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steve_blackbob

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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:45 am

the story so far!!

heres where I've got to so far, there's a Triumph Bonneville disc front end going on with a matching borrani 16x3.5 rim

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epinut

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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:20 am

Any particular reason why you've mounted the gearbox tilted like that?
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panic

Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:01 am

I hate to ask, but are you sure that mag has the right firing order? Many Fairbanks were adapted without changing the point cam, with the thought "3 degrees is no big deal".
What is the exhaust pipe OD?
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steve_blackbob

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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:51 pm

panic wrote:I hate to ask, but are you sure that mag has the right firing order? Many Fairbanks were adapted without changing the point cam, with the thought "3 degrees is no big deal".
What is the exhaust pipe OD?


Panic, the poiunt cam has been redone to Hunt's Indian spec

the exhaust OD is 1.5" ID is 1.25", they are temporary pipes nicked from my 741B basket, I plan to use 2" OD stainless - once I find out the correct tuned length for my engine?
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steve_blackbob

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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:54 pm

epinut wrote:Any particular reason why you've mounted the gearbox tilted like that?


gearbox isnt fitted yet, it needs the bottom and top mounts narrowed to allow it to sit down between the rear frame rails and engine plates.
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epinut

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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:15 pm

steve_blackbob wrote:
epinut wrote:Any particular reason why you've mounted the gearbox tilted like that?


gearbox isnt fitted yet, it needs the bottom and top mounts narrowed to allow it to sit down between the rear frame rails and engine plates.

Ok, have to deal with the same problem myself. Using a Triumph box on my WL & was thinkin of widening the frame mount, but narrowing the trans mount might work to... Wonder how much it's safe to remove?
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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:38 pm

epinut wrote: Wonder how much it's safe to remove?


i've got to take .25" either side out but the lug seems pretty solid, reckon you could take more than that safely.

how narrow do you need to go?
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epinut

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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:00 pm

steve_blackbob wrote:
epinut wrote: Wonder how much it's safe to remove?


i've got to take .25" either side out but the lug seems pretty solid, reckon you could take more than that safely.

how narrow do you need to go?


I think the bottom trans mount was around 90mm, & the frame mount was around 65mm. So I guess 1" or something like that, might be too much...? Would be nice not haveing to mess with the frame though...
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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:33 pm

i think you could safely remove 1" if it was done with a slight radius near the box itself
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Post Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:41 pm

steve_blackbob wrote:i think you could safely remove 1" if it was done with a slight radius near the box itself


Yeah, if it worked it would be great! Guess I'll take off a little piece at a time & see how it looks...

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