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Project X The Air Cooled RD Clubs own Bike => General Conversation => Topic started by: Paul Dawkins on January 18, 2013, 12:21:54 PM

Title: Done a bit today
Post by: Paul Dawkins on January 18, 2013, 12:21:54 PM
While I was waiting for parts to arrive for the 350cc conversion I thought I would do a few basics

The tank was already off so I changed the air filter

out with the old.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3725.jpg)

In with the new

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3726.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3728.jpg)

I removed the very knackerd battery and found these damaged wires.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3731.jpg)

Dumped this battery after only 2 seasons use.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3747.jpg)

So a quick repair and prepare the new battery.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3745.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3746.jpg)

I read the insructions and it said do not fill the battery unless its above 15C so I will leave if until the workshop warms up.

Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: Mark j on January 18, 2013, 09:05:38 PM
Bought one of them Yuasa batteries for my RD as I thought they were one of the better ones to have, after 12 months it was shot, would not hold a charge, took one of of the other bike that's a good few years older  and that is fine.
These are the original Yamaha fit if I am correct?
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: mervin on January 18, 2013, 09:09:43 PM
yet i have a yuasa that is 5 years old and still going strong on my 400
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: SupeRDel on January 19, 2013, 08:49:32 AM
That air filter looked seriously old - looks like it has never been changed before
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: fizzydog on January 19, 2013, 08:53:37 AM
That air filter looked seriously old - looks like it has never been changed before

I thought you were going to ask if you could have the old filter Del. :) :)

Del.
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: RDJames on January 21, 2013, 03:22:07 PM

When the 350 barrels go on do you cut the snorkel out of the airbox like the 400s  :-\



(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3725.jpg)
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: davecumbria on January 21, 2013, 08:13:46 PM
Thats a good question, I would say yes, you will need to to get the airflow up
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: Paul Dawkins on January 23, 2013, 06:20:06 PM

When the 350 barrels go on do you cut the snorkel out of the airbox like the 400s  :-\



([url]http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab119/PaulDawkins/Project%20X%20club%20bike/100_3725.jpg[/url])



Soke to RDnuts about this yeaterday and he says yes we will need to cut it out
Del
The filter was changed last year so thats the second one, I was shocked at the state of it.

Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: mervin on January 23, 2013, 06:21:35 PM
It,s been oop north ijn the dirty air  :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: davecumbria on January 23, 2013, 06:36:46 PM
Aye them Lums fair reek wid a stoor
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: Paul Dawkins on January 25, 2013, 05:09:54 PM
I fitted the newe battery today and put the Optimiser on it.
Its now charged and I will watch to see it it drops down.
I reckon it will be fine now we have a new battery and those wires are repaired.
Title: Re: Done a bit today
Post by: Monkey on February 27, 2013, 11:50:26 PM
I had exactly the same Yuasa battery and it hasn't even lasted a year. Oxford Oximiser says it's fine - try running it on the bike and it certainly isn't!