed to work well getting particles onto objects. Probably doing it wrong but its cheap enough to learn with again (been 20 years since ive painted anything other than buildings) Im actually a trade qualified vehicle restorer......
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    Let's shop together on AliExpress with new user coupons Your NZ$ 1.46 in coupons are here! https://a.aliexpress.com/_mKjLod1 Appears you get a discount... my only advice is upgrade postage or it'll get lost 3rd attempt, bought 3 vials of 10g to give enough for a litre.
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    Playing around with aliexpress pigment $1 a gram to my door for chameleon Always wanted it as a teenager going to hose my scooter with it with a black base. Not as trendy these days but should look sweet. 1 litre owes me about $50.
  10. Not much to report but am happy with how it looks (placement of things) runs and rides, so will blow it apart soon and paint it one colour. Heres the colour i homebrewed 30g of blue/purple/green chameleon pigment in a litre of lacquer. Pops like fuck in sun!
  11. You can get isopropyl alcohol fairly easily might be a good option has good evaporation qualities which is what gives the cooling effect.
  12. Holy shit bolt a barra in and do 4wd donuts! The cab is quite funky would make a cool ute if you shortened the chassis several meters.
  13. Sweet, front guard mounted via the easiest brackets ever only stupid if they dont work right? Solid as fuck too. No more rocks in the throat which surprisingly was a real problem before. Also fitted an aliexpress dual led headlight can report its really fucking bright and ive been out in dark clocking up k's.
  14. All good as is 5a protects wiring 2a protects your device. Bang it in.
  15. My dad all 66 years old of him had his first ride on it this weekend..... from home he headed 3 ks up road to a strip of road thats 3 ks long and dead straight from 3ks away we could hear him going flat out then turn around and do it the other way. He hopped of absolutely beaming it really made his day.
  16. Found this front mudguard on side of motorway haha its a good fit in forks and over the wheel but theres not a whole lot to mount it too. Best thing i can come up with is to bolt some flat bar to the guard mounts and hose clamp to the forks..... more i think about the better it gets as easy and will have some give should it suck up a rock. Will need a guard over back wheel now too as ive got burnt rubber all up the back of my leather jacket and helmet. When engine was further back the back of engine caught it all.
  17. Took this for a really good ride around 25-30 minutes think my stash of E85 has gone stale though as it goes like stink off line and falls on its face around 4000rpm like its fuel starving. Plugs tell a different story as theyre perfect. Will get drain tank and try some fresh 98 and wind the jet in (SU LIFE!) the carb has enough adjustment to swing through anything i throw in it. Small win my mrs who is staunchly anti motorcycle has had a zip around our very quiet subdivision and can absolutely see what all the fuss is about now. And is now ok with my idea of getting a bike to commu
  18. Hobeca in Auckland do them just got a few sets from them. You'll have to open an account though.
  19. I was on that so damn fast and still missed out. Stumbled on the listing messaged immediately but was getting loaded on a trailer. Be great engine in a GN250 or something as it has so much torque and actually can rev too been the small stroke version. Im looking for a bike to commute on might be next logical step if i can find a decent frame, probably not a hartail though as ive already had a L4 L5 spinal fusion done (my custom performance spine) This thing will always be around just throw another engine on it'll keep living.
  20. Yeah it is, keeps me out of mischief. Plan is to bang an aliexpress cafe racer seat on it now (or make something) No more standing up on it with this round of mods though, hopefully this has just strengthened it all back up and moved the weight back onto the heavier built structures. It is built like a tank though!
  21. Wow that went swimmingly with no interruptions. Engine moved probably 150mm in end it just ended in a great spot can service everything the oil filter is no longer fighting for space with back wheel and the carb is no longer fighting it out with my ass. And the muffler now doesn't extend past the back wheel so it now fits on my trailer again.
  22. Taken today off so thought I'd dig into this a bit chains have been running really noisy and i haven't been able to eye ball them very well with it in one piece. Boom! Many pieces. Ive wanted to flip upside down and check some welds as i built this thing while on morphine after back surgery...... surprisingly only one crack has appeared and its on the engine mount, i only built it to take the 2.5hp motor and the twin has been cantilevered off the back of it so kind of inevitable. While its off I'll fix the crack and brace it back to the jackshaft mount as thats all 25x3 box section a
  23. Tortron Millyard. Convert it to 2 stroke for less valve hassles? About 86% serious, reckon you could do it half the strokes 2x the power.
  24. Ive always found the 3.8 pretty good for a big ish engine. Im getting the good mileage without having to baby it too which is useful as i go through at least 2 tanks a week. Ended up rolling back the last re-flash as it had a flat spot i wasn't happy with. Ive taken to downloading other people's tried an tested BIN files running them for a few days. Now I'll start copying tables from the maps ive tested. Eg: ive got a file that the engine performs perfectly but the trans shifts are a bit doughy so I'll pull that trans tables from another file that i like and merge the 2 to make
  25. @johnnyfive Shes a teenager so has the self preservation thing going for her, scooter is really user friendly now controls are simple being a twist and go. Shes decided burnouts and donuts are the most fun though. And my son can't because his 125 has nobblys so in her mind Shes 1 up on him.
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