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And we're done.
Just need some more stickers for the belly pan.











I'll get better pictures in the next few weeks
 

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OK, here's pictures from the first ride this morning. Bike felt really good, I'm excited to get it on the dyno after making the final adjustments to the needles and installing the kerker race baffles.

I missed the golden hour when I took the pictures this morning... I'll have to get better ones later.







 

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I just saw that you got it done and man, that first picture with it sitting on the table...that made me horny! Maybe I'm just old and less particular but she's sooo pretty, I'd like to fuck your bike.

It reminds me so much of the first guy to show me how much I didn't know about riding a bike fast. Really nice job, it makes me want to drive to Kentucky and steal it. But then I think Fort Knox, in America, from some guy with a military sounding handle, just might not be the sensible place to start my life of crime. Hope it treats you well.
 

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lol thanks for the compliments! This bike can be a bit annoying because I don't let myself take too many shortcuts... which really drives up the cost. The end result is worth it though, because not only is it fun to ride, but I enjoy making something that sends "old timers" on a trip down memory lane... until they tell me I should buy a harley.

Don't read too much into the username... I made it years ago when I thought I was edgy.
Yes I'm army, but I'm not much for Tapout shirts and gadsen flags. I'm considered a bit of a hippy by my peers lol.
 

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Lol. Winter has been too long. Everyone wants to jump your bike!

You could make $$$ pimpin her out for rides.
 

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Lol. Winter has been too long. Everyone wants to jump your bike!

You could make $$$ pimpin her out for rides.
-20C -4F here this am, They say it's spring. And we turned the clocks forward so it's dark again when I get up. -20 and dark in the morning, I know They is generally a brilliant person but here all indications are it's still winter.
 

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-20C -4F here this am, They say it's spring. And we turned the clocks forward so it's dark again when I get up. -20 and dark in the morning, I know They is generally a brilliant person but here all indications are it's still winter.
Ugh. It's around 26-36F during my normal commute, but I've been going to the gym during lunch lately so the morning riding temps are more like the low 40s
 

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Ugh. It's around 26-36F during my normal commute, but I've been going to the gym during lunch lately so the morning riding temps are more like the low 40s
T shirt weather already?:eek:

I shouldn't really complain we seem pretty safe from the things Mother Nature uses to smash lives apart.
 

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Bikes been great so far, going to hit the dyno again in a few weeks to continue to fine tune it.
I think I can add some more timing and tweak the jets a bit more.

I do have one fork seal that weeps a bit... I hate fork seals.

I've also noticed the increasingly occasional failure to turn over when the starter button is pushed. I'll push it, hear a faint click from the (brand new Ricks electric) solenoid and then nothing. It will crank eventually, but sometimes I need to hit the button several times or hold it for a few seconds.

Really the only thing I can think of is a dying starter. I've already ordered a new one which should get here next week. This project is a regular houdinis wand
 

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If fork seals become a regular problem then the fork legs are possibly worn oval or the bushings if it has them are bad, hydraulic seals can not tolerate any misalignment,
the loads need to be carried totally by the slide guide bushings and the fork leg bore they ride in, the best the fork seal can do is to hold back the oil and air pressure, plus maybe keep out some dirt and water.


Want to see a fork leak almost instantly, smear a little Pine pitch on the stanchion tube and ride it for a bit, that will do it.
 

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unfortunately there is no replaceble bushes in them forks
but it is not a hard turning project to counterbore just below the seal gland and fit an upper DU bushing
a stopgaup[ or possible permenant fix is to clip 4 or 5 coils of the female end of the seal lip energisong spring
they simply screw together
and you simply unscrew to clip of some coils
when putting it back together you want to pre-unwind the spring ends so that the joined round unit is not taco-ed
 

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So the starter was beginning to fail on me... I'd hit the button and it would occasionally take a few attempts to get the starter to turn. Given I have a brand new solenoid and wiring harness, the starter itself was the next suspect.

I ordered a Ricks electric replacement and got to work.

Ricks:



Then I went to remove the starter and...



Ughhhhhh looks like I now need to get/make a new solenoid-starter power cable.
 

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No... is there anything I should be concerned about?
 
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