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Everything posted by Truenotch

  1. Wow man, it's so much better all the way through! I thought the old line was a torque curve for a while...
  2. Luckily it's a 2 stroke and pulling the top end to bits is a minor job. You might be down on compression which should be fairly obvious once the head and barrel are removed. Have you inspected the variator and belt at all?
  3. Douglas Automotive and Engineering are tops. @Geophy's family have had their vehicles serviced there for years and Vince (owner) is a GC. We randomly met him in the USA and went to Bonneville with him and his son.
  4. Yeah, it’s weird alright. Are they nikasil bores or steel sleeves?
  5. New details up. The next meet is set for Thursday June 20th at Burgerfuel . Link to the facebook event for those who want to share:
  6. Just tear off a corner, jam it under your tongue and wait for an hour or so. If the lagoon starts to look like rainbows, then there's a good chance it's LSD. / do a skid. As others have said, if it's a clutch type LSD (or a viscous for that matter), both wheels should rotate forwards when you spin one side. If the diff is worn out, it should still have some level of grab, but a person on the other side of the vehicle will be able to hold the wheel still. People have mentioned that torsen/helical diffs spin the wheels in opposite directions. It's unlikely that a truck like yours would have a torsen, but there's a test for them too. Jack the rear of the vehicle up, spin the input shaft and try to hold both of the wheels still. If it's torsen, both wheels will spin forwards. This only happens when there's torque/load applied to all three shafts (input and both outputs), if you stop applying torque to one input/output it will unlock.
  7. @mark105 - still got that AMR supercharger?
  8. Oh man, the froth is building already! Time to start working on the bike I guess?
  9. Cabin #1 is full already sorry. (Me, Brent, 10-5, Greg, Kass). There are more cabins the same place - jump in the Speedcocks chat to figure it out. There's at least you, Richard (WankbankA100), @Zeubin in need at the mo.
  10. Cool, I'm booking a fisherman's cabin as we speak. Me and @Archetype are the only two in it so far, but I assume it will get filled up with other speedcocks @64valiant, @Geophy, @mark105, @Beaver, @Zeubin - there's 3 spots left in our cabin. BYO sleeping bag.
  11. Are you guys booking accom at the lodge or the holiday park?
  12. Yeah, don’t bother. See if you can de-coke yours first and look at alternatives later. The old exhaust I had on my FA50 worked well. It was a small car resonator with a cap on each end to step down to the scooter pipe size. It sounded good and performed surprisingly well. Much better than the pocket bike spanny on the other FA we had.
  13. Which ones are you looking at? If it’s a pit bike exhaust, they’re not great. You’ll lose low down torque and possibly never get in “on pipe” (they’re not engineered well at all). You’d be better off with a cleaned out standard pipe.
  14. Don’t give them your money. Pay for the wof check and GTFO.
  15. Good meet, great meat! Here's a few pics from me and a bunch stolen from someone else who attended.
  16. Sounds like a question for @cletus.
  17. Their charge circuits are a bit more sophisticated than a car that only has an alternator and a voltage regulator. LiFePO4 is less volatile than Li ion and less likely to explode if it's exposed to hot conditions or less-ideal charging situations.
  18. A half cage with side intrusion would solve most of the issues.
  19. Cool car. One of the guys from the Manawatu Car Club owned one when he was younger. He ended up putting it into a power pole sideways and it split open like a sardine can. The headlights and tail lights were almost touching. Luckily he walked away from the crash... All he had to do was undo his seatbelt and walk away - no requirement to open the door . I would recommend a rollcage.
  20. Yes, you could, but it wouldn't work as well. LiIon batteries (i.e. 18650s etc) are quite a different formulation to Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) - the Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries work a lot better in automotive environments and can be charged by a charge circuit or any regulated / controlled battery charger.
  21. I'll have to double check, but it's not huge. I think it's rated at about 250cca, but they actually perform much better than a lead acid of the same output, so the CCA ratings can be deceiving.