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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,884
Posted By sakurama
Except boost would get higher in each gear! ...

Except boost would get higher in each gear! :eek1

Gregor
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
My boxer makes 72 at the rear and the Guzzi feels...

My boxer makes 72 at the rear and the Guzzi feels down on it by just a bit so I'm realistic. There's a point where it makes no sense on old bikes. For me that's the appeal of this era of bikes....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Yeah, I don't think it's perfect yet. I'm going...

Yeah, I don't think it's perfect yet. I'm going to finalize one side including the bracket for the megaphone so that it's completely locked down and then I'll do the same on the other hopefully...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Sometimes yes. BMW's of the era also did and it's...

Sometimes yes. BMW's of the era also did and it's my understanding (which will most likely be corrected) that they are almost entirely about sound and not performance. You'll notice there's never one...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Ha, no master that's for sure. I am certainly...

Ha, no master that's for sure. I am certainly trying hard though.

So something I've been curious about for ages was a dedicated tungsten sharpener. I watch them on ebay but they tend to be pretty...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Oh you bet. Let me check my calendar and... hmm,...

Oh you bet. Let me check my calendar and... hmm, it looks like I have time right after I finish the house and the other four bikes I have to build so... umm, maybe Thursday...
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
So I'm about to start work on a shoot that will...

So I'm about to start work on a shoot that will take some time so I wanted to try to squeeze some time in while the kids were playing nicely. I went to cut one of my tubes with the portable bandsaw...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Well I have no energy. That's a big part of it....

Well I have no energy. That's a big part of it. And I don't feel I get much done either. The GJ thread is nice as I get kudos there which helps maintain enthusiasm. At home I mostly get flak at how...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-17-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Al you're on the right track with stainless....

Al you're on the right track with stainless. About the only other tip I can offer is to back purge the pipes with argon if you're not and then to make use of the pulse. I found that about 1.5 pulses...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-14-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
I actually have a drawer full of misc Earl's...

I actually have a drawer full of misc Earl's fittings and hose but I'm not sure if I have the right stuff for the Guzzi. I don't think I'll address that until I do the frame mod and the engine comes...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-12-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Thanks for the compliments guys! I love the seat...

Thanks for the compliments guys! I love the seat and it's comfy too.



Right now I'm debating calling the tank shop for some of their alloy side panels or fitting a set from an 850 T3 for the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-10-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
So after a week in NYC and some work on my KTM...

So after a week in NYC and some work on my KTM and then the 4th and a week of friends my appointment to have the seat done by Beaverton Auto Upholstry (http://www.beavertonautoupholstery.com) came up...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
I've been trying to make it to the Washington...

I've been trying to make it to the Washington vintage meet for a few years now and it's always around the peak of Christmas rush for me - my clients are shooting their Christmas projects then so I'm...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-04-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Wow, that was a blast from the past. Thanks for...

Wow, that was a blast from the past. Thanks for posting that!

Gregor
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 352,338
Posted By sakurama
Nice solution Paul, that's exactly what the...

Nice solution Paul, that's exactly what the Keihin part does. Much nicer, straighter run with lighter action.

Gregor
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 352,338
Posted By sakurama
I can't remember why the Rottweiler filter...

I can't remember why the Rottweiler filter project was started or who asked for it. Chris thinks that's how the whole FCR stacks thing got started but I thought it was someone who wanted it for an...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-24-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 352,338
Posted By sakurama
I've tried to stress to Chris that most people...

I've tried to stress to Chris that most people are waiting for him to finalize the chokes before they pony up for a whole kit. He's not as convinced there's enough interest. In the end I'm bringing...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 352,338
Posted By sakurama
It's this Thursday night. I understand it's a VIP...

It's this Thursday night. I understand it's a VIP industry party but I asked if I could bring some friends and that's fine. So, Tim, I'll PM you the email to RSVP to and if anyone else is interested...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,184
Posted By sakurama
Not sure about the SE but this would probably...

Not sure about the SE but this would probably work. I just found the photos from Chris this morning in an email and didn't know he was even working on it. It's now on my bike awaiting dyno testing...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 352,338
Posted By sakurama
Chris might be an amazing machinist and...

Chris might be an amazing machinist and fabricator but he's not a great one at keeping people up to date on progress. We talked about it and while he knows it he can't say why that is. Probably why...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 3,241,216
Posted By sakurama
More on this please! And why in the world,...

More on this please!

And why in the world, at a time when ridership is declining, would anyone fault "hipsters" who are building bikes of any ilk? I've said it before but it bears repeating;...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
I'd not seen that sight. Lots of cool stuff. ...

I'd not seen that sight. Lots of cool stuff.

I found a set of rearsets that were crashed but only parts I didn't need were hurt so I'm going to use them eventually.



Right now I want to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-17-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Thanks Russ! Theoretically the mill is more...

Thanks Russ!

Theoretically the mill is more useful. I was once told a mill is the only machine that can make itself or something to that effect. Practically the lathe gets more use and is easier...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Yeah, what's up with that? I don't get some of...

Yeah, what's up with that? I don't get some of the colors and paint schemes they use on the fighters.

Anyway, it rained today so I had a limited amount I could do with my kitchen and in between I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Thanks Slim for the tip on these top clamps......

Thanks Slim for the tip on these top clamps... err, yokes. I got in contact with them right away and they were super helpful. Not only do they have the right clamp for my forks but when I mentioned...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
I agree Nick, it's not so difficult but I'm at my...

I agree Nick, it's not so difficult but I'm at my limit of time (and patience) for learning skills with the house project sucking my energy. This, unlike an exhaust or frame mod, is easy enough to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Those would be perfect. I've emailed them to see...

Those would be perfect. I've emailed them to see if they have a set to fit the Ohlins which I understand to be 1mm smaller at the top tube than the standard RSV. Nice find - thanks!!

While I was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
It was, as you might expect, a couple of loose...

It was, as you might expect, a couple of loose wires that came undone in the harness at the kill switch and one of the plug wires came loose from the coil. It's back and running strong again.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-02-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Thanks for the vote of confidence. Ken may be...

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Ken may be closer to the truth...


So one of the things that had been bugging me was the linked brakes. They just had to go.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
I am thinking about the chokes. I have two...

I am thinking about the chokes. I have two options right now that I'm going to explore. One is to go with a BMW left clutch perch and use it's controls and it's integrated choke lever. The other...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 352,338
Posted By sakurama
Correct me if I'm wrong but you have a rideable...

Correct me if I'm wrong but you have a rideable 990 if I'm not mistaken... :deal

Gregor
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 352,338
Posted By sakurama
This past year has been really busy with trying...

This past year has been really busy with trying to balance work with the work on the house and then family as well. If that wasn't enough I picked up an old Guzzi last year and finally rolled it into...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
House work has been frustrating but garage work...

House work has been frustrating but garage work has been rewarding.

The stock California wheel is identical to the Lemans wheel save for having the spokes edged with a band sander so they show...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,887
Posted By sakurama
It's sad when you have to Google your own idea to...

It's sad when you have to Google your own idea to remember it...

Gregor
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
The MSG-1 was such a stellar machine. The fact...

The MSG-1 was such a stellar machine. The fact that they never made a street version just tells me that someone was asleep at the wheel there in Mandello del Lario.

So I'm now trying to double my...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
That is about perfect I think save for the...

That is about perfect I think save for the stinkbug seat - something the Germans and English seem to like on their "fighters" but otherwise it's a damn close idea to what I'm planning. I like the red...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Yes, of course. Technically unsophisticated it...

Yes, of course. Technically unsophisticated it nonetheless is a stunning image that has become a true classic shot. It's a difficult thing to hit on the mix that yields a memorable classic. I've had...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Thanks for the link - I knew there must have been...

Thanks for the link - I knew there must have been a site out there. I'll study that this week as I prepare to make my fixture to machine the 18" wheel to size. I ordered the bearings for the new...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
Ah, you've stumbled onto my achilles heal....

Ah, you've stumbled onto my achilles heal. Inserts are like another language to me and I used to share shop space with an insert savant so I could rely on him to help me but now I'm in the wilderness...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 25,335
Posted By sakurama
That's cool. He sounds great and I might just do...

That's cool. He sounds great and I might just do that when the time comes.

Gregor
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