I liked your bike before, but can't wait to see it in the future. I have a lot of admiration for those of you that really work on or modify your bikes to make them better performing or more pleasing to your eyes. Keep up the good work!
I envy people who dare to just put the hacksaw into their bike like you do. Perhaps because nice bikes are so rare here, but i simply don't dare to do that.i want to/am likely going to take it back to upright riding postion/no front fairing. the whole idea was that in the more up-right-ish riding position it was way way way too easy to wheelie, so slightly longer swinger....but somehow the clip-ons made their way back to it and here we are. blegh.
...updates at some point in the future. [bacon]
funny - that's what I ended up doing too.i made it from 24ga and bolted it to the seat same as originally attached.
I'm changing mine from 5.5" to 4.5". The 4.5" cast Brembo weighs 12 lbs, and the 160 tire is lighter than a 170 (or 180 of course). I'm still in process though because of a machine shop error.and unfortunately must do some re-thinking on wheels...it was also my thought to go with a 4.5" wheel, which in my humble opinion, there's no need for a 5.5 wheel on a sub-100HP bike, and i have seeen firsthand small-wheeled monsters and SS scorch a track (and i scored a gorgeous gold-frame matching wheelset on the cheap) but i'm also of the opinion there's no need for dual 320mm discs on a sub 100hp and <400 lb bike, but here i'm going back to dual fronts (all about symmetry right?!) but, anyways, the 4.5 rear wheel it just looks a little, well, off hanging out back there. am leaving it for now, just gonna marinate on it for awhile.....
so yeah, that's about it, besides what i can get done today as it will be my last "free" day to do work on it til this time next week///
My God that thing is going to be really loud.had a new idea for the exhaust, and promptly executed it:
Loud isn't necessarily more power. It just annoys the neighbors.yeah, it will be pretty loud, but hopefully not quite as loud as it was at one point when it had a pair of 3" reverse cone megaphones ala arc fab meggies...