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by freeridenick
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Idle speed
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Idle speed

If you've not done so already sort the throttle position sensor then balance the carbs before you do the pilot screws. I left mine all year 'cause I was too lazy and only riding on track. The pilot screws were about right but it was always lumpy at tickover. A quick balance sorted that. Then I drain...
by freeridenick
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: What bore is the carbs on a VTR 1000?
Replies: 156
Views: 9478

Re: What bore is the carbs on a VTR 1000?

thanks for the photoshop! squeezed a bit of time in the garage before we go! Here is the seat being made… I have used closed cell EFP30 foam, which is firm, but has the advantage that it can be sanded to shape. it will be covered with some 6mm foam and trimmed. Trimming is one of the jobs I cant do...
by freeridenick
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 19346
Views: 798447

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Cleaned the calipers and pistons up as well as swapped the shitty unbranded SS brake lines for some Venhill ones. Also fitted some LED strip lighting in the shed but the old battery I was going to power them off is goosed.
by freeridenick
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.
Replies: 638
Views: 60501

Re: Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero.

Where are you getting your sheet metal from? Local or interweb?

It's starting to take shape now and looks like a tracker. Home straight or still a ways off?
by freeridenick
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tilt cutout switch advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Tilt cutout switch advice.

Or the fuel cut relay from the bike the pump come off. CBR600 I think, then work out how to wire it in, I'll try and remember to check my VFR manual tomorrow to see how it wires in (same relay as CBR) unless you've already checked Nick Not yet. I have looked at relay wiring and they look to have fo...
by freeridenick
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric hookup
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Electric hookup

I might stick with the battery and charge from home then. I'll only be using it for a couple of nights at most and I'll have a generator with me so could top it up from that when the tyre warmers are running. I've got some LED strip to go in for lighting. They're 12V so a straight connection. The br...
by freeridenick
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tilt cutout switch advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Tilt cutout switch advice.

Every Fi street bike I can think of has one....go to a breaker and buy a salvage one for cheap or buy a new "replacement" one. BUT... Keep in mind there are several types I can think off off top of my head and likely more... The type that create an open circuit when tripped are not designed for hig...
by freeridenick
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric hookup
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Electric hookup

Is your trailer going to be disconnect from the motor at this stage. If not, I just got an Inverter with socket, the one I have also had USB ports, and wired it from the main battery. Use low usage Led lights. I've never had any issue but never really had it on more than a few hrs. Yes, it'll be st...
by freeridenick
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: What bore is the carbs on a VTR 1000?
Replies: 156
Views: 9478

Re: What bore is the carbs on a VTR 1000?

buzzer wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:31 pm
A trick I learned many years ago is that when you want to get filler to shape, make sharp edges so you can see the lines, then when you are satisfied they are right, sand them off!
Great tip. Thanks.
by freeridenick
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Electric hookup
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Electric hookup

Any thoughts on wiring up a hook up in a trailer? From what I've read I need a leisure battery, breaker box, 16amp socket and some wire and switches. All I want to do is power some lights and charge my phone.
by freeridenick
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tilt cutout switch advice.
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Tilt cutout switch advice.

Has anyone fitted or got any thoughts on fitting a tilt switch to cut the ignition when the bike is on its side? With a fuel pump fitted I should have one for racing. Lots of bikes seem to have relays wired into the coils but I want something simple. I figure I can splice it into the kill switch wir...
by freeridenick
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Quickshifter opinions (Healtech)?
Replies: 13
Views: 1536

Re: Quickshifter opinions (Healtech)?

Exciting new developments on an old thread: you can now get a downshift blipper for older bikes with carbs and cable throttles. IRC now make one, you can get it via HPS in the UK, adjustable shift times, but £750..... Up and down shifts and yes, it will fit any bike, including Storms and SP's., all...
by freeridenick
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: What bore is the carbs on a VTR 1000?
Replies: 156
Views: 9478

Re: What bore is the carbs on a VTR 1000?

Sweat mate, home straight now. Did you fabricate the exhaust or buy it?
by freeridenick
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dynojet slide spring specs?
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Dynojet slide spring specs?

I.I.R.C the whole point of the DJ kit is to get the carbs on the main jets as quickly as possible, hence the third lift hole. The welcome In section has a link to carb set up and the widely held opinion is that this isn't good for these bikes. The HRC setup only ran one left hole. DJ needles, jets a...
by freeridenick
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: From 107 to 128
Replies: 202
Views: 24568

Re: From 107 to 128

Magic Kev. Thanks. :thumbup: