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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #90 on: June 24, 2019, 10:34:22 PM »
Cheers Motty.

Just had another chat with Peter and he confirms what you say. I'll be chuffed to bits if it runs!

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2019, 11:47:08 AM »
This is what I did Alex

Make sure you put a small hole at the top of the bottle so it can breath

O and remember to block that hole with your finger when filling it with petrol

1 more thing, if the offset of the 2 yokes is different on this same as the LC, then leaving it as is will not let the suspension correctly, as the forks go up they will tighten, you have to have the same offset butt.
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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #92 on: June 25, 2019, 09:26:24 PM »
Thanks for the Fairy Liquid tip! I know what you mean about the yokes Tony but this will be ok. Wait and see the before and after pics! It's hard to explain it in words but it will bolt together just fine.

Maybe  :D

But the wiring is all finished and the next step is check and double check everything is bolted up properly. Fit the carb cables albeit temporarily and add oil...oh, best charge the battery too! If she fires up (if...what am I saying!)...when she fires up I'll get a quick video of it all happening, or catching fire or exploding. Then it's take it all apart again and off to the engineers for the welding-a-thon.


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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #93 on: June 25, 2019, 11:26:49 PM »
I look forward to the vid  :)

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2019, 09:32:44 PM »
Sorry everyone no internet for 2 days now...

Sit rep then. Having issues with my truck and if that breaks down I can't look after my mum so this is a priority. The rear prop let go. Repaired. Starter motor quickly followed. Got a new one. Middle prop went bang and I mean it broke!! I had a spare but it was too long so the local engineers chopped it down and welded it back together. Took it to Feltham Propshafts and they bench tested it and declared it so badly done it's scrap. Now that really surprised me...so I got another prop and they cut it down and balanced it and that went back on. By now the costs are spiralling out of control I might add...then the bloody transfer case mounts decide they want to join the party so I have ordered more. Spent what spare time I had today 'adapting' something to replace the mounts and so far they are holding up.

I'll get back to the bike asap, honest!

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #95 on: June 30, 2019, 11:37:09 PM »
It never rains but it pours butt, chin up

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #96 on: July 09, 2019, 12:47:57 AM »
Another sit rep.

New transfer case mounts are on and the problem is even worse. Sounds like the gearbox and rear diff are going to explode. Got back under the truck and wobbled the front prop. Then I heard the clunk that I hear when driving. Now that is odd as in 2WD it's not engaged. Removed said prop and drove a little. Noise vastly reduced. Hmm. Drove her down the road. No gearbox/diff exploding sounds. It's an engine mount gone for sure. Ordered another. So while I await that I have just gone out and got the jerry can filled with petrol. Engine start up date is now Wednesday!

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #97 on: July 09, 2019, 06:43:44 AM »
I hope you have now solved the truck issues and can now get on with the priority jobs

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #98 on: July 10, 2019, 09:34:11 PM »
So today was the day. Put it in neutral, oil in. Made a temporary fuel tank, petrol and 2 stroke in that. Put battery on charger and went to make a coffee. Come back and the battery is hissing and spitting water out! OK, unplug the charger. Now I was wondering if the battery had any charge at all to start the bike so I thought I'd check I had a spark first. Unscrewed plug and put it on the engine fins and turned on the kill switch. Went to kick her over and...

...seized. The kickstart wouldn't move at all. Maybe she's not seized but something is amiss. Next job is heads and barrels off and have a look I guess.

I am a tad disappointed to say the least...oh well.

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #99 on: July 10, 2019, 10:16:06 PM »
Bugger

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #100 on: July 10, 2019, 10:20:22 PM »
AW MAN!  I would try and turn engine over on the crank first "gently" trying to turn both ways first, take off stator cover and try and turn it there, it could be something to do with the kick start mechanism mate, easier to start there I think, if the crank turns then you know to look at kick start.

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #101 on: July 10, 2019, 11:18:52 PM »
Yep. My seized idea is almost certainly wrong but that's what it felt like at the time. I'll get the clutch case off and have a look...

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #102 on: July 10, 2019, 11:41:09 PM »
Should be easy fix, fingers crossed for you.

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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #103 on: July 11, 2019, 07:31:05 PM »
I think I see what's happened. How it happened is beyond me. That cog has moved...






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Re: The slightly ambitious drag bike project...
« Reply #104 on: July 11, 2019, 08:38:27 PM »
That will be it then Alex, nice easy fix  8)