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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #272 on: Yesterday at 21:55 »
Just promise me when its finished you’ll take it to a TRX owners club meeting and put your phone on record to capture all the blubbing when they see your V5

It’s looking purposeful and muscular
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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #271 on: Yesterday at 16:29 »
originally it was for the 'downdraft' carbs, but I dont think that matters so much now. Now its because they cant go anywhere else!

most sports bikes have the airbox at the top front of the tank, easier for ram air setups and also its light so the heavy fuel can be mass centralised blah blah blah

Although I will make the bike as dynamically optimised for performance as possible, this is always going to be a road bike so if I have to compromise certain things for comfort, or dare I say it looks, then it will be done.
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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #270 on: Yesterday at 16:11 »
Very true  :cheese

Even inline 4's have whopper airboxes above them these days though.

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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #269 on: Yesterday at 15:32 »
not so easy to put the airbox out the back on a v configuration engine.

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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #268 on: Yesterday at 14:31 »
Crazy isn't it, you can see why they have to give the tank that 'hump' to actually get some fuel in there.

It's funny when I look at the FJ I'm doing up, having the airbox on the back of the carbs means the tank is all for fuel.  Guess that's progress though.

That KTM is great though, quite aggressive in being minimalist - just an engine as a stressed member and as little frame as possible.

I'd still like a 690 for a bit of a weekend blaster, but think I'd be sleeping in the garage with it  :wife

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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #267 on: Yesterday at 13:59 »
just for a bit of perspective:

here is the 2020 ktm superduke r:


Its only got one frame rail really, and that is the same height as my lower rail. 




Looks at the amount of gubbins above that rail. Even if you trace a top rail from the top of the headstock parallel backwards there is still more sticking above the frame than on my setup, I need to work with that tank.
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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #266 on: Yesterday at 09:23 »
Looking sweet :)
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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #265 on: Yesterday at 09:05 »
That's really taking shape now, I like the look of that a lot  :thumb

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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #264 on: Yesterday at 08:39 »
it is exactly that Ready, but the vfr has a lot of bodywork hiding the frame, its just the way it is on the original bike.

I have checked other bikes like the 1290 duke R and basically they have a bigger tank, so thats what I am going to do.

I have an old fazer 1000 tank that I am going to chop in half, profile, and then weld onto the sides of the vfr tank. Shold get me a boat load of extra fuel also as a happy side effect.

anyways. I wasnt happy with the straighter top tubes, so I removed them both and stuck a little bend in them as specified.

Here is the current status:






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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #263 on: 22:05 - 15 February, 2020 »
Is your new frame not broadly a trellis within the silhouette of the beam frame it replaced? 
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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #262 on: 13:19 - 14 February, 2020 »
I should have a full day at it tomorrow so should get some decent progress.
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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #261 on: 13:16 - 14 February, 2020 »
left top tube, removed, remade. now symetrical.


I am not sure I like it  :BangHead:

I cant tell whether its is going to look better when I get the rest of the back of the frame built, or its just too wide.

I have the option of removing both sections and putting a slight bend in the tube mid way along to slim it at the waist.
Check out the pen marks where I am thinking of bending:




it wouldnt be a big bend so it shouldnt affect the length of the thing and any small gaps in the join at the end I should be able to fill ok.
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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #260 on: 13:00 - 14 February, 2020 »
 :thumb  You knew you had to.

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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #259 on: 10:41 - 14 February, 2020 »
too late. I chopped it out last night and made another one.

they are now both symetrical. and I now they both need bit of a bend inwards at the back.... oh joy.  :BangHead:

may aswell get it right.
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Re: The New Muscle Bike build off
« Reply #258 on: 07:53 - 14 February, 2020 »
Yeah. But we all know. And no one here would ever mention it again.... Would they.  :party