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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #256 on: August 25, 2018, 07:53:11 AM »
Wow are those webs actually cracked?

The pitting on the journal, on the scale of bad things for a crank, how high does that rank? Would it interfere with the bearing seeing that it doesn't necessarily protrude, just a tiny hole?

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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #257 on: August 28, 2018, 06:06:50 AM »
I'm afraid so  :-\, not sure if this is a result of the engine being run previously out of balance......but wouldn't have thought so.
I don't have the crank back yet its still at BDK and I asked for the photos from James.

the mark on the big end pin looks like a surface imperfection and I would not use it like this as it is likely for the big end rollers to pick up on it.

I'm back for a visit again at Christmas so I'd like the crank back by then so I can reassemble the engine.
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #258 on: November 06, 2018, 10:21:36 PM »
Crank parts are finally with James at BDK so should be all repaired by end of next week ready for reassembly when I visit at Christmas.

Thanks go out to Edd for all his help and perseverance with his  (-P) (-P)

Not sure if we are doing Spa next year, there was talk of Misano for a track day................
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #259 on: November 27, 2018, 11:07:51 PM »
Well, still no joy from BDK & my crankshaft.
 :(

I would certainly would think twice about including them on any recommended list on this forum.
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #260 on: November 27, 2018, 11:10:26 PM »
Does anyone know if there are any single seat conversions still available for the 3MA ?

I've seen them advertised on Bikestyle UK but had no reply.
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #261 on: December 18, 2018, 01:18:54 AM »
Finally got the nod from BDK that my Crankshaft is ready, will pick it up on way up from Heathrow on Thursday. Bit of a detour so hope the weather is kind.
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #262 on: December 18, 2018, 08:49:27 AM »
If you know anyone with a Lotus you could swing by there too as they are just up the road at Hethel  :-\

Nice Xmas pressie for you from BDK  (-P)   
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #263 on: December 18, 2018, 10:20:35 PM »
Be nice if it was a xmas pressie, but adding in a late, "we needed another inner web, lucky we found one upstairs" comment for another 150 quid (plus vat of course) after I'd sent them a second useable crank for parts, smarts a bit......

Was almost worth buying the new SP crank from japan and swapping ignition !

But I bitch on, its all done now. :-X
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #264 on: December 19, 2018, 06:33:43 PM »
Be nice if it was a xmas pressie, but adding in a late, "we needed another inner web, lucky we found one upstairs" comment for another 150 quid (plus vat of course) after I'd sent them a second useable crank for parts, smarts a bit......

Was almost worth buying the new SP crank from japan and swapping ignition !

But I bitch on, its all done now. :-X
Sounds a bit fishy to me as you can not be sure everything you are told is true and needed replacing.

Make sure you get ALL your old and spare bits back off BDK as they belong to you and not them.

Just my thoughts and Chris Applebee who also repairs cranks seems to get excellent reviews by members on this forum.

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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #265 on: December 20, 2018, 08:44:22 AM »
Chris Applebee did the crankshaft om my GS1000 many moons ago, welded and balanced plus some one off small ends. The motor spun up some much more instantly and crisply afterwards, I would certainly consider him as an option for any future crank work. (-P)
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #266 on: January 11, 2019, 12:50:45 AM »
I did get all the crank parts back but to be honest I never really had time to inspect them all. I never had the time to fit the crankshaft either as I developed a bad case of man flu during my stay so couldn't even scratch myself !

Will need to get over a bit earlier before Spa this year to put it all together.
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #267 on: February 26, 2019, 03:16:33 AM »
I had a very kind donation of what looks like a Sugo race fairing this weekend from Dan In Sydney who runs the Sydney Smokers Facebook Group.

Its in very reasonable condition in its original gel coat but needs a few minor gel repairs before painting.
This is ideal as it will allow me to run unmodified airbox lowers, which the TZ fairing doesn't allow due to space!

Thanks go out to Pat for spotting this and flicking the ad on to me.  (-P) (-P)
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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #268 on: February 26, 2019, 09:28:46 AM »
Would you be able to post a few pics when you get it all sorted.
Iv been trying to fit a tz 4dp lower airbox
To my 3xv and am having a hard time getting it to work . ?:-|
I am using spr cylinders which make it even more cramped than usual with the side powervalves sticking out .
I have actually abandoned the idea of a airbox  for the moment and just fitted a snorkel.  ::)

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Re: Track TZR 3MA - A Bike for Europe!
« Reply #269 on: February 26, 2019, 09:26:44 PM »
Hi Vinny,

will do.

Have you looked at the 3XV fairings on Webike in japan ?

Good quality but quite pricey - but they should have something that will allow you to keep the airbox.....

Jools
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