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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 06-07-2019, 03:37 PM   #231
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 06-07-2019, 05:36 PM   #232
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oh, meaning shaft drive rather than chain drive? enclosed rather than open?

A steering damper dampens steering oscillations. If it starts to leak, it may become a steering dampener. There's no such thing as a dampner.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 06-07-2019, 06:45 PM   #233
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Yessir!

I know that chain drive on a basic atv axle is the dead simplest way. But having ridden a trike kit, you have ZERO lean, you turn slow or you pick up a wheel. With her limited dexterity, I can't have that. That's why I'm looking at a ring carrier out of a differential and IRS.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-01-2019, 09:47 AM   #234
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I think I'm gonna declare this build dead. I have limited space for things in general, I already have the Madura to get running and build, I have the Tempter to finish and build, and then on top of that, I have ANOTHER bike coming soon that will be mostly maintenance and then build, plus the mini hotrod, and some other shit.

At this point, unless I happen upon a dirt cheap or free mangled up KZ that needs to be built into a new frame, I'm not gonna bother trying to finish this. I think I'll slot the GS stuff back into it, and sell it as a roller or something. Idk.

I just don't know if I'll ever actually get to it now, with 2 (abot to be 3) other bikes to focus on.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-01-2019, 03:27 PM   #235
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-01-2019, 11:03 PM   #236
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Rather see this one than a fucking tempter lol. Biggest pos i ever rode hands down.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-02-2019, 12:35 AM   #237
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Tempter isn't staying stock though. I'm looking for late model Katana front end, hollowcast Katana wheels, and GS750E alu swingarm for it.

I just don't know what to do with this combo though. I'm actually about to have a reprieve as far as space goes. I'm moving to a new apartment this month, gaining a basement I can store all my extra shit in. But with 2 other bikes already here, and complete ones at that, plus another bike on the way, plus a mini hotrod project, I've lost interest in this one. I just dont know if I even wanna bother, especially since I still don't have a title to the frame yet. VIN came back clean, but last thing I wanna do is finish the bike and lose it over something stupid in registration. Because that would just be my fucking luck.
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Can't argue with minimizing the messes of our lives.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-02-2019, 03:45 PM   #239
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simplify, simplify!

someone smart said that but I cant remember who...

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-02-2019, 05:40 PM   #240
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Nothing wrong with losing interest. When that happens, forcing yourself to finish never ends well and is a big waste of tim. e and money. Send her on to the next guy and enjoy the next build
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