VJ, what is your bike status?

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VJ, what is your bike status?

Post by Big Chris on Tue May 08, 2018 12:56 pm

VJ!

I saw that you have sold the XJ, away it went in a pickup. Then you dropped hints about a Suzuki? (I think) which needed some parts. I saw nothing more on that, and now you mention an XS which consumes oil.

So, err, what's happening, do you have a bike?

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Post by virusjohn on Tue May 08, 2018 7:58 pm

see hoon doo pics, you may be more or less confused by said pics

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Post by Big Chris on Wed May 09, 2018 9:31 am

A GSXR engine in a XJ or XV frame with a Z650 type tailpiece and a sporty front end?

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Post by june_whitfield on Wed May 09, 2018 10:17 am

Big Chris wrote:A GSXR engine in a XJ or XV frame with a Z650 type tailpiece and a sporty front end?

ok since we started posting guesses....


Started out as a XS1100, probably a Midnight Special because of the Virago style wheel?
GSX1100-G engine, as that's the only one I can think of that is that shape and has shaft drive
Bandit 12 front end (probably the same one VJ had on all his other bikes)
something about the hydraulic clutch - probably bodged from Bandit bits?

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Post by virusjohn on Wed May 09, 2018 11:09 am

Xs1100 sport frame and back wheel, gsx1100g engine with gsxr750k head and cams, bandit 12 front end that has been in the 6/12 and the xj9.petrol tank is xs650, tailpiece is unknown but suits it, headlights are projectors off a malaguti scooter with better bulbs fitted and the hydraulic clutch setup is zzr master, gsxr slave and a homemade pushrod to suit out of some 6mm stainless bar

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Post by der_nanno on Wed May 09, 2018 3:17 pm

How much travel does a GSXR-slave make, if I may ask? I shall do a hydraulic conversion on a mate's XV750 and I am wondering, whether the pump can actually fully disengage the clutch. (XVs are a bit finnicky about that)

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Post by virusjohn on Wed May 09, 2018 3:43 pm

Ill take it off and measure it for you when i get home mate

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Post by der_nanno on Fri May 11, 2018 10:11 pm

Thx! Your info was much appreciated.

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Post by virusjohn on Thu May 17, 2018 12:15 pm

aaaand now its fucked again, it spat a conrod through the cases and burst into flames on the dyno yesterday.



If i come to R+S it'l be in the pickup, in which case i'll bring my tools so i can fix other people shit for beer.

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Post by Big Chris on Thu May 17, 2018 12:42 pm

'Tis a shame about the engine sh!tting itself. Regardless of how you get there, it'd be good to see you. I doubt I'll make it that far South again this year.

Besides, if you're in the pickup you can bring firewood, take us for beer runs etc.

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Post by june_whitfield on Thu May 17, 2018 4:32 pm

virusjohn wrote:aaaand now its fucked again, it spat a conrod through the cases and burst into flames on the dyno yesterday.

this is either a FAIL or a WIN, depending on what the dyno was reading when it burst into flames

here is a helpful chart to assist with making that judgement:


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Post by virusjohn on Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 pm

88mph Razz

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Post by Monglord on Thu May 17, 2018 5:50 pm

See how many pissed up twats you can fit in the back and how many are still there after a few doughnuts, etc Laughing
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Post by Big Chris on Fri May 18, 2018 9:57 am

I asked my mates in Old School Suzuki to look out for an engine for you, turns out you were there already and have 5 offers. I hope one of them comes good for you.

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Post by virusjohn on Mon May 21, 2018 1:12 pm

Greg hooked me up with someone with an almost complete but in pieces entire gsx1100g so my garage is now full of oil, valve springs, cases and piston rings.

Ive got a lot on at the moment and a lot of work to do before the bike is rideable again so I'll prob be in the truck for r&s but at least it'll live again.

P.s. anyone want a gsx1100g with no engine?

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Post by Monglord on Mon May 21, 2018 8:35 pm

Good to hear you tracked down an engine Cool
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Post by virusjohn on Tue May 22, 2018 8:26 am

after all this hassle and on the basis that I have a spare top end, gearbox and clutch, starter and alternator I've decided im going to buy a set of crankcases from ebay america and build a known good spare motor to live under the bench in the shed just incase.

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Post by june_whitfield on Tue May 22, 2018 8:31 am

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>> P.s. anyone want a gsx1100g with no engine?
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does it have the horrible original fairing...?

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Post by virusjohn on Tue May 22, 2018 10:56 am

nah it was converted with megura far bars and a puig screen/bandit 12 clocks and headlight

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