Yep...weight. The stainless lines are pretty heavy and don't really offer any more resistance to heat since they are the same material underneath the stainless. The SS lines are mainly for high pressure and abrasion resistance.
I'm using Nyloc nuts on the long bolts right now, but now that you mention it I think I'll wrap some lock wire around the threads of the bolt that is past the nut and tie it off to something.
Yep, main concern is top end heat in general, and specifically on my bike trying to keep the cam, rockers, springs and valves cooler.
The whole system would attach to a CB160 exactly the same as to this sloper 175.
Actually I'm after the CL175 sloper bottom ends, just the crankcase, crank and tranny. I've paid up to $150 for the bottom ends. I've got two spares now (three if I steal Aarons
, but as they are getting harder to find I'm trying to pick them up.
George DeCamp recently picked up about a 1/2 $million in NOS Honda stuff, he's going to save me any NOS cases he comes across....assuming there are any.
I know where a couple are now, but I'm always looking to find one cheap like $50-100. So if you happen to come across any at bargin prices as Mid-O I'll take them off your hands with consideration to you for your trouble of course.