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use it to mount your tach and speedo. not all of the 750's had that setup. all of that stuff just fades away once you get it together. you have either that or the holes. you can also use 550 clamps. the ss clamps i know dont have it that way. they have the holes.



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it'll need a little work, but woth a grinder, a press, and someone who can tig it, you'll be all set. everyone has thier own way, but this is how i do it. grind the old stem weld off of the bottom of the bottom clamp. do the same for the new 750 clamp. press the stems out. press the 350 stem into the 750. have it re-welded. you can test fit it up to make sure you get it into the clamp all of the way so the nut fits right. this way you have the 350 stem, in the 750 clamps. you only need to order the 350 bearings. or use the old ones. its a little owrk, but not anything you cant manage.

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my "sponcer" is a blacksmith. he does alot of my welding for nothing. if youre willing to bring it here, save the time and money and have someone do it for you there. make a few calls, someone will do it. it'd probably cost 10 bucks. it only takes a minute. you'll find a place up in pa. there are guys who dont even weld them. i wouldnt trust it though. they are welded for a reason. if you absolutley cant find someone to do it. youre welcome to bring it by though. but the almost 2 hours round trip, and the time here, arent worth what youd spend. so what i do is, grind the welds from both of the boottom clamps at the stem. then i take the clamp assembly to the machine shop, where they press out the stems using a hand press. then they press the 350 stem into the 750 bottom clamp. then i take it to my welder, and he just runs a quick bead around the bottom. the actual welding take literally about a minute. i have a cheap 4" grinder i grind stuff with. if i had the press, i could do it all for free. i usually pay the press guy 10 bucks for coffee and lunch, even though he usually doesnt ask me for anything.

seems alot easier than hauling it to baltimore. but like i said, extreme situations require extreme actions.

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some of the 750 bearings are the same as the 350. like maybe 10 years of models. put the spacer on the bottom between the bearing and the clamp. make sure you have enough thread for the top nut to hook up well. its that simple....sometimes!! you'll probably have to hack off the old plate style steering stop though. (on the frame)


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just a few notes. i used the later model ss trees. those have different bearing sizes than the 350. thats why i hack off my stem. it has a different geometry, thats why i picked it specificly. also, on the 550 setup i ran, i didnt want the spacer. and since i had the facilities to get the stems switched, i went for it. i think they also have different sized bearings. id say a good percentage of people do what youre doing. i remember why the spacer should go on the bottom. i think its because the bottom clamp will rub the frame whe you get it bolted up. im sure of it. so that provides the spacing you need. i had to grind some from my bottom clamp to get it to fit well.

get us some pics when its all together

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i go fast even with skinny tires, well, at least i try. actually, the fat asses look really cool when youre behind them in 4th gear. you dont need super fat tires though.

im with aaron. hes got the right idea.

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yeah, you still owe me 45 for that tire! that was a joke. i dont remember giving you a tire. i dont know. so much shit comes and goes...

have you ever noticed that sometimes those parked cars really back up fast?

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hey, im not poking fun. crashing sucks. especially when its your street bike.

at least you lived and can tell the story, some minor embellishment never hurts either!

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you can get them directly from buchanons spoke and rim. they have a website. ive found them to be nothing short of a pain in the ass. well, that is certain persons there. its hit or miss. sometimes you get the really helpful person, sometimes you get as person who seems to know nothing and wants nothing to do with you. ive found i get the latter more often. i wish i had my emails from them still. youre better off going through your local dealer. someone you get old stuff like that from. youre in pa right?? near phili?? go to cosmo. ask for tex. hes got a 350 and he races, and he can hook you up. that and tex is just a wildman.

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Edited by - joe c on Jan 21 2004 10:06:48 PM

Edited by - joe c on Jan 21 2004 10:08:03 PM
 

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yeah, i remember now. i remember having it at the track trying to get rid of it. you might want to date that tire. that was a couple of years ago. i had it one season i think and it was pretty new when i got it. it should past its prime by now. the dunlops rule. no doubt about it. but for the street, i dont know. the smoke show is the best part.

when youre drinking, 4 wheels are definitely better than. its way harder to fall off of 4 wheels.



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hey, i made it to boston last friday in 6 hours flat from my house. and i stopped for gas in jersey on the pike! 400 miles in 6 hours. so you guys should ba able to make daytona in 18 at that rate. just watch out in ct. i heard that anything over 85mph and they consider it wreckless endangement. they lock you up for it.

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hey aaron, stick with being the fist of justice in your little town up there. maybe doing 60 on main street will get you locked up in big ole wakefiled, but in ct its 85. (gee, could the limit be 55??) i know through ny the limit is 55. and ive heard the speeding tickets start at 200 bucks minimum now. when i last got a speeding ticket in ct, it was 55. if you dont believe me, let me know when you get pulled over.

on a racier note, marshall and i tore down his 350 motor last night. it lost a circlip. destroyed his 1000 buck cylinders. also seized the small end. it was real pretty. i gotta tell ya, that motor has more trick stuff in it. comparing it to my stock motor, it looks like a grand prix race car. hes got the duc back up and running. 45mm intake valve this time. holy crap, thats a big valve!

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chi-town, ny, detroit, and la are big cities. bostons a little town, and if youve been up and down the coast, youd know that. hell, baltimore's bigger than boston! you townie boys all think your towns the biggest thing on the face of the planet. (stirring it up good here!)

marshalls motors toast. with the scoring on the small end, he hadnt decided what to do. the cranks lightened and balanced and needs to be looked at. i dont think he'll ever stop racing that bike. as long as he's spanking people left and right with it, i just dont see it happening. and hes always got buff to beat. although i think buffs faster than chris is now. anyway, he has a pretty decent attachment to that bike. hes won daytona on it, and the wera national championship. and the thing really is a monster. i hope to get a lap or 2 on it this summer. i wont race it, id just like to get a few practice laps on it. just to see what it feels like to ride a bike thats the same as mine, but with 80% more hp. bucky told me he knocked something like 3 secs off of his best lap times on it and wasnt even trying. and buckys pretty quick already. he said he was dragging his knee everywhere and had never even dont it before. that and chris said hed like to give jason porter a run.

chris was telling me about leading the last lwsv race at louden he was in. he said going into 1 porter passed him on the outside and decamp passed him on the inside. he said he knew who it was and immediately made the decision that steve hed enough money that he could afford to lay in the hospital for weeks on end, and jason was still young and dumb enough to not care. so he backed of. i think chris has lost his edge a little bit. or it really was that close. i think hes decided he just wants to race for fun now. which is what i think it should be about. although chris still goes as hard as ever. i dont think hes willing to take the chances he used to. i'll still never beat him. unless i can figure out a way to lose 80 lbs!

he was never planning on daytona. still protesting ahrma(??) hes also skipping barber. i think he'll be running vir. the same weekend i'll be out. i know youre going to be there. are you really going to drive to daytona, then less than 2 weeks later drive to vir?? trial by fire for the new van huh?? hes got some big parts for the 250. it'll be faster this year too. he claims still not fast enough for you beat me on it though.

my truck should go in at the end of next week. it'll be all fixed up for next season. what ever it needs, im doing. even if its a motor. im not going to buy some shitbox for 2000 then have to be fixing it left and right. i'll just pickup a target motor if i need to.

youre definitely not the average poopie pants living in bumpkinsville!

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is it as pretty as mr bransons??

jeeze, i can imagine what that keyboard must look like. after you, don, and the rest of the grease monkeys over there use it. its no wonder why your spelling is soo bad. you probably cant read the keys!

get some sleep.

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cosmomotors.com

i think thats it.

i cant remember how much oil you should have. i remember trying to find out too. i dont remember where cosmo is, but its near phili. its a pretty cool place if youve never been there.

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