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Old 03-06-2015, 02:51 PM   #11
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wrapped my exhaust, i like.
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:04 PM   #12
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new bars came, hate the stock reservoirs.


saddle bags came too! they're just sitting on there.


going out in a little to finish and tape up the wiring, mount the key and start switch, and probably pull off the carbs to wait for my jet kit and inspect the diaphragms.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:49 PM   #13
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made headlight bracket and snapped a pic. didn't do near what i wanted....

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Old 03-08-2015, 09:38 PM   #14
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Well, i'm up to $720. Just needs a seat and the rear fender mounted to be a runner, then torn all apart to grind some brackets off and to paint it so it doesn't look like ass.
Totally completed wire harness

If anyone wants, i can probably draw up a schematic, i just looked at the stock wiring diagram and went off of that. I just happend to be a whiz at wiring, buddy paid me to drive 6 hours to completely rewire and entire car, relocate fuse boxes, hide all the wires, and install a megasquirt EFI system.
Here is where my key and start switch ended up, i can dig it!:

Here you can see my AWESOME seat... cardboard with a rotary engine t shirt my dog ate sitting on it

I also have to re route some cables and make something to operate the choke, forgot about that one!
here's a vid
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:47 PM   #15
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oh yeah, my stupid ass truck broke down on me, again... so i have to ride this to work tomorrow, at 6am.... 32*. i should install a ski on the front and some studs in the tire!
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:20 AM   #16
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I got my title, registration, and insurance yesterday. I got a ride with a lady that works with me, who ended up having to leave work early yesterday so I did too. I threw my plate on, aired up my tires, checked diff fluid (then filled diff fluid), and soldered my brake light wires on. Legal enough to ride :).
Maiden voyage:
We still have about 2" of snow on the ground, it got up to 48* yesterday. It wasn't bad at all until I hit water spots with my fender-less bike.. Anyone have a front fender for sale for a 86-87 shadow vt700? My front is already half mounted on the rear, but not fully. My truck breaking down on me forced my to have to use this bike earlier than expected. The fender can be slightly dinged up or something.
After my 50 mile ride:

Notice the tape on the headlamp? Yeah, some dumbass forgot to tighten the bolts holding it on.. About 15 miles into the ride a bolt fell out and it was just kinda hanging there. I stopped at a guys house i knew but he literally had no tools at all so this had to work.

Still need to:
clean and jet carb (jets came yesterday)
Mount rear fender
Make something for the choke to work
reroute cables (anyone have a source for SS braided clutch/brake line?)
make a seat
buy and mount front fender
Tear bike all apart and paint it
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:26 AM   #17
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I got a lot done two days ago. I started mounting the rear fender. I had to cut out the rivits that held the mount on for the front, then grind off the mounts on the fender for the chrome metal rods. That allowed the fender to fit the tire all nice like. I taped a piece of 3/4" rubber tube to the tire to hold the gap for the fender, then marked on the swingarm with a straight edge where the mount needed to be. The mount is just a piece of 3/4"x1/8" flat stock wide enough to be welded into the swingarm. I then massaged it a bit to fit the profile of the fender and drilled a hole in it to mount the fender. Ive decided to move the fender back more than what is pictured.

Next up was the front end. I drained the fork oil sludge (wtf?!)


I made sure to add fresh atf , work the forks, drain it, then add fresh.

I cut about 1.5" off of the spring spacers


and then raised the forks in the triple trees about 1", lowering the front 2.5". I like the look a lot better now.

I plan to raise the front of the tank 2" as well. You can also see the start of my seat. It's 1/8" aluminum stock. The front mounts like stock with a piece of aluminum rivited to it, i need foam, shorter rivits, and some washers to finish the seat, and some flat stock to make fender struts for the fender.



I've found a fender about 25 miles from me for $20 I need to go pick up. I should have it all done and hopefully my pilot jets come by tomorrow.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:13 AM   #18
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:33 PM   #19
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You're on the road so great progress!
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:04 PM   #20
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Thanks, i quit posting for a while. Here'e some more progress pics:

My dog and I making seats:






rear frame cleaned up:


My new carb diaphragms are at my house, those are going in tonight. went to 45 on the pilot, two shims, and 118 main. Top end in anything above 3rd is kinda held back. Haven't looked at plugs yet, ive had it up to estimated 85 mph (faster than all the cars on the turn pike, no speedo) i'm actually thinking it may be lean still, going to change diaphragms tonight, and then change plugs to do a plug chop and get jetting 100%. Anyone have a rad fan they wanna sell me?
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