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Old 11-10-2013, 02:31 AM   #8191
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Finally, my bike arrived on Friday, so after spending some time fitting some accessories yesterday, while it rained, I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about this funny little bike, today!
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:33 AM   #8192
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Cool!
some action pics?
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:36 PM   #8193
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Cool!
some action pics?
Here ya go





I like!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #8194
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Yeh! nice
I can't believe the perspective for this bike was short-lived...
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:30 AM   #8195
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I like!
Nice one matey, welcome to the club!

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Old 11-15-2013, 02:39 AM   #8196
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Nice one matey, welcome to the club!

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I'll get some more pictures this weekend for everyone!
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:37 AM   #8197
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I'll get some more pictures this weekend for everyone!
Not if it snows
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #8198
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Question Finished bike, hi-po cam wanted

Gentleman,

I have just finished up my custom bike build using the G650X Rotax engine.
It currently has a full hand made custom exhaust, hand made intake using the BMW throttle body bored out 2mm, and Power Commander module. Basically everything is hand made except the parts I used from the BMW doner (all parts not used are for sale) Parts used are the handle bars with controls, wheels and brakes, all electronics, fuel pump, kickstand, front foot pegs, and chain. Every thing else is hand made except the head and tail light, and the dampers on the seat.
What I want to more power for red light races on the street. 0 to red line, what ever speed that happens to be. After riding the bike around all day on it's maiden voyage I raced a Harley Davidson and got beat. Unacceptable! LOL
If you notice in the attached video, the bike shifts with the right hand, meaning that any race ends as soon as my hand comes off the throttle to shift. So, I need the bike to pull hard all the way to the redline (and if I figure out how to raise the red line even better). I'm not looking for top speed, I'm looking for fast acceleration to the red line... race over... shift.
In this video my dad is just cruising along while I video the bike from my vehicle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIM1FFGVs-U
Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #8199
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That was unexpected!

Pretty slick looking machine
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Gentleman,

I have just finished up my custom bike build using the G650X Rotax engine.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:05 PM   #8200
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Tire Diameter

Quick question for those with a lot of tire experience...
Wondering if the overall diameter of a Heidenau k60 is a lot taller than a street tire?

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Old 11-16-2013, 08:02 AM   #8201
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chris,

1) nice build - not my cuppa, but I can appreciate the work
2) for a racer, you should have thought of that from the beginning, you picked components like hand shift that won't earn you pinks
3) consider more friction on the throttle tube so you don't roll all the way down to idle
4) hide a second shifter - a food shifter for stealth racing

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #8202
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Hi Aprilian,

Thanks. I didn't fully explain the purpose of the bike. It is a replica 1929 version of a dresch motorcycle. dresch is my family's last name. The bike I built is for my father, not me, but I like to ride it and when I do I want to ride it fast enough to beat the damn Harley Davidsons that pull up next to me, lol.
That bike is not my preferred style either, I like my triumph which is outfitted for long rides on pavement yet capable of holding it's own on the fast twisties like hwy 129 :-)
But you just gave me an awesome idea for my next build. A prewar 1930s looking adventure capable bike. Hmmm... I hear that the new BMW water cooled twin is nice, and I like the look of their spoked rims.
Thanks Aprilian.
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #8203
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Really nice build Crisd, I bet the headlight is brighter and the tank capacity better than the XCountrys'
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:23 AM   #8204
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Thanks, the tank only holds 2 gallons but because it is a hardtail I really don't want to ride it more than a tank's worth of distance in one sitting anyway! lol But you are right that headlight is much brighter!

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Old 11-18-2013, 03:42 AM   #8205
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Quick question for those with a lot of tire experience...
Wondering if the overall diameter of a Heidenau k60 is a lot taller than a street tire?

Thanks
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For what it's worth i've rode them all: Tourance, TKC's Heidi's and a Mitas on the back. I don't think there's any difference at all - certainly nothing to notice under the front mudguard - OK, OK, fender

But if the height is correct, i.e. 90 front, 80 rear then there wouldn't be!

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