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Old 10-10-2011, 10:53 PM   #121
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I'm seeing them on top of a snorkle. Actually I was thinking of putting them where the air box would go and running tubing to the carbs. They'd take less room than the airbox if you have trouble fitting it. Just a thought.

Sounds like we probably passed each other saturday. I'm anxious to see this beastie. Looks cool in the photos. I'll have to wait 'til halloween weekend I guess.

Yeah, I thought about that too and it looks like less labor to modify the stock air box to fit.

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Give me the short statement on why carbs...over EFI?

Ran like crap under 4,000 rpm and got 32 mpg, I can do better with carbs.

Short enough?
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:44 PM   #122
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Short enough?
no.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:38 AM   #123
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EFI SUCKS.
Short enough?


fixed....and yes.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:07 AM   #124
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Whew, almost pulled the frame off for finish work...glad I didn't so I can measure for throttle cables. In touch with Motion Pro and they are 9 days out, glad I jumped on it right now!!
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:09 AM   #125
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Ok, throttle and cables ordered...north of $300.

They said that it might be a pretty tough pull on the old throttle hand and that the splitter may or may not like the force put on it, so I ordered an extra splitter so I have a trail spare just in case it breaks.

I'll going to look into softer springs on the carbs if it's too much of a pull, shouldn't be a big deal since gaspipe runs the same setup.


Edit; Just found how to reset the tension on the throttle return spring, should be good to go now that I know how it works.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:01 AM   #126
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Where's the first aid kit gonna go?

I usually keep it in the butt pocket on my pink jacket, that way it's with me after I throw myself out into the trees.

Now I need to figure out where to keep the epi-pins.


Lost a couple of days on the build due to just about dying the other day, stung by a bee in the neck on the way to work. I've been stung well over 100 times during my life in the outdoors and this one put me over the top. I got stung in the neck on the TAT and if I would have had this reaction out there I'd be dead for sure.


Haven't heard from Poolside in awhile...I'd better jump into the ignition the next time he surfaces.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #127
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Now I need to figure out where to keep the epi-pins.
Brings new meaning to the phrase "Pin it!"





I'm glad you're still making a beeline to finishing this project and riding.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:30 PM   #128
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Stop commenting in my thread and build man!!!!
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #129
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Inspired by my stinging comments, Rob got over his shock and did some work today.



Because he's so dedicated to the BMW way, he wants to give every consideration for getting cooler than anybody else.





It was fun to watch the genius at work.



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Old 10-15-2011, 08:34 PM   #130
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Thanks for the help, Nicky!!

I'd been trying to figure out where to put the oil cooler and that will work out great.

Big push first thing in the morning, sailah!!

Weld some tabs on for the oil cooler, then I can strip it down for final welding and paint. With any luck I can start final assembly by tomorrow evening.

I'll build a fine mesh oil cooler guard during the week that will bolt on and we'll have major progress again. It's hard to believe all the hours I have into ordering parts and getting them right the first time, but I think I've done the needed work and I'm on track for a finish here soon.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:32 PM   #131
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:06 PM   #132
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Got the oil cooler mounted, need to make a screen for it still...don't panic.




This is actually a good sign.






Just about done welding everything up and can't think of anything else that I need to hang off the frame, so paint will go on in the morning.






I built the headlight mount and trimmed the front fender to clear the oil cooler. Also cycled the front end to make sure the tire doesn't hit the oil cooler, it could in theory, but the sump will hit the ground about 4 inches before the tire gets to the cooler.

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:43 PM   #133
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Got the oil cooler mounted, need to make a screen for it still...don't panic.

I like this one - it's like the invisible beast with the headstock, engine, tank and fork triple clamps visible, front fender, oil cooler and then everything else is just not there.

Looks like you're ready to sand and powder coat that frame with an expensive, time-consuming paint job.

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Old 10-17-2011, 04:46 AM   #134
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Got the oil cooler mounted, need to make a screen for it still...don't panic.


I've got some beefy perforated alum mesh that works great for guards like that, I am running it as a rad guard. Let me know if you want some, it's good stuff.

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:23 AM   #135
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Good idea sailah, we have a metal store up the street...need to get some stuff for my muffler, I'll see if they have something. Hoping to find some stainless mesh that will get zip tied over the cooler. Thanks for the offer!!

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