Coast to Coast
That's a great idea, looks good!
We all most certainly need a chopper. Choppers are life.I have progressed from the "I think I want a chopper" to the justification phase of "I am fairly certain I need a chopper".
I'm thinking I need one too.......
Ok, you can have mine... if I ever lose my mind and acquire one... and then come back to my senses.
I had to pull the clutch cover, because I have something assembled wrong with the kickstarter or there's something wrong with the clutch. The kicker doesn't turn the engine over, and unfortunately I converted it to kick only. I think the clutch is slipping, at least that what it feels like. I'll have it running in the next 24 hours, unless I am buying more discs.Glamor photos, but still no startup video.
VZ800 stator (all years are the same)That PMA looks neat. Is that off the shelf or super custom? If the latter, would you mind sharing the secret.
I kept the Banshee pickup for potential future use. I'd love to make it work. Seems to me running ignition of the crank would be more reliable, and the XS ran a pickup and CDI on the last years engines, iirc. I'm interested in your GT750 plan. I have the CB550 framed CB650 powered build that is on pause because of trying to dial in the ignition. It's the same crappy two copper band/brush charging system these XS run. I've thought about doing something similar for it. The CB650 runs the stator on the inside of the cover, so it would be a matter of running a flywheel something like that VX. GN also has the reversed flywheel. The VX800 uses the same stator that I used, so if that VX fits your crank then you might have your conversion.Woah. That's impressive.
I was planning on sticking a GSXR PMA unit on the end of aGT750 crank. It's inside out and the GSXR shaft is larger than a GT shaft, so that needs an adapter too. Needless to say it's still on the shelf. Somewhere.
edit: I didn't realize that the VX was almost the same as an 01 GSXR inside out unit. That's a neat arrangement.
Lately I have been looking at the Cycle-X idea of slapping a Lucas PMA on the end of the crank, but I am having a hard time convincing myself that a 50 year old Prince of Darkness design could be better than a modern Japanese system. I did that on a pre-unit T100 back in about 1970 and something tells me that modern units have to have made some advances.
Any idea what the output curve looks like compared to stock?
Did you look at using the Banshee pick up and a modern ignition system? Might be a bit pricey to use a Zeeltronic, but it's an idea.