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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #30 on: 04.10. 2020 01:45 »
Looks great! I've always wondered what the advantage was to the pipes outside the engine cases. Heat reduction or cornering clearance?
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #31 on: 04.10. 2020 09:53 »
I've always wondered what the advantage was to the pipes outside the engine cases.

They wouldn’t fit inside.

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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #32 on: 17.10. 2020 21:38 »
The bike is now complete with speedo and tacho which surprisingly are both working.
Took it for it's first run today - just a few miles locally and all seems fine
I was surprised just how fast these bike are and it vibrates less than my old FXR Harley that I've had from new !
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #33 on: 17.10. 2020 21:51 »
The finished article - (if it ever is)
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #34 on: 18.10. 2020 04:59 »
Looks great! I've always wondered what the advantage was to the pipes outside the engine cases. Heat reduction or cornering clearance?

Nothing more than a “style” thing i guess, it was cool 😁
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #35 on: 18.10. 2020 09:39 »
The finished article - (if it ever is)
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #36 on: 18.10. 2020 11:39 »
Excellent work. Only niggle I have is the choice of rear tyre. I wouldn't lean it over too far.
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #37 on: 18.10. 2020 14:48 »
rd fella my claim to fame as a young en was wearing down the sides on one of those tyres on the starfire. my mates always pointed at it with disbelief , I was fearless back then or just young and crackers!

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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #38 on: 18.10. 2020 19:20 »
 *woo* *yeah* *good3*
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #39 on: 18.10. 2020 22:06 »
rd fella my claim to fame as a young en was wearing down the sides on one of those tyres on the starfire. my mates always pointed at it with disbelief , I was fearless back then or just young and crackers!

Had one of those on a Commando once, wore the foot pegs down but the tyre never let go!
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #40 on: 18.10. 2020 22:20 »
rd fella my claim to fame as a young en was wearing down the sides on one of those tyres on the starfire. my mates always pointed at it with disbelief , I was fearless back then or just young and crackers!

Had one of those on a Commando once, wore the foot pegs down but the tyre never let go!

I've never worn any pegs away in 50 years so it should be O.K.   *smile*
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #41 on: 19.10. 2020 00:16 »
I've worn a fair few out from the top down, but never any from the bottom up either!

I like to keep my knee 'up'.

Nice work that Doomtrain!
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #42 on: 19.10. 2020 12:52 »
"if it ever is" Well personaly I'd be more than happy with that, it's complete,  looks like it was meant to be- Well done
Some ideas for my upcoming refresh, one question - what is the copper on the footrst pegs and upper fork stantions?
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #43 on: 19.10. 2020 13:04 »

Some ideas for my upcoming refresh, one question - what is the copper on the footrst pegs and upper fork stantions?
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Bill - the copper is just that - copper tubing cut to length - it's just cosmetic to hide the bare steel fork tubes.
We used to do it in the 60's - looks cool ,and is easy to polish up again when it tarnishes.
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Re: Needs Work
« Reply #44 on: 19.10. 2020 17:58 »
first time I've seen it, looks the dogs doodahs.
Was thinking of making the front end of my A10 look lighter as in Goldie with exposed upper stantion bit and wondered how to make it look better then semi rusted without purchase of stainless (if you can get them), I'll lookout for sum copper tube

All the best - Bill
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