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Cafe Racers / Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Last post by cb250nproject on Today at 00:32:07 »
Yes, shortening the front suspension will decrease the trail, but you've decreased the stem-to-fork offset quite a bit. The old forks had a big offset from the steering stem to the fork tubes. The new forks you have, they're almost in the same plane. That increases trail by a very large amount. Lowering the bike in the front will decrease trail by a smaller amount. You *may* be able to compensate for the offset by lowering the front of the bike, and you might even get close to stock trail numbers (for the original frame) that way. But it's highly unlikely you'll be able to get anywhere near a trail number low enough to require a steering damper. You'll have to take measurements and do the calculations, but in all likelihood, the steering damper will prove to be unnecessary, and you'll save some weight by leaving it off.

Wont be able to lower it anymore unfortunately she sits very low im actually worried it may be a little too low, wont know till i ride it.

I'll have to sit downnand work it out when im back home from work in 6 weeks.

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Engines / Re: 83' Suzuki GS550e Carburetor Questions/help!!
« Last post by hillsy on Today at 00:24:52 »
I'd be guessing they are stock carbs - the 550's of that era ran 2 x dual throat Mikuni's:

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Loungin at da club / Re: Post a pic of your motorcycle as it sits
« Last post by firebane on Aug 22, 2017, 23:56:42 »
82 Yamaha XS400 Maxim .. PO cracked the oil filter cover in 3 pieces

Specials / Re: The Amalgam: honda past meets present, take 2! or 3?
« Last post by jag767 on Aug 22, 2017, 23:19:58 »
While waiting for the muffler I decided to strip the tank and start body working it. 1 coat of metal filler done, one more to go, then I'll use a glaze for the top coat.
Cafe Racers / Re: Gr650 salvage help
« Last post by Kolby198 on Aug 22, 2017, 23:07:36 »
Interesting. The manual I've got is the owners manual from online. I'm still looking for the digital repair manual so I don't have to pay through my teeth. The bike can idle around 2000rpm it's just getting it started that's abit tough. I've boiled it out twice now. So before cleaning them again I'm going to verify the fuel height like you mentioned. Il get back to you when I've tried it. Thanks for the input.

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HELP! 1-800-CAFE-HELP / Re: Help identifying my new Kawasaki~!
« Last post by hillsy on Aug 22, 2017, 23:06:37 »
According to this it's a KZ750G1:

Ducati Sport 1000 2009 Black and White Paul Smart Cafe Racer - $35000

I saw this, why doesn't Ducati revive this line? Low tech, air cooled motors. Don't need the new water cooled dual plug heads with abs and all the traction control and ride modes. Sell above the Scrambler and below the Monster and new supersport series of bikes.

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Loungin at da club / Re: Anyone dabble in decal design?
« Last post by 1fasgsxr on Aug 22, 2017, 22:25:27 »
I like C and
Wheels Tires and Brakes / Re: Comstars + gsx-r front end
« Last post by 1fasgsxr on Aug 22, 2017, 22:17:38 »
So.....RS (Rally sport)SS (Super sport) ? ;D
Cafe Racers / Re: 1982 Kawasaki KZ440 LTD cafe style
« Last post by vwrabbit on Aug 22, 2017, 22:14:21 »
I've looked around. Lots of nice ones. :-)
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