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Old 11-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #106
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Tony

I didn't realise it was your bike when you posted it on instagram!
I like what you've had done, good to build summat different.

I need to spend a few hours on mine.

All the best
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #107
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Great job on the subframe, very clever design.

But would be curious if having all the seat frame loads on just the left side of the frame would have any effects (?)
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #108
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It's different to the norm... Very unorthodox. I'm wrapped at how it turned out. This was the best picture I could find that showed the gap between frame and tyre. I can't see it being a problem.

just decided i need someone to build me one of those subby's in the UK
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #109
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Tony

I didn't realise it was your bike when you posted it on instagram!
I like what you've had done, good to build summat different.

I need to spend a few hours on mine.

All the best
Elliott
Yes this ones mine! It's easy to get lost in all the other pictures. Thanks mate, I'm very happy with it. We will also be making up new rear set brackets and getting rid of those pesky original ones. Should look the goods! How is yours going?
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #110
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Great job on the subframe, very clever design.

But would be curious if having all the seat frame loads on just the left side of the frame would have any effects (?)
Thanks mate! To tell you the truth, I'm really not sure although the thickness of the metal is much stronger than the original and to the eye, it looks super heavy duty. Time will tell.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #111
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just decided i need someone to build me one of those subby's in the UK
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:08 AM   #112
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Yes this ones mine! It's easy to get lost in all the other pictures. Thanks mate, I'm very happy with it. We will also be making up new rear set brackets and getting rid of those pesky original ones. Should look the goods! How is yours going?
Yeah it's not going too bad, i found a battery to fit under the seat unit and am in the process of wiring it all up.
Decided to use the trailtech digital speedo and rev counter.

The big hold up at the minute is how much i'm pratting with the engine and carbs, been playing with camshafts and main jets but without the bike to test them its a bit of a wasted effort!!!

Looks like you'll not be far off having this on the road!

All the best
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #113
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Yeah it's not going too bad, i found a battery to fit under the seat unit and am in the process of wiring it all up.
Decided to use the trailtech digital speedo and rev counter.

The big hold up at the minute is how much i'm pratting with the engine and carbs, been playing with camshafts and main jets but without the bike to test them its a bit of a wasted effort!!!

Looks like you'll not be far off having this on the road!

All the best
Sounds good man! Tell me more about these cam shafts you have been working on, how will the go with a standard engine? Maybe let me know of a combination that works.

I will be doing a top end rebuild on my engine and considering ever so slightly porting the heads. Not sure on the overall gains, not to worried about making more power just a smooth run through the rev range.

Keep me posted anyways mate!
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:56 PM   #114
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A few parts turned up from flat racer UK a few days ago... Very happy with the quality of them, great people to deal with.



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Old 11-07-2013, 05:30 AM   #115
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Sounds good man! Tell me more about these cam shafts you have been working on, how will the go with a standard engine? Maybe let me know of a combination that works.

I will be doing a top end rebuild on my engine and considering ever so slightly porting the heads. Not sure on the overall gains, not to worried about making more power just a smooth run through the rev range.

Keep me posted anyways mate!
My biggest gripe was 'on track' at about 100mph the bike massively bogs down, to the point it feels like it needs to be put on reserve.
I'll be pratting about with different mainjets and maybe even a small fuel pump.

I'll email you the cam ideas

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Old 11-07-2013, 09:46 PM   #116
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fantastic

first up great work on the bike mate & I'm certainly glad to see u took my advice to buy from Motorworks, hopefully they were able to help u out with a small discount to

keep up to good work
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #117
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i'm loving this thread, my only complaint is that its not happening quick enough lol
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:58 PM   #118
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A few parts turned up from flat racer UK a few days ago... Very happy with the quality of them, great people to deal with.



I do like that fairing. Consider to get one for my CX650 .

Your soon to be looked like this?



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i'm loving this thread, my only complaint is that its not happening quick enough lol
If I am not mistaken, my CX650 project prolongs for a year plus.
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #120
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Sounds good man! Tell me more about these cam shafts you have been working on, how will the go with a standard engine? Maybe let me know of a combination that works.

I will be doing a top end rebuild on my engine and considering ever so slightly porting the heads. Not sure on the overall gains, not to worried about making more power just a smooth run through the rev range.

Keep me posted anyways mate!
Slightly off topic, I'm converting a R65 to R45 for a sub 500 race class and have had the cam re-profiled to the 336 grind, mainly as we have a set of masters for the 247 phased cam. The R65 cam has different phasing.
To my eye ports are quite a good size on the R45/R65 heads, 36mm , same as the R90 racer I run.
" they' say the R65 motor is not as strong as the larger ones, but other than crank weights the crank is nigh on the same, as are the rods.
I suspect it was failures of the 7mm valves.
Last year I bought an R65 for $1100 and thrashed it up to redline regularly ( 100 000kms on clock)
On a twisty bit of road it was an awesome ride, my Ducati mate was very surprised.
I'd suggest 8mm valves or better than the BMW 7mm ones, get some better valve springs ( beehive) and titanium retainers.
Get the whole lot balanced and give it death.
For carbs I was thinking 32mm Dells but at this stage might use the R65 ones.
None of this has been tested but got a running R65 racer arriving next week and the 450 ( 470cc) is on the bench.
have fun
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