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Author Topic: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)  (Read 20989 times)

Offline Aussie Steve

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #150 on: Mar 09, 2019, 10:39:55 »
Top class. Looking cool

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Offline trek97

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #151 on: Mar 09, 2019, 14:14:14 »
Looking right at home in there.   8)

Offline goodoltup

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #152 on: Mar 09, 2019, 18:14:35 »
Thank you, guys! The radiator will be the stock KTM radiator. I've modified it a little to remove some tabs and bits, and the fan will be mounted in the centre, between the frame tubes. It looks fine, and at least I'll have good confidence that it won't overheat. The front fender will be a chromed steel fender, almost full cb550 length. Not short. I've yet to work out the fender stays, but I do have some ideas. I'll probably make steel loops that attach to the fork legs.

Offline goodoltup

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #153 on: Mar 09, 2019, 18:19:22 »
Here it is outside. I threw the front brake on so I could get it down the ramp, and wheeled it outside. The garage is small enough that I was struggling to see it from the side, so this really let me take some pictures, sit on it, wheel it around, try out the centrestand, etc.
Sitting on it was a huge milestone, as you can imagine.

Offline goodoltup

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #154 on: Mar 09, 2019, 18:22:33 »
I should start by saying that I don't like this, but it may go forward anyway. I would much prefer a reverse cone muffler, or maybe something like the Mivv x-cone. But, the next milestone on the project is to make it a runner, and using the exhaust that came with the bike will allow me to spend my time and money on things that further that goal, and I can go back and change it later.

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #155 on: Mar 09, 2019, 18:25:54 »
Shop buddy might actually make it. The cotyledon leaves are kind of dried up and may not fully open, but it is growing new leaves in the centre bit. It lives in an ashtray and I water it by taking a shop rag and soaking up rainwater that seeps under the garage door, and wringing it out into the soil. God help it.

Offline Maritime

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #156 on: Mar 10, 2019, 13:12:45 »
Ha. Bike looks great, hope shop buddy pulls through LOL.
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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #157 on: Mar 11, 2019, 05:07:03 »
looks great. My only conern about the muffler would be its very wide and low and may cause cornering clearance problems. Is there anyway to angle it up more?

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #158 on: Mar 11, 2019, 12:11:56 »
Looking great. Love the way you got the header to exit inside the frame. 

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Re: Project CB690 (KTM 690 engine in a CB550f frame)
« Reply #159 on: Mar 11, 2019, 12:57:51 »
I wholeheartedly love everything that is happening here.... except for that can. Ha.

Keep it up, sir!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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