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Author Topic: Hello gentlemen  (Read 5932 times)

Offline r4g5

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #10 on: Jul 28, 2017, 15:25:08 »
Very nice, tastefully done!
Cheers crabs...
if anyone happens to order the levers I think it is important to look for the downward tab on the brake lever, it hits the switch to turn off the brake light. Included a picture of a close up...not sure if there is a workaround for other types of levers or if this is fairly obvious (newbie)...just posting it out in case someone jumps on ebay and orders the different type.

Today I rotated the bars about 30 degrees to give more of a cafe racer look and blanked off the egr,  mostly free mods for the next couple of weeks...budget restraints 😣

Problem is the brake master cylinder is too wide so had to move the controls and grip out a little further...either need longer bars or a new master cylinder to preserve the symmetry, or I'm open to other suggestions?
Also signed up for the Turkish equivalent of the compulsory basic training course, twelve hours 'compulsory' (although you get the certificate even if you don't turn up to any classes ) so hopefully do the actual test in about 6 weeks. I'm looking forward to having a go on their bikes so i can have a frame of reference for the ace.

Offline r4g5

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #11 on: Jul 30, 2017, 14:31:11 »
Had a go at her rear end yesterday/today...wanted to keep the mudguard but shorten it a bit. Will probably get something made further down the line but for now I rotated the fender and made a bracket/splash guard for the bottom out of a baking pan, someone's suggestion from another thread...thanks.

There are two steel brackets under tje pan (need to redo them, pretty ugly) from the original holes in the fender to the frame.
At the top

I put two self-locking nuts so vibration shouldn't be a problem and the white spacer (plumbing pipe) is cut at an angle to line up with the fender. It's the stock brake light minus bracket until I get something nicer.

Clearance is good all round, avoided anything near the chain and tried bouncing on her...no rubbing and took her for a test ride over some speedbumps and no bottoming out so seems okay but I'll keep an eye out.

Maybe the stock shocks on this model are a bit better than the older non-adjustable stock shocks.
It's a bit cowboyish I know, if I've done something dangerously stupid feel free to berate me or drop me a line

Offline Sneikz

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #12 on: Jul 31, 2017, 01:16:32 »
Coming along nicely.
Not sure about the rear guard move, but each to his own. I would loose the oversized brake light and replace it with something more in keeping with the period.  I've replaced mine with the below. I think this with your repositioned guard should look quite nice.

Keep enjoying it and thanks for the reply on the levers. ;D

 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.msg851580#msg851580
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Offline r4g5

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #13 on: Jul 31, 2017, 12:57:39 »


I would loose the oversized brake light and replace it with something more in keeping with the period.  I've replaced mine with the below.
It's certainly on the list...most of the ones in that style I've come across are two wire so, I guess don't have the license plate light. There is SO much on ebay/aliexpress but it takes about 2 months to get here
Think next is mirrors, handlebar and throttle cable (mine has too much play even when fully adjusted)...maybe a trolley jack too so I can jerryrig something to get her in the air for front suspension/brakes.

Offline r4g5

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #14 on: Aug 16, 2017, 05:47:03 »
Not done much in the last wee while, got a cheap soldering iron and multimeter to have a go at the front indicator that wasn't working.
Basically the bullet pins where it attaches under the tank hadn't been crimped properly so, thankfully, it was an easy fix.
Now I've got them working been looking on aliexpress for some replacement led units and an led flasher...don't particularly need the idiot light so won't bother with the diode to get it working.
I really like these ones...

They only come in yellow so will probably respray that part to match the bike.

Up to about 100km now and, like others have said, the gearbox is much better...really difficult to find neutral before, now slips right in.
Hopefully clubman style bars will arrive this week and I'll get that area squared away

Offline r4g5

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #15 on: Sep 08, 2017, 05:36:41 »
Fitted some clubman style bars and the new mirrors from aliexpress...

They mirrors came pretty quick, easy to fit and feel pretty good quality...the clubmans I got locally for about £5, they give a much better riding position than the old bars...less wrist ache.
Was supposed to do the motorcycle course about 3 weeks ago but this is turkey so it's eventually starting tomorrow so hopefully I'll learn a few things and get signed up for the test...still loving the ace

Over here i noticed a couple of 2004ish honda cg 125, called a titan here, and was wondering if anyone has considered swoping out the complete from end and rear wheel? I'm a little paranoid about the spokes breaking/buckled wheel/brakes and instead of upgrading part by part was thinking it might be easier to just swop out the whole lot at once? Would it be feasible or nightmarish? Here if a vehicle becomes unregistered it's virtually impossible to register it again so they are basically for scrap or for village use...around £250 for a complete bike.

Offline stroker crazy

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #16 on: Sep 08, 2017, 20:46:03 »
I'm a little paranoid about the spokes breaking …

My bike is about five years old now and so far I haven't had to replace any spokes.

Crazy
“Ride like the Wind” W.H.

Offline r4g5

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #17 on: Sep 09, 2017, 03:20:26 »
My bike is about five years old now and so far I haven't had to replace any spokes.

Crazy
Hey crazy, good news. I've only just done 100km and all seems to be going well. Guess I'll just keep riding it then and see what happens, and deal with the problems if/when they occur...need to get a torque wrench to give some peace of mind. fingers crossed I got a good one

Offline r4g5

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #18 on: Sep 12, 2017, 13:22:43 »
My bike is about five years old now and so far I haven't had to replace any spokes.

Crazy
Going about 40kph and suddenly a big hiss and the back wheel went all wobbly...

Hoisted her up on the garden swing seat frame and took the back wheel off...the air valve had completely sheared off of the inner tube. £6 for a new tube supplied and fitted so not to bad.
Got the indicators done today too


The wires that came with them were a little thin and too short so just lopped of the ones from the original. Got them all wired up and tested them but all 4 started at the same time...took me about 10 minutes of checking grounds etc before I remembered to I had to disconnect the indicator idiot light after I did  that all working
They flash front and back of the unit and so are more visible and much brighter than the original so a good buy. I'll spray them later when I do the bike (probably about a year down the line).

Offline Sneikz

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Re: Hello gentlemen
« Reply #19 on: Sep 13, 2017, 08:25:31 »
Don't speak too soon on the spoke front. Found one broken @10500km. Though I am over the 100kg mark.

Fitted the "go fast" red levers. Next job will be fitting the 37 tooth rear sprocket.
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
Other Bikes:
2010 Suzuki Boulevard M109R
2005 Tomos Revival (TS)
Live long and ride hard \\ //