TerriCab

TerriCab, nice name for the latest project, been a while with babies, work and winter(s) so lets get back to doing a few things.

first the backlog, Aixam is still not up and running, seems to be a dead ESC.

so i obviously ordered an upgrade! course the batteries are dead now, so it’s still sitting there.

Cbr got fresh tyres, badly needed

need more free days to get the chicken strips off

nifty fifty 2018 went a head, great race, except the bit where it got called early and i didn’t get to go out. 🙁

and on to TerriCab, i do have some other pictures, it’s the basic shape of a zaxxon cab, can i find those pics? nah.

so lets skip a few step and head to the feet design! MDF soaks up any moisture so putting it straight onto the garage concrete floor is not a good idea, wheels are the best solution, but they cost money, i’ll use a random feed plastic feed bag as a damp proof membrane and two other bits of normal wood

is any of the random pots of paint left around the house non-water based?, no but this can of stone chip seals things nice.

gotta buy a super cheap plastic chopping board to go underneath the feet again, should slide around great.

 

all quiet

Ted got a go-kart, we’re investigating engines for it.

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Brakes for the cbr turned up,

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Ass of the 109″ got unbolted, need extra hands and better weather to finish it off,

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Cbr spent it’s first night in the shed, very wet this weekend, poor bike is feeling quite tired now.

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Arcade software is getting quite polished now, played bomberman too much already, thumb is killing me, land rover rebuild project get priority (because baby + winter) but i’ll have to squeeze in time for shed/arcade woodworking projects.

project stop ya bastard. or cbr6 f2 brake upgrade.

ok cbr upgrade plans have taken a wild jump off the tracks and settled right here:

vfr400 calipers (same as an rc30!)

gsx600f discs.

gsxr750 wheel.

and some bracket, spacers and swearing.

First i was still looking at fitting some 90mm c2c yamaha calipers, the bracket would not have been pretty but it would stop great with sumitomo’s/blue dots or even the yzf750 six pots!

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scouting about i found the bros 400 frontend just sitting there

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that caliper has a scored piston and a broken bleed nipple, but see how it bolts up to the fork leg?

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on the cbr leg, a flat plate behind the caliper and the lugs on the legs, should perfectly level the caliper on the new discs. but theory and practice and all that jazz. I’ve ordered the calipers anyway off ebay, €85 most expensive part so far. we’ll see what braided hoses cost..

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I do like the logo hidden on the inside.

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Pic’s of the new wheel and discs soon, will probably paint everything strange colours.

Replace ma cbr6? Nvar!

Cbr is not looking good, i think its about to finally get that brake upgrade i’ve been thinking about for that last 9 years.

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Which brake upgrade is most troubling, 276mm floating, 295mm solid, 310mm floating, 4-pot opposed or 3-pot sliding?

Also the fuel screw got mangalated, this is the spare bank of carbs that are also reluctant to give up a non busted jet.

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clean air filter, clean bits of the bike no will ever see, adjust the other fuel screws, got for a spin anyway.

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perv’d over this for bit just before i went out.

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in other news, blindly waving my soldering iron at a MHL to HDMI converter turned out well.

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really it works perfectly!

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Also got shed.

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shed needs wiring and panelling and an arcade machine. arcade machine first because working ass backward is more fun.

try to do stuff

managed to go on the new years day run, feeling wrecked from the meds, so i took the cbr, i was still wet next week it rained so hard. next year i’ll be on the c90, no excuses.

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Bored in the house with all he ice and rain, fixed up a door lock, fascinating.

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some ejit threw all this out, sky+HD box gave up a nice 3.5″ 500GB harddrive, sata cable, ata to sata power adapter, a neet little heatsink. the cheap drill worked perfect the battery fits my einhell charger. haven’t found a 12 brick to power the netlink router yet, i have a desktop PSU that would do it but i’d have to chop up a working brick to get the right connector, i’ll get it done later.

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Today i actually made myself get out, figured it was time to service the car.

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Only 2-3 years late. could park a bus in the spark plug gap. and yep the filter was fecked, i know this car is shit but you’ve gotta give it some credit for not dying on unfiltered oil.

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yes we got another lathe. no we still haven’t got the other one working…

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more swapping bits!

Teds finally got a superlight xl250!, looks a bit rough in this pic, but it’s aleady got a bit of tart up and it looking very tasty, the k1/2 xl250 is much lighter and more sought after then my k3, and is much less broken.

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it’s still  broken mind, piston and barrel scored to buggery, teds going to use a cb250rs piston in the k1/2 barrel, it a got a few differences, couple of mill bigger, crown is higher but squish is lower, ted will be looking for some thing low compression, easy to start. but thats all later, need a barrel and piston now! so, take one unloved xl250k3:

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Add twenty minutes of bolt undoing:

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And we left that there, ted changed tyres on his XL and i got lunch. after lunch i had a stupid idea..

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It rolls!, chains fine, air still in the never used sava race tyre.

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TDR is not doing anything, so out it came and nope, bottom bearing is huge, allballsracing.com listed it as 48mm, probably the earlier tdr with the tube frame, this TDR is 55mm o.d. bottom bearing. pity as it was a clean front end, even it was two long.

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RD200 front end is also a possibility, wouldn’t mind a drum brake, as long as it’s better then a stock rxs. don’t have one right now but it might turn up in the future.

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Bolted my cbr back together, new found respect for my tiny 276mm after the shot bros brake. new axle collar for the bearings make me happy, i could now tighten up the axles and still rotate the wheel, great! wheel is still banjaxed tho, couldn’t find my spare.

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Arcade is going ahead soon, a day spent playing retro arcade games at Sarges house has convinced me it will be excellent

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f2 front end swap

Well I’ve had enough of the amazing collapsing bearings, just went ahead and ordered the new bit from Lee M/C, only €22 as cheap as the internet. Not in stock unfortunately, so what to do for the rest of the day?

Yep trawl through the crap around the place in search of a replacement anyway, i’ll have to change the front rim since the bearings are falling out of it as well (the O/D is worn too). so, rg215? bit far gone, needs springs, cb-1? bit melted in the fire. gsxf600? really really rusty. bros 400? only one shot fork leg, tyre and brakes are all there. not very good but there.

So, off with the bros frontend, off with the cbr’s frontend, chuck some wood under the bros so it’s not lying on the ground all winter and on with the swap! and it’s done, just like that, the whole lot including putting the tools away and cleaning the brake pistons. 2 hrs.

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Steers like a sick hippo, forks are little too high and the tyre too big (110/80) springs are just a touch too soft and the wheel bearing are rumbling, but it’ll do until i have the cbr’s bits rebuilt. At least the wheel won’t fall off this way.

Mondello, trackday 24th june 2015

Didn’t die! despite the brakes boiling over twice and being lumped in with the advanced class, totally unfazed. i only did 13 miles/10 laps but the cbr didn’t embarrass it’s self (brakes on fire don’t count) as i did in fact pass a gsxr750. ( yes it was driven by a ejit, but a win is a win) after that, the cousin’s share his GSXR1000 with me for the rest of that day had three 20minute sessions, got better each time, but the wheelie’s were too much, it was a fine line between getting the power down or smacking your face with the clocks.

going again next week to watergrasshill, but first we needed to fix teds ypvs/banshee, the athena/banshee barrels have massive water jacket ports just under the exhaust, the ypvs case doesn’t cover ’em.

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No Pics of me on track yet, didn’t think i’d have time for photos so only phone camera shots.

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Didn’t manage to blow them cobwebs off anyway. some slicks, calliper seals and fresh brake fluid for next day 🙂

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3ma with 3xv forks, makes a beautiful sound.

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new pipe for the Runner 180

Runner 180, snarkie email from PM tuning saying they couldn’t sell me an expansion pipe with out the silencer as that’s where the profits are, prompted me to buy a Jolly Moto instead, ha! no profits for you!
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yes my wallet is very sore now but it was worth it. Decent reviews of it too.

Got some ants in my pants last week and instead of throwing out all the cardboard from the new house, i built an arcade machine out if it!

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cad to cam, it’s all about the cardboard.

Also couldn’t find my measuring tape at the time, so i came up with a new standard of one jvc remote width, which roughly equates to 1.5 hogs feet.

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Trackday tomorrow, will the cbr survive? will they let me on the track? will i be a funny crash picture in next months work letter?

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Zero titles given.

Xl’s carb is clean,all thats left before i attempt to start it is one wire and some engine oil.

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Took the thicker bros 400 top tee piece to use with the cbr,

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Gave it a lick of paint, this will fit on my cbr and give me Mx bars. where to attach them is a whole other problem.

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