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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #135 on: June 02, 2020, 01:27:59 PM »
Yes! I like the blue scheme

My favourite colour.

Did I say the wheels are done?



I'm very pleased :)


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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #136 on: June 02, 2020, 05:31:01 PM »
The build looks great.  Can't wait to see the final product.
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« Reply #137 on: June 03, 2020, 05:50:03 AM »
The build looks great.  Can't wait to see the final product.

Thank you...I'm a kinda lookin' forward to it myself ;)

Throttle cable to be extended today by 3-4". Photos to follow...it's not done yet.

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #138 on: June 03, 2020, 05:58:24 PM »
Cables lengthened by 2" today



and working well with the Domino twister.



I now have clutch, throttle and oil pump cables all adjusted.



Wheels are down the bike shop awaiting my ordered 130/70 tyre to match the front.



Should have rubber by mid next week.

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #139 on: June 04, 2020, 01:31:11 AM »
You're gonna be riding that thing this summer Colin! Getting super close.
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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #140 on: June 04, 2020, 06:03:20 AM »
You're gonna be riding that thing this summer Colin! Getting super close.

Ha, you say that....the job list doesn't seem any shorter, but I hope to have it up the road at least, running, steering, changing gear and stopping.....then tear it all down to sort the frame....and then build it all back up again.

Did you mean this summer? :)

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #141 on: June 08, 2020, 06:05:17 PM »
Well, quick update...I'm positive the powdercoated wheels and tank/bodywork paint don't match.....bugger. I'll be chcking them together tomorrow as the wheels are at the shop awaiting tyres...

In the meantime, I mounted the carbs and gave them a wet fuel test...came out dry.


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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #142 on: June 08, 2020, 06:32:44 PM »
You have a cable stretcher? I've always wanted one.
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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #143 on: June 08, 2020, 07:20:53 PM »
You have a cable stretcher? I've always wanted one.

Ahh...get ya....wringing the arse off of it...haha!

We did make the single part of the 1-3 throttle cable...hope it holds. ;)

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #144 on: June 08, 2020, 08:10:40 PM »
Good work, the build is shaping up nicely! I can already hear those fins sing!

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #145 on: June 21, 2020, 02:53:43 PM »
Fire in the hole.....first start up went well, first time ever  :celebrate:

https://youtu.be/RaX-dj8GzXM

The knocking is a leaking exhaust connection, nothing to worry about. Running it on 2stroke mix until I sort/prime the oil pump.

We had a couple of goes at it to be honest, but our makeshift tank had to fill the carbs and a teeny squirt of 'Start ya Bastard' did the trick. Long way to go but a fire up is a fire up and mo mistake guv'nor :)

This is all thanks to my son, who popped in for Father's Day to finalise some of the wiring.
I now have dip and main beam headlight, horn and of course a running engine...did I mention the engine runs? ;)
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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #146 on: June 21, 2020, 03:02:00 PM »
Congrats! :righteous:
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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #147 on: June 21, 2020, 03:58:11 PM »
Wow! You will turn some heads when they hear that electric starter and then it fires.

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #148 on: June 22, 2020, 06:54:40 PM »
 :whoop: :whoop:Great when they fire up and no parts fly off. Congrats :whoop: :whoop:

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Re: Johnny Cash Special - Suzonda 2smoker
« Reply #149 on: June 22, 2020, 09:36:27 PM »
Never any question of it starting up, it had no choice! Great work Colin, I assume the electric starter will only be used in emergencies?
Rubber side down!