November 14, 2003 at 2:19 am #2545nigelParticipant26,18,9.7 Degrees, north east From Giza
Hope you like the bike as much as me.
Brought the bike back in 1997, after the third week I hacked The back end off.
And that’s as far as it stayed for at least Five and a haft years.
Then I got a hold of a garage so I got back in to it. Some six months later and a
lot of time & money spent she is now getting close to Completion.
The bike weighed in at a hefty 228kg Factory, after a lot of surgery
she is now down to a reasonable 165kg aprox and still falling. but the cost
keeps climing. worth every Penney though . The rear end seat unit is to be replaced
with a motor cross style, exhaust along Side seat unit. Wavy disk’s To follow.
Forks will be extended around 4 to 6 inches longer. Ally Petrol tank,
Carbon wheels, Titanium bolts. Are some of the things left on the list to do.
Carbs’s have been replaced with some Mik,s.36mm from 40mm.
To help get the air speed back up, Due to lose of ram-air.
Bell-mouth instead of filters
Exhaust is a straight through micron race with a shortened tailpipe to get the
Back pressure up again. but not too much. very loud, A quick action
throttle grip off a crosser makes it respond and sound just like a F1 racing car
( Believe me).
Battery will be on front of bike where head light lived. (No lights) Small horn, and
a light weight switch for starter button, a minimum number of wires to make
the bike run, and charge battery only, Even black box.” IC ” Has had plastic Case
removed to save weight. watch size Speedo on bar’s, No other clock’s gauge’s
ect on bike. Jubilee clips are replaced with nylon ties on none stressed areas only,
rear master cylinder is only a 1/2 an inch by 2 lenth rubber hose with a plug
in the top. Around 1/2 oz. in wight. the list goes on , But you can keep finding
things if you look hard and long enough, “And take a lot of risks ”
Will have small rad under seat, no oil cooler.November 14, 2003 at 2:30 am #2546DaveKeymasterScandinavia, WI
Good grief nigel! You are very much into bikes, no doubt.
I had to disable the [image] tag here because of someone posting inappropriate material but you may want to give a link any pictures you have of your bike for us to see.
Nothing rhymes with Cindy Crawford after 9 coronas...
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