2x stroke street tracker - project coming together slowly.

NoRiders

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I have the same stripper tool but after the first correct use of the ratcheting ones I never crimp with the stripping tool anymore. When I say correct use, I mean I figured out that the best way to use it is to set the connector in the tool and close it just enough to start it, then slip the wire in and finish the crimp. You can only do that because of the ratchet function unlike the standard crimpers where you need to hold the wire and connector all while trying to close and crimp.
I went to collect the proper crimping tool but screwfix close early on Wednesday..boo
 

NoRiders

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Boo. It will be worth the wait though
Got it...nice action and will press it into service tomorrow :)

So, the subject of air filters is approaching....to pod or not to pod? I'm not using a stock air filter supply system, so will require pod/cone filters of some kind. Bear in mind this will not be a long haul bike or used as a daily. The carbs are standard GT200 carbs (with some adjustment built in) and will take a 34mm inlet neck. As the carbs are not diaphragm type pod filters should work OK right? I reckon on adjusting the main needle to slightly richer to cope with the improved(?) airflow.
I had in mind these from RamAir....anyone had direct working experience of this brand or similar
RAMAIR-POD.jpg
?
 

NoRiders

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It's the small wins that make you feel good, right?

I needed a small slotted barrel to retain the clutch cable nipple end in the actuating lever. I didn't know it was missing as there wasn't one when I got both engines and figured the cable must locate into something?

So, found what I needed but it was £6-7 ($8-10) for the bit....what!!

Had a rummage in my boxes of random goodies and found furniture fittings which included a threaded barrel and matching screw.



Drilled a 4mm hole through the barrel, slotted it with a 1mm cutting disc and shortened the screw down to 3xthreads.



Which allowed me to retain the nipple in the end of the lever and, apart from a return spring I've yet to source, it should work rather well.



That's good money saved ;)

Cheers
 

teazer

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Nice solution. The screw and washer and loctitie should not be necessary though. Suzuki just uses the barrel that holds the cable and nipple in place.
 

NoRiders

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Thank you all gents :)

My son worked his electrical magic today, made something of this untidy mess of wiring, there's still work to do, a headlamp relay to install as well as indicators to buy and looms to be taped (except it'll all have to come out for the frame blasting/paint)...I'll leave the taping until the final build up



and the bike is now live...well, not all of it yet.



Couldn't resist sticking the bodywork on it....



I've been promised the painting will commence next weekend....fingers are crossed. Getting closer I feel.

Cheers chaps.
 

NoRiders

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Maritime - that ratchet crimper proved it's worth...the varied connectors I bought were also spot on, if a little thin and fragile....they fitted the Suzuki/Honda multi connectors a treat.
 

NoRiders

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Nice solution. The screw and washer and loctitie should not be necessary though. Suzuki just uses the barrel that holds the cable and nipple in place.
I get what you say Teazer, but it's a belt n braces approach I'm happy with.
 

Maritime

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Maritime - that ratchet crimper proved it's worth...the varied connectors I bought were also spot on, if a little thin and fragile....they fitted the Suzuki/Honda multi connectors a treat.
Glad it worked out. Ill never use another.
 

NoRiders

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Wow, this is really looking good, you're doing some nice work...
Thanx Pete....this isolation business has freed up time and energy so I've kept myself sane with a dose of garage therapy.

My lad getting the electricals sorted is a big step.
 

NoRiders

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Any good reason why the coil cannot live here?



Knocked up a two piece bracket that holds the coil above the carbs with a fixing through the web of the rear tank mount.



I'll only have to fit two Rivnuts and it's a good'un.
 

NoRiders

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Got it...nice action and will press it into service tomorrow :)

So, the subject of air filters is approaching....to pod or not to pod? I'm not using a stock air filter supply system, so will require pod/cone filters of some kind. Bear in mind this will not be a long haul bike or used as a daily. The carbs are standard GT200 carbs (with some adjustment built in) and will take a 34mm inlet neck. As the carbs are not diaphragm type pod filters should work OK right? I reckon on adjusting the main needle to slightly richer to cope with the improved(?) airflow.
I had in mind these from RamAir....anyone had direct working experience of this brand or similarView attachment 225936?
OK, I've had to make a decision on the airfilter selection.

Given all the good info and feedback I've received, the preferable solution of inlet trumpets and a foam sock filter is proving too expensive and will take a while as delivery of the flange adapter could take up to two months!!

The £50+ saving on going with the simple foam filter up ^^^ there will save me enough to buy the 130/70x17" tyre I need in a minute. So needs must and all that.

I will review the engine performance and maybe upgrade in the future...but for now this is the logical and most practical solution. :)
 

NoRiders

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Crashed head long into a snag I hadn't anticipated....the primary sprocket cover didn't fit!!

The casing was far too big to fit the frame......out with the grinder...





Hat to shave the top right corner.....very close to the bolt casting....very little wriggle room as the clutch pushrod has to align with the actuating bush......got a spare/scrap cover to test cut. Pleased I did as I learnt a lot.



You'll also notice the clutch lever/cable connection is working.

Throttle cables positioned....I need 1-3 cable 3" longer at least. JJ Cables will sort one out :)



Coil mounted, side panel fitted, cables routed......getting there :)

Oh yeah, micro indicators arrived.....pretty discreet I reckon.





Thanks for checking in.
 

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