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#1 Monster

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:07 am

After posting up in the intro section am deeply chuffed to report my poor neglected beastie passed MOT after receiving some long overdue love. laugh.gif
I knew some major heart surgery was needed having been stood 8 years fuelled up - but as a note of caution to any other potential numpty's ...

1. Fuel tank drained, power flushed, de-greased, acid cleaned (twice), acid etch and lined. This took weeks on it's own...
2. Oil & filter
3. K & N
4. F&R brake fluid, pads, calipers strip down, seals, braided hoses - Wezmoto aka Hel.
5. Total carb strip, ultrasonic carb clean, full Factory Pro kit including emulsion tubes (as jets, tubes and needles were all badly pitted / corroded), all carb seals & gaskets.
6. New fuel pump
7. Fuel tap repair kits x 2
8. Plugs
9. New battery
10. Coolant change
11. Sandy bike spares 2-1-2 exhaust system with the optional baffles. Ahem. Recommended - lovely sound to them.
13. A good bath and a warm blanket

So after some hiccups in the initial setting up of the F-pro kit it's running better than even when I bought it.

I just can't recommend these guys enough to all who are struggling with carb / fuelling issues, or are just too lazy / busy to service your bike:
http://www.harpers-u...om/default.html

Matt & Mike at Harpers have been absolute stars. Very freindly, thorough and experienced guys and very fair prices too. Can't argue at 45 to strip, clean, inspect and re-build both carbs.
I ordered all the bits from Wemoto, flea-bay etc & they did all the work at my place - and all done in a couple of days at way less than main dealer prices.

Power curve is healthy enough on the Dyno and pulls like a train on the road.
Can also recommend Tim at Hammer & Tongs in Warrington for doing a great job setting up the jetting spot on the dyno:
http://www.hammerntongs.co.uk/

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#2 TDMick

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:10 am

Looks like you're on to a winner there.

I Really like that color scheme!

Edited by TDMick, 20 April 2012 - 12:10 am.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:34 am

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:35 am

14. Eat Cake ! cake eating.gif

Great price on the carb clean and the bike looks a cracker ! cool.gif

I'm a tad surprised at the flattish torque curve, although it does seem to kick in early. BHP's good.
EDIT: I was comparing the torque curve to that of my owd mk1, the mk2 is as yours is.
Thanks fer sharing !

Edited by Studley Ramrod, 20 April 2012 - 10:41 am.

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#5 LewisBlackburn

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:34 pm

That is a very nice colour scheme ! biggrin.gif

Still need to do mine biggrin.gif

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:55 pm

Monster that's a very handsome bike,, very nice indeed good.gif

Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

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#7 Matlock

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:23 pm

Nice job Monster, loverly lookin' boike. And thanks for the recommendations, my XTZ750 carbs needs some TLC and that's a very good price that Harpers charge.

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#8 Monster

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:09 pm

Cheers for the kind comment guys. If I figure out how to post vids on You Tube I may get round to posting up a link so folk can hear the exhaust. Very similar to the German Cobra pipes on there I think if yu search from TDM 850 Cobra. But a third of the price. Can't fault their build quality either. Definitely seems to be pulling stronger than I remember it doing stock - especially rolling on from low revs. Maybe that's the emulsion tubes - don't know. I'll monitor mpg and update post in due course.

Regarding item 14: If I get 50 then I reckon Raspberry Pavlova. 55 and it's Eton Mess. 60+ would be large sticky toffee pud with double cream.


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:41 pm

One of the nicer 850's I've seen.
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#10 Snorvey

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:47 am

Total carb strip, ultrasonic carb clean, full Factory Pro kit including emulsion tubes (as jets, tubes and needles were all badly pitted / corroded), all carb seals & gaskets.

Can I ask where you ordered the tubes etc for your bike? Are there any other places selling them?

Thanks
Did I mention 135mph?

And that's official

#11 Monster

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:31 pm

QUOTE(Snorvey @ Sun 22nd Apr 2012, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Total carb strip, ultrasonic carb clean, full Factory Pro kit including emulsion tubes (as jets, tubes and needles were all badly pitted / corroded), all carb seals & gaskets.

Can I ask where you ordered the tubes etc for your bike? Are there any other places selling them?

Thanks


I ordered the Factory Pro kit direct from USA:

http://www.factorypr...es/prody85.html

But - I got stung import duty by customs which was another 38...

I now know Staightline do FPro kits too - probably cheaper if they have a kit in stock - if not there's usually a few weeks wait.

http://www.straightl...ctory_1521.html

If you want to save a few quid consider using NRP's Keyster kit:

http://www.nrp-carbs...?...m850&page=1

Hope that helps.





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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:30 pm

Very much so. Thanks for that !

Edited by Snorvey, 22 April 2012 - 08:32 pm.

Did I mention 135mph?

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#13 Monster

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:49 am

49 mpg on a very vigorous run to Glastonbury yesterday. Bugger it - I'm having a puddin' anyways. cake eating.gif

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:54 pm

Nice work! Looks like you brought the old dog back to life for sure.

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