knapdog wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:41 pm
Well I said I'd put some pics up.
I've picked her up thanks to billyfix and his giant van and the fantastic mr. fox.
With only 137 miles on the clock, I took her for my first spin today.
Steering: left or right
Cornering: it will lean
Engine/exhaust sound: perfect ( will be even better with shorter exhaust I've ordered)
Gearbox: not bad
Torque: very good
Acceleration:I'm running it in
Character: shed loads
Build quality: better than I thought
Verdict: love it!
The brakes will get better.
Once you get used to it you can really throw it around.
Gearbox on mine was superb, check primary chain tension.
Acceleration, won't improve.
Vibration. Mine ran super smooth at 58mph on the clock. Also at 70mph up hill, 70 downhill, horrible.
Plus, check your battery terminals. The early ones had a habit of vibration fatigue breakage. Slipping an old bit of inner tube over the battery and cables like a big elastic band does the trick.
Also, Punctures. It's easy to get the tube out on these without completely removing the wheel. Break the bead with a set of welding clamps or a g clamp, and once you've got the tyre off the rim, the tube can be slipped out with the spindle pulled out a little and the spacer removed. I've done it plenty, and it saves a load of time. Likewise, if you want to remove the wheel and not go to the bother of hinging the mudguard (not so easy with the pillion saddle) a couple of spacers machined up that slip over the stand base will give enough lift to clear the wheel. Does the disc rear still have a QD hub ?
A free flowing exhaust will make a bit of difference, but you might need a power commander or similar. There is/was an American product which is simpler and cheaper that worked well.
Plus give it another oil and filter change. When I got mine there was still bits of "rag" appearing in the filter at 2000 miles. Oh, and keep an eye on the engine mount bolts/spindles. It's also a good idea to take them out and fire some copper slip on them. Lastly, don't spray ACF 50 on any of the rubber, it literally dissolves it.