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you know a bike was a good design when people will spend so much money personalising them. these carby ss just live on.

if you get the white band injectors from the later 2v they're a multi hole version of the brown band 043, which are a 4 hole anyway i guess.

love those velocity stacks.
 

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you know a bike was a good design when people will spend so much money personalising them. these carby ss just live on.
Thanks belter. Of course, it may just be a good indicator of the owner's OCD ;-). Btw, I am using the white tops currently.

In doing my conversion, I swapped over all of the electronics from the later donor bike. This required a lot of mods to the front subframe. I removed all of the old tabs and brackets, and welded on new versions appropriate for the newer harness. I also added a mount for the air sensor and the new dash mount.

Overall, my objective has been to make everything look factory or better.

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These bike may not need steering dampers due to their relaxed front end geometry, but I like the security they offer - particularly at the track. I decided to use an Ohlins aftermarket steering damper that was intended for early 2000s Monsters. I needed a custom shim for the mount on the fork leg. Other than that, it was an easy bolt-on.

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Well done FourRings. Superb build.
 

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that is impressive
 

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Here's the current dyno plot.

Work done 3-4 years ago includes: 944 Pistals, headwork w/ welded and reshaped ports + larger valves, and Carrillos.

The current mods include removing the crank, FCR 41s and SSie cams and replacing them with: lightened / balanced 1000 ds crank, ST2 cams, 800/1000 SS throttle bodies w/white top injectors, Microtek ECU w/ custom map. The exhaust is a custom Stradafab 2-1.

There's a bunch of other stuff going on in the motor like 999 gear box, etc., but I'm not listing all of it here.

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That was one beautiful bike before you started this phase - will be the most enviable SS getting around. ;)

More pictures appreciated.
 

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Overthinking problems. As you may recall, I used an 05 SS 800 as my FI donor bike. In addition to other parts, I swapped over the loom and gauges. The donor gauges have a broken speedo, so I sourced a new old stock set of gauges from Ebay. The new gauges have the same part #, so it should be a direct swap, right? Uh, no.

The tach on the new gauges was reading about 2K low! If these were mechanical gauges, my first thought would be that the gearing is incorrect. As these are fully electronic gauges, my thoughts went to the sensors, or perhaps the gauges being programmed for another bike - but the part # is the same?!? What to do? I was starting the get worried.

In comparing the new gauges to the old when powered up (but not running), I noticed a key clue. At rest, the tach needle on the new gauge was sitting about 10mm below the 0 mark, whereas the old tach was dead on. So I disassembled the gauges and re-clocked the needle to the correct spot. Problem solved!

LOL, note to self - check the simple stuff first!

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