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- What are you planning that required you pull the motor?
A couple things.
1: I could not access the bottom of the backbone tube which terminates under the battery box, just above the rear engine mount. That will be the main wiring access point from the handlebars to the ICM/TSSM/Battery.

2: I'm relocating the regulator from between the downtubes to underneath the engine to eliminate the wiring going to that part of the bike. That bracket will get chopped.

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- I had the broomstick on my bike for about 2 months. I got rid of it because it put my wrists at an angle that became painful after only a short time. They really make you contort you arm to reach the brake/clutch levers.
I had the harley angled drags on there for over a year and found that my hands naturally prefer a more straight angle by the way I was gripping those bars. As far as the controls go, I understand what you're saying and guess I'll just have to find out. Thanks for the warning though.
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Weigh the frame and swingarm first. Then compare that to a 2003 or earlier. I think that's most of the weight.

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was gonna post more babble but im fearing that doing so may seem like im hijacking thread. so im not gonna post my babble
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Way to go UD, looking forward to watching your progress.
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The blue tape represents the area where I will be chopping the rear fender. I'm going to cut the struts short first and then draw the cut-line for the fender. I'm ordering the Lepera Bare Bones tomorrow.

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What are you going to do for a bike while your ride is down? Or will that be the motivation to get her done fast?
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...a poll!

I too would be interested in teardown photos!
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got me thinking of the possibilities.
how about weighing parts. wheres the weight of our bikes come from? why so heavy? hey, its winter. dont think i have anything good to add this time of year
Bare frame + bare rear fender = 77lbs
Swingarm = 12lbs






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What are you going to do for a bike while your ride is down? Or will that be the motivation to get her done fast?
I could borrow my wife's Suzuki... nah, I'll wait.

My motivation is that with the holidays coming up, I'll have time off of work and I'm also between semesters at school.
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Looks great UD !!!

I'm probably going to have broomsticks in the spring too, at least thats what's on the roller today.

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