It was about $250 pounds shipped, so whatever that transfers over to in dollars. Money well spent I think.Anyway, just out of curiosity, can the UCE top end be taken off with the motor in the bike? If I where to order their piston & cylinder set, could I install it without dropping the engine out? I know the upper end is assembled with studs, and the parts obviously stack. It looks like I'd be ok by simply removing the gas tank.
Repozer,If I could have done the AVL, i would have.There was too much needed to correct, and the needed procedures were too costly to make it worthwhile to do, and there aren't enough of them out there to make it financially viable as a project. Even Bullet Whisperer seems to have given up now.
Given up? Far from it, Ace ! But as you say, there are not too many AVL machines about compared with other models. The Electra X was still in production when I embarked on the tuning work. I could turn another one round in a short time frame, but there isn't the demand, a high percentage of owners must be satisfied with them in a fairly standard form. My tuning work is only a small sideline to restoration, including wheel building, for many makes and types of classic machinery. That said, I have just created another 'Asbo' Bullet, this one is a 350 iron from 2006, which moved like a crippled slug when it arrived, but is a little more rapid now ! No, the basics of what I do haven't changed, but if they don't come through the door, they don't get done. There are some tasty BSA / Triumph Triples here at present, one with three pipes stacked up one side . The AVL is easy to tune, shame they stopped making them, I doubt I will try tuning an EFI, as I am too busy with other stuff, and you look like you have that one taken care of and in safe hands, even the racing is taking a back seat at present I am snowed under with work and enjoying every minute of it ! All the best, B.W.
My parts landed in New York on 5/2, but instead of being delivered to me in Toledo, Ohio on 5/3, they arrived in Fresno, California. Apparently by mistake, no kidding? No wonder the USPS is in trouble, geez. Maybe I'll have everything yet this weekend, we'll see.
Finally had a chance to get to a stretch of open road today. Seat of the pants feel is great right off the line, but didn't really have any top speed improvements. With the new parts I can get it up to 70 in fourth quickly, but switching up to fifth only gets the same 80 mph top end. The 60-70 mph range in fifth is great, and that's what I was hoping for. Now I can cruise along with my friends more modern bikes without issue.I'm happy with the header/muffler, 19T, K&N, but it'll take motor work to get me to a more ballistic top speed.
I'll be looking forward to your work. Quick question, are the rocker cover gaskets re-usable? They appear to be rubber. I ask because my lifters/rockers are exceptionally loud after today's ride, and I thought about taking a look at the rockers. I did hit the rev limiter twice today in 3rd & 4th (I think), the bike just pulls completely thru the lower gears. I was watching the speedo climb trying to get a feel for the shift point, and it bounced once in 3rd, and once in 4th. I was approaching a stop after my upshift to 5th, so I pulled in the clutch and coasted to the sign. The bike stalled out on me, so I went to the side of the road and gave it a sec before restarting. No issue restarting, but it acted funky after for the rest of the ride. When I got home I double checked all the exhaust fasteners, pulled the plug to check the color & gap, and checked the oil level. Everything checked out fine, but it still sounds loud to me, louder than normal. Is there a chance one of the hydraulic lifters collapsed, or maybe a stud pulled a bit? I hardly think two hits on the rev limiter would cause any serious issues, especially under load, but I guess you never know.