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Old 01-31-2013, 01:42 AM   #106
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Nicely done

Love the exhaust.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #107
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I am with Joe.
I love the fit and welding on that exhaust. Looks great. It MIGHt, just maybe have a bit too much back pressure the way it is though...
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #108
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Backpressure

Yeah, the back pressure is an issue but the spark arresting qualities are great!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #109
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Great build Fritz.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:02 PM   #110
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Radiator mounts

Thanks Calvin.

Tonight I made the radiator mounts. These brackets (hoops?) will also hold other items like the horn, radiator overflow tank and some of the electrics plus brace the lower part of the fairing.



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Old 02-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #111
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Wow, just wow.... That is coming along beautifully. I think you may need to do my next bike.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #112
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Wow, just wow.... That is coming along beautifully. I think you may need to do my next bike.
Thanks, Scott. I hope to have it ridable by the first week of March. I'm still thinking of heading your way, maybe late May, June?? Don't know what the weathers like up there at that time of year.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:03 PM   #113
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:32 AM   #114
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Very nice design work, fab skills and welding. One comment, it looks the the head pipes are touching each other. This could be a problem. Everything moves when the engine is running and under load, the pipes could rub and wear, also could make pretty loud noises as the tubes vibrate against each other.

Is the pipe set up the same as your other build?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:59 AM   #115
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Very nice design work, fab skills and welding. One comment, it looks the the head pipes are touching each other. This could be a problem. Everything moves when the engine is running and under load, the pipes could rub and wear, also could make pretty loud noises as the tubes vibrate against each other.

Is the pipe set up the same as your other build?
Good point. They don't touch until the straight section along the left side of the engine. After I weld on the next section I can tack weld the straight sections together on the back side, that should keep anything from moving.

The pipe setup is a little different on this bike. On the first bike the left cylinder head pipe was the top pipe as seen from the left and the right cylinder was the bottom pipe. This arrangement interfered a lot with the left/front motor mount. On this bike I reversed it, left cylinder is bottom pipe, right is top. I also raised the frame side of that motor mount about an inch, and now there is no clearance issue. I can pull the exhaust without removing the motor mount.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #116
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Progress

Finally made some serious progress. Not quite two weeks ago Monday I got the frame back from the powder coater. He did a great job.





13 days later this is where I'm at. Progress...





Not quite done but ridable. Needs a skid plate, brake pedal (stole the pedal off the first bike just so I could ride it today, first ride ), radiator grill, etc.

A few under the hood pictures...















I weighed it before I put gas in it, 387lbs, about 25lbs more than the Gen1 bike. You don't notice it though, I'm guessing because it's a bit lower. I can flat foot this one in regular shoes, can't do that on the other one even with riding boots. The wind protection is better, but the suspension needs work. That's next on the list.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:45 PM   #117
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Very nice! Is that a Suzuki 450 fuel pump?
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #118
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Wow - such a clean setup. Lovin' all the updates - great work.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:33 AM   #119
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Very nice! Is that a Suzuki 450 fuel pump?
The housing is, but the pump inside it is from the Versys. I also used the Suzuki pressure regulator.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:47 AM   #120
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Hello Kawasaki, anyone home!

That is a great looking bike.

Good job again Fritz.
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