Author Topic: Its that time of year again  (Read 1824 times)

JOOLZ

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Its that time of year again
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:16:43 AM »
In doors for less than 24 hours and I have already started work. I have shortened the rear mudguard and moved it forward by 4.5cm and repositioned the indicators, thinking of sinking the rear light into the cowl so it is flush and repositioning battery to underneath the swinging arm :)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2019, 06:38:13 PM by JOOLZ »

mthee

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 02:13:46 PM »
Surely the trophies should be in the background of that shot!?

Moto63

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 04:59:38 PM »
Matt, the bikes indoors. As. IN THE HOUSE....What more does a man need. 😁🤣🤘

JOOLZ

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 06:38:39 PM »
No Trophies this year but went to some great bike meets, Still not cold enough to turn on the workshop central heating, but I can hear the kettle boiling so I had better finish this post :)

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 11:34:34 AM »
I thought I would strip the paint off the oil tank, it should look nice polished

mthee

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 10:00:01 PM »
I look forward to seeing the effect on the bike as a whole  8) :P

JOOLZ

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2019, 10:23:10 AM »
I have a new battery for the bike, very small

mthee

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2019, 11:02:56 AM »
Wow! That little battery can crank your special?!

Moto63

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2019, 11:19:11 AM »
That's a very good question Matt, please Joolz more details. That thing certainly is tiny, I've got a li on battery for mine but defo not that small. I assume you're still running an electric starter on your bike? Or is it now kick only?  .. cheers, Michael

JOOLZ

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2019, 11:22:20 AM »
The only way to crank my bike over involves my leg :) The battery is a 0.8 Ah lead acid gel, its only there to provide power at idle to stop the lights dimming
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Moto63

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2019, 11:28:20 AM »
Aahhh... yes that explains it. It's very similar to the one I had on the now demised 😢😢 cafe racer as that too was kick only. Still a very neat little unit tho Joolz 👍... cheers, Michael

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2019, 11:52:53 AM »
Ok, thanks. I thought yours was a high compression engine? Still kickable though? Any idea how small the battery can go to retain the electric start on a standard XBR?

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2019, 01:44:32 PM »
If you bear with me Matt I'll tell you once I get home and measure mine 😁😁👍

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2019, 02:33:31 PM »
Afternoon Matt, having just landed home I've measured the shorai lithium ion battery I've bought for the tracker, which still has an electric boot. The sizes are: length 145mm, width 86mm height 86mm
Not the cheapest thing I've ever purchased but very light in weight and can be placed in any position.
Hope this helps. You just know you NEED one on that special of yours 👍🤘😉... cheers, Michael

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Re: Its that time of year again
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2019, 08:37:26 PM »
Thanks, Michael. I'll add it to the wish list, but keep the cardboard on ice until I've finished whittling everything else down, starting with the loom - the rear brake light sensor is going and it's place being taken by the starter solenoid. I need the reg/rect connector moved back a bit as I think it's resonating against the CB200's much narrower tunnel. I wouldn't mind copying the speedo setup from that SR400 bobber you put up, ie, mounted on the side of the fork.
Lots of ideas bobbing  ::) around in my head, but no cohesive picture of what I want to end up with... hmmm, newbies, eh?!
« Last Edit: October 25, 2019, 08:39:03 PM by mthee »