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    I’m on the final straight now! Well, it feels like I am anyhow. Last night I hooked up the ridiculously light Shorai Lithium battery, turned the key and HELLO power!! Everything worked straight away, with the possible exception of the flasher relay which didn’t flash the indicators… maybe that’s because the front indicators weren’t connected? Further testing tonight. The new horn sounds pretty crisp, the top-spec Phillips bulbs have a tiny tinge of blue as I’d hoped, the clear indicator lenses flash orange and the Aprilia factory screwed my colourscheme by making the dashboard BLUE. Seriously guys, blue?

    The cooling system is now hooked up, the helicoil is set to go into the subframe this evening… so it’s just the cables and carb hosing to go before the finishing touches are applied. This weekend sees me with the WA Derby team playing in Kalgoorlie so it’ll have to sit dry for the show, ah well – it’s a static display anyway, right?
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    Group ride on completion to celebrate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPIRITED View Post
    Group ride on completion to celebrate?
    But it might get dirty?!

    An RS250 group ride would be pretty great It'll be a little while off though - I think there'll be a bit of independent testing and tuning to make sure it's running safe and right first.
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    Spent quite a few hours on the bike last night (up until 1.30am) and got the carburettors assembled and a host of small parts installed. Tonight I'm hoping to install the carbs, hook up the remaining cables, then pretty much close the lid until the last of my parts arrive some time this week. It's going to be tight but she should look complete for the show! There'll still be a little detailing left to do after the day, but it'll be hard to pick (I hope).
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    Ok loud... tell me where this beauty is now... its just got to be close to being back on the road..
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    Hahahahah well I saw loud Saturday gave him a ride on my aprilia rs 250 cause he never rode one before lol but told him to take it an see for him self what he will get himself in for came back with a huge smile on his face an I said now you have the incentive. To get ur bike finished. Hhahahah
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    Hey oiler! She's where she's been sitting for the last five months sadly. But I did wash her over the long weekend. Now to put those last pieces on her, if I can just find the time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    Spent quite a few hours on the bike last night (up until 1.30am) and got the carburettors assembled and a host of small parts installed. Tonight I'm hoping to install the carbs, hook up the remaining cables, then pretty much close the lid until the last of my parts arrive some time this week. It's going to be tight but she should look complete for the show! There'll still be a little detailing left to do after the day, but it'll be hard to pick (I hope).
    Is there an echo in here... come on loud... you can do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oiler View Post
    Is there an echo in here... come on loud... you can do it!
    I really do need to, don't I?! She looks amazing again, the time I spent plating, polishing and powdercoating everything makes her a cinch to clean.
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    Or you could give it to me and let it actually be ridden.
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    And just how is that Ducati coming along?
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    Well, seems I'm single again. So let's get this done.

    Here you're looking at a pair of detailed carbs. The bodies have been painted gold to match the engine casings, the bowls painted black and the tops powder-coated black also. New stainless allen-bolts replace the softest set of screws I have ever come across in my life. Everything else has been thoroughly cleaned and black zinc passivated where possible. New hoses all round - and don't worry, I didn't forget about the secret jet in the hose



    Here's a trick bit of kit - a Flow Commander. It allows you to adjust the jetting of the bike by simply turning a screw on the outside of the airbox, instead of pulling out the carbs and removing the bowls to access the main jets. I've left the divider in the box so I used one of the supplied grommets, drilled a hole through it, and ended up with a good seal between the airbox halves.

    A Pipercross washable filter is in, and the whole thing looks like new.

    Now to go put it all in...

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    Mate, it takes a special kind of bird to appreciate a two stroke.
    Bout time you put this thing on the road!

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    Can't wait to see it all in one piece running loud great work an detail

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    The flo commanders are good, I've been running them for years tho I do both main and pilot, for street use the pilots are important.

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    Thanks guys. And a special thanks to rgvlee for the extra $200 I just charged to my credit card

    Do you still run the airbox splitter with this mod?
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    I leave it in

    - - - Updated - - -

    I also use the quick disconnects for the hoses, makes maintenance easier

    I'll shut up now

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    ...Another $30 on the card!

    Modified the shift rod to accommodate the Zeeltronic quick shifter last night. Never cut a thread before, pretty happy with myself. It ended up perfect.

    For the life of me I can't work out where this rear brake resevoir goes though...
    Last edited by Loud; 13-10-2014 at 08:48 AM.
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    They are good. You'll find yourself tinkering with the tune to suit the atmospheric changes. A turn here or there between night and day even to get it singing just right. You don't have to compromise.

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    Ermm you don't need a flow commander with a Zeeltronic. You have complete control over the solenoid duty, ie at any rpm or throttle position you can have the solenoid open between 0-100%. Changable with the controller, rejetting without any jets/screwdrivers

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