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Old 12-24-2009, 06:15 AM   #16
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:01 PM   #17
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That looks really good.!!

Remember to check for interference between the tyre and the bottom of the seat at full suspension compression. Look at the underside of the standard seat pan and you'll see what I mean.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:54 PM   #18
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To lower the front end a bit and beef up the upper clamp, I considered a few choices: San Jose, ToasterTan, or a modified stock lower. After more research, the ToasterTan seemed like the best option for me. It allowed me to quickly install and put the tubes where I wanted. The San Jose option would've needed the shoulder machined out to allow the tubes to slide through (but a dynamite product for $120). As for the stock lower, I couldn't find one at the time and figured the ToasterTan item was saving me bunches-o-time as well. A beautiful piece and worth the $165.00. Excellent customer service!

I slid the tubes up an inch and pinched ‘em back down.



* I would like to find something other than the stock top nuts (with spanner wrench holes)...like an allen type head nut. (see pick above)

anyone have a source for this? thanks.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:35 PM   #19
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:44 PM   #20
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You are building one of the bikes on my list to build in time, Sooo envious, will be following your build!!

I love where you are going with yours...Let's rock on.........
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:22 AM   #21
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You are building one of the bikes on my list to build in time, Sooo envious, will be following your build!!

I love where you are going with yours...Let's rock on.........
Thanks man
You'll enjoy the recent article in Motorcycle Classic Magazine too. Check it out here. Would love to have engine work done like this '76 R75/6 has! And the 2.92:1 final drive gearing!! Yum.

Hey, Shmerel. Hope to see your cowl painted and installed soon!
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:10 AM   #22
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You'll enjoy the recent article in Motorcycle Classic Magazine too. Check it out here. Would love to have engine work done like this '76 R75/6 has! And the 2.92:1 final drive gearing!! Yum.

Hey, Shmerel. Hope to see your cowl painted and installed soon!

Thanks for the "referrall"..... that is a good article.

Your bike is going to be awesome! Congrats in advance...
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:23 AM   #23
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Going back through the seat stuff, I would concur with those that mention the bum-stop location.... I like my seat fine, but if I were to do it over again I would move the back of the seat rear-ward by probably four inches or so, just to give me more wiggle-room when I ride for a couple of hours.... All in all, it is quite fine, but.....

I guess that's the conundrum between a cafe and a highway-burner: looks vs comfort; form vs function...

For some other ideas on seat-forming, etc, see this thread as well.





I know, I know, shameless, aren't I......
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:47 AM   #24
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should've added a photo disclaimer for the tailpiece picture post:

actual seat and rear section measurements will be dialed-in when the project progresses. pics of tail (on bike) are to confirm size and shape of the aluminum tailpiece in proportion to the whole motorcycle.

appreciate the feedback. thanks for the concerns! wait til y'all see the seat pad for it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:18 PM   #25
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i like this thread, and your work. i feel overwhelmed by your undeserving credits. might i suggest you google kbasa's work here, really sweet.

take your time.
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should've added a photo disclaimer for the tailpiece picture post:

actual seat and rear section measurements will be dialed-in when the project progresses. pics of tail (on bike) are to confirm size and shape of the aluminum tailpiece in proportion to the whole motorcycle.

appreciate the feedback. thanks for the concerns! wait til y'all see the seat pad for it.
I sense good taste going on here......
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:57 PM   #27
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #28
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supplies!

Thanks all. Gonna try to keep this project rolling and ready for spring so we'll see how it'll turn out soon enough!

I ordered a few supplies recently:



1. E-batt (now defunct biz) - 300 amp, 30 oz. Lithium battery...hoping this works well
2. Bearings - for shifter arm (more on this later) - ordered at local bicycle shop
3. Free Agent knurled aluminum alloy freestyle bicycle pegs
4. K&N air filters - product # RC-1060 (referenced Shmerel's build thread)
5. Aluminum Flat Bar - 48" x 4" x 1/4" 6061 for shifter and brake arms
6. Heim Joint Rod Ends - (3/16" 10-32) - for shift linkage

I'll post more about adding rearsets next.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:26 PM   #29
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* I would like to find something other than the stock top nuts (with spanner wrench holes)...like an allen type head nut. (see pick above)

anyone have a source for this? thanks.
You should be able to use the later style top nuts that don't require the cap; they have a recessed bolt that plugs the hole in the bottom of the nut.

They were a stock item for the later models, but I can't precisely recollect which ones...
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:34 PM   #30
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You should be able to use the later style top nuts that don't require the cap; they have a recessed bolt that plugs the hole in the bottom of the nut.

They were a stock item for the later models, but I can't precisely recollect which ones...
Ah. This is good! I'll check into it. Thanks!
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