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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by lambchops on Sun 16 Feb 2014, 18:22

Thanks chaps, will look at those options. Defo the coolant as that could realy help I think..

Anyway couple of pics from today as the sun was out Smile



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Post by cabbie on Mon 17 Feb 2014, 22:02

Lovely job there LC bringing a tear to my eye Smile
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Post by lambchops on Mon 17 Feb 2014, 22:22

haha thanks Cabbie, brings back memorys I bet Smile
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Post by lambchops on Mon 24 Feb 2014, 13:55

well the technical bits started, lots of bloody wires!!

Also the guy who sold me the airbox removed all the rubber seals so just had to spead £50 on new seals...  tongueout 

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Post by lambchops on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 13:34

Well heres how she looks now, think I have the rad lines sorted now... Just ordered some 25mm alloy tube to make some joiners.

May have to run a small secondary radiator if she runs to hot but going to try it first.. Was thinking of buying the waterless coolant but been advised to try it first with plan water with some water wetter added. Water is the the most efficient coolant and if she runs too hot its not going to cost me a fortune when I redo it with an additional rad.

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Post by 89forever on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 17:59

bad idea LC, water and Water Wetter doesn't have any corrosion inhibitors and if you add anti freeze to Water Wetter it negates the advantage of water wetter.
Water Wetter has it's place on a race bike, on a race track... where it is constantly changed and worked on etc
NOT a road bike...

and if you use water the Evans stuff will cost you a lot more as you would need to buy the water remover product.

What makes you think it is going to run hotter?
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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by lambchops on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 19:42

Rr4 runs very hot so everyone tells me hence the huge rad. Been advised excellent as the Evans coolant is its runs slightly hotter than water and may struggle to loose the heat with my small rad. The plan will be water and wetter for testing on the road , if cools no issues then will drain and refill with Evans or regular coolant. If it runs hot or even boils over then going to have to add a secondary smaller rad. 

Don't want to spend 70 quid on Evans then still run to hot and have to drain it and buy more after water system rethink.
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Post by masterblader on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 20:17

Would be interested with the results JB. It could bear out my theory why the 04-05 ran hot with the addition of the larger Rad. The infamous stator/ saga may have been a contributing factor.
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Post by lambchops on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 21:22

Will keep you posted MB, what sort of temp does the rr4 run at any idea? And when does the fan / fans cut in?
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Post by masterblader on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 22:09

Open road with speeds of 70mph temp hovers between 83-85 with higher speeds it reada at a constant 83. In traffic the fan kicks in at 103 in bogged down traffic have seen 107 with the fan going like the clappers requiring a stop or else hoses could pop off.
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Post by lambchops on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 23:54

Great thanks mique
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Post by lambchops on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 21:38

Well spent another hour and half in the garage tonight, soldered on the exhaust servo wiring and tucked it away. Also mounted the rear sus triangles with my Ti bolts. Also put oil in her and connected up my rear pressure operated  rear brake switch and put on the sprocket cover and new HEL braided line.

Its looking like a bike now and really am very close to the fire up!!





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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by clive1286 on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 22:33

Coming along nicely LC, great job
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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by lambchops on Sun 09 Mar 2014, 19:08

Thanks Clive Smile


Well picked up the Austin system today, very nice it is too Smile Just need the bike on its wheels so I can cut the headers to length and see whats needed





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Post by scotty80 on Sun 09 Mar 2014, 19:15

Looking good mate cant wait to see it all finished top work as always thumbup
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Post by lambchops on Sun 09 Mar 2014, 19:55

Thanks Scotty Smile
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Post by lambchops on Mon 10 Mar 2014, 12:18

Well new EP ready and she only bloody runs!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQG2rxvT5IM
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Post by jmacdwlr on Mon 10 Mar 2014, 12:28

Awesome vid mate sounds epic fair play to you going above and beyond
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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by lambchops on Thu 13 Mar 2014, 17:40

Thanks Smile


what do you think chaps? any good?





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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by clive1286 on Thu 13 Mar 2014, 19:21

You really need us to answer that! rofl 

great job mate punk
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Post by lambchops on Thu 13 Mar 2014, 19:33

haha thanks Clive Smile Have to say I love it!!
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Post by masterblader on Thu 13 Mar 2014, 20:02

Bootiful just bootiful JB. BTW is the ECU from a 2004/5 bike??? The reason being I did an ignition advance on 2 X 2007 blades which was quite straight forward. The ECU on those models appear to have an upgrade as I had a devil of a time to sort the 2004.
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Post by lambchops on Thu 13 Mar 2014, 20:10

Thanks mique, it's a 2004 ecu and loom which from what I've discovered along my rebuild is its completely diffrent from the 2006, even has diffrent connectors!
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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by darkninja on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 19:37

awsome,what a great project and a lovely bike drool  drool  drool  drool  drool
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Post by wes on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 22:07

Looking great, the AR can is a very tidy piece of engineering, had a look at some at the show, saw the price tag and quickly put it back  Laughing as a rrw update, which bits are left?
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Post by lambchops on Fri 14 Mar 2014, 22:30

Um yes not too much left wes of the rrw... Fuel tank (well half of it) haha fairings of course, rad and fairing stay... Nothing else is coming to mind... Yes I would call that an extensive make over!
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Post by wes on Sat 15 Mar 2014, 07:13

Total mate  Smile  looks amazing
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Post by Iggy on Sat 15 Mar 2014, 11:44

I bet you had as much fun editing the ThinderBirds vid as you have had doing actual bike project lol
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Post by lambchops on Sat 15 Mar 2014, 14:14

Hehe iggy did it show Smile
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Post by Iggy on Sat 15 Mar 2014, 14:45

Yes, especially that little pause after she fired up before you give it the '...Thunderbirds are Gooooo!!!' lol
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