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Unfortunately for y'all I have very little else to do and a 900 day winter to do it, sooooo here comes this off seasons thread. As mentioned elsewhere I have a few projects to bloggerate about. 

 

Project 1, getting room in the shop for my truck, was basically to rub the wardens nose in it since she can't park a hot wheels car in her garage. Ha!

Project 2. A. Getting the forks off to be refreshed and B. the bodywork off for rebuild and repaint.

 

Bike sitting in a corner, stripped to her drawers. I refreshed the shock for MotoAmerica midseason so gonna let that go for now. I will refresh the linkages, swingarm pivot, and just might cut off the subframe and make a removable gp tail section. 

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Fairings stripped of stickers and graphics getting ready for a good sand and fiberglass work. The upper is busted good on the right side, thanks Tony. The tank I flailed when I cannon balled it off t3. I already fixed the lower and tail from that one.

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Forks waiting for a box and label

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I'll put up more pics of bodywork as I go. I don't do car-show quality work but it looks good enough from trackside as I glide by.

I also forgot about that extra motor. I haffa do sumpin with that dern thang. Stay tuned.

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sorkyah

Xtra motor? 

What're you got planned for it?

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8 hours ago, sorkyah said:

Xtra motor? 

What're you got planned for it?

Not all that much this time. I think I'll put cams in and port the head.  Leave stock pistons in it and stay outta the bottom. I learned that lesson, I'll leave that to the more serious folks out there.  Then maybe I'll bore my throttle bodies (only have 1 set of those) and have 2 similar and reliable mid/upper 80hp motors. Plenty of fun for club racing and an occasional up class romp.  

 

Speaking of motors, guys are getting +100 hp now and have discovered north of 90 you need rods and 5th gear gets iffy. Flirt with 100hp and 4th gear starts to go. You're also refreshing them routinely. Power? You bet. Fun? Absolutely. Affordable? What's your budget. 

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sorkyah

100hp would be fun

Can't afford it though

 

Wouldn't mind seeing 85-90 though

Its nice at 72 with the 2wdw flash but I feel I should be nearly thrown off the seat when I accelerate

 

Looks like expensive upgrades are in my future

Q.Q

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mossrider

A tiny little crack...

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Getting it prepped...

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Fitting the patch for a structural repair...

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Primary patch setting up prior to finishing...

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Backing piece on inside..

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Almost ready for Concours d'Elegance,

or a spare track upper.

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blackout

Ram air for 2019?

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36 minutes ago, blackout said:

Ram air for 2019?

I'm gonna hit you so hard you'll wear out rollin...

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sorkyah

screw the ram-air.... 
just get a turbo @mossrider

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Just now, sorkyah said:

screw the ram-air.... 
just get a turbo @mossrider

You and Blackout,

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mossrider

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sorkyah

yessss


though i think i would be more of beaker

 

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Well it's not turbo's or atomic ram bustin mega joule horse torquelers but it is progress,

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Had been flailed by the idiots chest that crashed it so it just needed to be reinforced from beneath and the gel coat fixed.

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Mad

you could try to use some Kevlar to keep everything together In case of a crash, will be just an extrema ratio but there are no real disadvantages 

 

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Just now, Mad said:

you could try to use some Kevlar to keep everything together In case of a crash, will be just an extrema ratio but there are no real disadvantages 

 

Yeah, but I have acres of leftover glass cloth and mat from snowmobile racing/wrecking days so using what I got. 

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3 hours ago, Mad said:

you could try to use some Kevlar to keep everything together In case of a crash, will be just an extrema ratio but there are no real disadvantages 

 

glass cloth is also MUUUUUUCH cheaper than kevlar

 

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