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  1. #51
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    Oh yeah, a friend of mine bought a GasGas EC300 that is street plated, maybe one day he will be making a thread in here He rides in the forest a lot though.

    Got it from the same dealer I got my Seat Concepts from.

    He's coming from a 1993 XT350, should be a little bit of an upgrade Haha.
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    it will be 100x easier to find the correct clutch lever than to try to make a cable work with the wrong one

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    I ordered a cable spacer.

    Clutch lever works fine.
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  6. #54
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    So I ordered a brake fluid reservoir from China for $20...


    Laughed my ass off when I opened the box.
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    Got some Axle and Bar End sliders from Mr.Bellamy here on SMJ.

    Might need to get some peg sliders now.
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    So I bought an adapter for my caliper.

    This project is ending up costing way too much

    Gonna try and get some bolts and washers to get the brake all setup tonight.
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    Nothing better than the right parts for the job.
    TM Racing....

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    I've had this threaded bar end kit sitting around for a while now... decided I should install it finally.

    The inserts don't fit as tight as I had hoped, tons of slop in the threads, but I used epoxy when I installed them, so they should be good forever regardless.
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    Finally picked up the right hand guard mounting kit... they sent one for 7/8" bars for some reason, even though I asked for 1 1/8"

    Also, anyone have any better ideas for mounting the brake line? If I mount it up into the fork guard, it sticks up REALLY high and looks stupid.

    I made a little tab thing to hold the line inboard for safety, but not sure if this will be final routing or not.
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    Thumbs up New

    I am new to supermoto but to me it looks like you are doing a great job......These post really help with building mine....Thanks
    Jack

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    No problem, good luck on your build.

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    Great build! Keep it up!

  16. #64
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    So I finally got my dye tank setup.

    55 Gallon oil drum, cut the top off of it, drilled 2 holes for a water heater element, and hooked it up directly to 220v power.

    For some unknown reason the fender, and rad shrouds didn't turn out very well.. but the gas tank did, so I guess it's a win.


    I gave up and ordered black shrouds, side panels, and rear fender... I don't want my bike to look all purpley after this much effort.

    Can't for the life of me figure out why the gas tank turned out so well, oh well, that was the important bit anyways.
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    If I send you a tank do you mind coloring mine black? Mine is clear right now. I will pay you to do it and cover shipping costs. I am in Chicago. BTW the build looks great.
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    Not interested, because I can't guarantee that colour tank will turn out black.

    Contact Aljo, or get RIT Proline Disperse dye.

    Worse case it doesn't go completely black... and MAYBE adding more dye and dying it multiple times will make it black.

    I dyed 3 different colour items with a 1/2 oz sample.

    White turned grey.
    Natural colour turned mostly black.
    Blue turned black with a factory look, except the fender and rad shrouds I tried it on failed. But my first sample fender piece turned out perfect.

    If you have access to a very large cook pot and a gas burner, you can just dye the tank on one end and then flip it and dye the other end, it will turn out all the same most likely.
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    I polished the dyed tank a bit, I honestly can't figure out why the tank turned out so well, but the other bits looks like crap.
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    Anyone have ideas on trimming the number plates to make the bike look more modern? I put all the plastics back on and was thinking about it.

    I have black number plates coming in the mail though.

    Was also thinking of leaving the white ones on and getting very bold 666 numbers to put on just for fun.
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