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Offline Vince

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #405 on: March 13, 2017, 12:45 »
3c, it fits on the home made SFC replica solo seat and the dual well padded touring seat I have. Solo seat for day runs and dual seat for multi day runs. Because I cannot leave anything alone the Air Hawk now has 3 straps in stead of the std 2, helps stop it moving about

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #406 on: March 13, 2017, 20:24 »
I think mine is a mid-sized cruiser. I have mine with the wide part at the front so my inner thighs touch it. Mine works great, after I had the seat done my John Moorehouse who widened it and did his thing with the padding I was thinking no more Air Hawk but I still need it on 600k plus days to stop the numb bum from the vibs. Seems a certain very tall bloke bought one for the ride we did to see the jets in the shed, 800ks down and 800ks back in 2 days, mostly boring crap roads and he loved his. Some hate them but what you MUST do is absolutely minimum air so your just off contact. To much air and it feels like your sitting on ball bearings.I use mine all the time, twisties included.

I have the same air hawk used it a few times on my Jota [1400k wk end] and my Commando, fits both bikes well, but I keep the narrow part at the front, since having the seat redone on the Jota I didn't really need it on the last long ride. To much air alienates you from the bike.

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #407 on: March 13, 2017, 22:30 »
It's supposed to have the narrow bit at the front, it's shaped like a pushbike seat. On long days I get a pressure point on my sciatic nerve on my right leg and having the Air Hawk backwards almost stops this from happening. Its not exactly a pain I get but an aching numbness in my leg that is extremely unpleasant. Yep they look bloody horrible but I don't care as I like to ride and with the size of OZ and long distances between the best riding roads I will do what it takes to allow me to do exactly that.

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #408 on: March 14, 2017, 09:16 »
Grazie, Vince. Have ordered the AHDS - dual sport, narrow (28cm) for my little arse and not too long, and only 14cm at the tank. Too much air negates the benefit of the design, Ian. I'll see how it goes on the ZZR.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2017, 22:44 by Piranha Brother 2 »
What ... leave it standard??!!

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #409 on: March 14, 2017, 11:22 »
Prego, better get some practice

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #410 on: March 15, 2017, 06:53 »
Fixed gear linkages so I now have a real L/H 1 down 4 up.  ;D
 
:( Massive fail on road today ......... breaking down over 3500RPM. Then just came to a stand still.
Found the problem, sensor for L/H pot on pickup is now running 0Volts near TDC. R/H pot is at 4.9Volts near TDC.

Rode well though, very happy with ridability, around the back streets.

Off to drown my sorrows in a bottle of red.
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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #411 on: March 17, 2017, 03:07 »
Found a crack almost completely around L/H carb rubber mount ............... BluTac seems to have sealed it.
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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #412 on: March 17, 2017, 04:04 »
You're having a lot of trouble with that 'bike, Chris: best weigh it in for scrap eh? :-*
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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #413 on: March 17, 2017, 07:57 »
You're having a lot of trouble with that 'bike, Chris: best weigh it in for scrap eh? :-*

OK, I'll put it on the scales tomorrow. Have new pick ups from Red ... fit tomorrow and vvvroom!
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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #414 on: March 18, 2017, 18:15 »
OK, I'll put it on the scales tomorrow. Have new pick ups from Red ... fit tomorrow and vvvroom!

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #415 on: March 20, 2017, 18:51 »
Just remember,it's not a diesel.....

NSW will tweaked the cabs for me yesterday, while Marty, Vince and I looked on.
Farker won't idle, but pulls like a train on the road, very crisp and responsive.

Oil deposits over head, treated the cam cover screws .... a run to Bathurst this morning should show where it's coming from.
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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #416 on: March 20, 2017, 21:31 »
Farker won't idle ...

Needs a big external flywheel like a traction engine.
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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #417 on: March 27, 2017, 02:31 »
A better shot than I could take.

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #418 on: March 27, 2017, 02:40 »
Ha ha, now I know why the hipsters wanted to photograph your bike; it's the exhaust wrap! ;)

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Re: My hotrod 750 - 880SFCK project
« Reply #419 on: March 27, 2017, 03:33 »
You forgot to paint the bodywork.
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