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Old 10-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Interesting things

I've got a few interesting projects I've been working on for the last 6 months and a few that I'll be working on in the future. Naturally, these projects include the use of many interesting parts of one sort or another. Some are found in remote corners of the world and purchased with hard-earned cash, some come from my secret stash, some come from other people's secret stashes and some are hand made. Since many of them are as rare as hetero unicorns, I figure I might shoot a few pictures of them from time to time.

This isn't a thread for endless questions, so just enjoy the photos and what brief descriptions that I might provide.

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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SO, what we have here are some of the components for a Suzuki factory race department/Yoshimura nose cooler kit from the late 80's. The 3 sand-cast magnesium fittings in the lower left corner and the oil cooler were the sole reason this pile of parts was purchased. The original kit included a 4th fitting, which is not pictured. The machined aluminum fitting in the bag at the top left is not an original Suzuki part but fulfills the same purpose as the missing fitting. I'll have to whittle something to make a more correct piece. The brackets in the bag on the right attach to the headlight bucket mounting points on the front cowl/headlight subframe, using the hardware in the small bag below it. The original kit included several more AN fittings and the oil lines, but those are fairly easy to obtain.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:05 PM   #4
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SO, what we have here are some of the components for a Suzuki factory race department/Yoshimura nose cooler kit from the late 80's. The 3 sand-cast magnesium fittings in the lower left corner and the oil cooler were the sole reason this pile of parts was purchased. The original kit included a 4th fitting, which is not pictured. The machined aluminum fitting in the bag at the top left is not an original Suzuki part but fulfills the same purpose as the missing fitting. I'll have to whittle something to make a more correct piece. The brackets in the bag on the right attach to the headlight bucket mounting points on the front cowl/headlight subframe, using the harware in the small bag below it. The original kit included several more AN fittings and the oil lines, but those are fairly easy to obtain.
so javadog i have the same type cooler on my 89 gsxr 750 . i bought this bike from a guy who had brought the bike from cali and said it was built by vance and hines it has a full bore kit in it from what he has said . but the cooler is just a little larger that the one u have shown . it has all the fittings and everything . i will post pictures up tomorrow.that is a cool piece.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:07 AM   #5
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SO, what we have here are some of the components for a Suzuki factory race department/Yoshimura nose cooler kit from the late 80's. The 3 sand-cast magnesium fittings in the lower left corner and the oil cooler were the sole reason this pile of parts was purchased. The original kit included a 4th fitting, which is not pictured. The machined aluminum fitting in the bag at the top left is not an original Suzuki part but fulfills the same purpose as the missing fitting. I'll have to whittle something to make a more correct piece. The brackets in the bag on the right attach to the headlight bucket mounting points on the front cowl/headlight subframe, using the hardware in the small bag below it. The original kit included several more AN fittings and the oil lines, but those are fairly easy to obtain.
Hey Jeff, I think we have these things overhere in our central heating systems for the house ?!



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Old 10-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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Here's a fairly rare temperature gauge. It was sold by Yoshimura Japan and briefly available in the US. It was used on various superbikes (and eventually on the Yosh Japan Bonnevilles), starting in 1986. This one has been freshly restored and is destined for a 1987 race bike. When I got it, it had a severed bourdon tube and a bent fitting for holding the sensor bulb. Now it's fixed, and I can tell you there are very few wizards that can restore these. I had to do quite a bit of searching to find "the guy'. I'll use him again, on another one of these that is in worse shape...

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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That temp gauge looks great.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #8
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I use this one...
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #9
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At 190 your goose is officially cooked!
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #10
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I use this one...


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Old 10-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #11
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #12
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Yo Java you are a copycat. lol The 87 racebike I'm building uses the same front mount cooler but my Yosh temp gage, (new in box), is the digital one.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #13
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No, not a copycat... This one is going on a restoration of sorts, a very special bike from 1987. Just building it back the way it would have been in 1987. The digital gauges came later...

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Old 10-27-2012, 01:41 PM   #14
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I got my grubby hands on one of those yosh analog gauges and here was my mounting solution. Before someone points it out, the gauge doesn't read accurate, off about 13C throughout the gauge range, confirmed with an infared thermometer. The bourdon tube must have been bent somehow. Not a big deal, its on my list of things to fix. But does your guy take work?
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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Yeah, he'd be happy to fix it. If it is off 13 degrees everywhere, you could probably just disassemble the gauge and re-index the pointer.

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:12 AM   #16
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Where is the best place to mount the temp sender unit? In the pic it looks like it screws into a special adaptor on the front of the sump
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Yeah, he'd be happy to fix it. If it is off 13 degrees everywhere, you could probably just disassemble the gauge and re-index the pointer.

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That could be the problem, or perhaps the dial just rotated. Unless I am missing something, there is not an easy obvious way to disassemble. It appears the bezel needs to be pryed off? I'd have to experiment and risk boogering it up, so it would be nice to give it to someone who has done it before, and maybe has special tools.

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Where is the best place to mount the temp sender unit? In the pic it looks like it screws into a special adaptor on the front of the sump
The boss port, or adaptor as you call it, was machined and welded it into the rear of the sump. There really was no other good place to put it on an 2G 1100 unless you wanted to cut plastics and have it awkwardly hanging out somewhere with strange plumbing. The sump is a good place to measure oil temperature anyway and the rear of the sump has it tucked neatly out of the way. And I don't have to disturb it to change oil. The cable is just long enough too.

For anyone interested, these pictures show what is involved in doing it. The boss picture shows the landing needed to get a good sealing surface. I used a kevlar o-ring instead of the copper washer. Works great
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And the gauge bracket is custom made as well. It attaches to the left headlight mount bolt
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #20
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Okay people, pay attention.

One of the projects laying around here needs some special oil lines and some special fittings. I found three of the fittings in Japan, so it looks like we'll be making the fourth one.

One of these things is not like the others...
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