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Author Topic: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA  (Read 6645 times)

Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #50 on: Dec 23, 2017, 22:35:57 »
Thanks Orrible, my fix of using a makeup mirror worked enough to get it past regency and Registered in SA last Thursday afternoon.

And have some new ones on their way from china ~40 bux, with a new brake lever (with included reservoir) ~12bux, and something to replace the rubber tank strap, but wait for a picture of that if it works out ;).

My next pain in the butt is the Tab on the chain guard decided to just snap off from the frame sad panda, not sure I'm confident enough to stick weld to Chinese steel.


Offline orrible-64

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #51 on: Dec 24, 2017, 00:37:29 »
I have a tig welder


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Offline orrible-64

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #52 on: Jan 02, 2018, 18:09:16 »
Are you riding yet??

Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #53 on: Jan 02, 2018, 20:16:47 »
orrible :P, Thanks for the Tig offer, at the moment i just removed the chain guard, will fix in time.

Yeah i have been riding it arround the northern burbs the past week or two, nothing amazing yet. I got the RPM guage today, and the replacement brake lever (will fit it today at lunch{back at work}). With the RPM guage i will look if there is a way to insulate it from teh vibratiosn because thats what killed the last one.

Also looking at a mikuni VM16 carb for it but not decided yet.

Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #54 on: Jan 04, 2018, 08:18:56 »
So I got my Chinese "genuine" leather belt that looks like a crocodile :P to replace the cracking tank rubber belt. I just used a big rivet to fold the belt over on the ends, in the long run i might need to drill them out and put some eyelets or something but we will see.

I also got my chinese $11 brake reservoir and lever, I just removed the old Skyteam lever and replaced it with this one, it lines up with the brake button and is 98% the same as the original.

I also changed the bikes oil, I think the cafe racer shop put too much oil into the bike when they did a service, there was easy 1Ltr++ in there and was a bit vibration-y at top speed.

now just waiting on the mirrors, But even with a skeleton staff at work people come from miles away to ask questions about it :P

Offline Beelzebub

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #55 on: Jan 04, 2018, 08:24:04 »
Just spent my morning at work bored and had great fun reading about your journey , need to do it myself but my little one is running at the moment, but i shall having her purring like a kitten soon enough with soon added mods which i shall update the folks on.

You bikes looking awesome with the croc tank belt though good going look forward to seeing some more progress.  :D

Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #56 on: Jan 07, 2018, 20:24:31 »
I tried to build a new seal for the gas tank from some old rubber conveyor belt I had lying arround, It was super tight and thought it would work a treat, instead it was a dismal failure leaking more than if i didnt hava a cap on the tank lol. All good ordered the correct honda part from partzilla, now we wait.

Offline Sneikz

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #57 on: Jan 08, 2018, 05:05:04 »
Had the same problem and purchased the Honda OEM seal, however, while it reduces the leaking at the seal it will not stop the fluid  coming up through the locking mechanism.

The secret is not to fill over the internal lip which is about 10mm down inside the tank.

Otherwise replace with a Honda cap.
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Offline eraser

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #58 on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:54:27 »
Sneikz: i have a new Honda cap and an additional seal coming just in case :P Ships tomorrow from partzilla wherever their based.

My mirrors arrived, They are really nice quality, like REALLY nice. Putting them on was easy enough, the mirrors have some aluminum part that is meant to expand when you do them up to hold them in the bars, but  it looked like they assembled them backwards, so the metal couldn't expand. fixed that.

I also had an issue on the test ride that the the weights were vibrating around in the handlebars. So i used a hot glue stick and some superglue to pull them out, (i tried a magnet but it wasnt strong enough), I then liquid nailed the weight in at their correct position.

Offline Sneikz

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Re: Ace 50 Slowverland trip. QLD > SA
« Reply #59 on: Jan 10, 2018, 18:14:46 »
Nice job. A world of tinkering and little mods.

How do you find the Ram mount? Do you use the rubber retainer?

I have a Chinese knockoff which has a usb charging port incorporated in it. I've placed a black Velcro dot on the back of my phone with the hook dot on the mount centre.
The Silver Bullet Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71205.0
Silver Bullet Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/EXyfM3K42BHp2D6w9
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Silver Bullet mods booklet: https://goo.gl/97mGRI
Other Bikes:
2010 Suzuki Boulevard M109R
2005 Tomos Revival (TS)
Live long and ride hard \\ //