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Old 10-10-2011, 12:04 PM   #121
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I was planning to do a custom airbox from the start, but with the extra tubes on top my air filter doesn't fit. I think that by accident the stock airbox might still fit...it's time to rip the frame off the engine for final welding/paint and I can see if the airbox will squeeze in there.

Kind of cool that I can still mock up the seats and tank to the frame when it's off the engine. Going to have to change where I was going to put the coil with the airbox back in the mix.

Put an email into Motion Pro for the throttle and cables, I don't have time to build my own system from parts and I don't think it's a good idea to only use the stock pull cables, Mikuni advises to go push/pull all the way to the carb to prevent a high vacuum slide opening ie; hung throttle.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #122
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A couple of these should work fine.



You're not really calculating airbox volume and tuning at this point are you?
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:04 PM   #123
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No room for those, Mike. They don't really like water anyways.

I don't really "calculate".




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Old 10-10-2011, 03:45 PM   #124
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No room for those, Mike. They don't really like water anyways.

I don't really "calculate".




Sorry we missed you Saturday.
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.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #125
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Give me the short statement on why carbs...over EFI?
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:53 PM   #126
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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.

You have my phone #? You can always text me and see if I'm here for a drop by.



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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   #127
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Short enough?
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:38 AM   #128
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EFI SUCKS.
Short enough?


fixed....and yes.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:07 AM   #129
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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   #130
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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 10-13-2011, 10:43 PM   #131
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Where's the first aid kit gonna go?
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:01 AM   #132
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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   #133
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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   #134
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Stop commenting in my thread and build man!!!!
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #135
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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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