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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2015, 09:13:38 AM »

Great write up Treeve and clearly a lot of work has gone into it! Perseverance pays off!

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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2015, 10:17:25 AM »

Oh boy oh boy

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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 12:18:42 PM »

Nice looking stuff there! Is there a thermostat or shunt for warming the engine? Daytona makes an oil temp gauge, if it's of any interest.
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2015, 01:21:08 PM »

Hey Ben,

I hadn't planned on running any type of temp switch, but now that you mention it...hmm.  I will ask the guru Kevin if he thinks i need one.  Like all of my bikes, this is a warm weather bike. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2015, 02:49:56 PM »

Very nice! I would have to agree with Ben about having some sort of temp readout especially in Boston traffic  Shocked
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2015, 08:15:18 PM »

The thing is Treeve, that if your oil is not sufficiently warm, it will not oil the head (cam and followers) adequately. I do not have a shunt on the cooler I used on my 750, but am looking to add one.
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2015, 11:24:54 AM »

For the man himself

"I would not be concerned unless you ride in extremely low temps. 20w50 is what i have been using, but i also use 10w40 depending on the time of year.
When i lived in the UK i ran my 400f with a cooler all year round with 20/50 no problems at all.
One thing the 350/400 engines do not suffer with is the oil not getting up to temp (in any most temps) you won't have any problems.

Kevin"
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2015, 12:30:03 PM »

I am glad to hear that the 350/400 oil returns are sufficient. I wish it was as easy with the 750!
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2015, 08:40:48 PM »

Getting closer.  Got the oil cooler thing figured out.  Then my new nifty exhaust arrived Friday, which had me in such a tizzy I couldn't get any work done.  I got home and ran down the basement to fit it.  Chris over at MotoGPwerks is a very talented man.  The bike needs a couple things (rebuild petcock, rerouting of the throttle cables, make a proper exhaust mount), but here are my first impressions:

1 - The exhaust is loud.  Not quite to the obnoxious levels, but close.  I definitely won't be able to fire it up at 6am and not have a few pissed off neighbors.  Ear plugs are a must for long rides.  But, it is a sexy sound.   Grin
2 - The engine is as happy as a pig in shit with the new exhaust.  It pulls hard and just wants to keep going. This may be trouble.
3 - Its fast.  Not break the speed barrier fast, but for a little bike it will put a smile on your face.
4 - The brakes suck.  They were fair before and woefully inadequate now.  I will need to address/upgrade this soon. 

Here are the pictures.  The exhaust is so pretty it makes the rest of the bike look worse.  








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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2015, 01:23:35 PM »

Looks fantastic!

This is the exhaust I am buying also. I'd love to hear it! Although, it will likely not change my decision.
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« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2015, 07:18:10 PM »

Good update Treeve very thorough as always! I like the exhaust but it looks like it hangs too low to me - it could be closer to the frame? Anyway glad it runs so well and can't wait to try it!

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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2015, 08:38:56 PM »

I was a little bummed when i got it on because I thought it looked low too, but if you look closely it hugs the oil pan tightly.  The oil pans hang noticbly lower on the 350/400s than the bigger bikes.  Not sure you could make it any higher unless you went off the the side as opposed to under.  Anyway  the slightly bummed feeling disappeared after i fired it up for the first time.   Grin
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« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2015, 06:29:59 AM »

It looks bada$$! How does she go?
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« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2015, 11:05:53 AM »

She goes pretty good.  There is still an idle issue i need to figure out, but out side of that she runs strong.
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« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2015, 06:20:07 AM »

Hey Treeve how about a ride this Saturday? Are you free? Saturday am start? Nothing dramatic just a ride somewhere.
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