Sky's restoration begins...

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Skyguyz
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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Skyguyz » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:12 am

PaulD738 wrote:Nowt to do with the bike though it’s an age thing :roll: ask Alan H


Hummm, Not sure but if Alan H is here chime in.

PS: I did buy another Kettle a couple weeks ago. Gotta be sumthin about two strokes.

PS *My Kawasaki triple H2 Resto-mod:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut07KdZLh0E

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Alan H
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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Alan H » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:31 am

PaulD738 wrote:Very very nice Sky, I’m dribbling as we speak :P
Nowt to do with the bike though it’s an age thing :roll: ask Alan H

I expect so Paul - when I get to your age........
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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The "Baz effect."

Postby Skyguyz » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:11 am

Oh, and then there are these fresh from Baz!



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(*I did install the anti-surge jets after pix taken.)

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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby zapo » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:03 am

Skyguyz wrote:
PaulD738 wrote:Nowt to do with the bike though it’s an age thing :roll: ask Alan H


Hummm, Not sure but if Alan H is here chime in.

PS: I did buy another Kettle a couple weeks ago. Gotta be sumthin about two strokes.

PS *My Kawasaki triple H2 Resto-mod:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut07KdZLh0E


Stunning H2 :mrgreen:
I had two stroke's and survived.

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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Alan H » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:18 am

Skyguyz wrote:
PaulD738 wrote:Nowt to do with the bike though it’s an age thing :roll: ask Alan H


Hummm, Not sure but if Alan H is here chime in.


Errr, ding dong? :roll:
Anyone with dribbling problems should use a large clamp on their foreskin. That should do the trick, I would imagine. Don't have those issues meself, so maybe it's just a Cheshire (Warrington) thing? :shock:
Proof that four strokes are over complicated

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The gods of unknown logic.....

Postby Skyguyz » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:17 am

So I finally got my cylinders and head back from the machine shop. All new Wiesco pistons going in fine so far....Uh, the last wrist pin seems a little long and the C clip grove is not showing...Hummm. The pin is pushed far enough in as to be firmly against the other C clip...Hummm. So I measure the other wrist pin and kawabunga! One of the wrist pins is almost about 1 mm longer and will not work. So why the longish pin???

It measures out at 57.90mm. The other ones are at 57 mm +- a couple thou or two. So I ordered a new OEM wrist pin and will have to wait once again to finish the engine.

We will see.

At least some progress is made in other areas. The master brake cylinder was completely rebuilt with all new innards and a paint job with a new sticker. Lots done on the radiator also. The last "Biggie" thing is a refurb of the gauge cluster. The gauges worked fine when I got the bike and the clocks were not faded. So I'm opting to do a cosmetic refresh only. The caps were all re-chromed and I have a lot of new screws and bits. Next week maybe. I decided not to include a OEM fan system as Baz pointed out that the things never turn on no matter how hot it gets.


Cheers,

Sky


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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby wardy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:56 am

Skyguyz wrote:
PaulD738 wrote:Nowt to do with the bike though it’s an age thing :roll: ask Alan H


Hummm, Not sure but if Alan H is here chime in.

PS: I did buy another Kettle a couple weeks ago. Gotta be sumthin about two strokes.

PS *My Kawasaki triple H2 Resto-mod:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut07KdZLh0E

Have just watched the H2 clip and must say , the bike is stunning!
Well done mate;
Andy;
1976 gt750A; 86 FZ750
1977gt380A
1982 z400j
1981 z650f.....1988 Sufolk punch 14"
"look;it's my bike; when you own it ,you can paint it any colour you like!"
(I once painted my Z650 PINK and had the pink panther logo on the tailpiece)

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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Skyguyz » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:33 am

wardy[/quote]
Have just watched the H2 clip and must say , the bike is stunning!
Well done mate;[/quote]


Thanks. that build was not easy as it seems but the results were very good. Thanks for the kind words.

Sky

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CYLINDER DONE...

Postby Skyguyz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:52 am

The great debacle over the pistons, cylinder, etc seemed to last forever. The end result is using the original jugs and head with the Wiseco pistons.
It went together smoothly and the machinist did some fantastic work! Engine is basically ready to go back into the frame. I have the smaller motorcycle lift enhanced with proper board to lower the engine in place. Going to use 3 guys to do the lifting. Soon, very soon.

Sky


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Re: Sky's restoration begins...

Postby Optedout » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:42 am

Looks fantastic Sky! Always fascinating to see that motion too.


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