Monday, 10 July 2017

Sunday sunshine!

Went for a ride out to CMC for their British bike show, then up to Pleasley Pit to the transport festival. Cracking weather, bikes and folk!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Time for T!

Wanted to put some ridiculous 'bars on the SR, was gonna put some apes on, but didn't want to have to extend the wiring just yet. I've had these T bars hanging around for ages........

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Back to the front!

Before I messed around with the carb and exhaust on the SR I thought it would look better with a 21" front wheel and longer forks. I'd discovered through surfing the bay of fools that Honda XL185 Marzocchi forks were the same diameter as the ones on the Yam. This meant that I wouldn't have to mess around adapting some Honda yokes. Also because they are leading axle, the front end wouldn't be jacked up at a daft angle, they would just extend the wheelbase a little. What I didn't realise was the Yam yokes are 16mm wider than the Honda ones, so when the front wheel arrived I had to make new spacers, adapt a spindle and extend the brake plate to meet an equally extended fork leg boss.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

I've been riding the SR250 to work and back but been unhappy with the carb.

I think the standard cv carb is still slightly blocked in the pilot circuit from standing so long and there are pin holes in the diaphragm. Thought I'd make a manifold to fit an Amal concentric, I know these a little better than the original cv setup. It's running now and with a little rejetting and fettling should be fine.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Thought I'd have a look to see how the exhausts I picked up off Tom last weekend would look on the A7.

With a bit of fettling they should work well.

I've mainly been messing with the timing side of the B31,  a couple of bushes were quite badly worn and the exhaust cam lobe was in a bad state.