the african twin honda never built

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by kenny robert, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Loving this project. Well done!
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  2. kenny robert

    kenny robert Been here awhile

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    thank you much obliged
    the airbox is 100% done front suspension wheels brakes 100%
    rear shocks easy peasy i am custom building a pair of fox factory shocks for it.and now is good timing cause i am, doing a -pair for a customer his are for a 76PE250 with similarv wheel travel
    the valving will be close and the fox factory are easy revalve
    i need to calculate my final drive ratio
    i am spinning the output 10% faster than a stock cb/cl/sl
    so i need lower gearing higher numerically
    in will do the math but in my head 1 tooth lower in front may do it
    gas tank is 100% fitted needs paint but i wont let that stop me from riding
    seat pan done
    exhaust 100% done foot controls and pegs 100%done
    seat cushioning will not take much to get it in a condition the upholsterer can deal without racking up hours
    seat covers i did when i was a kid on moms machine
    \but it is a something i now leave to the pros.
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  3. kenny robert

    kenny robert Been here awhile

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    you may notice the brass color under the heads of the intake boot flanges
    well i needed wanted the bike narrow and carbs were just a bit to wide set to fit the airbox the bell mouths of velo stacks were contacting airbox sidewalls
    i knew i could move them back so i chucked up those phenolic dt1 carb insulators chucked em up in lathe wobbly,precisely wobbly, to face off with an angle to cant carbs inward
    each one got oring grooved head side the rubber spigot flanges are oringed as well
    the brass is home made spherical alighnment washers to address the angle
    important so i can maintain the port insulater juction as a smooth transition which i recently finished stuffed intake ports full of wadding and blended any small steps with diegrinder see,without self compensating spherical washers bolt heads plant on an angle not right wants to shove things sideways:deal
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  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Heeee heeee.......a picture is worth a 1000 words.
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  5. kenny robert

    kenny robert Been here awhile

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    spill it i sense an inner meaning
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  6. kenny robert

    kenny robert Been here awhile

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  7. kenny robert

    kenny robert Been here awhile

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  8. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Ahh ah...a hole driller.......man after my own heart.
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  9. kenny robert

    kenny robert Been here awhile

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  10. kenny robert

    kenny robert Been here awhile

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