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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #470 on: Mar 20, 2017, 19:56:21 »
SO THE INTERNAL PUMP LOCATION IS A NON STARTER !!!!  :'(

OK, plan B .... The external location driven from the end of the alternator screw is definitely a goer.  ;D

Even sorted out the drive - thanx to Kenny and the loan of more bits ! So I looked at the end of the Gixer pump and thought - "use the end with the spindle / cog". Simply [ ha, ha ] bolt the Gixer end housing to the KZ cover plate [ or make one ] and I have a simple solution to the drive issue.

Yep that works a treat. Gives me a housing with bearing / seal - simple bolt on, and has the advantage of using the Gixer drive chain. It simplifies my " can you make that for me please mister" list as well. "All" I need is the OEM Gixer drive spindle shortening and a slot machined in the alternator screw for the drive.  Not quite as simple as that - but nearly so. Just as well I have THREE Gixer pumps. The other benefit is that the drive ratio [ 1:1 ] is as the OEM Gixer drive.

Both of the pressure relief valves are a no go ..ballderdollox. Good news - found a remote fully adjustable unit on Chinabay  - 14.00 delivered. Brings new meaning to "Chinese Take Away ".

Major session in the shed today. Once the pump location was sorted, a lot of the other packaging fell into place. By moving [ oh futtox ] the carefully laid out and constructed under seat electrics and tray  ::) I can move the turbo up and back sufficiently to get a gravity return to the sump of the turbo oil - that also means I don't need a scavenge pump - or remote sump. Might bring a new meaning to the phrase "roasted nuts"  :o............... need a good source of heat protection !

That location also simplifies the hoses and fittings [ and the cost ! ]

Pulled the pin on the Norvil half fairing and tinted screen, and I'm 99% certain about the Manx tank cover. Definitely morphing into that Sixties Cafe Racer I had in mind !!

Looking really positive ................. oh yes and my 3 monthly assessment came back - meds doing their job and STILL stabilised.  8)
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #471 on: Mar 20, 2017, 22:07:46 »
Good news on the meds!.    I've been looking for a flexible heatshield blanket type material for my yzf project.  Would something like this work for you?


https://www.mcmaster.com/#thermal-insulation/=16ud6gr


https://www.mcmaster.com/#9160K4


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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #472 on: Mar 21, 2017, 00:44:13 »
Great news on the health.  Nice AVON/Rickman top half fairing. First fairing mold I ever made was off one of those that I had fitted to a DB32.

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #473 on: Mar 21, 2017, 04:21:30 »
Regarding that V7-tank, if the Guzzi V7 is sold in Brazil, it's Ethanol-proof. (As long as the fuel tanks have the same spare part number!) They run corn-juice in everything. It's also the trick to get proper Ethanol-proof FI/carb parts for cars, straight from the manufacturer.

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #474 on: Mar 21, 2017, 06:17:24 »
CC - the turbo will now be close to the underside of the seat ! [ Hence "Roasted nuts"]. I can get away with some sort of heat deflector - as in flat / shaped sheet. And maybe some sort of flexible heat insulator under the seat upholstery as a back up.

Teazer - I looked at the original style Avon / Metisse - the one with the perspex bubble on the front. There's a few variants available now, but as I will not be running lights I decided on the Norvil version with no headlight aperture. In the end I went with Sforza Racing's offering - I've had stuff from them before - good quality and inexpensive. They'll even pre-drill and fit the screen - save me cracking it !

Greg - had I known that when I was bidding I would have gone higher, but the seller didn't get back to me when I asked the question. It was crazed all over the "chrome" covering but was otherwise as new. In the end it went for over double my bid - 155.00

This is the actual fairing 58 + screen [ without aperture ].
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #475 on: Mar 21, 2017, 07:09:39 »
14.-- [ delivered ] from Chinabay.

The 4 fittings in the UK would come to 16.+
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #476 on: Mar 21, 2017, 11:22:49 »
That fairing is the Norvil Commando Production racer style.  Nice.  Similar shape to a Dunstall top half. That was so cheap though.  Nice pile of parts starting to come in.


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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #477 on: Mar 21, 2017, 11:58:16 »
Teazer - Not entirely sure why it's so cheap !!! It's half the price of his other similar fairings. Maybe he made too many ! I've had stuff from him before, so I know quality is OK. 8)

So - update on progress.

Just to clarify [ I hope ] my thinking on the Gixer externally driven pump - here's some pix. Bit of imagination required !  ;)

First - the general layout - the Gixer end housing will bolt to / through the small circular alternator cover, giving me access to the alternator fixing screw which will require a slot to take the spade end of the Gixer spindle [ shortened to suit ]. That gives me both a bearing and seal for the drive. That in turn will allow me to use the stock Gixer drive sprocket and chain.

Finally the pump itself will have weld bung AN fittings welded in place.

While I was out there freezing - I decided to have a rough POC on the exhaust system using some random bends and a 2>1 collector I'd bought.

Again - imagination required - as it will be on the other side [ probably ]. As it's a real mission to turn the bike round now, I decided to go ahead on the side I had access to ! I can see with very few mods - it's definitely a goer. Unfortunately not with my welding  ::) Nothing has been cut or modified yet - and already it almost falls into place. Someone's smiling down on me. This side would probably "look good", but there's too much going on in that area with the pump, hoses, turbo etc. Although it would give me a better line into the turbo housing.  At some point in the near future I have to get the rolling chassis off the bench and onto my bike lift !!

 
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"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #478 on: Mar 25, 2017, 06:33:00 »
A bit of imagination required !!!

POC on the exhaust - MAYBE on the other side. Theoretically a virtual mirror image.

Imagination ? I don't want to actually cut / modify any of the bends yet until a welder has had a chance to give the system the once over. At the moment all the random bends are as received - luck or what! Even the pipe crossing from the right hand ex. port works with one of the random bends I bought ............... it's about this time I wished I could weld !

SO - The front pipes will be shorter and tighter to the head and the join between the two pipes and collector will be parallel. I think I'll also have a neat run into the turbo housing on this side - but that depends on the oil pump / hosing packaging.

Best part of the system ? Without doubt the HEAT SHIELD !
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #479 on: Mar 28, 2017, 06:06:50 »
Teazer,

Probably going with the Avon as the "dash" will allow me to lose various switches, gauges and controls.

I have done a deal with the guy that makes them - he's interested in the RAMSHOX.!

My Chinabay boost gauge arrived yesterday - spot on ......... 5.00 delivered !

Also a few more hose fittings. Amazed at the quality, price and delivery times.

I finalised another "barter" deal for a late engine AND my twin plug head conversion is going to be next on the guy's jig.

I think I also have a spare frame coming ( for set ups ).
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"