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You could do it a bit like a notch in a chassis- weld in the new part as much as you can, then cut the bit in the way out  

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Or convert to chain drive?  size of rear sprocket might be smaller that the belt drive one you have on there & may clear more.

I'm a fan of chain driven Harleys though.. no concerns of belts breaking in the middle of nowhere, and with doing that on my old bike allowed me to run a 180 rear tyre

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Did a little tweak to my exhaust bracket by adding another support.

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This should brace it so it doesn't fatigue. My welder was playing up and feeding erratically, but got there in the end.

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I've added a clamp fitting up near the timing cover too, and will weld actual to the frame there to further support the exhaust. That should do the trick. I've made all the bits, but don't want to weld it with the current problems I'm having with my welder.

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Hel brake lines arrived today.

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This is take 3 on the brake lines. All fits well, but I did have to bend the banjo a couple mm in the vice and rotate the fitting 90°. Hel have rotation as a selling point, but fuck me it took some force to do this.

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Im gonna go down this route for my cables.. how did you go about getting them exactly what you wanted. Size fitting and length ?

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19 hours ago, Chris.QCR said:

Im gonna go down this route for my cables.. how did you go about getting them exactly what you wanted. Size fitting and length ?

By fucking it up the first 2 times.

It's not that hard, I used a bicycle cable and ran the route I wanted it to go, then measured required length off that. The hard part was the fittings. Pays to measure everything as the hand control may be different to the caliper, as too the foot reservoir to the rear caliper...they can all be completely different. The other problem is the angles the end fittings are bent at. They have tight radius and won't clear fuck all.

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I tried to do this with a 90° bend, but the radius was too tight and it wouldn't reach the hole (insert joke). So I had to do it with a 45° bend and add extra length to the line.

My advice would be to take it to a brake place if you can, as it's cheaper to get it right first time, rather than fuck up multiple times like I did.

Or if you're doing it yourself really check those banjo sizes, angles, rotations etc... and don't aim for hero tolerance on the lines...add a bit of fat in there.

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Whoop whoop! Parts arrived 3 months after ordering them. Better late than never I guess?

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A cheeky unboxing photo 

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Then a test fit. Well it didn't go as it should, I had to re tap the hole because the 1/4 NPT (T, stands for tapered) thread bottomed out only a turn into it. Not quite right...so a friendly screw of the tap cut it a new one.

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Also the little filter doesn't fit through the hole. Bit of a design flaw don't you think??? It can only be installed from the top...ummmm of the all but sealed tank. I'll figure something out, or just leave it off.

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