Graham's 1974 Sprint V

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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:14 pm

I've thought about the clauss mounts a lot. I definitely want the shock mount piece, just haven't set aside the money yet. Too busy breaking stuff...
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Dave » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:21 pm

Combined they work very well and are worth the expense, they calmed down my malossi 210, which was uncomfortable to ride.
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:02 am

So my crank finally gave up the ghost, I knew that I was on borrowed time but needed to save up some money for a new crank, flyside bearing and seals. Chad W. was awesome and gave me a lift in the truck home and I continued the hunt on why I had low compression. Image
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The shim on the bottom end of the crank got free and had a part in the top end. Luckily the nikasil is all good.
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New crank is on the way. I ordered a serie pro gas flowed crank, should do the trick nicely!
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:00 pm

Upon further inspection I found my almost new piston and rings got all knackered by the crank spacer when it was having a party. NO BUENO!
Thinking about putting the stock top end back on as I don't want to throw down the extra money right now for piston and rings.

How do you think a stock topend would do with a phbh 30, gas flowed crank, rd350 reebblock and a sito?

Seems like a killer fuel delivery system and bottom end. I wonder if the 30mm would be too big, but the reed should help even it out hopefully.

Or should I just pony up for the piston and rings?
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:20 pm

stock top end shall not be as fun
but getting back on the road would be better than not

you do have a smalframe to ride right…??!!

save up for the go fast parts

if the crank did this wouldn't it be liable for a free fix if you get JJ / Patrick to make up a invoice for 3rd party proof of damage…??
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:32 pm

not an option for that crank
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:33 pm

smallframe is running but something is wrong with it. very slow....
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby spiderwebb » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:43 pm

whats happening…???
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby spiderwebb » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:02 pm

Sprint V updated is required
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:28 pm

Sooooo... I ordered all new bearings, crank and top end after the shim from the previous crank had a party with the bearings and my piston/rings. My rear axle shaft needed replacing and my primary had started to come apart too so I replaced those while i was in there. I was supposed to get the package before that last snow hit, but they decided to ship it back to france after it had made it to Tennessee. Took about 2 weeks for the parts to show.

Got it all buttoned up a couple weeks ago, rode it from my garage to my new place (haven't set up the garage there yet) and all seemed well in the world again. Went to start it up the next morning and the clutch wasn't engaging. The nut managed to work its was off (torqued to spec) and the clutch (now free to move around) smacked my new primary and popped the retaining ring off. I put it back together with fresh hardware and loctite but same result after a minute or so of running. I did that several times and eventually took it to Patrick's to see if he knew what was up. We did the same thing a couple more times, did an awesome upgrade to my clutch that stopped the retaining ring from being able to slide in the groove. We were able to use to breaker bars to tighten the thing, one on the flywheel one on the clutch and cranked that baby down! It made loud random clunking noises that turned out to be my flywheel destroying the keyway and itself...

Now I need to buy another crank, vespatronic flywheel, flyside bearing and rebuild my primary (not a fun job, but I can't afford another new one). So Instead I went out and bought a new wr250r! I needed something that would start everyday (no desire for a car) and now I get to go be a dumb dumb out in the woods :mrgreen:
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Tuna Cowboy » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:20 pm

so are you going to fix it at some point?
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:28 am

Hopefully this weekend
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Tuna Cowboy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:30 am

Slacker
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:26 am

Didn't get near as far as I'd like this weekend, but hopefully I'll have it almost buttoned up tonight!
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Re: Graham's 1974 Sprint V

Postby Grahamcracker » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:53 pm

My first Cush drive rebuild will NOT be going in the bike, the sprint will not be making it out to Spring Scoot this year unfortunately.
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