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On 12/21/2019 at 9:16 PM, mossrider said:

Might have to change the team name to Dumpster Dave's or Goodwill Racing, lol. I enjoy refurbishing fiberglass to save a few bucks to help offset the cost of the cool go fast goodies. Frees up shop space for Andy too.

Curious to see how much weight this shaves too. Last time I weighed was at pittrace 2019 on MotoAmerica's scales I was 156kg with 2 gals of fuel onboard. I just wish my weight loss program was as effective as the bikes.

Weightloss program for the riders is usually MUCH cheaper than the weightloss program  for the bike.... 

just sayin, eat less+spend less= more race parts... 

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Just now, TenRacing said:

Weightloss program for the riders is usually MUCH cheaper than the weightloss program  for the bike.... 

just sayin, eat less+spend less= more race parts... 

Happy new year!

 

Parts pooper...😛

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If I was a parts pooper my bike would be done bwahahahaha!!!! 

Happy new year, send our wishes to your lovely bride as well! 

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Didn't get much done but have a good time. I made two different batches of chilli, testing new recipes to defend my chilli championship.

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Walleye pepper chilli in foreground was a hit but they seemed to like the sirloin tip w/bacon version on back burner the best. Heathens. They did wipe out my apple pie moonshine however.

Found out Suzuki con-rods make just enough power to open dos equis bottles, lol.

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I got 3 sets of SV fairings glassed up and ready for the season. Slipper in my motor and buttoned up w/o injury, never mind the small fire. A little bit of setup on my chassis and drilled a filter by-pass in an SV fuel pump to get another 15 years out of it on track, haha

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Tore down some old blown SV motors to salvage parts in preparation for a couple motor builds.

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No injuries or arrests, winter can be pleasant enough I guess.

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fzar
On 12/31/2019 at 10:14 PM, TenRacing said:

Weightloss program for the riders is usually MUCH cheaper than the weightloss program  for the bike.... 

just sayin, eat less+spend less= more race parts... 

Im working on it as we speak, switched to Coors light after dinner.

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On 1/5/2020 at 8:49 PM, fzar said:

Im working on it as we speak, switched to Coors light after dinner.

Weighed myself dismorning.... uugghhh. I've topped out at my heaviest ever on record. I'm quitting dinner and its only Coors light from here on in. I really should get my priorities straightened out!

 

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On 1/5/2020 at 9:49 PM, fzar said:

Im working on it as we speak, switched to Coors light after dinner.

This guy never worries about what he eats.

 

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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mossrider
On 1/7/2020 at 1:37 PM, blackout said:

This guy never worries about what he eats.

 

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In his case it's all balls...

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23 hours ago, mossrider said:

In his case it's all balls...

And now he is riding for Kawasaki!   Most likely a more proper bike for him than the Norton.  

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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fzar
1 hour ago, blackout said:

And now he is riding for Kawasaki!   Most likely a more proper bike for him than the Norton.  

Yes he is. Great news. Full road race line up too.

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Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki Sign John McGuinness for 2020 Road Racing campaign Road racing legend, John McGuinness will contest the 2020 Isle of Man TT and International North...

Quattro plant racing none the less.

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Just now, blackout said:

And now he is riding for Kawasaki!   Most likely a more proper bike for him than the Norton.  

Fat, old, ugly and fast. My hero! 

Well, 3 outta 4 ain't bad. 

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20 hours ago, mossrider said:

Fat, old, ugly and fast. My hero! 

Well, 3 outta 4 ain't bad. 

And a set a balls the size of!!!!! Not to mind talent, he has won 23 TT's I think (electric included) 

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@fzar 

My rebuild parts for the old Brembo P32/34 showed up so I hung the new under slung qizmo on the swinger and mocked up a brake line and bleed the system down. Neat little caliper from a bygone era. That skeletonized rotor is pretty cool too, weighs like nothing,

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 Then I putzed around fitting up the rear seat and realized I'm off a smidgen on the set back of course.

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Started patching up the hand-me-down bodywork too. Stuff should look fine when finished.

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Yesterday was -32F actual, today a little better, but a good weekend to hide in the shop. 

Not much left of what I bought from Yamaha, lol.

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10 minutes ago, mossrider said:

So I thought I'd dial my favorite old 900# to see whats what now that the world has moved on to Internet porn. After @fzar hung up I decided to get a couple projects done in the shop,

My rebuild parts for the old Brembo P32/34 showed up so I hung the new under slung qizmo on the swinger and mocked up a brake line and bleed the system down. Neat little caliper from a bygone era. That skeletonized rotor is pretty cool too, weighs like nothing,

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 Then I putzed around fitting up the rear seat and realized I'm off a smidgen on the set back of course.

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Started patching up the hand-me-down bodywork too. Stuff should look fine when finished.

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Yesterday was -32F actual, today a little better, but a good weekend to hide in the shop. 

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Sexy looking, doe's the rear caliper use the same slide bar (tab) as the OEM on the swingarm?Just upside down!!  Jeez that rotor looks like it came of my mountain bike, cool nonetheless and practical. Did you leave the rear brake line the same length? I do like the way its turned around on the master cylinder. Heck I like all of it, wheel, rotor, caliper too. But that tyre!!!!

Also stock airbox??

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Just now, fzar said:

Sexy looking, doe's the rear caliper use the same slide bar (tab) as the OEM on the swingarm?Just upside down!!  Jeez that rotor looks like it came of my mountain bike, cool nonetheless and practical. Did you leave the rear brake line the same length? I do like the way its turned around on the master cylinder. Heck I like all of it, wheel, rotor, caliper too. But that tyre!!!!

Also stock airbox??

The brake stay uses the same lug on the swingarm as the stock one does yes. I was lucky with the brake line. The SS Spiegler line I had on there before fit. I just end for ended it to get the angles i wanted and swapped the bleeder screw and banjo bolt in the caliper to get the length right.

Don't get me started on the airbox, that's covered adnuseum elsewhere here. I've done extensive testing and this is the best I've come up with. 

The tire is a take off junker on there so I can roll it around the shop and to protect the wheel from Bob.

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On 11/8/2019 at 4:43 PM, mossrider said:

Had a couple days off which is always dangerous. Started thinking about splitting the stock 3 piece head gasket and messing with the squish and compression ratio. Since I put together the previous motor with reliability in mind I didn't mess with it any more than necessary and used a stock head gasket when I reassembled it. I tend to be my own worst enemy some times. 

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The pic above is the stock head gasket I pulled out. Bellow I've pulled it apart trying to talk some sense into myself.

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Might be a cheaper way for me to get a couple of horse power w/o going with high compression pistons and rods and such. Hmm?

Here's a cool link to some cool online calculators for all you mental masterbaiters out there. You know who you are...

Let's go folks, who's with me?

 

The restrictors are in the inner layer of the head gasket.  You have to make custom ones to keep them.  
 

I have some different sizes if you want to play with them give me a call or message.  

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13 hours ago, mossrider said:

@fzar 

My rebuild parts for the old Brembo P32/34 showed up so I hung the new under slung qizmo on the swinger and mocked up a brake line and bleed the system down. Neat little caliper from a bygone era. That skeletonized rotor is pretty cool too, weighs like nothing,

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Mossrider

That caliper hanger was made by me.  I'll shoot you a message about it, that appears to be a non standard one.

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3 hours ago, Spatt said:

Mossrider

That caliper hanger was made by me.  I'll shoot you a message about it, that appears to be a non standard one.

You rock. 

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Looking real tidy @mossrider !

I'm really liking that subframe of yours...

Hmm...

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1 hour ago, pgeldz said:

Looking real tidy @mossrider !

I'm really liking that subframe of yours...

Hmm...

Quit looking up my subframe...IMG_20200102_112138.thumb.jpg.4c8e6f94de454c31b4ed3988b662b8f1.jpg

Fork tubes, half the frame, engine cases and swingarm are all that's left of the original bike, haha.

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Just now, mossrider said:

Quit looking up my subframe...IMG_20200102_112138.thumb.jpg.4c8e6f94de454c31b4ed3988b662b8f1.jpg

Fork tubes, half the frame, engine cases and swingarm are all that's left of the original bike, haha.

Lookin' good my friend!  Naked, just how I like 'em, LoL!

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