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#3991 OFFLINE   drum

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:05 PM

It's now running. A bit rough and smokey, but running and all carbs are sucking air in as I assume they should.

Only thing is there's fuel running out of the air intakes. Can't tell if it's one or more as it's too dark to see properly and I switched it off as didn't want a fire starting.

Would that be float valve(s) not working?
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#3992 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

Yeh float stuck or needle valve leaking
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#3993 OFFLINE   strangeangel

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:49 PM

Having run a Chinese scooter for 2 years as a commuter, I have to agree. To be fair, I'm happy to get the spanners out and fettle myself and it really was no bother and quite reliable. Never failed to get me to work although i did have to replace regulator and steering bearings at the 3000 miles. The quality isn't the same as the PCX I now use though, which has needed no maintenance beyond routine servicing. The Chinese scooter I ran from almost new and the PCX is now 7 years old. The price difference was huge though and taking that into account, I was quite happy with the Longjia.

 

For the likes of us who aren't strangers to the spanners & don't mind a bit of Interweb detective work they can do a job, I absolutely agree. But the majority of folks who buy a generic Chinese 50/125 are the ride-to-work mob who mostly cant be trusted to check the oil, never mind diagnose a split carb diaphragm etc.



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:50 AM

ZZR finished last night on eBay - £460. To be honest I'm a little disappointed, I suspect it's the old Cornwall Tax hitting it, like everything else in this godforsaken county.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:40 AM

ZZR finished last night on eBay - £460. To be honest I'm a little disappointed, I suspect it's the old Cornwall Tax hitting it, like everything else in this godforsaken county.

It's not just that, people pay bottom dollar on ebay, the demographic is ageing so a lot of people buy new bikes on cheap pcp's these days.

I have found Facebook groups to be a good place to sell cheap bikes but there's more dickheads on there than on ebay.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 06:33 AM

As I already mentioned its criminally undervalued at that, if you could afford to tuck it away for a few years it would probably be worth more but they're about as low as they can go now.

Its about the going rate on ebay, Cornwall or not, have seen running ZZRs for less than 400 on there.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:12 PM

https://www.custojus...urbina-25986847

 

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#3998 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

^ Lovely bike!


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:04 PM

scomaspeed.jpg

 

On private roads, obvs.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:01 PM

^ not bad for 1500 rpm :-D


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:18 PM

220mile ride out down to Coventry today, sat & watched an Avro Shackleton run up three engines (no3 wouldn't start). Was a good day out, I'd forgot what it was like to be warm on a bike!

 

Annoyingly though on the way home I got proof the newer style air filter that superseded the proper ones does restrict the bike a bit. I've always felt it was slightly down on power since being unable to get the proper ones & today I proved that on a private road it only shows 158 flat out when it used to show 163. For some reason the later bikes got an air filter with a smaller intake & a longer trumpet to restrict the flow.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:24 PM

Honda's only running on two cylinders

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:29 PM

No pics sadly, as my phone was elsewhere, but I followed a gorgeous red and yellow flat track style XS650 into Kirkcaldy this morning. Sounded godly and smelt nice too. Did give the rider a thumbs up which seemed to confuse him a bit...
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:31 PM

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On private roads, obvs.

 

That's an indicated 4 mph faster than my Lexmoto ZSB 125 ;)


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:13 PM

Anyone follow Moto GP ?

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:26 PM



220mile ride out down to Coventry today, sat & watched an Avro Shackleton run up three engines (no3 wouldn't start). Was a good day out, I'd forgot what it was like to be warm on a bike!

Annoyingly though on the way home I got proof the newer style air filter that superseded the proper ones does restrict the bike a bit. I've always felt it was slightly down on power since being unable to get the proper ones & today I proved that on a private road it only shows 158 flat out when it used to show 163. For some reason the later bikes got an air filter with a smaller intake & a longer trumpet to restrict the flow.


I had a good run out with the usual suspects and on the way home I also tested the FZ1 and it got to an indicated 17.2 mph before hitting the limiter, which was nice (I've downgeared it a bit) and it now feels like a litre bike as it was a bit limp beforehand, I think I'll fit a PC3 and a map to see if that makes it any better, would be nice to see 150 rwhp but it's not strictly necessary :D
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sigs are shit, wgaf?


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:28 PM

I really must keep an eye out over there for such events. I never bother to look since I got banned though.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:28 PM

Oh useless uninteresting fact, my GSX ticked over 115k as well today.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:35 AM

I really must keep an eye out over there for such events. I never bother to look since I got banned though.

 

We are out every other weekend unless one or two of us (not me) is racing but its usually arranged on the day or the night before because of the weather, we have stopped with the open invitations on BB as there has been quite a few muppets turn up who can't ride for shit but you are welcome to join us, I will let you know when we are out next :) 


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:56 AM

Cheers, I'll try to make one or two of them. Have you still got my number to let me know?


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:56 AM

That's an indicated 4 mph faster than my Lexmoto ZSB 125 ;)

 

Bigger engine in mine though, so no excuse! Still pondering having it tuned (+4BHP or something, plus lots more torque etc)  but the cost is daft, so will possibly buy a two stroke LML instead as a garage fwend for the Scomadi.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:04 PM

I took a look at the air filter in my 14 today & the differences between the proper old K2 air filter and the later ones which are all you can get now are pretty obvious in the first pic. A bit of thinking later & by running my angle grinder around the outside of the trumpet I cut the four spot welds holding that restrictive trumpet in. Pulled it out, filed the edge of the hole smooth by hand (with the filter upside down so the bits fell out) and that should be that.
 
Test rides will occur at some point, but I'm confident it'll have fixed it. Shame I can't replicate the small intake trumpet to smooth the air, but the solid section at the top of the filter (which the original doesn't have) is about the same depth so should do the same job.

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

That's definitely a restriction there, I can't understand why they would make it like that to be honest unless Suzuki detuned or retuned the bike in its later life.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:47 PM

The air filter changed about the same time the Bandit 1250 came out, so I guess they wanted to make that faster as sales of 14s were never huge & it'd move more customers over before they stopped selling the 14. Side by side there is bugger all in it between the two, early 14s have the edge on the Bandit but the later ones don't...


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:11 AM

Bigger engine in mine though, so no excuse! Still pondering having it tuned (+4BHP or something, plus lots more torque etc)  but the cost is daft, so will possibly buy a two stroke LML instead as a garage fwend for the Scomadi.

 

I'm sure the speedo on the Lexmoto is very optimistic!

 

Have you not been scouring the internet for a smashed up Burgman and then just bang that engine in?

 

Just did a quick google and this article came up:

 

https://www.pressrea...283519386349933


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:48 AM

Update, the modded air filter does work better, it pulls noticeably harder in normal riding. It still bogs down a touch at full throttle & speeds up as I back off, reminds of a blocked high pressure filter (it's not, it's new) so I'll try some injector cleaner to see what happens.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:55 PM

Oh useless uninteresting fact, my GSX ticked over 115k as well today.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:32 PM

Bike batteries are shite-had the Motobatt batteries fail on both my Guzzi and KTM over winter. Both were low on cranking power. Charged them both up but they discharge fairly quickly. Replacement batteries on the way, but next year they are being taken off and stored indoors in the warm.

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