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post #191 of 1181 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 2015, 10:43 pm
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Yeah I assumed the same. Only when I asked about the mounting for the stock side chain guard (there isn't one so it doesn't matter) did I find out about the hugger mounts.

They were happy to do whatever I wanted. Even doing the slotted end wasn't much more. I think because I specified I wanted hugger rivnuts somehow it was asssumed I "didn't" want the brake one.

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post #192 of 1181 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2015, 8:31 pm
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The last coupla times that I rode the bike it was starving for fuel at high speeds. Today I found out why. There was so much rust floating around at the back of my gas tank that the pick-up screen on the fuel pump was clogged.

It's expensive I know but I'm currently thinking about contacting Moto-Works in Japan and inquiring about a Beater aluminum gas tank so that I won't have to deal with this rusting problem ever again.
Tax return checks arrived today. Guess what I did with mine.

(I actually ordered it from Webike in Japan.)
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post #193 of 1181 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2015, 10:07 pm
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Tax return checks arrived today. Guess what I did with mine.

(I actually ordered it from Webike in Japan.)
Man that thing is hot!

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post #194 of 1181 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2015, 10:13 pm
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Ooooooo, that is really cool. How much lighter is it? How much lighter is your wallet?

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post #195 of 1181 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2015, 10:20 pm
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Just found it - 150,000 yen . Still super cool, must resist.

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Just found it - 150,000 yen . Still super cool, must resist.
Oh go on! that tank would be the perfect finishing touch for your FE rebuild
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How much lighter is it?
Info I was able to find says that aluminum fuel tank is approximately 40% lighter than the stock steel one Mike.
It uses all the same lines and fittings,has the same stock fuel capacity,and uses the stock filler cap assembly as well.

I also ordered a Black/Red Aella fuel cap to compliment the Red/Black/Gold color scheme that I'll be using on my bike.


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How much lighter is your wallet?
150,000 yen. Sounds like a lot but that actually calculates out to $1260 US dollars.
Webike Japan covers the cost of shipping so that's $1260 shipped right to your door.

But therein lies the rub,these Beater aluminum tanks are made to order and are essentially all hand crafted.
Info I got was that it's not uncommon to have to wait anywhere from 3 to 6 months for delivery.
I probably won't be seeing that aluminum fuel tank until sometime late summer/early fall.
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Shiny.

Metmachex aluminum swingarm arrived today. Came with the mounting bosses for the rear hugger installed,no mounting boss for the brake line though.

If you look closely at Pic 3 you'll notice that there's a bevel on the under side of the upper brace on the left side for drive chain clearance as it passes through the tunnel.

The center support piece between the swingarm and the upper brace measures approximately 5 1/8 inches (130mm) across the front face.
Pics 4 and 5 really give you an idea of just how massive that center support is. Plainly stated this swingarm is big and beefy and has some mass to it ladies and gentlemen.

Think I'm gonna take it to work with me tomorrow along with my old stock steel swingarm and toss them both up on the digital scale in the shipping department just to see what the weight difference between the two is. I'm betting the Metmachex is going to be heavier.

On a more somber note,Webike informed me that the Black/Red Aella fuel cap that I just ordered is sold out and not available. Bummer.
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Shiny !

Curious to see the weights

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Very nice. Me likey!

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