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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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ZOMG I think my bike is finally ready?

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looks good.... 400 or 600 ?


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Looks nice. If you are wiring for WERA, you missed the front axle. If not, you have way too much stuff wired

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cool how long did the wiring take? I'm dreading the day that I have to safety wire, maybe I'll just stay slow forever so I don't have to.

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Safety wiring for CCS and NESBA is simple.

Three things: Drain Plug, Fill Plug, Oil Filter. Only takes a few minutes a piece.

Wiring for WERA is a total PITA. Plan on a weekend or more and MANY MANY drill bits.

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Fresh sticky rubber and you're ready to rock.

Slap some flat slides on that puppy and she'll wake rite up

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Looks good.... 400 or 600 ?


Tuck the ends of your safety wire away or you will hurt yourself on it.

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It's a 400, and I know I still need to go over some stuff before my first track day like the chain for one, safety wiring of course... probably some other stuff as well.
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Looks nice. If you are wiring for WERA, you missed the front axle. If not, you have way too much stuff wired
All that wiring was Sticky's doing I don't really see a need to take it off though considering it would save me the time if I ever needed to actually do it.

As of now I plan to ride a bit with Nesba this season because it seems a lot of people from here are on there and I could use all the pointers you guys could give.
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how's it running?
The front is drilled and can be wired to the pinch bolt(which is drilled).

it looks happy!

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Fresh sticky rubber and you're ready to rock.

Slap some flat slides on that puppy and she'll wake rite up
Damn... new tires you think? I don't want to rock just yet if it's going to cost more...

And explain these slides you keep talking about, I bet Sticky might've already done this mod but maybe not. I certainly don't need more power just yet, I've taken it around the block a few times testing out the carb settings and it feels damn fast to me coming from my last bike which was a '93 VFR750.
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how's it running?
I got the carbs synched up almost perfectly so that's a plus, but what really gets me at this point is cold-starting... the bike seems easier to start when the choke is disengaged so it leads me to believe my tuning is rather off, it bogs when I open the choke. Really though I think it needs dyno time to know for sure where the a/f is, but besides that when it's warm it really rips I think. Messing around with the pilot screws was a huge PITA, so I just left it where I thought it'd run best and for now I'm happy I guess.

I'd rather ride now and fine-tune later because frankly I might have to choke a bitch if I don't get out pretty soon. I even tried just riding around the neighborhood today, got to the end of the block and turned around because a cop was rolling right toward me. Decided I'd try for a short ride a few minutes later and same deal, another cop rolling down the same street about a block further this time.
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So nice to see that bike get resurrected. Nice work!

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Damn... new tires you think? I don't want to rock just yet if it's going to cost more...

And explain these slides you keep talking about, I bet Sticky might've already done this mod but maybe not. I certainly don't need more power just yet, I've taken it around the block a few times testing out the carb settings and it feels damn fast to me coming from my last bike which was a '93 VFR750.
Different type of carbs. = more $$$$$$ which youre trying to avoid.

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Damn... new tires you think? I don't want to rock just yet if it's going to cost more...

And explain these slides you keep talking about, I bet Sticky might've already done this mod but maybe not. I certainly don't need more power just yet, I've taken it around the block a few times testing out the carb settings and it feels damn fast to me coming from my last bike which was a '93 VFR750.

Your fine with the tires you have on there I ran the same ones for 2 years on my SV. Bridgestones work great and they are cheap.
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Different type of carbs. = more $$$$$$ which youre trying to avoid.
How are they different though?
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How are they different though?
More air + More gas = more power = Flat slide carbs.

If you look at your tires and think for one second you mite need new ones. You do.

How long have those tires been on that machine? Are those the same tires sticky had on when he sold it to you? How long did that bike sit in sticky's garage?

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More air + More gas = more power = Flat slide carbs.

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More air + More gas = more power = Flat slide carbs.

If you look at your tires and think for one second you mite need new ones. You do.

How long have those tires been on that machine? Are those the same tires sticky had on when he sold it to you? How long did that bike sit in sticky's garage?
So they are just bigger carbs with different jetting? Why are they called flat slide? I think the FZR400 carbs are best described as Mikuni downdraft carburetors, but I'm not sure. Carbs are pretty foreign black magic to me at this point.

I actually don't think I need new tires, they have a lot of tread on them and I've kept them on carpet in the garage to avoid any flatspotting. No idea how long they've been on, but I dunno if they look that bad, haven't had any problems with them when I've test-ridden the bike.
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How long have those tires been on that machine? Are those the same tires sticky had on when he sold it to you? How long did that bike sit in sticky's garage?
If memory serves, those tires should be more than fine for a trackday or two. I think Sticky put all of about 3 or 4 sessions on those tires total from new a year or two ago.

I've run MUCH worse at "B" pace for session after session of smiles. To each their own though, and I'm all about fresh rubber. Just saying that last I saw those tires are more than up to the task.

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Vacuum Controlled Carburetor
The throttle grip is connected to a cable. When the rider twists the throttle grip, it pulls the cable, which opens the throttle valve. This increases the vacuum effect, pushing the throttle piston up, and allowing more fuel and air mixture into the engine cylinder. This makes the engine go faster.

Slide Controlled Carburetor
The throttle grip is connected to a cable just like the butterfly controlled carburetor and the vacuum controlled carburetor. But instead of the cable opening a throttle it opens a throttle piston, which lets more fuel and air mixture into the engine cylinder. It also increases the vacuum effect, and typically offers better performance and increased fuel delivery.

"When in doubt, use full throttle. It may not improve your situation, but it will end the suspense."
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Vacuum Controlled Carburetor
The throttle grip is connected to a cable. When the rider twists the throttle grip, it pulls the cable, which opens the throttle valve. This increases the vacuum effect, pushing the throttle piston up, and allowing more fuel and air mixture into the engine cylinder. This makes the engine go faster.

Slide Controlled Carburetor
The throttle grip is connected to a cable just like the butterfly controlled carburetor and the vacuum controlled carburetor. But instead of the cable opening a throttle it opens a throttle piston, which lets more fuel and air mixture into the engine cylinder. It also increases the vacuum effect, and typically offers better performance and increased fuel delivery.
Black magic I say!
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Black magic I say!

me too!

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Yeah, those only have a short track day on them, they still have the nubs in the center of the tires!
The bike was stored with the rear elevated and the front occasionally elevated. They will be fine for a trackday, that bike does not eat tires.


It has stock CV carbs, no flatslides(too much $$$$), that bike is only pipped and jetted, basically stock enginewise-it does have the clutch pushrod upgrade to replace the ball bearing at the end of the rod.(so it doesn't weld in place).

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