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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:17 am 
nice! Think it might be time to look for a reflex.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:20 am 
Do it.

Around here, they go for 1500-2500 with less than 5k on the clock. Bout the same as a motorcycle.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:46 pm 
New bystarter came in today.

Going to start bolting all the interior panels back on... dash, floor, trunk, seat... etc.

Have to start tinkering with the body panels soon. Still thinking of what color to paint it.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:17 am 
Little update.

Put in the new bystarter, and it wouldn't idle. Figured I had a bad vacuum leak. Took the carb off, turns out the idle jet was completely clogged.

I cleaned it up, fired it up, ran great. Dialed in the idle and the air screw... took it for a 10 minute ride down my street. I got home, and it died. I took the fuel hose off, and drained the gas out of the bowl. I turned it over, and it fired up. So I re-attached the fuel hose, and slowly closed the bowl screw. Then it started to die, so I rev'd it up to about 4000 rpm... at which point it began to puke fuel out of the carb vent...

So, now my bowl needle isnt' closing... I have a guess that my fuel pump is full of crap. The fuel going into the pump is crystal clear.

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I'm probably going to run a post-filter to see if I can capture exactly what's going on .


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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:12 am 
Started the body work last night. Went pretty smoothly. Just have to give everything a good sanding and procure some paint.

Might go with something close to the stock color...
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Eastwood has the single-stage for $129.99, comes with thinner, hardener and 3/4 gallon of paint. Considering the bike was painted with single-stage from the factory, I wanted to keep it simple.




Rattle-canning it would involve having to do a 2k clear-coat. More work than I want to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:26 pm 
its going to look great. Man, hats off to you. you made short work of it :highfive:

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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:29 pm 
Changed my mind....

It's going to be blue instead... :)

Mainly due to the price of the paint. Blue is much cheaper and in a complete kit w/hardener and thinner... the red would cost me over $200, the blue, $120 all said and done.

Here the body panels getting ready:
I always over-do the bondo.
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The cracked up red original fairing, fitting my chopped-down windscreen.
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That's packing tape on the plastics... nothing major.
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More parts...
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More bondo...
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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:48 am 
Got the paint in! Decided the same'ol red wouldn't do....



SO I WENT BLUE...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:22 pm 
cool thread man, enjoyed the videos. Excited to see that blue on there!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:22 am 
Thanks man! Appreciate the feedback!

I have all of the plastics 99% ready for primer. Going to bang out the last little bit of filler and sanding tonight when I get home, and hopefully get them in paint on Friday.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:49 am 
After a couple of days I was finally able to get all of the plastics into primer and paint.

I must say, the paint is MUCH lighter than I anticipated... but I'm digging it none the less!!! Definitely unique... almost Suzuki GSXR blue.

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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:16 pm 
lots lighter, but still looks good. was that the last item on the list?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:40 pm 
Left on the list??? OH... Registration :).

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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:22 pm 
:highfive:

I've always loved those taillights, great job on bringing her back to life :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: Re-flex-incarnation.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:20 am 
Quick update:

Drilled out the 1st baffle in the exhaust to 3/4, did the "hot valve adjustment"....

The bike pulls a little harder off the line and hits 80 plus on a long straight.

I also ran into a slight technical issue. Apparently I over-filled the rear gear oil... well, long story short, it leaked out of the breather, got on the belt and made a huge mess... the only reason I noticed was that acceleration from a stop was almost non-existent and was accompanied by a loud noise (almost sounded like intake vacuum) but it was the variator.

I took apart the case, gave the whole thing a bath with hot soapy water to remove all of the oil, re-checked the level (about 3 more ounces came out.... whoops!) once it was level with the hole, buttoned it up, gave it another clean, and took it for a ride... zero issues.


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