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Old 11-04-2011, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: First Build Thread - BTR Inspired Cruiser

Thanks for posting the pic - very helpful.

Yesterday, I rounded up a lot of miscellaneous parts - new gas line, wires, connectors, mounting hardware, etc and set about modding the mounting plate. Since the downtube is too wide for the plate, I ground out the bolt holes to accomodate a wide U-bolt. Consequently, I was able to mock mount my engine to get a look at clearances.

I learned I need to further mod the mount to lower it more and that I have to source either a wide 1 piece crank or a whole new 3 piece BB/crank set-up.

Also, I assume the black box in the third picture is a muffler? It's almost a shame to remove it to mount the exhaust pipe as I like the look of its cover.
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