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|04-13-2011, 12:53 PM||#22|
Joined: Feb 2007
From: Seattle, WA
I Ride: '98 Valkyrie, '75 CB400F Cafe
lets see...10hp, 2 stroke, and sub 200lb dry weight...i bet it has plenty of power to get around at a reasonable pace
where the hell is the battery? you cleaned it up VERY well i must say
|04-13-2011, 01:13 PM||#25|
Joined: Jun 2006
From: The Ham
I Ride: every god damn day
Probably should have linked to the build thread huh?
'72 Kawi resto
Jal, I'm in Bellingham off Sunset and Cornwall. Give a call and stop by sometime, you can take a peek around my crowded-ass garage!
Squid, yes, she's actually quite quick! Stock she's quoted at 10.5 ponies, and about 180 lb dry. I figure with what I've removed (bars, battery, side covers and mount, rear fender, stock seat, auto-oil stuff, etc) she's probably somewhere around 170 with a half tank of fuel. I've had her to about 60 and she pulls pretty well all the way to 45 (with another gear left). Every one of my riding buddies have been thoroughly impressed with how quick she is! Not many 90cc bikes (of the time) made 10.5 horse stock!
The battery was ditched in a weight/space saving effort. Originally I ran her with a high voltage capacitor, but I kept blowing bulbs, so I switched to two 6V low capacitance caps. In the 25 or so miles since I finished her, they have worked flawlessly, and the pair weighs less than a single D cell battery.
This is an older picture, I've made a few small changes since then.
|04-13-2011, 01:17 PM||#26|
Joined: Jun 2010
From: West Linn, Or
I Ride: 2005 z750s
Better watch out....mods may strike you down for "advertising"....it is becoming quite common now.
Great looking bike, I followed the whole build, and it turned out better than expected!
|04-13-2011, 01:57 PM||#28|
Joined: May 2008
From: South Salem Oregon
I Ride: Aprilia Tuono, Ducati GT1000, Moto Guzzi Centauro, Bimota DB4, Yamaha FJR1300
It's nice to see something unique and nostalgic.
It proves my point one doesn't need over 100HP to have fun.
I bet that thing is a blast to ride, prolly more fun @ 50mph than a sport bike @ triple digits!