Have I mentioned yet how much this engine rips? It's like a fat man with lactose intolerance that went straight from an ice cream eating competition to a very important job interview!
Swapping shocks did get the rear end where it should be. I still don't have the front wheel in their properly though so haven't done more than blast up and down the street pissing off the neighbors. Hopefully will have that sorted out before the end of the day.
Last Edit: Apr 7, 2017 11:36:51 GMT -5 by ThomasTPFL
Post by ThomasTPFL on Apr 10, 2017 22:21:26 GMT -5
So I've verified now that my centering was off on my little wheel. I swapped back to the original TGB 14" and it tracks perfectly. I'll run that until I work out a better way of installing the Dio wheel. Makes it look like one of those new school baggers, lol.
Didn't get any pictures.... Everything from the Jog case has been swapped over to a CPI longcase. 12" back wheel. Keeping the CPI transmission. It's 10:1 and all the blasting at the rally had the Jog tranny making some serious noise.
Scored a Stage 6 rear facing intake set up. Gonna swap back to a Key West frame. Started modifying the frame tonight to accept the Yamaha sized engine hanger. The outer portion of the frame tabs is just a tad tight but the pivots on the TGB are narrower so I cut off the inner frame tabs so they can be welded back on to accept the Yammy sized hanger.
Wanna get back to the shorter frame and bigger wheels as I really liked the nimbleness stacked with being able to hit bumps wide open.
Looking at clutch bells. Since I warped one I want to pick up something with fins.
I've been told that an ET2 rear pulley will fit and is bigger, so that with an oversized front pulley gives a poor mans over range. Investigating that info.
I've been riding my stock Key West all week. Stock bikes are so slow.
Yeah.... I set it up to be lined up with the Jog engine and wheel. Looking at the Eton Beamer that is currently taking up porch space the engine frame tabs are in the same place. The engine hanger tube is grooved to offset the engine way to the left. I can't do that with the Stage6 rear intake hanger I have. Some cutting and welding is definitely gonna happen.
Post by ThomasTPFL on May 25, 2017 22:20:23 GMT -5
Finally got the engine back in. Didn't get far enough for a test blast today.
Cut the Stage6 hanger at the solid bars and welded it back together using some sleeves cut from old handlebars.
Stage6 uses some soft steel. When I was cutting and grinding I swear it was harder to get through the powder coating than the steel underneath.
Since I have enough room under the carb instead of using a bolt on each side at the engine I'm using the long stock bolt with a spacer in the center. Makes it easier to install if nothing else. In my head it'll be less likely to twist.
Shock mount still needs to be welded on.
Gotta go get my electrical tools from friends house so I can figure out where my DC circuit went. That happened before I decided to swap to the long case.
This bike is totally getting a "built not bought label somewhere.
I hate that I warped the clutch bell. I'm using the CPI clutch now as it's larger but I'll have to start from scratch on tuning it. Overse had that sucker dialed in almost perfect.
Last Edit: May 25, 2017 22:22:21 GMT -5 by ThomasTPFL