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TOPIC: Another one followed me home!

Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 4 months ago #512367

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Sorry, double post
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 4 months ago #512368

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Well, here it is. It's ready to ride, just need to get shorter clutch cable and a few tidbits to call it finished but I can ride. :woohoo:

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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 4 months ago #512369

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shes a beauty
hows that pipe sound?
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 4 months ago #512476

wow!
you done a whole bunch in a short amount of time,and it turned out very nice.

good job,

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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 4 months ago #512480

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Incredible transformation in only 3 months, Les! Looks awesome! Will you be riding this in the Relay ride? If so, I look forward to the photos from your part of the ride.

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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 4 months ago #512483

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That bike is bad-azz. lookin great.
Gpz 750 turbo The one I ride
Gpz 750 turbo Not finished
Gpz 750 turbo Not started
Gpz 550 1981
Gpz 550 1983
Bunch of other junk
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 4 months ago #512557

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Thanks guys and yes, I will be riding this in the relay, part of the reason I pushed to finish it so quickly. I wanted to get some shake down time before the ride. I like modifying more than I like riding. Sounds crazy but kinda true.
The pipe aint no kerker but it's okay, I have the baffle in with no packing and it's a little quieter than I would have thought. I've got some suppertrap disc that I may make a holder for and try them.

One thing I'm going to do is modify a set of carb manifolds for vacuum ports so I can synchronize the carbs. Runs good but you can tell they are slightly off at idle.

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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513626

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5 mile shakedown and no issues other than I need to move the shift lever out more. With the kickstand up it's in the way. Missed a couple shifts, gotta love a rev limiter. It pulls pretty good to 8500 where I set the rev limiter, front end comes up fairly easy in low gear. B)

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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513640

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great news gotta love it when a plan comes together
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513661

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Now I just have to figure out how to get that JP1 Chain lube off everything. That stuff is on there bad!

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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513666

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Les what does it read on the grayish part on the front fender
The piece with 3 bolts that has 1 bolt in the carrier that says reads ninga
Is that a fork brace system
Looks cool
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513667

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i mean ninja lol
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513670

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yeah, the front fender is a PUIG, off e-bay. Don't like the ninja badging but I liked the way it was made up. My biggest issue with modern front ends is the fender layouts. I like the traditional style fenders but this one seemed to add to the rest of the parts that went into the bike.

Jeff, your carbs should ship tomorrow. Couldn't get them out today, Mondays always hard to get out of work on time.

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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513675

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no problem Les
PUIG? Im gonna look into that
I have a chrome fender you could make fit if you want
Its already been cut down
I dont use it cause it flings crap up at my engine on wet days
But its fine if you only ride in fair weather
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513686

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les holt wrote:
Now I just have to figure out how to get that JP1 Chain lube off everything. That stuff is on there bad! Les

WD40 is a good chain lube remover.

Then, forever after, use

dupontchainlube.jpg


dupontusa.jpg


And start collecting rocks to throw at all the dedicated chain lubes. :lol:

Good Fortune! :)
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513713

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Nice build Les!!!


I've never had a problem using Maxima chain wax.
PJ is messy.
Patton how long have you used the Dupont on your big bike chains? I bought a can and used it on my DRZ400. Seems ok so far.
Got 18k out of the stock chain on my KLR(lots of off roading) using Maxima, have 12k on the second chain so far.
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #513719

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BlackZ1R wrote:
Nice build Les!!!


I've never had a problem using Maxima chain wax.
PJ is messy.
Patton how long have you used the Dupont on your big bike chains? I bought a can and used it on my DRZ400. Seems ok so far.
Got 18k out of the stock chain on my KLR(lots of off roading) using Maxima, have 12k on the second chain so far.
Have been a fan of this product for several years, since learning about it here on KZr.
I douche the entire drive chain often and liberally, especially after washing.
Usually don't bother with cleaning before douching. It's inexpensive, and goes on thin, which itself serves to remove most of any road gunge during application.

Used on many things beside the bike chains, other moving bike parts as well, such as interior cable lube (with the little injector tool). And other stuff, like chain saw bar and chain, swivel chair mechanisms, door hinges, etc., etc.

Good Fortune! :)
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #514900

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Little updating needed. Got the seat in, it's okay but still not what I'm wanting, the fit isn't that bad but it could be better, I'll post a pic when I get the new camera in. Bumped the pilot jets up to 22.5 from 17.5 and changed out the air bleeds to .6 from 1.0's, BIG difference but still need to sync them. Hoping the new plug wires will be here by the week end but not important, it still runs. Going to be cooler here the next few days so I'm spending time in the shop, new toys there too. B)
Oh, and goo gone took the chain lube off like it was nothing.

Les
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #514901

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get the new toy hooked up?

Havent been back on mine since friday afternoon need to spend some time on cleaning and get to polishing and touching up
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Re: Another one followed me home! 2 years 3 months ago #514905

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New toy not fairing out well, guessing we killed the hard drive in the computer on the way home. It's only $2250 for new pc. :( I have a lot of part making to get in the green on this one. And to think I'm going to be moving again in a few months.

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