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Old 04-14-2016, 01:52 PM
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so sexy!

the laces seems to be thicker than stock, did you use stainless steel laces?
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Bulldog spokes from Dubya. Really solid.
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Nice looking blast from the past.

I used to "convert" OE hubs like that, but it's a lot of work and I got too busy
so I just buy billet hubs from TCR now. Any aftermarket spoke is going to
look and be thicker than stock because OE Honda spokes are stepped to
save weight, that's one of the reasons it's so hard to build a lighter wheel
with aftermarket parts.

It already looks the part, should be a strong wheel as well.
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I did not know that about the Honda spokes! Thanks!!
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nice info dogger!

have also heard that thicker stainless spokes also makes the wheel twist less so it becomes harder and the feel of the bike is stiffer, in some cases like enduro races some riders like that wheel "flexibility", makes the tyre to find slightly better traction
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nice info dogger!

have also heard that thicker stainless spokes also makes the wheel twist less so it becomes harder and the feel of the bike is stiffer, in some cases like enduro races some riders like that wheel "flexibility", makes the tyre to find slightly better traction
That's new to me too! It makes sense when you think about it however.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:43 PM
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Engine progress


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Still need to assemble powervalve but I need a valve part that is NLA so searching Internet.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:28 PM
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Looking great! What color powder is that on the covers and side case?
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:49 PM
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Magnesium! Copied from Dungeys 2016 KTM motor.
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Had to use a 94 skid plate. Looks good though.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:39 AM
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Looking awesome! Love the wheels and wonder what you used on the engine covers and cylinder head?? It's black something.... Lol
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:28 PM
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Don't worry about using the 94 skid plate, the cradles from 92 to 96 were
identical. Changes to the frames were limited to steering tube angle and
mounting brackets.

Like the old school Gold rims and the faux mag gives the engine a nice
other than stock look.

You should be close to wrapping this one up.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:55 PM
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Found the NLA power valve part on eBay, ordered it today. Last item I needed.
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More progress last night...


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I'm really digging the look of that motor the more I see it. Making some good progress now! How was the fit of those radiators? I've heard mixed reviews about the aftermarket ones. Which brand are they? The YZ pegs mounted up nicely too.
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The radiators fit perfect but I was worried. They seem to differ from batch to batch so it's a roll of the dice.
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That is looking very nice.
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New steering stem bearings in, triple clamps installed.


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I believe the radiators are winner racing.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:15 PM
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Interesting color choice on the triples. Is that Caterpillar Yellow?
What color scheme do you have planned overall, or is it a secret?
Look forward to the next installment.
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