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Old 11-03-2013, 09:39 PM   #2146
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One thing I like to do when cutting a bolt is to thread a nut on beforehand. I then belt-sand the cut and remove the nut. Removing the nut helps straighten any non-perfect threads.

Do you have another technique?
nothing wrong with doing it your way, but i'm cutting the bolt on a bandsaw and the way that the table is set up, i can't get it squared up with the nut on it without blocking it both ways. only takes a minute to do it as i mentioned since the die is already out.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #2147
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I thank running that strut would make thangs awful interesting.Might wanna try it just once.

Good build.Those risers looks scary to me.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #2148
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I thank running that strut would make thangs awful interesting.Might wanna try it just once. ....
Running the strut MIGHT work for Harley hard-tail riders....
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #2149
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Good build.Those risers looks scary to me.
the whole thing looks scary. i'm 6'1" and it feels like you're looking directly at the bar end. i need to put a tape on it just for fun.

it will settle when i drop in that 130# chunk of concrete that's called a cop motor.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #2150
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Running the strut MIGHT work for Harley hard-tail riders....
Father Edward, if i rode it with that strut, plan on saying a prayer for me, i'd break something in less than a km.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #2151
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Install one them fancy spring loaded seats.They kinda remind me on something Wylie Coyote would get hurt on.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #2152
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Install one them fancy spring loaded seats.They kinda remind me on something Wylie Coyote would get hurt on.
you first, come back with a long term test report...and some photos.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #2153
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i still had the mold i made for my fiberglass beak thingy, naturally i had to pop another one out of there. fiberglass work is another thing i'm not good at, but i fumble along until i get a workable part. now i have to fix all the mold marks, trim it up, and prep for paint.

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #2154
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:03 PM   #2155
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i'll try to keep another Versys rider entertained...
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #2156
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i started cleaning up the rear wheel to get it ready to mount...

a guy gave me an Arashi rear rear rotor which is a Wave knockoff, thanks, but i wasn't sure it would fit the 3 spoke rear wheel i use, and the mounting points looked nothing like the OEM rear rotor. when i got it back to the shop, i checked the diameter, 220mm, ok, that part is good, but i still had to pull the other one off to check the bolt pattern. the fake Wave had the same pattern, and it's sorta like the front rotors fitting different wheels.

OEM left, Arashi right, i'll give it a try.

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Old 11-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #2157
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i started cleaning up the rear wheel to get it ready to mount...

a guy gave me an Arashi rear rear rotor which is a Wave knockoff, thanks, but i wasn't sure it would fit the 3 spoke rear wheel i use, and the mounting points looked nothing like the OEM rear rotor. when i got it back to the shop, i checked the diameter, 220mm, ok, that part is good, but i still had to pull the other one off to check the bolt pattern. the fake Wave had the same pattern, and it's sorta like the front rotors fitting different wheels.

OEM left, Arashi right, i'll give it a try.

Interesting.I have never seen a wave knock off quite like that.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #2158
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OEM left, Arashi right, i'll give it a try.

You're going to hang out with the cool kids now.

You've done fine keeping us non-Verseys riders entertained, I'm sure you'll do fine with ttpete.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:25 PM   #2159
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Interesting.I have never seen a wave knock off quite like that.
i've never seen a free Wave knockoff, very rare.
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You're going to hang out with the cool kids now.
yeah, that fast sport touring crowd.
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