project update , managed to spend a bit of time on it over the weekend but mailnly trying to get things to fit.
The chain alignment is out as the rear carrier was machied to line up with a YSF750 engine and the output shaft is longer than the Fz 750 so looking at a offset sprocket to maintain & give chain clearance Made another clock fairing stay to try some yzf clocks as still struggling to fit a oil cooler in the nose fairing It will fit just need to sort the brackes more of a case of measure 10 times and cut once , dont fit and try again LOL.
As its going to be road legal looking at lights , not really for nightime but more driving lights , must pop and see the local MOT tester and confirm what I need as a minimum As far as I rember all I need is a rear brake light and there's no need for a speedo ? Soon find out tomorrow.
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2016 21:05:47 GMT by cromwelluk
Not much to report this week , had a running battle with the Kitchen sink , "just change the mixer tap " let just say it was fun and ended changing everything LOL
But managed to make some progress , made a bracket & mounted the radiator may not sound much but to me its a breakthough as I though it would never fit , end result quite pleased with the fairing stay oil cooler and digital Tacho & combi clocks ( looks like a sensor speedo for the MOT) Sorry no pictures
Now just go to sort the headlighs looking for some very small projector units, got 3 types off E-bay to try I can mount 2 of the cheap LED chinese sopt light units , the type you remove the Chip to stop them flashing but the beam pattern is not right The other looks too big to fit behind the clocks
Did a bit more fairing fiddling and its in place , just a couple of brackets to finish off and thats done
A bit of progress Postie delivered a few bits this week and these fit a treat if you look close the discs are to wrong diameter and this is a 17 inch test wheel (I have a pair of finished wheels ready to fit ).
Looking to finalise the clocks a bit more mocking up , tho not the best pictures, in fact they are crap LOL.
Spent a bit of time trying to get some lights to fit , theres not much room behind the clocks and oil cooler , the LED Spot Lights fit a treat but the beam pattern is not right tried masking the len's to get a Dip , but in the end they are spot lights Got another set of lights but they are much bigger and will protrude out of the front fairing and could look a bit odd , A bit more teating tomorrow me thinks
Need to get the tank painted but going off the "Orange" bike , it does not feel right even tho I have always wanted one Just want a plain simple design and I'm going back to a more traditional look , as per one of the attached
Postie delivered some goodies this week , its not the final front wheel set up as i need to change the discs to fit correctly , I'm still fit the finshed wheels are all wrapped up ready to fit , same as the oil cooler Test fitting the clocks and managed to try and fit some lights but there's not much room behind the clocks and and above the rad ,
Graham Thanks for the comments & feedback , Colour scheme has been a pain from the start, Main objective it to get it Mot'd and on the road for Christmas I can always get the paint done later before the spring For simplcity It will be straight 2k paint so its durable and easy to maintain with decals direct on paint No lacquer
Not much free time this weekend but managed a couple of hours ,fairing brackets made and in its final position test fitted the seat & tank to see how it looks , brake lines fitted, Still struggling with a headlight , so going to the the MOT tester again this week as I can fit "spots " which I have managed to mask off inside the lens and produce a dipped beam shape I just looking for running lights to be seen and get me home
Looking for a offset front sprocket now for chain alignment aparrently a GSXR will do the job
Back off Holidays and works manic LOL but managing to do a few bits & bobs but seems slow progress butat least its progress Sorry no pictures but hopefully some the weekend Should have a offset sprocket sorted thanks to a site member.
That was a interesting weekend , managed a few hours on the Fz with mixed results.
Last time I tried to start the bike the Race Carbs were leaking which was not helped as the float alloy covers have been modified with a breather hole, so stripped cleaned and static set the butterflys etc. So thought I'll change the covers back to standard ( as you would ) Well fitted them back on and the bugger would not run , spent loads of time adjusting checking and finally afer loads of Easy Start , it run but not well , Got the Carbtune 2 and that would not work as the reading was too low So serviced the Carbtune 2 and still th same Can only have a air leak so spen a bit more time checking the rubbers and refitting the carbs but still not good Tried the old WD 40 trick squirted on the rubbers and it picks up, but still could not fine the problem At this point I was getting a bit worried as I'd set the valve clearance and started to think of all the reasons why it wouldnot run. So in the end fitted a spare set , a quick clean and once coaxed into life the bugger fired up fine Carbtune worked fine quick balance and it tick over fine So I need to see what changing the backs on the race carbs has done as ita can't be anything else , one for later in the week So its a live
Got the new oil cooler fittted an what a pain that was connecting it up , thought I had tightended to hose clamps enough on to for the pipes only to blow off twice and spill oil over the garage floor Bugger it was not funny , No harm done better to find it now while i was testing the carbs
vtr: Hi from cape town; new at forum's not at bike building; the insanity is contagious. Recently acquired a "1FU" FZ750 with dropped valves and decided cool to rebuild as a 911conversion sleeper, what we do to ourselves...
Oct 28, 2018 18:19:43 GMT
Bill Inger: Hi Horse, I know this is a number of years ago when you was looking at a cable conversation, did you get it sorted. and could you help me with my race bike that I uses in the superstock at the CRMC. Cheers Bill
Jan 13, 2019 9:42:57 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Hi everyone my name is graham,from wakefield w.yorks,just acquired a restored 1991 fz750.
Jun 23, 2019 19:52:52 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Can anyone tell me why my bike doesn't seem to light up after 7000rpm like all the research I did before buying it.She has the standard 4 into 1 exhaust,carbs rebuilt with new jets,seals,floats,2 new diaphragms,all valve clearances checked and adjusted?
Jun 23, 2019 20:00:50 GMT
grahamfirestorm: She revs round to 10000rpm ok,but there is no urgency with it,my 1987 Kawasaki gpx750 was a lot quicker,and that was supposed to be 10-15 bhp down,ive been told the standard silencer and air filter are to blame but I don't believe that.
Jun 23, 2019 20:10:33 GMT
grpollard: After a header pipe ring nut (for starters). After 15 plus years trying to get my fz back on the road
Oct 6, 2019 9:52:13 GMT
2manyprojects: Hi all, just aqquired 2 FZ's (only one for me, one for nephew). Have a stable full of bikes, I do have a problem, some say its madness! Am based in North Devon, yes where its always raining! Lol😂
Oct 14, 2019 17:14:31 GMT
Graham : grahamfirestorm. Do you have standard size main jets fitted to your carbs? I would be tempted to go up a size or even two to see if it helps the bike pull stronger at high revs.
Oct 15, 2019 18:57:05 GMT
hybridfreak63: Hi could anyone give me more information about fitting R1 4xv forks to my FZ ...... much appreciated
Jan 18, 2021 10:17:37 GMT