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Molto Verboso
1979 P150X, 1983 P200E, 1987 T5, 1996 PX200E, 2011 Yamaha Fazer 600 S2
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Fri May 10, 2019 8:43 am quote
Fabricator level, over 9999...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Fri May 10, 2019 4:03 pm quote
Awesome, truly!
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Fri May 10, 2019 4:59 pm quote
Ha, ha! We pretty much have the same lathe...while yours is a Ryobi, mine’s a Dewalt!
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Fri May 10, 2019 5:01 pm quote
Pretty sure the rest of us just realized we have owned lathes for years.
Had no idea!
Awesome!
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Fri May 10, 2019 5:09 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
Ha, ha! We pretty much have the same lathe...while yours is a Ryobi, mine’s a Dewalt!
I do have Dewalt envy. I think every Ryobi owner does deep down.
Ginch wrote:
I wonder if instead of coming out the side, the end of the cable beyond the pinch screw could go straight on through another hole? Less bends seem to help longevity.
Been thinking more on this. Longevity also because of ease of fitment - getting the damn cable around that corner sucks. And that causes damage - right near the business end. And my asymmetric depth track could be better (and mean the cable doesn't move up and down as the pulley turns).

So version 2... (with all the math)

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Sat May 11, 2019 7:57 pm quote
Finished but not installed yet...

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Sun May 12, 2019 4:25 am quote
Happy with version 2. Had to use the old VBB throttle cable... (px one was trashed).

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Mon May 13, 2019 2:08 pm quote
Dude - that's amazing.
- even without the opening credits -

Can't wait to see this one fired up.
Expect it will be a pleasure to ride.
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Tue May 14, 2019 10:31 pm quote
The gear and clutch side are turning out to be more challenging. Getting there... haven't connected this yet. Crossing fingers.

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Wed May 15, 2019 5:51 pm quote
Stoked! Clutch and gears working =) Hardest part of the headset - the deeper I get into the build the more everything has to line up just right. I have no idea how much tension is on the clutch cable through the tubes... but it pulls like butter atm. And the gear roll just about lines up 4th.

TBH I had given up on lining the gears up and just wanted as short a shift as I could get out of the pulley (to minimise rotation on the clutch cable). I reckon my diameter is about 42mm.

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Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 pm quote
Gears lining up...

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Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 pm quote
Also discovered a couple of tricks....

Replace the M5 hex bolt on the trunnions in the selector box with grub screws. Tightening the trunnion is so much easier because can hold the trunnion with a size 8 spanner and tighten the grub with an allen key. Can't fit an 8 and 7 spanner on together otherwise...

Also... line trimmer cord makes a good fish tape. And getting PX cables through my VBB frame needs one. And even then it's an epic battle.

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Wed May 15, 2019 6:29 pm quote
Incredible PPlucker. Simply amazing. Great job. I'm following along because I'm in awe of you making this happen!

Thanks for letting us all tag along!
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Wed May 15, 2019 6:35 pm quote
qascooter wrote:
Incredible PPlucker. Simply amazing. Great job. I'm following along because I'm in awe of you making this happen!

Thanks for letting us all tag along!
Chur! All good.

I'm so happy right now - I thought the clutch cable and gears might defeat me for a while there - seemed really tight getting the clutch cable through the inner tube. Had visions of having to cut such big holes in it that it would be too weak. So to feel it slide from 1st to 4th and not have the clutch cable complain or hold it all up is a big step forward.

The headset is 90% done and I can put it away until final build!
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Wed May 15, 2019 6:47 pm quote
Fantastic work! Seems so roomy in there compared to mine.
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Wed May 15, 2019 6:50 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
Fantastic work! Seems so roomy in there compared to mine.
Wiring...

But I have a plan... ;P
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Sun May 19, 2019 12:17 am quote
New puzzle...

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun May 19, 2019 2:39 pm quote
PX?
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Sun May 19, 2019 4:08 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
PX?
Yeah, from the wreck I stole the motor from.

Probably should’ve labeled the loom when I stripped it! But was in a rush.
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Sun May 19, 2019 9:57 pm quote
loom shot cause outloud chuckle.
like the grub screw replacement for the gear cable tension - great touch.

Just curious - you show your brake line wire tied to a fab'ed piece of aluminum that is connected to the gear change tube. What is the purpose of that component?

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what's up with this?

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Sun May 19, 2019 10:49 pm quote
pheasant plucker wrote:
Ginch wrote:
PX?
Yeah, from the wreck I stole the motor from.

Probably should’ve labeled the loom when I stripped it! But was in a rush.
At one point, Beedspeed had a bunch of wire diagrams on their website. So if you can't figure out some of them, take a look over there. I don't know if they're still on there once they updated their website though. I happened to us a Euro PX (with battery, with starter) harness in my PK200 project, and it worked fantastic for that.
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Sun May 19, 2019 11:02 pm quote
charlieman22 wrote:
Just curious - you show your brake line wire tied to a fab'ed piece of aluminum that is connected to the gear change tube. What is the purpose of that component?
Just a clamp to keep the hydraulic hose away from everything else. Will upgrade it a little bit it works. Stops is going near the gear pulley. Can get the angle right to go under the speedo and above the headlamp.
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Sun May 19, 2019 11:03 pm quote
whodatschrome wrote:
pheasant plucker wrote:
Ginch wrote:
PX?
Yeah, from the wreck I stole the motor from.

Probably should’ve labeled the loom when I stripped it! But was in a rush.
At one point, Beedspeed had a bunch of wire diagrams on their website. So if you can't figure out some of them, take a look over there. I don't know if they're still on there once they updated their website though. I happened to us a Euro PX (with battery, with starter) harness in my PK200 project, and it worked fantastic for that.
Awesome to hear. It makes sense to use it... just need to make sense of it to use it.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
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Mon May 20, 2019 2:04 am quote
whodatschrome wrote:
pheasant plucker wrote:
Ginch wrote:
PX?
Yeah, from the wreck I stole the motor from.

Probably should’ve labeled the loom when I stripped it! But was in a rush.
At one point, Beedspeed had a bunch of wire diagrams on their website. So if you can't figure out some of them, take a look over there. I don't know if they're still on there once they updated their website though. I happened to us a Euro PX (with battery, with starter) harness in my PK200 project, and it worked fantastic for that.
Unfortunately they disappeared with the change of website. It was a great resource, somehow those diagrams were especially easy to read.
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