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Offline stuzx4r

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Modified rd
« on: April 04, 2020, 09:55:05 AM »
Hello all, here is my latest aircooled build.
Lots of changes made to this one. Take a look and see what you notice, it'll pass some time whilst stuck indoors.  :D

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 11:07:07 AM »
Here are a few more photos.

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 09:17:36 PM »
I'm not sure the anoraks will approve, but it looks an excellent job to me

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 05:55:51 PM »
Cheers Motty, I'm glad you like it.

I deliberately aimed for the non standard look, this thing was inspired by the TZ I road many years back.

I decided posting pictures of the bike in its "standard" form may have pushed the purist over the edge  :o

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 08:52:38 PM »
Looks great!

Just curious what's the single carb thingy about? Not seen those before.
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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 09:05:28 AM »
Its a 2 into 1 manifold with a single PWK 38mm carb. makes setting up much quicker and easier, only 1 carb to adjust and no balancing.  ;)

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 09:44:32 PM »
I like it, I had something similar back in the day, your going to find that seat hard going on the posterior, take it from me.

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2020, 05:22:38 PM »
Your not wrong about the seat!!!
Thankfully 20 years of racing has numbed my backside  :D
However I think only short journeys may be advisable.

Loved your triple.

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 07:17:25 PM »
Hi, man after my own heart. I think that this look is fantastic and back in the day a lot of people tried to get this look. I'm no exception, i had a 250 lc with mead speed fairing and mudguards, Mel Lamoto race tank, allspeed expansion chambers and the crowning glory was a 250 TZ race motor fitted, I loved it, pulled up at traffic lights and the comments from the big four stroke boy's like farty two stroke etc, the look of astonishment when i accelerated along side them and then just give a little more and leave them behind. Priceless! I know the majority of people on here prefer the original look but there are still a few that like the look of these modified bikes, keep it up and keep the knee down.

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 08:01:40 PM »
Hi
Lovely build, I like that a lot ;)
Regards the tank, is it a Maxton ? I've got the same on mine, and was led to believe it's from them, but don't know for sure. I've actually had 2 of them, exactly the same, so they must have been (relatively) mass produced ?

Dusty :)

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2020, 10:03:12 AM »
Hi Dusty, to be honest I'm not sure. I was told it was from a TZ750 and the rear frame tube supports underneath seemed to support this however it is not the same shape as the one fitted to a good friends TZ750 race bike?
When we are all permitted to get out and about again I intend to have a ride over to Maxton and see if Ron can shed some light on the mystery.

I shall keep you all posted.

Cheers, Stuart.
 

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2021, 04:55:24 PM »
I've booked the RD in for a power run on the Dyno next week, I'll report on how it performs and see how it compares to a more conventional set up.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2021, 05:45:55 PM »
awesome looking bike, what shocks are those? I'm about to do a mild track prep myself.

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2021, 03:08:16 PM »
Hi, the shocks are Chinese copies of Ohlins, they work surprisingly well. I fitted 10mm longer than stock but I'm using a YPVS arm.

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Re: Modified rd
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2021, 06:11:02 PM »
Hi, the shocks are Chinese copies of Ohlins, they work surprisingly well. I fitted 10mm longer than stock but I'm using a YPVS arm.

is the YPVS arm longer or something? I'm looking to get ass end up a bit on mine.