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Old 12-08-2012, 07:02 PM   #136
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Thanks man! My bike is running an xs400 twin so my carbs and jetting will be completely different. However, I did have to go with bigger jets. I also changed from the vacuum slide carbs to vm mikuni's. Do you have a link to your build? I would love to see it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:13 AM   #137
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Hi Falcon,
you did a brilliant job! I like bikes like your's very much. I still remember being struck when German enduro-racer Rolf Witthöft some kind of siamesed a KLX 250 rolling chassis with a bored-out Z 440 (soft-chopper!) engine of 501 cc to run it in the then new 4-stroke-class over 500 cc. Mid-sized singles are great off-road but I like the smoother character of a twin-engine soo much ...
I'd also like to see Rick's bike!
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:14 PM   #138
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This project id flat-out bitchin'!

Congrats on a great job!

The only thing that I would add is some type of inner fender or flap that would protect the shock and air filters from thrown dirt.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #139
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Thanks hondo! I totally agree on the mud guard. I have since made a temporary guard out of a mudflap.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #140
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Love the bike Falcon.
The tail hump and aluminum front fender and simple styling give it a vintage Rickman flare but with your own style and ideas. Very cool.

I am curious on the rear wheel set up. Why the 19" rear wheel? Is that a front tire on the rear?
I just do not see much in the way of DOT rear tires in 19" and in Cali DOT can be a big deal. I like the wider rim though.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #141
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Thanks man, Im glad you like the bike. I converted it to a rear disc setup. The rear wheel/hub is a rear wheel off of a yz250 motocross bike. They all run 19" rear tires stock. I went with a wider rim but wanted to use the same spokes so I had to use a 19" wheel. The exact tire i wanted to run came in 19" and is DOT approved so I never gave much thought to it.


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Love the bike Falcon.
The tail hump and aluminum front fender and simple styling give it a vintage Rickman flare but with your own style and ideas. Very cool.

I am curious on the rear wheel set up. Why the 19" rear wheel? Is that a front tire on the rear?
I just do not see much in the way of DOT rear tires in 19" and in Cali DOT can be a big deal. I like the wider rim though.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:10 PM   #142
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That is a very cool lookin bike. Looks like alot of fun. Dig the paintjob.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #143
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THanks man.....it is a fun bike. Im ready for the snow to melt, so I can get back on her!

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That is a very cool lookin bike. Looks like alot of fun. Dig the paintjob.
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