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THE PHOENIX :FROM THE ASHES TO THE ASPHALT
« on: February 19, 2008, 11:01:37 am »
So i am starting a rebuild thread for all to follow my (hopefully speedy)rebuild.
 
i've been in the garage for two days and nights and i have a few questions:
one - i want to re-grease the swing arm , since the fire was hottest in that area, i assume the grease is all burned up
i've never removed the swing arm . wondering if it's a big ordeal or should i just grease it

two- how important is it that the battery box is rubber mounted, i have a glass mat battery.and i was thinking i would just solid mount it to the frame so i don't have to track down the rubber pieces 

there will be some other mods just so i dont lose motivation, some i know i'm gonna do, others i have not thought of yet


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« Last Edit: March 12, 2008, 07:16:27 pm by spikeybike »

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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 11:11:50 am »
i'd say just pump alot of grease through it till all the old crusty stuff is out.

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 11:37:28 am »
Spikey Bro,
Man...i'm just getting caught up and saw your thread(s)
i'm sorry to hear about it, got a short list of needs??
gimme a shout e-mail style, maybe i can help somewhat
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 01:03:22 pm »
Spikey Bro,
Man...i'm just getting caught up and saw your thread(s)
i'm sorry to hear about it, got a short list of needs??
gimme a shout e-mail style, maybe i can help somewhat
Doug

i do need a rear inner fender

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 06:17:38 pm »
Sorry to hear of your troubles :o The battery box does more than the hold the battery.  The various electrics that mount to it, including the regulator, rectifier, fuse box etc all benefit to some degree from the rubber isolation.  On the other hand, I would doubt that many of those cafers who have relocated their electrics / battery under the seat etc engineered in an isolation system.  Can't say for sure how reliability is effected with these mods though . . .Remember,  Honda did a nice job building a machine that could reliably perform for many miles in a wide rage of conditions

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 06:30:34 pm »
I think I have a surplus of rear plastic inner fenders.  PM your address to me. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 01:20:54 pm »
i respect the amount of work done to your bike,but please spare me with the animal print on the rebuild.just my opinion take it or leave it.i read that you were doing electrical work before the fire???? wouldnt be
so hard on your roomates, it could have been your fault. sorry so neg. but now is your chance to build it better than before


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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 02:26:07 pm »
i respect the amount of work done to your bike,but please spare me with the animal print on the rebuild.just my opinion take it or leave it.i read that you were doing electrical work before the fire???? wouldnt be
so hard on your roomates, it could have been your fault. sorry so neg. but now is your chance to build it better than before


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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 02:36:37 pm »
NO BATTERY OOPS.  BLAME THOSE ROOMATES!  LOL

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 03:29:39 pm »
i respect the amount of work done to your bike,but please spare me with the animal print on the rebuild.just my opinion take it or leave it.

well .... i respect that you have an opinion, .. even though it sucks
you don't have to like the bike, it's mine , and i think know the leopard is the sh1t.
             

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2008, 04:33:45 pm »
I NEVER SAID I DIDNT LIKE THE BIKE. I SAID DITCH THE LEOPARD,AND BUILD IT BETTER.MEANING TAKE YOUR TIME WITH IT.MY OPINION MY SUCK,BUT SO DOES LEOPARD PRINT.LOL

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2008, 05:18:00 pm »
Its YOUR damn bike, build it however you want to ;)
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2008, 05:26:08 pm »
Ditto.

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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2008, 06:14:45 pm »
Hey Spikey,
Build it how you like it.   
BTW the throttle cables are on their way.  Couldn't get them out til today. 
For the rubber parts, why not buy little rubber feet from Home Depot.  You can cut em up and shape them however you want.  Plus they are cheap.
Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2008, 06:54:13 pm »
I'd pull the swingarm and clean out the old crusty crap if I were you.  It doesn't take long and you'll know it's all good. 

The intake boots and electric panel are on their way.  Can't wait to see the end product.
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 08:01:21 am »
I NEVER SAID I DIDNT LIKE THE BIKE. I SAID DITCH THE LEOPARD,AND BUILD IT BETTER.MEANING TAKE YOUR TIME WITH IT.MY OPINION MY SUCK,BUT SO DOES LEOPARD PRINT.LOL

i'm gonna do my best to not be rude 
i have taken much worse comments, in stride
you most likely think your not being an a$$hole, but the reality is ..my bike, my pride and joy, my masterpiece, was just ripped from my hands only moments after it was complete, and your gonna post in a thread ,dedicated to rebuilding it, and talk trash about it's design
only days after it happens...........................
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008, 08:02:03 am »
I'd pull the swingarm and clean out the old crusty crap if I were you.  It doesn't take long and you'll know it's all good. 

The intake boots and electric panel are on their way.  Can't wait to see the end product.
sweet cant wait , thanx again

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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008, 08:28:40 am »
I NEVER SAID I DIDNT LIKE THE BIKE. I SAID DITCH THE LEOPARD,AND BUILD IT BETTER.MEANING TAKE YOUR TIME WITH IT.MY OPINION MY SUCK,BUT SO DOES LEOPARD PRINT.LOL

i'm gonna do my best to not be rude 
i have taken much worse comment, in stride
you most likely think your not being an a$$hole, but the reality is ..my bike, my pride and joy, my masterpiece, was just ripped from hands only moments after it was complete, and your gonna post in a thread ,dedicated to rebuilding it, and talk trash about it's design
only days after it happens...........................
He is a sh1t stirir. cant wait to see his fab skills.

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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008, 08:31:09 am »
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2008, 08:46:59 am »
Pull the swingarm, you
A see the condition and do what it needs.

B get an idea how hot it actually got on the frame parts..
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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2008, 10:14:36 am »
B get an idea how hot it actually got on the frame parts..

good point

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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2008, 03:37:34 pm »
sorry you feel that way spikeybike,but I'd rather be outcast for my view, then bite my tongue and regret it.im not an #$%*.I do a lot to help other people,friends and family with whatever.didnt mean to come across that way.i guess i didnt see it from your point of view.i dont know what i would do in your shoes if my bike was burned.



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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2008, 04:04:22 pm »
i had no problem with the comments you made, my problem was your timing.
................ i mean come on man , if you've read my other threads ,witch you imply that you did,  then you know that this has been discussed many times, ....and its always the same out come "i like it , it stays"

i'm not upset or anything , like i said ,i've herd much worse
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2008, 05:03:06 pm »
cool.

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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2008, 05:50:16 pm »
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