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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 04-10-2017, 12:22 PM   #61
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Now back in where she belongs. It was not fun carrying this engine up from the basement and getting it fitted. She's heavy.

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Tell you what... I'm a sucker for highlighted fins, lol.. Looking good man.

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Tell you what... I'm a sucker for highlighted fins, lol.. Looking good man.

Thanks man! I too am a sucker for some machined fins which is why I find myself gravitating to these modern classics time and time again. Getting the engine back in was a big milestone, both literally and figuratively in renewing excitement. As the weather has gotten warmer, I've been getting a bit bummed that I'm not out and riding yet. The Daytona is being converted to a track bike only so not registered and no plates/lights.

Really itching to get this done but still waiting on the rear shock to come back from rebuilding and the motogadget m-unit blue to be released. Figured if I am going all in on this build, might as well update the technology as well. Managed to snag one of the first 10 to be released to the USA.

Hoping to get the bike done in the next 4 weeks.
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now that the engine is in, I was able to focus on getting some of the accessories back on and building the exhaust. Layed down some more Harley engine paint on the alternator cover and a spare low mileage waterpump, baked, installed new O-rings, and installed. (also refreshed the upper triple). It's starting to look like a complete engine again.





also you can see, I've gotten the carbs test fitted. Still waiting on some replacement gaskets and hoses, but just wanted to see if my re-rack worked and everything cleared.



everything is looking good!

also got started on the exhaust. Starting point is a header off of a 955i. Needed to space it out from the block to clear the coolant tube and change the ports from oval to round to fit the 885 head. Chopped up some spare 885 headers I had sitting around and welded them to the downtubes. Also, the midpipe won't clear the brake, so have to modify that as well.



not quite the angle I wanted, but it clears and looks pretty good




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