Ben's Piranha build.

Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:45 pm

LovesBuggies wrote:Very nice!!! Powing steering sounds like a go'er!!!!!!
How are you keeping on top of rust with the frame?


Thanks Mate.

Power steering sure is, highly recomended I hear, so thought why not as I havent been taking any short cuts.

Rust? I have little surface rust but i am working in the shed in and its fairly dry in that area, but hoping in a couple of months time it would be blasted back, rust wont be a worry for that short time, but you can use WD40 to prevent rust appearing.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:27 pm

Some updates, Front end Complete.

Some of the steering done. Just got to do the arms.

By the way, I have a pipe notcher for sale if anyone wants one! Brand new never used it.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:12 pm

Chopper, or anyone who can help, where do i get the power from for the power steering?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby GeoffB » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Hi Ben.....am in the middle of doing exactly the same as you. My power steering unit and controller arrived yesterday and today i bench tested it to make sure it was working correctly. The controller is powered simpy to ignition +/- and the power for the units motor is the same however you will need to make sure you have a strong enough battery (i have read somewhere that a 350ma battery will be required to safely drive the power steering). Also ensure that the cable you use for the units motor is at least 4mm core.

All this info i have found within the forum so is what i am planning to use.

How does your front shock setup work? Have you run the buggy with it setup like this?

Hope this helps. Cheers
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Sure dones GeoffB!!

Many thanks.

Will look into that. Let me know how you go as you go along with wiring up.

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby DeRat » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:52 am

Hey Ben.. Looking great mate can't wait to see you get this on the track.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby brendon18 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:09 pm

keepthedirtflying wrote:Some updates, Front end Complete.

Some of the steering done. Just got to do the arms.

By the way, I have a pipe notcher for sale if anyone wants one! Brand new never used it.

Hi Ben do you still have the pipe notcher for sale
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:34 pm

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:34 pm

Guys. Small update!

I have received my CVs from pacific customs! :P

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:34 pm

Hi Guys.

Wheels on my buggy are up for sale due to upgrading.

Any questions feel free to email me on ben.roulston@abcopro.com.au

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:27 pm

Hey Guys.

Got the fuel tank and stuff fully connected up.

Tried to start it today, turns over, but wont start, no bad signals on the dash, all looks good, finally i checked the fuel lines, still dry, but they are new, just bought and just fitted, took the fuel lines off the fuel pump, the fuel feed one no fuel coming out, other outlet which is the fuel return tube, the fuel pours out that,

Wondering what it can be?

Blockage?

The fuel pump was working perfectly when i got it on the bike, as i bought a crashed bike and ran it before using the engine, which it did run fine and everything was in perfect working order.

My brother wonders if the fuel pump has seized up due to not being kept in fuel??

I would appreciate your help guys.

Thanks.

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby Simon1 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:27 pm

If your pump was seized, I would expect it would blow the fuse.

When you first flick the on switch, can you hear the pump prime up? Check it with a multimeter to see if the voltage is coming on when its meant to.

I think its more likely you have forgotten to connect something or made a mistake in the wiring (clutch/sidestand/tip switch all bridged properly?) , rather than the fuel pump being dodgy.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:33 pm

Thanks for joining in to help Simon,

I have not change the orignial wiring yet.

But when i unplug the fuel pump the dash cuts out only netural light stays on, nothing else. May not be the fuel pump or may just be a security thing with some honda bike engines?

Is that any further help?

I spoke to a guy today that does custom chopper motor bikes, he thinks the fuel pump may have seized up due to not being kept in petrol during the storage of approx 2 years. What do you think?

Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks.

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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby 19wilson67 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:26 pm

I know sweet FA about fuel pumps, and this is a theory based purely on my often strange logic. Is there a chance it is not blowing a fuse because the overflow is letting the backed up fuel and pressure out, therefor not tripping the circuit? just a thought i couldn't help but post :P
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby Simon1 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:39 pm

Why don't you briefly jump the pump with 12 Volt as a quick check. That will rule out if it is seized.
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby keepthedirtflying » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:43 pm

Sorry i am not an electrical tec.

Do you mean just jumper leads or? :?: :oops:
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Re: Ben's Piranha build.

Postby aceface » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:53 pm

Take power directly from battery to pump and s
if it work its got to be something else, loose wire, bad earth or the like.
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