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Author Topic: 1972 DS7 The Row Boat  (Read 58050 times)

Offline Redbird

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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #20 on: Feb 09, 2013, 23:51:19 »
About how far back did you set yours? The tank doesn't have a petcock on it right now.
Wait for the petcock before you weld on the rear mount. I can get you some exact measurements, but basically I just slid mine back until it looked like the petcock had enough clearance. It's set back roughly 3/4".
 
And you should check with Smajure (Scott) about the Chinoy he has. It's a tad pricey, but it is a complete package that includes the ignition, regulator/rectifier, wiring harness, etc. Complete from headlight to taillight and all plug and play.
« Last Edit: Feb 09, 2013, 23:57:56 by Redbird »
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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #21 on: Feb 10, 2013, 10:44:32 »
Chris, I looked at the ones from HVC and economy cycle but don't recall the brand. I figured between that , the chambers and 350 conversion that I'd break the bank.
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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #22 on: Feb 11, 2013, 00:09:19 »
I had a smart guy run all the dg pipe numbers through a real deal 2stroke tunner program.  there great pipes for the rpm range of a stock/mild motor.the million dollar hydroformed pipes will rev way past the safe rpms
of a stock crank and ports. so there pretty, expensive, and way over kill for a stock 350.  take a hard look at dgs man there cheap there time tested and they work. There not the best pipe out there but there the best pipe for the money by far.

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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #23 on: Feb 11, 2013, 10:55:56 »
thanks for the tip Brad. I had a DG pipe on an old '83 Rm125 that someone gave me years ago. It wasn't a bad pipe at all as far as craftsmanship. I'll ask a dumb nonsense question:
I have never ridden or owned a 2-stroke street bike. The last smoker I had was a 2001 CR250 and I sold that back in 2006. So how would an RD feel if compared to the old motocrosser? I mean, I know that I won't be blowing up berms and whipping it over triple jumps but I'm thinking a bit more narrow powerband? I really don't know what to expect but man I'm freaking pumped up to get this thing rolling.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #24 on: Feb 11, 2013, 16:38:58 »
Mine is a little sluggish until about 2500rpm. Then it pulls up to redline. The old girl has embarrassed a couple of 250 Ninjas ;)
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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #25 on: Feb 11, 2013, 20:57:12 »
I started on the seat mold with this:

and then wound up with this:

I don't know if I like it a whole lot. I wanted to blend a little new with old and I think that I may drop those dreams and just do a traditional ducktail type with the same indents as the tank but going in the opposite direction. It's Mardi Gras here so I'm off tomorrow and I'll work on it more and try to get it finalized.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #26 on: Feb 12, 2013, 18:12:16 »
I got the seat done now I need some fiberglass and wax and patience....
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #27 on: Feb 12, 2013, 18:34:47 »
Man. I think that looks great. Cool shape. Don't worry about wax. Use heavy aluminum foil. Glass won't stick to it, and its simple to work into the shape of the mold.
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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #28 on: Feb 12, 2013, 19:13:22 »
Sounds like I could of used the foil straight over the foam? The tape has some  pockets but I am  going to deal with that during the fiberglass stage. Good tip Von.
"After every war there are soldiers who refuse to surrender. To this day there are still thousands who cling to their 30+ year old motorcycles, thinking that the war is still on, refusing to concede that the four-strokes have won"

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Re: 1972 DS7 The Long Road
« Reply #29 on: Feb 12, 2013, 20:18:42 »
Hell. If you don't plan on reusing the mold, you could cover it in anything that would protect it from the resin (the resin will very quickly melt the foam) and go to town. Once its cured you just scrape all the foam out and you're done. Messy but effective. Looks like you may end up having to do that anyhow due to the shape of the mold, but its hard to tell for sure from your pics.
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