Overgrown Offroad Zombie

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by larryboy, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Fab418

    Fab418 Pig ridin'

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    Larryboy, You mentioned in my thread that you where going to run .48 springs up front right? I just ordered .65s from Sonic Springs in CA after talking to Rich over there. Maybe you should check with those guys if you haven't bought yours yet. I think .48 might be a little soft especially with your talent with piping:D

    Cheers,
  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Ok, don't get hung up on weight yet. I never weighed the subframe alone, I'd guess 15 pounds looking at it and the stock stuff that held up the front is about 16 pounds that isn't going back on. So...long answer, my frame addition and box racks have put 35 pounds back on the bike...acceptable for the safety that was important to me.

    .49 springs went in, fab. That's what it's going to get, stiffer springs aren't made for these forks and they'll be fine. Unless you have found stiffer springs for XR650R forks? :ear


    I'll do a final tally on the weight savings, I took about 160 pounds off the bike. The stock front wheel was 38.5 pounds with tire and I'll compare that to the new front. The only real world wet weight that I could find for a plain jane 1150GS was 580 pounds ready to ride. My goal is still 500 ready to go.
  3. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thought about using this earlier, but it's a little small for this engine size...it's crunch time, so I'm using it.


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    Motion Pro screwed up, they can sell you parts, but seem to have a hard time making sure that part remains yours. If I'm a business and somebody orders parts that require a custom build two weeks out I take all the parts required for that customer and put them on the shelf with their name and build date. Frusrated beyond belief with them, but they have a system that allows me to order the part through them and the system picks the closest dealer with that part number in stock and has them ship it to me....could be a dealer right in my town or Bolivia...they have no way of knowing. :baldy
  4. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    I don't think that canister is for a gas engine. You might put your eye out with that thing! :eek1

    Too bad about MotionSickness. I guess you moved too fast for them? :deal

    :lol3
  5. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Their system seems to work ok, the part shipped today from Faultline in Hollister. Thank goodness, I was about to snap. :baldy
  6. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :clap :clap :clap Now you don't have to throttle anybody. :deal

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  7. Fab418

    Fab418 Pig ridin'

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    Drop an email to Rich at sonicsprings.com if you want to discuss your options. They made me .65 spring when all the other vendors went to .52 max.
  8. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thanks Fabrice!! I'll keep them in mind, but I'm out of cash and time to change right now...I still have a final drive to rebuild. :eek1


    Ok, hooked up with Poolside on the phone and Jim walked me through how to time the new ignition. Once we figured out that I set the engine to my 60* mark on my timing wheel instead of 60* BTDC...I was only 30* off :lol3, things went smooth after that.

    Jim is a very patient guy, I woulda hung up on me. :rofl


    We used this:

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    I own a meter that is smarter than me, I use it at work to find key off battery drains with the amp setting and that's about it. Our most common problems come from the aftermarket equipment that our rigs are covered with. I have started using charge guards on every draw I find, the labor to actually fix things is murder on the customer...find the draw and seperate it with a charge guard.

    The meter for Jim:

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    This is how I rigged things to set the new gap on the timing cup:

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    Jim was going to talk me through wiring up the neutral light for the Acewell, but I bumped negative into positive and fried the light in the dash. :baldy
  9. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :bow Yer just like Radioman - turning every negative into a positive. :thumb

    Oh wait, this ain't quite the same is it. :scratch

    :zilla
  10. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yes, I'm positive I screwed up the neutral light.


    I was thinking that I had major warpage after final welding, but then realized that my last weld in section that I only tacked to check for clearance didn't actually have enough clearance...gonna take care of that and build the intake here in a minute.

    My insurance guy is a pain sometimes, he expects me to have a fax machine, but then can't seem to answer emails...got a notice from the DMV that they're going to suspend my registration on the BMW if I don't get insurance. :baldy
  11. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    This is a very interesting build you got going on here! :1drink
  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thanks, dog!!


    I made up a new brake line since the ABS stuff is gone all I need it this short connector.

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    The missing part from Motion Pro actually made it here before the cables...whew.

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    I'm now building the intake out of a bunch of old exhaust tubing.

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    I try not to work at night after I get home, but I'm going to shorten and flare my oil lines later tonight.

    I've got fly strips all over the garage and the flies seem to like them better than me...we have a chicken farmer a few doors down, gotta love renters, but it beats the freaks we've had before. :baldy


    Oh yeah, got the coil mount welded in today too. I'll finish the intake before I settle on a battery mount.
  13. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Soooo stoked!!! :clap


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    Like a kick to the groin.:kboom



    Told them in type by email and loud and clear on the phone....90 degree fittings at the carbs...do those look like 90 degree fittings? :baldy

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    Now we get to try and figure this out...ordered on the 11th and 14 days later it's fricking wrong.
  14. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Oh man that sucks!! Reminds me when sprocket specialists shipped my custom sprocket with 3mm bolts holes:deal 2 days before I had to leave on my maiden voyage.

    Their reply was literally "take it to a machine shop and have them drill out the holes.":eek1

    You'll get it fixed, just start hollerin'
  15. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Best suggestion I can think of right now it to call SoCal speed shop and see if they know anyone locally that can make or modify a set of cables. Hot Rod guys need throttle cables all the time.

    Or call Terry Cable in Hesperia. 1-800-854-4691
    They made a throttle cable for my BMW once when I broke down near there. Took the guy 10 minutes and charged me $15.

    http://www.terrycable.com/index.aspx
  16. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thanks for the support guys, we're not into total tragedy country yet. I burned a morning getting things ironed out with Motion Pro, but we're on track to get the cables fixed and back to me this week. The nice thing is that they are local...if they screw up again I can go throw a brick through their showroom window. :wink:

    Preston was pretty upset because he made a nice technical drawing off of my sketch and the tech just decided to not do the 90's.


    I'm still very happy with where I'm at on the project:

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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Throttle cables got back to Motion Pro yesterday before noon. I'd really like to go bonkers and scream at them, but the fate of my project is in thier hands, so I'm playing it cool...oh, 2-3 days? Oh, ok...that's fine, it's not like I'M THE MUTHERFAWKING CUSTOMER YOU LITTLE TWIT!!!! No I didn't say that, but I wanted to.

    Just ordered the final drive parts from BMW locally, used the online form so I don't scream at anybody.

    I swear the whole world has gone to hell, it's no wonder the economy is in the crapper.


    Just a few more things to do and I'll be into final assembly.
  18. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    FIX'T :deal



    :zilla

    :lol3

    You're showing amazing restraint. :clap :clap :clap

    It's all about the ride...

    And the stories. :evil
  19. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    SERENITY NOW!!!!



    Got the oil lines dialed in this morning, no kinks.

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    Hafta come up with a bung for the crankcase breather tube, weld that in and finish a couple parts of the intake, weld a couple of support tabs for the intake, then battery tray. Fab will be done by noon tomorrow.

    Gonna try to go straight to bed when I get home tonight and up early, gotta crank this thing out.
  20. Ridin Dirty

    Ridin Dirty What day is it?

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    Larryboy, I'm really enjoying your build. Can't wait for the ride report(s)!

    The question is:

    (Larryboy time x Larryboy skill) + $ > 2($$$ + touratech catelog) ???