And so the story begins

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Re: And so the story begins

Postby x1glider » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:46 pm

Bugsinmateeth wrote:
x1glider wrote:
Bugsinmateeth wrote:Well it's been a productive day.

After a case of Delhi belly that side lined me from work I pulled the Buell from the shed and fiddled. Magnicore leads fitted, Ngk Iridium plugs fitted. Horn wiring rerouted so that it did not lay across the HT leads. Head temp sensor and other associated wiring tidied up and all the rest of the gubbins under the scoop cleaned.
Now I have a lovely tickover, only at 1500 rpm. Am right in saying that the thumbscrew that is positioned between the heads on that side is a tickover adjuster.

My girlfriend now thinks I think more of the Buell than I do of her, advice please.

Then I still have to polish the Ducati........................

I am in the shit.

Polish the Ducati? New rhyming slang for a wank?

No wonder the Cadbury swirl is feeling unappreciated.


Hell no, I was just being honest. I've got to sell it.

The Cadbury Swirl is in the fridge, I like my chocolate cold.

We talking the same language?

You keep the girlfriend in the fridge?

Whatever keeps her quiet...

lOl
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Bugsinmateeth » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:09 am

x1glider wrote:
Bugsinmateeth wrote:
x1glider wrote:
Bugsinmateeth wrote:Well it's been a productive day.

After a case of Delhi belly that side lined me from work I pulled the Buell from the shed and fiddled. Magnicore leads fitted, Ngk Iridium plugs fitted. Horn wiring rerouted so that it did not lay across the HT leads. Head temp sensor and other associated wiring tidied up and all the rest of the gubbins under the scoop cleaned.
Now I have a lovely tickover, only at 1500 rpm. Am right in saying that the thumbscrew that is positioned between the heads on that side is a tickover adjuster.

My girlfriend now thinks I think more of the Buell than I do of her, advice please.

Then I still have to polish the Ducati........................

I am in the shit.

Polish the Ducati? New rhyming slang for a wank?

No wonder the Cadbury swirl is feeling unappreciated.


Hell no, I was just being honest. I've got to sell it.

The Cadbury Swirl is in the fridge, I like my chocolate cold.

We talking the same language?

You keep the girlfriend in the fridge?

Whatever keeps her quiet...

lOl


I find keeping the fridge door closed suffices.
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby DaveH » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:56 am

Bugs. On ally use autosol aluminium, it's grey and comes in a silver tube, it's less abasive than the standard white paste. Brings it up a treat........DaveH.......aka The phantom polisher..... :D

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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Bugsinmateeth » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:08 am

DaveH wrote:Bugs. On ally use autosol aluminium, it's grey and comes in a silver tube, it's less abasive than the standard white paste. Brings it up a treat........DaveH.......aka The phantom polisher..... :D


I have a polish called Peek. Used to use it on my ali tanked flat tracker. Hardly abrazive at all. Thanks for the tip though.
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby jiltedjohn » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:50 pm

If you saw Dave's S1 you'd understand

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Re: And so the story begins

Postby gibbsy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:30 pm

Bugsinmateeth wrote:
gibbsy wrote:
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pash wrote:Don't bin it, you will wish you hadn't...


lOl That's why it is still firmly afixed to the bike.


Fit a carbon fibre undertray or make an alluminium one.
If you go with a carbon one you still get storage under the seat but will pepper from stones eventually

If you make an alluminium one you will have virtually no storage.

You can also buy an alluminium one.

Next question where do you buy one? well that's a trawl around the net I am afraid

The one in the picture is a carbon one ( mine)


I have to say that, that is one nice X1 Gibbsy. That is the clean look I am after about the rear end. It concentrates the focus on the important bits and makes the frame and engine a focal point.[/quote

If you want the motor to be a focal point, once Winter sets in and time in the Man Cave has to happen.
I would suggest taking a hacksaw to the Cam Box Cover and re routing the oil lines.
The ns a good time to do the oil pump drive
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Bugsinmateeth » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:08 am

Thanks Gibbsy,

Now I take it that you are referring to the cover over the front pulley. I was looking at that cover and thought it was a separate item. Exactly what do you have to hacksaw :?:
On a different note, I noticed something odd when I went out last night. Ever since I have owned the buell the tachometer light hasn't come on until the engine is started. I thought that this was something peculiar to the bike until last night. When I turned the key to on, both lit up. When I repeatedly turned the ignition off and on it would come on sometimes and others not. It never comes on in the first position although the speedo does. :?
Next task is to check the ignition wires to check for a loose connection. That would explain why I get a misfire sometimes and others not. Although it always stutters above 5K. That would explain the intermittent misfire below this, but maybe not the misfire above 5k.

As you know I have now installed Magnicore plug leads and Iridium plugs which, on riding it, have made a huge difference. The engine is noticibly stronger and no longer pops on de-accelleration. A strange thing is that it is also quieter on the exhaust note, I didn't expect that one. :o
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Bugsinmateeth » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:24 pm

On to the next stage,

After waiting most impatiently for the arrival of my Forcewinder and frame infills, which I have to say, hats off to Twin Motorcycles for not keeping me waiting to long, I came home to a box.
Tools out, I stripped out the airbox and rockerbox breathers. Installing the breathers was a breeze.

Air Filter 004 (Small).jpg


Now for the hard ware, not to bad.

Air Filter 005 (Small).jpg


Now the hard bit was the damned sensor wire, which I am still not happy with, I will remove the tank to do that properly later.
The infills went straight on with a bit of drilling, and the end result I am pleased to punch with.

Air Filter 006 (Small).jpg


Air Filter 007 (Small).jpg
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Maz » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:52 pm

:headbang: .....FFS more dosh than sense.......do some research :idea:
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Bugsinmateeth » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:00 am

Say it as it is Maz, how about a bit of constructive criticism. :yup:
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Maz » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:18 am

Your motor should NEVER re-breathe its own puke.....always vent to atmoshere and the shite cosmetic shroud around the temp sensor should've been binned as it will chaff through the cables where they exit the pipe.....it will also periodically pull the now butchered plug off the sensor, resulting in a CEL :headbang:
If you'd done some research, you'd have know that you could have bought the correct kit for your bike at a fraction of the cost :idea: :roll:
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Bugsinmateeth » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:40 am

Maz wrote:Your motor should NEVER re-breathe its own puke.....always vent to atmoshere and the shite cosmetic shroud around the temp sensor should've been binned as it will chaff through the cables where they exit the pipe.....it will also periodically pull the now butchered plug off the sensor, resulting in a CEL :headbang:
If you'd done some research, you'd have know that you could have bought the correct kit for your bike at a fraction of the cost :idea: :roll:


The first part I understand, it was never my intention to leave the breather connected to the filter, just connected till I had adapted the breather I had to fit the Forcewinder. I still had not decided on a route for the tubing. It was still preferable to the bastardized airbox that I had in place.
I stand corrected on your second point, although I have reinforced the wire around the exit. The butchered plug I have taped till I can get the correct size heatshrink to fit. Or at least that was the plan.
Do you have the parts needed to correct this?
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Re: And so the story begins

Postby barney » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:20 am

Like I said earlier
:roll: form over function , get the misfire sorted first and any other safety critical mods before you buy more bling :idea:

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Re: And so the story begins

Postby pash » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:19 pm

barney wrote:Like I said earlier
:roll: form over function , get the misfire sorted first and any other safety critical mods before you buy more bling :idea:

:eat: :couch:

:yt:

But I think the undertray is very nice (even though I can't see it all).

I am more a 'blow it overboard' guy on a tuber, so all that metal piping would have either gone in the loft or bin or would not have been sourced. I would have also leaned towards XB rocker covers as Mickrick showed in his posts.

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Re: And so the story begins

Postby Bugsinmateeth » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:11 pm

Yes, the undertray does look nice. I already have an ali one which does the job for the mo.
The rocker breather is only temporary.
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