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Author Topic: Black Knight..Brake upgrade  (Read 36889 times)

Offline trek97

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Re: Black Knight...First ride video.
« Reply #490 on: Nov 25, 2018, 20:31:23 »
Hey guys how long / how many miles is a good rule of thumb before re-torquing the head on this thing?

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Re: Black Knight...First ride video.
« Reply #491 on: Nov 26, 2018, 10:32:52 »
A good heat cycle or two is what I usually go with. 20 miles for the first time and maybe check again after 100?
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Re: Black Knight...First ride video.
« Reply #492 on: Nov 26, 2018, 10:48:05 »
I never retorque the heads, never had a head gasket leak after rebuild. /shrug

Edit: I do on 2 strokes, because they're right there.

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Re: Black Knight...First ride video
« Reply #493 on: Nov 26, 2018, 14:21:56 »
A good heat cycle or two is what I usually go with. 20 miles for the first time and maybe check again after 100?

I never retorque the heads, never had a head gasket leak after rebuild. /shrug

I think I will, but wait till springtime, til then any rides will probably be minimal.  I will be there re-setting valves regardless.  A good time to do it all at once. 

Something I have been happy about. 

This engine seems to be very “forgiving” as compared to messing w the 360 all those years. 

Valves are easy to reach and took maybe 10 minutes total.

I haven’t made any changes or adjustments to carbs, other than cleaning and new rubber and whatnot.

It’s running surprisingly nice with the quick static time set.  I haven’t put the strobe on it yet.

Adjusting the clutch is virtually nothing.

As of now I have no complaints with anything.  It seems just a nice setup.


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Re: Black Knight...First ride video
« Reply #494 on: Nov 29, 2018, 22:13:50 »
I think I will, but wait till springtime, til then any rides will probably be minimal.  I will be there re-setting valves regardless.  A good time to do it all at once. 

Something I have been happy about. 

This engine seems to be very “forgiving” as compared to messing w the 360 all those years. 

Valves are easy to reach and took maybe 10 minutes total.

I haven’t made any changes or adjustments to carbs, other than cleaning and new rubber and whatnot.

It’s running surprisingly nice with the quick static time set.  I haven’t put the strobe on it yet.

Adjusting the clutch is virtually nothing.

As of now I have no complaints with anything.  It seems just a nice setup.

THat's awesome that it's running well. True that 360s are fussy assholes for bikes. I'll never touch another...

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Re: Black Knight...First ride video
« Reply #495 on: Dec 01, 2018, 10:31:00 »
THat's awesome that it's running well. True that 360s are fussy assholes for bikes. I'll never touch another...

Thanks bud, yeah running amazing considering virtually nothing has been tuned yet.

Taking a break now, cleaning, re-organizing so I can get the tractor w snowplow in here for the winter. UGH

Also got the new stove piped up and warming garage nicely.   :)





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Re: Black Knight...First ride video.
« Reply #496 on: Dec 01, 2018, 13:13:33 »
That'll make a difference to the winter projects!
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Re: Black Knight...First ride video.
« Reply #497 on: Dec 01, 2018, 15:25:37 »
That'll make a difference to the winter projects!

With this thing Ill be working naked.   ;D

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Re: Black Knight...First ride video.
« Reply #498 on: Dec 01, 2018, 15:57:30 »
Nice. My garage is one cold bitch in the winter.

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Re: Black Knight...First ride video.
« Reply #499 on: Dec 01, 2018, 16:10:22 »
I set up one just like that last winter.  It does a really nice job but you have to make sure you crack a window or door open or the fumes will get to ya.  When I did my shop building I insulated the walls and roof but it isn't insulated under the floor; sure wish I'd have had some way to get that done while I was having it built.   
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