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Everything posted by Kimjon

  1. Redid my headlight mount. Longer, sexier and has a step in it to index the parts so nothing can rotate by itself under any vibration. Small things, but keeping me occupied.
  2. Okay, my first attempt at installing a remote oil filter/cooler was in risk of getting a friendly love slap from the drive belt. It looked okay and ticked most boxes, but its placement put the hoses way to close to the rear in pretty much on it with only 5mm gap, so on deceleration it could slap the oil lines, which would not be good. So I made V1.2: But I wasn't in love with it. It seemed a bit back to front to me. Plus the aluminum was a bit thin and I wasn't too sure about its resistance to fatiguing? So on to V1.3: And I'm calling it a win. It now has the maximum amount of clearance required and still sits outside of the frame, so when I dump the wont spill all over the nice bits. Here's V1.0 and 1.2 about to be archived:
  3. Ebay brakes arrived, less than a week for delivery door to door! I can practically feel the Corona on it. But, I fucked up and it doesn't just bolt on as I hoped. So I have choices to make: 1) make new mounts Or 2) mix and match parts from the new one to fix up an old one with the right hole spacing, but has fucked internals. Yip, option 2 appealed more to me...done! Has brakes, will stop.
  4. Yip, they like to suck still air. There's a lot of science that I have no idea about - but basically if you have a smaller intake hole in the air box than the carburetor has it creates a flux capacitor effect where the pixies get high and it enables time travel?
  5. Yip. My kids only use it when other kids are here. Otherwise it's hard to pry them away from Tik Tok...
  6. DIY air box, so CV carburetor can run in a slight vacuum. Yes, yes that is a fuel tank off a kids pocket bike...but fuck, what a difference it makes! I'm being a pussy, as I'm starting to totally destroy my lawn. It's a lot bumpier than it looks, gets pretty sketchy in a few places, so not wanting to add to the health service burden, I'm taking it easy to remain unharmed.
  7. That's all that is good! Perfectly made and will provide hours of entertainment.
  8. Hahaha...I'm not even sure if the cam opens the valves half the time. It's such a rattly pile of shit. But does skids on the lawn, so it's a keeper.
  9. DR200 Suzuki. It's not going to set the world on fire...but I only have a small area to ride it around, so it gives me a smile.
  10. Bit of work done today on this crappy old gokart. To be just keeps going and going, despite all of the abuse it receives, so I have a love/hate relationship with it. Anyways: Electric start all sorted. Push button...Brom brommmm.... Then: Much nicer exhaust on it than before. It still vibrates and rattles like buggery...but better than it was. I've added a support bracket (not pictured).
  11. Did the other side, but I don't think it really needed doing...gaskets looked okay. But at least that's one thing to not worry about eh?
  12. Solving a truly 1st world problem, cup holders (lack of). Not totally in love with it. Mainly the fact the radio and temperature gauge was already there, but I never would've put it there...but because it is, it may as well stay. Additional ugliness of the cup holders...mmmm...not sure. Will slap it in and remove later if it really annoys me?
  13. My head hurts... I'm sure I can work through this one step at a time. But right now, my heads not in the game...can't be fucked...
  14. Anyone with kids will appreciate that half your life is spent cleaning or fixing the path of destruction they leave in their wake. Apparently the towel holder isn't rated for climbing on...go figure eh!!! Nothing some serious over engineering can't fix though. And finally
  15. Installed a fully programmable electronic ignition system. It has a myriad of torque curves to choose from already pre mapped in the system. Just select your parts and riding style and compare with the selection on offer and dial it in. Had to install a new rotor behind it, then this just popped in. I put timing in the middle and will fiddle with it later. Timing cover back on, looking sweet! I've got a big lumpy cam in this motor, so may take a bit of trial and error to find the right ignition program...but I'm not going to over think it right now.
  16. Knife made from circular saw blade. So sharp it'll "Cut ya just lookin at it"
  17. Clutches sorted, first test on ridiculously big sleeves.'ll do skids! Will make a world of difference going to small diameter sleeves (think trying to start off in 3rd gear Vs 1st gear in a car). And some brakes would be nice too.
  18. If I wasn't a brokearse...
  19. Tig welding like a boss! Doing this because everything shifted over by fucking around with the wheel spacers to centre the rear end perfectly. Unfortunately my fender strut had to shrink a bit. So I cut and welded it with the tig. I'll get it chromed again. Bit sad, as I made these 4 years ago and was quite proud of how they turned out. Back then I arc welded them. Clearance for spinning bits is now all mint! Brake tab is perfectly positioned thanks to my new hub and rotor centric spacer block I made yesterday. Fender sitting just right. Needs a little hammer and dolly love...but good enough for now. Stoked!!!
  20. New clutches installed. Probably should have checked these before putting it all together, but when using secondhand stuff there's a lot of unknowns. Much better now. Has scary mid range powerband. Should be awesome for drifting...
  21. Those machine screws offended me so much, I hunted through every container of random bolts I have until finally finding some 6/88875" or whatever the fuck they are cap head screws. Thank fuck for that.
  22. No fucking around then... First thing I noticed was cheap Philips head machine screws. Wtf...who does that. You would think there's something in here that would fit. But no, not only are they cheap shitty Philips heads, they are cheap shitty god dam imperial Philips heads...cunts! Fuck you America...fuck you and you cunty perseverance with an antiquated measurement system... Anyways, rant over. And installation was reasonably straightforward. I had to drill out the shoulder on one of the cable bosses to get it to fit, but other than that it basically bolted on like you'd expect it too. Looks okay, probably preferred the brown grips? But not losing sleep over it.