Even more fun LOL spent some time trying to get a Mech Speedo to fit an work , after hours of messing about gave up and went for a Combined Digital Speedo & Tacho So I thought I'll fit the "new " 16 inch front wheel , and guess what its got a Speedo insert which is sort of good news It gets better , the 17 inch Test wheel I'd like to fit but need it machining to get the disc's to fit as been on the bike for a while and has now been replaced by the 16 inch wheel , Now the blooming caliper's are a real tight fit to get on between the disc and the wheel rim , I have to remove the pads and it just fits , wow that was a close call LOL. , Front Mudguard has been fitted and covered up to protect it , Still got loads to do as its still in the "test assembly " stage at the moment , so it you see a cable tie or a bolt missing don't worry as its only loosely assembled in places
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2016 20:40:36 GMT by cromwelluk
Finally Pod's You may have noticed I have some old pods fitted , just so no crap or ouwt get in the inlet , but wanted to change them untill I get the Airbox / filter sorted This is what you get when you buy cheap pods of a well known auction site , Cheap crap , looked ok but the pods turn on the rubbers and were tight fit and deformed when fitting , as you can see they were not really bonded very well So I'm keeping my old ones for now as I want some type of V -stacks
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2016 22:52:13 GMT by cromwelluk
No pictures this week , also not much progress really , just trying to get bits to fit and work , Temp sensor , Lights , wiring , choke , stick coil conversion. Wasted a fair bit of time trying to get the digital Fuel gauge to act as a Temp gauge as I have do not have cooling fans fitted so I can let the engine run for too long
So the good news is the engine's running and starting fine since I fitted a spare set of carbs , not checked the jetting but it sounds and idle's fine Had a quick look at the race carbs and cant see why they would not run , can only think they were not seated correctly but doubt it as I refitted them 3 times using the same inlet rubbers ( Strange ).
Should finish the wiring loom this week , Its all in place but I think I'll make a split loom basic ignition loom and a second loom for the lights and stuff , they are all on separate fuses and isolated so its not a big problem.
Got some more cheap LED Spot headlights and trying to mask off the beam pattern so I have a dipped beam , there's not a lot of space to get anything to fit and theses are small but don't think they will pass a MOT, as i have said before just want some day time driving lights and a just in case it gets dark lights (blooming pain for what should be simple ). To add to the fun the spot lights have a single positive supply and have a inbuilt 3 mode switch Dip , High and Flashing knackered 2 1/2 sets trying to get them to just work on high beam there all different and your supposed to remove a U2 Chip on the circuit board but some are not marked , so its a try this one Oops scrapped it try another light LOL, but got a couple of different types that work for the mock up
Need to speak to the MOT man before I buy any more and finalize the gauges
Made a loom for the Coil Stick (COP ) conversion and they are now fitted and work a treat , too early to see if they make a difference but there is more room and the wiring is tidier I'll post a photo the weekend , its a simple job just need the get the right resistance coil I used CBR 600 1.5 ohm , google there's a lot of info out there (diagram attached)
Sorry no pictures , but making slow but some progress , loom finished and Cotton braid taped , temperature gauge fitted , shortened throttle cables by 100mm , fairings final fitting and now in primer , front and rear wheels fitted and modified cush drive studs fitted , Managed to run the engine up to full temp as i have no rad cooling fans fitted had to use a large "mains " fan to blow across the rad . No oil of water leaks , managed to get a 18x1.5 to 16x 1.5 thread adapter to fit a 65 deg fan switch which I temporary connected to a LED light as a warning .
Missed the Christmas MOT target but not that disappointed just yet as its close just a few bits to get sorted . 1, Offset Drive Sprocket (seems to be sorted just waiting for a member to post ) 2, Headlights , still struggling to find some small enough road legal projector lights , which reminds me must go and see the MOT man this week 3, Clocks and dials to be final build fitted now all the gauges are working 4 Would like a oil pressure gauge or at least a low pressure switch / light , will have a look at this this week 5, Paint, leaving this until I'm up and running so thats not a problem on for the spring 6 Pods or stacks and a filter , I'll see what I have in the back of the garage and see if I have any stacks and fit Ramair MS-017 foam filter ( pic attached ) 7 final check over a bit of lock-wiring , bolt check and assembly dab paint Don think it will ever be finished but its not that far away
Hope you all have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2016 20:44:21 GMT by cromwelluk
Welcome back , managed to get a few things done COP conversion completed and just been doing Bits & Bobs , nothing of any real note but all add up , made a list and started ticking tham off . got a few parts on order and the offset sprocket has arrrived (crap picture alert )
Fantastic the sprocket arrived and it fits "well almost " perfect alignment but the offset of 9mm is way too much and he Chain rubs / is very close to the frame BUGGER Poop and a few other words LOL. Not over bothered to be honest as I now know the alignment and have measurements on both sprockets , tho had to spend loads of time trying different combinations and looking at loads of speocket specs So a 520 chain conversion is on order. I'll just add I used a YZf750 engine to get the original wheel alignment and never really gave it much thought as I wanted the ability to use any combination of Fz FZr & YZF engines as they just bolt in When I fitted the FZ engine and srockets I remembered the output shaft is about 10mm longer then the FZ and I have the rear hub machined to match the YZF750 , bit of a school boy error but at least i know why I
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2017 23:37:23 GMT by cromwelluk
Not done much in the week but Postie has been busy so been in the Garage this afternoon Fitted the 520 chain set-up and looks good , alignment looks to be close to "bob on" Started fitting the headlights and panel lights , job for tomorrow
Roll on better weather to get outside and spread out a bit , Garage is fine but gets a bit cramped also it was blooming Freezing , had to put the heater on LOL
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2017 22:00:16 GMT by cromwelluk
Hi its been a while and only managed to do a few bits , but time to start again Fitted a spin off filter this weekend its took a while to get it made as its gone from a prototype for the finished item ready for manufacture ( details on the Facebook FZ750 proboards forum )
Managed to get the lights working pictures to follow later but for now just the spin off filter ,easy to fit takes 15 min and look really good IMO oil changes are a doddle now
Andrew Thanks , contributed to the design and development and yes it made for sharing See the facebook forum link the guy who made this one ( the first ) will do a production run if there is enough interest Budget price £ 35 Just need to get enough interest as he need to buy the material in bulk to keep the costs down
Hi well after a long lay off , The Build is back on (been riding bikes rather than time in the garage, now an IAM motorcyclist and recommend the training to everyone )
With the lockdown and working from home has given me time at weekends mainly to tidy and make space in the Garage and restart the build There has not been a lot of progress other than to check what's been done change the carbs and get the bike running again now got a fairly long list of jobs but prioritised to get the bike MOT'd and on the road for a shakedown run and a rolling resto with the paint being done over the winter decided to have a "runner " first and then finish the build and work on the must-do rather than the like to do LOL
It's really good to have a list and even if it's a small job ticked off it's one step closer to the main objective "MOT" pass and rideable
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