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  • John.R Posts: 339
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    11 Oct 2018 09:30 AM
    Quoting Big Steve on 11 Oct 2018 09:13 AM
    What year did the crank angle sensors change?


    Couldn't tell you, cant even tell you if the actual sensors have changed (I have a feeling the PN's have..), but the wiring setup is slightly different between the years. i.e later models are standalone plug, where as 01 it was in a little harness with the oil pressure sender. Worst comes to worst, I'll just re-plug em if they don't plug in out the box.


  • speedzter Posts: 1695
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    11 Oct 2018 10:13 AM
    The sensors are pretty much the same , just the length of cable and connector. 
    That's the least of your worries !
    I use a DTT TC88 Twin Tec ignition and found it reliable and easy to program.



  • John.R Posts: 339
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    17 Oct 2018 07:18 PM
    Got around to doing 1 of the jobs I was stressing about doing correctly, tapping the oil lines. 07+ has internally routed lines. The vulcan adaptor calls for these holes to be tapped, a flat fitting screwed in, then the adaptor bolted on over the top. An o ring then seals the fitting against adaptor.

    I didnt see or realise Vulcan sell a fixture and tap to ensure you get it 100% square (which is obviously important to seal). Luckily a bloke on the FB page had one and lent it to me, which made the job a peice of piss. Next up is trimming the tranny pad. I started cleaning the tranny up too,  have the CVO engine paint ready to go.


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  • John.R Posts: 339
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    21 Nov 2018 06:01 PM
    Not a great deal to report.

    Tranny has been trimmed up, so thats covered.

    Got a hold of a Brembo rear caliper. It runs a 1in rear axle so have a 1in OD, .75in ID brass bushing to sleeve it down for the 3/4 axle. Plan is to polish up. Its also designed for 11.8in / 300mm rotors, so front and back will be the same. Looking at some of the rotors, fuck they can get exxy. I'd love a nice set of 3 x Lyndal rotors though.

    I'm also still on the hunt for wheel polishers/chroming. I really want the wheel shiny, so either polished alloy, or if I get to that stage, go 1 step further and chrome it. I do not want chrome flaking and turning to shit after a year though, so im a bit hesistant. Local place will not chrome Harley wheels because they've had issues with exactly this.

    If you know a polisher (and or chromer) for a decent price between Canberra and Sydney (bit of an oxymoron, I know) LET ME KNOW! 

    I'll be running the original 9 spoke mag wheels at this stage.

    Had one quote come back at $1800 just to polish em... I wasn't ready for that haha


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  • brucefxdl Posts: 917
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    21 Nov 2018 09:20 PM
    Quoting John.R on 21 Nov 2018 06:01 PM
    Not a great deal to report.

    Tranny has been trimmed up, so thats covered.

    Got a hold of a Brembo rear caliper. It runs a 1in rear axle so have a 1in OD, .75in ID brass bushing to sleeve it down for the 3/4 axle. Plan is to polish up. Its also designed for 11.8in / 300mm rotors, so front and back will be the same. Looking at some of the rotors, fuck they can get exxy. I'd love a nice set of 3 x Lyndal rotors though.

    I'm also still on the hunt for wheel polishers/chroming. I really want the wheel shiny, so either polished alloy, or if I get to that stage, go 1 step further and chrome it. I do not want chrome flaking and turning to shit after a year though, so im a bit hesistant. Local place will not chrome Harley wheels because they've had issues with exactly this.

    If you know a polisher (and or chromer) for a decent price between Canberra and Sydney (bit of an oxymoron, I know) LET ME KNOW! 

    I'll be running the original 9 spoke mag wheels at this stage.

    Had one quote come back at $1800 just to polish em... I wasn't ready for that haha


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    a mate asked me years ago if i could polish his fork legs to a finish the same as mine [ suzuki then ] and he was happy to pay at my business hourly rate...suggested to him if i charged him the full price we probably wouldnt be friends for long,he decided to have a go himself and maintain the mateship.chrome on alloy is always a bit of a risk..

  • John.R Posts: 339
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    21 Nov 2018 09:29 PM
    I've actually got a specific polishing machine waiting for me at home as a b-day present.

    I've got plans to spend hours and hours on end polishing parts like mid controls, exhaust, potentially swingarm and forks too (if I pick up a rough pair of tubes, these gold ones are nice)

    Its just the shape and curvature of the rims means im not confident I can do a really good job on it with a bench grinder. I dont wannt to waste 20hours or so just being able to polish the easy bits and leaving all the inside bits un polished and rough looking. 

    Won't know for sure till I have it open and setup. 

    This is the rim style (but not as nice n clean as this NOS one)

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  • Big Steve Posts: 612
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    22 Nov 2018 09:53 PM
    Quoting John.R on 21 Nov 2018 09:29 PM
    I've actually got a specific polishing machine waiting for me at home as a b-day present.

    I've got plans to spend hours and hours on end polishing parts like mid controls, exhaust, potentially swingarm and forks too (if I pick up a rough pair of tubes, these gold ones are nice)

    Its just the shape and curvature of the rims means im not confident I can do a really good job on it with a bench grinder. I dont wannt to waste 20hours or so just being able to polish the easy bits and leaving all the inside bits un polished and rough looking. 

    Won't know for sure till I have it open and setup. 

    This is the rim style (but not as nice n clean as this NOS one)

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    I'd be interested in what you're using for polishing, have been looking at options myself.
  • John.R Posts: 339
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    27 Nov 2018 08:52 PM
    Got some Oem HD chrome switchgear, surrounds,  perch and 11/16 MC. Just need to grab a chrome reservoir lid/cover and levers.

    Found out 1 of the chrome buttons i had in the shed was actually snapped (which may be why the whole lot where in the packet in spares in  first place!) So need to get a cheapy set to steal 1 button. 

    Noticed this switch gear includes the clutch switch, which wont be needed for me. Thinking of potentially using this wiring for the compression releases if wiring to starter circuit isnt good enough. 


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