THE BIKE RUNS!!!
Had the boys around for a starting party today.
here's how it went down:
1. finished the oil circuit and managed to make everything fit (oil lines and powercommander were tight
2. Primed the oil circuit. By the book, you are meant to use compressed air to push the fluid through, that didn't want to make it passed the one way valve so i pupmed it through the lines with a measuring syringe.
- then we tightened up the forgotten banjos on the oil cooler and cleaned up the mess
3. Fuel tank on, battery connected, blow off valve DISCONNECTED, camera rolling, ignition on... then... *59*
Had a quick look and 59 is TPS (throttle position sensor). that looked to be connected, so bugger it!
4. Hit the starter, engine turns over, belt winds up! but no firing. ...TPS
I looked further into it, turns out i was looking at the throttle blade sensor not the TPS which i can see is unplugged and burried by the plenum chamber.
. So off comes the plenum chamber (painfully) and the plug is reconnected. ignition on... ALL GOOD!
5. Camera back on, starter button, engine turns over and fires into life. with a subttle new whistle!
The reason the blow off valve was disconnected (ie: removed leaving the port open) was to test the bike all rigged up without boost. The engine would take the air it needed and the rest let out the empty BOV hole. This was a good idea.
A few gentle blips of the throttle and the other side of the bike was generously sprayed with bright blue traction fluid (the supercharger oil)spat out of the BOV port
roughly 100ml of oil had leaked form the drive side of the SC where it belongs and pooled in the compressor side and was blasted up the air pipe to the BOV outlet and air box. messy.
We cleaned up a bit and disconnected the air pipe from the supercharger so that when operating, the air would blow straight out and we could see what was going on. it wasnt leaking now, so we fired it up again and... nothing... all fine. The only thing we could think of is that it was forced through the seal during priming. Ill see what's what in the morning. hopefully all dry!
Ill get some more pictures and video up soon