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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-25-2021, 04:46 PM
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Posted By toglhot
Rear wheel spokes.

Fortunately, he didn't have any stainless, rear wheel spokes at the time, so I ordered them from Heidens in Holland. The price was the same, despite the spokes coming all the way from Holland!...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-25-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Rear wheel.

Very disappointed with the spokes, too much thread on them. When laced up, centred and trued there is about 3mm of thread visible before the nipple, between nipple and hub. I pulled a couple of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-27-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Front spokes arrived from Geoff's this afternoon,...

Front spokes arrived from Geoff's this afternoon, so I laced up the wheel. The spokes for the rear wheel are coming from Heiden Tuning, so they probably won't be here for a while. Much better looking...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-23-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Started the TX up again to check the tacho and...

Started the TX up again to check the tacho and voltmeter. I had intentions of checking the timing on each cylinder, unfortunately, the POS timing light refused to play. Not to worry, max voltage from...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-22-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Just use a couple of coke bottles, link them at...

Just use a couple of coke bottles, link them at the bottom and add tubes to the caps on top. Don't put enough water in them to fill one.

Mine is made from 30mm acrylic tube, about 250 mm long,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-22-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Speedo/tacho/voltmeter bracket made up today. ...

Speedo/tacho/voltmeter bracket made up today. I'll be adding a few LEDs later on for oil, indicators and so on.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-19-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
I nutted out a simplified schematic for the TX...

I nutted out a simplified schematic for the TX last night and did a little work on it today. Rather than one harness, I decided on two, one for lights and one for ignition and charging. Five wires...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-16-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-15-2021, 01:22 AM
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Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Synced the carbs and checked the PMA today. Bike...

Synced the carbs and checked the PMA today. Bike runs beautifully now, idles nicely, revs cleanly, no spitting or hesitation. PMA/reg/rect output is 14.6 volts, so happy with that as well. Timing is...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Float level checking

If you've set the float level in your carbs and want to check the actual fuel level , you'll need to access the float bowl. Most bike carbs have a plug on the bottom for emptying the fuel. If you...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-11-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Startup.

Pushed the starter button yesterday afternoon and the TX roared into life, very loudly with those pipes. So, the single points cam works beautifully. PMA conversion works well as does the dual output...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Acid on anything is not good, however, as it's a...

Acid on anything is not good, however, as it's a sealed AGM??? Who uses flooded wet cell batteries these days???
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-06-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Tail light build.

These are a couple of tail lights I built. First one was made of steel which I didn't really like that much, so, I welded up an ally one. I had to make it in two parts so I could get in to polish it....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-05-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Continued.

continued.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-05-2021, 05:33 AM
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Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Batter box and side panels.

The batter carrier on the TX was just a lump of rusted metal when I removed it. Tabs everywhere with numerous electrical items attached, that went in the bin real quick. Removing it was a real chore:...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-04-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Side panels.

Side panel build. For the side panels I decided to use ally, as I wanted them in polished ally. First I welded a tab to the rear frame downtube and spun up an ally bullet and bolted it in place, over...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-04-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Seat pan build.

Seat pan build. I started with a sheet of sheet metal, marked out the shape, bent the rear section up, bent the sides down and bent some more sheet metal around the upturned part to make a cowl, then...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-04-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
No idea on the mileage, never looked.

No idea on the mileage, never looked.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-03-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Cable splitter.

Cable splitter.
The TX650 came with a silly twin cable hand throttle, one cable for each carb. I bought a single cable throttle and looked around for a two into one junction box. Only ones I could...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-03-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Remote oil filter and cooler.

Remote spin on oil filter and cooler.
To effect the modifications for inclusion of a remote, spin on filter and cooler, I had to modify the right side engine cover. The oil pump is located inside...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-03-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Exhaust pipes.

Exhaust pipes. I mocked up a pipe for the right side, welding together some exhaust pipe at the appropriate angles with the right amount of twist then took it to an exhaust centre and asked them to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-03-2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Single points conversion.

Single points conversion. I wanted to simplify the points system, but I do like mechanical things, so decided to convert the twin points to a single points system. There was a cam available for this...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-01-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Paint.

Some painting. Tank had one decent size ding and a few minor ones which I bogged up. Frame was blasted, welds cleaned up as best I could, unfortunately, the Japanese didn't know how to put frames...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-01-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
I polished the top tree, machined up some risers...

I polished the top tree, machined up some risers and polished them also. Front rim was similar to the rear, badly damaged from tyre levers and a few accidents by the look. And finally I machined up...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-01-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,614
Posted By toglhot
Whilst working on the front end I decided to do...

Whilst working on the front end I decided to do away with the headlight brackets and made my own from 3mm ally and machined up the risers.
The hub was mounted on the lathe and the flanges trued,...
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