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crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Get a transmission cooler, usually a lot cheaper than bike specific oil cooler
 

surffly

New Member
That's what I had heard.
Any model you know of that has the right shape?
Site that has a few listed to choose from?
 

DeanJ

New Member
surffly said:
Was messing around with bars.

Buddy had some left over apes...he likes apes on everything...me not so much.



I kinda prefer the lower bar look.
They give me just enough room to be comfortable.



Whatcha think?
Um..... the clubmans look silly :p

If you don't like the apes ( which would look bad ass with a sissy bar by the way ) , how about just simple drag bars?
 

surffly

New Member
The clubmans started as a joke, but do fit well.
Very comfortable.

They do look odd in the pictures.
I need to pull the bike out for proper pictures, looks much better in person.
Almost like you don't even know what they are at first glance.

I want to keep the low look of the bike, but be able to ride the death trap.
 

surffly

New Member
Yeah seeing them on the bike would be better.
I want the upturn to be behind the pegs, but not pointing directly at the passengers foot.
Trying to get longer pipes so the bike runs better, and fill the space infront of the rear wheel
 

canyoncarver

'hacking is learning'




Maybe I'm wrong but something doesn't look right with the front end. It looks like the front axle plate is vertical instead of horizontal.


Note the difference in the springer here:





The two connecting arms come down to a point on yours and are spaced apart on mine.
 

surffly

New Member
Guess they just make all different kinds of springers.
Picture is with no weight(me) on the bike and also the bike itself is fairly light.
Sits more "normal" when riding.
Picture shows that the assembly is correct.
I will admit it did look odd to me when I first got the bike, and haven't seen many front ends set up like this one.
 

bvander

Gold Coast, Queensland
Just a thought on the bars. Have you flipped them over to see how they look and feel?

Also I would go the long exhaust from cycleX. And yeah the front end looks all muffed up, I was under the impression it was more like the last bike pictured.
 

surffly

New Member
Tried a few bars in a few different positions.
Front end just just is what it is.
Kinda like that it looks wrong, but is right.
Part of the fun of choppers.

I think I'll go with the longer pipes.
Figure it's easier to shorten them then make them longer if needed.
 

DeanJ

New Member
:D yeah for the long pipes !
:( nay on the clubmans

....... yeah for drag bars ! ;D


oh, this isn't mob rule?
 

canyoncarver

'hacking is learning'
surffly said:
Guess they just make all different kinds of springers.
Picture is with no weight(me) on the bike and also the bike itself is fairly light.
Sits more "normal" when riding.
Picture shows that the assembly is correct.
I will admit it did look odd to me when I first got the bike, and haven't seen many front ends set up like this one.

Surffly, count me wrong on the front end thing. As long as it feels right, it probably is. (that's what she said)
 

surffly

New Member
Nope not mob rule.
That's how we got a million cb350swith benelli tanks and 74848mm carbs...lol

I do like to hear, see other people's bikes and opinions.
I promise I'll get some good pictures of the bike with the bars that are more faltering.
I agree it looks funny in the pictures I posted.

Will call cycle x tomorrow to see if they can bend up a set of pipes in 550 diameter.
 

hillsy

Active Member
Can you swap those springer plates over with each other so they point up and the axle is a bit higher? It would give you a softer front (don't know if that's good or bad though....)
 

surffly

New Member
I don't have the ground clearance to lower the bike even if I wanted to swap the links.
Also swapping the links would change the geometry of the front end, and not for the better from what I understand.

On the list is to get a picture of the front end straight and with weight on it.
Should clear up any concerns.
 

surffly

New Member
Well I got some time yesterday in the garage. Some steps forward and some things still on the list.
Got the carbs installed and no leaks....so no fires this time so thats good. Bike runs well with the 42/110s in it. Still some tuning to be done and they need to be synced.
Bike also needs new points and condensers.
Starts well when cold, less so when hot....but that might be a different issue...we will get there.....
Revs OK too.

Found that the black wire from the regulator was not connected. I was already in there with another regulator so i just replaced it. Charging at 13.4 volts? Better then the 12volts it was at....or no charging. I ran the bike around for a while, but when I got home and tried to restart the bike it was low on juice. No sure if it is still the charging issue or I just ran the battery down over the day buy starting and stopping so much.
Lights where bright the whole day.

The bike is WAY to freaking loud. I dont like any of my neighbors anyway, but this is making me mad....

With the new steering stem bearings the bike no longer flops from side to side like it did.
At speed the bike is stable enough to take your hands off the bars.

I need to replace the gasket in the gas cap....ask me how I know....

The sprockets that are on it now need to go. 55mph is like the middle of 3rd and its just a pain in the ass to ride around town with that gearing. Could use some suggestions as to proper gear ratio and a place to source the parts. I know sprocket specialist but the last quote I got from them was CRAZY money I thought.

Bars are super comfortable and give great control.

Now the big issue....
There is a MASSIVE oil leak.
Its coming from behind the engine cover that covers the front sprocket. I assume its the oil seal for the output shaft. Or is there a chain oiler in there too? I didnt pull the cover yet.

Was trying to get to the NYCVinMoto show at Works Engineering with the chopper this year but I dont think that will happen.

Anyway, now for the pictures.



Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of a wall with no graffiti?
Going full hipster with the bell 500 and the freebie gico sunglasses.....




Look at that tail light....







Burn marks on the seat





How cool is that points cover?



Dont call the EPA




Had a funny idea while watching those idiots on gas monkey garage the other day.....
Well I figure over the winter the motor will come out to do the head gasket and while im there I should freshen up some other things in the motor.
While the motor is out I was thinking about having the frame clear coated. Thought that it would preserve the look and protect the bike. That way it can still be cleaned, but have the great look that only comes with 40 years of age. Really you have to see the frame in the light to see the beautiful green copper flakes in the paint.
 
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