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Old 03-14-2011, 12:57 PM   #121
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Does anyone have a pair of carb air tubes for a monolever? 85-87?
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:03 PM   #122
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Will the ones off of my parts bike work?
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #123
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Will the ones off of my parts bike work?
It might. You have the newer style airbox ... right? They might. I'll call you.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #124
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Hey Len, remember that guy Mike, the one with the KLR that was at Fred's on the Dobber's birthday? The infamous balancer chain snapped on his KLR. Luckily it happened 2 miles from my house. Anywho, his bike's here and he's coming over to turn some wrenches on it tomorrow. Ya oughta come over. There'll be beer!

oh yeah, my Dad rode the CL350 around the yard today. First time on a bike in 40 years
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:23 AM   #125
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Final drive shock mount...

I've had similar unsavoury thoughts about a monolever road bike... Which is why this pic caught my eye:


Apologies for the atrocious image, but I only had a cellphone with me when I spotted it in a book called BMW Racing Motorcycles: The Mastery of Speed

The caption reads something about a bike being prepped in the HPN workshop, but it's the paralever/road monolever style of lower shock mounting that's interesting. I wonder if that's paralever geometry - or close to it.

If anyone has a copy of the book, I'd love to see a better scan. Otherwise I think a library semi-local to me may have a copy.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:50 AM   #126
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Need more progress so I can come take pictures
Also, we need another garage day so I can tune my bike before I take it down to florida
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #127
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I have garage days every day. Mike's been over here almost every day for the last week tearing into his KLR. If you've got a day when you want to turn some wrenches there's a good chance I'm here working on the bug or something else. Both of Len's r65s are here. We should have his on the road next time he's here. I think he said he'll be free Thursday. I'll send ya a PM if he does, or you can just come over. I'm in Smyrna at the NW corner of Atlanta.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:20 PM   #128
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Maybe another garage day when my pipes/headers come in
I'm so mooching off ya'lls garages.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:02 PM   #129
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I'm not good with exhausts
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #130
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I'm not good with exhausts
should I be nervous after you stuck my collector in a vise???? Is that normal??? Somebody please tell me!!!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:00 AM   #131
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UPDATE:

Took the girl around the block. Got about halfway around before one of the carb pulls cam eout of the throttle body ... I'm going to have to fanagle that one.

But it was GOOD. Pick up was great. Smooth as silk. Pictures and video to follow.

A Question tho:
I really think I need to upgrade the rear shock. I would like something that works with the existing mounts, but would push the arm down an inch or so, and have a larger motion.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance ...
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:33 AM   #132
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What's your eye-to-eye measurement on the stock shock?
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:11 AM   #133
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What's your eye-to-eye measurement on the stock shock?
Looks to be just shy of 14". Maybe 13.75. I think the stock G/S is 360mm (14 1/4")?

So ... I'm thinkin' a stock G/S length or a 14 to 15"?
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:30 AM   #134
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I've still got my blown stock shock if you want to try and fit it up.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:16 AM   #135
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I've still got my blown stock shock if you want to try and fit it up.
That sounds promising ... Are you around today? I could zip on over there after work ...
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