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Painted rear wheel in 2pack, fitted new chain and 41T sprocket; what a difference that makes. Much smoother on take off and better range thru the gears; as always, should have done it ages ago!
 

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Continued stripping paint from all the difficult spots on the frame. I have a lot of patience, but what a pain in the ass job.
 

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NCR oil cooler finally arrived today and as you would expect it's a thing of beauty. Interesting to note that for a component reported to have 58% more cooling capacity compared to stock it is surprisingly light.
It'll make a big difference. The fact that it looks cool is a side benefit. Have you thought about how you'll mount it? Unsupported, they can be a bit floppy.
 

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Have you thought about how you'll mount it?
Yeah Mike I know exactly how I'm gonna mount it...........I'm stealin' your idea. :laugh:

It's an excellent solution so I figured why reinvent the wheel.

I've got a brand new upper valve cover from the horizontal cylinder of a Monster motor and I'll also be installing a MOSFET R/R too.

I'm going to make one small change to your design though Mike where that upper oil cooler mount tab bolts to the backing plate for the R/R. (Pic 3) I wanna flip that mount tab 180 degrees and see if I can put a rubber isolator in there as well so that the oil cooler is rubber mounted and floating at all three points of contact.
 

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You'll have share the results and photos Stosh. I've got the RR mounted and the stock oil cooler higher too, but would love one of those NCR coolers.
 

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.....would love one of those NCR coolers.
Ordered it from Commonwealth Motorcycles in Louisville Kentucky Muddy. They didn't have any in stock,apparently neither did NCR.
Word I got from Commonwealth was that NCR had a materials shortage,took them nearly 3 months to make one for me.


You'll have share the results and photos Stosh.
Will do my friend! I'm keeping a tab,that's three pics I owe you now. Belly pan,gas tank,and oil cooler.
 

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Yeah Mike I know exactly how I'm gonna mount it...........I'm stealin' your idea. :laugh:

It's an excellent solution so I figured why reinvent the wheel.

I've got a brand new upper valve cover from the horizontal cylinder of a Monster motor and I'll also be installing a MOSFET R/R too.

I'm going to make one small change to your design though Mike where that upper oil cooler mount tab bolts to the backing plate for the R/R. (Pic 3) I wanna flip that mount tab 180 degrees and see if I can put a rubber isolator in there as well so that the oil cooler is rubber mounted and floating at all three points of contact.
I put an 1/8" rubber washer in the spot you're pointing to. Your idea to flip the cooler mount is a good one, though. It would allow a much bigger isolator. Can't wait to see it mounted!
 

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I put an 1/8" rubber washer in the spot you're pointing to.
That's exactly what I figured you did Mike. I enlarged and carefully studied your pic and it didn't appear to me as though that mount tab was touching the backing plate. That's how I got the idea to flip the mount tab and install another rubber isolator.


Can't wait to see it mounted!
Yeah me too. I've got a whacked out VFR800 Interceptor project bike that hasn't left the garage in 8 years. I'm determined to finish the work on that bike first before I devote any time or attention to my Pizza Wagon.
 

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Gave her a bath and took her for a ride around the streets.

She feels just fantastic for an old girl - seems to be pulling really well. Main things to still sort out are:


Smoking vertical cylinder - not sure what has gone wrong here. I was very careful with the rings and the heads have been fully professionally overhauled

Front brakes are spongy and intermittent - need to bleed (again) and possibly replace the front master cylinder - will try a master cylinder bleed screw first

Fill the clip-ons with silicone - bit of vibration coming thru

Get headlights going

Sort out the suspension settings

Work out why she only seems to start on one cylinder - once warm she's fine​

Overall she seems to be running very, very well - FCR carbs are awesome once you get the motor going. I'm a very, very happy lad tonight. :grin2: :grin2: :grin2:
 

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This afternoon I signed the SS up for the first track day of this season for me. I hope to pencil in at least two more track day weekends by the end of the week.
 
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