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Old 14th October 2011, 06:32 PM
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Stop faffing about man and get it running
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Old 15th October 2011, 01:05 AM
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Thats the plan, got it sparking properly now, so just need the carbs sorting, will try the sierras carb just for a giggle!
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Old 15th October 2011, 08:41 AM
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It's a good starting point!

I have ZX6 carbs for mine, but there's no way I would put them on before having the engine running in stock for first.

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Old 20th October 2011, 09:21 PM
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It's started, bolted the old knacked carb on found the mechanical fuel pump and regulator in a box of bits, bodged some spark plug leads from halfrauds, wouldn't go on first try, swapped the coil pack connections over and it rawed into life, sacred the crap out of me with no manifold on, only ran for 10 seconds, but it went!
The carb had none of its other connections hooked up just fuel.
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Old 1st November 2011, 05:31 PM
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Thought I'd try and get a start up video to prove to the masses she lives.

Connected up the manifold so it wouldn't be so noisy in the garage.

Fired her up and tweeked the carb so she didn't stall.

Great I thought as she sat there idling, then it dawned on me, how the hell do I turn this off!
I'd hard wired the ignition.
What proceded was about a 30 seconds of blind unrational panic!
I pulled the fuel feed to fuel pump, no luck there must have been plenty in the lines and carb.

Mad panic to disconnect the battery with a spanner. this did the trick!

Man it made me sweat for a minute, in the cold light of day it would have been easy just to pull the lead from the coil pack or a rag over the carb but I was in panic mode!

Only damage I hope is a couple of melted cable sheafs where they were touching the manifold, it got pretty hot quicly and was glowing red. Should the manifold got that hot that quickly?, !
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Old 1st November 2011, 09:21 PM
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Can definitely relate to that scenario.

Strange how quick logic goes out of the window in a brief moment of panic.

I once changed the engine on my nephews Turbo charged XR2
He didn't tell me that he had fitted one of those fangled gadgets on that keeps the engine running for a while after the ignition has been turned off ( Supposedly to allow the turbo to spool down properly ?? )

After first start, I immediately noticed a major oil leak, quickly turned the ignition off.
Imagine my shock when nothing happened, blind panic when faced with the reality of a newly rebuilt engine likely to go pop ( I jumped in & stalled it on the clutch )

Turned out that I had not fully tightened the turbo's oil feed pipe ( Thankfully, no harm done )

All that aside, it is not uncommon for a manifold to glow a bit when very hot ( very noticeable in poor light conditions )
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i wonder how many of us have dropped a spanner over both battery terminals and paniked like mad getting it off. I tell myself not to do it over and over, but the flat top of the battery is such an apealing place to subconciously put tools!
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Old 27th November 2011, 06:19 PM
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Default A inlet is born

Picked up some Zx6r carbs from ebay for a good price.
They look ok I just hope I haven't been sold some lemons.
So it was time to make a manifold for the CVH. FastDan cut me an inlet flange for the CVH that blanks off the water take off. He also supplied me with a length of 45 OD pipe.

I sat down with my drawing board and worked out the cut angles for the pipes to give me a 20deg incline on the carbs, I'm sure I read its not necessary to get the float chamber line horizontal so 20 deg is halfway so should be good.

Using the trusty rage saw to cut the compound angles made things easier, it was still tricky getting everything the right length after compounds cuts.

heres the result


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Old 5th December 2011, 11:38 AM
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Default Inlet finished!

I'm actually quite impressed with my skills!
The inlet looks good all painted, I've gone for a red highlight theme, so will be using red coolant hoses etc so should look nice and will go well with the white and black body work I have planned.

Just need a fuel pump and som 8mm hose to try out the bad boys!
No idea what hp whe will put out over the standard, hoping for about 115bhp.


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Old 12th December 2011, 02:39 PM
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Well here it is finally.
The first start vid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ53Gd4fa14

Its actually its second start, but first start with the new manifold and bike carbs.

It needed a lot of choke on the carbs but seemed to run nicely, a lot better than the old carb and the exhaust manifold didn't glow bright red this time!

First mod to the carbs will be adjusting the idle mixture to get it running without lots of choke, then not sure what to do for IVA. Leave it or open up the jets to 1.5mm or 1.6mm.

I've also laid my loom in place and will be connecting up the ignition , so it will start off the key next time (super cool!)
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