On a better note than the FZR disaster, the RD400 recieved some lovely DG chambers. I don't care what anyone says, how can you top these for $250? I put the pipes on the other night after work and after running it and doing a plug chop it's definitely running too lean. I ordered $100 worth of jets so we'll have at it tomorrow and see if I can get the mixture where it needs to be.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Ah the day started with so much promise. I got the entire bike back together, cleaned up a bunch of plumbing and wiring, and extracted a broken exhaust stud that I didn't know was in there until I went to put the headers on. Everything fell together perfectly and I held my breath as I cranked it over for the first time. Everything sounded great so after building some oil pressure I hooked up the fuel pump and coils and lit her up. She sputtered to life and the music coming out of the pipe gave me chills......until I saw water seeping out of the head gasket and milky frothy oil. What. The. Fuck.
After countless hours and thousands of dollars, I now have to dump another couple hundred bucks into new gaskets and misc bits like oil, and pull the whole bloody mill out of the bike again and redo it. Lesson to be learned? OEM parts are best. Never again will I get aftermarket head gaskets.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
First of all: The world needs guys like this, so the world needs to show it's thankful for people like Chris' friend. And I think Chris deserves a lot of credit for offering his bike to be actioned off.
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