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- Kevin -
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New seat is on now.



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- Jason -
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Looks good with the new seat. Like the lift also.

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the cUmplete motorcycle lift lol

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Did some more tuning runs today. I got data from a drive from frontier to Arlington up 9. Then from smokey point home via I-5 Got two separate 15min recordings.
Not going to do anymore tuning runs until after I get the new cams installed. Only thing I am waiting on is the cams themselves. Got the adjustable push rods, gaskets and rockout bushings and cam bearing removal and install tool.
Cams will be here monday.

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ended up with the day off so it was the perfect opportunity to take the bike out. Rode for about 2 hrs with one break when I stopped at the Lynnwood Harley to see the new 2018 models. They only have a couple but they are really coming into the new thinking of motorcycles. They Dyna line like the bike I have is now gone. All models come with a softail style frame. They ALL have mono shocks in the rear and they have better internals in the front forks. No more dual shock. They have digital gauges ect. Really trying to cater to the younger riders that Harley has been loosing to the other brands. I really wanted to see the 18 Fat Bob which is the brand new style bike like mine. They have really turned it into a street brawler that can handle (better than before) better and with two engine options ,,,107ci and a 114ci plus it down on weight. Sounds like a fun bike to me.

My cams showed up today so I now have everything to do my cam swap. Cant wait to get more low end tq.

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Started yesterday with the cam swap and finished it up today. Took about 8 1/2 hours straight yesterday and another 5 today.
I took off the rocker boxes and the rocker support plate. They make a sleeve to take up some slack in the rocker shafts so I installed them first. Did a transmission, primary drive and engine oil change. Then onto the cam swap. Just because its a bike doesn't mean it takes time to do a swap like this. I could shave off a few hours if I did it again but you know how it goes when you do something for the first time. Fired it up today and there was a loud clacking noise from the rear box. Shut it down and checked the adjustable push rods. Rear cylinder intake was loose. When a head and readjusted all 4 of them just because. Fired it up again and it ran perfect. Has a nice cam lope to it now. Not too extreme but sounds better. I will take it out and do some tuning runs tomorrow. I just installed another base map with cam and loaded that into the bike. I will end up taking it to a dyno tuner to dial it in for me.

It is nice turning wrenches again. 

 



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Really cool Kevin!

 



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A friend of mine used 2 wheel dynoworks on his street glide. He was very pleased with the results and felt like the guy really listened to him and what he wanted, not just the most peak power or how he thought he rides. 



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Thanks I have thought of that.
I actually sold my suspension off my 2002 FZ1 to dynoworks for a clients bike. The owner was very cool. I think if I went in there I would mention that transaction because they got a killer deal on a Penske rear shock and traxxion dynamics AK=20 fork cartridges. I looked up their website also and they also tune a wide range of bikes. I read that they recommend the Dyno Jet tuner and that's what they are best at? I should drop by and talk with them about it.
On the other had...
There is a shop up in Anacortes called Westedge Cycle. It was recommended by a guy I meet on a job site up in Lynden. He told me the owner Robert Westergard was the best in Washington. I looked up their website and they specialize in many models and also Harley. They are proficient with the Screaming Eagle Pro Tuner which is what I have on my Harley. I would like to stay local.
The guy from work was a 67 year old 30 year old.. LOL real cool guy that rides a hopped up Ducati monster street fighter and puts down 160+ to the ground. He also does track days on a 2002 Honda VTR RC-51. Then he has some older classic style bike. I was too caught up in the ducati and RC-51 that my brain shut down. lol
He had him tune both the ducai and RC-51 and I am sure other motorcycles by Westside.
I will see what I can do with the smart tune feature. I will take it out and do some recordings tomorrow and download them to the map and see what it can do. If I still need some final tuning I will make a choice then.



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So as everyone knows I have a problem when I get a new toy. I have to make it mine. Well this isn't any different.
So far what I have done is solo seat, new speedo, cams and pushrods, passenger peg delete, new front motor mount, took off front fender, new battery and full fluid change.

What I have on order that will be showing up the next couple of weeks are 2" front tank lift ( mostly cosmetic but I can see the speedo on the tank a lot better) I did a mock up of what it would look like raised.
I bought a 1 3/4" rear lowering shock relocation bracket. That way I can be lower and still have full travel of the Ohlins rear shocks. If it is too low and I need to raise the rear I can by lengthening the shocks. They are at their lowest setting right now. Will be easy to dial in.
A new set of handle bars. The stock ones have risers then a bar clamp to the handle bars. They come with rubber bushings in the upper fork triple tree. Lots of movement and for me I feel I need a bit more pull back. So I bought a set of Wild 1 chubby 8" drag bar. The rise compared to stock is 2" more and from a 7" to 11 1/2" pull back will be more comfortable. They will go well with the tank lift. Also they are a one piece design so they bolt right to the triple tree via new poly bushing should make for a more ridged mounting.
I bought some plasti dip for the alloy wheels. I have seen quite a few of the 09 fat bob with black wheels and I love the look too. I want to see if I am going to love them black that is why plasti. If I really like it I will have them powder coated when I need new tires but until then plast dip with satinizer. I also want to paint the front calipers black and also I want to try to paint the rear shocks where its a gold color to black. I am not a fan of that color on the suspension of this style of motorcycle. Sport bike Yes
I will take pics as I go. There are a couple things I still want to do but they will have to wait until next year. I want new tires. I will take off the front 130/80/16 and replace it with a 150/80/16 That is a nice beefy tire for the front and looks real good IMO. I will just go back to a stock size 180/70/16. I would like to get the rocker boxes powder coated black. I would like to get a different air cleaner. The one that's on there is nice but I like the round more flat bobber style air cleaner. I could sell it to make back at least half of what the new one will cost. Need to get it dyno tuned. Then little things like grips, derby cover shit like that.








-- Edited by Kevin R on Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:05:10 PM

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Lowered the bike today with a relocation mount for the rear shocks. I like it

before and after pics



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wow that is a lot lower!


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Have been doing more work on the bike to make it more comfortable for me. I installed a new set of handlebars. They are 3" taller and 4" more pull back. I am not a fan of the way they look on the bike but they are in the perfect position for me to sit up straight. I had to order longer brake lines and a longer clutch cable. Some guys were saying that you wont need to replace these and that theirs fit fine. Well mine are a bit too tight for me so they will be replaced. Also ordered a new set of grips for the new bars.
I have a couple more things to install that are not here yet. One is a 2" tank lift. It will raise the front of the tank just to change the looks of the lines of the bike.
I bought a 7" headlight to replace the 5.25 that is on there now. It will make the front end look more beefy and should throw better light.

 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Bigger headlight will look good. Looks like a comfortable seating position. Sweatpants and slippers for riding attire eh?

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Brettd85 wrote:

Bigger headlight will look good. Looks like a comfortable seating position. Sweatpants and slippers for riding attire eh?


Ya I have already done the socks and sandals so sweatpants and slippers were next. LOL 



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Nice upgrades, she's looking good.

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Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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So I have continued to do little things to the bike to make it more like mine. I bought a 7" headlight from Speedway motors. With the H-4 bulb it was just over 50 bucks. The mount it comes with is garbage so what I did was make my own mounts using the stock aluminum stand. I like the looks of the bigger headlight. Its in primer right now drying. Then I need to do a little body work to it. I will paint it gloss black but if its too much gloss for the front of the bike I will just use a satin clear instead of gloss clear.
The longer clutch and brake lines should be here this week along with the new grips. I also ordered a 1" shorter black powder coated Jiffy stand (kickstand) because after lowering the bike it sits too upright. Had to order a new trans cover gasket for when I install the new longer clutch cable. While I am in the trans cover I will install a easy pull clutch inside the cover. Its just a bracket that gives more leverage to the clutch cable. Inexpensive but will make a difference in the clutch pull.
Here are some pics of the headlight. Still not a very good welder. I need practice. It works and I can fill it with some light filler. You don't really see it anyway.





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Well here we go down the rabbit hole. LOL
I installed a new set of roller lifters and roller rockers last week. Some how the rear intake valve was sticking partial open. Bike wouldn't start, then it would run like shit ect. Thought it might be the coil. Did a compression check and the front was fine but the rear was 0. Took off the rocker box, rotated the engine over and noticed the intake valve sticking open. I loosened all the adjustable push rods to close all the valves . Then put air in the cylinder and heard it coming out the intake. I blasted 100 psi of air into the cylinder via the spark plug hole and it would shut the valve. Rotate the engine and it would stick again.

Not really sure how the valve just decided to stick now after a rocker swap. Unless I over tightened the one push rod and it tapped the piston. I didn't see any evidence on the piston that it had been hit. I guess I will see when the heads get tore down. Hopefully he will pop the valve and show me. 

So I found a cylinder head guy down in Edgewood that will rebuild the heads with new valves and a port job. Then I purchased a S&S 106ci big bore kit. All you do is install new pistons and cylinders to get more CI. So going from 96 to 106 should be a nice jump. I will have to get new cams for the extra compression (9.2 stock to 10.1) and flow of the heads after porting. Going to discuss that with the head guy.



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I knew you would find a good excuse to make it faster. wink



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Oh boy what a day. I took the heads down to Edgewood this morning. Met the head builder to go over what is going to be done with the heads. Intake valve size increase from 1.805 to 1.90, Exhaust valve will remain stock size but new valves 1.575 , new bronze guides, seals, stock beehive springs will be reused (good to .600 lift) The heads will be cc'd and milled down to 79.5 cc's , port and polish which is about the same we do to BBC heads. Short side radius and a bowl blend not increasing runner size too much. He will install a manual compression release valve in each head which does what it says. Makes for easier starting. 

The camshaft is a cycle rama 595

It will be a very good performing cam. With 79.5 cc chambers with a .030 head gasket I will be at 11:1 compression. The dyno numbers I have seen are about 118 Hp 128tq

The cam is supposed to have good low rpm manners and pull like a freight train from 2500rpm to over 6000rpm with tq at 6000rpm just over 100lbs tq.

I will get a new tune for the combo just to get a good base tune. Then I will take it to a dyno to get it all dialed in. Should be fun as ,,,,,


I need to wash the pistons and cylinders, get the rings filed fit and I can install the pistons and cylinders. When the cams get here next week I can get them installed and ready to top it off with the heads in a couple weeks. Its what the builder told me.

Side note the head builder had an impressive little shop next to his house. Very nice equipment, very cleanly and seemed real honest. He actually knows Harold Brookshire ( I think that's how you spell his name) who made my cam for the 66. Price wasn't too bad really. 650 total for everything and tax.

A new set of cnc ported heads would cost 1400 bucks or more so half the price all the performance. No brainer.



-- Edited by Kevin R on Saturday 2nd of June 2018 08:54:44 PM

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