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Old 02-19-2023, 12:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
JacobLeSann
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So far so good!

Havenít had to make all that many changes to get the seat in. Just careful marking and cutting with handheld jigsaw. I realized fast that I couldnít fit into the helmet bucket so I cut most of it out and made a custom seat. I used a piece of flat 1/4Ē plexiglas and cut a blank out. Tried to use a heat gun to bend it but it just snapped. I put it in the oven at 300 degrees until it became malleable and then I notched it on top of the desk chair in my shop and sat down. Very hot but itís nicely molded to my rear.

Mechanically, all I needed to do was reroute the fuel filter. You can see in my photos that Iíve carved out the right side of the seat bucket, and stitched in some plastic. Thatís to make room for the new routing. Iíve also removed the stock air box and will be replacing it with a washable cone filter and an air box of my design. The stock one is good from a dust perspective but very restrictive and way too bespoke to find replacement filter otherwise.


Anyhow, I feel like Kaneda. More scrunched up, though. Almost like riding a BMX. I donít mind; itís much better than how I rode it before.



Hereís whatís on my mind for tomorrow. I plan to mount the storage pod right behind my back and use some plastic to streamline it into a nice kammback tail. I also want to use some scrap plastic to clean up little open areas and try and smooth flow. Wheel discs too, if I can. Most importantly, a dustbin fairing for the front. The radiator is mounted above the front wheel, so a dustbin will work perfect. It even has exit ducts on the stock fairing behind the front wheel opening!


Excited to see what kind of numbers I get. Wonder how fast itíll go.
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