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Old 08-31-2011, 12:12 PM   #41
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Bring it to Z's tonight, we'd love to see it!

The filters look good, but you need those new air filter/frame slider combo units!?!
It's funny. I forgot my disk lock one time.Rolled about 1 1/2' and right on my side, still seated. Didn't even have a chance to put a foot down. It landed right on the filters ( not the old ones in that pic) oval K&N's, smushed it but saved the rest of it. Was at a dead stop, disk lock will do that.
Never laughed so hard.

But that's what I was thinking, looks like sliders.
Not sure if I can make it tonight. Not sure if I'll make it to the end of the day.Beat.

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Old 08-31-2011, 03:26 PM   #42
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Ok, I'll try to get down to Z's. I didn't know I'd been there before. Shows how often I look at the sign over the place I'm eating.

Time?
I'll be home at about 5:30.

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Old 08-31-2011, 07:05 PM   #43
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Made it down there (Z's).
Didn't see anyone there, but the fish and chips were great.
I was there 6ish to 7ish.
Maybe next time?

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:49 AM   #44
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Sorry, we usually meet at about 7:30, must have just missed you. Bummer! I wanted to see that thing! Check the Z's thread in Westside, maybe next week?

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:59 AM   #45
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Sorry, we usually meet at about 7:30, must have just missed you. Bummer! I wanted to see that thing! Check the Z's thread in Westside, maybe next week?
I thought that was the case. It's okay, the girl and I were just about done anyway. I worked a few late nights to get the 500 going. I got up at 3:30 am that day to get both bikes to a show and shine so I didn't have too much longer before I passed out anyway.
Next week will be better.
At least the bike ran good. Runs good off idle anyway. I think I have a pilot jet or two plugged. It's hard to get it off idle. Figure all most 4 yrs of setting, bound to have a few issues. Like the leaky chamber gasket. Had to remove one to replace the battery and didn't have a replacement on hand.
It needs lots of little details taken care of. Guess that's the only thing winter is for?

Okay, 7:30 then. See if I can't get my dumb ass down there next week.
I should be up at Taco Time 196th Lynnwood for a bit Friday and maybe
McD's on HWY 9 Clear View Sat evening.
Any Body that likes cool cars should be there.

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Old 09-03-2011, 08:51 AM   #46
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr, 00 VFR800f
Talking Test and tune, getting better everyday.
I replaced the exhaust gasket and picked up some spares. Took it home and pulled the carbs apart. As I suspected, I had two pulled pilot jets. Got them cleared out. It runs great.

It's been so long sense I've been on this thing, I think I forgot how to slip a clutch?

This is a strange bike to ride. It's so small and light. Shows me just how bad my Black Bike handles. Much harder to tell how fast you're going. My speed o's battery is dead, so I have no reference point. This is nothing like your modern fuel injected bike, you need to be more in-tune with. It will turn so quickly you need to pay attention. At 300lbs dry and I tried to put everything as close to the CG as possible, it takes no effort at all to get it to move. This thing is so much better than I am.

What a blast to ride. Even old dudes turn their head to see what the hell is that noise coming down the street? Had four guys at the golf course stop what they were doing to turn and look. Kinda funny. Strange to stop at a light and look around and see how many people are starring at me. Some are like WTF?, oh man that stinks and roll up the window.
It's F'ing great.
It's not like the Black Bike, they just look at that like I'm some sort of nut on another rat mad max bike from hell. But this NSR looks mostly stock so they can't fiuger it out.
Bragging? Maybe. Padding myself n the back for building a great bike?, maybe. Just like a kid with a new toy that none of your friends can have.
He he he.

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Old 06-10-2012, 08:08 AM   #47
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr, 00 VFR800f
So I'm back at it again.
This old thing is getting new rubber FINALLY!! I was a little worried about changing the front. I did want to eff up that front wheel. But it went on fairly easy.





I'll be taking the rotors out to Tom and have checked. The pads we used didn't bed in properly and he has a new compound made up just for Alum Silicon Carbide composite rotors.







I want to get the oil-injection put back on. When I was looking for parts for my old pocket bike. I ran across these little fuel tanks. They are about 5" X 4" and about 4" tall. They don't hold much but I thought two of those would work great for oil reservoirs?
I could put one either side of the head light inside the fairing.



I could "Y" em together so I only have to fill one.
The problem has always been, where do I put the oil container? Under the fuel tank? Then how to fill it? So I think this is a nice option and cheep too. The little tanks only cost $10 each. They have a nice little screw on cap and an outlet right at the bottom.
I'm going to make a cardboard template box and see how it fits.

Oil injection is sooo much nicer than mixing at the pump. The oil last a lot longer and it runs cleaner. I have to mix about 50-1 because it starts dripping out all over if I mix any richer. The pump varies between 32-1 and 100-1. I get worried about running it hard on the mix I use. It does build up over a few tanks because I all ways put that last little shot in.
This bike is a gooey mess so I think the mix is OK for how I ride it.
Butttt, new tires, better brakes and who knows. maybe I can get it out and rip it up once in a while.

I guess I'll be get one of these too.



More later.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:58 AM   #48
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr, 00 VFR800f
Done, again.
Ok so I finally got the new windscreen.
So here's the update; Changed the trans oil, cleaned/oiled the K&N's, wet sanded the rotors, replaced the windscreen, fresh rubber and did some adjusting of the front fender and upper fairing support.

Two strokes are effin dirty>>

! guess I forgot to get a pic with it all cleaned up? Screw it!

I thought it was two stroke oil getting everywhere, it is but it was coming from places it shouldn't. This is what I found>>>

It was dripping from that bolt and making a mess.

I cleaned the rotors. I wet sanded them with 500gt and used alcohol for the liquid. Thought it might help pull some of that crap off. I tried 60gt and believe it or not, they would not even scratch. I broke the tip of a razer blade trying to scratch that shit. Carbide and ceramic doesn't scratch easily.
I needed to get the pad transfer off because at some point it got contaminated? So they had an annoying pulsation. I'll have to get some sleep and go see if they are any better.
Just the wrong pads is all. I just don't have the cash fro new ones today.
They do look and feel (finger feel) better.>>


And all ready to go.>>



The new screen>>

I know it's a mess. Should see the other side of the garage.

I guess I ordered the "dark smoke" this time. I think it was cheaper or something. It's effin dark. I don't tuck in that low anyway. I always peek right above the edge.>>


I did pick up a 08 Suzuki radial mount master cylinder and some nice fold away levers the other day. Be nice to get rid of that early 90's stuff.

Still looking for that 2006-2012 clutch perch for a 600/750 GSXR.
I don't know how I feel about gold levers. Maybe I'll paint em black?


Anyway. That's all for now. I've been up all night and feelin a little stupid.

See ya all at the Backfire today...ah shit, it's going to be a long day!

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:56 PM   #49
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Oh hey I sold the Master cyl and those Gold levers, So don't worry about having to paint them... Just cause I love you

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:31 AM   #50
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few new (used) parts.
Picked up a few newer or usered parts.
I always wanted to up-grade the front brake components. It basically has mid 90's Suzuki GSXR parts except the rotors. Not much I can do about the calipers unless I found a set of old Brembo bolt-ons. The rotors are 340mm and it has custom billet adapters. So to swap out the calipers I need something that bolts on the stock fork leg.
I know Blah blah blah....
So I picked up a late model Suzuki radial mount master and some nice adjustable leavers. I'm not fond of the gold so if I can't remove to color? I'll have to paint em black.
Most of you don't know just how good the newer master cylinders work till you've had an old one. I think it's worth the effort to swap it out just for the bleeder on top the cylinder!

If you pull on this old one and look close, you can actually see it flex. It's miner, but it will move because the leverage is in such a way that it leavers on the bar clamp. The radial mounts put more load into cylinder and needs less movement. I know the OEM units are not as good as say a high-end Brembo, but hey it was cheep. I can't go straight to "nice". I have to go from "garbage"(90's) to "crap"(2K's OEM), then maybe one day I can reach for "nice"(Brembo).


I'll be replacing this old stuff. The brake lines are pretty good. I'll use the same reservoir. It's a clutch res. I see no need to carry as much fluid as a large res holds.>>>




The new..er used parts. I'm on a tight budget so if I can come across some good stuff for dirt cheep, I get all giggly.>>>



Picked up the clutch perch off Ebay for $18 shipped free. I'm still using the stock NSR perch and the new leaver wont fit it.


So that's about it for now.
I know most couldn't give a shit less what I'm doing with this thing, but for the few that do fallow, I'll update here and there.

Have a nice time riding your clunky ol 4 strokes!


P.S. Thanks Mikey for not trading my fancy new parts for a pack of smokes.
Love ya brother!

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Old 08-28-2012, 06:38 AM   #51
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The reason brake reservoirs hold more fluid is twofold.

First, it has a bigger piston in the master cylinder to move more fluid. Have to pressurize two calipers instead of one slave cylinder.

Second, as the pads wear, it takes more fluid to fill the caliper as the pistons move out. If you are diligent about keeping the reservoir filled and checking it often you should be fine.

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:16 AM   #52
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The reason brake reservoirs hold more fluid is twofold.

First, it has a bigger piston in the master cylinder to move more fluid. Have to pressurize two calipers instead of one slave cylinder.

Second, as the pads wear, it takes more fluid to fill the caliper as the pistons move out. If you are diligent about keeping the reservoir filled and checking it often you should be fine.
Oh yea, I know that. I check that sort of thing all the time.

I know, they give you enough fluid to completely use up the pads without a refill. Least it seams that way.

See what I did for the rear? Just the hoes. I didn't have a places to mount a res. Just need to look at it now and then. Looks very racy. Think I saw that on a GP bike at some point?



Even with just a length of tubing I can still bleed it three times before filling the little hose.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #53
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Add a couple of things.
I finally got around putting the different leavers, newer style master cylinder and Suzuki clutch perch.
Had to make quite a few adjustments to the clip-ons, switch gear and the clutch perch adjuster stay. It has after market clip-ons with the removable bars so they have some parts in the way.

They stick out like a......I don't know what. Besides the RK gold chain there is nothing else gold on this bike.


When I bleed air out, I run a small tube back to the Res and keep pumping.
It's all fresh fluid so no need to waist it. Think I may need to bleed the banjo bolt?



The brake leaver had some scuffs on it already but the clutch in like new.
I may paint them Black.


Had to do a little fiddling to get the perch in the right spot. The screw that holds the adjuster stay was too tall and hit the clip-on. I found a flatter one and reshaped the spring stay.
Not sure if you can tell from the pic?


Hard to tell in the pic but in 3D they are very bright and noticeable.


I'll check it in the morning and bleed that banjo. Pretty dam hard to get air out of that bolt. Once all the air is out of the rest of the master. The only air left is in and around the bolt and crush washers. Just rap it real good with paper towels, pump up some pressure and crack it lose. Do that two or three times and it should be good.


P.S. If you want to know what the roll of tape is all about? It was just to hold the towel in place.
The Res was/is rapped with paper towels and I cut a small hole in a shop rag to protect the rest.
I had no drips, spills or anything......till the effin holes fell off the bleeder and dumped fluid down the inside of the lower! The zip-tie didn't hold well enough. I hate brake fluid, nasty stuff.

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Old 09-05-2012, 03:04 AM   #54
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Nice work, that is one of my dream bikes. They need to make a modern
version of that.

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Old 09-05-2012, 05:02 AM   #55
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Nice work, that is one of my dream bikes. They need to make a modern
version of that.
If they did? It would be 240 LBS, with EFI it might make 125+ HP and handle 30% better.......I wish they'd make a modern version of that...too.

But alas all we (I,me and my) have is this. I update it when the funds and parts make then selfs available.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #56
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Awesome project!! Can't wait to see a video of this thing running. Keep it up!!

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #57
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You really have a two stroke fan's wet dream. Even kinda home made it's cool as hell! If you ever get rid of it, please include me in the bidding war.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #58
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr, 00 VFR800f
I don't have a lot left I can do to it. It needs the normal crap like chain and sprockets and of course a motor rebuild. It going to be a long time before I have the cash for the motor. I missed out on a set of used cranks the other day, $152.00 they went for on Ebay!!
I was just talking to another fabricator at the local hot rod hang-out. I was telling him how surprised I am that it worked from day one. I haven't changed from my original design. I've upgraded a few things and regular maintenance, but all the parts and in the same place. That's a rare thing building a bike or car for that matter. Usually they are in a constant state of evolution till one day it works the way you had intended.
The guy I was talking to thought at first it was a real NSR500. I had to explain how much a real one would cost and how hard it would be to ride. What are they something like 195 HP and what?, 250 LBS?
You can't even start a machine like that without waking Mr Death.

This bike really is a thrill to ride. I don't get a chance to run it hard very often. It pulls harder than my 93 CBR900rr, not quite the top speed though.
Every time I pull the trigger on it, I think "what an evil little bike".
It's 125 LBS lighter and only down 10 or 15 HP on the CBR.

I think Valentino Rossi said it best in the movie Faster.
"Da bike eet geeta soul"
I don't think Rossi is as goofy as most of my friends. (love em all) We all think the same thing. Bikes and cars can take (if you let them) part of you. They take on a spirit of their own.
This bike's got part of my soul.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #59
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I REALLY like this bike. It motivates me to finish my own oil burner street bike.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:50 PM   #60
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I REALLY like this bike. It motivates me to finish my own oil burner street bike.
Thanks.

Most two strokers on the road don't look quite as new as this one. I guess that why I get so many confused looks?
4 poppers have a completely different sound....it does turn heads.

It's odd enough the tree huggers can't figure out if they should hate me or not.

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