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Author Topic: The SkyTeam 'Ace' Resource  (Read 501470 times)

Offline reds

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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #30 on: Jan 01, 2013, 02:36:00 »




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Didn't Prince drive that bike in Purple Rain?!! HA! just kidding. Gonna look killer, but def needs to go a bit lower

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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #31 on: Jan 01, 2013, 03:06:28 »
Thanks Joe.

Two delays have arisen since my last post.  The Dremel died on New Years eve so cutting the headlight aperture is on hold until I can get a replacement.  Trial fitting #2 exposed the fact that the current handlebars won't fit; Tarozzi clip-ons ordered but will take about a month to arrive from Italy, the local agent has never been asked for clip-ons for 27mm(!) forks before.

reds - I know nothing of Prince and Purple Rain so I will have to bow to your expertise on this subject!

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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #32 on: Jan 01, 2013, 14:58:00 »
Really a neat project.

How is the build quality on the Ace?  I have been interested in those since I first saw them.
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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #33 on: Jan 01, 2013, 17:33:00 »
makotosun, the build quality is better than I expected on such a cheap motorcycle.  Some of the welds are a little untidy and some of the plating on fittings will probably have to be re-done eventually, but nothing to really complain about.  The Chinese tyres, with their old-fashioned tread pattern, have been fine in the dry.

The big surprise has been how good the handling is.  While obviously it is not up to modern sportbike standard, it is a real pleasure to push as hard through the twisties as the power will allow.  The motor is quite willing to rev out and now that it has a bit over 1000k on the clock it has freed up some.

For anyone without unrealistic expectations this is a real fun bike to ride with urban speed limits in mind!

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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #34 on: Jan 01, 2013, 18:34:20 »
Thanks! It is nice to see some bikes coming to market that are in this class that one wouldn't be ashamed to be seen on!

I really like the look and have had some decent results from Chinese clone motors.

It may have to become one of the "on the list to get" toys this year!
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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #35 on: Jan 01, 2013, 19:45:46 »
I doubt that you would regret the purchase!

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Offline boingk

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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #36 on: Jan 02, 2013, 10:26:32 »
Looks like a real hoot mate, would love to ride one in 'anger'!

I've got a CBR125R and am about to begin modifying it to look a bit less plasticky... not going to end up looking like a works racer but its definitely a hoot to ride around.

Cheers - boingk

EDIT: If you were riding around Newcastle near Kotara a few weeks ago... I think I might have seen you. Don't reckon there would be many Aces getting around, anyway!
« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2013, 01:31:56 by boingk »
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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #37 on: Feb 06, 2013, 22:39:24 »
cool, just thought i would post here so i can keep an eye on your bike as well :)
its all about the cornering

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Re: the "Ace" - it's not yours until you cut it!
« Reply #38 on: Feb 07, 2013, 00:40:14 »
Welcome, sprocket2cog!

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Offline RustyStuff

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Re: the "Ace" - new bits!
« Reply #39 on: Feb 07, 2013, 04:26:02 »
Fairing positioned roughly.
Some things good, some things bad.
Good things are that the current handlebars etc. fit perfectly and nothing hits lock-to-lock.  Screen allows me to tuck right down to try and pick up a little more speed.
Really the only bad thing is I will have to replace everything adjacent to the crankcase and exhaust pipe, but I expected that.



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Ohhhh man does that look cool.

How fast does that lil' bike go anyway?
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