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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Done bit more to the bike

Debaffled the Tors and wrapped them comments please.
really nice and loud now.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 10:16 AM
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there is bolt missing in the mudguard bracket
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I love what you've done with your rear lights. Not a fan of exhaust wrap but that's a good looking ride.
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Hi yep i have changed all the engine bolts to allen head and other bolts as well just need two more for the rear rail Tnx
gonna paint the tank black love black bikes .
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Hi yes started at the back of the bike working my way forward still lots to do i find it always works better when you work arse abt face cheer's pete (kent uk) oh and i love meliah bay in Malta.
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Hi yes started at the back of the bike working my way forward still lots to do i find it always works better when you work arse abt face cheer's pete (kent uk) oh and i love meliah bay in Malta.
If you ever need some sun and come back to Malta give us a shout.....and if you like black bikes.....tell me what you think of mine. Only a few weeks old and a number of mods on the way.



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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 12:47 PM
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Hi Pete , like what you done to the rear end ,, but for me wrapping the pipes but not the headers looks a bit strange .

I am about to wrap the headers only on my speedy.
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Hi yep i have changed all the engine bolts to allen head and other bolts as well just need two more for the rear rail Tnx
gonna paint the tank black love black bikes .
sorry to say but changing engine bolts to allen is not a good idea.....dont ask me how I know.........
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I don't mean to launch into you, but I have to agree that the wrapped pipes with bare headers is a bit off. Also, you probably shouldn't run it without that missing strut bolt, definitely not with a passenger. That's the last attachment to the frame, so the shock mount stud and that bolt act as the fixed base for the strut to be a cantilever support to the fender. If you happen to put too much weight on that you'll at the very least tweak the fender. I had wire-through bolt blinkers there for a bit, but switched to running the wires externally so I could have a solid bolt in place.

As for wrapping the headers, the double wall is too clunky for wrap in my opinion. It can be trimmed off very carefully, and then some more careful work with a flap disc to finish it out. Only slightly funky spot is the bulge just bellow where the double wall terminated, but that is tucked in with the forward controls.





I found cutting the pieces of wrap first, zip tying the ends so they don't unravel, and then washing them in a bucket of hot water 5 or 6 times(until the water runs clear) is the best way to do it. Big gloves for the washing part highly recommended if you don't want to itch for a few days.
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Really like the pipes wrapped in black.
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