Considering when I bought this bike it supposedly only needed a few hours work, some 60+hrs later its now finally ready for its Mot and Dyno run/setup
Before it looked liked this and a sorry state it was with 2 broken pistons !
Cheap Nasty Dash fitted
And many, many hours later and lots of machining, making cables, spacers, tail tidies, converting all of the lights to LEDS's and a raft of other fixes, it looks like this now.....
And the Clocks now look like this.....
And it now has brakes, since it didn't have any front brakes when I got it
There are still a few jobs I am going to do including changing the colour as its "too black" for me, so thinking of doing it a really nice bright metalic red, the other thing I'll be changing is the rearsets as they are a little too far back for me, but for now, I'll see how it goes and get some miles under my belt with it
Last Edit: May 8, 2016 16:49:38 GMT 1 by muttsnuts
That looks fantastic Dave, well done. What are the heads and barrels? I don't recognize them.
Hi Gary, its a 421, the barrels are Trinity I believe and the head is a Stage 4, its running 35mm carbs, V force 3 reeds, crossover exhausts and a few other bits and bobs, once I've baselined it on the dyno I'll be sorting out fitting a programmable ignition on it
Lovely bike mate ! Looks like it's a rocket . I'd leave the frame black , but then I've just finished repainting a frame back from red to black . Every time I go near it I seem to chip off some paint leaving a little red spot , aaargh!!
yeah, the squish had not been measured or set correctly, so at high revs the pistons hit the cylinder heads, all sorted now, but given this engine was originally built by a very well known tuner (initials SS), it just goes to show your not guarenteed it to be right
Thanks Guys, well it passed its MoT no problem and also did a quick run on the dyno, not a full power run as need to do some more adjustments (in progress), but it still made a healthy 95bhp at 9000rpm and was still climbing, it wasn't a full power run though - should rev to around 10,200 to 10,500 where peak power should be around there, should hopefully do a full dyno session and full power run in the next few weeks once I've sorted a few things out
Kin ell 95Hp and still more to come loveley transformation, looks much 'cleaner' and sleek, was that Greengoatchokers bike?
yes it was, not the best of builds if I am honest and Mr Stan Stephens did a sh*te job of building the engine, all sorted now and should be good for 102bhp to 105bhp I reckon once all done, I'll post up the results once I've finished tweaking it etc, plus got a few more cosmetic jobs to do, but I'll get some miles under my belt on it and decide which parts I am not happy with and change accordingly
Cracking job and that dash looks the "mutts" mate excuse the pun! looking forward to hearing the outcome once she's fully set up. Great job well executed hope she rides as good as she looks but that days is top draw.
Andy, yeah, can't ride for long bent over anymore since doing my back 2 yrs ago, it just aches for days afterwards and I am just getting older of course, just need to sort out some new O rings for the cylinder head as one of them has broke and leaking compression into the cooling system, only found it by chance as I noticed the temp raising a bit too quick for my liking, so tested it and found it was leaking, cheap parts and easy fix, assuming I can find a new O ring kit as I want to change them all now, the head is a Stage IV and they haven't been available for a good while by all accounts !