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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Adjustable Pushrods
« Last post by Bmadd34 on Today at 12:46:29 am »
As mentioned, the stock hydraulics can be converted to solids, and various racing pushrods companies could make pushrods for you of correct length.

I would wonder what is wrong with the factory hydraulics?  We are getting 6500 rpm and about 38 rwhp with them as long as you have good valve springs.

    Nothing is wrong with them per se, it is more about quitting the valve train. Throughout the rpm range, the hydraulic lifters allow for more noise at various pressures. A sild adjustable system would provide a quieter ride, with the option to adjust accordingly when needed.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: picking up a 2016 350 c5 carby job tomorrow
« Last post by gizzo on Yesterday at 11:30:16 pm »
But it's the middle of winter here. Sydney temps are dipping into the low 20's.
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Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: Why does my bike keep breaking?
« Last post by blasphemous on Yesterday at 09:14:17 pm »
The rockers and lifters look ok, here's a video I made. I put the bike in 4'th gear and kicked it and the bike lunges forward. thats how I shot this video. The kick starter won't travel beyond 3/4 of the total rotation.  Also still solidly stuck in neutral.

https://imgur.com/a/z6SttUx
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Himalayan / Re: good Himalayan BS4 reviews by Noraly ("Itchy Boots")
« Last post by Arizoni on Yesterday at 08:15:51 pm »
You "Dirty Old Man".  ;D

From what I've seen of Noraly she would be the first to laugh about someone misspelling her name and I know she wouldn't consider it to be an insult.

She's a full of life, full of adventure sort of girl who would totally understand why someone in the US could miss-spell her name and she would not think another thought about it.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: Adjustable Pushrods
« Last post by ace.cafe on Yesterday at 08:09:27 pm »
As mentioned, the stock hydraulics can be converted to solids, and various racing pushrods companies could make pushrods for you of correct length.

I would wonder what is wrong with the factory hydraulics?  We are getting 6500 rpm and about 38 rwhp with them as long as you have good valve springs.
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Himalayan / Re: good Himalayan BS4 reviews by Noraly ("Itchy Boots")
« Last post by Bilgemaster on Yesterday at 07:31:00 pm »
But her name is not Noralee, its Noraly. Its a bit insulting to imply that the lass doesn't know how to spell her own name.

I don't care how she spells her name or pays her taxes. I just want a long mp3 of her saying "kilometers" over and over and over that way she does with something rousing and adventuresome on a harpsichord in the background.

I'll be in my bunk.
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       The Parts Catalog has no coverage of the decompressor type that he has that's in the head. It only covers the type such that I had in my 2008 (Pg. 16) which runs a cable down to the tappet cover where it's attached to a through shaft with an attached cam that rotates and jams against the exhaust valve pushrod and holds it in the open position.

Must be a later AVL Spare Parts Catalog you have. The Iron Barrel in-head decompressor assembly is shown in Group 02-50 'Cylinder Head' of my May 2003 one (Part 142145), pages 44 & 45 as items 22 through 31. The cable is shown elsewhere along with the others, but I see no sign of that cable end split ferrule doodad, nor the (identical?) one my '05 also has at the throttle.
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Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: 07 Deluxe fix-up project, ongoing questions inside
« Last post by tooseevee on Yesterday at 06:24:36 pm »
Sorry if I mis-identified the cable, though Bilgemeaster's photo shows that you are missing something similar.

The E/S switchgear here is a copy of what was fitted to Suzukis of the the period or slightly earlier, only what serves as the decomp lever on your Bullet would, I believe, have been for the carb enrichener/cold start device on the Suzuki.  This was an OK swap for the iron barrel Bullet with the old decompressor valve, but as tooseevee rightly points out, it was a terrible idea for the valve lifter on the AVL models.

A.

            P.S.: For those who may not know, I got tired of the whole thing and removed it all including the handlebar lever. Haven't missed it a bit. I loved it for shutting down the engine and avoiding kick-backs, but, and this is very weird and I can't explain it, as soon as I went to the Pertronix coil and a Champion plug (instead of the NGK) I have not had a single kick-back when shutting down with the key. It just silently stops rotating.

      I'm sure the plug is the reason, but I can't explain why.
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Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: Why does my bike keep breaking?
« Last post by Adrian II on Yesterday at 05:06:27 pm »
If the gasket is not damaged I would re-use it with a smear of grease. Don't bother with a torque wrench, just nip the nuts up tight with a normal hand wrench.

A.
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Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: 07 Deluxe fix-up project, ongoing questions inside
« Last post by Adrian II on Yesterday at 05:04:21 pm »
Sorry if I mis-identified the cable, though Bilgemeaster's photo shows that you are missing something similar.

The E/S switchgear here is a copy of what was fitted to Suzukis of the the period or slightly earlier, only what serves as the decomp lever on your Bullet would, I believe, have been for the carb enrichener/cold start device on the Suzuki.  This was an OK swap for the iron barrel Bullet with the old decompressor valve, but as tooseevee rightly points out, it was a terrible idea for the valve lifter on the AVL models.

A.
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