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What Color Do I Paint the Tank...

Black
8 (24.2%)
Flat Black
10 (30.3%)
Blue
6 (18.2%)
Nothing... just clear the aluminum.
9 (27.3%)

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July 08, 2012, 11:01 AM #25

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after the safety, then front forks will be dropped 1.5" and rear will get a 1.5" shorter shock.  It'll tuck the rear tire/no rubbin
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    « Reply #25 on: July 08, 2012, 11:01 AM »

    July 08, 2012, 09:42 PM #26

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    Seats lookin minty
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    i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

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      That's going to be really slick with the rear end tidied! Chrome bar thingy still kills it for now. Great seat though. Really cool.

        July 09, 2012, 03:25 PM #28

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          July 26, 2012, 09:53 PM #29

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          quick update:  figured out some quick gremlins in the ignition... quick tip: if you have resistor spark plug caps, replace the aluminum and resistor with a brass rod, works like a charm.  I swapped in some resistor plugs to keep the ignition module happy.

          Will be cleaning the carbs again, this time I will do a DIY on how to clean them with Pinesol (yes, that stuff) and i may try a homemade ultrasonic cleaner, who know, see how crazy the weekend gets.

          fork seals are also on the list, either this weekend or next.  pics soon.
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            July 26, 2012, 10:49 PM #30

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            exhaust sound clip

            chambered muffler


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              July 28, 2012, 03:03 PM #31

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              Awesome. Love it.

              Nice putting a face to a name last night as well!

                July 28, 2012, 03:49 PM #32

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                luv that sound!!
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                  July 29, 2012, 11:49 PM #33

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                  changed fork seals, and went to a 20 weight shock fluid.   Easy to do!  do not pay money to have a shop do this.
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                    July 30, 2012, 01:53 PM #34

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                    I voted flat black, but what I would love to see is a flat rust colour.

                      August 04, 2012, 12:36 PM #35

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                      yes, flat rust would be awesome!!  seriously.

                      um, new exhaust:

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                        August 04, 2012, 12:37 PM #36

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                        mikunis on the way...  sick of cv carbs.
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                          August 05, 2012, 09:43 PM #37

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                            August 12, 2012, 09:43 PM #38

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                            added lower shocks today... 
                            pics to follow... almost done and ready for safety.
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                              August 15, 2012, 05:56 PM #39

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                              Comin' along just in time for some nice night riding weather.
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                                Originally posted by Murphenur
                                added lower shocks today... 
                                pics to follow... almost done and ready for safety.
                                I'm pretty stoked about seeing this machine all completed.
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                                  August 26, 2012, 08:32 PM #41

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                                  almost doonne!   ...for now.  have a fender, mikunis and led lights to go on yet, paint this winter.













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                                    Awesome man! Looks pretty Damn clean!

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                                      August 26, 2012, 11:20 PM #43

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                                      Thanks man.... will get cleaner, haha.  gotta get rid of the 80's turn signals and such.
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                                        August 28, 2012, 03:43 PM #44

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                                        Very cool. That seat is very comfortable, and its way lighter then I thought.

                                        Was good to see it finally!
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                                          September 21, 2012, 12:24 AM #45

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                                          Moar pics!!

                                          installed Mikunis VM34s, removed stock airbox and battery replaced with ballistic's battery (1lb); lost 20lbs in that process...

                                          Carbs and new intake (prototype from the us of a) dyno proven for +18hp... (30% increase over stock) this is a different bike now, amazing.

                                          so on to the pics...

                                          quality is bad, but whatever... I'm not pro.

                                          Carbs and Components of kit:













                                          start...



                                          Removed Tank and seat (5 bolts)



                                          Bike getting nakeder



                                          Removing Engine Mount



                                          Intakes Removed



                                          Airbox, intakes removed...



                                          Carbs Installed:





                                          Bit tight on the clearances:



                                          Somewhat finished; Well, running now:



                                          I have since replace zip ties with a metal strap, but I will be moving all this stuff under the seat to clean it up...

                                          Got a few more things to do, but safety is tomorrow, then hacking of fenders, adding led lights and more fun to come.

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                                            September 22, 2012, 12:01 AM #46

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                                            lights were driving me crazy...  change the rear lights... will need to hack that fender asap!



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                                              September 22, 2012, 12:41 AM #47

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                                              September 22, 2012, 11:06 AM #48

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                                              video!

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                                                September 23, 2012, 12:19 AM #49

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                                                ok, valves adjusted...  much better:



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                                                  « Reply #49 on: September 23, 2012, 12:19 AM »