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Old 01-28-2017, 11:09 PM   #2041
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fastguy,

Message them, they are good people and used to do low mounts .

Maybe they can knock you up a pair.

I have purchased a few items from them.

They are easy to deal with.

Cheers From Down Under.
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:36 PM   #2042
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Thanks Kenmoore!

I was hoping for something to do low mount cans with.... oh well...
I consider pair of low mounts too, will write them if they are able to make it on order.
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:07 PM   #2043
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fastguy,

Message them, they are good people and used to do low mounts .

Maybe they can knock you up a pair.

I have purchased a few items from them.

They are easy to deal with.

Cheers From Down Under.
Thanks Ken, these guys are really classy. New batch of low mounts will be ready in march
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:09 PM   #2044
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sooo cool! I can't wait!
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:15 PM   #2045
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That's great news.

They really are a quality product and well worth the $

I wish they did more for our bikes.

Would like to see some pics when you get them fitted.

Cheers From Down Under
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Finally got it right. I broke down and braved the cold long enough not really today but a few days ago. I got the oil done. clutch fluid bled and flushed. Chain lubed. Tire aired up. And I finally Balanced up the carbs. I used a piece of breakaway chain to redneck measure it. The ball was too small so it would bounce around at idle was hard to get a reading but it kept sticking to the front. The front carb was wayyy out from the back. Put my idle back to where it should be. Too bad because she would start no choke in negative weather now I need the choke lol. ( Its a joke.)
But it was so out that I really didnt need to choke it..
I also went online and got my vinyl ester. I have four sheets of cf twill. Besides all that I am stranded as I cant find a welder or supplier of aluminum pipe.
Did take her out for a romp. Its been out so long I have not had the nut to give her hell in first or second. Plus all the ice. But third pulls like a bear again.
Oh not really the hawk but I finally got good boots along with a splitable shoei helmet. I dunno if you guys know but I was riding in running shoes....
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:52 AM   #2047
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I've been working on the cockpit details almost done!
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Old 02-11-2017, 01:29 PM   #2048
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Very neat and tidy.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:58 PM   #2049
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Did my steering head bearings today. Wasn't that hard, how you guys torque that nut? I think the bearing were never greased it their life everything fell apart When I dropped the tree.
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:05 PM   #2050
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you need a steering stem socket and a adjustable pin spanner
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:14 PM   #2051
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you need a steering stem socket and a adjustable pin spanner
is this procedure in the manual? I don't get what the pin spanner is for.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:24 PM   #2052
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The spanner is used to adjust the bearings.

When I did mine I fitted tapered bearings and adjusted them after about 300 Klms to get them right as they were a bit loose after riding a couple of times.

No problems since.

Also be aware that you best adjust the bearings with the wheel off the ground and you are aiming for no movement when you grab the forks and that the bars fall easily to the right and left.

The tapered bearings made a huge difference to my bike.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:30 AM   #2053
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I've been working on the cockpit details almost done!
What make are the bars? How does the angle off horizontal feel? Is it more than second gen stock bars? Inquiring minds want to know.
BTW the detail on your build is inspiring.
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The spanner is used to adjust the bearings.

When I did mine I fitted tapered bearings and adjusted them after about 300 Klms to get them right as they were a bit loose after riding a couple of times.

No problems since.

Also be aware that you best adjust the bearings with the wheel off the ground and you are aiming for no movement when you grab the forks and that the bars fall easily to the right and left.

The tapered bearings made a huge difference to my bike.
yes I was doing it with a hammer and a drift front lifted up.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:17 AM   #2055
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Some dim bulb re-wired the headlight incorrectly, manifest as current going through the high beam circuit all the time, so I re-wired it correctly and replaced a couple of tiny bulbs in the instrument cluster. This bike is well sorted and running great! I bought the wife a nice leather jacket and myself a new Shoei GT Air and went for a long ride. So needed that.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:02 PM   #2056
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That's great news.

They really are a quality product and well worth the $

I wish they did more for our bikes.

Would like to see some pics when you get them fitted.

Cheers From Down Under

delivered quite fast. Hope it will fit with your nice angle of pipes :-) I am sure there will be nice weight saving too.


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Old 02-16-2017, 03:01 AM   #2057
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Thems the ones.

Can you do me a favour and measure how long they are ?

Just curious !

Post some pics when fitted .

How
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:33 AM   #2058
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yes I was doing it with a hammer and a drift front lifted up.
I didn't use a special tool either, not 100% necessary. The book says:

STEERING BEARING PRELOAD
Remove the front fairing (page 2-3).
Support the motorcycle securely using safety
stands or a hoist and raise the front wheel off the
ground.
Position the steering stem to the straight ahead position.
Hook a spring scale to the fork tube between the
fork top and bottom bridges.
Make sure that there is no cable, wire harness or
hose interference.
Pull the spring scale keeping it right angle to the
steering stem.
Read the scale at the point where the steering stem
just starts to move.
STEERING BEARING PRELOAD:
1.0-1.6 kgf(2.2-3.5Ibf)
If the readings do not fall within the limits, readjust
the steering bearing adjustment.


Follow up with a recheck after some hours ride time.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:44 AM   #2059
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Remote mount vacuum lines for carb balance are sorted out!
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:29 AM   #2060
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Remote mount vacuum lines for carb balance are sorted out!
Welded into the stay. Nice
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:55 AM   #2061
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Fastguy,

That's a great solution .

Your attention to detail is to be admired. At the moment my remotes just lie in the V between the cylinders, but not for long after seeing this.
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Fastguy,

That's a great solution .

Your attention to detail is to be admired. At the moment my remotes just lie in the V between the cylinders, but not for long after seeing this.
So just a couple of notes: I used 3/16" thinwall aluminum hobby tubing for the two thru tubes. They are soldered (with Eastwood Co. Aluminum Solder) into two 3/16" holes drilled through the lower fairing stay. Be warned you must have the frame side bolt/fastener inserted into the fairing support bracket BEFORE you solder the tubes in, no clearance afterwards... Don't ask me how I know...

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Old 02-19-2017, 04:12 PM   #2063
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Amber LEDs light up the radiators to make them cool looking side markers:

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Old 02-19-2017, 07:17 PM   #2064
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Interesting look with the rads but where did you put the lights? Will they survive the hellish temps that happen in there? The fan can barely survive in there.
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Not today.

but As you all know I got the bike sorted but got told I dont have a liscence here. that dont stop me from riding in town and on the trails. But I also am using it as time to get the new ti pipes and carbon tank sorted.

I got the shape molded but I have to clean up the part. Shes dry on one side. I wasnt liberal enough with the roller. Next time brush all the way.

I am looking for suggestions on molding the bottom of the tank. I plan on vaccum bagging it but I need another sheet as all I have is long strips from the top shell. Please post in my thread any ideas. I am thinking of building the airbox top into the tank and shaping it into an air ram with the litte splitter bar molded in.

I was also thinking about building cf float bowls out of fiber and vinylester because its gonna go bad if I dont use it up. < Please say no. I have a feeling its a bad idea. All I can think of is a fire ball.

Also just drove 20 hours to get the wife an a6 04 wuth the 3.2. half way home I herd the chain on startup at a rest stop.... I knew the tensioner was going to go because the oil looks like it hasnt been changed in forever... I took it home and dumped some cheap oil in.... Its blacker than a coalminers lung already. Just from fill up... I dunno but it could be because I had to reuse the oil filter. I did wash it with kero and a new ones on the way. I think mes gonna change oil again this month but with some good stuff.
btw the audi dealer needed the vin to find the filter.... all a6 3.2 engines use the same filter. I know I was an audi mechanic...

Vtr runs great!
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Threw the battery in and woke her up from hibernation! next few days are supposed to be really nice here in wisco!
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Interesting look with the rads but where did you put the lights? Will they survive the hellish temps that happen in there? The fan can barely survive in there.
They're just inside the lower lip of the opening, and they may or may not survive very long. I'm an experimenter!
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They're just inside the lower lip of the opening, and they may or may not survive very long. I'm an experimenter!
I have an amber LED in the third eye and after it's been on for a short while it gets dimmer. I'm assuming that it's over heating.
Yeah, run it till it breaks, that's my moto.
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I think they'll hold up fine. Until they don't.

In other news, Imma sort out the suspension now. May be like this for a bit:

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added stainless brake lines all around. I'm surprised the differeance
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