Hey guys, been creeping up this section for years and years, finally decided to pull the pin on a B3 a couple of months ago that ive been wanting for ages and decided to drop a line 👋
The bike has 57K Km (~36K miles) on the odo and came with: Arata (aka Striker) Ti full system, PC3, Dynojet Quickshifter, RCS19, Braided lines, Breaking front rotors, Ohlins fork springs, 1" lowered, MRA Screen, Undertail, 190/55 rear and some cosmetics i dropped on, dynoed at 169.5 @ 11231 / 12.77 Kg-m @ 7756, the bike was running super rich on the low end and lean on the top end, after some map corrections it bumped up to a good 175.3 @ 11298 / 13.2 Kg-m @ 7803. Im loving the bike, it handles absolutely great and ive had loads of fun on it.
To the bad now.. right off the bat the bike needed the starter brushes replaced which was a relatively cheap fix, all good.
Then i noticed that most of the times (ie. 1/3 shifts) the quickshifter would mishift in-between gears into a neutral state, we checked the cutoff time and it was around 65ms, bumped it to 75 and it seemed to partially fix the problem but it still occurs (a lot usually on 2-3 and 3-4) which tells me that the bike has probably been raced and the gears will need replacing.
A small trip later (around 200 miles in total) the bike developed a very subtle ticking noise when fully warmed up and after riding for a while that did seem to come from around the balancer / gearbox area. Ever since, every time i took the bike out it seems that the problem has been getting worse, the ticking started to become knocking and starts happening in less time than before but the bike still had to be fairly warm for it to kick in, giving it a good couple of revs around 6-7k would usually make it start fast-forward a couple of weeks later it just starts knocking when the bike reaches operating temp.
Solutions... I left the bike at the local shop, will check clutch basket (probably not it), Stator and if those are not it well pull the engine and check the gearbox and balancer, if it comes to this while were at ill replace the stripped gears, and might throw in some fresh con rod bearings, JE 83mm 13.0:1 pistons (not sold on the 86mm yet) and a thinner head gasket. Any tips or thoughts on the knocking issue would be greatly appreciated!
While the bike's sitting at the shop i decided to take up the challenge and make a digital 7" tft dash from scratch to replace the analog unit and add some data logging to the game, more info on that soon but its coming along nicely!
Oh and some pics: