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Old 10-04-2017, 09:13 AM
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The Conley and the Abitar were a good,lesson in using an engine the way it was designed. As I've mentioned before, either would turn a 14x6, (the only prop recommended) at 12,000 plus. But some insisted on trying a 15x8 with which they could barely manage 8,000 and made awful hurting sounds. This was on 10% fuel. They were mechanically quiet on the 14x6 except for the propeller howl. Notice the size of the cam followers, that was so,the valve stem did not have to handle sideways cam forces.
I had one of the first 10 Conleys made. It ran well started easily. I had it on a Ace 4-120 Bipe that I built from a kit. It drew attention at fly-ins. If I'd gone to a 15" prop it would have 4" or 5" pitch. The only knock on the engine was that if you got a prop strike, the timing belt would slip. If that hapenned you had to remove the engine from the model take off the cam/belt cover and retime the cams vs crank. Made you extra careful with your landings.

I sold that engine to a German collector for more than I had in it. Replaced it in the model with a early HC Saito 1.50 and the growing pains with that engine are a whole other story.

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I had one of the first 10 Conleys made. It ran well started easily. I had it on a Ace 4-120 Bipe that I built from a kit. It drew attention at fly-ins. If I'd gone to a 15" prop it would have 4" or 5" pitch. The only knock on the engine was that if you got a prop strike, the timing belt would slip. If that hapenned you had to remove the engine from the model take off the cam/belt cover and retime the cams vs crank. Made you extra careful with your landings.

I sold that engine to a German collector for more than I had in it. Replaced it in the model with a early HC Saito 1.50 and the growing pains with that engine are a whole other story.

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Funny you should mention that, I sold one of the first OS Max FS .60 engines produced (single digit serial number) to get back into the R/C hobby back in 2004. It went to a collect in Canada for a lot more than I had into it when I purchased it in the mid 70s. I don't regret selling it and now wished I had kept the first generation Wankel .30 I sold when I got out of the hobby in 1980. It's funny how that stuff works out. I have Enya .46 4C Type II NIB I keep meaning to use maybe I should reconsider using it and find another collector?
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:06 AM
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ps forgot to mention that .50 cal tripod mounted machined guns are real good at making kindling out of solid logs
In Basic Training we were ready at a line of maybe 25 .50 cal guns loaded with all tracers. A deer ran across the the range and everybody started firing. I fired too. We must have fired 500 rounds of tracer at that buck and we never hit him. I can't imagine what one round would do to a deer.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:18 AM
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That's some good looking work you did on the velocity stacks, Dave. Real nice looking.

Time to celebrate around here. I stopped and admired a Kawasaki last Sunday afternoon as I drove by in a parking lot, and my wife was actually interested too. Not at first though. It took some fast talking to get her interest up at first. I asked her if she liked how the S 2000 slams our heads back into the headrests going thru the gears and told her that was nothing compared to something like one of those Ninjas. This one had a small windshield and not much else on it. I knew she had a weak spot. lol I can't believe she actually gave in to the idea. At least she didn't bring up the M-O-N-E-Y word.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:43 AM
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Hmm... there seems to be a possibility of a new bike showing up in your garage.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:06 AM
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Okc i hope so but not if it looks like this ninja i think barry spoke of maybe he'll post a pic,it's green and mean with a small screen,goes like a rocket and check out the seats,specially the pillion one.I don't reckon the ex handbrake wouldda lasted long there...maybe barry will seek dave's advice so he can avoid fatalities and keep the marriage intact.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:25 AM
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You have to get married a third time to get it perfect and you can get the bike right the first time if you wed yourself to a Harley. And then there is all three. The truth is, she bought the bike.

Here is a picture of a Saito so we stay on topic
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:00 AM
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You mean she might let you ride it?! I thought when you said she bought it she would be the driver.
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She's been on it exactly twice, both off those times to the Richmond County fair, rode home in the dark both times. There is no place darker than between 10' tall corn fields on route #3., I'm glad it has great head light. She has never operated a motorcycle.

She's also bought me a about three Saitos.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:21 PM
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I need a little help please,
Anyone have know where I can find a package of SAI120S38 Tappets for Saito 120, 150, 180, 220?

Horizon is out of stock until December.
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I need a little help please,
Anyone have know where I can find a package of SAI120S38 Tappets for Saito 120, 150, 180, 220?

Horizon is out of stock until December.
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Do these look right, used but good.
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She's been on it exactly twice, both off those times to the Richmond County fair, rode home in the dark both times. There is no place darker than between 10' tall corn fields on route #3., I'm glad it has great head light. She has never operated a motorcycle.

She's also bought me a about three Saitos.
She is a keeper!
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Do these look right, used but good.
Hi, Hobbsy,

that looks like it.
I will send you a private message.
Thank you!!
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Nice photo dave,ya can't beat riding the bike you like.Been freezing here this winter so hav'nt fired a saito up for three months,we're all looking forward to summer.
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Thanks Pete, so,far we're good here, 50 at night and 70+ during the day, very comfortable. I am tied up replacing the cylinder head on my son's 2001 Ford Explorer 4.0 litre OHC cam engine. What an absolute nightmare. I got the old one off and it has a broken cam chain cassette on the rear of the right head. Great engine, piss poor design.
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Really windy today, so no flying, also threat of rain, so no outdoor stuff. Going to go work in my shop instead and get thta T-Clips done now that I have the muffler, thanks Dave, Check your PM too.
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Hope someone can help me with this issue, I have a Saito FA300T single carb that looses a cylinder after a couple of minutes running. Starts find idle is good, then the left cylinder quits.. High speed is turned out about 3 1/2 turns. F plugs are used for the glow., any ideas?
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Okc i hope so but not if it looks like this ninja i think barry spoke of maybe he'll post a pic,it's green and mean with a small screen,goes like a rocket and check out the seats,specially the pillion one.I don't reckon the ex handbrake wouldda lasted long there...maybe barry will seek dave's advice so he can avoid fatalities and keep the marriage intact.
You got me pegged just right Pete. But maybe this is just the motorcycle bug talking but I could get the H2 if I sold the S 2000. That would be the ticket. You picked the common sense rocket and I picked the "all common sense tossed out the window" bike.

When I was biking in the late 60's and early 1970's I had a Yamaha RD-350 twin that I put a girlfriend on all the time. She knew how to hug in close on the curves and was steady as a rock when locking up the brakes into skids. I enjoy those rides out by myself but I'm sure Lynn would make it fun if I put her on the back too.
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I have been wondering where Pope is, I need him to tell me what's what, and when's when and how much,, I hope he is well ! I miss him !!

Oh, Saito's are great and cool and I need another, 2 of them, maybe 3

BTW, I do have a Saito question,, if I own a Twin Cylinder Saito, can I consider it that I own 2 engines ??

please help :confused

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Only if it has two carburetors

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[QUOTE=Hobbsy;12373526]Thanks Pete, so,far we're good here, 50 at night and 70+ during the day, very comfortable. I am tied up replacing the cylinder head on my son's 2001 Ford Explorer 4.0 litre OHC cam engine. What an absolute nightmare. I got the old one off and it has a broken cam chain cassette on the rear of the right head. Great engine, piss poor design.[/QUOTE}

My son in law had a four litre ford explorer,the same model and the engine blew,they call them ford exploders here,cost him twice the price of an average engine rebuild here no idea why.

Jpal have you checked valve clearances? i have the gas version so no idea about the main needle setting.

Barry i think i know what you are saying,the devil or the deep blue sea? i'm sixty three and have a duke that makes a lot of real world useable power,without inviting you to a shootout at the ok corral and a short trip to the police station or boot hill.There's a kawasaki H2 here for 95,000 aussie dollars,they reckon it takes all the wrinkles out of your face in top gear

Jim...if you missed popey the first time i'd re load
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Hope someone can help me with this issue, I have a Saito FA300T single carb that looses a cylinder after a couple of minutes running. Starts find idle is good, then the left cylinder quits.. High speed is turned out about 3 1/2 turns. F plugs are used for the glow., any ideas?
Are there any Saito experts out there? This is the Saito forum isn't it?
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Thanks Pete, so,far we're good here, 50 at night and 70+ during the day, very comfortable. I am tied up replacing the cylinder head on my son's 2001 Ford Explorer 4.0 litre OHC cam engine. What an absolute nightmare. I got the old one off and it has a broken cam chain cassette on the rear of the right head. Great engine, piss poor design.[/QUOTE}

My son in law had a four litre ford explorer,the same model and the engine blew,they call them ford exploders here,cost him twice the price of an average engine rebuild here no idea why.

Jpal have you checked valve clearances? i have the gas version so no idea about the main needle setting.

Barry i think i know what you are saying,the devil or the deep blue sea? i'm sixty three and have a duke that makes a lot of real world useable power,without inviting you to a shootout at the ok corral and a short trip to the police station or boot hill.There's a kawasaki H2 here for 95,000 aussie dollars,they reckon it takes all the wrinkles out of your face in top gear

Jim...if you missed popey the first time i'd re load
Sorry, I did not see your response in the middle of your post, No, I have not done that yet, how does that have an effect of putting out the glow plug on that cylindar
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Relax brother, we're here, most cylinder dying is due to being too rich, 3.5 turns is a lot, is that the peak rpm, Most likely the LS needle is too rich, lean it out some with the HS needle at absolute peak. That thing should idle at 1,600 or 1,700 rpm, (not while flying) of course.
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Sr. Tele/Dan tuned me into this puller, I finally ordered it yesterday, the two jaw pullers sometimes warp the prop driver, this one won't.
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Oh that is nice!

I find it funny when newb's show up to the club and don't get an answer right away, and get bent out of shape, pretty sure that's how some of our club posts got deleted. LOL.

Relax guys, its a CLUB, we aren't ignoring you, just waiting on the right person to answer since we are not all experts in Saito, some of us are and we wait until they show up to answer, so don't think we are ignoring you. I mean, have you guys seen the hit count on this thread? Over 2 MILLION!
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