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    Just getting started with my build any sage advise? Dos or Don'ts?



    Thanks!
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    when you remove them pm me about the fairing and bags
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    Way to many bikes to maintain this list LOL !!!!

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    Ben...looks like you've got a project on your hands!



    As they say, GOD is in the details. Take your time. Scan the web for ideas. Be thorough.



    When you're taking everything apart, take lots of pics you can reference later and label the plastic parts bags with the various screws, washers, etc.



    Did I say take lots of pics! Even the mundane "Oh, I'll remember how that goes back together"...take a pic of it anyway, 'cause you may not know how long it will be until you revisit that piece.



    And...keep us posted with lots of progress pics too!
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    Love the colors.

    first off- does it run good?
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    First advice I have is to maybe resize pics , before posting..



    Welcome on board, and WOW that think is carrying a lot of extra baggage!!
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    Thanks for all your input...I'm taking notes



    She does run good... once you warm her up a bit.



    I will take lots of pics and share the interesting ones. I've got some shelving cleared to help organize things as I take her apart. But for now, I'm only taking off the bits that I'm not keeping on the bike. I think doing a complete mockup fist will make final assembly go better.



    Is it ok to dump the entire exhaust in favor of straight pipes with baffles?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben McLendon View Post
    Thanks for all your input...I'm taking notes



    She does run good... once you warm her up a bit.



    I will take lots of pics and share the interesting ones. I've got some shelving cleared to help organize things as I take her apart. But for now, I'm only taking off the bits that I'm not keeping on the bike. I think doing a complete mockup fist will make final assembly go better.



    Is it ok to dump the entire exhaust in favor of straight pipes with baffles?



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    It is okay. Check this out. But with no baffles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by versicolor View Post
    It is okay. Check this out. But with no baffles...

    My link


    Wow! Sounds great with no baffles
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    Day 4 - Got the rest of the touring parts off of the front. Looking pretty good now. The front peg mounts are trash, someone cut them and welded(crudely) extensions on to them.



    Anyone know of any good aftermarket peg mounts and pegs?
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    I have straight pipes with very small baffles and everything is good for me
    cx650 c piped and pods

    If it's too loud you're too old

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