Hondaday today

Today was Hondaday, the yearly gathering of the dutch honda moped club.
In the morning the weather was almost clear, so I thought I'd give the SS50M a ride to completely break in its 70cc engine.
I totally forgot to take pictures, but Ralph will probably put some up on his blog.
Spoke with Ralph for a while about the C110 engine I am restoring for him and the S90 parts he borrowed me. Had a look around the lot, spoke to some other people too and then went home again.
But only after I had the SS50/70 on the dyno. The Honda club had arranged a free dyno for everybody to try their bikes, so I couldn't pass that up.
Graph seen here with some great pictures from Mischa who brought his 1970's polaroid camera.

About 6.5 HP at the rear wheel, not bad for a 70cc with 20mm carb, with a top of 115km/h.
The bike is now totally run in, so it's time to start looking at the 26mm carb that I would like to put on it.

Unsafe Helmet Interior and Safe Helmet Interior

Unsafe Helmet Interior
Safe Helmet Interior
illustration of unsafe motorcycle helmet interior illustration of safe motorcycle helmet interior
Motorcyclist safety is very important, especially safety in the head, because a lot of accidents happening is happening, and most victims of the accident was injured in the head, and not least also the victim died from a gaping wound in the head, for I was very suggested for bikers, so always use a helmet when riding a motorcycle, both short range and long distance. and the picture above are two helmet that can protect the head from the concussion and the helmet is very doubtful powers for the protection of our heads or Unsafe Helmet Interior and Safe Helmet Interior.

2011 Yamaha Tmax Base

This motorcycle model is the Touring Scooter, priced at $ 8,590.00. And here is a 2011 Yamaha Tmax Base Specifications

Engine:
  • Engine Type: Parallel Twin
  • Cylinders: 2
  • Engine Stroke: 4-Stroke
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Valves: 4
  • Valves Per Cylinder: 4
  • Valve Configuration: DOHC
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Starter: Electric
  • Fuel Requirements: Regular
  • Fuel Type: Gas
Transmission:
  • Transmission Type: Continuously Variable (CVT)
  • Primary Drive (Rear Wheel): Belt
Wheels & Tires:
  • Front Tire (Full Spec): 120/70 R15
  • Rear Tire (Full Spec): 160/60 R15
Brakes:
  • Front Brake Type: Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc

"Karma is going to get you Stella Forever"


Today was the first time in nearly 2 months, I held a pencil and drawn. It felt wierd but so satifying to 
hold my belovid pencils again, sketching spontaniously in a wee cafe where I turned up not exspecting a 
life drawing session taking place. I guess it's true what my best mate said to me than: 
'When your truely ready Rob, your love for drawing - will find you.' 

After going through this really rough patch, I started painting this peice to keep me from going insaine. 
I kicked it, jumped, sang, screamed, threw brushes, paints, spray cans at it and even dipped my tranners 
in buckets of paint, pelting it across the studio to mark the mural. 

Featuring one's character again Stella Forever, she hides amongst her friends to run from situations. 
She dances, she parties and she drink as much as she can to forget it all. They all adore her and her 
long hair but dont realise how nasty she really is. At the end of the day, karma will prevail on everyone's 
actions in life. 

Its only going to get bigger and better everyone. At the moment Im super excited, im currently working 
on a new body of work full of energy and real mixture of mediams. Ranging from a series of massive 
spray can/ paint wood peice, traditional ink peices on paper, and a limited print run of zine titled 
"The Fall Of Huracan Ramirez" all done in pencil. Also last but not least, i will be having 
3 new A2 screen prints coming out within the next month. 




Give this video above a cheeky watch and witness me painting this mural at its true scale. Having bought my own 
ladder the other week, I've been able to play around more with my mural's and pour one's blood, sweat and tears 
into it.



 Here are some cheeky shots of me painting and how this piece came together. 




Cheeky wee close up shots!



















Enjoy the latest mural everyone and keep watch for this new body of work coming soon. 
Rob 

The right tools

Finally my tools are in.
Original Honda crossheaded bolts are different from philips or regular crossheads So I ordered the original Honda workshop tools.

This is worth the money, it really makes working on your old Honda easier.
If you want to order them too, the Honda partnumers are:
07603-0050101 for M5 and smaller bolts.
KL1696 for M6 (engine bolts)
It did take a while because the big size was in backorder for a long time, so be patient.

Lots of racing this weekend

Yesterday we had a race in Nunspeet, I had a lot of trouble getting the RSC running correctly, fiddeling with main jets, but at the end of the day I found the right one. All the symptoms directed me to a bigger jetsize, but smaller was the answer.
I did have a lot of issues with the gearbox though, after the clutch exploded, the gearselector arm was bent.
Pictures can be found thru the Nunspeet bike club website (click "classic race")
What do you know, If you click the 2nd link, the first thing you see is me....

picture thanx to: www.naomischolten.nl
More great photo's can be found on her website.

My dad rode his CB50 with 75cc engine, also having gearbox trouble, first time an original honda 5speed doesn't work the way it should, they are normally pretty indestructible.

My RSC engine was opened up today to fix the gears and it seems to work a little bit better now.
So the RSC is allready on the trailer again for races tomorrow in Varsseveld.
I didn't want to ride the 250 or 500 there, so we got my CB50 out and put it back together again, as some parts were "lent" to other bikes.

I hope tomorrow all goes well, the 90 gearbox should show improvement and the 50 has an experimental camshaft setup.

Cam timing

The trick to timing your cam the way you want to:

Extra holes.
In fact this isn't my camshaft I'm now using, it is Ralph's But we now have it timed for more power at higher revs.
It was probably made for dirt-track or motocross, probably even for ATC's where you would like to have power in low revs, but for roadracing this could be cranked up to about 11.000 RPM.
I don't want to go much over that, just because of reliability and gearbox limitations.

New seat

Bought a new seat for my SS50 off ebay.
The old one made the whole bike look very dark and chunky, with a fully black seat with black piping.
This one has a nice "chrome" edge and its a little thinner then the old one.
It is aftermarket, but you just won't find originals.
And this one fits, unlike the aftermarket stuff sold in the Netherlands or the expensive benly seats that also won't fit with a CD50 tank.

Note the breather, just like his RSC90 big brother.

Kawasaki Ninja 650

kawasaki ninja turns out new colors other than green, red, black, now comes with Candy Burnt Orange color is Kawasaki Ninja 650. Mechanical heart of this bike sports equipment combined 649 cc DOHC 6-speed transmission. Stylish modern digital speedometer.
and here are the specifications of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 from kawasaki.com :
  • Engine : Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, parallel twin 
  • Displacement : 649 cc 
  • Bore x Stroke : 83.0 x 60.0 mm 
  • Compression Ratio : 11.3:1 
  • Cooling System : Liquid 
  • Fuel System : Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies 
  • Ignition : TCBI with electronic advance 
  • Transmission : 6-Speed 
  • Final Drive : O-Ring Chain 
  • Frame Type : Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel 
  • Rake/Trail : 25°/4.2 in. 
  • Front Tire Size : 120/70-17 
  • Rear Tire Size : 160/60-17 
  • Wheelbase : 55.5 in. 
  • Front Suspension / wheel travel : 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork / 4.7 in. 
  • Rear Suspension / wheel travel : Single offset laydown shock with adjustable spring preload / 4.9 in. 
  • Front Brakes : Dual 300mm petal discs with two-piston calipers 
  • Rear Brakes : Single 220mm petal disc with single piston caliper 
  • Fuel Capacity : 4.1 gal. 
  • Seat Height : 31.1 
  • Curb Weight : 449.8 lbs. 
  • Overall length : 82.7 in. 
  • Overall width : 29.9 in. 
  • Overall height : 47.2 inColor Choices : Candy Burnt Orange / Flat Super Black, Metallic Spark Black / Flat Super Black
  • Warranty : 12 months 
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan : 12, 24, 36 or 48 months

Anjum

The third event for the RSC90, it was repaired just in time after the clutch thing.
Carb was temporarily replaced with a CB100 part that we knew was working, also the coil was replaced. These were the parts that were doubtfull, so we eliminated them.
A shot in the paddock:

You can see the CB100 carb mounted on an original manifold.
After the training we put in a bigger main jet, it ran pretty well, but the plug was a bit light.
Just one round in the first heat told me that was wrong, I came in, we tried to change the needle position in the hope we could get some progress and I could back on the track for the remainder of the heat, but the clip fell off the needle in the grass.....damn.
But at least we knew now that the bike could run good, and the problem had probably been the coil.
So we put the CR29 back on for the second heat, and it ran pretty well, needle and main jet being allmost right.

Also note the alloy top crown plate from my CR110 replica forks, this was to get less pre-tension on the front forks, a step forward to good handling.
close-up:


A shot from the paddock:


Me in action, must have been the second heat, as you can see the CR29 mounted.

picture thanx to Lea our club photographer.
more pictures of the event can be seen here

the clutch

....or what was left of it, after we fished it all out the engine.

Note the elongated springs and warped clip.

Scooter EV-Neo

Repsol Honda team in MotoGP have a new bike! But not for racing, which is make the streets around the paddock area. but it is not a conventional scooter electric scooter prepared Honda.

Honda provides electric Scooter EV-Neo mobility for drivers and crew for the team in the paddock. Electric scooter that is only sold in Japan was previously known as a commercial vehicle for business purposes in the land of the cherry.

But with a little modification of color, who made a mount similar to Stoner, Pedrosa and Dovi, EV-Neo looks sporty. Repsol Honda's distinctive orange color makes it look festive.

Electric scooter offers easy driving. Electric motor is claimed to have a big bertorsi character since the low round. The result, although a small but very good strength when cross slope or carrying goods.

Power of this motorcycle reached 3.8 Dk and uses Lithium-ion battery with 72V voltage-12.6Ah. These batteries can be recharged fully in just 30 minutes.

motorplus.otomotifnet.com

Kawasaki ninja 250R

My dream this year is able to have the Kawasaki ninja 250R, but for me the green bike of this price quite expensive with 4 digits $ 3,499. may be Kawasaki ninja 250R motorcycle able to I have had on some other time, for now I'm pretty with Yamaha Mio Sporty. For those of you who want to ride the Ninja but want specs that is cheaper, able to take the Ninja RR 150.
The following are the specifications of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R:

DOHC 249cc Parallel Twin-cylinder Engine
  • Compact parallel-twin design offers good mass centralization for superior handling
  • Tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power with an emphasis on low- and mid-range power for rider-friendly response
  • Pistons feature reinforced heads and strengthening in the pin boss area for increased durability
  • Thick piston (longitudinally) rings help minimize oil consumption
  • Combustion chamber design optimized to maximize combustion efficiency and reduce emissions
  • Ample high-rpm performance will please riders using the full range of the engine
Cylinder head
  • Refined intake and exhaust ports contribute to good off-idle response and smooth power delivery
  • Valve timing and lift were designed for strong low- and mid-range torque
  • Direct valve actuation ensures reliable high-rpm operability
  • Valves with thin heads and stems reduce reciprocating weight
Carburetor
  • Twin Keihin CVK30 carburetors fine-tuned for good power feel and low fuel consumption
Exhaust system
  • 2-into-1 system contributes to the Ninja 250RĂ¢€™s low- and mid-range torque and smooth, step-free power curve
  • Slightly upswept silencer extensively tested to determine chamber size, connecting pipe length and diameter to achieve least noise and most power
  • Meets strict emissions with dual catalyzers; one in the collector pipe and the other in the silencer
  • Using two catalyzers minimizes the power loss
  • Positioning the first catalyzer as close to the exhaust ports maximizes its

specs from kawasaki.com

Honda CBR250R

Honda CBR250R motorcycle Kawasaki ninja 250R is a competitor. and will certainly be coming soon in your country, I am sure this will be the chatter in the automotive world.
These 3 colors of the Honda CBR250R :


The Honda CBR250R will be available in U.S. dealerships in the spring.
The 2011 CBR250R is powered by a fuel-injected single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a six-speed transmission. The CBR250R has a claimed power output of 26hp at 8500rpm and peak torque of 17 ft-lb. at 7000rpm. The fuel tank holds 3.4 gallons.

The suspension system uses a 37mm front fork and a Pro-Link single shock at the rear with five adjustable preload settings.

Braking is provided by a 296mm disc up front and 220mm at the rear, and combined ABS will be available as an option.

According to Honda, the CBR250R has a curb weight of 359 pounds, (368 pounds with ABS).


The Honda CBR250R will be offered with or without Combined ABS.
Like the 2011 CBR150 introduced to the Asian market last week, the CBR250R sports CBR-style body panels combined with a headlight similar to the one used on the Honda VFR1200F.

Like its larger CBR siblings, the tri-color CBR250R will only be available in Europe.

motorcycle.com