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Modifying my bike, advice please   CustomModifications/Projects

Started 8/1/18 by Cerberus73; 2083 views.
Cerberus73

From: Cerberus73

8/2/18

Have you got Tims user ID? sorry I'm at my partners and using the tablet at the moment, i will be home later and be able to search better with the computer. Ho much roughly would i be looking at for the cams, and dragons breath? and is it a cam regrind meaning i would have to pull my cams and send them off. as i don't want the bike to be off the road for weeks. i guess i could maybe buy some heads here in the uk, pull the cams and whilst they get sent off for a regrind i can rebuild the head with heavier valve springs and a port clean up. so it breathes a little better.

Michael (JBLGUY47)

From: Michael (JBLGUY47)

8/2/18

METRIC MAGIC / TimB1007

Michael (JBLGUY47)

From: Michael (JBLGUY47)

8/2/18

Hey Tim .... just a heads up here :-)   Hope all is well

Thanks Michael, all are well. You & your's are fine, I hope!

I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Cerberus73

From: Cerberus73

8/2/18

Thanks very much Tim,

First of all, how much for a complete kit, the under tank one with the mesh style cover out the side of the tank like i saw on your site? it did have a price there but it didn't specify if it was a complete kit, with jets for the carb etc. or just the filters and associated plumbing. Also, have you any of the 440 cams? if not how long until you will have more? I know you prefer to sell the pods and cams separate, but considering the logistics its easier and cheaper for me to get them at the same time. I also need advice on AIS removal, as the bike still has that on it. any advice regarding pipes, i don't know whether to get a set of custom 2" slash-cut drag-pipes with some minimal baffles maid out of polished stainless (my partners old man runs a boat propellor workshop, so he can tig weld stainless like a champ) or buy off the peg pipes. i have a set of custom made pipes on my Suzuki intruder 1400. those pipes are awesome. but the bikes was bought that way and set up for them. I'm happy to get 70-75hp as long as it is stable and reliable. i dont want to be sitting doing more fixing than riding. done to much of that in the past

Looks wise I'm going for something similar to "Andys bike" that i just saw in the for sale section. but keeping the 2 tone theme, 

The under tank kit doesn't have exposed filers. That a different kit & I don't have the mesh filters tight now. Pipes are your choice, but the stainless is FAR superior to chrome. Your MPG will incease, if you leave the throttle alone, but no one is able to do that. :) The reliablity is not changed. I'll have more cams in about 6 weeks. I have 3 sets coming & 1 set is already spoken for, they will be headed to Finland. I don't understand the 'looks' question. 

Cerberus73

From: Cerberus73

8/2/18

Could you give me the price for the 440 cams? and if possible can I put my name down for a pair of them? if not from the sets you have coming in 6 weeks, from the next batch, as i will be doing the work over the winter, and using the bike until around November. so in no huge rush. Have you any air cleaner kits in stock? if so which type have you got?

Don't worry about the looks question, it was just to give you an idea of what I'm trying to achieve as the end project. Glad to hear that the reliability isn't affected, that was my main worry.

Cams are $325 + postage + $200 refundable core charge that you'll get back if you return your stock cams to me within 30 days. I have air kits in stock, under tank & foward facing kits. 

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Cerberus73

From: Cerberus73

8/3/18

Another quick question, Right the progressive 465 rear shock, I can pick one up for just £230 ($297) at todays conversion rate from a supplier i know here. he only has 1 in stock from a batch he ordered, but its the 1" lower version, the front end upgrade kit I'm wanting allows you to set it stock, or 1" to 2" lower. so the main crux of my question is, would i notice any adverse handling from dropping it at both ends by 1" the roads here can be twisty, and the surfaces not in the greatest state of repair. I am also going to give Hagon shocks a call, has anyone got one on there 1100? its around £300 to buy direct from them. Im  around 210lb i dont carry pillion really, but i can go touring with loaded up saddlebags, tent etc. so probably another 100lb or so at times. this 465 is about half the usual going price.

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