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Old 09-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #931
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>>Hey Chris is it possible to get the upper stanchions re anodised?

Yes, it is not a problem. The part shrinks a bit due to stripping the existing coating but it is usually less than .001 per surface. Black?

You too Gregor? The anodizer takes about a week for turnaround. Joe's are in fine condition. Yours are not.

>>Perhaps they could be chucked up in Peters big lathe and scotch brighted to a nice shiny finish that would give a good result.

By all means, drop on by and clean them up before I ship them out.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #932
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:50 PM   #933
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Thanks Matt.
For future refrence who did you call?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #934
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Thanks Matt.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:55 PM   #935
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Just saw Spannerland on Cafe Racer. Impressive shop and idea. It's going to be interesting to see the finished bike.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #936
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #937
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Yeah, me too. Supposedly Chris' CNC lathe crashed and he's been trying to reboot it and get it going again. I'm coming back for a few days job and hope to make it by the shop on Saturday to see what's up and squeak a bit to keep progress going. The chain run is all on the CNC mill right Chris? Eh? Hmm?

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #938
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #939
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Cough, cough, choke(s).....
Ooooohhhh! Autoerotic asphyxiation of the carburetors! Well, until Chris gets my bike back together we can't really run it. I got no wheels yet. He did order a whole slew of jets for testing the chokes of the FCR's. Once it's running that's the next step. We'll choke the spark right out of that bitch. So to speak.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #940
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We'll choke the spark right out of that bitch. So to speak.
Oh Gregor, you are so manly when talk dirty
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:01 PM   #941
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Ooooohhhh! Autoerotic asphyxiation of the carburetors! Well, until Chris gets my bike back together we can't really run it. I got no wheels yet. He did order a whole slew of jets for testing the chokes of the FCR's. Once it's running that's the next step. We'll choke the spark right out of that bitch. So to speak.
I am anxiously waiting for the FCR choke solution guys...money in hand. I want to run these on my 07 SM and understand they do not fit with the velocity stacks. Chris was going to look into a different slanted filter for the one side so the gas tank would not hit...that would be a bonus...love the look of those orange stacks...:)
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #942
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Yes, chokes are on the horizon. Once we have a running bike I'll leave my bike with Chris to work out the issues. We suspect it is related to float level and jet sizes so we're just going to have to spend time working through the options.

That said I texted Chris this week to let him know I was in town on a shoot and I'd be back again next week - a brutal schedule for me but one with a silver lining. Chris simply texted me back: "Bring your helmet next week"

Say what?

So I made a point of stopping by today as I drove from my shoot in PA to the airport in NYC. And here is what I found:





Mine and Tony's wheels are back from Woody's with a nice superlace to the Christini hub. The hub is slick and small and has the one way sprag clutch in it. I think it's a sprag - Chris can correct me if I'm wrong.



The chain line is in but adjustments will have to be made to some of the parts along the way that will conflict with the path of the housing. Chris has already worked that out but it's amazing the number of small things that have to reworked or changed for each change before it. It's exponential.



Chris machined a part to fit behind the rear cylinder that will serve as a base for the upper chain housing and the double sprocket axel that will receive the short chain run and send it on the long one to the gear box.



And here it is from above. A longer stud will replace the left rear cylinder head stud so that it can anchor there as well as below and the outboard end will have a bridge welded between the two frame tubes above the swingarm pivot.



Yes, the sprockets above were place holders. The real ones arrived while I was there - a bit more burly.



Chris hopes to test the bike next week without the chain enclosure to see what issues arise and what adjustments will need to be made before final machining. That's still pretty exciting. I'll try to borrow a goPro so we can get some video.




Finally the triples are mounted in place and shimmed out. They are a very burly and good looking set of parts. They make my faded pink upper tubes all the more sad. I need to fix that...

And that is it for now. Stay tuned.

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Old 09-28-2013, 01:28 PM   #943
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:24 AM   #944
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Gregor,

I'm working on a bicycle mount so I can ride down to Sisters for a MTB campout in late October. Seeing as you'll have your bike by then, maybe I should just make two?

So close. Can't wait to see it.
Hey Sean,

Don't count on me for October. Even if we get the AWD done there's still the choke and then the matter of getting it across country in what will be decidedly cold weather. Still, at some point this winter it will make the trip.

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Old 09-29-2013, 02:27 AM   #945
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A longer stud will replace the left rear cylinder head stud so that it can anchor there
Ow!?

Does that mean dropping the engine out and removing the rear pot to do that?

If so, what a pain!
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