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Old 03-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #31
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Hit a few snags lately. Had the wrong gaskets for the side covers but looks like we have it sorted and should start making forward progress here soon.

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #32
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Just read John Jr's. post. Sounds a little down, doesn't he? I've been down this road many times. Well aware of the pressure, stress, etcetra, etcetra. Of course a deadline certainly tends to make one focus on getting a project done. More than once I've been working on a car or bike right up to the day of the event. Amateur racing is full of this stuff. Got to make a living, kids & wife need some attention, bills gotta be paid, etcetra, etcetra. Boy howdy, we're gonna do it though, God willing & if the creek rises we'll just go around!
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #33
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Hit a few snags lately. Had the wrong gaskets for the side covers but looks like we have it sorted and should start making forward progress here soon.

-John
yeah, those SL side cover gaskets are unique and different than the CB's...and all of the gasket kits are for CB's and CL's
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #34
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Finally some forward progress. Got the engine together and mocked up in the frame.


Spent the day making an original LAMEco pipe.


Final product, LAMEco two into one with small megaphone.



Probably gonna be stupid loud, we will see. Why buy a pipe when you can spend all day welding scrap bike parts together?


Tomorrow will work on fabing up a skid plate then we can paint the frame and start on final assembly. Still need to work on the chain setup but someone has allready done the R&D so shouldn't be too hard. ( Thanks guys).

More to come.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #35
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Yeah!!!

There is nothing like the staccato rhythm of a Honda twin through a LAMEco mini megaphone.....under full tilt boogie!!!! Can't wait to hear it roar....
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:38 PM   #36
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Hell Ya!!!

Looking good there John. I should have some free time next week, let me know if you need anything from the Valley

I was able to get the vacation time off for the 1000,,,All systems are go and ready for launch
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:55 PM   #37
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Looking good there John. I should have some free time next week, let me know if you need anything from the Valley

I was able to get the vacation time off for the 1000,,,All systems are go and ready for launch
Good news!!!!! Looks like our team is growing a bit. My dad is thinking of riding a bit too.

Gonna be a good time.

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #38
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Good news!!!!! Looks like our team is growing a bit. My dad is thinking of riding a bit too.

Gonna be a good time.

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Plug me in wherever you need me. First timer for Baja and the stoked factor is rising quickly!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #39
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Plug me in wherever you need me. First timer for Baja and the stoked factor is rising quickly!!
Welcome to LAMEco Racing!

This is going to be a blast!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:15 AM   #40
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Finally some forward progress. Got the engine together and mocked up in the frame.


Spent the day making an original LAMEco pipe.


Final product, LAMEco two into one with small megaphone.



Probably gonna be stupid loud, we will see. Why buy a pipe when you can spend all day welding scrap bike parts together?


Tomorrow will work on fabing up a skid plate then we can paint the frame and start on final assembly. Still need to work on the chain setup but someone has allready done the R&D so shouldn't be too hard. ( Thanks guys).

More to come.

-John
Looking good, John! My '70 CL had a hole rusted through the header and it was loud! It made me feel like I was going at least a few miles an hour faster than I was. Yours is going to sound fantastic!

Go Allan and John! Woohoo!
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:04 AM   #41
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That bike is coming together nice!!

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Still need to work on the chain setup but someone has allready done the R&D so shouldn't be too hard. ( Thanks guys).
You're Welcome!! But I'm sure you'll will come up with some unique chain set-up solution. Why would you simply copy someone else's work??








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Old 03-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #42
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Looking Good!

Your SL350 is looking good, nice job!

When we get to Mexico, I'd like to take a closer look at your exhaust, the CNC retainers look like some I found being made here in the Portland area and was hoping to use on my SL350 MX bike. Are you using the sleeve type retainers to hold the head pipes in (similar to stock) or springs?
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #43
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Your SL350 is looking good, nice job!

When we get to Mexico, I'd like to take a closer look at your exhaust, the CNC retainers look like some I found being made here in the Portland area and was hoping to use on my SL350 MX bike. Are you using the sleeve type retainers to hold the head pipes in (similar to stock) or springs?
Those are left over from my order to MotoCapelinni. I couldn't use them on my roadracer with the Jemco pipe. Look on their website to check them out.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #44
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Worked on the skid plate today. Since we are on a little time crunch, we decided to make an existing skid plate that we had, work. After digging through a pile of skidplates, we found an aftermarket one that looked like it might work. So we cut it in half and melted the two halves together with a strip of scrap aluminum. Here is a pic of said sad skid plate.





Keep in mind I am learning how to TIG so this is the only weld that I can show, the others are just too ugly to be shown on the internet. Here is a closeup for your enjoyment.


LC asked about the pipe. The flanges are like my dad said, motocappilini, and they use the stock setup with the two halves in the head. I took a pic of the pipe today after we pulled it off the bike. I know there is a science to building these pipes. The only science used was more of a, "yeah that should work". We will see how that pans out. Anyway here is the pic.


I am thinking of wrapping it with the heat stuff for the race to help keep the heat down. Hopefully I will have time to do that before the race.

Kinda feel like I am in an episode of american chopper, with the looming deadline and all.

I will keep plodding along thanks for following my build.

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #45
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That is a nice looking set-up, I love the 2-1!! Very cool.
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