We noticed you are blocking ads. DO THE TON only works with community supporters. Most are active members of the site with small businesses. Please consider disabling your ad blocking tool and checking out the businesses that help keep our site up and free.
I did an absolute boat load of research looking at fork dia, offset, and spacing. There's not too many "wide" (195mm+)clamps with ample offset (55mm+) so I just keep searching and searching until I found a bike from the 80's that had em.
My build thread has a lot of my notes and...
1973 Yamaha DT3 with BMW K75 Clamps and 41mm CB600 forks.
Rotor is from GSXR, Caliper is CB600, Wheel is 19" DL1000 (V-strom)
After following the rabbit hole Teazer sent me down, the researched turned out quite fruitful!
I bought an eBay intake for a Yamaha Blaster 200 in hopes the math and form factor would prove out before dumping $130 on a V-Force reed cage. This setup mostly checks out, with the...
Yamaha did us dirty with their bearing selection, and yes they did use some 23mm ID's on their early, baby, steering stems.
All balls racing has the best resources for bearing info including conversion bearings...
I started another thread for more details on the pipe I built as a trial before this bike. I've been trying to hone my skills/calcs on this scooter before I destroy my DT.
Lots of little spacers, adapters, and some clearancing all wrapped up. This gets the wheel and fork placed correctly with the stock frame.
Here's what had to happen:
1.) Lower BMW K75 steering stem bearing diameter turned down to fit an adapter bearing from all-balls
2.) Upper BMW...
Pipe calcs (note; calculation does not equal execution. I lost some volume and length in fabrication. Target RPM may not match what I was hoping for...oops)
Cylinder exhaust port exit / header entrace dia: 30mm; As built = match
Header: 1.5 deg expansion, 42mm exit; As built = match
I've learned some things as I tried this attempt with silicon bronze.
1.) Slip rollers can make partial cones - but it's a mutha f**ka to get a tight radius cone on 1 end and large on the other. (1" roller targeting 1.5" semi closure is about all I'd expect)
2.) Silicon bronze is not for butt...
What we have here is a dirt cheap test bed for trying out two-stroke modifications and a great little toy for the track for sessions between the big bikes.
I originally picked up this Zuma for $300 with faulty petcock and no registration.
Fast forward a year or so and I've had a number of track...
After a few weeks of ordering this and that from various places, I'm finding that McMaster Carr ends up offering the best options with low lead time. Otherwise ebay has good deals.
Anyway, thanks for the help.
The ID is pretty crucial but the OD I can fudge .100" or so.
I'd like the ID to end up at .970 +/- .020. If it's under sized, I can get an expander. If oversized, I'll have a lip I'll need to address with the porting tools.
It's for a small bore two-stroke exhaust, so it's highly sensitive to...
I'm building a new exhaust for a small displacement engine and having trouble finding decent prices on 25mm ID (~1") ID tubing. Most places will sell 1" or 1.250" OD tubing, and I'm left somewhere in between.
Are you buying tube line-to-line or resizing somehow to fit the preferred diameters?