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Old 06-08-2010, 06:24 AM   #91
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What a beaut...!

Guess you found some new nuts to go replace the fork top nuts? I've got a new triple top brace coming and am going to explore some options on that.

Also, what did you do with your breather tube? I think I will make a catch can when I lose the breather box.

I need to get to wrenching and sweating in my garage. I window unit may be in order...
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:44 AM   #92
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Cool bike. I really like the seat you made.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:45 PM   #93
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What a beaut...!

Guess you found some new nuts to go replace the fork top nuts? I've got a new triple top brace coming and am going to explore some options on that.

Also, what did you do with your breather tube? I think I will make a catch can when I lose the breather box.

I need to get to wrenching and sweating in my garage. I window unit may be in order...
Yep. Michael from Martindale Motorcycle Works helped me out. I sent an email for what I was looking to do and he confirmed that he had what I needed. Sent money via PayPal and 2 days later, the parts showed up! Dig that. I believe they were from a /7. Easy nuff.

I need to get something on the breather tube but haven't landed on a "fun" solution yet....
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:07 AM   #94
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Gotta kick this one......
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:49 AM   #95
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Gotta kick this one......
Yeah, it needs a kick. Good timing tho. I'm fouling out the right side plug every 50 miles or so now. The right cylinder has always smoked a bit since I've owned it so I know there are a few target areas that need to be addressed. I'm kind of hesitating on what to do next tho. It's getting closer to winter so I could do a tear down and freshen up the guts of this thing or try to single out the issue and get a few more miles of riding in this season.

One item I'd like to service is the crankcase breather and making a (somewhat) proper catch can. After googling I'm not sure where to start. Valve guide seals? Rings? Carb adjustment issues (gonna check my choke cables today)? Plug wires/connectors?...I'm open for suggestions

I'm also in the process of getting the tail piece finished and painted black.

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:12 AM   #96
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Hey where did you get the shorty mufflers?
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:33 AM   #97
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Hey where did you get the shorty mufflers?
Found mine on ebay for $60.00 at the time. Search Shorty Reverse Cone Muffler.

Here's a set.

The sound is nice. I left the packing in mine and it's still loud with a nice thump.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:57 AM   #98
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It's getting closer to winter so I could do a tear down and freshen up the guts of this thing or try to single out the issue and get a few more miles of riding in this season.
I vote tear down, just replace all the gaskets and seals and call it a day.

Otherwise,

dude this thing is badassss.......
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:16 PM   #99
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the bike looks cool but i think the stop light and number plate should be fitted on to the bottom of the seat as i think that would look better and do u need to put a metal plate on to the back of the top cover were the air filter used to be so nothing goes in to the starter
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:27 AM   #100
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the bike looks cool but i think the stop light and number plate should be fitted on to the bottom of the seat as i think that would look better and do u need to put a metal plate on to the back of the top cover were the air filter used to be so nothing goes in to the starter
I'm going to add a plate for the back end of the engine, yes.

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I vote tear down, just replace all the gaskets and seals and call it a day. dude this thing is badassss.......
Thanks man! I'm following your thread now
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:44 PM   #101
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Thanks man! I'm following your thread now

hahaha oh man, the pressure's on
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:23 PM   #102
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Yeah, I just read that one, head to toe... Nice job! Getting the vicarious kicks from the "if it ain't broke, tear it apart and find out why"..... yee hawww...
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #103
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tail piece painted!

Finally got to smooth out, prime and paint the tail piece over the Holiday weekend. Woo hoo!







Next up will be a little front fender trimming.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:43 PM   #104
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Very Nice!


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Old 11-28-2010, 08:53 PM   #105
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wow dude, that thing looks awesome
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