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Old 03-30-2011, 06:26 AM   #16
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you maybe able to run twin side mounted shocks with the appropriate subframe reinforcement.
I thought about it, but the costs and work far exceed the effort to remake a custom airbox out of carbon fiber or something. Plus I already bought a 950 shock and the bike weighs very close to what the FZ1 weighs.

I went through the whole adapting other stuff to make it fit routine with the front end. I have 2 sets of KYB 48mm forks and a set of Ohlins. Plus 2 sets of Excel wheels. The costs to basically supermoto the front end from fatter rim to custom springs, bigger brakes, superlace the rim etc added up to more than just buying a KTM 950 front end, which in the end will be a better solution with off the shelf parts.

Plus I don't really like the look of twin shocks, but you're right it would fix the problem. And I have 2 KYM YZ shocks....
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:46 AM   #17
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I have read about his jetting magic, seems the guy to go to. For the EXUP, since I would be ditching about 10 lbs between the valve and servo motor plus a lot cleaner look, do you think the tradeoff is justified? Are we talking 5 HP or 30 HP?

If I lose a little, that's fine, I'd rather have the weight savings and I also need to clean up the exhaust. Since I am doing all this mods to exhaust and airbox above, I may weld in a AFR bung and get a wideband tuner to help with jetting. If it runs fine from the go, I'll leave it.

No nut shots coming, have no fear.
Ivan also does a versions for a full system, but I'm not sure how sensitive the setup is wrt simply eliminating the EXUP valve. I think the shape and design of the collector is an issue - again Ivan will be able to advise based on your priorities. You'd be down say 10-15% at lower revs, but whatever, the bike will produce way more power than can be safely used with knobblies.... but you don't sound risk averse to me
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:56 PM   #18
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I Spoke to ivan today. Not the friendliest guy out there. He sold me a pod set up that will eliminate the air box setup. He advised against the exup delete but to run an r1 header that will be tighter to the motor and redo the front motor mount.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:08 AM   #19
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:16 PM   #20
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Hi,

Very nice project so far! Reminds me of the old fz powered tenere from the late 80's that did the dakar...

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:13 PM   #21
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Thanks bro, got the brake parts, patiently awaiting the "gun case"

I didn't get a ton done this weekend, but made some progress. My wife is now home so the furious progress has ground to a halt

On the advice of famous Ivan, I replaced the entire airbox with his pod filter setup with custom velocity stacks and K&N pods. I'll run the overfilter to keep the dust out. He also had me drilling out carbs and swapping jets to clean up the midrange and reduce surging. You can see how big the stock airbox was. He says the pods add some HP (like I need anymore on this) but what I wanted was the real estate. Got tons of room for my shock, even room for the battery box closer to center of gravity and lower in the bike.







That mod made the entire locating the shock deal MUCH easier. I measured PABikers 950 so I have a fairly good idea where the shock needs to be to get 950 suspension performance. I'm waiting on Frank's package to arrive so that I can do a final shock mount and burn it in.





The front should be easy. I say that because my options are to use the factory FZ1 stem pressed into the YZ450 triples and then KTM 950 forks, brakes etc after that. The YZ triples are slightly wider than the 950 so I may have to rethink that but I don't want to make too many decisions before I have the parts in hand.

I built a "custom" aluminum battery box to relocate the factory battery. I say custom because I'm teaching myself TIG welding and this is all new to me. I made some really strong joints, just not the prettiest stack of dimes. I will probably grind it down to not embarrass myself at the next ADV ralley.




I am hoping to have this sorted by the Eastern rendezvous in May and make the trip down.

I have some spacers to get machined for the swingarm as well as the wheel.

Also need to start working on the fairing, lights etc, but that will wait until the front end is on.

I REALLY hope I remember how this thing goes back together

I plan on getting the frame blasted and powdercoated, just not sure what colors to do. I'd prefer to leave the tank black, the suspension will be whatever KTM is, pretty much silver. Rims are black.

Oh forgot, decided to have Woody build me a front wheel for this. Too much waiting on the flea market. He superlaced a stock front hub with a black anodized Excel 1.8" to match the rear. I will run Scorpions for the summer as I want to travel to some rallies.

My buddy owns a huge metal fab shop so I have been rummaging through his scrap bins and come up with some nuggets. I'll have him brake the bags on his machine and then I will weld them up. Going for Jesse bag size and I had them before and really liked the overall size.

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #22
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #23
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:34 PM   #24
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No first names dammit Now my cover is blown Thanks for your help with the 950 the other night
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:59 PM   #25
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:13 AM   #26
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No first names dammit Now my cover is blown Thanks for your help with the 950 the other night
Sorry Bob, won't happen again.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:54 AM   #27
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OMG! Mad fabricatin' skillz, dude! That is amazing!

I "drew" this picture (in PowerPoint)_ back in 2005!

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...ghlight=enduro
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:14 AM   #28
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OMG! Mad fabricatin' skillz, dude! That is amazing!

I "drew" this picture (in PowerPoint)_ back in 2005!

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...ghlight=enduro
Thanks bro. Can't see pic post it up...
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:20 PM   #29
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Thanks bro. Can't see pic post it up...
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #30
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I'm going along those same lines, but with 18/21 KTM wheels, no body work and no front fairing. Well, like a rally fairing but that is pretty much it.

I have a lot of the big pieces coming in the next couple weeks so I should make some great progress. I will probably shoot it with a rattle can so I can ride it to a rally, then strip it for powdercoat after I decide I like the way things are.

I think I saw that pic before...
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