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Author Topic: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)  (Read 68943 times)

Offline JSJamboree

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« Reply #20 on: Jun 16, 2013, 00:13:20 »
The fairing I was showing will be a phase two fairing. So keep watching and eventually we'll get there.

Did get out and do a little work tonight. Pulled the forks off the complete rd as they are a little nicer.  Still deciding exact ally what I want to do with the suspension. Keeping the stock forks... Thinking emulators and new springs.

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Re: First Vintage Race Inspired Smoker
« Reply #21 on: Jun 16, 2013, 10:45:17 »
Yep.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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« Reply #22 on: Jun 17, 2013, 20:20:57 »
Started tearing into the motor some today, took the cages cylinders and part of the case until my impact stripped three screw heads off and I quit for the night.

The pistons and cylinders look pretty decent, there is a good amount of blow by it looks like but maybe that's to be expected?  Im not against new pistons since I'm in here, but if they are fine I would just have the cylinders honed and new rings put on. Guess i need to drop it off at a shop and see what they say.


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« Reply #23 on: Jun 19, 2013, 00:47:38 »
Spent the evening over at tifuns house helping one of his buddies with his cb350. Got Tifun to handle polishing my lowers for me. Came out really nice.

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Re: First Vintage Race Inspired Smoker
« Reply #24 on: Jun 19, 2013, 04:23:30 »
subscribed, cant wait to see where these two bikes go
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« Reply #25 on: Jun 21, 2013, 08:38:55 »
If you research this yourself and find something different.  Please let me know.  The best torque specs I could come up with on the tarozzi bars is 40 foot pounds for the larger fork clamp bolts.  I also used a drop of purple locktite to keep all the bolts from galling.  I have had em on and off a few times.  Once torqued to 40 they hold tight on the fork tubes.  Even when I yank on em.  And best of all havent broke a clamp yet.  At first I tried the same torque as triple clamps (12 pounds) maybe?  I dont really remember.  It wasnt enough.  They would move when I pulled em to put on center stand.

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Re: First Vintage Race Inspired Smoker
« Reply #27 on: Jun 21, 2013, 11:14:23 »
If you research this yourself and find something different.  Please let me know.  The best torque specs I could come up with on the tarozzi bars is 40 foot pounds for the larger fork clamp bolts.  I also used a drop of purple locktite to keep all the bolts from galling.  I have had em on and off a few times.  Once torqued to 40 they hold tight on the fork tubes.  Even when I yank on em.  And best of all havent broke a clamp yet.  At first I tried the same torque as triple clamps (12 pounds) maybe?  I dont really remember.  It wasnt enough.  They would move when I pulled em to put on center stand.

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When you google tarozzi clip on torque, all that comes up with is three different links to you talking about how there isn't torque specs :)

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« Reply #28 on: Jun 21, 2013, 21:47:21 »
When you google tarozzi clip on torque, all that comes up with is three different links to you talking about how there isn't torque specs :)

Well 40 is working for mine.

Did you guys ever find the stubby screwdrivers or you need me to pick em up?

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« Reply #29 on: Jun 24, 2013, 21:03:04 »
No forward progress on the race bike been swapping forks and rebuilding the forks for the stock rd over the weekend. I did receive a few presents today.