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Old 06-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #301
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Everything looks fantastic! I'm so glad you're getting this experience with all the cutting, fitting and welding. It's going to come in handy when I need help building a ti exhaust next year ;)
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #302
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Yeah, absolutely. Of course at some point we're going to have to build a titanium bicycle together so I can continue my learning curve.

Anything I can do to help with the moto just let me know. We'll have to do some rides now that he weather is nice, pedal first and 990 later when I finish and finally have her in Portland.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #303
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blooming good work mate, your welding is fantastic!

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #304
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Man your bike's looking well cool. I've been following your progress with a great deal of interest. I recently purchased a 950 and love it to bits( well hopefully not that much. I can see the work you're doing is a labour of love. I've had bikes for years and have done the basics though fairly useless at anything more. Your work is inspiring, as are many of the orange crushers. As a result I shall attempt to do all the work on mine.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:15 PM   #305
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Man your bike's looking well cool. I've been following your progress with a great deal of interest. I recently purchased a 950 and love it to bits( well hopefully not that much. I can see the work you're doing is a labour of love. I've had bikes for years and have done the basics though fairly useless at anything more. Your work is inspiring, as are many of the orange crushers. As a result I shall attempt to do all the work on mine.
Good luck and all the best.
Mike, I gotta say, it all comes in time. My first (real) bike was my BMW R90S and I remember being so nervous just to change the oil that I asked a friend to come over and help. Eventually I got more comfortable and kept taking on more maintenance until I could do all of it. Then I wanted to modify it and with friends help I did and it became a very cool and special bike but when we started the only tool they trusted me with was the grinder - and even then I was supervised. That was almost 15 years ago and only the last 4-5 years have I gotten as ambitious as I am.

Take your time, read the manuals, start small and get a friend to help. There's almost nothing better than working on a bike with a friend, drinking a beer (maybe after most of the work is done) and learning how it all works. Many of my friendships have started that way and our shop is simply an outgrowth of that philosophy - friends working on bikes together.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:29 AM   #306
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... took many years to acquire and many more to learn to use them and I'm still learning... This whole process ... is a learning experience but it's fun to learn - I never get tired of learning.
A couple edits and those words apply to the practice of motorcycling, and of life!

Bitchin' cool bike, Gregor.

I'm curious how it goes on the dyno, when I was dynoing 2-1s we found that smaller was counterintuitively better- where a broader range of smooth torque is the goal, anyway.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #307
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I'm curious how it goes on the dyno, when I was dynoing 2-1s we found that smaller was counterintuitively better- where a broader range of smooth torque is the goal, anyway.
Hey Ned! Yeah, for torque smaller is better and for hp bigger is better. Generally. Part of this build is the recognition of how I use the bike which is 70-80% road and on my 17/19 wheelset. My thought then is to push the bike's powerband a little to the top at a (hopefully) small sacrifice to the bottom.

If you look at Ducati's or say the RC8 you see really large diameter tubing - up to 2 plus inches so I split the difference at 1.75". It's also why I went with the 39 FCR's to keep the torque but I might chuck them up and bore them to 40mm to see what happens.

In the end, even the RC8 has plenty of torque but it biases to the top so I'm hoping I find a compromise that pushes it just a bit to the top and still has torque but I don't want a tractor. I want something different. We'll see right?

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #308
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My RC8 was dyno tuned with TuneECU and pulls like a pissed off tractor. At 7000 it falls on its face. If you can split the difference and get a bit more top without sacrificing the torque with your street wheels you'll have a fire breathing motard.

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #309
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Hi gregor, wasn't sure to post this but this thread seems appropriate...unles you mind? Its a new online web show I am starting called AntiFlannyTV

Episode One - Fancy Carbs

Special guest Ned Seusse joined us for episode one

Episode One - part one



Episode One - part two



Hi Flanny


Stay tuned for Episode Two - The Reliable Engine Leak
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #310
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #311
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Hi gregor, wasn't sure to post this but this thread seems appropriate...unles you mind? Its a new online web show I am starting called AntiFlannyTV

Episode One - Fancy Carbs

Special guest Ned Seusse joined us for episode one

Episode One - part one



Episode One - part two



Hi Flanny


Stay tuned for Episode Two - The Reliable Engine Leak
Hi Ted !

Sorry..I would have replied sooner, but I was busy making a long list of shit that fell off your bike this weekend....
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:17 PM   #312
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Well, I'm glad the bar has been set pretty low. It appears if I can get my bike to run for more than 30 seconds I'll win!

I have heard from a lot of people that the FCR's are a real pain in the colder weather since they lack a choke or enricher circuit. I suppose I'll find out but my boxer also has that same characteristic of needing to twist the grip more than a few times to let the pumps prime the engine but once running is usually fine.

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:01 AM   #313
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Not like this wasn't expected, Post #284

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:40 AM   #314
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:51 AM   #315
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What I'd like is for you to figure out how to get these carbs to function so start-ups in cold weather are no longer an issue.
I'm certain, having followed your builds over the last several years, if anyone can figure this out, its you.

And please do so quickly, as I want to add a set of FCRs to my SE before the cold weather sets in this Fall.

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