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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #500 on: February 01, 2017, 08:54:15 AM »
Looking good! Glad to see the reflectors still on the radiator. I just replaced mine with yellow ones from China. Seems that on nearly every XZ I see, the originals have been lost.
They are near perfect originals.  Mine were missing. Can't remember who I got them off.

Can you explain how the crankcase oil mist collector works? Presumably this will be connected to the valve train covers and  the traditional air filter housing connection eliminated.

That's right.  The two hoses go into the collector through the two right angle connectors you can see.  There's a tube that runs up the inside from the bottom to near the top which is a vent to atmosphere - stops the catch can from pressurising.
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #501 on: February 05, 2017, 01:50:15 AM »
Since I replaced the gauges, I've been looking for a temp gauge that would suit.  Everything I found was too big and clunky.
I bought one of these mini 37mm gauges off Aliexpress for less than $20.  At 72mm long it is way too long to insert into the headlight bucket, but I had a cunning plan.

I pulled it apart and separated the two circuit boards, putting a ribbon cable between the two.  Then I chopped the back off the case and clamped it on to the headlight shell using the existing thread.  I also sanded the top cap to make it a bit narrower.  The circuit boards I potted to make them waterproof.

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #502 on: February 05, 2017, 03:26:44 PM »
Well done.  Cunning, indeed.

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #503 on: May 03, 2017, 01:52:15 AM »
I'm between jobs at present so have a little time to do some wiring.  The main part of the loom is done.  This is the m-unit lit up as I test out some of the ends before trimming


Everything is sheathed in Techflex Flexo-PET  I was going to use fibreglass braid, but WAY too expensive.




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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #504 on: May 07, 2017, 11:55:50 PM »
I needed to find somewhere for the speedo config button.  Since I have bar-end mirrors I have a useless mirror mount.  Drilled and tapped (M12 Fine) to fit a waterproof switch and drilled in an exit hole for the wires.

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #505 on: May 08, 2017, 08:48:46 AM »
That's a good use of an otherwise abandoned mounting location. A tidy installation indeed.  :)
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #506 on: June 17, 2017, 05:39:51 PM »
This is a Futaba T123 Thermo Radiator cap.  Measured in Celcius only so may not suit visionaries in Burma and Liberia who still use Degrees F.  A perfect fit for the XZ, but obviously without the stock radiator shroud. Measures about 3 or 4 degrees hot.



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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #507 on: June 20, 2017, 12:35:40 PM »
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Measures about 3 or 4 degrees hot.
What did you compare it to?  Oh, and is that 3 or 4 degrees F?  :P
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #508 on: June 21, 2017, 06:21:36 AM »
What did you compare it to?  Oh, and is that 3 or 4 degrees F?  :P
I stuck it in boiling water and it went to just under 105.  Degrees C of course - I'm no Liberian.




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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #509 on: July 22, 2017, 06:35:43 AM »
Hi POD,

Back in June 2013 you were messing around with your monoshock and took the spring off to test whether the damper was still working. How did you test that? Just pressing the piston down on the concrete floor and seeing how resistant it was?

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #510 on: July 22, 2017, 08:28:03 AM »
Yes, that was pretty much it.
Without the spring it flops in and out against my bodyweight without resistance if it's dried out, or will take about 2 seconds when the damping is working

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #511 on: July 22, 2017, 10:08:11 PM »
Brilliant. I will start making a spring compressor this week, as illustrated by you (thanks) with the 12mm threaded rod as you suggest. Being a non-engineer, I will probably just clean it up and repaint the spring if the damper is OK. Its off an XZ400 and I am unsure of its year or history apart from the frame number.  14X 151354

As far as I can see, you are the only person in the history of this forum to rebuild an '82 XZ monoshock. I can find what you did, but not how you did it. Is that something that I have missed?

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #512 on: July 23, 2017, 12:05:26 AM »
I did my own bushes and powder coated the spring, but it wasn't me that added the gas nipple and reservoir.  It was originally the big pink shock I bought off Raj  and it was done that way when I got it.  I then had it rebuilt by a local suspension guy (who disappeared after the earthquakes) because it was leaking.


If you want yours done give Robert Taylor/Kiwi Suspension Solutions Ltd a call <sales@kss.net.nz>
Assuming the shaft is okay allow around $300 to $350 all up. That's a new seal head assembly, piston ring, gas charge nipple, dividing gas piston o ring and piston ring, oil, gas, labour.  They can do the welded up shocks as well as the removable cap types.

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #513 on: January 04, 2018, 09:18:53 PM »
Today I wired up the Motogadget RFID m-Lock.
This replaces the ignition key, just a swipe of my fob,phone or ID card to turn it on or off.   Nice.


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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #514 on: January 05, 2018, 12:10:17 AM »
More tech is better.  Do you have a cloaking device or anti gravity yet? ;)
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #515 on: January 05, 2018, 01:10:05 AM »
No, but I'll have navigation.  Does that count?

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #516 on: January 05, 2018, 07:27:37 PM »
Very clean install - looks good.
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #517 on: January 14, 2018, 04:49:33 AM »
Some bracket fabrikation this week before I go back to work after the summer holls (with temps around the 30-35 mark).
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #518 on: April 03, 2018, 06:31:08 AM »
Great link PoD. Interesting read. I notice too that in Chapter 8 (Safety Gear) Section .2m the

"MNZ strongly recommends, on advice from manufacturers, that you do not  use a helmet for more than three years.
 Make sure your helmet is not dropped, or subjected to abuse in any way. If  this happens have it re-examined by a qualified person or replace it"

Translated to weekend riders, then the imponding by track officials of any helmet over 10 years old, sounds common sense.

Time for me to to get a new hat! Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #519 on: April 08, 2018, 01:14:46 AM »
A secret chamber in the front of the airbox - aluminium sealed with RTV.  This is a resting place for some of the massive waterproof connectors.