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The 2-Stroke Garage => Haus of Projects => Topic started by: pdxjim on February 10, 2019, 06:21:11 PM

Title: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on February 10, 2019, 06:21:11 PM
Picked this JDM RD350LC up a few weeks ago. 

Stay tuned for detailed build thread.

(https://i.ibb.co/L5xyFd2/ED11-E597-2985-40-AE-B31-F-DAE864-BFC7-AC.jpg) (https://ibb.co/16rNgGw)

(https://i.ibb.co/L6qh3q8/5436232-A-F179-4701-BA27-3606136-EAC28.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RPM4qM9)
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: retaRD on February 10, 2019, 06:45:51 PM
Damn Jim!
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: SoCal250 on February 10, 2019, 06:50:20 PM
Nice! Are you going to do a restoration or a resto-mod?
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: anotherusername on February 10, 2019, 08:25:50 PM
Cool
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Seizer on February 10, 2019, 08:58:59 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on February 10, 2019, 11:46:10 PM
Nice! Are you going to do a restoration or a resto-mod?

Well, I'm usually a resto-mod kinda guy. 

That said, this RD350LC is so complete, I'm thinking to go full resto on this one.  Everything is still here ... centerstand, turn signals, pristine stock exhaust, etc.

The only thing NOT STOCK is the paint.   Even tho it's in great shape, the stripes are way off parallel, which I cain't stand.  Will likely go stock JDM '81 RZ350 paint when I can afford it.

Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: SoCal250 on February 13, 2019, 04:43:50 PM
If it was originally white with blue stripes I'd go with that, especially since it's all intact.
Nice score!
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 2strokesforever on February 13, 2019, 10:36:57 PM
Nice score.

What rock did you find that under??
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on February 14, 2019, 12:33:28 AM
Nice score.

What rock did you find that under??

It was literally less than a mile from my house.

I had just got done restomodding a KH400 triple a month or two ago. My 2T enthusiast buddy Naveen asked me about it, and I said "Yeah, it's done ... turned out nice, but I'm gonna sell it and try to find an RZ". He says "Oh, I know where one is ... this guy comes into the store (he's a cashier at Trader Joe's) that has one he wants to sell, right up the street ... I'll send you some pics". He sends the pics and I can see it's an LC not an RZ so I decide to pass.

As my search for an RZ gets a bit more desperate, I start thinking about the LC again. After bleeding the brakes on my KTM 300, i take it for a shakedown ride past the LC guy's house and he just happens to be standing out front. I've never met the guy before, so I introduce myself and inquire about the bike. He says "Dude, your timing couldn't be better. I need to be out of this house tomorrow, and I got nowhere to put the LC until I move into my new place on the 1st".

So we go thru the usual song n' dance, and settle on a (very nice) price that we are both satisfied with and now the bike is in my garage.

Evidently it was meant to be.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 2strokesforever on February 14, 2019, 10:30:53 PM
Thats awesome.  :clap:

I also think that I end up with the stuff I do just because of timing, weird how the world works like that.

Been kinda dry here in the midwest for older 2ts. Im jelly.

Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on February 14, 2019, 11:40:16 PM
Thats awesome.  :clap:

I also think that I end up with the stuff I do just because of timing, weird how the world works like that.

Been kinda dry here in the midwest for older 2ts. Im jelly.

I’m jealous of your 3XV. 

I had a 91 R model for a few years but let it go.

So wishing I had held onto it and done SP porting, pipes and if and gotten more power out of it.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 2strokesforever on February 17, 2019, 06:22:12 PM
Thats awesome.  :clap:

I also think that I end up with the stuff I do just because of timing, weird how the world works like that.

Been kinda dry here in the midwest for older 2ts. Im jelly.

I’m jealous of your 3XV. 

I had a 91 R model for a few years but let it go.

So wishing I had held onto it and done SP porting, pipes and if and gotten more power out of it.

I pretty much had to do a full resto on it. It was pretty beat up. I will attest to the power and it is blistering, once you get off the line. The SP gear box is a little over kill for the road with the tall first and second gears.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on March 03, 2019, 08:21:30 PM
Current state of things:

Got the LC running (barely).

Wouldn't run on the carbs, but would fire off carb cleaner down the carb bore, or down the spark plug holes.  I'm assuming the pilot circuits are blocked (even after many rotations thru the Berryman's and ultrasonic cleaner).  Stands to reason, as the carbs were full of nasty varnish.  Slide, float valve and choke plunger were all way stuck in the left carb and needed lots of heat and coaxing to come unglued.  I'll try a bit more cleaning and dig out the brass balls, etc, but may just pick up a new set of PWK28's and be done with it.  Will likely also do Vforce3 v384a reeds and pipes and keep the airbox.

(https://i.ibb.co/HVKqjYw/A9-C00-B77-8-D8-D-4946-93-E9-6-C0046-D33576.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TkwtsRj)

As suspected, crank seals are fried, so engine is out and in the basement for disassembly.  Looks like it suffered a seize at some time in the past, as one of the pistons is pretty smeary and shows some heavy damage at the intake side.  Crank will head north across the big river to GRA400C for rebuild.  Not sure what to do with the cyls/head.  A light tune (head skim, lite port) sounds good but not sure who to send it to here in the States.  The best LC tuners are in the UK and shipping back and forth would be $$$$$.  Plus, these things are already real peaky, so whatever happens, I'll be looking for more midrange.

(https://i.ibb.co/8DFhBwX/D80-BEE04-EA08-4-C6-B-BFA0-2-E1-B3-F649-B79.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MDqXhH9)

Chassis will likely stay stock.  These are (of course) super rare here (especially the 4U0) so staying stock will be best value.  Got someone lined up to do the stock JDM blue stripe paint when $ allows.  Just gonna clean everything up and throw on a set of tires and ss brakelines and call it good for now.

Anyway, gonna be slow going until the KH400 sells, but that's where I'm at.

 
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on March 04, 2019, 11:40:32 AM
Ugh.  Got front calipers off last night.

Pistons are completely roached, so will likely just throw the calipers in a box and fit a pair of R1/R6 blue spots with NK Racing adaptors.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on March 25, 2019, 11:12:24 AM
Got my cases back from the vapor blasters.  The shop http://motor-sports-eng.com/vapor.html (http://motor-sports-eng.com/vapor.html) is a few miles from my house, and charges $75/hr for vapor blasting.  Said it took 45 mins for this beautiful finish, and was ready the same day I dropped them off.  They even gave me 15mins credit toward my next session. They'll be getting my forks and footrest hangers eventually. :clap:

(https://i.ibb.co/ySVR8tf/B40-F29-DB-BCE5-4-FFB-83-CF-0038-D3271476.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2N56jxn)

Got my rebuilt crank back from Garrett GRA400C Amner.  Replacement center section, rods and bearings from Yambits. 

Garrett does fantastic work! Great prices and super fast turnaround.  He did a great job on my KH400 crank as well.   :clap: :clap:

(https://i.ibb.co/grwW3GK/3-A555483-795-D-47-DD-9-DE3-5583372-D57-E0.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qD9gdzQ)
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Alain2 on March 26, 2019, 07:07:17 AM
Amazing job on the blasting, I wish someone around here would offer the service.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: m in sc on March 26, 2019, 10:07:15 AM
sweet! looks great.

yeah, those balls need to come out for cleaning, no matter what you clean them with on the carbs. or fit some 'aircooled' 28's

id suggest a zeeltronic to control the timing a bit, will def help with the midrange, especially with ported LC cyls. Ive done a few bikes with lc topends as you know, and that was the biggest thing that helped the mids.

 
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on March 26, 2019, 12:57:24 PM
sweet! looks great.

yeah, those balls need to come out for cleaning, no matter what you clean them with on the carbs. or fit some 'aircooled' 28's

id suggest a zeeltronic to control the timing a bit, will def help with the midrange, especially with ported LC cyls. Ive done a few bikes with lc topends as you know, and that was the biggest thing that helped the mids.

Do you fit set screws in place of the ballz after cleaning?  Do they need to be brass?

What's the deel with the Zeel?  There are three separate components.  Do I need all three for the basic kit?

Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: m in sc on March 26, 2019, 01:09:11 PM
you can tap them to m4 and fit brass plugs. just short tap them so they 'stop' in place. should only need one box for the zeel, ive run 3 of em on bikes.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on March 26, 2019, 02:54:18 PM
you can tap them to m4 and fit brass plugs. just short tap them so they 'stop' in place. should only need one box for the zeel, ive run 3 of em on bikes.

So, for set curves, do I just use the Zeel CDI box (CDI-RD7) and everything else stays stock?

(http://www.zeeltronic.com/images/CDI-RD7_250.png)

... and if I want programmable, upgrade to VCDI-04 with the handheld programmer?

(http://www.zeeltronic.com/images/vcdi-04_3_150.png)
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: m in sc on March 26, 2019, 03:08:48 PM
YES. USE THE 04

Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: boars on March 28, 2019, 02:46:10 AM
That's a nice looking bike - and the blasting result makes me want to get mine done - just need to find someone who does that in Brisbane.

Very slick.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: tony27 on April 01, 2019, 11:19:52 PM
That's a nice looking bike - and the blasting result makes me want to get mine done - just need to find someone who does that in Brisbane.

Very slick.
Look on the OZVMX forum & you'll find some recommendations for vapour blasting in the Brisbane area. Getting to be go to finish on dirt bikes as well because as well as looking like new it seems to be very stain resistant unlike bead blasting
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on April 01, 2019, 11:44:23 PM
That's a nice looking bike - and the blasting result makes me want to get mine done - just need to find someone who does that in Brisbane.

Very slick.
Look on the OZVMX forum & you'll find some recommendations for vapour blasting in the Brisbane area. Getting to be go to finish on dirt bikes as well because as well as looking like new it seems to be very stain resistant unlike bead blasting

It's true!  The VB process peens the surface of cast ally and seals the pores.  Dry glass beads do the opposite.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on June 16, 2019, 05:21:56 PM
Progress report:

Bottom end is complete and back together.  New clutch, new Garrett crank, new rods, etc.   Buuuut ... I’m gonna crack it open and replace the (allegedly shitty) Yambits pattern crank seals with genuine Yamaha.   Sidecovers have been blasted and are ready for paint.

Cylinders and heads are on the way to Chuck for skim/squish/o-rings and “update porting” and intake mod for Vforce yz85 reeds

Reeds, and intake boots are here.  pwk28s should be here tomorrow.  ProX pistons on order.

R1 blue spots are here.  Adapters from NK Racing I. The UK on order.  Will get brake lines made next week here in town.

Father’s Day saw me wrestling the BT45s on, but bead is refusing to seat all the way on both wheels.  Pumped up to 50psi and sitting in the sun and beating the sh!t out of em with a mallet but no luck.

Anyone know a better way?
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: robakun on June 24, 2019, 01:15:34 AM
not a 100 rear tire huh...
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Barrie on June 24, 2019, 04:50:47 AM
Let the tyres back down ,push them off the bead and put some tyre soap onto the rims to lube this should help them seat correctly
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on June 26, 2019, 01:41:23 PM
Custom aluminum 520 LC sprox from PBI here in Portland.

Unfortunately not an “off the shelf “ item, no matter where you look.

(https://i.ibb.co/164JWgj/CB04173-D-216-F-44-E5-9-F13-543795-A5-F386.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/9yx4jxH/B58-E6-BE7-3-BB3-4741-AB66-2-CE0428-B39-C6.jpg)
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on July 02, 2019, 05:49:58 PM
Money goes out, parts come in.

(https://i.ibb.co/mzmWdt6/D5-A4-D8-A4-1-B5-E-4425-8-F4-E-164955-EBAADD.jpg)

New repop LC tank, clutch pusher rod, clutch holder tool, footrest rubbers, LC front master rebuild kit and lever, RZ crossover tube and clips ... etc.

... and bottom end is back together again after swapping out the Yambits crank seals for genuine Yamaha ones.  FYI, THEY ARE THE SAME FCUKING SEALS!!!. 

Cyls an head are on the other side of the country getting Supertuned.

(https://i.ibb.co/FJY0jJq/29-AC2-F23-0-F5-B-444-A-A9-CF-5-F138-D2698-A4.jpg)

Will be working on painting sidecovers this week.

(https://i.ibb.co/jDhpB8w/240-D5-C8-C-2890-4922-BD82-D5-C0-E9-D83903.jpg)
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Evans Ward on July 02, 2019, 06:11:51 PM
Moving forward at a good pace. Rock on and keep at it!  :metal:
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: SoCal250 on July 04, 2019, 05:34:55 PM
Looking good Jim. Lots of pretty new bits!  :cheerleader:
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on October 12, 2019, 08:53:52 PM
Time to dig this old thread back up ...

Got a new pair of cylinders in the works.  Dropped them off at the vapor blaster's today and picked up the last batch of stuff they did for me.  Fork lowers, NK Racing caliper adapters, and footrest hangers.

(https://i.ibb.co/X3ZgMG8/4-E9-A16-DC-3660-41-CF-9457-A821737-C0076.jpg)

Waiting on fork seals to show up ... gotta order a set of steering bearings, then the front end can go back together.

As always, big thanks to Garrett for all the help.  Looks like I may be running one of the first sets of his new pipes!

Stoked to be making some forward progress again!!!
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: GRA2STROKES on November 03, 2019, 11:33:42 PM
Thanks Jim! Hope to have them o ringed tomorrow and possibly open up intakes for v force. We will see how the day goes.

Garrett
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: GRA2STROKES on November 08, 2019, 11:58:30 PM
Got Jim’s cylinders decked and o ringed.

(https://i.ibb.co/f8N5r5v/816953-CF-F398-4-E99-A7-C6-B5-A83-A0-AB55-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tZ2tYtX)
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on December 22, 2019, 06:58:24 PM
Making progress.  Finally painted the sidecovers with PJ1 "Engine and case" paint.  Baking them on the backyard grill:

(https://i.ibb.co/MVmxWTN/FB990-DCA-D946-4599-B27-D-CE92-F8-A4-B537.jpg)

Front end is back together.  While I'm waiting on engine parts, I'm going thru the chassis and cleaning and painting as I go.  Foot controls are completely refurbed, frame and subframe, signals, switchgear, etc.

(https://i.ibb.co/g9xn1rY/BE9582-B5-CB12-4989-B752-90-B67-DF3-A376.jpg)

Cyls are in SoCal with EE.  Chassis off to Garrett after the holidays to fit his pipes  :whoop:

Thinking of just rattle canning the bodywork white until I can afford a proper paint job.




Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on June 19, 2020, 02:32:03 PM
Secret spy pic from Garrett.

Pretty fcuking stoked on the way these are turning out!

(https://i.ibb.co/Mh61j0S/D603-AD11-341-D-489-A-AACA-816-D9-F5-AAE27.jpg)

I'll be picking the bike up from him next week and will post up detail pics etc.

The weld detail progress pics he's sent over so far look fantastic!

... and YES, THEY ARE STAINLESS!!!!!! :metal:
Title: Re: 4U0regon (NEW GARRETT PIPES!!!)
Post by: GRA2STROKES on June 19, 2020, 05:25:10 PM
Yes that’s the wife in the background checking quality control.
It’s been a pleasure working on this bike. Yamaha did a fantastic job with the kickstand!

Garrett
Title: Re: 4U0regon (NEW GARRETT PIPES!!!)
Post by: m in sc on June 20, 2020, 07:30:14 AM
wow, that design fits the lc better than any other application ive seen them on.  :cheerleader: :toot:
Title: Re: 4U0regon (NEW GARRETT PIPES!!!)
Post by: pdxjim on June 20, 2020, 02:14:02 PM
wow, that design fits the lc better than any other application ive seen them on.  :cheerleader: :toot:

Yeah!  You’ll notice on most all other sets of Millenniums they’ve been cut n shut where the head pipe meets the belly.  These fit perfect without being clocked and hug the footrest hanger like they were stamped out with the LC in mind
Title: Re: 4U0regon (NEW GARRETT PIPES!!!)
Post by: GRA2STROKES on June 20, 2020, 04:18:50 PM
I honestly think they will fit an rz just as well as the mounting points are so identical you will not be able to use the belly pan though. I do have an rz so it will be nice to fit them. It was nice not having to cut and twist them.

Garrett
Title: Re: 4U0regon (NEW GARRETT PIPES!!!)
Post by: m in sc on June 20, 2020, 04:35:24 PM
i bet. sweet.  :clap:
Title: Re: 4U0regon (NEW GARRETT PIPES!!!)
Post by: SoCal250 on June 21, 2020, 01:32:18 PM
Those look great! They tuck in nicely. And SS too :nana:
Title: Re: 4U0regon (NEW GARRETT PIPES!!!)
Post by: toffee on July 10, 2020, 06:13:36 PM
wow, that design fits the lc better than any other application ive seen them on.  :cheerleader: :toot:

Yeah!  You’ll notice on most all other sets of Millenniums they’ve been cut n shut where the head pipe meets the belly.  These fit perfect without being clocked and hug the footrest hanger like they were stamped out with the LC in mind

ih yes, im liking those pipes, love how the hug the underside of the hangers,
lovely fit and idea.
Title: Re: 4U0regon (NEW GARRETT PIPES!!!)
Post by: pdxjim on September 27, 2020, 01:20:21 AM
Well ... after way too much time pushed in the back corner of the garage, I’m trying to get motivated to get back after the LC.

I have almost everything I need, just need a few basic parts and assembly.

Will focus on getting in running now as hearing this sweet beast fire up will push me on toward the finish line  :metal:

(https://i.ibb.co/23GW73V/AA9-C6-A0-C-25-C9-412-A-9848-3-FDC0-C043733.jpg)












Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 85RZwade on September 27, 2020, 09:46:37 AM
 :celebrate: yes, yes! Today is a great day for bolting a bike together. Sure be cool to start it up and let it eat.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Czakky on September 27, 2020, 01:30:20 PM
Those bellies look huge on those pipes. Looks like fun.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: toffee on September 30, 2020, 03:04:52 PM
if you have the parts it should be no probs to get back into it.
Such a cool bike are the LC
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on September 30, 2020, 06:21:37 PM
Yup.

Got most of the front end, brakelines, clocks, controls, etc back on last couple of nights.

Immediate needs to get running:
Throttle tube, throttle cable, mod PWK carb tops to suit
Carb oil line fittings
Fuel tap/petcock
UNI filters
Clutch cable

The rest is just assembly.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on October 17, 2020, 03:57:26 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/pZcdDMs/0-FEE599-D-338-E-41-E0-880-B-C5-E883-C2-D419.jpg)

Making progress and not far off from making smoke.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Kawtriplefreak on October 17, 2020, 12:59:46 PM
Looks Great :righteous: :righteous:
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: m in sc on October 18, 2020, 05:43:39 AM
very nice indeed.  :clap:
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 85RZwade on October 19, 2020, 09:29:55 AM
The PWKs look happy in their new home, and, once again, those PIPES! Beautiful. I like the blue spots, too.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on November 17, 2020, 08:42:50 PM
I'm like a kid on xmas eve!

Just waiting on a Motion Pro IV style fuel bottle and UNI filters.

If all goes to plan, I should be able to fire the LC up tomorrow night!

Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on November 20, 2020, 05:03:25 PM
First start.  Took me a while to remember the chokes.


Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pidjones on November 20, 2020, 05:36:59 PM
Always such a sweet sound.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: SoCal250 on November 20, 2020, 06:53:20 PM
 :metal: Nice! Congrats on the fire-up
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Czakky on November 20, 2020, 08:47:09 PM
Even when you’ve done all the right steps, it feels good to have it all work.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 350GUY on November 20, 2020, 09:39:23 PM
Congrats! Smooth engine...
You got hear this on Bose speakers.....amazing pipes...
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Kawtriplefreak on November 20, 2020, 10:13:21 PM
Looks and sounds great!
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 85RZwade on November 21, 2020, 05:02:21 AM
 :whoop: magnificent! It sounds great, you must be feeling pretty chuffed. Can't wait to read about the first test ride!
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: Evans Ward on November 21, 2020, 07:58:40 AM
Congrats- always a great feeling!  :metal:
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on November 21, 2020, 03:06:11 PM
Thank you, Sirs.

Hearing the bike run is always the best motivator to finish.  Elephant in the room is the paintwork, and I'm just not sure how to get around this one as it's way too cold to rattlecan out in the garage, and I just bought my season pass for snowboarding, so the wife just rolls her eyes when I ask for funds allottment for a proper pro paint job. :whistle:

This first start up is off a hanging IV style fuel bottle (can also be seen in the background) with 50:1 premix from my KTM (and leaf blower).

(https://i.ibb.co/mRRrrrK/13-DC7-DBD-8-A20-43-F7-96-F1-EE4-CB7-C6-E977.jpg)

After holding the pump full open on tickover to fill the lines, I was left with a big air bubble at the tank line high-point, so I ended up back filling the line using a big 150ml "livestock syringe" from the local farm store.  It worked perfectly and was cheap as.

(https://i.ibb.co/D1Tq2q9/0-D0178-E6-EA22-42-EB-A393-2-DDFCD847375.jpg)

Next step is setting idle and balancing the carbs while I wait for the filters.

Setting the idle looks to be a right pain with these janky plastic idle screws and awkward access to the right hand carb.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on November 27, 2020, 07:24:27 PM
Well, it got me around the block a few times, and I didn’t have to push it home.

I’d consider that a success.

(https://i.ibb.co/S67QZBw/EFA41-F24-2-C58-4407-AD0-B-40-ACFE021893.jpg)

Jetting is off.  Lots of clutch slipping needed to get off the line. Will wind in the air screws a bit.  Feel good and pulls hard when on the pipe.

Trans is a little.... I dunno what’s going, on but I think it’s the linkage.

Petcock leaking where it mounts to the tank.  Any tricks for this?

Pipes sound awesome but are loud AF.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: rodneya on November 27, 2020, 09:15:50 PM
Well, it got me around the block a few times, and I didn’t have to push it home.

I’d consider that a success.

(https://i.ibb.co/S67QZBw/EFA41-F24-2-C58-4407-AD0-B-40-ACFE021893.jpg)

Jetting is off.  Lots of clutch slipping needed to get off the line. Will wind in the air screws a bit.  Feel good and pulls hard when on the pipe.

Trans is a little.... I dunno what’s going, on but I think it’s the linkage.

Petcock leaking where it mounts to the tank.  Any tricks for this?

Pipes sound awesome but are loud AF.

Shifting could be linkage or the eccentric screw adjustment.
I used a cork type fuel resistant gasket material between the tank and petcock to get mine to stop leaking
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 85RZwade on November 27, 2020, 09:35:47 PM
Does your valve have a gasket or an O-ring? I just received one from HVC that seals against the tank with an O-ring.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: pdxjim on November 27, 2020, 10:48:16 PM
Does your valve have a gasket or an O-ring? I just received one from HVC that seals against the tank with an O-ring.

O'ring.

New valve, o'ring, fiber washers, etc.

Seems to have stopped leaking now all the rubber bits are swole up.
Title: Re: 4U0regon
Post by: 85RZwade on November 28, 2020, 09:39:27 AM
One problem down, then! No rain in the forecast until Monday, so you can work on jetting and shifting  :vroom: