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Guitargeek Goes For A Ride 12 Oct 2008 04:35 #241395

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I've been steadily tweaking on my bike, and today I felt confident enough that I rode to Draper Lake, some 30 miles away. Draper has the only curves around here...

First, I did a quick blast up and down the road to make sure it was running okay.

(Please excuse the sucky video quality.)


Then to the curves!









This thing really, really loves to go around corners, yet I can let go of the handlebars at 40 mph and it tracks straight & true with no headshake or nastiness. It's pretty neutral with regards to cornering, it accepts inputs readily enough, holds whatever line you give it, goes where you aim it. I haven't started working on the chicken strips yet, still getting to know the bike before I push it very hard. So far, though, I'm extremely pleased.

I've geared it for top end, so at 70 mph the engine is only turning about 4800 rpm. By that logic, I should be able to do at least 140, right? ;)

Last few miles, I started hearing some odd noises from the top end, got home and found that my header nuts were loose, and that one had fallen off! I got 'em tightened back down, I'll have to remember to check those over the next few heat cycles.

Did I mention that the seat is on the firm side? Yeah, well, my ass hurts! :D
1980 KZ750-H1 (slightly altered)
1987 KZ1000-P6 "Ponch"
1979 GS1000 "Dadzuki"

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Guitargeek Goes For A Ride 12 Oct 2008 05:30 #241399

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woohoo! Sounds great!
Michael
Alvin, Texas

1982 GPz750
1977 KZ1000A
1978 KZ1000A
1982 GPz1100
1975 Z2A

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Guitargeek Goes For A Ride 12 Oct 2008 06:20 #241409

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Schwing!!!!

Nice sound coming out of her, nothing better to the ears than that...

Baffle size?

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1976 KZ900-A4
MTC 1075cc.
Camshafts: Kawi GPZ-1100 .375 lift
Head: P&P via Larry Cavanaugh
ZX636 suspension
Keihin, 29mm CR specials
Kerker 4-1, 1.5" comp baffle.
Dyna-S E.I.
Earls 10 row Oil Cooler
Acewell 2802 Series Speedo/Tach
Innovate LC1 Wideband 02 AFR meter

Phoenix, Az

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Guitargeek Goes For A Ride 12 Oct 2008 06:28 #241410

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Good on ya! The ol' girl sounds really tight, Geek and it seems like you have your charging issues squared-away...nicely done!

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Guitargeek Goes For A Ride 12 Oct 2008 08:05 #241420

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Your bike sounds great, Good job!

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Guitargeek Goes For A Ride 12 Oct 2008 19:47 #241506

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Yup...sounds good,GG!:woohoo:
1977 KZ1000 A-1

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Guitargeek Goes For A Ride 13 Oct 2008 03:32 #241538

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That sounds amazing geek, why doesn't mine sound like that :(

Love the pics too!
1978 KZ650 D1 (Sold)
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1980 CB400T (Sold)
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