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Old 01-26-2012, 01:24 AM   #616
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That bike is a credit to you- well done. It captures the real essence of cool.

Now a stupid question. Is it comfortable to ride?
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:24 AM   #617
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That thing is freakin amazing. Congrats- nice, nice job.^
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:10 AM   #618
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Thanks Fellas-

Not as comfortable as it was when I used to take it cross country, but it's not set up for that anymore- just quick blasts down country roads which it's quite comfortable for.

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Old 01-30-2012, 03:51 AM   #619
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Thanks Fellas-

Not as comfortable as it was when I used to take it cross country, but it's not set up for that anymore- just quick blasts down country roads which it's quite comfortable for.

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really sweet build. Can you tell us how you are liking the legibility of the new gauge compared to the stock dual cans?
I am considering this move myself as my speedo seems more off than the typical 5mph.

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:39 AM   #620
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It's really nice having an accurate gauge- mine was off by more than 10 after changing my rear drive. As long as you adjust the angle to be perpendicular to your line of vision it works great, and there is a little leeway there. recommended.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #621
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Here's my 75' R90/6...

I really need to get osme better shots of it one day.





My catch can solution. How do you guys get away with just a filter there and no way to catch oil? I ride it pretty hard and it spits oil when it gets hot.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:20 AM   #622
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Rka,

Looking good, I see a lot of similar parts as my cafe. I love the seat, that is the design I had in mind. I would appreciate a bigger pic so I can take it with me to the upholstery guy.

I bet it is hard to keep the engine clean with no rear fender at all. I gave in and installed one despite that desire to have an empty "triangle."

Mainly I am glad to see a bike other than alister's and the one with the huge fairing. They have beautiful bikes, but we need new blood.

I love it!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #623
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Rka,

Looking good, I see a lot of similar parts as my cafe. I love the seat, that is the design I had in mind. I would appreciate a bigger pic so I can take it with me to the upholstery guy.

I bet it is hard to keep the engine clean with no rear fender at all. I gave in and installed one despite that desire to have an empty "triangle."

Mainly I am glad to see a bike other than alister's and the one with the huge fairing. They have beautiful bikes, but we need new blood.

I love it!!
Thanks...

I'll see what I can do about a pic. I don't have to many closeups of the bike.

I have thought about a fender, but i liek the way it looks just bare. As you can tell it's more of a rider than a looker and I ride the shit out of it. Probably harder than I should. I like a little dirt on the bike as I've never understood how people keep there bikes so clean.

Here is another one I dug up.


and I couple more while it was still a work in progress.



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Old 01-30-2012, 02:04 PM   #624
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Here's my 75' R90/6...


My catch can solution. How do you guys get away with just a filter there and no way to catch oil? I ride it pretty hard and it spits oil when it gets hot.
Why not run the vent hose to the intakes on the carbs and burn that oil away? That's what the stock setup does...
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #625
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Why not run the vent hose to the intakes on the carbs and burn that oil away? That's what the stock setup does...
Would that still work using cones? It wouldn't be too much oil getting into the carb due to the shorter distance than the stock setup?
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #626
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Well, a cone setup should still have an extension tube 2-3 inches long between the carb and the filter. Feed the vent hose into that tube? Would need to split the vent hose and go to both carbs I guess.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:38 PM   #627
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Like I always warn, nine of of ten crankcase breather setups I see posted are a dangerous mess waiting to happen.

Why not run the crank case vent to the carbs like the stock setup? The main reasons are that the oil gunks up the carbs, carbons up the heads and pistons not to mention the intake valve, reduces power, and causes pinging. Most always on a different level from one cylinder to the next thusly exacerbating the issues. I go to great lengths in order to keep oil out of the combustion process. I'll be damned if I am going to turn around and dump it right back in!
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #628
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Like I always warn, nine of of ten crankcase breather setups I see posted are a dangerous mess waiting to happen.
Ok...makes sense.

So...what have folks done to manage vent oil when eliminating the stock airbox? I like the shiny can shown above...any other ideas out there?
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #629
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Eliminating the stock airbox? Minus the air pump crap, the crankcase vent crap, and the crap stock filter, I do run a stock airbox! I run mine out the back. That or a catch can are the only two ways that will work in the long haul. You have to be careful in both instances in order to not oil your bike and tire but it can be done! Catch cans have to breath too after all.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #630
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Eliminating the stock airbox? Minus the air pump crap, the crankcase vent crap, and the crap stock filter, I do run a stock airbox! I run mine out the back. That or a catch can are the only two ways that will work in the long haul. You have to be careful in both instances in order to not oil your bike and tire but it can be done! Catch cans have to breath too after all.
What does "out the back" entail? Do you mean running a hose down to the lower frame and have the oil mist just blow away?
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