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Author Topic: Down under, an idiot and a 400F  (Read 451493 times)

Offline 1976cb356

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #70 on: Dec 11, 2011, 01:22:04 »
Got any pics? Keen to see others and how they have done it, particularly rear tyre clearance.
I dont think I have any pics back when I did it, I have the finished product. I think all I did was take crappy cell phone pics and then my cellphone stopped working (non memory card type). But mine clears, but I dont have the full rear loop, and my shocks in the back are pretty stiff. I guess that doesnt really help...if it means anything, I think it will be fine.
-Bryce
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Offline neevo

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #71 on: Dec 11, 2011, 01:30:53 »
Any pics would be good, even of the bike now, trying to visualize what it's going to look like, but not many around with the rear section boxed in.


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Offline neevo

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #72 on: Dec 11, 2011, 07:05:42 »
Someone help me out, how am I supposed to get these exhaust flanges off! I have removed the inner 1/2 sections but they still seem a fraction too small to clear the collar on the headers. What am I missing?



The one on the end I thought I would force a bit with a hammer but I  not sure if that's the right direction:



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Offline Ryanh

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #73 on: Dec 11, 2011, 07:47:41 »
I took mine off the other way, removed mufflers and they just slid off, I don't think they are supposed to come off that way?

Offline beachcomber

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #74 on: Dec 11, 2011, 08:37:36 »
Good point Ryan, I was on auto pilot trying not to take off too much but your right, it would look better with a continuous line at the back. Will have to check the holes underneath do not go to close to where I want to cut or it will end up too thin in material.

Made a template for my brake arm this morning, going to make it out of 6mm aluminium with some speed holes.



Here's a tip I used on one of my top yokes [ modified as yours ]. I too was a little concerned about the depth of the recess' underneath possibly affecting the strength. Not having access to alloy welding, I made up an alloy plate [ 1/8" ] and attached it with countersunk screws [ underneath ] and then just fettled the edges in to blend in with the yoke.
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Offline Nuno

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #75 on: Dec 11, 2011, 09:02:29 »
All welders are (or at least these days in aus they are) trained to a national standard in aus,

In Australia everybody is trained at a national standard for something.....it sounds good until you see what the actual national standard is....

Offline neevo

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #76 on: Dec 11, 2011, 15:39:59 »
I took mine off the other way, removed mufflers and they just slid off, I don't think they are supposed to come off that way?

They must do, the other way all 4 headers converge into 1 and so they won't go that way.


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Offline bikeboy

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #77 on: Dec 11, 2011, 17:30:20 »
They must do, the other way all 4 headers converge into 1 and so they won't go that way.

Looks to me like they were put on before the flanges were welded on? You may have to cut the pipes to remove them.

ian

Offline Kwality

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #78 on: Dec 11, 2011, 18:58:39 »
With the original header setup they just slip off the end.  You have an aftermarket system, so the setup may well be different. are the flanges welded on?

Offline neevo

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #79 on: Dec 11, 2011, 19:09:09 »
With the original header setup they just slip off the end.  You have an aftermarket system, so the setup may well be different. are the flanges welded on?

I can't see any noticeable welds, I will see if I can hit them off after a bit of heat.

Can anyone identify the headers, I thought they were stock  :-[


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