Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by Gerrit » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:37 pm

Why not paint the fairing orange to match the rest of the bodywork? It would look like the KTM 250 GP bike, which was also a parallel twin.
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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by Coose » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:18 pm

Gerrit wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Why not paint the fairing orange to match the rest of the bodywork? It would look like the KTM 250 GP bike, which was also a parallel twin.
The problem will be getting a colour match. There's a bit of sparkly something in the orange, so whether it's late KTM orange I'm not sure. I have a 950 Adventure but it's predominantly blue with a bit of flat gloss orange, but maybe I should look a little closer...

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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by Coose » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 pm

Johnfarley wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Small video of her running hint hint bet she sounds awesome certainly looks cool
You asked.... 8)
Unsurprisingly, a camera on a phone makes it sound like a bag of hammers but it really doesn't sound that bad. The right-hand slide rattles a little and makes the most of the noise as the airbox is open with just the filter socks fitted. It's quite smoky as the chap I bought it from chucked 20:1 in it, but I'll be going 33:1 - I'm just trying to run it down ad far as possible before I put any more juice in it.

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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by Johnfarley » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 pm

Cool video 👍 bet that’s going to be fun on the road 😊 I will be posting one of my 300 when she’s done as well. if you got time next year why don’t you bring her to the TT ask Bernie for info times and date etc
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Post by Coose » Wed May 01, 2019 7:24 am

Ta! I'm looking forward to its first plug chop.... 8)

Which TT? I've been threatening to go to the Classic for years but so far haven't made it...

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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by JanBros » Wed May 01, 2019 1:06 pm

Coose wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:55 pm


Socks!

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those are bad for power, too much obstruction por power. it's like having a huge airbox but only using a small part of it.

once had similar on my ZZR600 engined ZXR400 .

Was on the dyno and power was a bit dissapointed, and when the dyno-guy saw them, he took them off and did a re-run, power was immediatly up to standard. was more than 10 BHP loss.
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Post by Coose » Wed May 01, 2019 8:02 pm

For the sake of snipping off two tie-wraps I'm going to try it with and without. Any filter is going to cause a drop in airflow, but as I have them they're worth a try.

They're fitted right at the end of the inlet bellmouths intentionally to give as much filter area as possible. I'll let you know the outcome... 👍

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Post by Coose » Thu May 02, 2019 6:41 pm

Today's fun and games since work was postponed at the last second (oh the joys of being self-employed). A bit of sanding of the fairing, a couple of coats of primer filler, then about 5,000,000 coats of orange in three different shades until it looked about right and we now are about there!

The screen arrived yesterday, where although Replicast confirmed that it was one of their fairings and I should get the screen from Skidmarx, the fit is pretty awful but it's a screen on a bike that's destined for trackdays so it's not the end of the world.

Otherwise I'm pretty happy with the outcome, though it will probably turn old-skool H2R green and white at some point. 8)

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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by Luders » Thu May 02, 2019 8:14 pm

well done, is there a belly pan?

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Post by Coose » Thu May 02, 2019 9:21 pm

Cheers! 8)

I didn't get a belly pan with it, but I did get a new spare top fairing. I could probably get a belly pan but I quite like it without as the pipes look so nice!
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Re: Another newbie, never owned a KR before now but not a stranger to them....

Post by Johnfarley » Fri May 03, 2019 7:41 am

Sounds good 👍 the TT i was on about next year was the original not the classic the is 4 or 5 of us going so far ask Bernie for info.
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Post by Luders » Fri May 03, 2019 7:59 am

One thing I would recommend is to try the bike as it is and then change the front brakes to a single disc and caliper (fireblade). When I raced with the ZXR configuration in 2012 I found it too heavy compared to the standard and if anything had a slight adverse affect on my lap time from the previous year.

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Post by Coose » Fri May 03, 2019 10:49 am

They're CBR600 calipers on it already so I can easily take one off, and whoever fitted them kindly used two single lines. 8)
The feel as it is seems about right (master cylinder to calipers ratio) so I'll see how I get on.

But, the best brakes I've ever had were on my '94 TZ250. 300mm cast iron discs with 4-pot Nissin calipers. The power and feel was just lovely!

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Post by Luders » Fri May 03, 2019 7:56 pm

yeah that's the same front end as on my other KR race bike. I used a ZX6R nissin radial master cylinder and 280mm KR-1 discs.

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Post by Coose » Fri May 31, 2019 11:15 pm

Not a good day today. MOT is booked for tomorrow, so tonight I was giving the bike a bit of a check over and was fiddling with the throttle cable where it enters the frame at the front with the engine running and it stopped dead. No spark.

I checked the coil and found an epic secondary resistance, so remade the plug cap connections and now have 6 Ohms with no caps, 15 Ohms with but still no spark. I've tested everything else which is all OK and have started to strip the loom back to check but have lost interest for tonight. Dagnabit.

I have an awful feeling that the dodgy HT connection has taken out the CDI, so once I'm happy that the loom is ok and I've tested my CDI in my chum Mark's KR1 and found that it's shot it may be time to order a Zeeltronic. But, Cadwell is looming...

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