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post #51 of 63 Old 03-18-17, 09:49
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I have been away from this thread for far too long!
loving the progress and hope to one day get to ride with you!

Looking to order the engine mount bolts, and I think you said the other day you just went to the local hardware and picked up the right size... and did you shim that with washers? or was that another mounting point?

Thanks for the help, and hope this riding season is your best yet!! @MGFChapin

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Looking to order the engine mount bolts, and I think you said the other day you just went to the local hardware and picked up the right size... and did you shim that with washers? or was that another mounting point?
I found the engine mount bolts at the hardware store. They were the exact size I needed so I didn't use washers, but I did reuse the old nuts for the front mounts by the radiator. The manual says you're supposed to use new ones every time but, eh...

I had to shim out the left side fairing bracket to clear the R/R, see post #31. The 2 bolts on the stator cover have shims, as well as the 5mm allen fairing bolt (you can see the black shim on it).

A couple other things I forgot to mention about the Catalysts - it's a tight fit around the radiator and the part where the cap screws onto was getting a little scratched up. I wrapped it in vinyl tape to protect it. It's also a tight fit around the coolant reservoir. I got a Motion Pro reservoir to put up on the fairing stay instead.
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^ super helpful!!! thanks so much MGF!!!!!!

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It's winter and I'm back to scheming again for the upcoming race season. Thanks to @Shamrock for the push. Gonna try to install these in the next week or two, adjust valve clearances back to spec then hit the dyno. I'll be sure to post the results.

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I'm excited to see the dyno. You'll love those stacks.
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Maaaaaan this has been a long winter. For a while I thought my SY 675R would never turn a wheel again. I got taken out in qualifying during our last race round in September, hit a wall and just about everything on my bike exploded in varying directions. I was lucky and walked away but my poor bike was mangled beyond recognition. I got home Sunday evening and just left everything in my trailer until October. Made me sick to even look at it.

A smarter man would have gotten another bike and started over again, but I decided to be stubborn and rebuild it. Too sentimental, I guess. Took the bike down to the bare frame and ended up with a pile of broken sht, most of which I eventually threw away. The engine, swingarm, suspension and rear wheel survived, and that's about it.



After a few months I had finally gotten together all the parts I needed, then COVID hit and I couldn't make it into the shop to work on it. Pure torture.


I started reassembly in April and got my bodywork out to my painter. Had it 99% built, hit the start button and....no start. It cranked over fine but would occasionally backfire and not start. The ECU gave me an injector error code so I did some troubleshooting, worried that maybe my race ECU was bricked (again), but it turned out to be a faulty Power Commander. Just my luck, TuneECU cracked the race ECU just a couple months ago, so I tore out the POS PC5 and copied the map straight to the ECU. Bike is back together, runs great, and I'm headed to the track on Monday. I'm happy the way it turned out; I'd say it's even better the second time around.







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Now that you've got her all back together, how would you rate the Velocity Stacks? I'm looking at ways that I can throw some money into the old girl and see what is really worth doing.

I'm glade to see you keeping the old color scheme, SY was always a good one.

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Now that you've got her all back together, how would you rate the Velocity Stacks? I'm looking at ways that I can throw some money into the old girl and see what is really worth doing.
I sold my velocity stacks. Don't know if they're worth it for a 1st gen, but we couldn't get a measurable increase in power on the dyno on my 3rd gen. Sounded better but that's not worth the money to me.
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that was kind of my thoughts, the sound is something that I already love about her, got that Jardine pipe, but I'm trying to find ways to either dump money into her or just take she as is and run her like hell at the track.

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Now just think how nice it will look next to my shitbucket at the track this year. Complete with continuing high idle problem and a heavily bondo'ed tank.
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