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Old 04-22-2011, 11:45 AM
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Jetting update: Bingo!!!!

I pulled the slides out last night and added a 1/16" lift hole (which raised the area of the 3 existing lift holes (as per Dynojet installation instructions) by 13.6%) and took it out for a ride this morning. I am very happy to report that the end result is sheer perfection. There is no longer any hesitation whatsoever at any engine speed or regardless of how quickly I snap the throttle. IN short, I got exactly what I was hoping for. Mission accomplished! woohoo!!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
Jetting update: Bingo!!!!

I pulled the slides out last night and added a 1/16" lift hole (which raised the area of the 3 existing lift holes (as per Dynojet installation instructions) by 13.6%) and took it out for a ride this morning. I am very happy to report that the end result is sheer perfection. There is no longer any hesitation whatsoever at any engine speed or regardless of how quickly I snap the throttle. IN short, I got exactly what I was hoping for. Mission accomplished! woohoo!!!!!!
don't understand what lift holes are, but if it's in the instructions, why didn't you do it before?
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
Jetting update: Bingo!!!!

I pulled the slides out last night and added a 1/16" lift hole (which raised the area of the 3 existing lift holes (as per Dynojet installation instructions) by 13.6%) and took it out for a ride this morning. I am very happy to report that the end result is sheer perfection. There is no longer any hesitation whatsoever at any engine speed or regardless of how quickly I snap the throttle. IN short, I got exactly what I was hoping for. Mission accomplished! woohoo!!!!!!
Well sorry the parts didn't help but glad the lift hole info was able to help you out.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:02 PM
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Nice job Mikstr! It's now the way it should be
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by nath981 View Post
don't understand what lift holes are, but if it's in the instructions, why didn't you do it before?
It was done as per the DJ instructions but was not perfect. Now it is
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
It was done as per the DJ instructions but was not perfect. Now it is
hard to beat perfect. Glad you got it sorted out>
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:06 PM
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Just got in from another ride, am up to about 800 miles on the rebuilt engine. The engine is breaking in very well (am always on-off throttle) and is noticeably zippier, responding to throttle with much more intensity. It virtually leaps ahead now, even in sixth gear with the revs down

As well, it has smoothed out considerably. I must admit that I was a bit disappointed with the smoothness initially (had the crank assembly balanced) but everything is falling into place now. At cruising speed (55-75 mph), the engine is uncannily smooth, with no vibration.

My expectations are not only being met, but surpassed (and there is some more improvement to come yet as the miles pile on and it loosens up some more). I'm looking forward to getting it back on the dyno in a few months time to see what the change is...... I am a very happy chap
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Mikstr, You're my inspiration for tearing my superhawk apart and redoing the work with the jets in it. Would you recommend that I drill the auxiliary lift hole with a 5/32 in the slide, or just leave it be and test it without the hole? I've been reading other posts where people have been happy without drilling the extra hole and just adjusting their fuel, but it seems that you've got a rip-roaring beast now.

Maybe one of these days I'll take the long haul from anchorage and roll through Canada to ride with you!
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:30 PM
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Hard to say as only trial and error will tell you. Don't forget my engine is now quite a ways from stock, a significant factor which affects its fueling needs.

I highly recommend you read Mike's (8541hawk) thread about carb set-up and use it as a good starting point.

If I (or anyone else on the site) can be of assistance along the way, just ask, you have a great bunch of folks here eager to help

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The beaaaaaautiful Moriwaki lower arrived yesterday (thanks again Bill ). Now I just need to find a few minutes to install it..... Will post pics when done

BTW, will replace the SS bolts with Al; a gram here, a gram there........
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
The beaaaaaautiful Moriwaki lower arrived yesterday (thanks again Bill ). Now I just need to find a few minutes to install it..... Will post pics when done

BTW, will replace the SS bolts with Al; a gram here, a gram there........
Nice progress Mikstr!
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post

BTW, will replace the SS bolts with Al; a gram here, a gram there........

So thats what was slowing me down!!! and imagine I have been lugging those brackets around on the bike without the lower for the past couple years!
Glad you like it and can't wait to see it on the bike. Will look beautiful.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by cliby View Post
So thats what was slowing me down!!! and imagine I have been lugging those brackets around on the bike without the lower for the past couple years!
Bill, Bill, Bill....... you have so much to learn, lol
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Mori lower on, behold......

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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
Mori lower on, behold......

That's not a motorcycle it's a freaking show piece!

Mikstr, when you r ready send me that lower and I'll have have a mold made so we can reproduce it
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:09 PM
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Thanks Rick. BTW, don't tell anyone, but the best part is that it goes even better than it looks, lol

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Another (little) carbon fix.....

Just picked up a couple carbon reservoir brackets. I had been eyeing these before but they were ridiculously expensive ($150). Now they are heavily discounted so the time was right for another carbon fix...

I hope this gets me in for VTR of the Month......
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
Just picked up a couple carbon reservoir brackets. I had been eyeing these before but they were ridiculously expensive ($150). Now they are heavily discounted so the time was right for another carbon fix...

I hope this gets me in for VTR of the Month......
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:47 PM
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Not really calculating it at the moment as I am finishing up the break-in (and so am always on and off the throttle). That is almost done (am now at 2500 miles on re-built lump; one more oil change and I'll consider it done), however, so I will have the data for you soon. I would expect it to be better as the higher comp. should boost efficiency, more powerful mill shouldn't work as hard at cruising speed. We'll see how it works out.....
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:29 AM
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Looks nice bet that thing screams, where did you get the carbon fiber covers for your motor?
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Question instrument cluster

I like your vtr
But I do have a quick question about how you installed the instrument cluster and how did you wired it. Thanks
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:23 PM
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cluster was installed using a home-made adaptor plate. As for the wiring, I used the wiring diagrams. However, I never got the tach to work (tried 2 RC51 clusters and neither worked)
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mikstr, what bars are on the bike in the photos? and are they above or below the top triple?
Thanks in advance.
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-According to his first post in this thread:

Custom modified Street Triple Helibars

Nice list of mods! wow.
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Originally Posted by Hangfly View Post
-According to his first post in this thread:

Custom modified Street Triple Helibars
Thanks for letting me be lazy.
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