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Old 09-30-2007, 05:01 PM   #16
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This'll be interesting.... in fact if I can work out how to post pics I might just have to add a few of Greg h's efforts on his XLV. Then again, he did sell his XLV and buy a GS1200 so what does that tell you? Just stirring the pot a bit
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:07 PM   #17
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I might just have to add a few of Greg h's efforts on his XLV. Then again, he did sell his XLV and buy a GS1200 so what does that tell you? Just stirring the pot a bit
That says he's a dedicated follower of fashion , he's driven by peer pressure , he's not a practicle person and he listens to all the yuppie advertising . Just stirring the pot a bit more.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:03 PM   #18
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Some might consider my last post a bit provocative, I didn't mean all GS riders have more money than sense, are driven by trendy motocycle magazine drivel and listen to the wrong people, just some.

When it all boils down we should be riding a bike that suits us, whether it's a CT125 or the latest Bavarian techno droid with optional electro/hydrolic brake switch and ABS optioned headlight dimmer. As long as it has two wheels we're well in front of Jimmy the car driver.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:42 PM   #19
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Wow !! Those bikes look great naked. Beautiful frames. I wish Honda had kept the "through the tank" air cleaner idea on the Transalps and early ATs.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:56 PM   #20
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Wow !! Those bikes look great naked. Beautiful frames. I wish Honda had kept the "through the tank" air cleaner idea on the Transalps and early ATs.

and later model transalps (removing the tank to get to the airfilter - only honda would do that....)
For what it's worth , the XLV is a submarine - I have videos of one crossing a river with water up to the tank and still getting through , but so did my transalp (just)
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:38 AM   #21
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:13 AM   #22
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tHEtREV: You'd better hurry up :-)

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Damn. don't you hate it when you issue a challenge and then straight away you just know you've been beaten.
My engine is still sitting in pieces and the fairing on the DR is coursing me grief.

Oh well looks good so far anyway. Did you get the new (er) forks you were after?
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:08 PM   #23
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thEtreV: I'll get it RWCed and regoed first ... still considering fork replacement, but then again, maybe I'll just chuck Racetech Emulators (Gold Valves) into these ones ... it's not that much money at the current exchange rate ...

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:49 PM   #24
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just got back from ordering engine parts.
so hopefully I'll start getting mine back together in a week or so.

I think I'll be getting it registered then changing everything because I have some big plans for it (actually I don't but I know ill end up going overboard with it).

My aim for it is to have it set up and going by Easter and taking it to the Condo. Just to watch, not competing.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:29 AM   #25
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just got back from ordering engine parts.
so hopefully I'll start getting mine back together in a week or so.

I think I'll be getting it registered then changing everything because I have some big plans for it (actually I don't but I know ill end up going overboard with it).

My aim for it is to have it set up and going by Easter and taking it to the Condo. Just to watch, not competing.
Oh were going to the condo no problem
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:59 AM   #26
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just got back from ordering engine parts.
so hopefully I'll start getting mine back together in a week or so.
No worries, let me know if you get stuck!

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I think I'll be getting it registered then changing everything because I have some big plans for it (actually I don't but I know ill end up going overboard with it).
Do tell ... I'm doing similar, just whacking it all together to get through rego and then I'll try and get some improvements made ... I'd like to get to the Off Center 2008, so that's the long-term target for me ...

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Old 10-02-2007, 04:46 AM   #27
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No idea what I'm doing to it, I keep getting side tracked when I try to work on bikes and end up with something completely different to what I set out to do, once while trying to change a rear wheel bearing on my RZ 350 I got a bit side tracked and ended up putting a KR1 swingarm, wheels, and front end on it.
Over the weekend I was finishing of the screen I was making for my DR and got a bit side tracked and now I'm busy fiberglassing a new nose section on it because I thought it needed twin headlights (I haven't touched the screen yet).

So you see in the few months (at least) that its going to take me I have no idea what I'll end up with.

Right now I'm aiming for a 950 SE/ HP2 kind of thing (just an update on what it was) but I have this feeling that I'm going to end up trying to make it a rallye type bike (I have a bad habit of that, I just love those things).

But any way I was wondering if anyone knew the amount of wheel travel you can get at the rear of those things (remembering that the shaft joint can only bend so far)?
I know it was discussed in the yahoo mailing list ages ago but I don't think anyone came up with an answer and I can't find where it was discussed anyway.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:08 AM   #28
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But any way I was wondering if anyone knew the amount of wheel travel you can get at the rear of those things (remembering that the shaft joint can only bend so far)?
I know it was discussed in the yahoo mailing list ages ago but I don't think anyone came up with an answer and I can't find where it was discussed anyway.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You'd have to extend the swingarm / driveshaft like they do on Beemers + use a longer shock
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:59 AM   #29
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hows the injection going sharks ??
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:28 PM   #30
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hows the injection going sharks ??
Hehe, suffering badly from finite time and money. The next step is (still) machining adaptors for the throttle bodies ... a bit fiddly but not rocket science.

Rather conveniently, the MegaSquirt project has come a long way in the meantime ...

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