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Old 02-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #346
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Talking Runner!

She's a RUNNER now!

And the crowd went WILD ...

Rode PROJECT-S for the first time since April 2011 when I brought her home as an RT.

I have not been this afraid to ride a motorcycle since I was 9 or 10 and took that first ride on a Vespa scooter on the farm in Oregon.

Brakes!? WHAT brakes!? Finally managed to get the rear bled, but the pedal travel seems excessive to me. While this may be considered "normal" it's not very inspiring.

Front brakes got better and better the more I used them. I suspect they will need to get bedded before they are up to full working strength.

Put 4.5 miles on the odo with a run to the gas station for some California 91 octane junk gas.

Pin stripes line up perfectly

Putting her away for the day, will install the S fairing tomorrow.




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Old 02-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #347
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Tink it looks great I'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #348
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Beautiful bike. Nice job! On the rear brake travel, you might put a block under the centerstand, weigh down the front wheel so that you can spin the rear wheel, then adjust the butterfly nut on the rear brake rod inward enough turns to have the brake start to drag, then back the nut off a few turns. Freeplay at the peddle should be significantly reduced.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:52 PM   #349
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Lookin great tink. Can't wait to see it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:26 PM   #350
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A "brake" in my travels ;-)

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Beautiful bike. Nice job! On the rear brake travel, you might put a block under the centerstand, weigh down the front wheel so that you can spin the rear wheel, then adjust the butterfly nut on the rear brake rod inward enough turns to have the brake start to drag, then back the nut off a few turns. Freeplay at the peddle should be significantly reduced.
I wish it were that easy... it's a disk brake.

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #351
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:35 PM   #352
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Are ya putting the Luggage/Pannier rack back on it?
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #353
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I've been following your build all along, CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!

That is one classy well built bike.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:16 AM   #354
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Are ya putting the Luggage/Pannier rack back on it?
I my put the bags back on later, but for now not.

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:58 AM   #355
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...well worth the effort....nice build.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:13 AM   #356
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Not quite caught up here but thought this may help. Those undertank master cylinders are a pain and ATE brakes need everything working right to be adequate. Initial bleeding is one issue, air tends to get hung up in the brake switch, so I loosen the clamp to the frame and put a wood wedge under the front of the assembly to help get the air out of switch. I often let it sit over night with a rubber band or something around the brake lever to get it going.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #357
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Finished!

Phase-I of PROJECT-S is finished.





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Old 02-24-2013, 02:53 PM   #358
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:02 PM   #359
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what a beaut!

hope to clap eyes on that one at a meet sometime soon

excellent work
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #360
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looks great!! hows she ride?
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