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Author Topic: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)  (Read 20452 times)

Offline goodoltup

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #130 on: Feb 16, 2019, 19:52:56 »
Further mock up including rear inner fender, rear fender, seat, side covers, grab rail, and fuel pump.

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #131 on: Feb 16, 2019, 19:55:18 »
Shows the fuel pump nestled where it lives.

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #132 on: Feb 16, 2019, 20:00:08 »
looking great.I like the location for the fuel pump, certainly much easier than trying to fit one in the tank  :)


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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #134 on: Feb 16, 2019, 22:32:43 »
Just caught up on this. Nice work man, I love it!


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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #135 on: Feb 18, 2019, 08:04:45 »
Love that you're using a seat with enough foam to ride more than twenty miles comfortably. Oh, and the rest looks great, too!
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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #136 on: Feb 18, 2019, 10:38:37 »
With the side covers, the pump absolutely disappears. Very nice work, man.
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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #137 on: Feb 18, 2019, 11:53:50 »
Cheers, guys! I decided from the beginning that I wanted the bike to feel as much like a factory bike as possible. To that effect I have ensured the following;

-Seat with full padding (no 'brat' style)
-Comfortable footpegs (not knurled tubes)
-Centrestand
-Full size indicators and brake light (in the stock locations)
-License plate holder and reflector
-Full set of handlebar controls
-Fully functional dash, with odometer, etc.
-Socially acceptable exhaust (I will do the best I can, the 690 is pretty loud)

Seat, fenders, and indicators are the biggest deal for me. I like custom bikes and I applaud those that have taken the time to bring them to life, but personally I would not be able to ride a bike that looked cool but was uncomfortable and unsafe. I think maybe it could be a new category of custom bikes, the 'factory' look. I was thinking of printing my own owners manual to keep under the seat.

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #138 on: Feb 18, 2019, 13:09:02 »
Looks great, the pump will not be noticed at all once the engine goes in.
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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #139 on: Feb 18, 2019, 18:30:15 »
That's the best way to go on the pump if you can hide it.  There are ATVs that use the same style set up, which is nice for the availability.  I went the intank route on my XS, and can say that while yes it is possible, even in a pretty small tank, it is a pain to get right.  I ended up machining a custom piece to mount a sportster pump and ninja650 FPR inside the tank, and while I'm happy with it the ease of those self contained units would make me reconsider design choices if I did it again.