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Offline Sneikz

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More "Go-fast-red"
« Reply #30 on: Jan 14, 2017, 01:35:17 »
In my ongoing pursuit of every poofteenth of speed via the use of "Go-fast-red", the Silver Bullet gets a leather belt! It's gotta be worth an extra poofteenth of a kmph!

I've also swapped out the stock "post-ride-refreshment-opener".

If nothing else I'm sure it'll open a beer much quicker than the stock item!
The Silver Bullet Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.0
Silver Bullet Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/EXyfM3K42BHp2D6w9
Aces on the net: https://goo.gl/c8QmjP
Silver Bullet mods booklet: https://goo.gl/97mGRI
Live long and ride hard \\ //

Offline Sneikz

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New boots for the Silver Bullet
« Reply #31 on: Mar 11, 2017, 05:01:28 »
Original tyres come off @ 6800kms. Rear had just hit wear tread and heading square. Obviously need to do more corners on the way to work!

I had no issue with the OEM tyres, They'd stuck well, a bit disappointed on the mileage though. New tyres were a set of Pirelli City Demons with a larger rear at 3.25" over the stock 3.00".

New tyres always remind you that the old ones were due to go. I was very surprised at the difference. One much larger than I've been used to on my larger bikes. Better all round!

As expected there's always a small group who would put their neck on the line for this tyre over that tyre, but frankly I believe life's too short to get too consumed by it all. The Pirellis are far superior to the OEM (as I would expect). I hope to get better milage on these then the OEM and who knows what I'll get next time round.
The Silver Bullet Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.0
Silver Bullet Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/EXyfM3K42BHp2D6w9
Aces on the net: https://goo.gl/c8QmjP
Silver Bullet mods booklet: https://goo.gl/97mGRI
Live long and ride hard \\ //

Offline Sneikz

  • Posts: 196
The Silver Bullet
« Reply #32 on: Apr 08, 2017, 04:05:23 »
Today's mods consisted of replaceing the CDI unit and "Go-fast-red" grips.

I've loaded a few pics. Note the "Go-fast-red" milk crate. Had to chase the Milko three blocks before I caught him. More evidence that RED goes faster.
While the pic may show to some that the CDI is blue, it is in fact RED with a blue tinge. Michael Bee did offer to do a "special order" and attempt to source a bespoked RED one from his suppliers. Dead set this bloke goes the extra mile! Another reason to shop local.
At best the CDI change is 5 minutes, however with prior planning and a nice day, you should be able to stretch it out to 3 or so hours plus looking time.
I'd previously moved the CDI and solenoid up under the seat when I gutted and moved the battery some time back. I used high temp/hold double sided tape to attach to the original CDI mount. It has plenty of space and gets good air flow over the cooling fins.
The verdict:
GREAT!! Smoother acceleration, no flat spots with a better torque curve. IMHO. I'm no expert, but again this little bike has proved that you can consistently made relatively inexpensive mods that improve its performance. And a huge thanks to people like Michael from Skyteam Canberra & NSW who put the hard work into sourcing, testing and fabricating the mods.
The Silver Bullet Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.0
Silver Bullet Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/EXyfM3K42BHp2D6w9
Aces on the net: https://goo.gl/c8QmjP
Silver Bullet mods booklet: https://goo.gl/97mGRI
Live long and ride hard \\ //

Offline Sneikz

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New header and exhaust
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2017, 05:20:29 »
Last weekends mod was replacing the stock header and muffler. The muffler is a EMGO Hooligan 19". Unfortunately I think it's too loud. The header is very sweet and was manufactured by Skyteam Canberra & NSW.

The following link will take you to a before and after video. The phone mic unfortunately doesn't get the sound spot on, but you should be able to get the general idea.

https://goo.gl/photos/pLDGPNckG1yPksUH7
« Last Edit: May 20, 2017, 06:28:02 by Sneikz »
The Silver Bullet Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.0
Silver Bullet Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/EXyfM3K42BHp2D6w9
Aces on the net: https://goo.gl/c8QmjP
Silver Bullet mods booklet: https://goo.gl/97mGRI
Live long and ride hard \\ //

Offline Sneikz

  • Posts: 196
Mikuni Carburetor
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2017, 05:35:15 »
The final mod to square away the input / output was to replace the OEM carbie with a Mikuni. Completed this job this arvo and the total package of CDI, header, exhaust and carbie has produced a bike with considerably better performance. This set of mods is a must if you wish to stay with the standard engine but enjoy the tinkering to produce something better than stock at a reasonable price that is easily completed by the novice.

Here's the Mikuni on the left and the OEM on the right. I can breath easy now!
The Silver Bullet Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.0
Silver Bullet Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/EXyfM3K42BHp2D6w9
Aces on the net: https://goo.gl/c8QmjP
Silver Bullet mods booklet: https://goo.gl/97mGRI
Live long and ride hard \\ //

Offline Sneikz

  • Posts: 196
Hooligan 19" is just too noisy!
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2017, 05:54:51 »
As previously mentioned I think the Hooligan 19" is too loud and has not ingratiated me to my neighbours. I've ordered a 42mm baffle hoping that I can modify to fit the exhaust.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/272672160209?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

In the interim I've constructed a cone from 1/2 inch square mesh rolled with baffle wadding mat. This has taken the sharp edge off the exhaust note and has not altered the performance as far as I can ascertain. No doubt any baffling will add a degree of increased back pressure, however having fitted, removed and refitted I am unable to notice any changes other than then a noticeable reduction in the top end note.
The Silver Bullet Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.0
Silver Bullet Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/EXyfM3K42BHp2D6w9
Aces on the net: https://goo.gl/c8QmjP
Silver Bullet mods booklet: https://goo.gl/97mGRI
Live long and ride hard \\ //

Offline Sneikz

  • Posts: 196
Twist the throttle!
« Reply #36 on: Dec 05, 2017, 04:31:29 »
Added a 1/4 turn quick twist throttle. The throttle twist fits into the standard housing. I should have done it a long time ago. Cost was around $15 from ebay.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/7-8-22mm-1-4-Turn-Quick-Twist-Throttle-Housing-for-Motorcycle-Pit-Dirt-Bike-Bar/332360019336?epid=2212370987&hash=item4d62336d88:g:zS4AAOSwhLJZo8G1
The Silver Bullet Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.0
Silver Bullet Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/EXyfM3K42BHp2D6w9
Aces on the net: https://goo.gl/c8QmjP
Silver Bullet mods booklet: https://goo.gl/97mGRI
Live long and ride hard \\ //