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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by jrozar, May 20, 2013.
great thread, looks awsome
Nice build with your 690
Tomorrow the Rally Fairing is off to be sanded and smoothed out and shot with factory matched paint....
Light bracket for the headlight conversion is under way
We started sketching out the wrap....but cant give any details on that...
Factory graphics being pulled off the stock tank, wet sanded and then thebcarbon fiber guards will be installed
A few more weeks it should be ready for test & tune.
Then after time to wrap it and complete....
But are these projects ever complete?
No. No, they aren't.
Be interested to see your light mount setup!keep up the good work1
I've already mentioned to Les over at M Power that once the first is completed he may need to make several more and he said it would be no problem
My Happy Trails soft bags arrived today, Im very pleased with the design and craftsmanship...Very Nice Quality.
I decided to go with these because i could use them for both adventure touring and even for a rally to carry tools, parts etc....
For a rally I will run just one and on the opposite side a backing plate we are making that would hold a rotopax mount. With this we could add just about any liquid or even use their tool box with the pannier sytem.
I will post up pictures of mounting them later...
Back side that attaches to the pannier rack
Your build is awesome. Can't wait to see what you do with the lighting. Rode mine in the dark the other night and realize how spoiled I am with my Vstrom headlights.
Have you considered reinforcing your sub frame? Seems to be a fairly common failure when running panniers. Starts with cross member for the tool box cracking and ends with bent and cracked subframes.
Good point on the subframe, I may go ahead and gusset it now.
Is the carb upgrade worth the expense or keep the factory one?
The Keihin FCR-MX totally transforms the bike, for racing I wouldn't think twice about it.
What effect would it have on gas mileage compared to the stock one jetted proper?
For a bike that would be used for both adventure touring and Rally's would it be an advantage or disadvantage with the FCR?
I mean a Rally is more about time and constant average speed...If I take longer for fuel compared to the time it takes to get to speed between the two carbs it seems a disadvantage would be refueling.
At constant speeds, a properly jetted carb is going to pull the same amount of fuel, whether it's a CV or pumper carb.
The difference is that pumper carb reacts immediately to throttle inputs by squirting some fuel, instead of having the sluggish response a CV carb has. So if you are constantly on and off the throttle, it will use more fuel, but only because the engine is ready to go there and then, and not a second or two later when vacuum has finally pulled the slide open on the CV carb.
There is a reason why pretty much every single race bike uses the FCR-MX, regardless of time needed for refueling. With your huge stock tank that shouldn't be a concern.
If you want a FCR carb let me know
My bike ran so much better with the FCR
Very nice build. Do you or will you have a before and after weight?
Looking damn good Jason!!!
Looks like my next visit to LV might be postponed until towards the end of June, but we need to get a ride in...
Nice build, but I'd get rid of that crossover front brake line for the sake of safety...Man, those things are dangerous. :eek1
All valid points looks like time to upgrade the carb... This bike will be on the road one day.
I need to start working on the nav tower also.
What else does this build need that I may be missing?