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Offline umberto

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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2018, 05:08:06 AM »
Step 14 - Ride that dude

Okay, now you are ready to ride.  I would suggest riding near the truck, and keeping lots of tools with you.  It will have issues, no matter how hard you try to prevent them.  One thing I would always carry with me are the tools to take the gas tank off.  You will not be able to get to the plug without taking off the tank.  Unless you like to push, I would put a ratchet, sockets, and a pipe puller (for the tank strap), by your extra plugs in your tool pouch.

Now, go out and ride that dude.  Have your buddy film you so we can watch. 
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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 03:34:56 PM »
Copied  8-)
The four stroke engine: That's one stroke for producing power and three for wearing the engine out.

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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2018, 03:58:33 PM »
I havent been on in a while, nice write up! Slowly building another one using a 87 engine and another 04 chassis.

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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2018, 12:56:56 AM »
Thank you!  I couldn’t have done it without your help. I keep looking for a cheap 500, because I have an 04 chassis and suspension (from my aluminum frame swap) sitting in my garage as we speak.   :evil:
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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2018, 03:42:14 AM »
One update from my recent dealings with my conversion.  When I moved my coil to the side of the frame, I left the coil brackets on the frame.  This prevented me from removing the head without taking the engine out of the frame.  Since they were no longer needed, I cut them off and now I am able to remove the head, and possibly the cylinder, without removing the motor from the frame.  The brackets are easy to cut off, and serve no structural purpose.
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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 05:05:27 AM »
awesome work thanks men.

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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2018, 05:10:28 AM »
Thank you sir.  I just hope it helps someone avoid some of the mistakes I made along the way. 
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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2018, 02:37:10 PM »
i just got an 04 frame with a legit street title. :-D

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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2018, 03:15:07 AM »
You'll love it.  Now get a build thread going so we can see your progress.   :-D
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17 KX250F/04 KX250
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