Saturday, November 27, 2010

tanks again

Supermono forks are on their way to traxxion dynamics for service.  Got the KR1S tank in the mail last week, and spent some time today doing peliminary fitting.  I think it is going to work OK -- need to take care of a few niggly things, like:

Need to determine the angle of the rear subframe - it does need to be jacked up somewhat, but I can't determine that angle until I have the wheels on -- need to set the seat height properly.

Petcock may not work in this location -- so I might have to move it somewhere else (slightly) -- it did come with the tank, so I'm currently soaking it in the same seafoam solution I used to clean up some carburetors.  Will be a long wait until Christmas before any major work is done on this bike -- forks and front wheel is waiting there for me.

In other news, it looks like the local club has decided to add an ultralightweight superbike class -- so the 'mono has a class to race in.  Will be a bit of an uphill battle against some of the bikes, but at least I don't have to line up against 1100cc Ducs and Buells!
Was able to source some Dunlop slicks for the 'mono -- the rare 155 width rears that were put on gp bikes.  Used, on order to see how well they work.  Got to be 100 times better than the Michelin street tires I have on there now!  My worry is that the 160/165 michelins slicks will be too wide.  Further, the stock, leaking, OEM rear 900ss shock is being replaced with a fox shock off of eBay.  A longer term project will be fitting a RG125 rear swingarm, in aluminum, to the mono -- hopefully I can get that to work sometime soon (perhaps not this year!)  That is coming from the UK, so it will get to me directly.  The stuff for the mz is waiting for me at Pop's place.

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