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Re: Build 201
« Reply #125 on: July 03, 2018, 05:35:15 am »
With a 160 rear tire, you’ll be running offset sprockets, yes? Bear in mind, the left bottom clevis on the Fox is bound to obstruct the chain fitment. The body of the shock is a few MM wide and thus you need to “shim” the clevis outboard to Clear the chain travel. That’s the big downside to those Fox shocks, they’re just not quite the right body size for these bikes.

But the fix is easy enough.
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #126 on: July 03, 2018, 02:12:42 pm »
Daggless would you be willing to offload some parts that you no longer require??

looking for a good condition front fender or the mount/brace as a minimum and also a centre stand. mine are both in a pretty poor state..

Any help appreciated!

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #127 on: July 03, 2018, 04:41:38 pm »
With a 160 rear tire, you’ll be running offset sprockets, yes? Bear in mind, the left bottom clevis on the Fox is bound to obstruct the chain fitment. The body of the shock is a few MM wide and thus you need to “shim” the clevis outboard to Clear the chain travel. That’s the big downside to those Fox shocks, they’re just not quite the right body size for these bikes.

But the fix is easy enough.
Yes i have the offset sprockets and have also changed the sprockets over to 520. this has given a few precious millimeters of gap. as you have mentioned I made spacers to pull the clevis outwards. although it is still tight everything is clear and not touching. It would be nice to find decent suspension that can be fitted to the rear and still clear everything. Will have to keep looking.

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« Reply #128 on: July 03, 2018, 06:05:35 pm »
Try Wilbers shocks. Slimmer body, excellent quality. Or works Performance.
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #129 on: July 04, 2018, 12:17:02 am »
Cheers cal. Will check them out.

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #130 on: July 04, 2018, 12:21:49 am »
Time to fix all the small gremlins. The speedo isn't reading. I fitted the sensor to read off the front sprocket. It looks like it's a couple of mm out so will move it over a bit and see if that picks it up. Got the rear wheel back on and is now perfect. Lines up exactly as it should. Will get the tire on and then bolt it back on one last time. Rear brake line to fit and a bit of bleeding and that should be done.

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #131 on: July 05, 2018, 10:09:12 am »
I've always wondered, what are the springs on the headers for?
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« Reply #132 on: July 05, 2018, 01:49:47 pm »
I've always wondered, what are the springs on the headers for?
That’s how the header tubes are connected to the spigots.
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #133 on: July 05, 2018, 07:10:15 pm »
Much easier to remove/re-install headers and not have to use new crush washers.
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #134 on: August 01, 2018, 01:07:00 am »
In holding pattern while we wait for new cr carbies to arrive. Tank is away being painted. Have been spending too much time looking at the seat trying to get the lines right and just wouldn't sit low enough at the back. Have been playing around with a buell rear cowl but still not sure so have decided to make a new seat pan and keep it simple. Not ideal to be fibreglassing at this stage but have sealed everything up as tight as. Just need to get some polish on and will lay down a few layers.

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #135 on: August 01, 2018, 01:24:44 am »
Buell cowl.  Found a local company who produces all these lovely Carbon bike parts at really reasonable prices. It's nice to be able to support local. Not convinced on the look so heading down the custom seat pan route.
https://www.carbonworks.co.nz/
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Re: Build 201
« Reply #136 on: August 16, 2018, 01:49:19 am »
Just waiting for the cr carbies to arrive so taking the opportunity to fix all the little things. On start up noticed a small weep from the top cover. I previously had this repaired as Po had broken tab off and stuck everything back together with silastic. It looks like when everything is tightened up the rubber gasket isn't squished in 2 small spots. There are 2 small gouges from where the welds were cleaned up. Not big but just enough to take pressure off the gasket and allow a leak. Any ideas on best way to build the galley back up or pack the back side of the gasket?

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Re: Build 201
« Reply #137 on: August 16, 2018, 02:58:03 am »
Easiest thing would be to apply some JB Weld into the groove, then wipe away to level that surface. Let it harden up. Should be fine from there.

Use a wooden popsicle stick shaped and tapered to the groove, square end to wipe with like a brick layers trowel. Should level it up nicely.
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