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by E.Marquez
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Battery Charging Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Battery Charging Woes

So having ridden my newly acquired Storm for a couple of weeks I've noticed she's more and more reluctant to start cold or hot. I assumed knackered battery and put a new one in due to her being on sorn and laid up for near 2 years. However after a couple of days she was struggling again. Last night...
by E.Marquez
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternator wires to Rectifier size?
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Alternator wires to Rectifier size?

Japanese bikes use a metric wire size that is not a direct cross over to AWG or anything else commonly available in the UK or US. it would be about 19 AWG if it was a thing, as its not I use 18 AWG, high strand tinned Marine rated wire or M22759/16 Tefzel 18 AWG wire. BUT I would not patch that .. I...
by E.Marquez
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday E.Marquez
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Happy birthday E.Marquez

Thanks all Put customer work aside Sunday and today to work on personal bikes. Need to get back to wrenching for fun instead of just work. So I asked the boss for the day off today... Surprisingly I said yes ....lol It helped that the wife was at work and could not veto the decision. That and I inst...
by E.Marquez
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: speedo face removal & replace
Replies: 77
Views: 11074

Re: speedo face removal & replace

Funnily enough just had some other vinyl stickers done and with them they had the option of gloss or matt laminated finishing I forgot to ask on your protoype version with the firm that buried them to do a matt finish! Looked at your LED crimbo light string in the housing above the face plate and i...
by E.Marquez
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MMS GEN III MOSFET kit NO WIRING WORK NEEDED
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: MMS GEN III MOSFET kit NO WIRING WORK NEEDED

Do you ship to Norway? :D I've shipped to many non US locations, a Small island off Africa, Australia, Greenland, Austria and more.. shoot me a message at marquezmotorcycleservices@gmail.com with a full shipping address and I'll confirm shipping cost, but I would expect it to only add $28 USD to th...
by E.Marquez
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Starting engine
Replies: 100
Views: 12044

Re: Starting engine

paulR wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:01 pm
VTRDark wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:51 am
For future reference the gl_s_r Choke nuts are no longer available.
Ah pity, thanks for letting me know.
That is a pity, though you can still get them from the bloke on the US site, or make them from Polaris parts if you prefer the brass style over Aluminum
by E.Marquez
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: U.K. Question
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: U.K. Question

Im big on the "To Each His Own" kind of thing... Heck there are plenty of VTR builds on this page and the US one that Id never own, want to ride or have a hand in building.. But as Im not doing any of that, who cares.. To each his own. BUT if there is a good reason to build something pointless just ...
by E.Marquez
Fri May 31, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: JE high comp noise
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: JE high comp noise

Not to belabor the point, but what spec? That for the OEM pistons or for the JE piston as they are not the same. Pre Ignition or detonation is an easy diagnose, run a tank of high RON fuel, be it from a local track / race car supplier or piston engine aviation fuel. Running a high RON fuel won't hu...
by E.Marquez
Mon May 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wow.. check them mcct's.
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Wow.. check them mcct's.

What about no nut and instead a slot cut in the end of the bolt, then it'd be sort of like a tappet type adjuster (locknut and screw) . It would work... but less convenient for adjustment Id think. And really, anaerobic stud and bearing mount or high strength thread lock and a nut...the nut is NOT ...
by E.Marquez
Sun May 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wow.. check them mcct's.
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Wow.. check them mcct's.

You confused me Matt...I'm thinking whos this Jackson bloke ... :lol: :lol: Yes Ade's MCCts...Personaly I thought they were a pain to fit with the lock nut against the dome & a Nylock against the body... As the Nylock took some effort to turn it was turning the bolt, despite holding the dome as the...
by E.Marquez
Tue May 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: JE wrist pin clips
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: JE wrist pin clips

JE clips are a bugger to install as they are thicker/stiffer then stock or VErtex, ect.

I can say for sure JE and OEM pin clips are not interchangeable, I cant say for sure it another brand might work.

Personally I never mix and match..new clips are always from the same brand as the piston.
by E.Marquez
Sat May 18, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: What's the point
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: What's the point

The point is (for me) I enjoy having them I enjoy working on them I enjoy writing them I don’t spend money on smokes I don’t spend money on prostitutes gambling or drugs other than A pint or two off the shelf and brewing a 5 gallon batch every couple of weeks Each of the bikes mean something to me I...
by E.Marquez
Sat May 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MMS GEN III MOSFET kit NO WIRING WORK NEEDED
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: MMS GEN III MOSFET kit NO WIRING WORK NEEDED

StormyRob wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Don't have a storm... At the minute. However I think it's great people are still making decent bits for this bike. Good work mate
Thanks mate

I enjoy making stuff for the old girls
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That one just went to a guy in New Zealand
by E.Marquez
Wed May 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help need pic of a motor
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Help need pic of a motor

If anyone has a bare motor, just heads and cases or that and valve covers and is willing to work with me to get the pic angle and visual I need, post up...

Thanks
by E.Marquez
Wed May 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help need pic of a motor
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Help need pic of a motor

MacV2 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Any good..?

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Close,,,,,, I might be able to photoshop out the manifolds and the hoses ...but that is what i was hoping to avoid as its time consuming, and Im not great at it in any case :lol: