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Offline Greaser Greg

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Re: My R5
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2020, 09:54:07 PM »
Do you plan on having a break-in period for the engine?
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Re: My R5
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2020, 05:30:42 PM »
A few high load low rpm cycles then waiting a few hundred miles before giving it high rpms.

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Re: My R5
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2020, 09:56:19 AM »
few hundred miles? do a bunch of short runs, recheck torque and have at it. 50 at most. you just need to seat the rings.   :burnout:

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Re: My R5
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2020, 08:23:33 AM »
I had a nice little shakedown run yesterday. Here’s a few things to I’ve noticed.
I’m not sure if it’s going from an R5 to RD top end or the carb change or even Chuck’s setup, but the bike is way smoother than it’s ever been. It’s no Goldwing but it’s significantly better.
There seems to be a pretty good hesitation at 6500 rpm no matter throttle position but might be worse at full throttle. I will have to check timing and I still have 50:1 in the tank mixed with a gallon of pure so there still things I need to check/rectify there.
My front brake setup is a bit unsatisfying at the moment but I still have some tweaks to get that right.

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Re: My R5
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2020, 01:23:05 PM »
Hey, where U git that Dr. stage 2 from. ?   :whistle:
I love the retro look of the front drum but yuo gonna need some mo braking power, might want to git rid of the Flinstone brakes with Doc's set up.   :umm:
LOOKS GREAT  :clap:


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Re: My R5
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2020, 07:10:40 PM »
Ha! Well when I weighted her she was 285lbs all full but no gas. So I feel like I eliminated some weight, plus some of us like to try to do more with less.... my wife would agree.

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Re: My R5
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2020, 01:31:58 PM »
I think I’ve got this front brake dialed in pretty close, it takes a healthy handful but it does the job.
I’ve been working on the jetting I’m at the top notch on the needle (leanest) and worked my way down to a 250 main. It’s still a bit rich but very rideable while I wait on the 240s.
God damn these forged pistons are loud when she’s cold!

This old girl just rips and is awesome fun! Seriously stupid fun!

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Re: My R5
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2020, 04:07:51 PM »
Just the way we like them
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Re: My R5
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2020, 06:55:21 PM »
I think I’ve got this front brake dialed in pretty close, it takes a healthy handful but it does the job.
I’ve been working on the jetting I’m at the top notch on the needle (leanest) and worked my way down to a 250 main. It’s still a bit rich but very rideable while I wait on the 240s.
God damn these forged pistons are loud when she’s cold!

This old girl just rips and is awesome fun! Seriously stupid fun!


What needles and needle jets are you running? I can’t believe you are on the leanest needle position and it still a bit rich. That doesn’t seem right.
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Re: My R5
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2020, 08:58:53 PM »
I was thinking I was still rich on the mains, not sure about the middle. I’ve got 389-p8 needle jets, not sure about the needle I’ll have to look that up.

What makes you skeptic? Just curious...

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Re: My R5
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2020, 10:38:15 PM »
I see you are running TM32s which I don’t know anything about but a P8 needle jet is huge. Also, I typically don’t like to have the needle clip all the way at the top or bottom just because it limits you on adjustability. I’m assuming chuck set them up initially so maybe that’s normal.
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Re: My R5
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2020, 10:17:35 AM »
i agree. p8 is crazy rich.

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Re: My R5
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2020, 11:12:09 AM »
What do guys with 34s run?

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Re: My R5
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2020, 04:34:21 PM »
Looking good!

Need moar pics!
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Re: My R5
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2020, 09:17:58 AM »
Thanks Jim!