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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #275 on: October 21, 2019, 09:59:47 pm »
Within the last couple days I've installed the wilbers triple clicker shock into my versys 1000, and finished up the tune for the delkevic decat header.  I know Marty's bike will whoop it, but I really like this bike!
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« Reply #276 on: October 21, 2019, 11:47:58 pm »
Within the last couple days I've installed the wilbers triple clicker shock into my versys 1000, and finished up the tune for the delkevic decat header.  I know Marty's bike will whoop it, but I really like this bike!

I duuno about that Steve....  You're a pretty clever guy....   ;)

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #277 on: October 22, 2019, 02:12:44 am »
Within the last couple days I've installed the wilbers triple clicker shock into my versys 1000, and finished up the tune for the delkevic decat header.  I know Marty's bike will whoop it, but I really like this bike!

I duuno about that Steve....  You're a pretty clever guy....   ;)

Wanna tune a XR?   :)

  not 40 hp clever  :-\   Don't know about tuning it, but I do want to ride it!  :motonoises: Steve
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #278 on: October 22, 2019, 05:38:27 pm »
Within the last couple days I've installed the wilbers triple clicker shock into my versys 1000, and finished up the tune for the delkevic decat header.  I know Marty's bike will whoop it, but I really like this bike!
My buddy just bought a Versys 1k and wants a flash but i couldn't find a link on your site, just the 650. Do you haz a flash for the stock 1k? Thanks.
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« Reply #279 on: October 25, 2019, 06:04:59 pm »
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« Reply #280 on: October 26, 2019, 09:07:16 pm »
Put a new rear tire on the Kawasaki z900rs today. I went with a continental road attack3. Now waiting for the rain to stop so I can break it in.

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« Reply #281 on: October 27, 2019, 02:52:23 pm »
Well, despite the rain, I rode the KLR to run some errands this morning. Since I haven't finished fooling with the Connie's suspension, didn't want to take it out.

People at the store looked at me like I was from another planet. Kinda used to that, so nothing new.

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #282 on: November 01, 2019, 05:54:04 pm »
Wrapped up the majority of the fab work for the 2 stroke grom exhaust. intake is finally sorted as well.







now comes the teardown and cleanup & final assembly. 
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #283 on: November 06, 2019, 12:30:04 pm »
Need more pictures. Where did you hide the exhaust/expansion chamber?

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« Reply #284 on: November 06, 2019, 02:10:04 pm »
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« Reply #285 on: November 08, 2019, 06:01:48 pm »
Need more pictures. Where did you hide the exhaust/expansion chamber?

Ride safe, Ted


Ok, you asked for it.  >:D

down low. this is from a  few weeks ago, this is all done, painted and waiting to be reinstalled after i finish populating the cases.








also extensive radiator mods (from a cr125, aftermarket)

moved filler to far end of tank from center for steering clearance







this is how its currently sitting, motor is on the bench. note the rear brake pedal. believe it or not, that and terminates in the dead stock location. I just had to fab the lever to clear the chamber.

kinda looks like a wet cat here.



this is the front engine mount. the 2 legs coming off the side are fairing stays. there is also a torque arm on the bottom and a rear mount with a 15mm bolt, to the frame, via laser cut 1/4" mounting plates mounted with 4 10mm bolts.




fuzzy pic of the chamber hanging on the wall fabbed and painted. stinger length is same as stock  .



I lost 1/8" ground clearance compared to stock believe it or not.  also, with forks and rear shock compressed, i will drag the LH foot peg feeler before the chamber headpipe, just barely, but i will prob never get it over quite that far.



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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #286 on: November 08, 2019, 08:21:57 pm »
Amazing fabrication work! I are impressed...
What about final drive ratio's?
Any idea what gearing you'll use to keep accell and add a bit of top end to the original 125cc/55 mph?
I'm assuming a wheelie king..

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« Reply #287 on: November 08, 2019, 08:27:14 pm »
I should be able to hit 100. did 95 with the 4v head 170.

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« Reply #288 on: November 08, 2019, 08:34:46 pm »
Ok, thanx.
I know you'll have more power but was unsure about peak RPM's of the 2 motors.
  {Thought the original might turn more rpm}.
Unsure what you mean {4v head 170}?

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« Reply #289 on: November 08, 2019, 10:05:42 pm »
stock grom as a 125 2 valve head with 28? mm throttle body. when i snapped the rod in half, i had a 4 valve head, 170cc cyl on it, 34mm throttle body, power commander with wideband controller, etc. etc. was putting down about 26-27hp.  this should be in the 33-36 hp range. However, redline will be around 10.5 with the 250. the gearing will be as such:

grom motor/trans  3.35 primary ratio , 4 speed, top gear (4th) 0.92 final gearing was 2.18 (sprockets)

suzuki motor/trans 2.68 primary ratio, 5 speed top gear (5th) 0.81 final gearing 2.42 (sprockets)

fyi, side note. 1st gear ratios are 2.38 grom, and 2.5 suzuki 250. This is my starting point, but i am at the biggest front sprocket i can run on the motor, will have to adjust rear to suit tastes. 

Im not killing it to hit 100, but for a 230 lb bike, its surprisingly stable at speed at 80 mph. however, the suspension isnt stock either so it should be ok. I went with a quad motor because its got lots of low end and midrange, its a combo reed/piston port motor, very weird layout. and, this particular version has a balance shaft , they run very smooth for what they are.  :motonoises:

thanks for the compliments.  :beerchug:
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« Reply #290 on: November 08, 2019, 11:58:03 pm »
Need more pictures. Where did you hide the exhaust/expansion chamber?

Ride safe, Ted


Ok, you asked for it.  >:D

down low. this is from a  few weeks ago, this is all done, painted and waiting to be reinstalled after i finish populating the cases.








also extensive radiator mods (from a cr125, aftermarket)

moved filler to far end of tank from center for steering clearance







this is how its currently sitting, motor is on the bench. note the rear brake pedal. believe it or not, that and terminates in the dead stock location. I just had to fab the lever to clear the chamber.

kinda looks like a wet cat here.



this is the front engine mount. the 2 legs coming off the side are fairing stays. there is also a torque arm on the bottom and a rear mount with a 15mm bolt, to the frame, via laser cut 1/4" mounting plates mounted with 4 10mm bolts.




fuzzy pic of the chamber hanging on the wall fabbed and painted. stinger length is same as stock  .



I lost 1/8" ground clearance compared to stock believe it or not.  also, with forks and rear shock compressed, i will drag the LH foot peg feeler before the chamber headpipe, just barely, but i will prob never get it over quite that far.


I'm impressed too, but I'm easily impressed.... j/k.

Great work and interesting mods.  Tinkering gone craaaazy!   ;D   :great:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #291 on: November 09, 2019, 01:26:29 am »
Thanx again M in SC. As I sed great fabrication! Very impressive, particularly the pipe and radiator.

Took me some study to {partially} wrap my head around the ratio's.
Admit I don't fully understand but have a pretty good understanding.
My question was aimed at sprocket ration's. {I didn't ask my question correctly previously}
NOTE: At the time, I thought you were going from a 125 to a 250.
I was wondering if you would be able to adjust to your needs with just a front sprocket change.
ie; Have no idea the OD of a Quad racer tire, but think the Grom tire diameter smaller...
I thought with more power and the small rear tire, you might have a wheelie king, but over-rev in high gear.
Appears your on the same page and already gone to the biggest front sprocket you can and planning additional at rear sprocket.

Ride safe, Ted
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« Reply #292 on: November 09, 2019, 05:15:50 pm »
Followed the book when changing oil on the 900. Over serviced of course. 4 qts would have done the job instead of 4.4 qts.  So I got the Mity Vac out, put a nice end on the hose and stuffed it down through the oil filler passed the clutch. Worked good. I lowered the oil level just under the full mark. When I pulled the hose out, the end I had placed on the hose decided it needed to stay put. ARGH.. Now I get to pull the pan. I might put the mod in pan to keep the oil from flowing away from the oil pick up under hard acceleration. Those familiar with the Z1's know about the flickering oil light under hard acceleration.  Dang it anyways. I was going to ride the 900 on a Patriot Guard mission. It didn't happen. I probably would have been alright with a piece of rubber floating around in the pan,  but why take a chance. Z1 rebuilds are expensive. Oil pan gaskets are cheap compared.

Normally I would have just taken the Connie. But I hit a pot hole in the Walmart parking lot. (just the perfect size) The front wheel got bent. Knocked both tire sensors out too. Too much fun for this time of the year.
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« Reply #293 on: November 15, 2019, 06:43:58 am »
I drained the oil and saved it since there was only about two minutes on it. Pulled pan. No rubber piece. If I had under stood the oil passages I would have pulled the clutch cover housing. I put the line behind the clutch pack and due the oil level down. I stupidly though I was in the pan.   A Clutch cover gasket is on order along with 11 new screws. I have a feeling the current clutch cover screws are going to get mangled upon  removal.  Some will come out with an impact driver. Some will come out with an easy out. One or two might come out with a screw driver but I'm not counting on it. ARG!
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« Reply #294 on: November 15, 2019, 01:50:21 pm »
I drained the oil and saved it since there was only about two minutes on it. Pulled pan. No rubber piece. If I had under stood the oil passages I would have pulled the clutch cover housing. I put the line behind the clutch pack and due the oil level down. I stupidly though I was in the pan.   A Clutch cover gasket is on order along with 11 new screws. I have a feeling the current clutch cover screws are going to get mangled upon  removal.  Some will come out with an impact driver. Some will come out with an easy out. One or two might come out with a screw driver but I'm not counting on it. ARG!

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« Reply #295 on: November 15, 2019, 09:46:14 pm »
I have never had trouble with the clutch screws but I end up pulling the clutch cover a bit and use never sieze on any fastener I remove and replaced with the allen heads. The gate works well.
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I drained the oil and saved it since there was only about two minutes on it. Pulled pan. No rubber piece. If I had under stood the oil passages I would have pulled the clutch cover housing. I put the line behind the clutch pack and due the oil level down. I stupidly though I was in the pan.   A Clutch cover gasket is on order along with 11 new screws. I have a feeling the current clutch cover screws are going to get mangled upon  removal.  Some will come out with an impact driver. Some will come out with an easy out. One or two might come out with a screw driver but I'm not counting on it. ARG!

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« Reply #296 on: November 17, 2019, 06:25:32 am »
(00 update. Pulled the clutch cover and lo and behold, found it. The next project is removing old gasket material. What a pain the cough, cough in the neck.  I went to a fiends house who has a rubber fingered tool that makes short work on old gaskets. Unfortunately I'm not sure I Want to use that around the rods, mains and clutch. No matter how well you protect such things tiny pieces of crap still makes it's way in.  I picked up some gasket remover which so far seems to work after a long soak.

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« Reply #297 on: November 29, 2019, 08:43:49 pm »
I finally got to installing the Southern California Motowerks manual
camchain tensioner on the XR today.  With faring removal/refittling,
about a 2 hour ordeal, with lunch.

The manual tensioner works well.  No start up rattle at all.  Win!
While I was there, with sn ear to the engine, I found a rattling tip over
bar spacer.  An added washer tightened it right up, and eliminated another
unwanted noise.

Happy to have the 'frequent to fail' OEM hydraulic CCT out.   :great:
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