Mount the GSXR1100M engine Oil Cooler
- Dyna2000 kit fitted – on back order
- Get some cheap carbs – possibly Bandit 1200 carbs.
Get the electrics sorted. Fix the clutch push rod That stripped bolt will be extracted Cut the old harris exhaust about for now. Adjust chain run to accommodate a 520 chain and allow for a 180 tyre on the 5.5 rim
So I’ve delivered some carbs to Cambridge Motorcycles. I swopped them for the set of flatslides I used with the aircooled motor (they are too small for my application). I was told they were from a Bandit 1200 Mk1, and we initially thought that was the case – turns out they are actually from a GSXR1100K – they’ll do for now until funds present money for a set of Mikuni RS38 (or RS36).
The postman delivered the Dyna2000 unit – brilliant. 3 further days late – but it got here :o)
Cambridge Motorcycles have added it and set the initial map etc – the bike is now up and running and they sent me a little vid.
So Saturday coming we’ll be dyno’ing and doing final set-up. Fingers crossed. After all this work it does appear the engine is a good one and there are no gremlins!!
[Fx] Shuffles off to do a little jig, spinning round three times, spitting on the dog, while crossing fingers and toes!
I’m bored at work .. so thought I’d have a quick check of how the change of engine affects power to weight – So assuming we’ll possibly get 120bhp and with the weight savings of 20Kgs wet weight that’s almost a 50% increase in power to weight – blimey more than I expected. However, factor in a 1216 and further weight saving (lighter exhaust and remaining de-lugging) and we are looking at almost a 90% increase. I reckon I should be able to feel that 🙂