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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2011, 07:14:31 pm »
Brent,excuse me,I'm drooling.Wow,what a 500/550.Beautiful my man!Worth the wait.I'm jealous,get that thing on the dyno and the track! ;)Man ,that is SOHC sex.You have outdone yourself. ;D.I wanna 8x10 glossy photo,and video and audio.Bill
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2011, 07:43:31 pm »
Great pictures and an amazing build Brent, looks like the ultimate class legal CB. You might need help in the pits, someone to start the bike, warm up engine maybe do a "sighting lap" to get the tires heated? I'd ah...like to volunteer! Can't wait to see the dyno numbers. The bike is beautiful in that purposeful way of a pure no compromise race machine.

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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2011, 09:55:57 pm »
yep, good from other angles too.....

why didnt you use the suzuki discs that are already light and thin? that's one tip i picked up from your street 550 :)

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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2011, 04:20:12 am »
Thanks fellas, as it nears the end I can say that I look forward to getting in the shop every night.  ;)

Mike, don't need to tell you most of any power increase will be as a result of your massaging. For those who haven't seen Mike's work, consistancy comes to mind. Each port is uniform, very nice touch indeed.

TG, it always comes back to "in period". I have a pair of Suzuki rotors and it sure would have been easy, but they weren't used until the eighties. That's partly why I kept whittling weight off the Honda pieces to try to match them and at 1.64kg these are even a tad lighter. I'm a bit worried about cracking between the groove and that single closest hole....will keep an eye on it.

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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2011, 06:12:48 am »
I know I'm going to have to take a ride up to watch Brent run this bike. I'll give him a few races to brush off the rust before doing so ;) Brent is in good physical condition with no excess fat on him. That will certainly help in regard to the bikes quickness and speed. Lots of big guys in vintage classes it seems. I know a fellow member, gene Duffy, took second place overall at the end of last season racing his CL175 (his first season racing too!). It didn't hurt that Gene weighs about 150lbs with his pockets full of rocks. ;) ;)
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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2011, 08:11:49 am »
that's a very good point you bring up. You see allot of photos of a nicely turned out bikes with two cows worth of a leather clad human stuck on top. Good to hear all his hard work is not going to waste.
You've done a beautiful job, you should be one very proud lithesome builder.

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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2011, 09:46:11 am »
It's been a while since Mike & I have been together and in the meantime I've "swollen" a little.  :-[  Pressure/frustration & weight gain go hand in hand with me as I've struggled to find a way to change my life... forward. I'm sure I'm not alone in this.

So haill, lithesome is a stretch, but all is not lost. I'm down twenty and will be back to fighting weight (180-185) by the time I crawl back into leathers.  ;D

I'll be knocking on 56 by the first race weekend and I'll never claim to be the fast guy anymore. This project is about much more than that.

I'm not sure about 2011 Mike, but USCRA classes seem to parallel the VRRA and they race often at Louden. It's not Bryar Motorsport Park anymore but it would be fun to race there anyway and that'll be an easy ride from Ashland.   


Any thoughts on this fairing? Gotta admit it's growing on me some.






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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2011, 11:17:52 am »
It's been a while since Mike & I have been together and in the meantime I've "swollen" a little.  :-[  Pressure/frustration & weight gain go hand in hand with me as I've struggled to find a way to change my life... forward. I'm sure I'm not alone in this.

So haill, lithesome is a stretch, but all is not lost. I'm down twenty and will be back to fighting weight (180-185) by the time I crawl back into leathers.  ;D

I'll be knocking on 56 by the first race weekend and I'll never claim to be the fast guy anymore. This project is about much more than that.

I'm not sure about 2011 Mike, but USCRA classes seem to parallel the VRRA and they race often at Louden. It's not Bryar Motorsport Park anymore but it would be fun to race there anyway and that'll be an easy ride from Ashland.   


Any thoughts on this fairing? Gotta admit it's growing on me some.






Your right Brent. Sometimes I miss the old dump. Some very fond memories. ::) ;D Keep me posted Brent....I'm sure your "fans" will be happy to cheer you on. I like the fairing too.
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« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2011, 11:36:53 am »
Absolutely brilliant, Brent. I'd have expected nothing less.
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Re: Picture Time
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2011, 11:59:44 am »
Beautifull bike Brent , particular the attention to detail.
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« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2011, 12:16:01 pm »
Like the fairing, would give you something to hide that 'lithe' racing weight body behind, on the Andretti. ;) :)
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Re: Picture Time
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2011, 08:05:21 pm »
Brent

Lookin cherry, indeed! The unveiling of this beauty’s been worth the wait.

As so many have already commented on the attention to detail, I especially like the way you mounted your rear-sets and the cool chin spoiler.
The more I pour over the pictures the more I find.



I like half fairings too, but this picture makes me think a smaller fairing would really set it off.

Like this one.




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« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2011, 08:47:56 pm »
Both of them! You can do it Grasshopper!I think either will look good getting that first checkered flag. ;D,Bill
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« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2011, 10:41:34 pm »
 So, I see there is a slack-jawed emoticon  just for work like this. :o
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« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2011, 02:29:29 am »
Wow Brent, you have been busy.  That thing is looking great so far. 
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« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2011, 03:24:50 am »
Well just in case you do need spares, you can always prove that The original bembo discs (that were used with your 05 calipers) used on small guzzis, morinis, etc in the 70's were of one piece construction, just like the suzi discs, so these would be definitely period. can supply you the evidence if you ever need.

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« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2011, 03:43:50 am »
Thanks guys, it's fun to be closer to the end of it all. haill kindly sent several pics of faired bikes and I agree that the bubble needs to be trimmed  especially if using the upper only.

I need 4 Dzus fastener springs, and it's proving tough finding them, some come in a kit, most are the wrong size. These are 1"x 0.220 rise, anyone know a good place to turn?

That would be cool TG, those would be iron rotors?

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« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2011, 05:36:41 am »
Wow Brent amazing! Very good photos and such great attention to detail. I cant wait to hear this bike run. Good luck with it! Ill need to join Mike when he comes to visit! Road trip!!!

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« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2011, 08:38:21 am »
Thanks guys, it's fun to be closer to the end of it all. haill kindly sent several pics of faired bikes and I agree that the bubble needs to be trimmed  especially if using the upper only.

I need 4 Dzus fastener springs, and it's proving tough finding them, some come in a kit, most are the wrong size. These are 1"x 0.220 rise, anyone know a good place to turn?

That would be cool TG, those would be iron rotors?

have to check really. the ones on guzzi V50's always looked to me like some sort of thick sheet stampings like the suzooks, just not not stainless. but this is just to say that the suzuki ones should be kosher from a "preiod" pojtn of view. get the undrilled ones and drill them with an old pattern rather than nodern slots and they wil look the part me thinks

Have you tried aircraftspruce.com for the dszus? 

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« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2011, 09:33:40 am »
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« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2011, 10:19:50 am »
Not sure what you need but these guys have some neat stuff.
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« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2011, 11:30:08 am »
FJ, fairings in racers are actually supposed TO DO something like improve aerodynamics and give you a break from the blast in the straights...

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« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2011, 02:12:32 pm »
Thanks guys, it's fun to be closer to the end of it all. haill kindly sent several pics of faired bikes and I agree that the bubble needs to be trimmed  especially if using the upper only.

I need 4 Dzus fastener springs, and it's proving tough finding them, some come in a kit, most are the wrong size. These are 1"x 0.220 rise, anyone know a good place to turn?

That would be cool TG, those would be iron rotors?

Try Levens in Toronto for the Dzus springs.  It they have what you need I can p/u and mail them to you. - tt
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« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2011, 08:25:23 am »
Anyone have an idea where to find a hot deal on a MyLaps transponder 160?

I needed new leathers & gear to get started again....never finished bleeding money on this project.  :P

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« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2011, 02:45:28 pm »
Is it the same model that the cars use at Mosport?  If so you could try some of the vintage web sites.
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