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Old 08-13-2013, 12:54 AM   #886
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Forgot to mention it might be worth bolting in a spacer where the top shock mount goes.
The frame can flex a heap when that top shock bolt is removed, also might be worth bolting in spacers at the engine mounts to mimic the engine width.
Might solve your gearbox mount differences.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:09 AM   #887
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This thread should be made into movie
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #888
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Wow, Chris. Just wow.

I'm now removed from this enough that it no longer seems like its my bike and I find myself thinking, "Boy, that's going to be a cool bike when it's done. Whoever owns it sure is lucky... Oh, wait, that's me!" It's going on three years off the road but I dare say this will make that wait worth every day.

Hey Flanny, care to race your 150hp Duck? On gravel? It's not about how much power you have - its about how much makes it to the ground. Ha!

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Old 08-13-2013, 12:02 PM   #889
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Hey Flanny, care to race your 150hp Duck? On gravel? It's not about how much power you have - its about how much makes it to the ground. Ha!

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Sure...Let's Race!

How about tomorrow? Or maybe this weekend. Or how about next weekend?

Remember...It's not about how much horsepower your bike will theoretically be able to have make it to the ground when it is eventually finished after two years of being on the workbench...it's about how much horsepower you can put onto the ground TODAY!!!

I'll think about your bike in a million pieces on the bench when I ride my favourite twisties home from work on the Duc today...

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:23 PM   #890
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Sure...Let's Race!


I'll think about your bike in a million pieces on the bench when I ride my favourite twisties home from work on the Duc today...

That's just cold Flanny. Cold indeed.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #891
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That's just cold Flanny. Cold indeed.
(And quite EVIL!)
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #892
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>>I'll think about your bike in a million pieces on the bench when I ride my favourite twisties home from work on the Duc today.

Enjoy it while you can because I plan on getting this done ASAP, more so Gregor can smack you down than for anything else! Joe, Tony: just kidding. Flanny: not kidding.

>>Forgot to mention it might be worth bolting in a spacer where the top shock mount goes.

The openings on your frame are not sprung more than about .01" but its a good idea to have it all bolted down solidly before drilling and welding. Good call.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #893
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Sure...Let's Race!

How about tomorrow? Or maybe this weekend. Or how about next weekend?
My bike will be done before your garage is painted red my friend.

Honestly, ever since I test rode a Christini back in 2007 or so I thought it was a brilliant idea. I never thought I'd do it on a big bike but it makes the most sense for a bike that knows no traction off road. I like the Multistrada - it's a great bike for retired Adventurers...

Have your fun now while you can.

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:00 AM   #894
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maybe i missed it, but did the chokes on the fcr's get finalized?
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:26 AM   #895
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maybe i missed it, but did the chokes on the fcr's get finalized?
Not just yet - but when they are...
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:27 AM   #896
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maybe i missed it, but did the chokes on the fcr's get finalized?
Yes, they haven't and that's on Chris' plate as well - right Chris? If my bike is going to Colorado and then onto Portland that needs to be figured out ASAP so that whole project can be wrapped up for all the people waiting for cold start friendly FCR's.

PM Chris if this is important to you - he likes to hear the squeak of interest.

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Old 08-14-2013, 07:54 AM   #897
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I like the Multistrada - it's a great bike for retired Adventurers...

Have your fun now while you can.

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #898
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Step by step.....

I got some more parts made and now am ready to do welding on the transfer case mount and bevel drive in put mount.

2 lathe parts had to be made: the welded in spigot and the screw in bearing cartridge.

The welded spigot was turned to fit the hole that the hole saw made.


The 1 15/16" hole saw made a hole that was very round at a 1.943 diameter. After turning to size the spigot part was a light tap fit into the drilled hole.

The visible seam is the break between the front welded in spigot and the rear alignment spacer that located on the drilling/welding fixture.

The fit and alignment are excellent. This should allow distortion-free welding which will keep the gear mesh properly aligned.


The gear cartridge part needs a hex to be milled on the end for wrenching. This part holds the 3 bearings for the bevel drive gear and a seal to keep dust and dirt out of the bearings. I am using sealed bearings but it never hurts to have a little extra sealing, especially for dirt and sand applications.


There is also an o-ring that seals this part into the welded spigot. Yes, I want to keep dirt out! We can use thin bearing shims at the clamping surface to shim the position of the bevel gears for proper meshing. And, yes, I like fine pitch threads.

I'm going to weld these parts in this week and make another post in between TZ case machining and before a trip to Bonneville for the BUB Speed Trials. I'd recommend a trip to the flats to be on the bucket list for any speed freak. The feeling is hard to explain and out-of-this-world is an understatement. Its sunny, flat and dry with lots of loud engine sounds! And its one motorcycle event that is nearly guaranteed not to rain on.

I'll be gone almost a week helping Scott Kolb get his BRB-engined partial streamlined 125cc LSR bike to 170+mph. I helped redesign his front and rear suspension systems to use some appropriately sized springs and dampers. We also got a full Atholon GPS Pro Cart GPS/data acquisition system from Fred Renz at Yoyodyne. The system will log GPS speed, engine RPM, EGT and water temp and also has a detonation counter. With this info we'll know more about what the bike is doing along the entire 5 mile run. From this data we should quickly be able to optimize both jetting and gearing to give the best speed through the measured mile.

I'll be back after that intending to finish this thing ASAP and get it tested.

That's all for now.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #899
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Good luck in Bonneville. Say hi to the girls for me and hurry back and finish this bike.

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Old 09-04-2013, 06:52 PM   #900
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So. Did you get some salt for the shaker?
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