Discussion in 'My Bike' started by Michael, Feb 22, 2009.
He's not the messiah...he's a very naughty boy!!
mmm, high res JPM photo's...
hehe, they should use the photo on T9 to teach noobs the "look where you want to go concept". Then pay me royalties...
Have finished putting the brakes back together. Struggling to get brake pressure. Currently performing the longest brake bleed in history. :shock:
Clutch *has* to be done next weekend cause I've got a track day on the 12th.
Stick with it mate, you'll get pressure eventually if you're doing all tricks. At Wakefield the other week it took Kev and Nobby almost all of Saturday to get decent pressure in his 9's brakes :shock:
Yep - I think last night at about 11pm I finally started to get somewhere. LOTS of air coming out. I think there may of been a air bubble caught between the banjo bolt on the MC. So I was bleeding both brakes at the same time using the the most ghetto setup known to man. Hopefully tonight I can finish it off.
Great photo's Mike, looks like you got some nice style going on there. Bleeding brakes sucks, my KTM managed to get air in it's front brake system, just by sitting doing nothing for a few months. My theory is that it has a loop in the line which goes up higher than the mc, and over time the fluid in this part of the line ran back into the mc. Anyway I've had a few preliminary goes at bleeding it and it's still crap, so I'll have to put a bit more effort into it before I go on a decent ride. I think I might try what Soc said and take the sc off and put it up higher than the mc, the air bubbles should be happier going upwards. Did I mention that bleeding brakes sucks?
Long time no update... But I really have hardly been riding this. Due to various sporting injuries and a lack of money trackdays have been few and far between.
I really like riding this bike. After crashing at Marulan a few weeks back I've been really keen to get back on the track. Only cash is holding me up at the moment. BUT PCRA just sent me a nice gift in the mail so now I have some cash.
Was talking to a mate today who reckons he can fix the exhaust, fairing and radiator. Everything else I can do myself. So hopefully in a couple of weeks it will be all systems go again for the once mighty 6.
Who knows, I may even get to race it sometime this decade... :thumbsup:
It's good to have a mate who is a qualified panel beater. My mate Kev managed to reshape my exhaust and we re patched most of the fairings today. Bought a few bits I needed from CMC and hopefully she should be running again next week when they turn up.
Just need to make some engine covers during the week attach the sharks fin and she'll be ready to race. Now I just have to get organised for PCRA at Eastern Creek at the end of June. It's all coming together surprisingly. Oh, and I budgeted around $1000 to fix it, so far the bill is under $200 and doesn't look like it'll cost much more. Gotta be happy with that!
Still amazes me just how far over one can lean a motorcycle
A picture of the work in progress. Note strategic use of 100MPH tape. Worth at least an extra 10Kph down the straight.
Also just got myself a screen from eBay. It's all starting to come together!
And my bike goes from worse to totally fucked. Really bad milky white streak in the oil! Prize for anyone who can guess what it is...
Sorry to hear man .
So whats the deal? Try and resurrect it, or shopping for a new track bike?
LIke I said on FB Mick - it could possibly be the seal at the water pump. You really don't want to pull the head off to find that it wasn't the problem. Any contra-indications? Low power? Steamy exhaust? Lots of pressure in the sump? Or... none of these?
No idea about low-power, cant ride it to test. Exhaust didn't seem to be blowing anything.'
Today I had the same problem I had last time I changed the oil filter. Couldn't get oil pressure till I burped the filter, must of got an air bubble when it was laying on its side at Marulan. So after I'd got oil pressure back I filled it back up with the right amount of oil and looking through the sight glass I could see a very white stream floating through the oil. Not very much but it had only been running for about 1 minute.
pull the cap off the rad and get the engine warm then give it a decnt fist full to see how ra[pidly the water rises and to see if it bubbles, also is there oil in the water?
I dropped the oil out of my track bike over the weekend I had it going for less than a minute while trying to pump all the water out of the engine too.
first it came out very black and thick then a stream of milky coloured oil, it turned out to be tiny bubbles because the oil was so cold and thick (it was -4o over night)
it was very much like the milky colour you some times get out of your hot water tap those tiny bubbles clear after a while as did my oil in the tray
I'm sure this was your situation
Try letting the oil warm up and see if it goes clear again but then again if the oil is still milky in the window before you start it(now) that points to water mixing with it and trouble
Laurie has the bike and is going to make me up some engine covers.
Got a new screen in the mail today. Now I just have to finish fiberglassing the fairings, do a bogey spray can paint job, attach sharks fin, order a few small nuts and bolts and fix my radiator and it might actually be running again...
Just working on a dodgey photoshop of my bike so I can see what it will look like painted.
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