Thursday, May 6, 2010

Got some work done on the crusty bastard.

Need to finish up the top mount and brace over the valve cover, pick up some good hardware and I'll set up the carb (thats right, carb, singular) and ignition and see if this pup kicks over before getting any farther with this set up. The dual carbs will interfere with the frame. A single will sit right in there with a fabbed manifold. I'll be using an 84 SR400 round slide Mikuni. Ive seen a few parallel twins with this setup and thet seem to work ok, although I havent found any dyno numbers that can give me any insight to change in power. Reliability and ease of maintainence is what Im really looking for in this case. Might have to play with the jetting a bit though. Just because both displacements are relatively the same doesnt mean anything.

Too many irons in the fire. 3 bikes not including the new project design my buddy and I have on the planning board. Just now put the engine back in the TY (right). I need a day or two off. To work... Damn.

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