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Bikerjohn90

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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2017, 09:07:30 PM »

Typical photobucket. Can't wait to see the photos. Many changes engine wise? I'm guessing different base gasket and head gasket to change the compression ratio.
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2017, 09:35:13 PM »

Very few changes to the engine actually. The base gaskets are standard, the head gasket is not however, it's copper. Compression ratio is standard and I am using standard rods and pistons.

Most significant changes are to the clutch and I had the gears and the gear shaft heat treated to make them softer, ergo, tougher. If this plays out, but wear is an issue, then I will have another set heat treated in the same way, but then plasma nitride case hardened.

Head are replaced by studs from ARP, of an unknown model.

An oil return lug has been brazed into the front of the engine casing as well.

..so all in all, very tame mods.
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2017, 09:36:03 PM »

I should mention, this runs E85 exclusively.
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 11:37:40 PM »

Sounds pretty easy and not as costly as say a hayabusa turbo conversion. I've always wanted to give a turbo conversion a go. May have to do some research and find a donor bike.
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2017, 05:28:17 PM »

Ok so update time. I've bought a bike. Hyosung gt125r 2008. Just got to go pick it up. So I'm now the proud owner of a Hyo at last
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2017, 09:37:26 PM »

Congrats John!

Welcome to the family ;) haha

Hope it's a good'un.
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2017, 12:02:14 AM »

Cheers mate. It took a while but I finaly did it. I don't mind if I find a few problems along the way as its all part of the fun of owning a bike  plus I enjoy tinkering with things anyway. Any problems I encounter will be posted on here anyway as Im sure I'll need everyone's help to get the most enjoyment out of my new pride and joy. I never got this kind of help or the feeling of being part of a community when i was riding certain jap bikes. It's awesome
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2017, 01:31:55 PM »

Hi John

I'm a relatively new Hyo owner, I have an ST7, that I've just about put 1000 miles on. Love riding it, but then again I was missing having a cruiser, having had a Jinlun JL250, Lifan LF400, Honda VTX 1300 & Triumph America in the past !!

Sounds like, from your replies, you may be UK based?? If you are, so am I, in Wolves
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2017, 05:00:11 PM »

Hi linuxyeti and welcome to the Hyo family.
I am indeed uk based I'm in mid Wales in a town called Welshpool. How are you finding the bike?
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Re: Big happy hello
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2017, 09:04:34 PM »

Hi John

I like it, although for my commute between Wolves & Leicester, I use my CF650TR. The ST7, is much more for leisure riding :-) Welshpool, not too far a run for you to Raven's cafe @ Whitchurch, or the Ponderosa @ Llangollen
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