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    Default Re: New bike thread! :D I wasn't expect to be posting this an hour ago!


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    Irrelevant but you know Polaris make Indian Motorcycles (and previously Victory until they were re-branded) - I think that's why they look so well put together
    Fancy an Indian Darkhorse for a 5.00!!

    http://www.bbrf.co.uk/indian-darkhor...fle/4594337828

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    Default Re: New bike thread! :D I wasn't expect to be posting this an hour ago!

    Today I spent far too long to do very little! The idea was to removed the airbox baffle, fit the new Simota air filter and polaris velocity stack oh and bung in some LEDs in the warning lights.


    So first up remove the airbox baffle. Thought I'd try to undo the screws behind the frame and with my nifty little insulated electrical screwdriver, I could reach those 2 screws without scratching the frame. This would save me removing the battery and ecu and dropping the airbox down, so I was so pleased with myself until i started to take the cover off and then saw there was one up the top I couldn't reach with anything, so had to take the battery out etc anyway. I should listen to that old adage that the long way is often the short way in the long run.

    I went to put it all back together but for the life of me I couldn't find my hylomar to use as a sealant. Over half hour later I found where i'd first looked but for some reason didn't see it?Anyway, all back together and the new filter and v/stack in.


    I'll just drop the bulbs in and i'm done. The clock lights were dead easy but the warning lights were a PITA! The LED I got for these were cheap junk that I had to bend the wires about to get them to connect and I was doing this knowing they will probably play up and i'll have to replace them with decent ones. I had to disconnect the speedo cable to get the unit out far enough and i'm not sure i've got it back in properly and have run out of time to test it, so that will be done tomorrow.


    So everything got done, but it was one of those days when nothing goes smoothly and I kept getting interrupted. I really need to organise my stuff as I spend more time looking for things than it takes to do the job itself!!












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    Took the back wheel off today and took it and the new BT45 I have to be fitted. Got to the tyre place and they said they wont do it without a new tube? They did teh front without a new tube but hey ho, its down to the fitter on a safety call, so home i went. Ordered a new tube but it means it'll be next week before that arrives and I wanted to go back to work with the new tyre on. The real down side was putting the back wheel back in. What a bastard of a job. I couldn't do it on my own and had to hold it all in place and get the wife to wiggle the spindle in. First bike I've had to have help getting a back wheel in!

    The bike has been sitting for about 3 weeks but it fired straight up. Still love the sound of this bike! Its absolutely filthy though, so will get a clean tomorrow and I hope to fit the tutoro if I can find where I put it! As nostalgic as the oil leak is, i think i'll fix that tomorrow as well. Might even get a ride out on it before I go back to work...

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    Default Re: New bike thread! :D I wasn't expect to be posting this an hour ago!

    New tyre is on! Tomorrow will be an oil and filter change and fit the tutoro if I can find it? Then a good wash as its absolutely filthy!

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    Had a nightmare trying to get the oil filter off. The sump bolt was also on ridiculously tight too. WTF is the matter with people, doing things up that tight? Its going to rain tomorrow, so a good chance to give a thorough wash and i'll polish and wax it next week. Still cant find that tutoro chain oiler thing, but i'll keep looking. Hopefully i'll get out for a ride on it next week,..

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    Subtle but nice. I'll change the screws for Allan bolts at some point...







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    Default Re: New bike thread! :D I wasn't expect to be posting this an hour ago!

    As winters coming, I decided to add a screen for a little bit of help diverting the rain. TBH I prefer these bikes without a screen, but I'm quite pleased with the way this looks. It'll come back off in Spring anyway...







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    Default Re: New bike thread! :D I wasn't expect to be posting this an hour ago!

    It was a tad nippy this morning and I can confirm the fairing was about as much use as a hatstand to a moose!

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    Default Re: New bike thread! :D I wasn't expect to be posting this an hour ago!

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    It was a tad nippy this morning and I can confirm the fairing was about as much use as a hatstand to a moose!


    Main advantage of one of those screens is maybe a big reduction of windblast at motorway speeds?

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    It was a tad nippy this morning and I can confirm the fairing was about as much use as a hatstand to a moose!
    Wuss

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    Said he who moved to a hotter climate to avoid bad weather!!

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    Said he who moved to a hotter climate to avoid bad weather!!
    That was a very smart move.

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    I have BT45s on my K100, they grip fine but the front weaves something chronic at low speeds on uneven surface repairs and white lines.

    Did you ever find that Taipan?
    Yes I do. It definitely has a bit of a front end wobble or weave at higher speeds, even when not lent over. I've tried playing with tyre pressures, but to no avail. Its not dangerous, but just doesn't feel right. I scored these tyres cheap, so when the back needs replacing, I might well do they front as well and try another make.

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    Uploaded the 20319 map for an Arrows 2-2 system tonight. They supposedly run a tad rich with the Arrows map, so I pulled the snorkel off to try and help it? I alos set the TPS from 6.5 to 6.0, although I noted it had crept up to 6.1 when I did the readaption? and I noted the throttle bodies were out of whack again? Oh well hopefully it'll be a bit smoother now.

    Interesting that the Arrows map is said to run a bit rich, and now the colder weather is here, the denser cold air has leaned it out and the bike runs much better now, with much better bottom end pick up. It still has a flat spot further up the range now. I think i'll either buy a map from TTP as these are dyno proven and loved by all who run them, but i'm kinda drawn to trying the adaptive ECU tune from Hilltop Motorcycles. I just cant get my head round how they, and only they, have got this ECU software rewriting ability?

    I did toy with the idea of selling the Triumph and getting another Harley, but I think that has passed and I really do like this bike. So I think i'll crack on ironing out the little niggly things.

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    but i'm kinda drawn to trying the adaptive ECU tune from Hilltop Motorcycles. I just cant get my head round how they, and only they, have got this ECU software rewriting ability?
    I've been interested in that with the same questions as you and reading the comments on a youtube vid by Lamb Chop (I think) it seems opinion is split between best thing since chips and BS.

    Interestingly on the KTM forum someone replied to a Hilltop thread with a message from Mark at BSD, a bloke who seems to have a good rep amongst all the bike mags for ECU mapping. He seemed to imply that the self learning map was a myth unless there was upgraded electronics and hardware installed. He implied what Hilltop do relies on the retaining of the OE lambda sensor which he felt was nowhere near good enough to trim the fuelling accurately to self map. I've copied the post below.

    I've still no idea, but not sure I buy the only they can do it thing. Pity there isn't someone like X81 posting anymore to shed a light on it from the insiders view.


    Thought I’d share an email reply I got from Andy at Bsd in Peterborough regarding his opinion of what Hilltop do. I’m not saying he’s right or wrong it’s just another point of view.

    “Unfortunately there is no such thing as a self learning map, unless you invest in some better electronics and hardware to run the bike. What the hilltop “remap” will do is retain the cheap narrowband lambda sensor that is factory fitted, and run the bike richer everywhere. I believe you also get a dyno print out showing a 20 hp increase. Whilst the bike will trim its own fuelling as you ride it, the bike’s stock lambda is nowhere near good enough to read the fuelling accurately.

    As these bikes run very lean, it does improve the bike’s running, but it is usually far off running at its best throughout the entire rev range. Plus you can already buy an array of device that does this at a fraction of the cost.

    The remap that we carry out, gets rid of all the emission devices like the lambda etc, and maps the entirety of the rev range in all of the fuelling look up tables. It is also possible to adjust all ignition advance, fly by wire throttle tables etc. As for the self learning capabilities, the 690’s are fitted with air pressure and air temperature sensors which will trim the fuelling and adjust to suit anywhere you ride the bike.”

    Thanks,
    Andy

    I replied to say about all the good reviews/happy customers etc and am awaiting an email back.

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    Interesting and pretty much what I suspected too. I'd expect to install wideband sensors if it was adaptive? I'll go with a TTP tune as they take away the o2 sensors and are based on a specific set up. Worked superbly on my SPeedmaster too.

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