Slash 5 Revive

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by elite-less, May 30, 2011.

  1. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Update?

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  2. kougan

    kougan Been here awhile

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    This is looking gorgeous; perfect balance of black and white, and the tires look great.
  3. ontic

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    I'm going to be mounting up some VM34's to the G/S soon, which I believe have the same spigot size as the VM32's. Have you tried those reducers yet on the 32's, I'm interested as to how they fit. It is a decent looking simple solution IMO if they seal properly.

    Beautiful bike by the way. I've got some /5 envy.:D
  4. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    I hear he is just waiting on an exhaust, and it is ready to go....from what I hear :rolleyes
  5. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    Thanks fellas! :freaky

    No.... just test fit the reducers on the 32s. I've run 32's prior and fit them as pictured below, but this setup required a tube inside a tube to mate the carb to the airbox tube . Never completely confident in how it sealed.

    <img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5018/5523968205_b592a4936d_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="IMG_2533">
  6. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    Well....I did receive an insider teaser not too long ago.

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7670522408_5ec5a5df95_o.jpg" width="384" height="512">

    In hindsight&#8230;. I probably should have faxed HOF a doodle to help him differentiate the top and bottom sides to my motorcycle&#8230;&#8230; cuz I think he's fabricating the exhaust upside down? :lol3


    Shoot&#8230;.maybe it's just camera lens distortion. :D


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  7. kougan

    kougan Been here awhile

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    Any update on the exhaust? I want more!
  8. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    Absolutely, thanks for the prod!
    Here are a few snaps Mr. McFubar took during the mockup phase&#8230;.

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8481/8277378417_6ecdba6df8_o.jpg" width="384" height="512" alt="photo-9-new">

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8277378511_0a3cea1d20_o.jpg" width="384" height="512" alt="photo-12">

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8277378959_e9555a613e_o.jpg" width="384" height="512" alt="photo-7">

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8277378629_299709e0aa_o.jpg" width="384" height="512" alt="photo-13">

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8146419316_b9450b4816_c.jpg" width="800" height="800" alt="bmw r100s/5 high exhaust design">

    I'm still rolling the black rims/wheels I built, I swapped to this set while the bike sat at HOF's shop.

    Currently, we have the rear muffler hangers mounted and the heat shields assembled. I fired the bike up a few weeks ago and we toodled around in the drizzly Pacific Northwest darkness.

    The r100s engine runs smooth and quiet, which is in sharp contrast to ENORMOUS tone erupting from the stereo Cone Engineering mufflers. :eek1 :lol3

    I plan to fiddle with the bike over Christmas break. I need to wire my turn signals and ignition booster, diagnose my clackety starter, tweak the 38 mikunis (seem overly rich), and replace the rear brake pedal with a new tucked-in design&#8230; oh and take current photos! :D



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  9. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    amazing build, I absolutely love it!!
  10. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Very Very nice.Everything you do is so tasteful.
  11. kougan

    kougan Been here awhile

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    Looks absolutely fantastic! Definitely digging the white fenders as well as the black wheels you have in the other photos. The exhaust wraps around the frame nice and snug, looks great!

    I've got my /5 sitting in the garage, halfway apart and am verrry tempted to take a cue from your project upon rebuild...
  12. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    &#8593; &#8593; &#8593; Thanks for the positive comments all!


    No worries, cue away! My best ideas are likely appropriated from others anyway. :lol3

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  13. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    Made a little headway over my break. I cutout some tapering front turn signal brackets. They mount to the inside of the ears via the bucket bolts and allow for a snug fit.

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/7926007584_a5195ae358_c.jpg" width="640" height="640" alt="turn signal brackets">

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8355899990_2b8d4bb9d3_z.jpg" width="640" height="640" alt="8355606314_d1cfd9ea62_b">

    I also traced my cranky starter to the /5 relay. Once I installed a later /7 starter relay, it solve that mystery.

    Got the turn signals winking, horn beeping and the ignition booster tethered to the dual output dyna.

    Thought the exhaust looked pretty skookum with the seat and tank removed. I still need to fab proper spacers for the rear exhaust mounts, but for the most part she's nearing streetable. :D

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8355618180_1be8992548_c.jpg" width="800" height="800" alt="Untitled">

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8354551329_2c7e24459b_c.jpg" width="800" height="800" alt="Untitled">


    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8354559721_a5e35853ae_c.jpg" width="800" height="800" alt="Untitled">

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8328/8355631940_cd750883de_c.jpg" width="800" height="800" alt="Untitled">

    <img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8356/8355878770_5178b5f3ce_c.jpg" width="800" height="800" alt="8354572929_da68fd9648_b">
  14. backdrifter

    backdrifter Wannabe rider

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    That looks absolutely awesome! Great job!
  15. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    That is sharp looking. If someone decided to make that exhaust regularly, I would buy a set.*




    *As long as the cables don't lay on it. :deal
  16. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    What, no boasting about your fancy new starter, battery, ignition coil, ETC. ETC.??? come on man, inquiring minds want to know!!!:lol3
  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Shut up and weld.

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  18. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Wonderful to see your /5 project approaching fruition as well! :freaky :thumb

    Houseoffubar and I deliberated adding simple supports to the exhaust that guide the cables/wires safely, but with the current setup... the clearance is comfortable. Still, adding insulation sleeves to the spark plug wires would be sensible. :D

    I'm certain the HoF will need further convincing to cobble more sets together.

    You know… I have a snowballing tendency to shellack over details. Pretty soon I'll just post pics, sans sporadic narration.

    :lol3

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  19. elite-less

    elite-less Been here awhile

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    Too sunny to be productive at work this afternoon. :ricky

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/motorrad-mcm/8476943355/" title="r100s5 by Motorrad+MCM, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8476943355_c0afc06ffd_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="r100s5"></a>
  20. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    That is incredibly attractive.