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    Got to do some work on the carburetors of the new...

    Got to do some work on the carburetors of the new bike. Turns out the rubber boots between the carbs and the engine are pretty shot and will need replacing. Also the gaskets on the float bowls were...
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    Intent was never to teach anyone anything,...

    Intent was never to teach anyone anything, especially people on here. The intent was to receive feedback, so i can improve my own knowledge, should there be anything I've miss understood or...
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    Thanks for the history lesson boys. I didn't go...

    Thanks for the history lesson boys. I didn't go with an interceptor (F or R model) for 2 reasons. One I don't need all of that race bike performance (engine and chassis). I am building a bike for the...
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    I did it to get a little bit more responsiveness....

    I did it to get a little bit more responsiveness. And a better stance. YOu are right, if it works and you like the look, dont do it.
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    Lol there is no speakers in those spots its just...

    Lol there is no speakers in those spots its just covers. It certainly does the job, on the way home it was -2 C and snow flurries. It certainly kept me warm. If anyone wants it, its for sale. I have...
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    Alright so to bring things back on topic. I heard...

    Alright so to bring things back on topic. I heard you guys out, learned my lesson and got myself another bike to work on. I found a 1982 Honda V45 Sabre with only 16,800 km on it, in a well...
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    Ait cool, so i thought about it, what i'll do is...

    Ait cool, so i thought about it, what i'll do is spend the winter disassembling this sucker and learning how things work. So far I've learned quite a bit from you guys. So thank you for that. I'll...
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    The axle is not offset forward, it sits at the...

    The axle is not offset forward, it sits at the bottom of the fork. The 27.2 of rake is the measurement at the steering head. As i mentioned the trail both with the calculator online and with...
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    Yes the fork length is measured from the top of...

    Yes the fork length is measured from the top of the top yoke to the center of the front wheel axle. (aka. excluding the top 2"). I agree with all that you have pointed out about the forks...
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    alright I measured everything out more precisely....

    alright I measured everything out more precisely. Accommodated for the grade on my driveway as well. Here is the numbers:

    Rake: 27.2
    Tire Radius: 25.795" (110/90/R18)
    Triple Clamp Offset:...
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    uuuuu thats interesting, and he will deliver...

    uuuuu thats interesting, and he will deliver anywhere in GTA for $50 extra. i might actually take him up on that.
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    I am positive that i measured it exactly as you...

    I am positive that i measured it exactly as you have shown on the diagram. I will double check it tomorrow, and will provide some photos. What you are saying makes sense. Just drew it out on a piece...
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    Ok so here are the specs and facts: Stock fork...

    Ok so here are the specs and facts:

    Stock fork travel is quoted by honda at 5.5", that is for the full 21" spring. We can all agree that the travel(compression) amount is proportionate to the...
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    I understand that any sort of modification of the...

    I understand that any sort of modification of the internals of a fork, deviate from the engineered specs and 9/10 ruin performance. And i understand that by definition (on this forum, and any other...
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    Thanks for the indexed service manual. I had a...

    Thanks for the indexed service manual. I had a copy of it already but this helps with finding things quicker.
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    For now I don't have a designated spot for the...

    For now I don't have a designated spot for the project bike in my garage where i can walk around and work on the project, so i need it to be in a rolling state. So until engine, frame, and electronic...
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    Appreciate the wise words from both @dirkchecken...

    Appreciate the wise words from both @dirkchecken and @XB33BSA. I knew there had to be more to the design of the air box, especially since they changed its design almost immediately. Now it makes...
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    Thank you, read through it, lots of good info....

    Thank you, read through it, lots of good info. Will stick with current jets, and get things working as is, then start change one factor at a time to achieve the desired performance.
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    That made me LOL. Anyways to bring things back...

    That made me LOL.

    Anyways to bring things back on topic. Here is what i managed to do so far with the carbs. LINK

    Now i do plan on getting a rebuild kit for the carbs and replacing the bolts,...
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    ye I also live in a igloo and end all my...

    ye I also live in a igloo and end all my sentences in EH! Did i mention i also spell coloUr and centRe like the queen does, eh. But i figured you already knew those.

    I am actually kind of...
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    i'll look into it and see if things are as they...

    i'll look into it and see if things are as they should be. I do recall when i bought it that running it through a puddle in a straight line produced 1 wet line (2 completely overlapping lines)....
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    Fair enough seanbarney41. Also thank for the hand...

    Fair enough seanbarney41. Also thank for the hand impact screw driver tip Cyorg. That actually worked to get that screw out. I've continued to strip and clean the carbs. For the most part they look...
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    Haha ye, it was comedic. Eventually it clicked in...

    Haha ye, it was comedic. Eventually it clicked in that there was a snap ring in there, which i took out later on that day. I bought a hand impact screw driver, will attempt it later on today, but i...
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    Do you say that just because there is a lot of...

    Do you say that just because there is a lot of parts and its complicated to re-assemble or there is an actual technical reason? I am taking everything apart to give a thorough cleaning. The only way...
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    Good point, i've entertained the idea of grabbing...

    Good point, i've entertained the idea of grabbing a working engine or even a parts bike. I'm willing to learn and I'm certainly not doing this for the profit of building a custom motorcycle and...
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