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Old 05-04-2012, 04:44 PM   #91
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Thanks guys! I got my Pipes wrapped and installed today. My gaskets also showed up in the mail today. I can't believe it. They shipped from japan on Tuesday. That was crazy fast. Now I can install my engine cases.









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Old 05-04-2012, 09:29 PM   #92
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Have you thought about how your going to solve the problem of chain slack?
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:50 AM   #93
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I'm going to make a swing arm guard, but with only 8" of rear travel I don need a ton of slack. I can always add a roller if I need to.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #94
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I made some more progress today. Nothing major, but I feel good about it...lots of little stuff. I got my engine covers on. I reinstalled the starter and all accessories I could. I had to pull my exhaust because I forgot to install the crush gasket. (duh)! I made new plug wires. Stripped and painted my foot pegs and installed the kick starter. I also ordered jets. I cleaned up my rear hub and spokes. The nipples were rusted on the inside. I snapped two spokes tearing the wheel down. I think that is all. The little stuff takes so much time. I snapped a picture with the rear tire mocked up...just for fun.






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Old 05-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #95
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I'm going to make a swing arm guard, but with only 8" of rear travel I don need a ton of slack. I can always add a roller if I need to.
With the counter sprocket that far away from the swing arm pivot you might find that you need a suprising amount of chain slack and it might also cause bad squating.
I have the same problem on my project so I'm going to try idler sprockets to control the chain tension ond squat.

If you have a look at the thread "lots of assembly required" there is a photo of one of his bikes that has a idler sprockets set up near the swing arm pivot.


I cant wait to see the finished bike.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #96
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You asked for stripes....so you will get stripes! ;D I kinda had to much fun with the striping tape but I like how it came out. Be gentle it was my first time working with striping tape. I also installed the front and rear master cylinders, bars and I started with the controls.










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Old 05-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #97
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Cool project. Really enjoying watching the progress. Just curious. Looks like it will be tight spacing for the carbs/air box with those pipes running inside the frame. What's the plan to address that?

Keep up the cool build and pics.

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #98
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Yeah it is super tight, but I had it all hooked up and running before I tore it apart for paint.



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Cool project. Really enjoying watching the progress. Just curious. Looks like it will be tight spacing for the carbs/air box with those pipes running inside the frame. What's the plan to address that?

Keep up the cool build and pics.

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Old 05-12-2012, 03:44 AM   #99
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The color looks sweet. Also can't wait to see the finished bike, you've been making great progress with the build..
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:20 AM   #100
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Nice work -- that's going to be too nice to ride on the dirt though

It's kinda like a modern version of the Honda SL350. Were the Honda SL175 and SL350 the only twin-cylinder enduros made (not counting the many scrambler models like the Honda CL's, which were really just street bikes with a high pipe)?
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:15 AM   #101
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Thanks, Yeah I just kinda realized that i'm going to be sad to get this thing dirty. I originally built this bike because I sold my dual sport. Now i'm kinda bummed. I guess I have to sell it and buy a husky.


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Nice work -- that's going to be too nice to ride on the dirt though

It's kinda like a modern version of the Honda SL350. Were the Honda SL175 and SL350 the only twin-cylinder enduros made (not counting the many scrambler models like the Honda CL's, which were really just street bikes with a high pipe)?
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:15 PM   #102
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Well I finally got her back on two wheels. I got my new 2.15/19 laced up and mounted. I still need..................

Hook up brakes
wire/electronics
front fender
seat
chain
throttle hook up
side cover install
dash/instruments

Over all I'm happy with the progress. She should be back to life in a few days.









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Old 05-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #103
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Looking good! Fantastic detail work!
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #104
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #105
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:-\ I am still trying to figure out what fender to go with will continue to search. I did get some electrical work done today. I got the battery mounted and the tail light and rear turn signals wired up. I will work on it some more tomorrow and snap some pictures.
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