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Started Feb-28 by Ed (VeryNorCalEd); 2478 views.
Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

From: Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

Mar-1

Thanks RC for the reply

The V Star charging system reminds me of my old Yamaha DT 250 and 360 2 stroke enduro days. Head light was anemic and at an idle would pulse with a very low dim light

Was thinking about LEDs, Head light and Driving lights to try to save watts and maybe increase  lumens?

More research

Good advice on the fuel pump. I will research it more. Just hard tailed my sons Honda 600 Shadow and put a Frisco tank and tank lift on it. Tank design (petcock location) is a consideration for sure. Very similar carb set up and fuel pump set up but runs fine on gravity. Frisco tank is a low volume tank so more fuel stops comes with the territory of cool.

 In some high performance situations a high flow (Pringle) petcock is also necessary. I’m not sure the Mikuni’s or Keihin’s require fuel pressure to function but I really don’t know  definitively . Might be tank design petcock size and location? Running into fuel delivery problems on a low tank in corners sounds like a tank design petcock design and petcock location.

I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for the tip

Yes sir, eliminate, relocate, declutter I am looking forward to the AIS delete and POD MOD

Thanks RC

Ed

Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Mar-1

I believe Tim is still offering PODS and to gain access to the FB page you have to be approved by Mick or myself. When doing so we look at profiles and if we don't see a pic of a 1100 you don't gain access. That way we can weed out non owners, who doesn't have pics of their bike? I'm still in the saddle, I went to a Roadstar and then a 16 Road Glide Ultra and now on a 18 Road glide standard. 

Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

From: Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

Mar-1

Oh yeah, “I got a Harley for my wife...good trade right?!?”wink

Awesome scoots and great ridesthumbsup

Good to know your not alonerelaxed

I sent my wife a pic of the Classic in the works.

Does she go to the FB link you sent me and post it there? Or does she make it her profile pic of her FB account and then re ask to be friends?

Thanks Donn

Ed

Texpatriat

From: Texpatriat

Mar-1

A quick search on Duck Duck Go gets you here: http://www.sloneservices.com/metric-magic/index.html

Not to take anything away from Tim but it's not hard too put your own pod system together.

Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

From: Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

Mar-1

Thanks Tex

It took a bit, going to FB, posting pics and eventually my wife prevailed. Duck Duck Go is great!!! Should of started off therestuck_out_tongue_winking_eye something about trees and forestsjoy

I am going back to the knowledge base and going to have a look at the DIY POD MOD. Great suggestion!!

I wanted easy no think since this MOD has been around since the last ice age. Was told the Chubby system is no longer available and still looking at Metric Magic since I now have the web site.

Thanks Tex for taking the time to reply and direction and opinions. I love hearing what others have to say and what their experiences are and have been.

Talking with Donn and looking at his profile list of MODs I had no idea this bike has been so popular and so many have taken the time to make their 1100’s their ownthumbsupthumbsup

Spring is in the air and rides are on the menu. I know you guys got hit with some unusual cold so warming up and getting out is just what the doctor has orderedsun_with_face

Where I’m at in the Sierra, Cascade divide the really good rides still have snow on them which gives me a little more time to get my stuff together. Looking forward to some great rides in the mountains and hopefully a quarter to half of the California coast with my son. He’s jamming trying to get his metric twin finished as well.

Thanks again Tex

Ed

Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Mar-1

I think I let her into the FB page today. You can always call or email Tim as well.     metric.magic@gmail.com

Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

From: Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

Mar-2

Thank you Donnthumbsup

You did and thank you. 

Edrelaxed

Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)

Mar-2

Nor Cal? I'm in Southern Oregon

Dan (Kamikazedan)

From: Dan (Kamikazedan)

Mar-2

I found a few references elsewhere about using a shared intake tract with an air chamber (like the XVS air box) in order to act as a surge tank to control air flow. Seemed very legit, but there is a fuqton of anecdotal evidence here and elsewhere that pods really do the job. I have a project in mind, and truthfully I sorta liked the idea that the stock intake tract might be the hot ticket with less work... but I will be going with the "flow" and putting pods on board.

Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

From: Ed (VeryNorCalEd)

Mar-2

Yes, I noticed in your profile when I navigated back to take a screen shot of all your mods, the “Donn, blue print and check list of mods for a 1100 V Starthumbsup“ that you were from Grants Pass. Mom and Dad, both passed on now, lived in Merlin, in laws were over the hill in Chiliquin. In laws are in the hill country of Texas now, Leakey Texas. Lots of nice riding there too.

My user name “VeryNorCalEd” is trying to convey that there is more “Northern California” than San Francisco.stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

California has a bad reputation because of a couple of off the hook well known cities and most of California is rural, but not most of the population. disappointed  Heck where I am at the pavement ends and the West is still alive. We drive cows around here with cowboys still. Mostly raise alfalfa hay for the dairies in the valley because of the higher protein content from the elevation. I can jump in my Yamaha Rhino and get to Boise Idaho just about on just dirt roads and a little pavement here and there.

LOL so I added the “Very” in hopes I don’t get judged to harshly.stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyesjoyflushedsunglasses

Would love to toodle up your way someday and putt down to the Redwoods and coast and of course sea food would be in order.yumthumbsup

From Susanville it used to take me around 4 hours to get to Grants Pass if I’m remembering correctly. The back way up 139-39 was about 3 1/2 maybe to K Falls. Been awhile probably all off on my time estimates.

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