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Old 01-09-2014, 12:28 PM   #61
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Sheeewt, that buzz saw looks just like the one I have mounted on the bumper of my Brumby. I found the correct part numbers for an LC8 Blower, just have to decide if its the 5 burner or 6 burner:

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Old 01-11-2014, 04:53 PM   #62
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Dammit, they already make a blower setup for an LC8??? It looks a bit bulky though.....

So, it's been a big week with some real life drama's happening which is going to slow this down a bit, however I've ordered a brand spanking new AMR500 and pulleys from this guy http://www.kemotorsport.com/ and it should be here this week.
On top of that he's given me advice re: direction of rotation and I can build this going counter clockwise which will save a lot of extra fabrication.
On top of that Pezz has put me onto a bloke in Inverell who's keen to do the fab work i need for the actual drive and mounts. That won't be until end of March or so, which gives me a chance to get the drawings done etc. I'll then take the bike up to him so he can get a good look and get started.
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:25 AM   #63
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Well i've been off the grid for a bit, but during that time the new blower and pulleys have turned up



And i picked up a pair of Supermoto forks and shock off DRJoe, stll experimenting there but they look sexy eh?



Soooo I've done some rough setting up to see how it will look











Intake will be in the space between the engine and the blower which will be a simple duct moulded out of fiberglass with a K&N pod filter. It will expel forward into the ducting which will go straight up and dissapear under the tank and into the airbox.

In the meantime i've made up a dash and fitted the usual "streetfighter" twin headlights. At this point I have an electrical gremlin stopping the headlights and blinkers from working so will hit the manual in a tic and look at the wiring diagram.

Still, I'm getting there slowly. At this point I have it slated to go up to Inverall in April to start the fabrication work so I have time to get everything else right.

Oh and I'm short a left hand Brembo SM caliper, if anyone has one laying around.....

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Old 02-01-2014, 08:00 PM   #64
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Any motorcycle with a supercharger.....


Too friggin cool , in my book.

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Old 02-02-2014, 01:11 AM   #65
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so your not finished yet!

hurry up will you
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #66
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Settle down there big fella! The way things are going I reckon this will be ready for some serious fun by next summer, maybe around September.....say isn't that when the next Scrapheap ride is on?

I managed to exorcise the electrical dmons from the wiring before I had to head back to work for the week, I should have headlights and blinkers next weekend so may even be able to take it for a ride, minus one caliper. I'm wondering how effective one caliper will be as both Joe and Snowhawk mention that they have converted to one caliper. I suppose with the standard master cylinder the brake would lock though?

More food for thought
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:40 PM   #67
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If you use the MC from a dual disc bike to only operate one caliper, you need a lot of hand force as the working piston in a dual setup is larger than the piston in a single caliper system.
You'll have a hard lever but, it won't put enough force in the system to stop easily.
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Ah ha, thanks for that bk, in that case I'll just use the single as a test setup to go around the block until a caliper turns up on ebay. I think with this much grunt, twin brakes just may be a smart idea
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:36 PM   #69
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this is amazing. you guys are crazy in the best kind of way.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:47 PM   #70
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okay, now you REALLY have my attention.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:35 AM   #71
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I use a MC off the 2005 or 2006 450SMR with single 4pot radial mount caliper.
I believe it is a 16.4mm as opposed to the 18mm on the 990. Do I need to mount my RT caliper and give up the left so you got brakes to match your new power band?
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I use a MC off the 2005 or 2006 450SMR with single 4pot radial mount caliper.
I believe it is a 16.4mm as opposed to the 18mm on the 990. Do I need to mount my RT caliper and give up the left so you got brakes to match your new power band?
Ah yeah you mentioned that MC i forgot. What are your thoughts on the braking ability of the bike with just the one caliper? I've seen guys do it to their 950/990 adventures and they reckon its ok. When building my Ducati dirt bike I fitted a single caliper and 320mm Motard disc to it and that seemed okay. Mind you those are dirt orientated and this little beast is focussed mainly on the road.

I dunno about that offer of the caliper on your bike though, I appreciate it, but hate the thought of someone pulling there gear apart. I'm wondering (i'd check myself but the bike is miles away) but couldn't a right hand caliper be used on the left side? The bleeder and hose inlet would be at opposite ends to the norm, but they'd still fit? Bearing in mind these are monobloc's versus the more common side mounting calipers.

Hmmmmm
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this is amazing. you guys are crazy in the best kind of way.
Well I can't recall the last time someone accused me of doing something sensible
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:15 PM   #74
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Ah yeah you mentioned that MC i forgot. What are your thoughts on the braking ability of the bike with just the one caliper? I've seen guys do it to their 950/990 adventures and they reckon its ok. When building my
I think it will be adequate only in case you use top of the shelf 320mm or 330mm components inc another suitable master.
Overall braking force will not be much different, but brake disc heat (and consequent brake force deterioration) will, so you have to choose wisely your parts. Maybe you could fit a single rim disc ala buell?
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:05 AM   #75
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The traction you have on the 17" front will make double discs much mo betta. I can lock my front on dry pavement with the 19", I dont think one disc can lock a 17".
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