Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
So...would you say the engine is a reliable, long term option? The one I'm looking at (in the pic) is a 2017 with 31,000 km on the clock.
Yes, but with the very very important caveat that they are very sensitive to the wrong oil and old oil.
The Multiair system is essentially a series of hydraulic plungers modulated by solenoids - if they have the wrong oil (such as with poor anti foaming causing cavitation in the valve train hydraulics) or old oil (causing sludge or carbon blockages) and the Multiair unit will be a $1500-2000 bill to replace.

The Alfa has 15,000km oil changes, I double that and change every 7500….
 

Haakon

Call me Ken, whoreken
So...would you say the engine is a reliable, long term option? The one I'm looking at (in the pic) is a 2017 with 31,000 km on the clock.
Youre also up for the 5 year cam belt change soon. It’s a relatively simple job and not too exxy though.
 

boyracer

Likes Dirt
Any Melburn gear heads on here?
Lockdown notwithstanding i need a turbo checked out/ assessed as usable/ rebuildable. north west Melbs.
it's for a slow burner resto project in the shed.
 
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Minlak

Lockdowns have cut into the blowing hobo market
Try this in the right thread - No idea why it ended up in seat post height thread -

Roadworthy Done - Tyre Dates Checked - Oil Changed - Brakes Bled - Just got to register it now
Will change screen to double bubble tinted screen and might have to change levers - reflector delete - Will prob get a new slip on too but this one isnt too obnoxious at least.

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FatMuz

Likes Dirt
About 20 years ago... I bought a rusty unloved silver and blue Ducati 860GTS off an out-there character from Byron Bay. It would start and run for a few minutes, then the engine would die and not start again for several minutes. I got it for $1500. Over a 6 month period, with heaps of time and effort, I turned it into the bike below. My son was born later that year... I needed the funds...so I sold it. Wish I hadn't.

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Minlak

Lockdowns have cut into the blowing hobo market
Could be a fuckwits thread crossover - Undecided currently.

I put the Akrapovic slip on onto the Ninja and whilst ti sounded better than the singer sewing machine sound you get from the stock exhaust the sound wasn't "Emotive" - My last bike was a Suzuki GSX 1000 R with a Yoshi system and it had a nice burble and sounded mean like you were ready to unleash something.
New Slip-ons all have to meet Euro emission standards so the baffles are held in by a bolt that is spot welded in and the bolt is threaded from the inside and the cap covering it is pop riveted on so you cant just remove it. I drilled all the rivets an then could not get the carbon end cap off - Worried about breaking it I ended up taking it tot he shop and they took some time but eventually got the entire end off - Seems just the cap doesn't come off anymore.
Removed the baffle and reassembled the Slip-On using black pop rivets (as I thought would look nicer) and now they are in I am not 100% sure I like the look - Too make matters worse the exhaust now is just louder not nicer - I had low expectations dude to the Cat and Muffler box still being in place but even this I am not sure now - Sounds more drone ish than burble - ish.

Working out how to put the baffle back in now with out pulling it apart again - might get it tack welded in place :)
 

Asininedrivel

caviar connoisseur
Could be a fuckwits thread crossover - Undecided currently.

I put the Akrapovic slip on onto the Ninja and whilst ti sounded better than the singer sewing machine sound you get from the stock exhaust the sound wasn't "Emotive" - My last bike was a Suzuki GSX 1000 R with a Yoshi system and it had a nice burble and sounded mean like you were ready to unleash something.
New Slip-ons all have to meet Euro emission standards so the baffles are held in by a bolt that is spot welded in and the bolt is threaded from the inside and the cap covering it is pop riveted on so you cant just remove it. I drilled all the rivets an then could not get the carbon end cap off - Worried about breaking it I ended up taking it tot he shop and they took some time but eventually got the entire end off - Seems just the cap doesn't come off anymore.
Removed the baffle and reassembled the Slip-On using black pop rivets (as I thought would look nicer) and now they are in I am not 100% sure I like the look - Too make matters worse the exhaust now is just louder not nicer - I had low expectations dude to the Cat and Muffler box still being in place but even this I am not sure now - Sounds more drone ish than burble - ish.

Working out how to put the baffle back in now with out pulling it apart again - might get it tack welded in place :)
I just saw the word Akrapovic and went to my happy place.
 
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