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TheGaginator:
Bought this bike about 3 months ago. previous rider messed it all up. i rode it for a month and just couldn't take the nastiness, so i decided to tear down and rebuild. no where near finished now and probably never will be :D "in the process of doing a MONOPOST single sided swing arm conversion...."

Work done so far:

Valve job, shims were all WAY to big i was getting bad compression
Carbs rebuilt
Jetted with dynojet needle only and 40 slow with 150 main
Cobra R1s Exhaust (Painted with VHT)
14 tooth front sprocket
Custom GS500 chain cover
Heavy duty gold chain
Swapped back to factory headlight setup
Flush LED turn signals
Lowered 2 inches(raised back up now)
Fenderectomy
LOTS of fiberglass work
Flat black paintjob
The grips came on the bike when i got it and they are hideous. will be gone soon

When i got the bike:



notice the 'hightech' zip-ties:)




Swapped headlight and chopped factory muffler


finally got into my new house so i can start the work!



Bodyparts sanded down

most of the pieces were pretty gnarly


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nasty welding job on the muffler  :dunno_white:
next to my 1992 parts bike

forks swapped cause mine were trash


custom chain gaurd and gold chain

KN oil filter

first session of body filler
exhaust before paint


carbs rebuilt, jetted

more filler...

first coat of primer

finished side piece next to an unfinished piece with fiberglass drying


exhaust painting setup


before clear coat




painting header


almost there!




VHT header paint looks awesome


NOTICE i spilled some junk on my gas tank. thoes are not paint runs

woohoo!


Much more to come and lots more work to do. just wanted to share!

The Buddha:
150 mains and 40 pilots and DJ needles - you may just be ~15 too big on the mains.
I'd guess 135-137.5 with DJ needles - but how does it run ...

BTW I am liking the look you are going toward. That round headlight IMHO is just gorgeous.

Cool.
Buddha.

adidasguy:
Parts Whore here.
I have any bolts you need - in particular the ones that hold the gauge bracket on. Have extra red and green plastic caps you can put in for the turn and high indicator caps. PLENTY of tail plastics so you can just paint them - no repairs needed.
Have most all bolts, clips, rubber mounts and other stuff.
I have an extra metal bracket for the gauges, too. I do not have any extra plastic back covers for them at this time.

Make a list.

You did a good job.  :cheers:

codajastal:
Nicely done.

TheGaginator:
Thanks! well it actually has a 145 mains in it now. it starts as soon as i push the button and pulls hard but full throttle it starts sputtering.... i might have gotten water in the tank though idk


--- Quote from: The Buddha on March 22, 2012, 07:49:23 PM ---150 mains and 40 pilots and DJ needles - you may just be ~15 too big on the mains.
I'd guess 135-137.5 with DJ needles - but how does it run ...

BTW I am liking the look you are going toward. That round headlight IMHO is just gorgeous.

Cool.
Buddha.

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