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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby duke63 » 03 Apr 2021, 22:53

Wheelbase is everything.

My Ducati is the same - long sweeping bends its rock solid and a great cornering bike. Take it to a road with sharper bends though and it takes some effort to turn it and soon becomes quite tiring.

The Street Triple is the other way round though.
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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby D6Nutz » 04 Apr 2021, 09:45

Stonesie wrote:I a couple of times on a hot start it acted like it had a flat battery but if I left it for a few seconds it started normally


The RSV used to do this, it was a known "behaviour" of the bike. I read on the forums that this is the time when your sprag clutch is most at risk, stopping and waiting is the right thing to do.

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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby Stonesie » 04 Apr 2021, 11:46

Yesterday the bike seemed popular with this pair of cocks :D

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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby kiwikrasher » 04 Apr 2021, 16:41

I think they are looking for the cake
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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby Stonesie » 11 Apr 2021, 22:41

I think they were inspecting my Chicken Strips :D


Today I got TuneECU working on the mobile app but it is limited in what it can do, no map reading or changes but it did give me the map number which I fed into google, it spat out "Standard map for factory exhaust with SAI and Catalyst" which explains the mini-gun sound effects off throttle.

Soooo I (headbang) with trying to get TuneECU running on the laptop, I like mechanicals, my brother is the one with a Computer Science degree (facepalm)

I got it figured out so now have both methods of connecting to the bike, I can even calibrate the speedo (I have a -1 front sprocket, as fitted to the speed triple) and install the map for aftermarket exhaust and no Cat (rock) , but that also has no SAI so might banish the exhaust crackle (gah)


Other than that I have bought a new fuel line and front sprocket lock washer, I will probably bore some with the posts when I do the service, I did contemplate letting Doncaster Motorcycles handle it but then saw the price of the Gold service, I will be under no time pressure so will do a more thorough job.
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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby Kwacky » 11 Apr 2021, 23:01

I used to be quite pally with the owner but he became a bit of a knob when his business took off.

The gold service is a good price when you look at how much work they have to do.
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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby Stonesie » 11 Apr 2021, 23:21

True, it is a big job but nothing I can't handle and there's some extras to be done while im in there, I might still call them if I need any shims for the valves.
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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby Stonesie » 15 Apr 2021, 20:21

Walked into the garage and had a surprise, the red light of doom on the optimate. It's been on charge for a day and failed it's health check and the multimeter confirmed it with a reading of 12.1v... so the new looking Yuasa is toast.

An Enduroline is on order from Tayna batteries, more CCA than the Yuasa and a 2 year warranty.

Also checked my bottle of motul coolant, it's premixed, it's 10 years old and only 1 litre, I need 3... I was only putting some shopping away and it cost me £60 on bike stuff (5l bottle of coolant + a battery) not bad I suppose, a cheap bike will need some love to keep it sweet. 8)
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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby Stonesie » 18 Apr 2021, 21:21

Things I got done Yesterday.
Oil + filter change with Castrol Power 1 Racing (Synthetic)
Plugs
Air filter
Valve clearances (all in spec, some right on the upper limit)
Reg/Rec upgrade
Unblocked the tank drain from around the filler neck
Fitted the "Pudding Cables" beefy 50mm² buggers
Fitted new Enduroline battery with it's 190CCA
Updated the ECU map to the one for an aftermarket exhaust... Above 6K it really wakes up now (raaar)

Today
320 mile ride, the gearchange is more fussy now but not one false neutral. If I get it right it slots straight in, other times it's notchy, the pervious owner said it was notchy with Motul oil, I'm thinking it just prefers more basic semi-synthetic oil so I will give it a few rides and if it still notchy I will do another oil+filter change to some semi.

Still to do
Coolant flush and replacement
Chain and sprockets
Replace cracked and split SAI manifold
Replace radiator cap
Replace starter solenoid
Replace relay rubbers
Fit USB charger/volt meter

I have a choice of standard gearing or a -1 front sprocket (Speed Triple gearing) so may fit the -1 for a touch more overtaking punch.

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After messing about clearing the spigot out I removed it, still blocked, easily unblocked with a drill bit.
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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby Kwacky » 18 Apr 2021, 21:25

Impressive work.

That filter doesn't look too fresh
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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby D6Nutz » 18 Apr 2021, 22:09

You so need to get a project bike on the go

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Re: Stonesie New Bike

Postby Stonesie » 18 Apr 2021, 22:50

I think this is my project bike (lol)
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