slap that 88cc together

Went with boring paint in the end, figured everything else is a bit mad, so tone it down.

Needs second coat and lacquer asap, but didn’t turn out that bad considering how much i hate paint prep

Order a very cheap radial master cylinder, wasn’t really surprised when i saw this shitty casting, at least only on the clamp part, the body seems ok. i hope.

VJ21 race fairings, strangely modded road ones, was expecting much more straight forward molds, ejit store sent me a smoked screen after i asked for a plain one. sigh. still rg125 ought to look much slimmer with these clothes on.

Race 88cc, in one piece now, gy6 88cc piston installed, used a 107cc head, of the two i had the 107 had better castings and i have a lumpy long cam for it, head with the smaller chamber used a shorter cam so i gave up on that.

very direct tillotson carb, should work great!

That is of course if i can get the valves to seat.

after some lapping there are still not so good, but alright for testing purposes!

new piston is much bigger then the stock 50(right), and has a lot more compression then a stock 107 (left)

perfect deck height.

107 head on right, you can make out the combustion chamber size difference, plus the extra cooling fins.

some Runner 180 info, gotta build up an electric pump kit, toyota prius inverter pumps are perfect, but finding a switch to turn it on is not cheap, so i’ll probably settle for a switch.

uprate the cbr6 brakes, eventaully.

nifty fifty 2018

New years day run 2018:

Like the colours, if it makes other people go what?! i’m down for it.

Want to race this guy, but he said the rain plays hell with the traction so he went home 🙁

68 years old and getting used, top class.

Race c90 back after test run, taller rear tire is a tiny bit more unstable, but grip was fantastic.

Oh look, my fecking cbr6 ain’t charging again.

also found that the plugs are getting a bit fouled from short runs to work, gotta change those, so i bought this to help:

knew that spare frame would come in handy!

getting nearer race day! lightening program is making progress..

Fitted temp gauge because i was hoping i had blown something, but no it’s fine damn it.

attempting to get someone elses race transponder charged

Final though before nifty fifty 2018?

Race Day!

Well first thing that went wrong was a burst water main, Thomas Maxwell could not make it, but he had a friend that could take his place so. ok then. Paul has ktm dirt bike is half my age and never been at a tarmac race… this was the night before the race as i sat in the car driving up to dublin..

Three people on our team myself colin and paul, we can still split up the race between us, have seen my bike do 1h30m of racing before so decided i’d go out for an hour and thirty minutes, you’re never sure how long the race will be and paul didn’t have any experience.

went out for 1h27m, ran out of petrol but still made it to the pits with out stopping, loads of bouncing about trying to slosh fuel into carb. Had huge battle with team manly, some fella name cody nally? never heard of him, he kept up ok. i was third in class as i pitted, absolutely buggered,  knees and shoulders wouldn’t work right for days after, footpegs so far forward made hopping about alot of physical work. the straight bars wrecked my right wrist as well.

ABR moto/Driving miss daisy/Funky Junkys had alot more power, past me going at least 5k quicker, ABR/BMD are both english teams so they had 107cc engines i’m sure. in plop enduro racing you have to keep the 19mm carb, no such restrictions over here so they were bored passing everyone.
Colin went backwards unfortunately, new guy paul rock kept us in place and was steadily improving when the flag dropped.

6th in class, 9th overall 1:26.160 77.298kmh
teds team finished one lap behind us! on a stock 70!
dry race, tyres fantastic, i would have been well into the 1.25 if i had not changed the gearing combo down to 36 tooth rear and not taken into account the taller rear tyre also stretching the gearing.

ABR moto Driving miss daisy / Funky Junkys had alot more power, but they couldn’t take a corner to save there lives, next year will be the year of the my 89.3cc BBK! Seriously next year is Win or i’m bringing a two stroke to nifty fifty 2020

 

 

Best 86cc bike out there, A Fish Called Honda

and one week later we were all balls deep in snow.

Back to normal,Fucking cbr.

Other things that happened

Oh whats this for?

🙂

But never mind that, time for a spin!

Tasty noise

Bought a new bike! only new bike ever, yet to drive it, stock is too slow!

Race bike got it’s tyres, it started too. Ready To Race.

Fixed my shaver charger, “fixed”

Flat battery,

Fecked rectifier

Soldered all in again top job.

15 years plus that stone has been in my knee, so nice to have it gone.

naughty

Dog has a help out spot, but only when the weather is nice.

Runner is dead, wibbly handling isn’t as fun when you have no one to race!

Engine will live again in a decent go kart frame

Got that front end on!

feck it these clocks weight tons! steering loads lighter, that may have to do with different trail figures and the lighter wheel

Very cracked

shed upgrade!

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.

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