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El Gringo

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  1. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    I've got a 1mm jet in the oil feed. Although that wasn't an issue it does seems to have a lot of oil in the up pipe it appears so maybe a i do need a smaller jet. In other news, i'm wondering if I cut the FPR spring down too far. It took a lot of winding in to get it to register on the gauge - it all seems very inconsistent at the moment. Next course of action, new spring, set the FP with it running accurately. When i did ramp up the FP it seemed to run rougher off the bottom which i'm assuming is it being over rich - i ended up back on stock float heights so perhaps i need to look at lowering them again? Also need to find a new test site......
  2. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    YeGads! An Update! It still doesn't work. The sun finally stayed out long enough for a sneaky run up the village Several things occured It takes off like a scaled cat and lifts the front in first which surprised me It still gets to mid throttle and goes flat, same as on the dyno I think i got my picture taken by an angry local - i await the pitchforks and burning torches I also now better understand the addiction to the noise - it really is awesome when it starts spooling. Next steps? I have no idea, i tried upping the fuel pressure but it didn't appear to make any difference
  3. B4/12

    Had a very quick measure - widest point across the rocker cover on the 1100 motor (not including the cam links) is about 450mm The gap between the wrap around spars on the Bandit frame is roughly 350mm so it would need some major surgery The other thing is the height, the oil cooled motor is a lot taller than the w/c 400 so would probably make the rear mounts a pain
  4. B4/12

    The B4 has a smallish radiator to look like an oil cooler I might cast a tape measure over the 400 and the 1100 later to see how far out it is..........
  5. B4/12

    The B4 lump is much much smaller than a full sized oil cooled motor so i'm pretty sure it's not a straight fit (i wish it was) It'd probably go with a fair amount of chopping about though
  6. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    Ahhhhhh, errmmmmmm, ya see, ummmmmmmm, the dog ate my home work........... I really do need to get on with it, i might change the front tyre this afternoon to make it a bit more road test friendly (it's got an ancient slick on it at present)
  7. Post your pipes Slingshot Edition

    Ooooh i can play this one now Akrapovic 4-2-1 from a Bandit 12, home made link pipe and a jauntily angled Akra Titanium can from an SRAD
  8. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    Haha, not quite. It's currently sat under a sheet in the naughty corner. I've actually made a start on refreshing mt 1216 to keep me amused. Just waiting for a better days weather still to give the turbo a run - we've got snow coming in later! I have however spoken to Mr FBM and he gave me some pointers, next things to try is a higher base fuel pressure, then with the bigger holes drilled as they are now and then with them blocked off (as Dave suggested) One way or another we'll get there, it's just going to take a bit of time
  9. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    Not yet chap, been away for a couple of weeks and the weather has been less than helpful Just waiting for a reasonable day for a sneaky road test
  10. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    Not quite, that actually turned out to be the ignition pick up being knackered, but at the time i thought it was something in the carbs As it turned out once i'd changed the pickup it ran perfectly, in neutral anyway, and the floats and settings were good even with pressurised fuel input
  11. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    Haha, that's very true Steve! In other news i may have found a suitable test spot - here's hoping for a bit of dry on Saturday
  12. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    Yep, i could pull the carbs off my bandit 4 to try, and i may well do at some point, however i'm not sure how well they would work, the GK76a carbs are slightly more down draught and have the float bowls at an angle where as the Bandit carbs are pretty much flat but we can always give it a go
  13. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    Me too! After all the hassle just to get it to run i was hoping for an easier time in getting it set up! Obviously not to be. I shall not be deterred. If it does turn out to be the CDI unit it just gives me an excuse to buy an ignitech so i can fiddle with the retard at the top end. I was going to save it for v2.0 of the engine but if it needs it sooner so be it I've already got plans for a big bore second motor with tuned head, probably a base spacer to get the compression down further, and maybe a bigger turbo, along with one of Ian Cross' lockup clutches - an ignitech makes perfect sense to top it off However, i'm getting way ahead of myself.... I also concur with your sentiments, this place is awesome, many thanks to everyone again for your help
  14. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    I looked into the CDI limit idea, i can;t find any evidence to suggest that the CDI has any fail safe limit and the main CDI i'm running is an aftermarket unit so it probably wouldn't have been included. Also, having looked at the wiring diagrams, the GK76a does have an extra wire that goes to the CDI from the neutral switch which does something with the neutral circuit - however neither the aftermarket CDI nor the Bandit CDI have this input on the CDI - all the wire does is create an earth so if it's not running into the CDI i can't see that there's anything for it to affect. Plus, having looked at the dyno runs again, after it plays up at 6.5k rpms, it did carry on recording the rpm signal past this, which suggests, as the clip was on the plug lead, that it was still sparking (or at least receiving an HT pulse down the lead) after the point it stops pulling
  15. Turbo plumbing for a simpleton

    I'd have to do it from a remote bottle, the tank has got a 1/2" feed, although i spose i could step it down to suit. I'll have a think. Need to try and test it without going back to the dyno, i can't afford to keep going over there on the off chance it's going to work
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