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Old 10-21-2011, 11:12 PM   #151
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Too bad about MotionSickness. I guess you moved too fast for them?


Their system seems to work ok, the part shipped today from Faultline in Hollister. Thank goodness, I was about to snap.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:14 AM   #152
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Their system seems to work ok, the part shipped today from Faultline in Hollister. Thank goodness, I was about to snap.
Now you don't have to throttle anybody.

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Old 10-24-2011, 06:23 AM   #153
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.49 springs went in, fab. That's what it's going to get, stiffer springs aren't made for these forks and they'll be fine. Unless you have found stiffer springs for XR650R forks?
Drop an email to Rich at sonicsprings.com if you want to discuss your options. They made me .65 spring when all the other vendors went to .52 max.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:27 AM   #154
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Thanks Fabrice!! I'll keep them in mind, but I'm out of cash and time to change right now...I still have a final drive to rebuild.


Ok, hooked up with Poolside on the phone and Jim walked me through how to time the new ignition. Once we figured out that I set the engine to my 60* mark on my timing wheel instead of 60* BTDC...I was only 30* off , things went smooth after that.

Jim is a very patient guy, I woulda hung up on me.


We used this:




I own a meter that is smarter than me, I use it at work to find key off battery drains with the amp setting and that's about it. Our most common problems come from the aftermarket equipment that our rigs are covered with. I have started using charge guards on every draw I find, the labor to actually fix things is murder on the customer...find the draw and seperate it with a charge guard.

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This is how I rigged things to set the new gap on the timing cup:




Jim was going to talk me through wiring up the neutral light for the Acewell, but I bumped negative into positive and fried the light in the dash.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:12 AM   #155
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Jim was going to talk me through wiring up the neutral light for the Acewell, but I bumped negative into positive and fried the light in the dash.
Yer just like Radioman - turning every negative into a positive.

Oh wait, this ain't quite the same is it.

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:18 AM   #156
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Yer just like Radioman - turning every negative into a positive.

Oh wait, this ain't quite the same is it.


Yes, I'm positive I screwed up the neutral light.


I was thinking that I had major warpage after final welding, but then realized that my last weld in section that I only tacked to check for clearance didn't actually have enough clearance...gonna take care of that and build the intake here in a minute.

My insurance guy is a pain sometimes, he expects me to have a fax machine, but then can't seem to answer emails...got a notice from the DMV that they're going to suspend my registration on the BMW if I don't get insurance.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:25 PM   #157
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This is a very interesting build you got going on here!
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #158
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Thanks, dog!!


I made up a new brake line since the ABS stuff is gone all I need it this short connector.






The missing part from Motion Pro actually made it here before the cables...whew.




I'm now building the intake out of a bunch of old exhaust tubing.




I try not to work at night after I get home, but I'm going to shorten and flare my oil lines later tonight.

I've got fly strips all over the garage and the flies seem to like them better than me...we have a chicken farmer a few doors down, gotta love renters, but it beats the freaks we've had before.


Oh yeah, got the coil mount welded in today too. I'll finish the intake before I settle on a battery mount.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #159
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Soooo stoked!!!






Like a kick to the groin.



Told them in type by email and loud and clear on the phone....90 degree fittings at the carbs...do those look like 90 degree fittings?




Now we get to try and figure this out...ordered on the 11th and 14 days later it's fricking wrong.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #160
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Oh man that sucks!! Reminds me when sprocket specialists shipped my custom sprocket with 3mm bolts holes 2 days before I had to leave on my maiden voyage.

Their reply was literally "take it to a machine shop and have them drill out the holes."

You'll get it fixed, just start hollerin'
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:41 PM   #161
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Best suggestion I can think of right now it to call SoCal speed shop and see if they know anyone locally that can make or modify a set of cables. Hot Rod guys need throttle cables all the time.

Or call Terry Cable in Hesperia. 1-800-854-4691
They made a throttle cable for my BMW once when I broke down near there. Took the guy 10 minutes and charged me $15.

http://www.terrycable.com/index.aspx
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:05 PM   #162
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Thanks for the support guys, we're not into total tragedy country yet. I burned a morning getting things ironed out with Motion Pro, but we're on track to get the cables fixed and back to me this week. The nice thing is that they are local...if they screw up again I can go throw a brick through their showroom window.

Preston was pretty upset because he made a nice technical drawing off of my sketch and the tech just decided to not do the 90's.


I'm still very happy with where I'm at on the project:

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #163
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Throttle cables got back to Motion Pro yesterday before noon. I'd really like to go bonkers and scream at them, but the fate of my project is in thier hands, so I'm playing it cool...oh, 2-3 days? Oh, ok...that's fine, it's not like I'M THE MUTHERFAWKING CUSTOMER YOU LITTLE TWIT!!!! No I didn't say that, but I wanted to.

Just ordered the final drive parts from BMW locally, used the online form so I don't scream at anybody.

I swear the whole world has gone to hell, it's no wonder the economy is in the crapper.


Just a few more things to do and I'll be into final assembly.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:16 PM   #164
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I swear the whole world has gone to hell, it's no wonder the economy is in the crapper.

Just a few more things to do and I'll be into a straight jacket.
FIX'T







You're showing amazing restraint.

It's all about the ride...

And the stories.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:50 PM   #165
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You're showing amazing restraint.



SERENITY NOW!!!!



Got the oil lines dialed in this morning, no kinks.






Hafta come up with a bung for the crankcase breather tube, weld that in and finish a couple parts of the intake, weld a couple of support tabs for the intake, then battery tray. Fab will be done by noon tomorrow.

Gonna try to go straight to bed when I get home tonight and up early, gotta crank this thing out.
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