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Morvant1200
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Latest project underway. Picked up this 2002 X1W a couple months ago. Swapped exhaust to D & D full system. Hammer performance air cleaner. Replaced bars and grips. Extended tube style swingarm. Powder coated wheels and arm. Added Shinko tires front & rear. Pingle strut. Chain conversion. Fixing to add shift light and teather kill switch. Will be running stock drivetrain - for now. Looking to go to the track with it in two weeks.





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Hybridmomentspass
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 08:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looking good!
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Morvant1200
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, made it to the track this weekend. First time out on this X1W. Things went just as I expected. First run on the bike I went 12:38. I hit the rev limiter in first gear and ran a little conservative overall just trying to be observant of everything going on with the bike since I had never run it before (before or after the mod's). Ran fine. Everything was smooth. No issues. So, second run I let it rip and surprisingly went 11:58. After those two runs I made a total of six more passes and all were in the 11;74 to 11:99 range. I'm very happy with the way the bike performed. If the rider can improve on 60 foot times and hitting shift points properly I'd be even happier. Hahaha! Here are a few pictures of the bike as it sit now in it's completed state.









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Nm5150
Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 07:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Pretty cool.I have not run the quarter but in the eighth I managed 7.001 on my 1125r.
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Madmacks
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 12:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

How are you making out with the strut and no wheelie bar. I'm building a very similar bike with 12 " stretch. I wanted to keep some suspension in the rear to give it good smooth weight transfer on launch. I built an adjustable front shock mount and lowered it a bunch. very little clearance now on the shock and with the stretch I had to adjust the spring up so much that I'm not getting the movement I want. Simple solution is a strut. With a bit more fab work I can install a 12 in Ohlins shock from a Ducati Kind of XB style. I haven't run this bike yet and I want it mostly for a fun second bike at the track for my crew and kid to bracket race between rounds. I want it to be any easy ride for that purpose and wonder how the strut will work. I see lots of buells at the track with struts and they seem to be OK. Any thoughts?? I'll post a picture when I get back home.
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Morvant1200
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 01:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Strut seems to work fine for me. I've had three Buells that I've run 1/4 mile and I've run struts on all three. I thought about running a shock on this X1 for the same reasons you mentioned. The problem I had was that I wanted the bike low and I have no real fab skills....... So, I went with the simple strut option. I would like to one day try the shock set up out. Let us know what direction you end up going with yours.
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Madmacks
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 08:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm pretty sure I'm going to do the shock. It's a fairly easy mod and then gives me a lot of flexibility for tuning at the launch. I also feel it will tame the bike a bit for inexperienced riders. I want it low as well for various reason and this will give that ability. I also changed the forks to a set of Roma forks from an older S2. they have no taper on the upper tubes and allow adjustment in the triple trees to any height. I want to keep the geometry and trail correct on the front by lowering equally front and back.The bike is a S3 but I put S1 body on it and fabbed a stretched tail. It's a pretty cool looking fuel injected S1... I'll keep you posted.

P.S. I was at the Rock last fall as a spectator but next season will likely run a few AMRA races with the P/S bike. Then I'll still have the Buell here at home to play with on the local tracks
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Madmacks
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 05:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

poor quality pics but you get the idea. Fuel injected S1... really a S3 with S1 body







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Hybridmomentspass
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 07:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

that cross brace looks really close to the tire

Great looking bike though
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Madmacks
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It is pretty close but still has about an inch of clearance with a 180 tire. I might have to change it once I try it but I don't think a street tire will expand that much. A result of giving the welding shop my idea and dimensions but not a drawing. I may have to change that brace anyway when I mount the upright shock in there. If we didn't have 2 friggin feet of snow right now I could take it out on the driveway and try a big burn-out.
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Blake
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice work. Most folks don't appreciate how difficult it really is to achieve an error-free quarter mile.

The Nallin brothers sure set the standard for the stock Buells back in the day. If you get a chance, contact Brian Nallin. I'm sure he'd be happy to share his experience. Multiple national and world records. He's good people. Tell him Blake sent you.
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