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Old 08-28-2010, 07:09 PM   #61
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It looks like the choke lever isn't all the way down in the photo above. It also appears to be bent, which could account for not being all the way down. But it could also be just the magic of photography and everything's fine.
I checked that out and it's bent but seats fine and turns off completely when pressed down. It's the pilot circuit, I think I have adjusted it as much as I can with the air screw and may need smaller pilot jets. I'll know for sure tomorrow when I test it some more.

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Old 09-01-2010, 06:14 PM   #62
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So today I installed a block off plate and did some work on the catch tank.



This is an old Greddy tank that I took the center section out of. Found a small unifilter at a local shop and came up with this:


I have the crankcase and gearbox vented to the catch tank and a filter on the catch tank. It's overkill. I might take it off and do something else. I'm not sure what I think about the tank arrangement.



I've also neen messing around with the front fender, this is where I'm at now. The brackets were a PITA to design and make work. I have the fender that matches the tank and cowl but it's full length and I'm not inclined to chop it up or use it. The fender in the pic below is the original /7 fender that has been chopped.




Thoughts on the front fender?
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:32 PM   #63
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Thought some folks might be interested in the headlight bracket ears.

The clamps are simple t-bolt clamps x 4. The ears I cut off a ~$16 set I bought for the bike when it had the 36mm stock forks. I then drilled the fork ears for the bolt part of the clamps to pass through. It's a very sturdy arrangement.

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Old 10-13-2010, 05:38 PM   #64
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great build.

Fantastic!
really inspirational.
just what i had in mind for a couple of years, but was always intimidated about the bearings and whether it all would work..thanks a lot.
i did a GSXR front end on my 2001 SV650, and always felt that it would be cooler to do my airhead.so now selling my sweet 1995 Ducati 900SS/CR to fund my take on this project.Going w/wire spoke wheels,etc..plus its wild that you used Mikuni FCRs, as i got a 39 mm.set included when i bought the Duck,so I'll attempt that too..
Thanks again..
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:40 PM   #65
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...how did your suspension mods effect the geometry of the bike?

Looks great, but how's she handle?...crandle.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:24 PM   #66
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Looks great, but how's she handle?...crandle.

I'm not telling. I don't want there to be a run on GSXR forks and ohlins rear shocks

Seriously though it's like a new bike, perfect for back roads and track days. I can't quantify it beyond that. I'm happy with it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:05 PM   #67
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Nice bike but.....you have to get rid of those front fender brackets somehow, they are just way to long.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:14 PM   #68
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Nice bike but.....you have to get rid of those front fender brackets somehow, they are just way to long.
Problem is w/ the forks like that, a sport bike fender is plastic molded all the way down to mount in those same spots. Looks slightly less goofy because the whole bike is plastic.

Can't clamp under the uprights, cannot mount to the uprights.

Realistically I think the best cosmetic would be to use wider material, and mill out the inside area to look trick. The plastic fenders from sport bikes are quite bizarre when you stare at them.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:56 PM   #69
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Nice bike but.....you have to get rid of those front fender brackets somehow, they are just way to long.

I'd appreciate any suggestions for alternative ways to mount a normal fender on inverted forks. what's pictured is the best I could come up with.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:51 PM   #70
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I'd appreciate any suggestions for alternative ways to mount a normal fender on inverted forks. what's pictured is the best I could come up with.
I wouldn't worry about it that much for the time being.

I had my doubts when you started this thread but it's obvious that, so far, your bike has shaped up pretty nicely. Yeah, the fender stay in the front looks a little wonky but it stops looking that way as soon as one realizes how difficult and expesive solving that problem might be.

Relax and ride your bike. The answer'll come at the right time and at the right price.
Oh... And did I say that I like what youre doing with your bike? I do!
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:02 AM   #71
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The reason I ask about geomtry is that the bike looks dumped in the front compared to the long stock forks. Are the wheels both 18" ?
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:53 AM   #72
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No the rear is an 18 but it's a 140/80 tire and probably a little taller than stock. I did not take any before or after measurements so I don't have a baseline to compare the front end height with.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:21 AM   #73
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...soooo, 18" rear, 19" front? That would be standard wheel size for a /7 beemer. Those are Lesters so I'll assume that's the size.
So geomtry shouldn't change except for the squattier forks.
Hmmm...
Lornce, Anton, chime in anytime here...
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #74
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Great looking bike!

Re the geometry, it could be a lot different than stock. Fork length, triple clamp offset, wheel offset at the axle are all different than a stocker. But hey, if it handles good that's the proof in the pudding. Any issues with the 19" wheel hitting any hard parts at full fork compression? Again, really nice build. Someday I'll do something similar with my R80/7.

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:55 AM   #75
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I've been pretty stoked about this swap,and have been searching for a different fender redo. Found this on another forum.
Here's the link, as I can't seem to figure out the image post thing yet.
Sorry, I'm noobish, bear w/me.
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=63784.325
The image is a third of the way down the page.. Its a guy who did a Honda 954RR?, but its that same Showa fender mount system..He used aluminum tubing,and says he bent it around his sons basketball. He mounted the braces on top of the aluminum fender, a reworked by him Royal Enfield rear fender..
To my way of thinking,it brings a retro look to the modern front end.
Pretty cool. I'm gonna go this way..
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