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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:01 am 
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Nice work!

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Bleeding is a pain. I came up with something that works. I will try to post something on that in the hints section.


I would be interested in this.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:48 pm 
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Just posted the bleeding in "hints".

I realize there are many ways to do something. If some one has another way, please post it also.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:36 pm 
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Got the practice side panels finished. Going to make the finished from aluminum with louvers. Something like the first photo.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:46 pm 
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Looking great; dig those shocks!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:01 pm 
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I took another 75 mile ride up the mountain and back. Nothing fell off so I guess it is time to tear down, paint and polish.
Note on the shocks: they are a bit stiff for putting around, but when I pushed hard, they work great.
Photos of the ride and where I got to stripping it down.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:22 pm 
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I spent some time trying out tank and seat stripes yesterday. Photos below.
Please let me know what you think (positive or negative). The stripes in the photos are just tape, so I can change them if I have to. They are off-set on purpose.

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The stripes look good. You're a talented guy.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:52 pm 
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oldhenry wrote:
The stripes look good. You're a talented guy.
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Second that.

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Note on the shocks: they are a bit stiff for putting around, but when I pushed hard, they work great.

Maybe keep a lookout (long-term) for somebody junking / selling on the cheap an identical set. If their springs are a different rate and/or the valving-washers (if your shocks use them like mine) are different thicknesses, you can salvage & experiment. (Manual is very helpful in that regard; here's a link to a different model than yours (click here) that may or may not be pertinent. If it really bugs you, maybe touch base with Thor to see if he has any ideas.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:50 am 
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Thank you for the input gentlemen. Good idea on the shocks. My thought is to ride faster and stay away from cattle guards!

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How much do you weigh in at and do you have any idea what the springs are rated at?

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