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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #302 on: 10:47 - 15 March, 2019 »
noice!
I see you have a desk upgrade too. 😆
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #301 on: 10:43 - 15 March, 2019 »
these arrived today. Top quality.


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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #299 on: 17:45 - 12 March, 2019 »
The TDM is popular with older Greek women who often have facial hair, hence “drag bike”
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #298 on: 15:46 - 12 March, 2019 »
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #297 on: 15:18 - 12 March, 2019 »
TDM drag bike? That’ll be fun... not sure about methanol though, be difficult to find a filling station when you’re on tour...

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #296 on: 09:00 - 12 March, 2019 »
so not that exciting.

in the interim I have finished and filled the cooling system, and had to take steps to sort out the rear caliper.
It wouldn't be my bike if I didn't have any completely custom parts on it, I have had to make some new spacers on the right hand side so the caliper carrier sits square over the top of the rear disc.

basically this is the problem:



now that the caliper carrier is slightly more inboard, the swingarm mounting point doesnt line up.

So I did this:



Getting it welded up this morning. I am nowhere near competent enough to attempt a job like that with the potential consequences of it failing, so I have farmed it out to a welder fabricator mate.

In hindsight I could have also spaced the brake disc off the wheel, but I think this is a better more permanent solution.


Now this is quite interesting (to me):

I thought I had mentioned that I had abandoned the exhaust job as it wasn't turned to the standard I wanted. all those welds so close together was causing a lot of heat distortion and it was looking like a bit of a frankenpipe. then I managed to sell the TRX 42mm 2 into 2 system which gave me the funds to purchase that system from Greece off ebay.

I have got talking to that guy, he makes loads of performance parts for the tdm, over there they use them as drag bikes, run them on methanol or turbo them. 

Was talking to him about my plans for throttle bodies, he was saying don't give a lot on their own, but combined with other mods they release a reasonable amount of torque on the low mid range (unexpected) and a couple of ponies up top. That is perfect to me. I love the mid range punch the bike has and any beefing that up would be great.


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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #295 on: 08:44 - 12 March, 2019 »
this is the infamous post in the flesh:

sprocket lines up perfect yes. I am actually using the tdm900 sprocket carrier, spacer and cushdrive as its identical - therefore the chain has to be line up correctly. the wheel is smack in the middle of the centre line, I just need to do a little jiggery p0kery with spacer to put the brake caliper carrier in correct position. I am guessing that the brake disc on the yzf750 wheel is about 5mm inboard of the TDM one.

Nothing that is insurmountable, or more than an hours work really.

after that I basically have a few body panels to throw on, fit an exhaust and she ready to go.

oh yeah I need oil and coolant adding too - must remember that...
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #294 on: 21:43 - 6 March, 2019 »
Sprocket aligns also?

What are those Bridgestones they look like good summer road and odd trackday use?
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #293 on: 13:45 - 6 March, 2019 »
Well thats another story.

I did make a start, and I have found that I can cut and make the bends quite accurately. However I had difficulty welding that many joins so close together. I did the first turn and it looked not up to the standard I require. so decided to go and buy some bends.

Then someone came and bought my TRX 2 into 2 system and effectively provided me with the funds to purchase that set of performance headers that were on ebay.  So I did that.

I also got these back yesterday:




very nice. Although the YZF rear wheel fits perfectly and lines up central, I have discovered I need to make some custom spacers for the rear brake caliper to fit as its about 3 to 4mm to inboard. I will sort that with some lathery.

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #292 on: 11:49 - 6 March, 2019 »
Looking good though, I see you've made a start on the downpipes  :thumb

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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #291 on: 11:27 - 6 March, 2019 »
see the bottom picture where yellow wires come out the ecu. folow that forward, you will see some more yellow wires at the front. that is plugging into the existing ecu plug on the loom.  doesnt seem like a lot but the original plug should be down where the ecu is.

its sorted now anyway. perhaps I was just being a bit of a fanny.
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Can't you shorten the loom adaptor bit? Actually, 30cm isn't a lot bit if you need the space
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #289 on: 11:41 - 5 March, 2019 »
no not really. its a plug an play adaptor loom, which plugs into the original ecu. It it just adds a extra 30cm to the loom length that I have to tuck away somewhere.

The new ecu does a little burst of the cooling fan when the ignition is turned on. 

in the back of my head I am thinking they have wired up the cooling fan where the fuel pump should be... we will see.
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Re: Coxylaads Road Bike Thread thing split off blog topic thingy
« Reply #288 on: 21:09 - 4 March, 2019 »
How much extra cabling is needed?
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