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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9180 on: October 09, 2020, 05:55:37 PM »
I completely agree. These things should be made to handle not only bumps but also the hot and cold temps. I don't think things are ever going to be made better again because companies need to keep selling things and making money.  :technical:

After taking the dash apart today and checking the inline fuse for the player, it was fine. Then while I was holding the player in my hand, still hooked up, I turned the van on and this sneaky sob decided to turn on. :grrr:
So I checked every wire, wiggled them around, twisted them, etc... and couldn't get it to act up. It stayed on and worked perfect. :sigh:

Soooo I put it all back together but I have a hunch it's gonna die soon... or at least start acting up. When I was resetting the time of day, the front display went all crazy... so yeah. I'm gonna keep shopping and reading reviews and have one picked out.

I've heard good things about Alpine too! AFAIK they don't have one that would work for my van though. And after doing some searching, it seems that I'm gonna be stuck having to choose from off-brand players. Needless to say, whichever one I pick, I'm getting the best warranty possible on it.

Best wishes for you to have a great weekend!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9181 on: October 10, 2020, 12:36:46 PM »
Ah you gotta love electrical devices... it works! Nup, doesn't work. Oh, it works!. Nup, doesn't work  >:( :hithead: :technical: :D

Hopefully either it holds out for a while or you can get a decent replacement  :thumb:

The 450's sitting in the workshop with the seat and tank off ready for some tacho installation activities this morning, so I should have a completed photo to share real soon. I fired it up very briefly yesterday to verify which wire is which on the tacho and discovered the backlight bulb had blown so I've replaced that already too.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9182 on: October 11, 2020, 02:28:00 AM »
Tacho on  :thumb:

It's still messy up front with the stock control cables and clubmans but at least the headlight relays are mounted properly again. Once I get back to going back into scrambler mode in theory the cables should all be able to be tidied up again.

Definitely liking the big tacho and little speedo though  :thumb:

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9183 on: October 12, 2020, 02:15:12 PM »
I love love love the look of that!!!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9184 on: October 13, 2020, 07:12:31 PM »
Cheers Showbiz! Yeah I'm happy with how it turned out, and it's so nice to have a tacho back again. The gauges look more "complete" now to my rider's eyes. I'm enjoying the 450 on the commute again this week :)
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9185 on: October 24, 2020, 12:42:33 PM »
I had to put a new front tyre on the Kat on Friday, and I went with the new BT46 this time. Out for a ride yesterday and got it scrubbed in nicely, feels so good with fresh rubber :D

On the topic of tyres though, I had a chat with the fella at the tyre shop about dual sports for the 450 as all I could find in the right sizes were Shinko SR244s. While they're probably ok, I wanted to see what alternatives are out there. Given my riding would still be 90%+ on the road, he suggested steering away from them as they will move around a bit and wear quickly, and instead he pointed me to some Heidenau K60 Scouts instead, and they're good tyres. I can get a 90/90-18 for the front, but will need to run a 110/80-18 on the rear instead of a 100/90-18, but he reckons that size will be fine. He knows what he's talking about. Sounds like my return to the scrambler next year has a chance of success :D Oh, and they're cheaper! The pair would set me back $AU240 whereas a pair of the Avon Roadriders I run now are nearly $AU300.

On another topic again, I'm still struggling with the VM33 Smoothbores on the Kat, and the throttle from closed to open is still like a light switch, very on/off. In addition, there's still a hesitation when you close the throttle while the revs are up, and then open it again quickly. It's enough to put me off a bit in the tight twisties. I had a quick chat with one of the other fellas yesterday and he has a set on his Kat, so he gave me a swap to try them out, and it's a night and day difference. Close the throttle on his and then crack it, and it just responds. There's a slight hint of it there, but I think I only notice that because I'm looking for it, they're smooth as aside from that. That tells me once I swap the head out, I need to spend more time on the VM33s again because they can get oh so much better.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9186 on: October 28, 2020, 01:03:14 PM »
A week from today having the same leg which was amputated nov21 2016 on nov 3 2020 the same leg which was an LBKA is being shortened to the knee. Assuming no complications.
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Actually 6 days. Sounds weird but im excited. Because i will be able to walk and at some point ride a motorcycle again
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9187 on: October 28, 2020, 06:01:12 PM »
A week from today having the same leg which was amputated nov21 2016 on nov 3 2020 the same leg which was an LBKA is being shortened to the knee. Assuming no complications.
Aaron :technical:
Actually 6 days. Sounds weird but im excited. Because i will be able to walk and at some point ride a motorcycle again

I hope you have a good outcome and a speedy recovery!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9188 on: October 28, 2020, 09:24:09 PM »
Prayers and best wishes to you Aaron  :cheers:
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9189 on: October 29, 2020, 01:29:25 AM »
Thank you
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9190 on: October 30, 2020, 07:54:43 PM »
I've got a moment at work here so I figured I'd update about the Sebring.

Sunday the 18th I attempted to drive it home for the first time. The used transmission was installed and it was test driven by the shop as well as my Dad a few days prior. It didn't take long (less than 5 minutes) before it started doing the exact same thing to me that it was doing before it was mine  :technical: Thank God I didn't need a tow.

Long story short, the transmission garage determined that the TCM was causing the problems. They ordered one, installed it, and I've been driving the car now for 3 days. So far, so good.

I can't be 100% sure... but I am thinking it was misdiagnosed from the start... and I might have a perfectly good transmission sitting on the shelf at my Dad's (the one that was originally in the car), next to my spare for the Turtle Van.

Oh well.

I dislike newer vehicles... and yes, even a 2010 is newer to me. I am giving it a chance... but so far, (not just because of the trans issues) I still very much prefer my '94 Caravan and Spirit.

It IS nice to be able to adjust the mirrors from inside the car... and it's also much quieter than my '90s vehicles... but all the other things it offers like power windows and locks and the key with buttons on it and showing the outside temperature on the dash... I can do without.

I'm just glad I'm doing this because I want to... not because I have to (like in the case where something happened to both my other Mopars and the Sebring is the only thing I have). And I'm also glad I didn't buy the car for what it's actually worth. I never would have done that anyway.

I feel like I'll get attached to it. I'm working on reading the Owner's Manual, which is considerably larger than any other vehicle's manual that I've owned LOL... and once I understand all the things it does, I think I'll feel better.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9191 on: October 30, 2020, 08:32:58 PM »
Ive had fwd mopars and my issuewas the trans would get stuck in a lower gear. Like downshifted from 55 at top gear to 1st. Id jave to stop the car put in park, shaZam! down and restart
 And once whoch ill say do NOT do this to any auto, put in neutral like you were going tp coast, shut car off wait a few seconds and restart. Putting car back into gear. That works in manuals all day long but can damage automatics.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9192 on: October 31, 2020, 12:22:05 PM »
Glad to hear you're going to be able to get upwardly mobile again soon Yama, that's awesome news  :thumb: All the best for the op, I hope it goes well with no complications and you heal up well.

Fun times with the Sebring Showbiz! I too dislike anything modern like that. For me, my wife's 2004 Peugeot 206 is modern and not for me. I'm happy living in the '80s when it comes to vehicles :)

Did I ever mention I rebuilt the 450's motor because of what I diagnosed as a gearbox issue? The gearbox issue was worn heim joints on the shift linkage for the shift lever  :dunno_black:
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9193 on: October 31, 2020, 01:01:14 PM »
So the gearbox was fragged and while in there ,figured you might as well redo the engine? Ive done that a few times.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9194 on: November 06, 2020, 02:22:28 AM »
Close but no cigar :D

Everything internal including the gearbox was 100% fine and dandy and didn't need to be torn down at all.

Unlike the 500, the 450 has a linkage between the gear shift lever and the shift shaft, and the heim joints on that were flogged out, causing my shifting issues.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9195 on: November 07, 2020, 12:51:08 PM »
So my mate on the Kat with the VM33 Smoothbores does indeed have some of his jetting written down. :woohoo:

His pilots are 37.5, mine are currently 22.5. Just a small difference there. He and I both run with the stock rubber inlet trumpets, however I have Ramair sock filters over the top but his are open.

Hoping to get a loan of some 25 pilots today to see how those go, that's the biggest size anyone locally has that I can test with. My gut feeling is I'll likely need 27.5 or 30.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9196 on: November 13, 2020, 12:36:01 PM »
Put the 25 pilots in the VM33s and literally no difference, however there's now symptoms of a vacuum leak  :technical:  :dunno_black:

Coming to a stop, the idle hangs at 2K+ RPM, blip the throttle and sometimes it drops, sometimes it still hangs. That makes it pretty unrideable in traffic at the moment.

I suspect I am just working around issues that are actually due to me not doing the full rebuild on the carbs yet as I didn't replace all the gaskets and O-Rings when I sorted them out, and the gaskets are definitely not new! The plan right now is to put the loaner stock carbs back on tomorrow and hope the O-Rings on those are ok (they leaked for a bit last time then the fuel made them swell enough to stop). Providing that works, that will get me through to January/February when I can afford to get all the bits to rebuild the VM33s properly.

Providing all goes to plan this pay will be getting all the bits to assemble the rebuild head ready to swap, then next pay will be the head and valve cover gaskets so I can actually swap it out. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9197 on: November 21, 2020, 12:52:32 PM »
Stock carbs back on the Kat last Sunday, and a test ride then plus three commutes on it this week proves it was a good choice until such time as I can rebuild the VM33s properly. Out for our Saturday morning ride yesterday and that was absolutely fantastic. No need to worry about weird on/off or delayed throttle response in my favourite twisties, instead it was open and go like I used to have on the 450 through there. If I can get over my fear of overpowering the tyre on corner exit I reckon I'll have a bunch more fun again :D

Also had an extra attendee on his "stock" GSX1100 yesterday.

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9198 on: November 22, 2020, 03:02:35 AM »
Hmmmmm five posts in a row, does that make me a winner or a loser?  :hithead: :flipoff: :D :icon_mrgreen: :dunno_black: :icon_eek: :woohoo:

Today was a little progress on the head finishing up as much assembly as I can for the moment. I spent the morning checking out all the threaded holes and had to run the tap through some of the exhaust bolt holes and cam cap bolt holes. Nothing needs thread inserts which is great and I was able to torque up all the cam cap bolts correctly with no issues.

The only concern really is that when I dismantled the head, I put the rockers and rocker shafts in bags labelled with where they came from, but unfortunately for some reason the shop that rebuilt the head for me took them out of the bags but didn't reassemble them. Hopefully it doesn't matter too much that they're probably not in the same place they started.

I'll get my order in for most things this week, although I'll go Cometic head and valve cover gaskets again which will have to wait for next pay.

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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9199 on: November 22, 2020, 03:42:23 AM »
I'm watching, but don't have much to say.  :icon_eek:  :sad:  :dunno_white:  :hithead:   :mad:  :cheers:  :thumb:  :dunno_black:

 

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