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bensalf's 4 year caferacer build

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by bensalf, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. bensalf

    bensalf Well-Known Member

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    I've since removed the little red screen I made, as 2 of my mates said they didn't like it
    (what do you think?)
    also added the bar end mirrors
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    I made the seat ,hinge upward ,towards the back, with a spring catch at the front.
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    thank you all ---stu
     
  2. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    For future refrence: Washing soda is a far more effective electrolyte than baking soda. You'll end up using less of it to get the same result.

    I think the screen looks good, though to my eye it would look better if it were a 4" high flyscreen.

    Over?!
    But it's not Spring yet!
     
  3. bensalf

    bensalf Well-Known Member

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    Over?!
    But it's not Spring yet!
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    yes , but I'm already half way into my #2 machine.
    stu;)
     
  4. bensalf

    bensalf Well-Known Member

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    they're quite possibly the same tank! but mine was from a 600.
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    stu
     
  5. bensalf

    bensalf Well-Known Member

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    I've deleted the messages now from my inbox, which was full, for those who have been trying to contact me .
    thanks
    stu
     
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    very nice bensalf.
     
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    All I can say is I wish it was mine.
    Awesome job man. You should be proud.
     
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    Almost to nice to ride.....
    Nice job on the hose clamp covers innovative .
    is the card reader the key?
     
  9. bensalf

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    is the card reader the key?
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    yes exactly, inserting the card in the reader, switches on the reader which in turn switches a 50amp relay, to turn on the ignition.

    [​IMG]
    stu
     
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    Hi how did you attach the filter to the plate?
     
  11. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    The long machine screw with the nut on it. The other end of that filter consists of a metal plate with a hole for the mounting screw. It's essentially flipped around so the normal "outside air" portion of the filter is now on the inside.

    It's a super-clever repurposing.
     
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    bensalf Well-Known Member

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    yep, exactly as "kmoe" said.
    I cut a larger hole on one side of the filter, then drilled a hole on the other side ,for the screw, with sealing washers,
    I also cut a piece of alloy pipe to go inside the filter ,over the long screw , so as not to crush the filter.

    [​IMG]
    stu
     
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    Cheers, this Is perfect for what I need for my trike as a full airbox won'tfit now.
    I love this kind of home engineering , can'twait to see what he comes up with next.
     
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    Hi lads another question did you use the original rubbers from the airbox to the carbs mine are a bit cream crackerd plus could do with being a bit shorter any thoughts on alternatives?
     
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    I used original rubbers between airbox and carbs, it would be difficult to find alternatives, due to the grooved flange on the boot.
    stu
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Chacal sells brand-new airbox boots. The airbox is somewhat adjustable, and your old boots are likely shrunk somewhat.
     
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    stew I've Never heard of Cumbria, but I looked it up and wow looks like a beautiful place.
     
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    Aye,it is very nice I am right on the edge of the lake district national park with only a few houses dotted around snd 2 minutes walk from the nearest fell.
    I'm very lucky to live where I live.
     
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    Aye,it is very nice I am right on the edge of the lake district national park with only a few houses dotted around snd 2 minutes walk from the nearest fell.
    I'm very lucky to live where I live.
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    was up there last may, on a biking trip for 5 days ,with 8 other lads, based at "windermere" . had a great time
    stu
     
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    There are some awesome bikong roads around here through all the mountain passes etc.
    Some great pubs aswell for that wee tipple which always helps when sleeping under canvas! : )
     

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