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Toutsuite last won the day on August 7 2019

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  • Birthday June 30

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    2002 xvs650 custom , 2016 kawi Vulcan 900 custom, 2008 Kawi ER6f
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    Honda CB500S 1999

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  1. You might find you are greatly limiting your options if you insist on a black exhaust. The draggie ceased being manufactured quite a while ago, so aftermarket exhausts are beginning to dry up. I've got the v&h cruzers on mine (chrome) and been very happy with them. They are a bit shorter than stock. Or you could go for the v&h shortshots, which are, well, short. Still chrome though. Or you might want to give the Delkevic exhaust a look. Sounds great, would suit the bobber look and has a brushed stainless finish.
  2. Smartpartz: yes, very good, recommend them. Although: try the tuner first, if you eliminate almost all the popping you might not mind the exhaust being as loud as it is.
  3. Hi, has the rear monoshock on the bike been removed?
  4. Pretty sure it's a straight swap. Have a look on Fowlers at the diagrams for the classic and the custom, mounts should be the same.
  5. This is just great dude, I'm lovin' this!
  6. ... involving a hit-and-run, and a largish insurance payout to me, some of which went on, well, you can see for yourselves.
  7. many thanks Jimmy! It's been a while (4 years!) since I posted those last pics. A lot has happened since then:
  8. Still can't figure out how to upload photos since p/bucket has gone $$$. Any admins figure it out yet?
  9. Hi Im new to this forum but have the same problem do you still have the special tools?

  10. Hi Im new to this forum but have the same problem do you still have the special tools?

  11. I've gone from 60+mpg to 51-54mpg. I can feel the increase in power, but will have to dyno the bike to know the exact figures. Remember she's a V-twin, not a 4-in-line high revver, so um, mileage may vary? (I'll get me coat...) Edit: mpg went back up to 60+mpg after a couple of fillups and has stayed there ever since. Don't ask me how, I've no idea!
  12. Hi Cynic, fixing the carb rubbers was a preventative measure; the old cracked ones were only cracked on the outside, but were still holding a seal, though for how much longer who knows, hence their replacement. So no perf increase from renewing those (and none expected). The jet size increase from 92.2 to 120 is a measure of how much more air the hypercharger lets into the engine. Or how very restrictive the stock airbox is, even with a k&n filter. Bear in mind, the previous jetting was done with the aid of a dyno, but I also had the stock filter on (more restrictive than the k&n) and quiet baffles bolted on to the normal baffles of the v&h's. Still haven't dyno'd it with the new jets, or balanced the carbs, so she may be running a bit rich and I might have to go down to 117.5 size...
  13. Hard to tell, but he may have been going too fast for the conditions anyway.
  14. Ok, so update no2: rather than buy the OEM rubbers, at £75+vat a pop, I found a pair of new ones on ebay for £40 ish from M&P motorcycles. Got the mechanic to fit these and swap all the carb screws out. On the vacuum membrane side (the brass covers) the new screws were too long (at 12mm) and were snagging the choke cable. Thankfully the mechanic had the right size screws (10mm and under). Further problems ensued when I discovered I had a vacuum leak from one of the new rubbers. Back to the mechanic it went, where is was discovered the O ring had snapped. Probably from carelessness on his part during installation. O ring replaced, and problem fixed, bike running fine again. So got her home and - somewhat apprehensively after all that as you can understand - I began the rejetting process. No needle shimming necessary according to Kuryakun, and indeed no new needles or shims provided in the jet kit that came with the hypercharger. Just replaced the brass side covers (ebay USA) as my ones were manky as all fook after all these years. On the other side of the carbs, one of the main jets was stuck to the brass tube, so that had to come out and the jet unscrewed with pliers holding the hex nut end of the brass tube. But other than that, rejetting was uncomplicated. I followed Kuryakun's recommendations for my setup (v&h pipes): 120 main jets, 35 pilot jets, PMS screws 1 1/2 turns out. The screws were 3 1/2 turns out from the previous rejet, so had to be wound back in two full turns. I then proceeded with the installation of the hypercharger itself. This was completely straightforward - I had plenty of time to go over the instructions while the bike had other problems sorted out! So, checked choke and throttle were working properly, wheeled her out of the shed, fired her up - it took two or three tries as the fuel pump filled the carb float bowls - and... SUCCESS!! She lives! And not only does she run, she runs beautifully! The first thing I noticed is the complete absence of decel pop in the exhaust. I was getting a fair bit of that with the previous setup with the factory pilot jets and the pms screws 3.5 turns out, but now it's just gone. Completely. What about power delivery you ask? While the engine seems to be more eager throughout the rev range, it's at full throttle where you really notice a difference. There's a stretch of dual carriageway as you head south past the Blackwall tunnel between the Greenwich and Blackheath exits, mildly twisty and uphill; during my first test ride / supermarket run, I bombed up that sucker like never before! Hoo boy. Yes, overtaking is now a much more confident affair. I am particularly pleased that the Kury recommended settings worked brilliantly first time. I haven't felt the need to go back and adjust anything. I haven't felt any flat spots in the power delivery. Though I expect I shall go for another dyno just to make absolutely sure. The only thing left to find out is what my fuel consumption is like. I expect my mileage per gallon to go down since I've gone up 10 to 11 jet sizes! I'll refill the tank after the first 100 miles and do the math.
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