Thursday, May 27, 2010

Carburetor... a funny word. When I'm really bored I like to see how many spelling variations of the word I can find on Craigslist accross the country.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Made some new runners into the intake ports since the boots were shot.

Should work fine. Cross my fingers. I would like to do a full metal piece. It aint pretty, but neither is the rest of the bike. So its perfect.

Opened up the Mik to find a broken float hinge. Fixed that right up. I might go with an Amal in the future. Not sure yet. Need to do more research. Back to work.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Footpegs for contortionists. Need to come up with something else.

Lookin' good. Awkward from some angles, but good.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Doin' Work

Finally getting stuff done and completed. This place is a mess. I am thoroughly disgusted with messy work spaces and this one is driving me 100% apeshits crazy.

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.