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Old 05-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #141
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I Ride: 2005 V-Strom DL1000- 1984 Porsche 944- 1987 VFR750 Traded- 1985 VF500f Interceptor traded- 1976 KZ400 traded
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I'm on the road. I definitely have some tuning ahead of me, though. 5000RPM (or so) is all I can get out of her when under load. Going to re-check timing tomorrow and consider a rejet.
Sahweet!! Good job....

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:29 PM   #142
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I Ride: 1977 Honda CJ360T
It's been one year, seven months, and 15 days since I first took a wrench to this bike, armed only with some book learning, some automobile experience, a rough idea of what I wanted, and whatever the Internet could provide.

Many of those moments have been difficult and at two points during this build I left the project to sit more than a month. At one point, I even destroyed some expensive and very important components and quite literally shed tears of anger and frustration at my own incompetence.

But after riding this thing down the road this evening, I can honestly say that every hard-earned dollar, every blood-splattered minute, every sweat-soaked turn of the wrench, and every tear-stained, hair-pulling problem has been worth it. I'm almost sad it's over. But to be honest, I can't do anything but smile after rolling on the throttle and hearing those pipes sing the song I've written.

I suspect this project will never truly been done, but for now, she's in a pretty good spot. Sure, she's a bit set in her ways and it takes her a while to warm up to my insistent advances, but I don't think I'd respect her as much if she didn't. But in the end, we both want the same thing and once she has warmed up a bit, she's a real screamer. I expect more than one person can tell when we're both having a damn good time.

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Old 05-31-2012, 09:09 PM   #143
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OMG -
Stunning!!
You should be one proud Papa on this build...
Congrats - and enjoy the ride!!
DavidK

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Old 06-01-2012, 04:07 AM   #144
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Excellent work!

Congratulations on finishing your project.....I understand how you feel. Glad to be done, but sad it's over.

Hope to ride with you some day.

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Old 06-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #145
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Nice
It looks great and your persistance payed off for sure...

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Old 06-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #146
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Just a little teaser vid until I get a camera mounted onto the bike...

http://youtu.be/IrhvJ3CVmnc

PS Kickback is a bitch. Damn my high compression and advanced timing.

PPS Stupid autofocusing camera...

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #147
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OK... so it turned out I had an oil leak still on the right side. It turned out to be my countershaft seal and the whole engine had to come out and apart in order to replace it.

On the plus side, that oil leak is fixed as of a couple of hours ago and everything is back in place.

I just got done covering about three miles and in traditional Sonreir fashion, I forgot to tighten down one of my bar end mirrors and lost it on the road somewhere. Fuck it. One of the left will be fine for now.

The 18t (+2) front sprocket in conjunction with the cam makes starting out in first pretty interesting. I gotta give it a fair bit of throttle and still slip the clutch a bit. I'm wondering how long the stock clutch will survive that kind of treatment? At least once I get going everything feels about right. Even with the two extra teeth up front, I'd venture to say the bike still accelerates faster than stock, though only if I keep the revs high.

Ergonomics definitely are going to require rearsets for trips much longer than 15 miles or so and I think neglecting some suspension upgrades wasn't in my best interest. Front brake is seeming a little weak and so I'm gonna tweak that, too.

After the end of the summer riding season, stay tuned for Stage Two™.

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Old 06-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #148
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Sahweet! I almost lost my bar ends too, thankfully I caught them before they fell off. :D

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #149
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As promised... here's a quick flyby vid. Enjoy.

http://youtu.be/FmYW7GBX4y8

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