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I was not too sure on the location of the battery in relation to debris/water and it hanging that low. As yours is a street bike, any hassles with speed bumps having it there? I was going to use a lightweight shorai battery so its negligble weight.

On the big motor, multristrada 1000 main cases, magnesium side covers, 749R gearbox, hypermotard barrels and heads (heads have been ported, flowed, big valves, NCR cams) Doing it again I would probably use the lightest 4v testastretta cases for lighter weight and more oil. There are a few lads running this engine in TT2 and F1 rolling chassis, with some modern suspension. Kinda defeats the purpose in my mind ... but full credit to them for building it
 

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back again, never had any issues with battery in that position & never really liked orig position in seat.Have you tried a lithium battery yet?? Had one in my dirtbike & wouldn't charge properly. Electronics mate reckons charging system doesn't charge lipo batterys properly. was going to use one for TT2 but not sure now{ could run bigger, more powerful}. Any ideas???
 

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I have run the Lipo's in the big 1080cc and the TT2 and never had any issues (mind you these are track bikes so no lights required. The TT2 was total loss at that stage. I also run on in my DRZ400 and did have one in my 1098s for a while, .... but the 1098 didnt like it (I think the immboliser drew down a little too much when it was parked.

They are finnicky in that you need to keep the charge up as you can kill them by letting them run too low.

On another note looks like we are moving to Melbourne in the new year so I'll hopefully have the TT's in a state of repair good enough to bring down with me. The big trackie will be good to go and my roadies .. but those TT's .... time and money pitts!!
 

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Back again, about the Lipo's, I think what he meant was that most car/bike charging systems won't fully charge the battery & they die. Great news about Melb, where abouts?? have to catch up, embarrassingly I doubt if my TT2 will be running by then.... blame the other money pits!! You may be good incentive to get the ol' girl running again & stop procrastinating!!
 

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Don't know where in Melbourne yet. Need to sort out job situation etc, missus has a transfer so we decided to give it a go.

Well neither TT is up and running, the crank from epicycle is holding up progress on one, and the other ..well thats me constantly procrastinating, but it will give me something to do down there if its not up and running yet. But I hope to get them both finished off early in the new year and get some track time in

Least the big toy is finished at last.
 

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I'm envious, will prob be a while before I get TT2 up & running, need to make a new wiring harness, running a new ignition system, sort out new wheels & suspension{ again}, prob need to sort out carbs again, re-do paint-job again, etc.... you'll deffo enjoy Broadford & Phillip Is. also have some great roads as well. ?? sort of work do you do??
 

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On the recommendation of Glyn from Sports Motorcycles in NZ we are running ignitech and mini Dyna coils on the ground up build and new loom

For the road one I'm messing with it has all the rubbish pantah coils and ignition and some dodgy pantah loom. I'll replicate the other one once money and time allows. (I'll send pics and details of mine in a bit)

What's the go with your wheels? What do you want to do? My gound up has magnesium marvics the road one 18" rear and 16" front of a katana 750, would like to upgrade that to 18" Campagnolo's at some stage.

Currently work for Education Dept looking after 200+ Government funded early childhood programs all over Queensland and before that worked in child protection for a long time and a heap of time as policy writer for different departments.

I'm sure I'll find something, unfortunately the prospect is not as exciting as tinkering on these little rockets.
 

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We were running kokusun ignition, but horrible ignition advance curve, & changing over to Silent Hectik, much better choice of igniton curves. I want to change my rgv wheels to carbon & hoping I can get them in the same sizes. when I ran the 18" wheels, the bike was very flighty in the front end, had some very memorable tank-slappers!!! I think I need to get a few distractions out of the way & get back to TT2.
 

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As an alternative to BST/Dymag carbon wheels have you considered 17" magnesium? I'm not sure on the smaller size carbon rims, I have searched to no avail.

When we spoke to Glyn in NZ he advised against 17" stating they found best lap times and handling with original 18" set up, yet in a few TT2 forum members in Europe and USA claim they are getting equal time on the 17" with a wider range of rubber choice. I have only ever ridden TT2's on 17" and a Pantah on 18" (but the pantah weight overshadowed any handling)

I luckily have a couple of Ohlins steering dampers tucked away in box of goodies, that should save me from having to many kodak moments!!

Started on the fairing stays last night, fabulous effort ...except they were too short ... haha... ah the joys
 

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Hi again, to be honest haven't really started looking for wheels yet{ 17x3, 17x5 from memory}. I would recommend not over-tiring the bike to keep it nice & nimble. personally I loved the handling of the 17'' & rarely needed the steering-damper. Check out the latest Aust Historic Racer mag, picked up a copy yesterday & yet to read it..... you should enjoy!! Hopefully over Chrissy I might get a chance to do something & really need to start on wiring-loom{ was a runner before I started to slowly pull it to bits... HMMM!} BTW are you in Brissie??
 

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I am in Brisbane till end Feb. We did overtyre it during one of our builds (749 front end and and 180 rear) So definitely going more conservative this time. Will grab a copy of that magazine, thanks for the tip
 

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Hi there, biggest problem/ temptation with 17" is to go bigger, & lose flickability. I come from Brissie, with family in Cleveland. Hope to get up there around july next year to visit family. Starting to get fired up again with the ol' girl & looking forward to next year.
 

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Cleveland, know it well, grew up in Alexandra Hills for a bit and my folks live in Redland Bay, small world getting smaller. if you know of a spare front 18" Pantah wheel let me know as I would like to swap out the 16" katana wheel.
 

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Parents live in Ormiston & looks like I'll be up there early Jan for about 2 wks. See if I can help with wheel. you don't know Tom Knight by any chance??
 

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Looks like I'll be heading down start of March, went to Melbourne last week to check some suburbs out (Port Melbourne to Elwood and up to Richmond for Mrs work) but running into issues due to lack of garages.

Scrambling to find some storage and sort something where I can park up the bikes. What a headache. I would like to bring the project TT2 down and finish it off, register and ride it a bit before I offload it. But garage and workshop space is few and far between close to the city.

Great news on the front wheel if you can find one, beats rolling on the 16" I do have some RGV wheels if needs must, but I prefer to run skinny wheels in the magnesium fork legs. Have not come across Tom in my travels
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Hi again, back home from Brissie, had fun catching up with ol' mates & fishing.shame you don't know tom, he's the one who got me into ducs many yrs ago. front wheel, I take it you want n 18" wheel to go with your forks?? see what I can do....
 

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18" indeed to go with the other front end set up. Not too keen on the 16" front and lack of rubber

Looking at one on fleabay right now that Ian has up for sale. You heading out to the PI classic?

Meanwhile I'll be packing up our apartment in anticipation of the movers and re-visiting the bike storage dilemna in Melbourne. On a happier note, looks like crank for the TT1 is due back next week, fingers crossed as its only been 6 months
 

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It appears the crank is ready, waiting for its arrival to start re-assembly of the TT1 engine.

Still chasing an 18" pantah front wheel without much success.
 

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I would definitely stay with the narrower wheels for this project. As light as possible.

Those frames are pretty stiff, but very lightweight. And of course were never designed for wide 17" radial tyres.

A set of the old proddy Campagnolos that the TT2s came with would be good. Frasers had a shipload at one point, when they removed them from the production models that had them.

Probably a bit old for the magnesium now though. A call to Gowanloch might be worthwhile? They kept some of that odd '70s - 80s stuff.
 
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