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Old 08-20-2012, 05:54 PM   #811
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If he's using an early VFR wheel (seriously? it bolts up?) then it's a 5" rim and a 180 is too wide for that rim so the tire would be squeezed to a very tall, round profile...
I think this key to making it work. I just had a quick look at my mono bike, armed with some VFR wheel dimensions. The tyre is probably not much wider than the rim mounted like this, helping with clearance.

The Honda PCD is 100mm, so too wide for the original hub face, so there should be a spacer/adapter in there, possibly integrated with a disc adapter.

Then, Id say theres some serious clearance work on that swingarm, backed up by the bracing you can see in the pic. There are obviously swingarm mods going on anyway - to get the shock mount where it is.

Id also bet that you could shave some material off the swingarm pivot point to get it hard up against the frame mount on the right hand side. By then I think youd be pretty close to having the wheels line up.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:10 AM   #812
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It's a really cool bike - I'd like to see it without the luggage. I don't know if I agree about the chicken strips though. If he's using an early VFR wheel (seriously? it bolts up?) then it's a 5" rim and a 180 is too wide for that rim so the tire would be squeezed to a very tall, round profile and the sides would be impossible to use before the valve covers hit. Not that it matters really - we're talking about an airhead.

I'm more curious how the wheels are in line without the swingarm or frame being modified. I think the best that I could get aligned was a 150. Nice bike either way and I love the high exhaust. Different.

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The frame is modified. The right side swingarm pivot point has been placed to the right to move the swingarm.
The swingarm is been modified by making a bit more space so the tire dosn't run against it.And made stronger with the bracing. The engine is mounted in a different angle and height in the frame to get inline with the driveshaft.
With the wheels he's using there is a lot more choice in modern tyres.........
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #813
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The frame is modified. The right side swingarm pivot point has been placed to the right to move the swingarm.
The swingarm is been modified by making a bit more space so the tire dosn't run against it.And made stronger with the bracing. The engine is mounted in a different angle and height in the frame to get inline with the driveshaft.
With the wheels he's using there is a lot more choice in modern tyres.........
Modern tires? I have been known to run too big of a tire for better grip but that was on the front. At least that reduces required lean angle versus increasing it. If I had gone to all the trouble to run a 180 while keeping the wheels in line and use forks up front that look like they have way less ride height then the stock setup, I would have raised the engine a LOT while I was doing all the rest. It would be a nice change to run an airhead hard with normal amounts of sag versus very little in order to keep the cylinders off the tarmac.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #814
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Modern tires? I have been known to run too big of a tire for better grip but that was on the front. At least that reduces required lean angle versus increasing it. If I had gone to all the trouble to run a 180 while keeping the wheels in line and use forks up front that look like they have way less ride height then the stock setup, I would have raised the engine a LOT while I was doing all the rest. It would be a nice change to run an airhead hard with normal amounts of sag versus very little in order to keep the cylinders off the tarmac.
If it would have been my bike I would have done things different as well.
But the picture was intended to show what people do to make a bike like THEY want it to be.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #815
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I thought the picture was intended to show that not all bikes are modified for looks? I didn't think that bike was a good example of that but to each their own.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:57 PM   #816
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I didn't think that bike was a good example of that ...
please post a pic of your good example.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:18 PM   #817
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Please give me a scanner, teach me how to use it, and then show me how to get the photos up on ADVR. I promise that would get some photos of my bikes and work here on ADVR. I did actually buy my very first camera a few years ago. Now if I would only use it a little. I do have some pictures of my cat and a '64 I think it was MV Agusta I was working on in the camera. I have never posted them anywhere.

Maybe one of these days I will get the gumption to post some with my digital camera. If I would ever actually use it to start with. I guess I am just not much of a photographer.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #818
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Please give me a scanner...
You don't need the scanner. Use the digital camera to take pics of the photos.
Your camera's macro setting will help in getting good results.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #819
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #820
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Taken from here http://thebikeshed.cc/2012/07/31/unt...ie-sneak-peek/
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:41 AM   #821
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Getting some Bar-end mirrors from the UK in a few weeks time. then it's complete..
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:48 AM   #822
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #823
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[QUOTE=Player B;19355307]Don't think I've added my current project to this post, so here it is. I don't have a huge budget for this one, so many of the mods include using parts from the original bike (For example, the cowl cover was made from part of the original seat unit)



Nice seat!
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #824
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So many great looking bikes! Beautiful work done by all.....
Here are some pictures of my "current(est)"...lol....project...(yeah, NOT an English major)..lmao
Anyway....
Picked her up for use as (another) daily rider, but can never leave things alone......."hmmmm....maybe I'll clean this part"....maybe a little polish....paint....HERE WE GO..........

Waiting on the valve covers from the powdercoater...then all back together soon....ITCHIN TO RIDE!





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Old 08-28-2012, 04:42 AM   #825
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Maybe this has been posted already but I think it deserves another look. Seen at AMA Vintage 2012 in the Cafe Racer tent.
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