GasGas Riders Club Forum  

Go Back   GasGas Riders Club Forum > General Forums > Ride Reports

Ride Reports Tell us all the gorey details!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 01-07-2018, 01:18 PM
ropheo ropheo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Poland
Posts: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gasser Nate View Post
Took it out for its maiden voyage, very quickly got accustomed to the ergo?s, suspension is awesome out of the box. Added a couple of clicks of damping to the shock. Springs are very close to being in the ball park so I?ll leave them for the time being.
My free pistons firmed up the damping ever so slightly more than the demo I rode due to having a little less freeplay.
I just stuck my favourite needle (n3cj) with the stock jetting and did the float height and it is sweet! Very smooth motor but I do miss the Tm?s rubber mounted bars! They need a tad more height and I?ll be set!
Starter worked faultlessly every time, but I added some beefier sized leads and wet modded it anyway. I have never liked grease in bendixes anyway. Felt a little dirty using a button and my masculinity has dropped a few points as well!
Very glad I made the swap! I dropped it on the second last rock step for the day but saved any damage by throwing my body under it! It feels like I have some of my bouncy trials skills back too which I thought I?d lost on the Tm, probably due to the smoother and gruntier nature of the gassy motor.
How did you resolve an air vent on cover in wet mod ? I make it the same in Husaberg but there is a larger rubber on electric wire and you need to close the vent on lower side of cover before you put oil inside.


__________________
GAS GAS '18 GP300
Reply With Quote


  #32  
Old 01-07-2018, 04:28 PM
Gasser Nate's Avatar
Gasser Nate Gasser Nate is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 29
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ropheo View Post
How did you resolve an air vent on cover in wet mod ? I make it the same in Husaberg but there is a larger rubber on electric wire and you need to close the vent on lower side of cover before you put oil inside.
I just used a small 5mm vacuum fitting off a road bike, at the top of the cover, then ran the hose up high with a 180 bend at the top. Hasn?t leaked a drop with 25ml in it, starter engages instantly and fires up straight away.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-08-2018, 01:46 AM
ropheo ropheo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Poland
Posts: 15
Default

So, you drilled and taped the cover for vacuum ? Can you make some photos ? How is work your starter on cold engine, when the oil is still not warm and densited ? My works correctly when engine is warm (sometimes his stuck on first shot but fast second and he starts good) on cold starter haven't power to twist crankshaft.
__________________
GAS GAS '18 GP300
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-08-2018, 04:10 PM
Gasser Nate's Avatar
Gasser Nate Gasser Nate is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 29
Default

Instantly and straight away when cold mate, I also put some proper sized earth straps on as well and ran one down to the starter directly from the battery. I?ll try and take a photo and post it up for you.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-09-2018, 11:06 AM
Jim Cook's Avatar
Jim Cook Jim Cook is offline
Platinum Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Smackover, Arkansas (AR)
Posts: 590
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by ropheo View Post
So, you drilled and taped the cover for vacuum ? Can you make some photos ? How is work your starter on cold engine, when the oil is still not warm and densited ? My works correctly when engine is warm (sometimes his stuck on first shot but fast second and he starts good) on cold starter haven't power to twist crankshaft.
If you have the lithium battery, this may be the cause for what you describe: The lithium battery needs to warm in cold weather before it puts out full power. This is often done by running the headlight for a short while (30 to 40 seconds?) to warm the battery before pushing the starter button.

.
__________________
Jim Cook
Smackover Racing
Team LAGNAF
'11 Gas Gas EC250 (primary ride)
'06 Gas Gas DE300
'94 Husaberg FE350
'86 Yamaha IT200 AHRMA CC Race bike
Several others, including project bikes, Deb's bike, and a fleet of grandkids' bikes

Let's go riding!
http://www.jebruns.com/Wudi19/wudi19.html
http://www.ahrma.org/schedules-results/cross-country/
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-10-2018, 03:58 AM
ropheo ropheo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Poland
Posts: 15
Default

I polished mount bracket from starter and on cover around bolts to raw metal and the difference is huge. Now starter works when the engine is cold without problems. I have to also apply a wire directly from battery to starter.
__________________
GAS GAS '18 GP300
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-15-2018, 12:14 AM
Gasser Nate's Avatar
Gasser Nate Gasser Nate is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 29
Default

See if this picture works mate, I highly recommend the wet mod. If anything it saves having to strip and clean the bendix all the time.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9E79E039-59DF-4459-B697-0C5135326385.jpg (98.7 KB, 49 views)
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-15-2018, 10:50 AM
ropheo ropheo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Poland
Posts: 15
Default

Thanks. I've see now where to place it, from what motorbike is this air vent connector?

Is it matter what diameter of earth straps (wires) I have to use to connect battery ? Of course it needs to connect "-" from batery to starter cover, do I thinking correct ?

What float level do you setup in carb ? What kind of technic do you used do measure ?
__________________
GAS GAS '18 GP300
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-16-2018, 03:24 PM
Gasser Nate's Avatar
Gasser Nate Gasser Nate is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 29
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ropheo View Post
Thanks. I've see now where to place it, from what motorbike is this air vent connector?

Is it matter what diameter of earth straps (wires) I have to use to connect battery ? Of course it needs to connect "-" from batery to starter cover, do I thinking correct ?

What float level do you setup in carb ? What kind of technic do you used do measure ?
They are just a generic vacuum fitting used to balance carburettors on road bikes.
Yes I think I used 16mm2 starter lead from memory, I set my float height to 8.5mm. Plenty of tutorials on that. I am sure there is a page on here somewhere. Yes the negative of the battery to the starter housing.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GasGas Test Ride Tour 2017 CDN Rick General Discussions & Announcements 11 05-08-2017 06:38 PM
Test Ride of my new 2014 300 95jersey Pictures & Videos 2 01-13-2015 04:24 PM
A quick test ride. Bones1999 Pictures & Videos 8 05-03-2013 10:14 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - GasGasRider.org