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Author Topic: Ugly Punx XV1100  (Read 12629 times)

Offline Brodie

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #130 on: May 29, 2017, 15:46:11 »
Painted the rear fender last night.



I am undecided if I should paint the fairing or not.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #131 on: Jun 05, 2017, 18:01:38 »
Not much has changed visually over the past week but I have finished up most of the wiring and a few other bits and pieces.

I fitted the new reg/rec to the back of the battery box and ran a ground straight to the negative terminal on the battery. It is hidden away nicely and has plenty of air around it so hopefully it will last for a long time.

The new fuse box is located above the headlight but below the the fairing mount plate. It is a bit of a pain to get to but that was the closest to stock location.

I have a few more things I need to do but plan to be testing the new carbs this weekend.

At some stage I will order a new lever set and front brake line and I need to find a different air filter but for now everything I have is useable, just not suited to the new colour and style of the bike.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline Brodie

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #132 on: Jun 09, 2017, 04:42:56 »


Looks good but is running like crap. Way to rich. I am going to open the carbs and reset the needle to the centre position. Sooted up the plugs I had in straight away and then died at the bottom of a hill. The other set of plugs lasted longer as I removed the air filter for another test run.

I am fairly happy with the paint and decal work. It is not the best but for my first time pinstripeing I am happy with it.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline Brodie

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #133 on: Jun 09, 2017, 21:49:32 »
After a bit of stuffing around this morning I have worked out that I will need to order new pilot jets.

I returned the needle to the centre position and the bike is a blast to ride once it stumbles and backfires to be off the pilot jets.

Current jets are 22.5 and I am at 3 turns out. The plugs are so sooty the bike dies after a small run.

I am thinking of running the 17.5 jets but don't know if that will be to much of a step down.

Anyone that knows how to tune could you please give me your advice.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline der_nanno

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #134 on: Jun 16, 2017, 11:12:47 »
I run 17.5s and 160ies on my VM38s with my very open 2in1in2 exhaust, so even though this is nothing to go by, it is definitely within a range of settings that can be considered reasonable.

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #135 on: Jun 16, 2017, 11:15:27 »
Thanks Greg. I was worried the 17.5 might be too small. I will install them tomorrow and see how shed goes.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #136 on: Jun 29, 2017, 02:22:40 »
Alright so even the 17.5 were to rich. I have dropped down to 12.5 and they seem slightly rich when at idle. Have not tested it riding yet.

And to throw a spanner in the works I swapped out the coils for an Optima 3ohm 45kv single fire coil.
I mounted the vac sensor behind it and built a new mount for the coil. She idles nice and doesn't stutter at all. Starting to think my coils were part of the problem.

I have swapped to resistor plugs instead of having resistor boots. I don't think this will be an issue but would love to know if it is.




I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline der_nanno

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #137 on: Jun 30, 2017, 05:57:27 »
Starting to think my coils were part of the problem.

More often than not, carb problems turn out to be coil-problems. Ask me how I know...  ::)
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Offline Brodie

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #138 on: Jun 30, 2017, 06:22:53 »
Ha I had suspected it from the start.

Well as you said over on VTF the new carbs are an upgrade that is worth the money.

Just out of curiosity, how do I go about testing the resistance on the old coils to see if they were part of the problem.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline der_nanno

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Re: Ugly Punx XV1100
« Reply #139 on: Jul 01, 2017, 05:10:14 »
You can't really with home made tools, unless you you could arc-check them (basically run stupid high voltages through the secondary side until it shorts out - this should be somewhere between 15 and 30 KVa) and then do same with the coils heated in an oven to around 50-60 degrees celsius. (This is the proper way to do it.)

Alternatively, you could just measure the primary resistance cold and hot and see if it changes. (notably, i.e. more than 10%) Still this won't show you faulty insulation on the coil-windings, but only burned out windings and such.
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My Turbo TR1.1 (XV1000) build here on DTT:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=72571

My XS Triple Sidecar build here on DTT:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74211