That's so much better

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Malc, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Malc

    Malc Guest

    Carbs balanced, seems much smoother and more powerful, although they
    weren't that far out (max about 10mmHg). The suspension seems less solid
    too, with the oil changed and the springs the other way up. Still seems
    stiffer than I'd like but hey ho.

    Now all I have to do is to fix the rattling baffles in the exhaust.
    Malc, Mar 24, 2011
  2. Malc

    SIRPip Guest

    It doesn't take much. They're balanced, or they're not, it seems. And
    of course, it makes a considerable difference to the 'feel' when all
    the cylinders chime in together, rather than when they feel like it.
    No adjustment available?
    Pah. I finally traced my Bandit rattle, which sounded, to be frank,
    pretty terminal. Related to rpm rather than roadspeed, not noticeable
    at idle, but immediately so on blipping the throttle or pulling way,
    frequently when changing up at urban speeds. It came to me when I was
    changing the can - the link pipe between collector and can is
    double-skinned ... well, it was.

    The inner pipe has detached at both ends from the outer and rattles
    like a demented football fan on acid. I can't think of a way to get
    the inner pipe out and throw it away, so it'll be a tricky little
    welding job at both ends, or possibly one of these:
    SIRPip, Mar 25, 2011
  3. Malc

    Simon Wilson Guest

    Interesting. "We make these ourselves". I bought silencers for the Pan
    Euro from them, very pleased with them I am.
    Simon Wilson, Mar 25, 2011
  4. Malc

    Malc Guest

    None at all. Well yes there is - sort of. There's a plastic spacer
    sitting on top of the spring under the top cap. I could take them out
    and shorten them, which I might do when I find some suitable material
    to molish a new spacer from.
    That sounds roughly like my problem. Frasers said it was the baffles
    but having had the silencer off and shaken it I can't locate a rattle
    there. It sounds more middle to front end of the exhaust system. Front
    wheel has started squeaking now. Jeez!
    Malc, Mar 25, 2011
  5. Malc

    Krusty Guest

    Plastic drainpipe usually works well for that, *but* you need to
    identify which bit of the suspension's making it stiffer than you'd
    like first. Shortening the preload spacers will make the initial stroke
    a bit softer, but it will also increase the sag which could make it
    feel a bit wobbly, & won't solve the problem if the forks are

    It's well worth trawling bike specific forums for this sort of thing.
    You won't be the first person to have the problem, & there's a good
    chance a known fix exists.
    Krusty, Mar 25, 2011
  6. Malc

    Lozzo Guest

    Is this the noise you were getting quite distressed about after I put
    that engine in, the one I could hear but didn't think was to bad at the

    Versys 650 Inter-Continental Hyperbolistic Missile , CBR600F-W racebike
    in the making, TS250C, RD400F (somewhere)
    BMW E46 318iSE (it's a car, not one of those 2-wheeled pieces of shite
    they churn out)
    Lozzo, Mar 25, 2011
  7. Malc

    SIRPip Guest

    No, that's not that one. That's a different one entirely. That one's
    related to roadspeed.
    SIRPip, Mar 26, 2011
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