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  2. Screwriverracing

    EFE Starter keeps shearing bolts

    Lap the rotor to the shaft, it helps. Cheers SRR
  3. Buzuki

    Closer inspection of my GSXR750F

    Just cross checked in my storage and found no front fender for 1985 model , but I promise you that tomorow will contact few of my friends who still keep many used but OK parts for old skool GSXR bikes , it will be good to post here few pics of that particular 85 front fender , those pics will help me a lot to pick up the original one for you .
  4. Gixer1460

    Limitations on turbo placement or orientation?

    Its not something much discussed as most installs are horizontal or upto 10 degrees off. Turbo bearings both plain and BB are designed for radial loads with a small passive axial pressure bearing to keep the wheels away from the scroll surfaces. This position also assists with natural drainage of oil out of the core. Shifting it vertical will remove all the radial load and transfer it axially needing a proper hi-speed thrust bearing and a way of preventing the oil pooling / pissing through the bearing and smoking like a tractor during start and general running - in all, a bad idea!
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  6. Stumpy

    FCUK

    cant see the for sale section yet, im getting there eventually
  7. Askamaskinservice

    FCUK

    That's almost cruel, they can't see the sale section yet...
  8. RevinKevin

    EFE Starter keeps shearing bolts

    Thanks,bike is standard,will weld as last resort but I reckon there is some minor simple issue that is causing this problem
  9. RevinKevin

    EFE Starter keeps shearing bolts

    Thanks, no its not big bore etc ,all standard. Will strip down again and double ,triple check surface conditions. I did notice that pin seemed too short to be effective. Will source stronger bolts.
  10. I am considering my options and don’t know if there are any limitations or concerns with running a turbo in an orientation other than with the turbine parallel to the ground. Lubrication, bearing thrust surface, or lack of it. I know the turbine itself weighs next to nothing, but at the rpm they run at, any deviation is a consideration. Should I be concerned running at an angle, or even vertical? Cheers, Zweihammer
  11. Crass

    Snapped Speedo Needle

    Can you actually buy the rubbers? Looking at the online fiche it appears that the surround comes complete with the metal bracket, at a rather large price 34950-17C80. Or am I thinking about the wrong part?
  12. billd

    Closer inspection of my GSXR750F

    Buzuki, thank you for your airbox offer but I have one. If you happen to have a 1985 front fender I would be very interested to trade something for it or buy it. Thanks again.
  13. TLRS

    Martek

    Seems like it's quite a well known and loved bike.. makes putting a price on it quite difficult.
  14. Crass

    Snapped Speedo Needle

    Righto thanks, I can get in it to effect repairs then. I'll do what you suggest CC and replace the rubbers as well, otherwise I'm wasting my time. I might try gluing it. If that fails does anyone know if the needle pulls off? I mean, I guess it will but is it supposed to? I don't want to pull it off and find I've wrecked it.
  15. Buzuki

    Closer inspection of my GSXR750F

    Also I have one airbox if is needed .
  16. Captain Chaos

    Snapped Speedo Needle

    Needle snapped because of vibrations, mine did the same (on two different speedo's). The rubbers where the speedo is mounted in get tyred and saggy, which causes the speedo to rest on the metal bracket, and the vibrations do the rest. Only cure is new rubbers. You could try to remove the glass and glue the needle back on, I tried once but had a "fuck this shit" moment when I found another speedo in a cupboard and installed that instead.
  17. dupersunc

    Snapped Speedo Needle

    You can gently prise the bezel off with a small screw driver. I successfully glued a bit of welding rod to my rev counter as a repair. worked fine until I cart wheeled the bike...
  18. philwright

    non starter

    Yeah I know.. I've already put new plugs /air filter in it, i'll get round to valve clearances and getting the carbs properly balanced asap, ....thanks.
  19. Crass

    Snapped Speedo Needle

    So I'm threaping along minding my own business and look down to be met with this - ...... which obviously fills me with joy. How does a speedo needle snap? Well, I guess fatigue from age, plastic don't last forever. So it needs mending. You can see the rest of the needle just at the bottom of the gauge but I suspect trying to glue it will not be successful. My questions are, does the speedo surround which retains the glass front just pull off (with a bit pf gentle persuasion)?; and does the needle simply push onto the spindle, allowing it to be replaced by another? I can get another speedo to cannibalise but before wrecking a good instrument I'll just ask if anyone has a needle kicking about, or a scrap speedo / tacho (needles look the same) for parts, available. Clock is for a GSXR750L but I suspect a few others may have the same needle.
  20. jonny1bump

    non starter

    Recreating now not telling you to just do it. You know you should check valve clearances and balance carbs too along with new plugs and air filter.
  21. alfablack

    Gsx1100tscc engine number

    Would you really that's nearly very descent of you . I think I will try and find another friend The trumpet is my mates it's a Daytona 500
  22. Arttu

    EFE Starter keeps shearing bolts

    That's pretty usual fault. Happening on almost every engine sooner or later, I think. If it isn't some big bore high compression engine welding shouldn't be necessary. Here are tricks that I have been using with good success: Use 12.9 hardness bolts. Possibly torque them a bit over Suzuki spec. Make sure that mating surfaces on the rotor, startes clutch and copper plate between them are clean and smooth. On EFE engine there should be a dovel pin between the rotor and clutch to take the load off from the bolts. However, the design is apparently screwed up. The pin is too short for the holes and it can slide down to rotor/clutch so that it doesn't make any contact to other side. Stuffing something in bottom of the hole should fix this.
  23. clivegto

    FCUK

    @Allspeeds& @Stumpyit is for sale in the for sale section . Was tempted my self but am skint at the moment.
  24. bluedog59

    good engine paint

    Surface prep is the important thing before paint choice, get it right and just about any brand will stick. Apparently there is a Scania chassis paint that sticks well and a good match for the stock grey.
  25. philwright

    non starter

    Got the bike running!...just took it for a test flight and its about 90% running right, theres a bit of reluctance and fluffiness when pulling away and it needs revving a bit before it clears its throat and takes off but its a lot better than what it was, mid and top range revs cleanly and it flies!....Factory manual says poor low speed running points to pilot jets, i'm reluctant to strip the carbs off again if I can help it though I might have to ,i'm gonna feed it some of that Pro FST carby stuff first and see if theres any improvement...thanks for all the invaluable help from you lads, much appreciated.
  26. wraith

    good engine paint

    Simoniz engine paint, used its a lot on different engines. The GS1000 I did 2-3 years ago and use it all year round, still looks like it's just been done.
  27. E T

    Closer inspection of my GSXR750F

    I have a spare air box if you need it. Also have all the suzuki manuals if you need any info let me know.
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