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Old 06-04-2012, 06:37 PM
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More progress. Fitting up parts and routing cables. Discovered that fiberglass header tape does not stretch to conform to the expansion chamber and that the carbon black description doesn't just apply to the tape but to your hands after messing with it a bit. Other than that minor snag, the bike is getting closer to finished. Rec'd the Ridley brake arm and installed which allowed me to align the chain properly. Rear fender screw was sloppy due to a loose insert so off came the fenders front and rear. I had installed a pair of Suzuki 5" mirrors but no matter how I positioned them they looked ridiculous. Straight up gave the bike a Pee Wee Herman look and angled down made the bike look like a depressed water buffalo. Off came the Suzuki mirrors and they were replaced with some universal Cafe Racer style mirrors. Much better.
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