That firewood looks nice. Good and weathered. Should burn nicely
I probably should have bartered for that instead of the Nighthawk. Instead I traded painting and tuning his RC truck then dragged the flatelining wretch out of there to my buddies shop.That firewood looks nice. Good and weathered. Should burn nicely
Sorry for the confusion, the bars (piece of conduit) and pods and crap are just to wheel it onto the lift and see if it would fire up. We smashed in the knee dents and added Emgo's just to call it a "cafe racer". It's being built in a zero metric tolerance shop so something had to lighten the mood. I already have a couple tanks for it a 1980ish cm450 tank (may be to wide for the front end I'm going with)1100 eh ? xseleven but the cruiser style
it could be a fun bike but you are doing it wrong it appears cause its long and real heavy you wont be able to muscle it through curvy roads sitting down in it and reaching to that broom handle
it needs a standard xs type gas tank so a proper seat that will get you up on top of it wont look weird
top it off with some 4'' rise flat track/superbike type bars
you need to be up on it sitting proud and high to flick it into turns .....well flick may be optomistic
but right now looks like something for drag racing maybe thats your plan if so NEVERMIND
That's a good idea. I put on the biggest 17" tire we had, a 120/90 and at full compression it would just scrub the inner header pipes with the forks near what is to be full lock. With a 120/60 the forks would have to be fully compressed, flexed backwards over 2.5cm and at those same two degrees of turning. I'm no Marc Marquez, so if those requirements were met during riding I think tire rub would be just one more cause of death on the list. I could lace a 16" but then I would probably run into problems with the collector scraping during right turns. Really, this 4 into 1 is kind of a pain. I think it's some crappy Mac exhaust. Just one more thing that, if this bike turns out alright, I would put actual monies into. Nice stainless 4 into 2...looks like the 17 might be a problem too, maybe just the photo angle. undo the fork caps and let it drop.
you could get a 16 from a blade or hornet.
I was sincerely hoping you personally would comment on what a shitbox I was building! I have read quite a few "build logs" on here, and dammit, I'm actually a fan. You've made my day more than once. That said please allow me the obligatory retort because I feel like my entire manhood has been called into question since someone on the internets doesn't like my bike.*let me see if I got this straight:
- Harley dude complains about how cruiser rides, so buys another crusier
- makes changes that are basically only cosmetic and don't actually address previous complaints (you are going to get the wave from HD dudes anyway, I do all the time on the ducati, get over it).
- throws parts at it without fully understanding the effect of geometry on the chassis
yup....all seems smart. carry on.
Checking clearances, you will be proud to know I have two Gerstner chests just loaded with feelers, Starrett dial calipers, micrometers, steel rules, edge/center finders...etc. I've been lucky enough to have some better brains show me how at least some of them work.A real fan, I'm touched (in the head but you knew that)
here is the point I try to make with everyone: Just because it is a custom doesn't mean it has to be a "Racer". Having the racer mantle comes with certain functional expectations, if you aren't going to try to live up to them then why even emulate it in vanity. Why not instead make the custom bike you are going to actually enjoy to ride? I doubt low clipons and a tank humping riding position really contributes to that.
seems like you are at least checking the clearances and such which is more than most do, so carry on.
That's an option as long as it vents properly - any restriction will more than likely blow oil up into the cylinders and your bike will look like a 2 stroke from a distance.The guy doing the headwork has told me I should use a catch can for the crankcase vent, but I might just shove some uni foam into the rear downtube and run a line to it, eh?
I had told him I was just going to put one of those little K&N pod looking filters on a length of tube and I got the lecture about the airbox being the filter and if he does the porting, and gets the compressionThat's an option as long as it vents properly - any restriction will more than likely blow oil up into the cylinders and your bike will look like a 2 stroke from a distance.
I don't think you'd mess with me about the bracing. When I gave the bike a test ride with these suspension changes the rear would feel a touch ... Hmm Mushy? Not like undersprung more like a underinflated tire.you dont need more bracing between shock mounts it will be fine with no hoop at all
i would remove those engine crash bars cause lowered as it is they will ground out quick
ideally you need longer forks somebody out there makes screw in extensions tho
I am having a GREAT deal of trouble with cognito moto with my drop triple tree and stem for my R75.I think Yoshimura made some extended fork caps but I was thinking of getting in touch with someone like Banke Performance or Cognito moto about a top triple that steps down
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that cb350/cb360 33mm top triple(the actual photo) was made by a shop up in wisconsin,... i think wis but for sure its their patrtI had told him I was just going to put one of those little K&N pod looking filters on a length of tube and I got the lecture about the airbox being the filter and if he does the porting, and gets the compression
close to 10:1 a small filter may contribute to a blow by effect. He was planning on to put larger valves in but for some reason he said just the intakes. I can't really relay everything he said because he talks
like everyone has a Phd in this stuff. I told him to do whatever he wants because I still have the head that's on the bike now.
I don't think you'd mess with me about the bracing. When I gave the bike a test ride with these suspension changes the rear would feel a touch ... Hmm Mushy? Not like undersprung more like a underinflated tire.
At the time it had a sh**** Kenda on the back which I no longer have to check if was a radial or bias ply. I realize that with the ridiculous amount of changes to the geometry it's not going to feel dialed in straight away, but I figure eliminating the possibility of frame flex would be a good place to start.
The crash bars are coming off. My boss likes to use tie down straps whenever a bike is on the lift and the bars a perfect place to strap to.
I think Yoshimura made some extended fork caps but I was thinking of getting in touch with someone like Banke Performance or Cognito moto about a top triple that steps down
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