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Forgive my ignorance, but other then the Kennedy ordeal what's the significance of the grassy knoll?

If you're wanting to ride then it's a yes.
He's going to watch you from afar, when you stroll down the road... waiting with his red rider bb gun. Watch your back, the garden hose may be lurking to take advantage of you... :rofl:
 

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So anger​

Much Texas​


Such Supermoto



Many wheelie avatar​

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Aside from the drama I have missed...




I stopped in at the local Yamaha dealership over Christmas break, and found out I can make my bike road legal in Alberta. As with most states, it depends mostly on who you talk to and what kind of day they're having. So, my goal is to have this bike fully built and reassembled for some road action by the end of July. My student budget gets in the way of fast progress, but I'm free at the end of April to fill my wallet with that greasy oil money. So... yeah.
 

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Aside from the drama I have missed...




I stopped in at the local Yamaha dealership over Christmas break, and found out I can make my bike road legal in Alberta. As with most states, it depends mostly on who you talk to and what kind of day they're having. So, my goal is to have this bike fully built and reassembled for some road action by the end of July. My student budget gets in the way of fast progress, but I'm free at the end of April to fill my wallet with that greasy oil money. So... yeah.
Keep us posted on your progress...
 

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Fun project! Always interesting to find a project in a state such as yours. I don't think I would've passed it up either! :D
A little bummed out, I went home for the Christmas break and they managed to get a few dyno runs done while I was away. Except, with the rig set up the way it was, the airbox fell onto the exhaust and melted a hole in it. I'll add that to the list of parts to purchase. Not overly upset about it, since it's a minor thing. Theses are just preliminary runs so almost everything is wired up and jimmy rigged just to get some runs done. The full, professionally built setup is done with our custom ECU, exhaust, intake, fuel tank, etc. so we can take pictures for our competition.

Also, this might be a long shot, but our team suffered a massive cut from the university this year. If anyone out there knows of someone who wants their name on the car we're building to race in Nebraska in June, shoot me a PM. We need to kick our sponsorship funding up a notch if we even want to compete in the Formula SAE.
 

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So they bought this bike complete, stripped it of all it's necessary running equipment, and left you with the rest. You aren't getting the running gear back right? You mention having to buy an airbox because the original melted upon testing... Aren't they keeping all the running gear?
 

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So they bought this bike complete, stripped it of all it's necessary running equipment, and left you with the rest. You aren't getting the running gear back right? You mention having to buy an airbox because the original melted upon testing... Aren't they keeping all the running gear?
They are keeping basically the rotating assembly. I purchased everything else, but have to wait until the dyno runs are completed on the stock engine before I can take it. So, technically, "on loan" to the dyno is the wiring harness, fuel tank and pump, exhaust, airbox, ecu, intake and injector, handlebars, throttle and clutch cables. Everything except the actual block, head, starter, etc. Which is what attracted me, since it's basically a brand new complete bike, that I can build an engine to suit my needs.

Any running gear required to run the engine for the race car will be custom built to our needs. For example, we need to run a 20mm restrictor plate according to SAE. Custom ecu, injector, exhaust, fuel tank, fuel pump, etc. The point is to use an existing motor, but as engineers we need to adapt it as much as possible to suit our needs. Pretty cool stuff.
 

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Update!

Tracked down a motor on eBay, it's a 2008 so I'll have to swap some stuff onto it to get it ready. Which, I'd like to know what exactly is required. Do I need to swap the stator, the flywheel, or both? Not entirely sure what is required to swap from carb to injected. I'm slowly buying the small stuff, since a few items were either sacrificed and used on the car or they have been misplaced while the motor was moved around and whatnot. I still need:

- clutch and throttle cables
- clutch perch and lever
- shift lever
- fuel injector
- 2012+ stator/ flywheel
- head pipe (might be around still, but missing)
- rear sprocket
- coolant hoses
- starter

The wiring harness took a few blows, some connectors were cut off to use on the car, but I'm not sure which ones. I got it home and had to leave for work, but I'll be back tomorrow night so I can start to diagnose it's condition to see whether I can repair it or just replace it. I hate trying to splice things back together, so I'll probably order the proper wire colors, and repin the connectors to avoid soldered joints. If it's too much hassle, I'll just order a whole new wiring harness for what it's worth.

Pictures!



Here I am getting my garage cleaned out.


The new motor showed up here in Edmonton 4 days after I bought it on eBay from a place in Kentucky. Fastest shipping ever.


Put the motor on the shelf until I have the parts put together to do what I need.


Got bored and matched ODI grips on my bikes.


The next project, 1981 Yamaha QT50. Good for out at the lake or making a run for beer.

Future items to buy, things that aren't required to get it operating, but I want on the bike:

- full FMF exhaust
- new clutch
- hand guards
- GTYR programmer
- supermoto kit :bannana:
 

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So I started plugging away at it today, got the motor in and started to asses what I need to get this thing going.

Rolled the frame out to tear it down in the tiny garage.


Got it torn down and tossed the motor in.




Then my friendly neighborhood FedEx man arrived with a gift.


Cables and a clutch perch!


Making progress.


I think this is right :hmmm:


First of the many issues I'm sure to hit; I noticed the carbureted years had a different head. It seems the 2012+ heads had added a mounting point. Probably going to track down a 2012+ head now.





You can see there is a mounting point at the center of the head, not sure what connects there.



The wiring harness is a whole other issue. I'm slowly mapping it and realizing what was chopped off. But overall, this project is coming along nicely. I can't wait to slowly keep picking away at it until it's back to stock, and then get it Sumo'd!
 

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Sorry to wake the dead but does anyone know where to find a 03-06 wr450 engine? Been searching but this is the only place ive seen one sitting lol.
 

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I have also had a little bit of an issue with my Yamaha R15 V5.0. I have tried serval ways to solve the issue. Actually I have an issue with the battery. There is some kind of spark outside the battery. After seeing the basics of troubleshooting from youtube video and Omegle video I get the solution. I hope it never sparks again.

Still, sometimes I trouble in starting my bike. Should I need to go showroom for this issue?

Advance Thanks for the guide. Rider Love From UK.
 
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