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Old 07-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #46
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #47
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You building a whole ‘nother bike or just a new race engine?
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #48
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Another bike...a 500, styled to look around 1972. The R100 motor is for if get around to making a super dooper 1000,
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:07 AM   #49
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Been riding the R65 most days to work and got a new WOF today , thinking when the tyres are worn out putting some dual sports on...options look a bit limited as rear will only take a 18x 110....its got a 120 on it but you can see it rubs the swingarm...any suggestions?
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:37 AM   #50
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Been riding the R65 most days to work and got a new WOF today , thinking when the tyres are worn out putting some dual sports on...options look a bit limited as rear will only take a 18x 110....its got a 120 on it but you can see it rubs the swingarm...any suggestions?
Shinko 705?
It's a 120. I can measure my one if you want...
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:58 AM   #51
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Don't trim down the tyre to fit, that's bloody dangerous - grind a notch in the swingarm for clearance.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:04 AM   #52
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The K760 on the R80 used to rub, since it's stopped rubbing now, it must have made its own notch
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:27 AM   #53
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Saw these on TM ...turned out to R65 so I bid and won....$36.00
Hope they fit so I can take the Norton ones off for the 500.
I luv auctions that finish during the day...works for us desk jockys
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:29 AM   #54
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I saw those. good score. You're good at buying exhausts.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:35 AM   #55
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I saw those. good score. You're good at buying exhausts.
Yes....its exhausting work.....
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:13 AM   #56
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Yes....its exhausting work.....
You're getting exhausted.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #57
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You're getting exhausted.
I'm guessing it won't sound as nearly as powerful as the Norton pea shooters but it might cure the oil leak..
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #58
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Took the R65 out for my second out of town ride on my favourite Norf Waikato twisting roads round the back of Huntly.
My mate on his Ducati Sports 1000 bored out to 1100 with fancy Ohlins came too.
I struggled to keep him in view.......on the mirrors but he caught up on the straight bits of which there are bugger all

He asked if I would like to have a ride....why not I used to have a rubber bandy 900SS.....
To start it you turn the key...wait for an orange light and press the starter....then it groans into life.....
" be careful it wheelies in 1 and 2 ...probably 3 and 4 as well"
So I was careful.... and it did not really like doing 100 kmph much....bit happier doing 110....... over took a car and it was whooooooo.... far to much power for me.
he R65 pulls quite happily up to and past red line, I had earplugs so it was all good. $1100 ....who cares if it blows up.....probably get that back on TM.
What I find with big tyred sports bikes ( I have only ridden two and they were Ducatis) is that its a lot more effort to get them to turn in....
I found the Ducati 1100 powerful, but the riding position is far to prone for an old bastard like me and it was oversprung, under damped and overgeared .
I suggested he take it to Mr Taylor as he did my SS shock and made it much less horrible .
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While we're talking about wheels etc. These are some things I've heard.
Narrower wheels are better for turning in quickly.
I guess smaller 17 inch are the same.
Why is turning into a corner faster better?
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #60
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While we're talking about wheels etc. These are some things I've heard.
Narrower wheels are better for turning in quickly.
I guess smaller 17 inch are the same.
Why is turning into a corner faster better?
Don't know but I got rid of the SS as I did not like the riding position and steering.....for some reason I'm happiest thrashing underpowered has beens than wanting more power, Ohlins, slipper clutches, traction control etc.
50 HP and skinny tyres for me.
Turning into a corner faster on the track means you can brake later, tip it in and keep your corner speed....important when you have 50 HP....on the road I don't even bother to move off the seat....its inviting twubble.
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