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Re: Bored, who me? [message #289279 is a reply to message #289189] Wed, 01 April 2015 19:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mines not affected.index.php?t=getfile&id=21591&private=0
Re: Bored, who me? [message #289280 is a reply to message #289279] Wed, 01 April 2015 19:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bang goes the QC manager's bonus... Wank
Re: Bored, who me? [message #289626 is a reply to message #289280] Fri, 24 April 2015 20:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well after my latest weekends fiasco, the project must go on. Wink


Since my last bit of wiring, the whole bike needs a new loom as it's becoming a bit of a nest with all the things I've added/changed during/since the build, so I've pulled the lot off and placed a big order for cable and waterproof connectors. I'm also in the process of making a loom board to do it properly, so I can knock up a couple and have a spare for future use.

Remember though, there wasn't a loom at all to start with, so it's all from scratch, which is why it's been added to as and when needed.
This is all the old stuff, the clock birds nest was always hidden so didn't bother me that much, but now it is.
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On the plus side, I was the only one that knew what was what. Laugh

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Re: Bored, who me? [message #289628 is a reply to message #224128] Fri, 24 April 2015 20:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Building a wiring loom from scartch can be the only thing that will save your sanity on some bikes.
Some owners seem to have a knack for "alterations" involving a fair bit of (poor) soldering, cutting and generally not having a clue of what's going on. Laugh
Re: Bored, who me? [message #289629 is a reply to message #289628] Fri, 24 April 2015 20:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You're not wrong there bud, I have been witness to many of them over the years, and been persuaded to correct the bloody things too. Wall Laugh

There shouldn't be any other additions to the bike as far as electrical stuff goes, so it kind of makes sense to finalise the loom and make a good one. Thumbs Up

I've been busy fitting a new set of rearsets too, complete with a required change of rear master cylinder to match the reasets. I finally found some rearsets that had the very same mounting/spacings as the ones welded into my frame.

The bike now has some Kawasaki bits on it. Laugh


So it's now a mix of Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Aprilia bits, not sure about Yamaha yet, although I did buy the clip ons that were meant for an early R6, with 43mm forks. smile

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Re: Bored, who me? [message #289641 is a reply to message #289629] Sat, 25 April 2015 09:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You best improve those welding skills if you have to weld all those names Laugh
Re: Bored, who me? [message #289642 is a reply to message #289641] Sat, 25 April 2015 10:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Laugh

I wish I had more time Si, don't know where it all goes. I thought as you got older things slowed down a bit. I've got more to do now than ever. think

Perhaps this year is just a busy one doing all those jobs I've put off for the last two. Laugh RollEyes
Re: Bored, who me? [message #289646 is a reply to message #289642] Sat, 25 April 2015 13:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't think 'things' slow down a bit Mike, i think 'WE' slow down a bit.

I also seem to have more to do than i can achieve but i think i always did have that situation, it's just that i don't compete the tasks so quickly as i used to be able to so personally i slip further behind whereas 10-15 years ago i was able to just about keep on top of it.

But thats just me.

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Re: Bored, who me? [message #289664 is a reply to message #289646] Sat, 25 April 2015 21:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pipe wrote on Sat, 25 April 2015 13:39
I don't think 'things' slow down a bit Mike, i think 'WE' slow down a bit.

I also seem to have more to do than i can achieve but i think i always did have that situation, it's just that i don't compete the tasks so quickly as i used to be able to so personally i slip further behind whereas 10-15 years ago i was able to just about keep on top of it.

But thats just me.



I've slowed down a lot but I think part of the reason, for me at least, is that you tend to take a bit more care over stuff than you might have done when you were younger? "Where fools rush in" and all that ...



Re: Bored, who me? [message #289669 is a reply to message #289664] Sat, 25 April 2015 23:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It seems to go against reason.
Older people have less time available in terms of life span, so you'd think they'd be in more of a hurry.
On the other hand, if they're past retirement age, time ceases to exist. think

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Re: Bored, who me? [message #289694 is a reply to message #289669] Mon, 27 April 2015 18:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That old Chinese debate:

A little while ago I bought a couple of the TYCO waterproof connectors, pricey for just two, the connectors alone could have cost me about £100 for the entire loom I needed to make.

So in true ebay fashion, I found them very same connectors offered from good old China, so thought they'd be worth a punt.

I ordered this lot, 5 x 10 packs different number of ways, you know 1/2/3/4 and 6 way connectors
This lot cost me £23 (incl P+P) instead what would have been about £200's worth of TYCO connectors, they turned up within about 7 days!
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The quality of them is equal to the genuine article (these could well be in reality couldn't they) the metal pins and receptors are also equal in terms of size, material, strength, thickness etc.

I can't see anything that would cause me a concern in using these over the others, electrically they look as sound as the originals, so only one way to find out eh.

If the bike catches fire, then it'll be an expensive £23, if not, it'll be well spent. Grin

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Re: Bored, who me? [message #289699 is a reply to message #289694] Mon, 27 April 2015 21:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quazi wrote on Mon, 27 April 2015 18:28
That old Chinese debate:


The quality of them is equal to the genuine article (these could well be in reality couldn't they)



.. And that's the key point isn't it? I know for a fact that a few so called "Hi end" Hi fi brands have been caught out putting cheap chinese stuff in fancy cases, re-branding and then selling on with ridiculous mark-ups. I've taken a punt a few bits and bobs form china and had no problems at all with quality. In fact, I'm having more problems with Japanese stuff these days, brands that used to be reliable and good quality seem top be falling off on the QC side these days.


Re: Bored, who me? [message #289705 is a reply to message #289699] Tue, 28 April 2015 19:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quite DM, we do get taken for a ride in this country with many many parts being outsourced for manufacturing in places like China and the far east then sold to us at massive mark-ups. I think Ebay has given access to areas of internal business that would'nt have been possible by the layman. I'm not saying everything they make is quality, we all know that not to be the case, but they have imrpoved ten fold in the last 5 years, becasue I think they know they can't sell shit to the masses for very long and stay in business.


I'm going to run a couple of little tests for my own benefit, but I don't suspect they will fail.

Like 240 volts through them, with a varying amount of current to stress it to destruction. Laugh


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Re: Bored, who me? [message #289709 is a reply to message #289699] Tue, 28 April 2015 20:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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DrMartin wrote on Mon, 27 April 2015 22:26
In fact, I'm having more problems with Japanese stuff these days, brands that used to be reliable and good quality seem top be falling off on the QC side these days.




Guess where the japs are going to get their stuff made?
Re: Bored, who me? [message #289718 is a reply to message #289709] Tue, 28 April 2015 22:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Its getitng harder to tell these days as next thing you know they'll be making Sony TV's in the valleys of wales Wink

Chinese products like those from almost anywhere can be good quality, bad or somewhere inbetween. Lots in the later two camps but likewise they of course can make very good quality products, ipads/ipones, many branded PC/Laptops and probably 75% of the electronics in the average westerners house it just needs supervsion of the factories often by western companies with a reputation to try protect and as Quazi has seen sometimes you buy cheap copies and the quality is so close to the original you have to ask yourself if they are original and simply extra production out the back door lining the local chinese enterpeners pockets rather than western brands shareholders.

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Re: Bored, who me? [message #289731 is a reply to message #289718] Wed, 29 April 2015 10:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kermit wrote on Tue, 28 April 2015 22:23
... Sony ...


Case in point. Their stuff used to be really good: a bit dull sometimes but solid, reliable and long lasting. Now it's all flimsy and indistinguishable from all the other bargain basement land-fill.


Re: Bored, who me? [message #289734 is a reply to message #289731] Wed, 29 April 2015 13:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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https://www.ninja-h2.com/h2r.html

some welding training in that link Mike Grin Laugh
Re: Bored, who me? [message #289740 is a reply to message #289734] Wed, 29 April 2015 18:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A bit out of my reach that bud. Laugh
Re: Bored, who me? [message #289778 is a reply to message #289740] Sat, 02 May 2015 16:15 Go to previous message
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There that's better. smile

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Bit more to do, but a big improvement. Confused for a moment there as my oil pressure led packed up, thought I'd fooked up for a minute, but after careful searching, it's goosed new one required. These things are sent to catch you out. Laugh

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