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Joesbuell
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

G'day Ken I wasn't offended mate sorry if I came across that way.
My ratio was chosen because Oz is a big place (long travel time to good twisties) and I find while its fun the 27/61 2.25 gearing is too much on bigger rides just my opinion. In Australia our bikes were way over geared 29/55 1.89 to meet A.D.R Australian design rules. common thing to do was put the US market 61 rear pulley on giving ratio 2.10 which I really liked, still grunty but comfortable on a long ride. So therefore my 26/55 2.11 is bang on the money. I put a slight chamfer on the engine/swing arm mount block as a little belt clearance and the powder coat has not a mark on it. I think from memory Purpony made your rear pulley correct me if I'm wrong. He could have made yours 55 thats all I was getting at. I bought my 26T pulley from Baker and the 135T belts genuine Buell. I made mine so that serviceability was easy in that I could buy genuine parts and not have to rely on someone to custom make service parts for me. I hope you get it sorted soon and can get it out and ride it : )

I need to get mine back on the road only need to make an exhaust mount, battery and re fit oil lines....

Cheers
Jodie
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No_rice
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Holy shit your alive?! ^^^^^
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Joesbuell
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes indeed Tim lol
I went through dramas at work well long story short I'm back : D
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S1owner
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

JOE
We are good!!!
I might over the winter still get those gears. Would love to find an oem 55 and weld and redrill it though before spending all the $$$ on having one made.
So you did clearence the pivot block I knew you had to of done something because the 27/61 was close so the 26/55 would have hit easily.
Hopefully this works for me it is a stock belt so its easy to find.
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 03:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good news and much needed ego bump.
Runs like a beast no belt skip.
Got a vouple things to do
Figure out why my horn keeps going off pretty sure its in the internal bar wiring
Get mirrors mounted better
Mount front turns
Adjust suspension
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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)







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Upthemaiden
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017 - 09:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I feel like I had that problem once. I want to say in my case the bike had clip ons, and when I'd turn the bars to the left, the horn button would hit the tank and would go off. Doesn't look like that should be an issue with your bars though. I know I've also had cables that weren't routed properly, and when you turn the bars it tugs at one of them and your RPMs jump up.

Sounds like in your case, you just need to start digging into the wiring though. Glad the belt finally worked out!
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S1owner
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 03:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

As far as I can tell the switch went bad but these switches are very simple so not sure how it could make contact on its own. But I wentvtgrough the entire bar setup. Ordered a new one so if it happens after that then I eill look for more issues
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Kc_zombie
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You've come a long way baby! Nice work.





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S1owner
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 03:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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S1owner
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So one of the naggy things I needed to do was mount some front turn signals. I had some ideas using some generic fork clamps but with all the custom work why even go there.
So I mentioned it to the guys at work and then drew up a design in about 30 seconds then 10 minutes later he gives me these! Really nice having a 20 ft by 15 ft water jet at work!!!!
Plan is to clean them up round them off mill in some led lights for turns!!!











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S1owner
Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 08:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ok
So other then a few odds and ends like programming the speedo, finishing my front turns, suspension setup and some powder and paint on a few things I sm very happy to say I am done!!!!
Went out today for a ride and she road awesome everything works and operates as planned after multiple trys of course.
Here are a couple pics.
I am going to ride it to work and get some good photos with the power plant in the background and I will post them here but other than that this thread has come to its end!!!
Thanks for the help and input!!!!

Here is a link to all the photos if this build if anyone has a spare week and wants to look

https://goo.gl/photos/F8CfiYfWtc8GPFzs8
















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Upthemaiden
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 07:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Make sure you post pictures of the turn signals. My imagination wasn't good enough to picture exactly what you were doing with them based on the pieces you had cut.

Bike looks great though, enjoy it!
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Kc_zombie
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What a long interesting trip this has been. Thanks for sharing Ken. Ride safe.
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Kmbuell
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice job Ken. It's been a long road, enjoy. It's beautiful and what you wanted to build.
Good for you!
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S1owner
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So I need some suggestions. And if someone is goid with computer mock ups that would help.
To much raw aluminum so I need to paint some.
Thinking part of the tank blue or black, maybe black on the swingarm? And bars and top triple black

Thoughts?
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Oopezoo
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think it would look good with black on the swingarm and top triple tree. Maybe even the trim and support around the back of the seat. Making it a little more subtle instead of contrasting. My eyes always go straight to the polished parts....and I'd want that to be the tank, with everything else complimenting it

In my case, I'd never paint that aluminum tank. #1.....it looks awesome. #2.....I know I'd end up scratching the shit out of it
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Hootowl
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

As polished as the rest of the bike is, the tail section looks a bit...erector-set. I think it would look better made from tube. My $.02 (and worth just that).
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