RZ/RD 350 & Misc. 2-Stroke Tech BBS

Technical Forums for Two-Stroke Nuts
It is currently Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:13 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 359 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 20, 21, 22, 23, 24  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Posts: 3842
Thanks, MK ^^^.


Got some clear tubing with a spring inside.

Submerged a small piece in brake fluid to see if it holds up.

Will wait about a week to see if it's gonna have a melt down.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:33 am
Posts: 9258
Location: Sydney
you might need to wait more than a week with some of this stuff, I fitted some clear line to my resevoirs and it took 6months to leach brake fluid through the hoses as they were obviously porous but with small holes. :/

_________________
My Projects:
Yamaha '85 RZ350 F1 & '83 RZ & RD Athena 421 LC & XT500 Supermoto & Honda MT250... See them all on www.2smoked.com

Like Watches? You will love www.PloProf.com & www.DeskDivers.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Posts: 3842
JonW wrote:
you might need to wait more than a week with some of this stuff, I fitted some clear line to my resevoirs and it took 6months to leach brake fluid through the hoses as they were obviously porous but with small holes. :/

Your tubing was probably rubber. Usually takes at least 2-3 months.

Got the info and found out my tubing is plastic (PVC), so it should be okay.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Posts: 3842
Custom radiator installed.

Image


Last edited by Smoker on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:33 am
Posts: 9258
Location: Sydney
custom? whats the difference to it than the uprated ones weve been seeing form Economy etc?

_________________
My Projects:
Yamaha '85 RZ350 F1 & '83 RZ & RD Athena 421 LC & XT500 Supermoto & Honda MT250... See them all on www.2smoked.com

Like Watches? You will love www.PloProf.com & www.DeskDivers.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Posts: 3842
Got the custom front brake res sorted.

Ditched the connecting arm and mounted the res directly on the clamp with a machined adapter.

Image

Working on getting longer brake lines.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:16 pm 
Offline
-----
-----

Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:11 pm
Posts: 3340
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
For clear brake reservoir hose Tygon works well, you can get it from https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/index.php?cPath=106 or https://www.oppracing.com/category/33-f ... cessories/
I have dealt with both and would recommend either. With OPP pay attention to the delivery times listed with each item, not every thing is a stock item.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:34 am
Posts: 977
Res looks sort of like a piston. Cool.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:55 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Posts: 3842
This bike still has the OEM rear shock from 1985.

Read about the new R1 shock transplant, so I'll give it a try. The plan is to have the shock shortened internally by a suspension shop. Hope it works out.

Just bought this one. Supposed to be new. $150 + $10 shipping. Seller feedback 100% good.

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:35 pm
Posts: 493
Location: Kansas City, MO
Smoker wrote:
This bike still has the OEM rear shock from 1985.

Read about the new R1 shock transplant, so I'll give it a try. The plan is to have the shock shortened internally by a suspension shop. Hope it works out.

Just bought this one. Supposed to be new. $150 + $10 shipping. Seller feedback 100% good.

Image


I'm using the same shock. I am not going to have o
It shortened beyond stock capability.

_________________
85 RZ350-Messed up wiring


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Posts: 3842
savethe2strokes wrote:
I'm using the same shock. I am not going to have o
It shortened beyond stock capability.

How long will your shock be when installed ?

No cutting or welding this time?

I was going to check into a bottom tap for the lower mount, as well.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:35 pm
Posts: 493
Location: Kansas City, MO
I'm not sure how long the shock will be. Its documented in this thread here(viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13852).

_________________
85 RZ350-Messed up wiring


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Posts: 3842
savethe2strokes wrote:
I'm not sure how long the shock will be. Its documented in this thread here(viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13852).

It says the new shock is 318mm and stock is 290mm.

So, 28mm or 1.1 inches longer than stock. Seems quite a bit. Will raise the tail considerably more.

One concern is I'm just 160 lbs. Another concern is how much the (fork) rake will change. Don't want the bike to be twitchy.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:35 pm
Posts: 493
Location: Kansas City, MO
I didn't realize that the shock was that much longer than stock. I will try and make it shorter with its built in capability. I think a 10MM difference is not that big of a deal.

_________________
85 RZ350-Messed up wiring


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Sacrificial Lamb
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:44 pm
Posts: 2424
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Every mm counts. You are messing with lever ratios. I have the '99-'02 R6 shock in my daily, and my race experience on a TZ and my 220 lb arse find the combo good. The stock shock never worked from day one. Felt like a rigid rear end...well, almost.

_________________
Rory


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 359 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 20, 21, 22, 23, 24  Next

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group