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Old 12-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #676
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Today was my last free day in NY until January and while I was hoping we might get the carbs finished Chris had pressing jobs to do so he couldn't devote the time. He says they should be done by the time I get back the first week of January. That should be cold enough to test them.

In other news our offer on a house was accepted and we'll close on the 14th of January provided everything goes well. It's been a long time waiting for my own garage and while I'm not looking forward to moving all this junk I am looking forward to having it all next door. It will be a real revelation to not have to commute an hour to change my oil or work on my bike. I sure will miss the dyno though. I was thinking it might be nice to find a group of people that would be willing to split one in Portland. They're not too crazy and split 5-6 ways it could work. Something to consider.

Anyway, I did manage to get a few hours at the shop to explore some cosmetic stuff. I wanted to start exploring the pinstripe idea a little so I found some red striping tape (no orange) and tried two different ideas. Not really sold on it yet.

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and the Left side:



I'm liking the left better but it's not quite there. I've also toyed with the idea of doing an orange topo map wavy line graphic as well. I'll think on it.

Also, just for fun and to piss off Gino I got my 41 FCR dyno chart overlayed on Gino's 990R. It's pretty amazing how solid the gain and pull is in the meat of the curve. It's about 8-9ft/lbs and the same in hp all through the middle. I'll take that!



I'm not sure how long Cometic will take to get us an answer on the gaskets but with the holidays it probably won't be too soon. If anything happens I'll update you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #677
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Fecking A Gregor. Merry Christmas to you and yours
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #678
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Such an inspiring project. Thanks for documenting it! Congrats on the PDX house too... Great news!
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #679
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Thanks Sean!

I won't have a Deckel party but I do think ill have my welding table Blanchard ground to become a fab table so that will be my excuse for a shop warming party. This spring probably. You will be invited of course and we will talk about your 990's (upcoming) custom titanium exhaust.

Thanks Happygolucky!

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:51 AM   #680
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Hey G - enjoy the moving. Its the one job that prevents me from changing locations...not that I really want too..

On the overlays I see the lines crossed over at @ 8700 rpm. Any idea as to why?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:14 AM   #681
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:13 AM   #682
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Congrats on the house (and shop) Gregor. Personally - not a fan of the pinstripe idea. I like the idea of the topo map lines - or, take a line drawing of a citi-scape or recognizable "adventure" horizon. Merry Christmas to you and yours out on the West Coast.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:52 AM   #683
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Pinstriping thoughts...

I'm loving the thread, not so much the pinstriping, but it is your call.

Idea: These bikes already have an "interesting" profile, and I'd try for something that pulls the whole thing together a little rather than segmenting it even more. What if you tried the topo map idea straight through the lower section where the c/f tank guards are located. Sort of a lower beltline area. I think it would "lengthen" the look of the bike rather than make it appear taller, and perhaps in charcoal with a little orange vs. all orange. Kind of a "ghosting" look.

Just a thought, sweet bike all day long!

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #684
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I agree with both of you guys - the pinstripes aren't really working... yet. Peter has a vinyl cutter so I might tap him to do some ideas and I'll try the topo idea the next time I'm back in a week or so. Not sure of what more there is to do as we wait on the gasket question so I'll see if we can finish the choke next week.

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #685
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Is it next week yet? Class starts Wednesday so I'm going to need something to read in class.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:55 AM   #686
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Are you ready for stage 2
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:27 AM   #687
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Stage 2??? I'm still coming to grips with stage 1...
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:53 AM   #688
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Stage two is going to blow your mind (what there is of it)
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #689
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My deposit for stage two went out today... I'm committed. May need to sell another bike to cover this but it will be worth it. Guess it comes right back down to the frame again...

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My deposit for stage two went out today... I'm committed. May need to sell another bike to cover this but it will be worth it. Guess it comes right back down to the frame again...

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Hmm...only reason to do that would be to get to the engine. Only reason to do something to the engine would be to bore and stroke it.

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