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Old 09-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #601
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Man, that's great to hear!!!! I feel like Fred had a similiar problem with the extended swingarm he put on the Dobber.! I bet you'll be quicker with that 5 speed, no reservation for acceleration!!!
I definitely like the shifting better, for sure! And I was able to make some almost decent looking welds on the footpeg. Its in a good spot, and maybe I'll be faster, I dunno, but I'll be much happier shifting this box than the 4. I'm seriously debating taking the spare out there. Seems total overkill.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #602
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Working on Brake fabrication: Beater! This is partly for you











YOu should just be able to make out the footpeg height adjuster under here... HTats what the pointy bit at the bottom of hte back of the pedal protects.

We welded a nylock nut to the back of teh peg, and found a nice flathead machine screw to fit it. Then we welded a small bit of extra stuff on under the frame and the pedal pivot, to give the screw something to bear against, and voila, adjust screw to obtain desired pedal height.




Obviously offset the rear brake rod connection point as well. The pedal itself was too far out, and the inside of the pivot was too close to the running gear. So, we cut down a little L-iron and tack it up.

Got the connection point as close to the swingarm neutral line as possible.. and lo and behold, cant feel the brake pulsing anymore as the suspension moves



Oh! I almost forgot to mention: I put it on a truck to ship today to Baja! :sad






Thanks Bill!

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:42 PM   #603
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Conger looks good on Fossa!!! When do you leave??? Lots of pics with famous racer types.....please Have a blast!!! Wish I could've ridden shotgun for you guys on this one. Who is the special guest???


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Conger looks good on Fossa!!! When do you leave??? Lots of pics with famous racer types.....please Have a blast!!! Wish I could've ridden shotgun for you guys on this one. Who is the special guest???
Thats none other than Bill Conger. Dakarista, formerly of the Perofrmance Center, and now of the World- WHose also racing in the Baja Rally and is taking my bike out there for me, and picking me up at the airport

Through some unbelieveable quirk of convenience, in what can only be described as a sign fromthe universe that I am destined to go to this thing, he's providing virtual door-to-door service.

He's driving out with his GF, and we're meeting another guy whose bike he is also taking out, flying into San Diego on MOnday the 29th. sooooo... two weeks to go?

The plan is to do two days of practice in GLamis and the area, then get into Mexico on the thursday. Friday is tech/reg, and racing is Sat/Sun the 5-6 Oct. Home again home again on the red eye monday night.

Bright eyed and busytailed for work TUesday AM (not in amillion years will my head be in it)


WAIT HOLD ON A SECOND you know thats bill. SO now i'm confused about special guest? special guest at the rally? Hell I dunno, the entry list reads like a whos who in off road racing, and then there's me
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #605
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Good luck on the Baha, good meeting you at the ISDT reunion ride. Man do you need a set of high pipes. I am very close to making SS high pipes like the ones on my R-75 replica. I will make a set of prototypes when I get back from Barbers in Oct.

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Old 09-11-2013, 05:28 PM   #606
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Hey! It was great to meet you as well, Bruce! I'll be happy to field test any high pipes for you I have a tank I'll start working on.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #607
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Big name may be added to the roster here next week. Any guesses?

Wish list?
From the Baja thread............
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From the Baja thread............
oh hell I dont know. Have you seen the entry list, already? Its ridiculous.
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Working on Brake fabrication: Beater! This is partly for you


I like the use of the cardboard cut outs ... Well done.

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...Baja will be right up your alley...with rocks...
Stay TF off the dunes at Glamis, that'll tear up a bike quicker than snot.
But fun...though I hear it's complete Aholeville.
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...Baja will be right up your alley...with rocks...
Stay TF off the dunes at Glamis, that'll tear up a bike quicker than snot.
But fun...though I hear it's complete Aholeville.
You mean, the sand just sucks the life out of them?
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...yeah, big sinkhole with sucking sounds...
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Thats none other than Bill Conger. Dakarista, formerly of the Perofrmance Center, and now of the World-
Wait, what do you mean by "formerly"? Has Bill left the BMW PC?
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Wait, what do you mean by "formerly"? Has Bill left the BMW PC?
Yah hes doing things in his own, now


Rd- we've got a llan todo about a 30mile roadbook excercise in glamis :-)
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OK, so I ship out on Monday. A few more bicycle rides, and a nice weekend w family...

Here's my spot tracker, if anybody is interested


http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...i9sNNi9udJcxqF

Its required equipment for safety on this thing.. dont know as if I'll be hitting it, or setting it to track, but maybe Its set to alert the org so I dont know if I'll drop them a line every five minutes. they might be busy

OK, I wish there were pics, but obviously, my bike is elsewhere, and I have been playing happy feet at work till now. NOthing to report other than I jammed up my elbow doing endos on the bicycle. stupid human tricks.
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