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Old 10-05-2020, 01:54 PM   #121
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I like those!



I hadn't even noticed the car - the V6 I was referring to was actually the two Ducatis and the V-Rod! (A V6 in instalments if you like.)

ha ha, whooosh past me
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Old 16-05-2020, 08:35 AM   #122
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Is that a GT500? Very nice!
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Old 16-05-2020, 11:11 AM   #123
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That 500cc Suzuki has got me twitching.
I'm not the sort of person who wants lots of bikes in the garage but something just like that has been on my wishlist as a third bike alongside my monster and my thumper for years.
I grew up on 2 strokes.
Is that the std frame with a bracing piece at the top/rear of the loop ?

As for the orange, its a colour that seems to have come my way over the years ...
I had a Laverda SFC many years ago. They were all orange I believe.
My monster was originally that colour too, as it had a paintjob in tribute to Troy Bayliss' 1999 BSB winning bike. In the end that annoyed me though, cos it said INS on the tank instead of Ducati. Eventually I dinged the tank in a sidestand-related incident and took the opportunity to change to the current blue.
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Old 17-05-2020, 05:22 PM   #124
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Is that a GT500? Very nice!

yes its a GT500




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That 500cc Suzuki has got me twitching.
I'm not the sort of person who wants lots of bikes in the garage but something just like that has been on my wishlist as a third bike alongside my monster and my thumper for years.
I grew up on 2 strokes.
Is that the std frame with a bracing piece at the top/rear of the loop ?

As for the orange, its a colour that seems to have come my way over the years ...
I had a Laverda SFC many years ago. They were all orange I believe.
My monster was originally that colour too, as it had a paintjob in tribute to Troy Bayliss' 1999 BSB winning bike. In the end that annoyed me though, cos it said INS on the tank instead of Ducati. Eventually I dinged the tank in a sidestand-related incident and took the opportunity to change to the current blue.
I added the frame bracing as it didn't look right as an open frame... As an aside, I have known the bike for MANY years... back in the 70's I went with my mate when he bought it... he rode it for around 5 years and then took it apart to paint the frame... and there it stayed in pieces until I bought it in 2017! It was in terrible condition, and just not economically wort restoring, hence the cafe racer. Mechanically it was pretty good though and had done less than 5000 mile! here is the story of its build...

https://jtccc.wordpress.com/our-moto...00-cafe-racer/
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Old 23-05-2020, 04:13 PM   #125
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Middle of may and lockdown has eased a little and I have been out doing a few miles... It runs REALLY well on the carbs! the throttle response is amazing and it feels very crisp and lively! made a few adjustments to the timing at low RPM, but the jetting feels OK, and a plug chop confirmed its not far out... just need to put a few miles on it now... its VERY loud though!








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Old 24-05-2020, 04:30 AM   #126
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Looks fantastic buzzer, love the pics too.
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Old 24-05-2020, 10:31 AM   #127
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Looks fantastic buzzer, love the pics too.
Absolutely! You should bring out a calendar.
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Old 28-05-2020, 02:17 PM   #128
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Absolutely! You should bring out a calendar.
I have to say my new Iphone takes great photos! in fact I have stopped using my SLR all together now!

Been out and about the last few days bedding things in after the rebuild... one thing I noticed was its slow to turn over when you start it. I had upgraded the cables, and the starter itself was good, so I had another look at the timing. When I did the map, I had the first RPM point at 400 with 10 degrees BTDC and the second at 1000 again with 10 degrees... so i changed this to 5 degrees from 400 to 1000, so there is not so much advance at cranking speed.
I also configured the software so it did two full dead revolutions before it sparks...* this means the engine is properly spinning before it fires... It really spins over now and starts MUCH better

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Old 28-05-2020, 04:04 PM   #129
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Is the ECU an M5.9? what software do you use?
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Old 29-05-2020, 07:53 AM   #130
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It's Ignitech 3D mapping with carbs, I believe, no EFI.
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