Yous ain't gettin' rid of me that easy...what can I say, I love Calamari (I'm Italian). LOL Track bike has it's ups and downs, strikes and gutters. I've got alot of work ahead of me but I think it's gonna be one bad mother when I'm done. Lots of projects. Currently rebuilding carbs and acquiring race bodywork. TVETREE, no worries man. I love two wheels and I got love for anyone else that does. BIGDAA, I never left, just been "busy."
Allright, calamari lovin' brother!.
Did want to say one more time......check for damage on the frame. If the geometry has changed due to the accident, you could be chasing gremlins down the line because of it. Look for hairline cracks in any welds. Metals when stressed by pulling apart action will get a bright band where the metal is beggining to separate. I kinda dowbt that this will happen in an instance where the bike is salvageable.
I went to the doctor and had a blood test. He asked me "Do you ride motorcycles?"
I said, "Why yes, I do. How did you know?"
"I'm looking at your red blood cells on a microscope plate here, and they are all in the shape of little Ninjas"
Frame is immaculate. I've pulled almost everything off of it, cleaned it and inpected it with a fluorescent lamp. Tracks straight, true, and pretty much flawless. That and the engine pulls hard. What more could you ask for in a track foundation? Thanks for the heads up. I think I'm in good shape in that department. I need to replace everything that has to do with fuel as what was in there smelled like #$%^!! Would you recmmend changing the pump, or is the filter/lines enough? ...boy this thread needs a new title...
Get as much fuel out of the system as possible. Fuel filter definitely. When you gas her new, throw a bit of Stabil in there to help liquify any buildup. There are others here that have much more experience in this department than I.
Folks, step up and put your 2 cents in on rescuing bad fuel fuel systems.......
LDH, get that chocolate rabbit out of your mouth and step up to the keyboard.
Yeah, I'm happy with the Metisse product, just need a new peg on it. I've seen their stuff for the 919. Brakes: New ss lines, bled lines, need new pads - what do you recommend? Eventually want to upgrade to brembos all around but enough sunk into the money pit for now. Also want to give it an ohlins overhaul, but I think stock R6 braking and suspension should keep me busy for a little while. Ive got motocross race experience and I ride my 919 like its a mountain race bike, but street racing will be a whole new world. Sor far: rebuilding carb, rejetting, all new fluids, new sprocket/chain 520, rearsets, steering damper, Metzelers, bodywork, all new hoses/lines, some safety wiring. I've got a lot more in store for this little bad ass but there is time. This should get me through my first track day. Trying to balance the urge to pull apart this bike with the need to study for the boards...AHHH...studying sucks...just want to speed...!!!
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