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PostSubject: Oh frabjous day!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:52 am

My 1400 barrel and piston kits plus associated munt have arrived in the country! Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:07 pm

I'm chortling in my joy.


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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:51 pm

Calloo, Callay
He chortled in his joy!
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:03 pm

I'm just hoping not to be plagued by Slivey Toves while building the great POS!
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:18 pm

Since you ordered Slimy Toves, I have posted them. Devil of a job wrapping them, mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:26 pm

Keep your vorpal sword handy, Pete. If any Slivey Toves try to gyre and gimble, you can use the vorpal blade and go snicker-snack.



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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:32 am

gees you blokes are seriously twisted - love it!
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:15 am

OK, so the combustion chamber is significantly deeper in the 1400 pistons than the 1200's. Thats good.

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Next job is to weigh 'em and work out if there's enough meat on the bottom of the rods to grind off the required amount to balance the buggers up. I suspect their might be. The factory would of wanted to keep parts communality and make things simple.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:22 am

shiny wot!
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:17 am

Basegasket is same with 1200 and 1400 so no spindling the engine case. But crank is different.

If I see the picture from pistons, the 1400 has much more meat on top.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:29 am

Yah. Calculating CR and working out how and where to remove material will be essential so as to know how to balance the crank.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:40 am

first fill the thing with water to see if how the combustion chamber is now, what Cr it will give as it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:20 pm

Yes. I was looking at a rod this morning. No counterweight to lighten. Bugger Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:11 pm

Well that makes it easy. The crank here is less than $900 to me. By the time I'd screwed about with postage, insurance from overseas or wanking about getting stuff malloried to get the weight right it wouldn't be worth the shag! I'll get a 1400 crank! Just gotta sort the rod weights.

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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:49 pm

Go Peter
I love this sort of shit, real specials.
Factory special do nothing for me as they are made in the factory.
Grab 300 bikes wonder over to the race shop, last years bits in the basket.
Wack them on, plate it 1 to 300 and sell them for shit load.
More than likely anyone could build it as the parts are normally available to the public in two years anyway.
Looking forward to the build, and if it doesn't work out, you tried.
If it dose which I think it will, send it back to the factory and say, look I can do it why the f*&k can't you.

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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:07 pm

Boldly going where no man has dared before. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:11 pm

Oh others have. They just make absurd claims about what they've achieved. Like it or not you aren't going to build a Gixxer beater out of a Guzzi 8V.

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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:22 pm

Should be able to pull down small buildings, though!




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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:37 am

pete what do both pistons weigh?
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:59 am

Dunno yet, I've been virtually crippled the last week or so. That pain I thought was gout in Italy? Well, it's not. They aren't sure what it is yet but it has been so bad sometimes I can barely stand. Yesterday was a bad day. I couldn't even motivate myself to stagger to the post office to weigh the pistons. Today's a bit better, I can at least walk but I've got a backlog of work I need to get out the door. As I said, this will be a medium to long term project. Nothing will happen overnight.

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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:09 am

Get a bloody X-Ray!




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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:14 am

Did yesterday! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:10 pm

...and?




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PostSubject: Re: Oh frabjous day!   Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:22 pm

Going to the quack again tomorrow!
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