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#114 CVMA/STTARS
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I've decided to change the name of my bike from Spaceball 1 to, "Dos Muchos." Since I grew up near the border of Mexico and this bike is ridiculous, it's only fitting.


Can a mod change that for me?
 

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#114 CVMA/STTARS
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Update:

I took parts of the stock foot stay and the brake lever as well as the swing arm pivot trim out for powder coating. I had them done in the wrinkle black same as I did the radiator guards and fender struts. I also did the cam caps for good measure






Swapped out the handlebars. I had some racer contingency from Cycle Gear I had not used yet so I ordered up a set of LSL Carbon Wrapped fat bars.

I threw them on today and test rode the bike. I love these bars. They are 1" wider, a bit lower, and have a greater sweep. It all adds up to being more comfy and having more leverage over the front end. Makes the bike feel lighter and takes less effort to steer. Oh, and they look bitchin also.









I'm done with this build. I'll probably add a quick shifter down the road but all of the aesthetics are finished. She's exactly how I want her. Great fun. Looks just as means as it goes.

Job Done.
 

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Looks good I want that headlight so bad but $495 is just to damn much.
 

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Rode the Vmax today. I definitely have more fun riding bikes than wrenching on them. Knowing what I want and having the money to make it happen quickly under budget is the key to getting back to riding instead of dicking around with a project with no concept and no clear end in sight.


May not be a wild custom but it's back on the road and I'm turning miles on the ODO. I love it.

 

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UPDATE:

Long delay between posts. I've been almost 100% focused on racing lately. I'm now hosting race events for minis and still racing both mini and full sized bikes between different organizations and tracks. The only real wrenching I do now is building race bikes for extra cash on the side for the race budget.


That doesn't mean I didn't spend more time tricking the Vmax out though. Since the last posts I've ditched the stock air box for a Monster Big Air kit with billet stacks and K&N Filters




After reprogramming the ECU for this change I picked up a PCV and had it custom mapped to fine tune the A/F ratio.


There was a random photoshoot for a local radio station (101 KGBFM):






Then I got bored, ordered up the 8" wide rim from yamaha, bought and installed a voodoo 1" lowering cradle for the rear, slid the forks up 1" at the front, and stuffed a 240mm rear on the back for street riding:






Now I use the stock rear rim for drag racing and the fatty for looking good around town. Makes tire swaps MUCH easier. I'm planning to mount a squared drag slick on the rear for 1/4mile passes. Mickey Thompson sells a tire that fits my 18" rim perfectly. I have to get my NHRA license to run faster than 10.00 at Fontana here locally so now I have to fab up some type of wheel skirt to cover the rear tire in order to pass tech. I'm thinking i'll grab a universal cover from airtech and find a way to mount it to the license plate bracket specifically for the drags.


To be perfectly honest I'm burned out on wrenching. When you spend more time building them then riding them, it's no fun to me. Glad the Vmax is nearly done. Only doing a quick shifter as my final upgrade I think. My race bikes are all finished and the only work needed now is maintenance and crash repairs. It's nice. I love riding way more than wrenching.
 

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To be perfectly honest I'm burned out on wrenching. When you spend more time building them then riding them, it's no fun to me.
I've been in the same boat since last fall. Got 2 projects and nothing to "just ride" but burned on actually working on them with the job, house, cars, etc.

Your velocity stack porn is inspiring tho :D Still need to set up logging on mine so I can start tuning mine for stacks.
 

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This bike is still going to be my NHRA bike for the 1/4 mile runs at Fontana. To run faster than 10 seconds you have to have a Pro License with the Org. Takes a doctor physical, a vetting process with a licensed NHRA drag track that involves a bunch of hoops, then I have to make the bike pass their tech. The tail won't fly so I still have to figure out a tail that will work. Beyond that, I plan to get that license.

If I get the NHRA license this year it will mean I will hold both an expert road racing license and a pro NHRA drag license in the same year. Fucking rad really
 

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shane can you post up a top vie of the light/gauge set up when you get a minute


What do you mean? Just what the gauges do when I turn the key on?

Sorry for the delay, haven't checked this post in awhile
 

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UPDATE:

Long delay between posts. I've been almost 100% focused on racing lately. I'm now hosting race events for minis and still racing both mini and full sized bikes between different organizations and tracks. The only real wrenching I do now is building race bikes for extra cash on the side for the race budget.


That doesn't mean I didn't spend more time tricking the Vmax out though. Since the last posts I've ditched the stock air box for a Monster Big Air kit with billet stacks and K&N Filters




After reprogramming the ECU for this change I picked up a PCV and had it custom mapped to fine tune the A/F ratio.


There was a random photoshoot for a local radio station (101 KGBFM):






Then I got bored, ordered up the 8" wide rim from yamaha, bought and installed a voodoo 1" lowering cradle for the rear, slid the forks up 1" at the front, and stuffed a 240mm rear on the back for street riding:






Now I use the stock rear rim for drag racing and the fatty for looking good around town. Makes tire swaps MUCH easier. I'm planning to mount a squared drag slick on the rear for 1/4mile passes. Mickey Thompson sells a tire that fits my 18" rim perfectly. I have to get my NHRA license to run faster than 10.00 at Fontana here locally so now I have to fab up some type of wheel skirt to cover the rear tire in order to pass tech. I'm thinking i'll grab a universal cover from airtech and find a way to mount it to the license plate bracket specifically for the drags.


To be perfectly honest I'm burned out on wrenching. When you spend more time building them then riding them, it's no fun to me. Glad the Vmax is nearly done. Only doing a quick shifter as my final upgrade I think. My race bikes are all finished and the only work needed now is maintenance and crash repairs. It's nice. I love riding way more than wrenching.
T....i..res? Huh? Whut? Sorry wait. Whut? OH the bike and such. Oh. ya. tires...

Bob
 
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