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post #101 of 211 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 06:40 PM
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Cant wait to see the torque curve on the Dyno! Nice job!

Mine is ready for assembly, just waiting on a backordered front rod bearing.
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Right now, I'll be happy just to hear it run! There is a Blackhawk track day in early April and I'm planning/hoping to take it out there.

I'll get a hold of my dyno guy to see about remapping the PC with the new set up.

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Cant wait to see the torque curve on the Dyno! Nice job!

Mine is ready for assembly, just waiting on a backordered front rod bearing.

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Just an FYI, you don't need an expensive gage like that. Just mark the points of the bolt on the case and socket. Rotating the bolt two flats will get you 120 degrees also.
You don't know Pat. LOL!
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Amen! He wanted to build a Superbike motor with all Ti parts. I told him if he pays for it, I'll get it.

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Scotty...

LOL!
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Oh, I think he's got enough expenses!

I'd like to snag his take off's for the 51 though!

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Scotty...

LOL!

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Yeah, but I thought that you were a Flintstone guy...
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Oh, not anymore. I'll use up what I have left and make the switch. You and Scotty wore me down.

Also I guess I didn't suck up enough to Dean at TA to get on the deal.


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OK, we got the engine in the frame. I'll post up pics tomorrow.

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So this is how we got the engine into the frame. We clamped the front wheel into the lift and used straps to pivot the frame upwards. The engine (sans oil pan) was put on a scissors jack with a flat plate on it for support. We would lift the engine and lower the frame till things lined up and we were able to get some of the bolts in.

Then the shock and swingarm were loosely put in place. We then torqued everything up as per the manual. Now it's all the misc parts that need to get installed such as the throttle bodies, radiators, exhaust etc etc.

I'm hoping to get it running by Sunday. I'm still waiting for my replacement Akro mid pipe that I ordered in Oct. to show up also. I'll probably have to fire it up with the Yosh system.
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Sweet TITIES! Looks good!


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post #113 of 211 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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MORE!! I need more!! Did you get it to run yet? Keep it coming! Please...
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post #114 of 211 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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We worked on it last night for a bit. The exhaust is on, the radiators are installed and the electrical is pretty much all connected. I'm currently waiting for my local dealer to get some new spark plugs in. They only had one in stock.

I checked at another dealer but I'm not paying $18 a plug! Once again, it just goes to prove how much I love my local dealership! (plug, DGY Motorsports, Downers Grove, Illinois, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Motorcycle, ATV, utility vehicle, Dealer, Used, Accessories, Apparel. Snowmobile, Scooter, Watercraft, Kawasaki, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo plug)

I picked up some hose to connect the Krankvent to crankcase breather. I'll work on that a little tomorrow and post up some pics. We're going to run the breather hose to the back of the bike into a separate catch bottle instead of into the airbox.

Once that is done, I'll fill her up with coolant and oil and spin it over until the oil light goes out. I'll have the coils disconnected while I do this so I don't damage anything.

I still need to install the cleaned injectors in the throttle bodies and install the air box and TB's.

Once all that is done, she should be ready to fire up.

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Hopefully before you get everything buttoned up, can you take pictures of your crankvent system ya got there GPZ?
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Hopefully before you get everything buttoned up, can you take pictures of your crankvent system ya got there GPZ?
+1, what He said..
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We worked on it last night for a bit. The exhaust is on, the radiators are installed and the electrical is pretty much all connected. I'm currently waiting for my local dealer to get some new spark plugs in. They only had one in stock.

I checked at another dealer but I'm not paying $18 a plug! Once again, it just goes to prove how much I love my local dealership! (plug, DGY Motorsports, Downers Grove, Illinois, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Motorcycle, ATV, utility vehicle, Dealer, Used, Accessories, Apparel. Snowmobile, Scooter, Watercraft, Kawasaki, Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo plug)

I picked up some hose to connect the Krankvent to crankcase breather. I'll work on that a little tomorrow and post up some pics. We're going to run the breather hose to the back of the bike into a separate catch bottle instead of into the airbox.

Once that is done, I'll fill her up with coolant and oil and spin it over until the oil light goes out. I'll have the coils disconnected while I do this so I don't damage anything.

I still need to install the cleaned injectors in the throttle bodies and install the air box and TB's.

Once all that is done, she should be ready to fire up.
Does re-routing the crank case breather really make that much of a difference? Or is it just better breathing for a heavily massaged engine??

I hate it when the dealer has only 1 plug in stock ... LOL Could drive you crazy!!! Happened to me too...

Also, did you by chance change the air horns on you're throttle bodies? If so what lengths and what did it do for you??
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We have oil pressure!

Well we are experimenting a bit with a product called a Krankvent (Krank-Vent.com). Pat ran one on their SV650 with good results so we're putting one on my 51.

What it does is create a vacuum in the crankcase which in turns frees up hp.

I installed it very close to the valve cover and next to the frame. I really hope it will clear the airbox. If there's time, I'll find out tomorrow.

I've left the stock air horns on the bike.

I did fill the bike up with oil and water, disconnected the coils, and cranked the motor over until the oil light went out.

So with the trickle charger on the battery, I cleaned up the throttle bodies and installed the injectors. Hopefully, I'll be able to install the airbox and TB's tomorrow.

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Does re-routing the crank case breather really make that much of a difference? Or is it just better breathing for a heavily massaged engine??

I hate it when the dealer has only 1 plug in stock ... LOL Could drive you crazy!!! Happened to me too...

Also, did you by chance change the air horns on you're throttle bodies? If so what lengths and what did it do for you??
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Good luck with the start up!
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post #120 of 211 (permalink) Old 03-23-2008, 05:08 PM
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Donít forget to safety wire those hard to get to hose clamps before mounting the t-bodies.
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