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« Reply #585 on: August 17, 2011, 09:52:49 PM »
Got new plugs through post. Just put em in. WOW. What a difference. First touch of button startup, hot starts fine now too unlike before. Crisp throttle and oil mist out of turbo reduced even more. Must have been some unburnt fuel in cyclinders too. Holding throttle at 1/2 revs even theres next to sod all coming out of exhaust and I'll be riding at below that most of time. Sorted. Revved bike a lot and ran it in shed for 10 mins. When turned off there was a very light film of oil on inside of exhaust and that was it. Sort of a greasy food finger residue on surface (i.e. sod all). No black oil like before so well chuffed with that.

Tickover jumped up to 2500 revs tho. lol. Wound out adjuster on side of carbs but not making much difference. Took carbs off several times and fitted a stronger return spring, etc but no difference. On about the 4th stripdown I found the problem. Carb balance adjusters miles out so cylinders 1&2 had theyre butterflys open by 0.5mm or so at tickover therefore raising revs. Balanced carbs by hand using gaps trick. I?ll borrow vacuum gauges when get a chance, but tickover rock solid at 1000 rpm or so, so not far off.

Started it bout 20 times though when out there n firing up straight off button hot or cold. Also wound out idle mixture screws some 6 turns over stock to richen it up on tickover after reading setup tips on OSS. Firing up lot easier as a result so deffo helped.

TEST RUN????

Sunny-ish this afternoon after work. Few damp patches n puddles about but not too bad compared to storms of last few days. Wasn?t about to waste opportunity.

Took it a few miles to the bridge/causeway as only straight bit of open tarmac for miles. Opened it up and built to 3psi of boost by 1/3 revs or so real easy and smooth. Wouldn?t go beyond that though. Sat rock steady at about 3psi from less than ? revs to max revs. Slight flat spot in carburetion when tried to build boost in too high a gear at like 30mph but pulls through it. Flat spot not noticeable though if in right gear. Just wanted to see what it would do if tried it. Lol.

I set the wastegate up originally very roughly when was rebuilding the turbo using my airbrush compressor to get it opening early and being fully open at 7 psi roughly. Obviously that doesn?t equate once up n running due to pressure drop through intercooler n all the pipework, etc. Looks like I need to wind the wastegate adjuster out couple turns at a time till hitting my 7psi of boost. Building boost at low revs easy though so no reason to doubt it. Bit of adjustment is all really.

Other than that engines running at ok temp, no leaks. Bit fookin loud till get up the gears a bit. Might make up some small baffle plates to stick in exhaust to take the edge off it.

Apart from that its all fine. Front brakes surprisingly good compared to 1st generation bandits, but bit bigger piston size. Bike came with brand new discs and sintered pads though which probably helps. Lol. Back brake kinda useless due to length of swingarm as no weight on it. Locks up real easy!

Handles alright too. Cant throw it around like my Harris, but not too bad. Just a slight adjustment of riding style really. Rides fine. Got my Harris there for corner carving anyway as bandits a straight line tool.

Some of looks I got off folk on pavement and in cars coming other way was classic. Don?t think they knew what to think. Just sort of stood there with jaws open. Lol.

Gradual upping of boost is all really. Going to brace up numberplate bracket a bit to make it a bit stronger as flexed a fair bit when got up to speed. Apart from that really though I think I?m ready for booking MOT n getting some miles in. Carry a spanner with me till got boost level set right. :lol:

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« Reply #586 on: August 17, 2011, 10:35:07 PM »
nice work jon,looks like youre all ready to go buddy :wink:
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« Reply #587 on: September 03, 2011, 11:55:50 AM »
Well had my photoshoot on Thursday. Just around about my house same as last few features. Stunning scenery so handy as a backdrop.

Took about 2 hours to get the photos taken, but the sun came out as soon as Simon Everett arrived and started raining as soon as he left so got lucky with the weather. Big thanks to Claire for doing the modeling for me. Poor lass was frozen solid by time we got done. She hadn?t done bike photoshoots before, as done clothes/catalogues/tv work before, but tried her best and the photos should look good I reckon as did a lot of poses n angles with her and bike and bike on its own, etc. Only one or two riding shots with me on it thankfully as I hate being in front of camera. Besides Claire is a lot better looking than me on the bike. Lol.

Getting some photos on cd of the photoshoot, so I?ll stick up a couple of pics on here when get the ok from MDM. He might want to hold them back till feature comes out, but might be able to stick up a couple teaser photos before then for you all. Failing that you?ll all have to keep buying Streetfighters magazine and wait for the feature. Lol.

Going to book the mot as soon as I can and get her on the road properly. All insured and ready to go though. Turned the boost up couple of turns the other day and running/boosting fine at moment. Just need some road space to stretch its legs a bit. Run up town to mot station will be good test run though.

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« Reply #588 on: September 03, 2011, 03:30:27 PM »
cool mate cant wait to see the photo's
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« Reply #589 on: September 03, 2011, 03:39:20 PM »
Neither can I bud. I'll be checking the backgrounds of the pics for annoyed looking locals staring. lol.

Had a few of them during photoshoot peeping out of windows or just driving past shaking theyre heads. Muwhahahahaha.

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« Reply #590 on: September 03, 2011, 03:48:46 PM »
Nice one Jon...Look forward to seeing the pics:nodyes:
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« Reply #591 on: September 03, 2011, 07:42:34 PM »
nice one jon you aint the only one waiting to see the pics mate :nodyes:
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