Author Topic: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod  (Read 963 times)

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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2022, 11:23:33 AM »

        There is only approx. 1/4" to play with without making a longer rod . the opposite end terminates in a ball/socket arraingment.

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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2022, 07:44:58 PM »
The knob is on the inside ! poor design. see short vid. I cant film for sh1t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ6CU4NkVdQ
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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2022, 01:49:51 AM »
The knob is on the inside ! poor design. see short vid. I cant film for sh1t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ6CU4NkVdQ

Disagree on the first point and agree on the second.

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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2022, 05:55:33 PM »
If it was such a good design, then why did they change it for the V11?

My guess is that the fingers on plastic star wheel have fatigued after 25 years.  Turning it to synch the throttle bodies was the last straw, as the fingers no longer snap into place. A star wheel on the outside ( as found on the V11 ) at least keeps the linkage from falling out of its housing.

I'm not in love with using safety wire on this kind of application, but it's working for now.
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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2022, 05:55:33 PM »

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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2022, 08:14:39 PM »
If it was such a good design, then why did they change it for the V11?

My guess is that the fingers on plastic star wheel have fatigued after 25 years.  Turning it to synch the throttle bodies was the last straw, as the fingers no longer snap into place. A star wheel on the outside ( as found on the V11 ) at least keeps the linkage from falling out of its housing.

I'm not in love with using safety wire on this kind of application, but it's working for now.

The "design" hasn't changed. Same knob just on the inside for one and the outside for another. My V11 Sport and Daytona engines both have the same knob and pivot receiver assy and you could orientate either however you like. The Sports rod is a bit longer that's all. I mean how often do you need to mess with this knob. It's a very course adjustment when syncing the T/B's I can usually get the balance right with the air screws myself.

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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2022, 09:38:26 PM »
We had to make adjustments after the camshaft swap. It was turned to sync the throttle bodies, and yes it was a one time deal. Unfortunately the fingers refuse to snap back in place and the adjustment wheel fell out after a hard test ride, and wont snap back in to place.
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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2022, 10:38:19 PM »
We had to make adjustments after the camshaft swap. It was turned to sync the throttle bodies, and yes it was a one time deal. Unfortunately the fingers refuse to snap back in place and the adjustment wheel fell out after a hard test ride, and wont snap back in to place.

Everything ages and I wouldn't want to remove the plastic knob and try and refit it now. I checked the 2 different t/b's fitted to my engines, the V11 Sport top feed injector set and the Daytona/Centauro set and even the throttle linkage rod is the same length. All you need to do is remove the knob and pivot assy from the l/h t/b and turn it 180 deg and thread it back onto the rod. You can simply install the plastic thumb wheel on either side however on the V11 if you want to run it inboard like the Daytona/Centuaro you would probably need to thread the rod an extra 8mm or so.

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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2022, 11:17:03 PM »
That's great info.
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Re: Centauro/Daytona/1100 Sporti Throttle body sync rod
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2022, 08:58:06 PM »
Saftey wire is still my friend.
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