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Your Other Ride(s) / Re: Frankenmotor
« Last post by Prophet Of Doom on Today at 05:12:19 AM »
Nice! I had a RZ350 back in the day.  Spent most of the time on one wheel and decided I was either going to kill myself or someone else so swapped it for a V
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General Board / Re: New to the board, just saying hello!
« Last post by fret not on Today at 12:00:07 AM »
Well, pull up a chair and settle in, and WELCOME!  A couple things to point out are the links to technical articles on the front page, and any post by Prophet of Doom, as he has important links on his posts.  All very handy if you need some direction or technical information.  I hope you enjoy the ride (journey).

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General Board / New to the board, just saying hello!
« Last post by MrGonzo on August 18, 2019, 09:26:10 PM »
I picked up my first Vision from a fellow forum member. I've been a bit obsessed with learning about it and the engineering behind it. He also gave me a parts bike which have started putting back together (loosely) as a learning tool. With a tank and instrument cluster it might even run again. I'm a classic car guy and I can't help but try and restore it at least a little.

I've ridden bikes before but not since I was a kid; riding in traffic is all new to me. Just got my permit about a week ago so it'll be a bit before I'm doing any "real" riding. For now I'll take short trips around the neighborhood until I complete the PA safety classes.

Just wanted to say hello from West Chester, PA!

Jim
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Your Other Ride(s) / Re: Frankenmotor
« Last post by Walt_M. on August 18, 2019, 07:03:49 PM »
one  more
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Your Other Ride(s) / Re: Frankenmotor
« Last post by Walt_M. on August 18, 2019, 07:02:15 PM »
added a couple more.
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Your Other Ride(s) / Re: Frankenmotor
« Last post by Walt_M. on August 18, 2019, 06:43:13 PM »
I got some pics, let me see if they are  too big. dang, too big. ok, resized and got one.
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Your Other Ride(s) / Was Concours, now SV650
« Last post by George R. Young on August 18, 2019, 04:54:54 PM »
Well, my motorcycle interests have changed, away from long distance riding, more towards sunny afternoon jaunts. I've sold the Concours and replaced it with a 2003 Suzuki SV650S. So, I'm back in the V-Twin fold again.
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Your Other Ride(s) / Frankenmotor
« Last post by Walt_M. on August 18, 2019, 04:36:21 PM »
As some of you long timers know, I have an RZ350. Also, I have been thinking about building an RZ engine. So,  after several years of accumulating parts, the engine is under way. It isn't really photo worthy yet but I can provide some history. I got a good set of Banshee cases for $100 on Ebay. $200 for an RZ transmission, got a good pair of 1UA cylinders (later model 63 hp) including power valves for another $200. So I am in for $500 and well on the way?  Au contaire. I needed a crankshaft $330 and a head, another $170 with a poor powder coat that I have mostly removed. There are a host of other parts I have on order and otherwise but it is something on my list. My plan is to put the engine in a YZF R3 chassis or something else but I will try to keep this going. I already realize the cost of this build will be more than the end result but, like the Vision, you won't see one every day.
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TechTalk / Re: Cam Cover Blow Out
« Last post by Prophet Of Doom on August 18, 2019, 12:12:44 AM »
You could try swapping the TCI inputs, if it starts sparking on the other side you will know that the TCI is good, and pickups are bad
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TechTalk / Re: Cam Cover Blow Out
« Last post by cvincer on August 17, 2019, 10:13:43 PM »

Out of interest I attached a timing light with an inductive pick up clamped to the FRONT cylinder HT lead & pressed the start button ......yep, the 'flash' picked up the FRONT cyl timing point.   

Put the inductive lead on the REAR cyl HT lead & the 'flash'  did NOT pick up the REAR cyl timing point.  Perhaps I have somehow disturbed things in the lower part of the engine, I'll have to look inside my 'spares' engine to see how things might have been disturbed in the lower part of the engine....but believe the FRONT cyl should still fire & it doesn't, conundrum.

Over the last 17 years have run the bike with & without YICS (obviously capped off the YICS ports), without problems.

Re the petcock ......spares are so expensive to source in my location (postage is a killer), bought a non-vacum petcock off ebay for peanuts (less than the cost of the spare I was seeking); no problems with it in the years it has been installed.

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