That's looking great, a really nice job Attention to detail is key to a nice bike, and the little details like the polished bands on the head and barrels really help it stand out. I like the paint job. I've had a couple of Lc hybrids with that design, although different colours, and I think it suits the lines of an Lc really well. Plus I think black and red is a great combo. Are you gonna add a second disc up front ? I like the balance of twin discs personally, but I wouldn't change anything else.
Thanks Dusty, Yeah I know what you mean regarding the discs I guess I could get Harrison billet to make a left caliper at a later date they are still going as I had to get a rebuild kit from them for it.
The front brake as I remember used to be really good, but that was back in the day and I'm used to Brembo radials and dinner plate discs so I'll have to see how it feels
You did ask me what my view on the loom was. And I have to say it was good you have to change a couple of block connectors under the seat the stator and CDI to match the flat blade type
but you get those with the loom the biggest criticism i would say was that the safety catches on some of the blocks were cut off so they could in theory come apart.
I had two that were not as tight a fit as I liked so I put a small tyrap round them to make sure they couldn't come apart.
Modern brakes are so much better than the 80's set ups. A single disc on a Tzr250 was a better brake than the old twin discs on a 350lc for sure. I like the aesthetics of twin discs and brakes, but a second Harrison caliper wont be cheap, and if you find the single disc works well then it's a lot of outlay for "looks". Decent pads and a quality brake line make a big difference too of course
had a bit of a nightmare with the new throttle cable, just as others I could not get it adjusted either to balance the carbs or set the oil pump so tossed it in the bin. I had a couple of old cables kicking around and one of them was a gen yam one so gave it a clean and fitted it, perfect
so new tyres/tubes needed and then I can think about a mot.
Cheers Dusty and oldbritguy I’ve rebuilt motors on LC’s and on my old BSA But never a whole bike from the ground up. And I really enjoyed it not least because it’s my old Elsie and although she was never very trick back in the day I really loved it. But she was always my work bike and never really got spoiled. So I didn’t spare the £ on her this time.
I was advised by Martin at Taymar racing to get rid of my old rad grill as he said the surface area of the mesh would hamper cooling.
but as the grill was the one it had, I didn't want to bin it.
So I have put in a new much more open mesh in it, you can see how much the old mesh restricted air flow.
and as I changed it at work I could tell the difference on the ride home and it was huge Hi Mark, where did you get the mesh from, i think i'll do the same to mine, as yours looks way better. Cheers, Andy.
Well she's now clocked over 300 miles, so sunday I took the snorkel out of the air box and put in some bigger jets. And on the way home last night I went looking for the powerband
it took some finding as the carburation still needs dialing in, but the powerband slammed in at 7000 so hard it nearly pulled the bars outta my hands by the time my old brain had caught up we were doing 85+ (on a private road officer)
it always was a peaky but quick motor! I was laughing out loud as I went looking for it again and bugger me if it nearly pulled the bars out again.
the rest of the ride home was completed with a grin so wide it hurt.
The truth is over the last 20 odd years I've only really ridden large capacity Italian and Jap V twins (or L twins if you prefer) and this has made me lazy with gear changes. So a peaky 2stroke has taken some getting us to again.
to put it mildly.
So I need to see if I can bring that down by at least 1000rpm if possible? Martin did suggest timing it at 1.8mm and not 2mm any body have any experance of that?
Also I might try taking the lid off the airbox? I'm trying to avoid pod filters if I can.
Post by donkeychomp on Sept 3, 2019 22:49:50 GMT 1
I relate to that totally. After owning a ZXR400 when I got on an LC I had simply forgotten how aggressive the power band actually is. Nearly flipped it in first and second then just hang on for dear life. Yes I too was grinning like a maniac...
Bleedin, Bleeding brakes always tests my patience. To be fair since I got a vacuum brake bleeding kit it does make it easier, but it still used half a bottle of fluid and a half an hour before anything started to happen at the lever.
But as soon as I had anything like a front brake it started to piss it down so no test ride