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post #201 of 228 (permalink) Old 07-03-2017, 11:09 PM
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Somethin just don't seem right here! Like there is something mechanically holding the pan away? Warped pan? Bolts bottoming out or threads poorly cut? I would not expect to see that much leakage with NO gasket (except maybe on a Harley). I don't remember if the inner surface of the pan is flat, but if it is, a piece of thick glass or a polished stone countertop and some 400 grit paper will quickly tell you if it's warped AND will leave a good sealing surface.
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post #202 of 228 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 02:36 PM
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I've been following this thread and I would suggest you change the subject to "TBS Winters Project..." 😁

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Somethin just don't seem right here! Like there is something mechanically holding the pan away? Warped pan? Bolts bottoming out or threads poorly cut? I would not expect to see that much leakage with NO gasket (except maybe on a Harley). I don't remember if the inner surface of the pan is flat, but if it is, a piece of thick glass or a polished stone countertop and some 400 grit paper will quickly tell you if it's warped AND will leave a good sealing surface.
took off the pan and it appears the crappy paper gasket folded a bit upon install. Chalk it up to installer error. Even so, I took the pan off my parts bike and cut a new gasket out of the aforementioned gasket material. Everything is back on the bike and oil tight at the moment.

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I've been following this thread and I would suggest you change the subject to "TBS Winters Project..." 😁
to be fair, I did run the bike for most of last summer. 3k mostly trouble free and glorious miles before grenading the engine.
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No criticisms as I love what you've done with the bike. Just having a little fun.
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I don't see no engine... Is that one of them e-lec-tric bikes?

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I don't see no engine... Is that one of them e-lec-tric bikes?


Judging from the growl through those factory cf pipes, it's in there and those cosworth fellas did it right.


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Still at it with the build, slowly chipping away at the wiring. With the help of WSC, I got the rear half of the bike buttoned up and am slowly moving forward.



Current state of the bike.


Trying to get this done in the next 4 weeks for the DGR with enough time for a proper shake down. Gonna be tight


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Been plugging away on the wiring and have it about 90% done. All that's left is to run the motone switch wiring and wire in the horns and front signals. Picking up a set of woodcraft clip ons tomorrow to allow me to run the wiring through the clip ons (hollow vs the zx6r clip ons I have now).

Tonight I finished up the rest of the front end wiring which was a big PITA due to the need to have every component individually removable while also being able to hide most of the wiring. There is precious little room in the headlight bucket due to the Thruxton R headlight and heatsink for the stock led running lights, so all the plugs for the gauges and front end lighting and switches had to be hidden under the tank.

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