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Old 12-01-2013, 11:26 PM   #1171
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Holy hell! I gave the index at the beginning of this thread a quick glance and thought I'd spend 10-15 minutes here. A few pages later, a cast of characters emerged and 10 hrs later I had consumed the entire 78 pages.

Gregor and crew thanks for the laughs. There's quite the collection of quips, one liners and wisecracking to entertain. Not to mention the passion and love for this two wheeled addiction and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talents and curiosity because thats what makes for epic projects coming to life.

I was luck enough to meet Craig and his mean green "Be all it can be" machine last year. I was really impressed by both! You guys have taken this another step. Great stuff! Hope to sample one of these great pieces of art again soon!

Has the "left coast" been added to that rolling piece of passion yet?

"Put a bird on it!" err two. Cheers.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:08 AM   #1172
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>>More than just weather! If the bike was inside all night, then weather doesn't matter so much.

It's been outside for a few days and starts up pretty easily in the morning with no choke.
:cough.....
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:32 PM   #1173
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Best. Thread. Ever!
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:26 PM   #1174
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choke vs primer

Ok great thread the fabricator in me wont sleep for a month now.
But on the starting topic....What about using a primer from a Ski-doo snowmobile instead of a choke? Yes the carbs have a pump that you can use prior to starting the engine but... If you have an ability to push the primer in slowly after the bike fires up it can inject a small ratio of fuel into the sytem without changing slide position. Its worked on all our stock and highly modified race sleds for years regardless of how cold it gets. The part is like $15 and finding a place to inject into the side of the carb or flange probably isnt that hard to do. I dont have carbs yet so I cant comment fully. Just a low buck idea.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:30 PM   #1175
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Thanks guys!

Good news for those waiting on Chris to finish the chokes: I am too busy and broke with trying desperately to get into our house (so very close but like this bike it's epically beyond original scope) that I won't be shipping it out to Portland for the One Motorcycle Show but my Boxer will be in it. Realistically I have no time to ride right now and my garage is full of carpentry stuff as I continue to build out the house.

Spring sometime is more likely. Chris, how's those chokes coming?

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:40 PM   #1176
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...but my Boxer will be in it.
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Cool, you showing for dinner?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938666
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:56 PM   #1177
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Am now. Gotta get my Guzzi going...

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Old 01-19-2014, 11:07 AM   #1178
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Thanks guys!

Good news for those waiting on Chris to finish the chokes: I am too busy and broke with trying desperately to get into our house (so very close but like this bike it's epically beyond original scope) that I won't be shipping it out to Portland for the One Motorcycle Show but my Boxer will be in it. Realistically I have no time to ride right now and my garage is full of carpentry stuff as I continue to build out the house.

Spring sometime is more likely. Chris, how's those chokes coming?

Gregor
I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Full Monty with chokes. I have high hopes that it happens before spring. I understand it's quite a challenge, so I won't be too upset if it can't happen :)
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #1179
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???

Quote - Choke is available but not standard, please inquire.

Looking on the Constantino website the above dot point is included - but the drop down doesnt allow selection.

Where are we with this?
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:58 AM   #1180
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I see the info on the site too... anxious to hear something on this!

cough...cough...cough
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:34 PM   #1181
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Well that's cost me the best part of 3 evenings. But I read the entire thing and love it
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:17 AM   #1182
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Bravo, Bellissima, Molto Buono....Sehr Gut, Ausgezeichnet!

Encore, Encore....wait a minute, maybe not.....ah WTF...ENCORE!!

Chris and Gregor you're inspiring!
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:24 PM   #1183
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So it's been forever since this thread saw an update. Sorry. Chris has been busy and I've been frenetic with trying to finally move into our house - which finally happened. With so little time to pester Chris I decided to outsource my pestering to India where I could have someone call and bother Chris for just pennies a minute. Turns out that is not a job that can be outsourced. It requires "boots on the ground" and possibly the ass.

So where's the bike at? I didn't know myself until this afternoon. Hoping it was together and we could work on chokes (thinking of you Pete!) I discovered it was mostly apart for the machining of the last parts. Drat. Since Chris was going to be doing CNC work I made myself busy with menial tasks.





This main harness bundle was interfering with the steering lock so it had to be moved.



Chris says the bike should be finished next week. I'm a bit surprised but he says that tomorrow he's running the last CNC parts and then they go to the powdercoater on Monday. If Chris looks different he had to grow out his hair for his roll an extra in "Anchorman II".



The next thing was that the new chain run, being enclosed in a nifty aluminum billet run, would interfere with one of the frame tubes so Chris cut it enough to make room.



Here's the cut out tube:



Chris mentioned using paper to make a template and I finally discovered a use for greasy, dirty hands; I just held the paper against the open tube and rubbed my filthy fingers along the edge thereby making a perfect "rubbing" of the opening.



Cut it out and transfer the shape to some scrap steel.



Use the sheet metal tools to nip away the steel and then grind it to shape.



Then look for something handy to help bend the piece to shape.



And there you go.



I plan to head out to the shop tomorrow and do a bit more work with Chris and see where we get to. Next week eh? I guess next trip will be all about the carbs.

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Old 03-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #1184
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:00 PM   #1185
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So if your house is done and the bike is almost done, what are you going to do next to occupy the abundance of free time you'll have on your hands?

It's been said that folks in my neck of the woods will disassemble perfectly good cars and leave them in the yard to rust. I don't recommend that, however, unless you have a handful of hounds under the front porch. It's all about appearances, you know.
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