1988 project

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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:33 am

Hello,
Trail tech computer is hooked up, well at least rpm, speedo and power. Next up are the indicator lights.

Had bike out for a short ride and everything worked nicely.
Getting the bike into neutral is a pain, but the same thing happened to my 750. An oil change fixed that problem back then. I am hoping the same applies here.

I am not happy with the wiring because I just threw everything on there in the end to make it rideable for now. Everything works but doesnt look nice. I am thinking about rewiring the entire bike from scratch using a motogadget m-unit. This would also get rid of some things like fuse box and one or two relays.
I also want to relocate the ignition coils to inside the frame, somewhere under the tank.

I also don't like the thermostat housing. It's an eye sore. I probably go over to the streetfighter forum and check there for alternatives.
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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:36 am

Bike as it stands now...
Haven't had time to take her in for seat yet.

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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:59 am

Just had a look and I should be able to move the ignition coils under the tank. I have room to run a bar or similar across the frame which will give me plenty of mounting space.
I'll have to wait a bit until there is less gas in tank. Too freaking heavy to take off at the moment :)

While I'm at it, I'll move the petcock to the right side as well.

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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:48 pm

Seat done

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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:12 am

Getting a second frame which makes it easier to work on things like redoing the sub frame, relocating battery and coils. My fiberglass rear fender/cover will go and I will have metal welded on instead. Once that's done and the battery box, which will go inside the frame, I will wire the bike from scratch. A bit messy with the original harness. Will go with the m-unit which also has a few relays as well as fuses built in.
My clutch slave is leaking and I just discovered a hole in the top seal. A bit annoying because it was a new set.
I also bought a fuel line quick disconnect that will tank removal easier in the future.
I keep changing oil and filters regularly at the moment because the engine appears to be very dirty inside. After only 20 miles of riding it was pretty dark. Hopefully this will improve soon. Getting bike into neutral improved a bit after last oil change. Still hard but should clear up soon too.

As you can see, there is always something to do.

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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:03 pm

Got my spare frame and built a mockup. Sides will be welded shut which will give additional strength.

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Goes nicely with wheel
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Battery box will go inside the frame. M-unit will be ordered this week and will sit under seat.
I will also close the gap between tank and subframe which is normally covered by the tail fairings.
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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:30 am

Tearing down bike again.
Found a guy who will build the subframe for me. I am going with 1 inch tube to give it a beefy look.
Ordered stuff to get rid of the original thermostat housing. There will be an inline thermostat now which will go underneath the tank. An inline filler will sit above radiator right where hose leaves the frame. Could be a bit tricky with the tiny space available to route 1 inch hoses, but we'll see.
I am also trying to fit the ignition coils under the airbox. Fits but need to see how I can keep that plastic cover that shields from engine.

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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:11 pm

My inline thermostat and filler are on the way. I had the brilliant idea to turn the coolant pipes around to face backwards. They are cut and I will have the connecting pipe welded back on. In my pic, you can see what I mean. Good thing I have a spare engine for fitment off my bike.
Advantage is that I am freeing up a lot of room above the engine to fit my coils. Yay.
Subframe is dropped off and a guy is working on it. Ordered 1 inch chromoly tubes, should look nice.

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Building the jig to drop off at plumber. Connecting pipe will be like shown in pic. Just needs to be cut of course. From there a hose goes into the thermostat and runs up to radiator where a filler will sit right outside the frame.
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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:29 am

Coolant pipes are back and installed on bike. Only concern now is a leak and maybe the tank hitting it. But the latter "should" be OK. Unfortunately, my tank is with the guy who is building the subframe.
Winning lots of space where the pipes used to sit. I can easily fit my coils there, and maybe a coffee machine.

Next is to install the thermostat and filler. Thermostat most likely goes somewhere on the side of the bike. Need to play with it a bit. Ran out of time this morning.

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Can't even see it from side
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Space I am getting back now
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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:49 am

Here a pic of the setup on my spare engine
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Bracket to hold everything in place. Not pretty but pipes don't go anywhere...
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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:50 pm

Didn't think it all the way through and can't fit thermostat under tank bc of how the pipes are facing. Right now, I am thinking of just running it up the frame and put the thermostat up there. See pics. MAYBE I redo it and run a T connector between the two outlet pipes and fit the thermostat.

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Also started on the coil location and mount. Fits but need to attach it now
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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:30 am

Done with coils. Also shortened the coil wires a bit.
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Radiator is back on bike again. I also had a spare scoop which i put on.
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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:12 am

Btw, my new headlight came in. Wasn't so sure about the previous one. Wasnt that bright either. The mount makes it look bigger too. Should look good once installed.

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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:28 pm

Question: where does this bolt lead into? Have to check manual tonight but thought I'd ask.
It's pretty long. I am asking because when removed, it is a bit wet. Not oil or fuel though.

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Re: 1988 project

Postby saftie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:01 pm

First pic of the subframe in the making...
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Also, i replaced all fastener/clamp bolts on airbox and carbs with Allen hex. The old ones were stripping


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