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Old 11-03-2011, 12:00 PM   #211
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #212
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Started wiring today. Heard Poolside in my head, "Solder, you will.".




Welded a bracket in for my ignition switch.




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Going pretty good, got the ignition box fully wired.




Put the back of the bike together and got the wiring started.




It only takes a couple of minutes for a quick put together to see where things are at.






Somehow I got the right side box about an inch closer to the bike than the other side...time allowing I'll fix it.




Had this waiting for me when I got home.




I did more than that, but I'm too tired to type about it.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:30 AM   #213
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I did more than that, but I'm too tired to type about it.
You mean after you got home? After the steak? Oh c'mon. Do tell... And pics...

PS: the bike looks great.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:46 AM   #214
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That is very cool. These are the little details that make a bike unique and you seems to have a never ending supply of them going on in this project...you suck.

I want to do some little things like that on the TY 250. Small little things that would make someone else go...WTF...did you see that...
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:40 PM   #215
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Thanks guys.


Put my diagrams up for easy viewing and now I won't keep misplacing them.




Plumbed the fuel lines.






Installed and wired the blinkers.






Getting really close. Got the alternator and starter hooked up today too.




Dear Santa, please bring me a heat gun I'm sick of this propane torch.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:11 PM   #216
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That looks great! Love the headlights and lack of beak!

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Looks great, I wonder how well they can take a hit?

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #217
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Looks great, I wonder how well they can take a hit?


Highway Dirt Bikes, man. They can take it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:55 AM   #218
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That looks great! Love the headlights and lack of beak!



Looks great, I wonder how well they can take a hit?

Jim


I really hate beak bikes, it had to go.

Assuming you mean the light itself, they're pretty tough and don't cost much if I break one.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:54 PM   #219
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are you gonna take it over some sweet jumps?
how much rear travel did you end up with? and seat height ?and belly clearance?
ohh and btw cool bike you have there sir
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #220
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Been following a long for a while...very inspirational stuff.

Very nice job so far, bud...and thanx for sharing it with all of us
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:09 PM   #221
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are you gonna take it over some sweet jumps?
how much rear travel did you end up with? and seat height ?and belly clearance?
ohh and btw cool bike you have there sir

No sweet jumps on this thing, lighter two-up dirt touring was the goal.

Rear travel is stock to far, might try to find the Adventure model rear shock at some point, it's 3/4" or so longer.

I've been dialing the slope out of the riders seat, so it's gotten taller..not sure of the final measurement, I can still flat foot it, 36" inseam.

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Been following a long for a while...very inspirational stuff.

Very nice job so far, bud...and thanx for sharing it with all of us
Thanks for chiming in every now and again!!


Nixels came over and helped me do some stuff today...I kind of barked orders...take that off and drill a hole right there, now take this for a pattern and drill holes...that sort of stuff, he bought me several hours by helping. Much appreciated!!

I'm about seven hours in today, another five to go. Wiring is tiring. This is the first scratch built harness I've ever made, not easy.

Pics later, came in for a break.

Oh yeah, Saint Nix-a-laus brought me a heat gun...gonna put the wife to work later.

Really close to done.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:17 PM   #222
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Good times.

I don't know that I helped all that much, but I didn't put you any further behind.

It was fun to contribute. Looking forward to seeing the video of you starting it up.

This time, get Mrs. larryboy to run the video camera when you start it up and ride off.



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Old 11-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #223
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Rear travel is stock, might try to find the Adventure model rear shock at some point, it's 3/4" or so longer.
With a longer shock, and more swingarm 'articulation', the driveshaft U-joints need to be aligned.

The Adv has a double-tooth on the driveshaft spline that aligns the U-joints. The regular model GS doesn't have the double-tooth on the splines, and the U-joints can be randomly aligned.


Looking good over there, Rob!



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Old 11-05-2011, 09:03 PM   #224
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Thanks guys, got your email Jim...thanks so much!!

I'm completely destroyed, wiring makes you think.

I've got turn signals including the dash indicators. Brake light is done, running lights work. Thumb the button and the starter turns the motor over. Wired in a charge indicator light like Poolside taught me and it lights up with "key" on.

I put the oil cooler screen on that Nixels modified for me, works perfect...thanks buddy.

I'll finish up the headlight and assorted wiring tomorrow, then she'll be running.

Various pics from today...





Thanks for doing those spacers, Nix. I ended up trying one on each side because I don't have any longer bolts...I slammed the seat in the middle as hard as I could hit it and it jumped right in the notch and latched.




Can't even see the swicth, I need to move the preload adjuster as it hit my ankle when standing.




Randomness:










I'm done for the day, exhausted...


Oh yeah, for the feller asking about seat height...no fuel, sitting level...35" when I get on it I can flat foot it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:34 PM   #225
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I really like the industrial air cleaner.

Definitely take a break from scratch-built electrical wiring when you get a little faded.



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