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Old 12th June 2013
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bump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!what happend with the build left us all hanging
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just read 21 pages worth, and no ending...worst book ever. hahaha j/k. do want to see what's happened since last june
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did it ever run again?
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I chased this lil hottie in a bar all damn night....finally got her to come home with me.Got her in the house,got her pants down,started to drop my drawers and I'll be damned if I didn't leave my dick in the bathroom at the bar.Thats what this thread reminds me of.
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Last post by the OP was 21 Feb 2011, something clearly happened...

Hope we hear back, I too was enjoying the build thread. Not my desired end state, but loved the creativity and craftsmanship.

The only scarey thing that caught me eye was the upper rear monoshock mounting point. When I swapped out the rear shock on my Honda GL650 to a Yamaha FJ1200 shock, I also swapped out the FJ1200 rear spring to a 900 lb/in Eibach spring. I was surprised to see that rated spring was on the just adequate side for solo duty. With the preload and 1.5 shock working range, I could tell the spring was seeing a load close to 1,700 lbs. And that was based on a shock geometry of the stock GL650.

In looking at OP's distance from the rear axle to the swingarm vs. the shock lower mounting point to swingarm piviot point distance, you can see the ratio is quite high - that is, if the load coming back through the rear axle was 400 lbs (hit a pot hole), the 5/1 or 6/1leverage might result in 2,000-2,400 lb through the shock. Since the bikes are close to the same weight, I would think the upper mounting point saw a load of at least 2,000lbs. The spring looks the oem spring for that shock. So if the spring took 1,200 - 1,500 lbs, the upper mount took the other 500-800 lbs like a jack hammer. After a few bumps, it could have failed (mount or bolt)... If that happened while riding, the bike would fold up and the rider would go down...

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I'm bringing this one back from the dead. Jackazz, what happened with it?
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