Everlasting Race Kat Project

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Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:10 pm

In May 2009 I used my road legal Katana in a 3 hours classic endurance race, which only lasted 2h 55min for me. After that crash, I decided that I'd need a pure race Kat so that I wouldn't have to risk my road bike any more.
So here's the starting point of my project.
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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by bobster » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:12 pm

Ah .........wilcommen Pedda!

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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:20 pm

Hi Bobster,
I feel it's about time to make this forum a bit more vivid, ya know...

So here it goes on.



I already had an old 1135 EFE, which had to donor the engine for my project.
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The engine had about 70.000 km on the clocks and the first oversized pistons in since 500 km.
But in the end I put this engine on the shelf and started to build up a new one. I mate of mine swapped me a nearly complete EFE engine for a Bandit oil cooler.

Plans for the engine are:
head porting
1230 ccm Arias pistons C.R. 10.5:1
Vance & Hines #168 camshafts .340” lift 240 degrees duration
Adjustable cam sprockets
Tsubaki hd cam chain
Vance & Hines hd valve springs
Spark plugs: NGK Gold Palladium D8EV
V & H 5 degrees ignition advancer
Mikuni RS38 flatslide carburettors
K&N RU-0981 oval single pod filters (also on stock: 50mm velocity stacks)
Oil pump gear conversion to GSX705 for higher oil flow
Setrab oil cooler
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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:30 pm

Borrowed a decent engine stand to work with...
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When I took the engine apart I noticed this:

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A snapped crankshaft bearing support! :? :( Referring to the title of this thread, you may now guess why I called it that way - project starts taking more time and getting more expensive...


Had to get me some new casings and on with the build...
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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:36 pm

Did something special to the upper casing and the barrel:
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Here's the corresponding areas in the cases:
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The reason for this is: avoid pump losses, effervescence of the oil and let the engine rev up much easier.
Late K-Gixxers use this and a guy I know who's part of our local old school race scene and builds up engines for a living adapted this technique on the aircooled lumps and gained noteworthy effects by that modification.
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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:48 pm

Assembly of the barrels. Not too easy with only two hands. So called my mates and promised to have some cold beer, which I always do...
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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:52 pm

Oil pump gear of a 7.5 Katana engine, which I have kicking about...
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Gives higher oil flow by different ratio.
1100 ccm engines have 33 : 34 teeth
750 ccm engines have 29 : 38 teeth

Just a straight swap.
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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:55 pm

When I worked on the clutch in the past, I always ended up this way:
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Pressed some rags in between the hub and the basket. About time to become somehow more professional by making me a special tool:
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Much easier that is!
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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:06 pm

Talking about tools:

Another very handy one when you're working on camshaft timing:
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Made by the same chap who borrowed me the workstand and does all the milling jobs for me.



Next: a positive stop tool to find the exact TDC, made of a spark plug and a threaded bar. Just dig out anything what is in the spark plug, cut a thread into it and done.
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Here it is in position:
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At the same time fixing my self made dial gauge support:
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Re: Everlasting Race Kat Project

Post by Pedda » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:09 pm

The whole cam dial assy with degree wheel:

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