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Author Topic: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch  (Read 63242 times)

Offline loekm

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #190 on: Feb 04, 2014, 17:31:38 »
That rear brake isn't actually finished is it? I mean, you've come so far, but now you're going to rely on a brake push rod that has a bend it?

Hi Savor,

Uuhhhh.... yes I'm sorry.... It's actually quite strong. It won't bend under force of braking I promise ;D. It's not even an inch long. And above that, the shift link rod has two bends in it and is much longer. They both feel rock solid. The applied forces are just not that big.

A lot of "cool" things actually have bends in them don't they ;) I'm sure you can find some.

And now serious.... Thanks for the comment. Ik like it when people look at it from a "critical" point of view. But in this situation I'll try it as is and keep your comment in mind when it needs improvement.

Best regards,

Loek

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #191 on: Feb 04, 2014, 17:42:24 »
Shift linkage is one thing, your brakes are something completely different. But hey, it's your funeral not mine.
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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #192 on: Feb 04, 2014, 18:25:53 »
Shift linkage is one thing, your brakes are something completely different. But hey, it's your funeral not mine.

I agree it doesn't look great with the bend on the threaded part of the rod but why would it be his funeral.  Do you realise how much force is required to bend that rod?  The only issue I see is that it doesn't get a straight push from the arm on the pedal, but considering the small distance that it moves anyway it would not really have much negative effect.

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #193 on: Feb 04, 2014, 18:42:21 »
Agreed, as well the rear brake plays only a marginal part of over all braking performance. More for settling the chassis in prep for a corner. At least in my case I rarely use the rear for actual stopping. If it was a drilled out machined link nobody woulda said anything.
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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #194 on: Feb 04, 2014, 18:52:49 »
this is really cool, as far as the brake, I'd say put some more time into it and align the axis of the m.c. with the tangent of the arm, with so much quality work on the rest of the bike it seems rushed

Offline loekm

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #195 on: Feb 05, 2014, 03:26:33 »
allright, allright.... before the bike enters it's first race ;) I'll look into it. Although function and strength wise there's nothing wrong with it. The looks are not unimportant, I have to admit. A bit strange that someone spots this small "defect" while there's a TON of work and details that need to be sorted or improved on the bike.... this detail was not on my list of improvements to be made for sure! I'll put it on.

I'll keep you all informed in the near future :)

Best regards,

Loek

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #196 on: Feb 05, 2014, 05:38:12 »
A bit strange that someone spots this small "defect" …

It's only because you are building a bike where anything less than perfection really stands out!

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Offline loekm

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #197 on: Feb 06, 2014, 17:53:46 »
Hi all,

Had some time left to "finish" the electrics. Goal is to get it on the dyno as a rolling chassis to do some carb tuning  ;D
Sound is a bit to much without muffler, the mic of the camera can't keep up.... Stationary running is ok, but on the throttle it sure needs work!





To be continued ;)

Best regards,

Loek

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #198 on: Mar 18, 2014, 07:45:25 »
Hi all,

Had some time left to "finish" the electrics. Goal is to get it on the dyno as a rolling chassis to do some carb tuning  ;D
Sound is a bit to much without muffler, the mic of the camera can't keep up.... Stationary running is ok, but on the throttle it sure needs work!





To be continued ;)

Best regards,

Loek

Hey Loek - know you're busy, but any more updates ?

I check your build out every so often to spur me on with my own humble efforts !!
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Offline loekm

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Re: EGLI frame, TR1 engine, build from scratch
« Reply #199 on: Jun 04, 2016, 16:35:32 »
Hey guys,

More than two years since my last post... I thought to let you now how it "finished" or at least how it looks today.



Still no paint but a lot happened in two years! The bike had it's first track outing last month and I drove with a big smile all day long, it performed better than expected in terms of handling. I learnt a lot that day and really enjoyed driving it amongst all the modern japanese supersports. Almost all the other bikes were out accelerating me by quite a margin. But while braking, turning in and carrying speed trough a corner the difference was a lot less than I expected.

All in all very satisfied after all these years ;-)





















Well that's it....

Construction is more or less finished.... now the development proces starts! plans are endless als always. Maybe i'll start a new thread in the race ready section to write about that a bit.....

Best regards,

Loek