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  1. Suspension questions

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    Best way to do any suspension work is to have your forks re-valved by a suspension expert. I have Jamie Daugherty do all my forks and his work is unreal for the cost. Better ride comfort and performance without any impact to outside appearance. I currently use ~14" Hagons on the rear, but...
  2. Velocity stacks

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    You don't want to use stacks w/ CV carbs, period. This is why intake restrictions and volume is critical. Stacks (in theory) offer a smoother, more laminar airflow at a higher velocity than a typical carb throat. The main reason they are such a failure on motorcycles that use the for looks or...
  3. Wannab's Street Tracker

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    I know AFT bought the DP rights, so I would imagine he's doing nothing different. DP dissolved long ago, so there's no way to contact anyone about that information, and as I've said before, AFT is nearly useless about any of the specifics of his kit, but he'll gladly sell you one... I know JE...
  4. Wannab's Street Tracker

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    Just heard back from JE. AFT uses a custom part that cannot be shared. AFT will not sell me just the pistons either, so looks like if you want a engine powerband that's not AFT's, you'll have to go do it on your own. This means that stock pistons will have to be sent to JE to measurement and...
  5. Wannab's Street Tracker

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    For those interested (and to hopefully help preserve the information), I found out what grind AFT uses in their hipo kit: Web Camshafts 453 (.242 lift, 276 duration). All the cams will likely be hardwelds, and pricing is $573. Judging from AFT's advertised price, his cost seems pretty fair...
  6. SeaFoam into gas tank every month

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    MMO is a wonderful product. Helps keep rubber soft and pliable, cleans residue safely and helps it dissolve (emulsify) properly w/o "falling off" and getting stuck where it shouldnt. I use it to get rings unstuck on possibly siezed motors, use it in the fuel tank every so often, etc. Another...
  7. Wannab's Street Tracker

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    Got her back on two wheels (for the time being). Mostly did this to help me get off the bike lift and outside so I can finish up the frame grinding and try to get the seat subframe started and welded. Then back to strip down to paint and whatnot.
  8. Wannab's Street Tracker

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    Have you and my wife been talking???
  9. Wannab's Street Tracker

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    Couldn't help but mock up the front wheel. Going through parts inventort and working on the new-to-me rear swingarm. Plan is to get her standjng on her own 2 feet, then tackle valve adjustments and shifter arm work. Then electrical stuff and other diagnosing (fuel pump isn't working)...
  10. Looking for slip on muffler

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    Hahahah!! Is that heat tape???
  11. Cleaner look on a Shadow

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    I went with a minimal theme on mine, but I'm also building it into a street tracker, so a lot of influence came from race bikes and my quest to shave lbs. Some quick wins for me were a smaller battery relocated to either under my seat or on the swingarm. Removed all stock turn signals and...
  12. Kick start conversion

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    I've an emergency kick starter on my '76 GL1000. Stores nicely in the toolbox. Also, both my XS650's have them. My '81 is a bobber and is ONLY kick, as starter removal shaves about 9-10 lbs off the bike and cleans up the electrical and motor nicely. Plus gives you a clean place to mount an...
  13. Kick start conversion

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    Care to elaborate? Usually adding a kick start requires completely re-engineering the starting system and the associated transmission shafts. No to mention a modified side cover for said shaft to poke out of. Unless you're a VERY competent machinist and engineer, I wouldn't even give a kick...
  14. New rider upgrades

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    I think the first thing to do as a new rider would be to increase your skills. Your bike is dark and easily blends in with traffic. You need to be as alert and aware as you can be but also help drivers sense your presence. -MSF safety course -Reflective/appropriate clothing -Loud horn...
  15. Best Seat?

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    All the reviews I've read have unanimously said this is about as good as it gets for a seat: Pricing My co-worker turned me on to them. Before it, he tried corbins, mustangs, sargents, and the like. Then he sent his stock seat out to Kontour and has done the iron-butt about 6 different times...
  16. LED head light bulb

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    I ran a cheap one like this before and it was pretty good: https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Davidson-MOTORCYCLE-PROJECTOR-DAYMAKER/dp/B018LXCS0C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1513205569&sr=8-6&keywords=7+inch+led+headlight&refinements=p_72%3A2661618011 Then I got a STEAL (around $50 each!!!) of a deal...
  17. My Phantom

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    Care to share the dashcam mount file? I've my 3D printer ready to try that out. Nice job.
  18. Motorcycle Oil Filter Cross Reference

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    PC Racing PCS1: Honda Street PCS1 Reusable stainless, very small particle rating. Got mine through Amazon warehouse deals for about $55. I know that's expensive (especially considering it's about $85-90 new), but this isn't exactly a budget motorcycle for me anymore anyways! Plus, it's the...
  19. Wannab's Street Tracker

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    I'm trying to sell my Dyna 3000, $225 shipped. Someone buy it please!
  20. best home made tool for front forks disassembly

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    I've never used any special tools. Just a lot of sprocket extensions and the properly sized hex. Impact on the bottom. The hardest part for me was getting the damn tube out of the lowers. You have to pop it pretty hard to get it to move! Do yourself a favor and get some SKF seals and...
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