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Old 02-11-2016, 06:15 PM
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The FA-200Ti is up there, but I can't remember exactly what it is off the top of my head. I'm pretty sure its in 12.xx:1 range.

It utilizes the FA-91 piston & has a longer stroke to increase displacement to 1.00 Cu In per cylinder. That is probably where the extra compression comes from.
OK, I FOUND THIS. THE CR IS 13.68:1
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Thanks Dan, that's right up there near my old .80, the compression on the .65 has improved dramatically, it was kinda spongy and dead feeling even well lubed. I think that both valves were coked up and leaking slightly, now if you flip it even half heartedly it will roll to the next compression stroke and bounce back hard. Can the 2.00 be run upright or is it dedicated to inverted running. Thanks, Dave.

Pete, I can't find where Clarence Lee or Peter Chinn either one tested the .62, but as I mentioned above somewhere, I suspect that Mr. Chinn passed on before the .62 was released. The .56 is 7.56 to 1.

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[QUOTE=Dave, FormerDairyFarmer;12176018]Thanks Dan, that's right up there near my old .80, the compression on the .65 has improved dramatically, it was kinda spongy and dead feeling even well lubed. I think that both valves were coked up and leaking slightly, now if you flip it even half heartedly it will roll to the next compression stroke and bounce back hard. Can the 2.00 be run upright or is it dedicated to inverted running. Thanks, Dave.

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The FA-200Ti has a remote needle so it can be operated in any configuration.

I'm a bit puzzled @ Clarence Lee's RPM numbers. My FA-200Ti made the same RPM as my (stock compression) FA-180. just under 8000 RPM W/my benchmark 18x8 Dynathrust propeller.

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Old 02-12-2016, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by FNQFLYER
On that old VK model, if it is anything like the Marutaka kits I have the 56 will be at the top end of performance that you want. Look at the year of manufacture and then look at the engines of the era to get an idea of what size to fir (Compare HP out put) and remember our modern engines are usually lighter than the older types referred to in old kits.
That is true and this kit hasn't changed at all since the 70s. Proctor still makes it but the only change I think thwey made was in the hardware they include the design remains the same.
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Agreed FlyerinOKC BUT the wood they use today is generally lighter which affects the c of g etc and of course the weight of the a/c.
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Agreed trev,all the more reason to put a bigger saito in it.

Dave can you imagine flying a saito single in a gyro stabilized aeroplane that prevents you from stalling it/yawing it or even doing a really bad landing/s?..reason i ask is i went riding today and spent some time aboard a ducati 848 streetfighter.It's got a three axis ecu with race,sport and rain modes for traction control,anti wheelie(which really hurts)and of course you can be the biggest late braker on the front as you trail brake into corners plus the electronic speed shifter lets you hold the throttle flat while shiften gears.Electronics takes the raw feel of a motorcycle away the same as cdi does to a nitro saito single.
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Pete, you and I will never agree on that, I avoid ABS, slipping clutches on decal etc. If I wanted a computer to ride my bike, I'd get a simulator and sit right here and ride it. The CDI does tame the beast, my right hand can tame the 848 if I ever rode one. A motorcycle needs to feel like a motorcycle and feed the rider info so they can be as one.
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I mentioned a few posts back that the recently acquired .65 would not fit on the engine mount of the GP Big Stick 40. I stole the .62 from an LT 40 and it fits perfectly, I'm going to install the tail feathers in a few minutes. It's 12 degrees here right now.

PS, I side mounted the .62, the bolt holes lined up perfectly and the thrust lines matched up too.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave, FormerDairyFarmer
. A motorcycle needs to feel like a motorcycle and feed the rider info so they can be as one.
2 cylinders, 2 wheels & a chain. And what's up with the stereos? I like to hear the engine!
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Old Fart the description of your motor bike "goodies" sounds just like the gear fitted to my 1998 VT. Traction control, 3 version programmable ecu, switchable ABS and a Monaro "sports suspension and brakes. Would you believe all factory fitted to the station wagon. It is a good model transporter. Re engines in Maratuka kits, my long term build, a Stinson Reliant, is being fitted with a 115 instead of a 90 as recommended, weight (more needed) and engine dimensions for fitment inside the cowl are the dictators.
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I don't think the 115 will disappoint trev mine goes well in the cm pro midget mustang.That vt station wagon sounds like a real sleeper

Dave we ARE agreeing..well almost.My own bike is a kind of standard (same as trevs station wagon) gt1000 ducati with NO rider aids electronics,is a very light 185 kg's and around a hundred horsepower at the rear wheel and no stereo unless you count the beautiful sound that comes out of the staintune reverse megaphones.

The ducati 848 is a different beast altogether as is it's bigger brother the 1098 and not forgetting the 1198 and 1298 pinigale v twins.With about 200 horsepower hauling around 175kg's they DO need some electronic guidance if your average(no race experience)weekend warrior is going to crack the throttle up in the hills,or even on the flat country straights come to that.All i was saying is that i don't like the electronic overrides,they take away the (slightly out of control) raw edge that amount of horsepower provides and top speed is limited to 299 kph.

ps saito's with cdi feel and sound a bit to calm as well,although i appreciate that some pilots like that,i don't.

pps huge heavy harleys,honda gold wings and motoguzzi's with stereos are to be avoided like the plague.Never ride anything you can't pick up after you've decked it,specially outside the pub in front of all your mates
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No stereo here either, my computer is an excellent stereo

I got the tail feathers on the Stick 40 and used Sullivan Golden rods instead of the supplied steel rods. The .63 will get a Turboheader as part of the finishing touches.
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Yeh Dave the VT surprises a lot of people, still has good compression and apart from some drooping roof lining and a scrape on one side it is still relatively pristine. On high comp engines, I dis see a twin plug 120 in Malaysia that was reputed to be a high comp engine. Pity about the shaft run that stuffed it. The only Saito that I have ever seen to hemorrhage internally ever.
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Originally Posted by Dave, FormerDairyFarmer
I mentioned a few posts back that the recently acquired .65 would not fit on the engine mount of the GP Big Stick 40. I stole the .62 from an LT 40 and it fits perfectly, I'm going to install the tail feathers in a few minutes. It's 12 degrees here right now.

PS, I side mounted the .62, the bolt holes lined up perfectly and the thrust lines matched up too.
Ok dave i'll bite mate you've finally seen some sense and mounted a saito sideways? and when can we expect to see it wearing an apc prop...so all the good folk worldwide can relax and know it's ok to tune one just like a harley

ps that's a damn ugly aeroplane you just stuck the 62 in too.
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I just installed the receiver/receivers, you won't see any APC's, most likely a Graupner 12x7, a Bolly 13.5x6 or a MA 12x6 three blade. I guess they call them UglyStiks for a reason. My Harley has fuel injection and almost always starts on the first compression stroke. I mount OS's sideways too.

We got 8" of new snow overnight and it's still snowing.
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I'll accept fenders, but that's the limit for me. No saddlebags, crash bars, windshields, etc. Well, I would make an exception for the small profile mini windshields for the 150 mph and more speed demons. Nothing else for me.
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No washing machine , cloths dryer either ? you do like to travel light . Cheers
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Hey Barry, good morning, last Thursday I installed a Jardine engine guard on my Sporty, it's beautiful and Made in America.
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It's all right being made in america dave but those so and so's make harleys too and since i have to work on harleys most days don't expect any sympathy when the damn thing breaks down

Popey when you go ridin with mates up in the hills it pays to travel light,cept for the double layer undies.
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Originally Posted by FNQFLYER
Agreed FlyerinOKC BUT the wood they use today is generally lighter which affects the c of g etc and of course the weight of the a/c.
Balsa quality around here has been a bit spotty since the wind turbines have been going up all over the place. I have heard just one turbine blade has more balsa in it than what Balsa USA uses in a year!

I saw one of the Royal Enfields reproduction bikes running around the other day. I hear they are made in India are they any good? Or would you be better off with something like a Triumph, granted they have modernized the look a bit. I know Indian makes some retro bikes, I think I would prefer them over a Harley. What I would really like to see is a reproduction Vincent but I won't hold my breath on that ever happening.
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Originally Posted by Old Fart
It's all right being made in america dave but those so and so's make harleys too and since i have to work on harleys most days don't expect any sympathy when the damn thing breaks down

Popey when you go ridin with mates up in the hills it pays to travel light,cept for the double layer undies.
The reliability problems with Hogs are directly related to the last guy that worked on them.
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Of all the Indian motorcycles, I like the Scout the best.

Just picked up a 2001 Honda VFR with just over 9,200 miles last fall. I love this bike. I was going to sell my V storm 650 but I think I'll keep both. It's my ying & yang.

I thought balsa has gotten a bit heavier over the years. The vintage kits seem to have lighter and better quality balsa in them.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
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I saw one of the Royal Enfields reproduction bikes running around the other day. I hear they are made in India are they any good? Or would you be better off with something like a Triumph, granted they have modernized the look a bit. I know Indian makes some retro bikes, I think I would prefer them over a Harley. What I would really like to see is a reproduction Vincent but I won't hold my breath on that ever happening.
At least 15 years ago a friend had one of the India made RE. He also had Harleys and a BMW. As I recall he had valve spring problems and replaced them with Chevy ?? parts. Lost touch so I don't know long term issues. I would go with Triumph no matter what, cause I like them, Had a 250 way back when. Good luck
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Originally Posted by SrTelemaster150
The reliability problems with Hogs are directly related to the last guy that worked on them.
Maybe. except for the AMF offerings, they were just butt ugly POS. At least the 1000cc Sportster I rode in the mid 80's.

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