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04 pitbull to ridgeback build

Discussion in 'General' started by pauldeepsea, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. pauldeepsea

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    New oil filter and kickstand installed
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    Shift linkage is going out for powder coat . Going with the red on the shift rod
     
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    Wow Paul...this is looking so Awesome! Cant wait to see the finished product :chopper:
     
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    Thanks, getting close and have allot of parts coming in. It’s getting down to the little things.
    Curtis has offered to help me with the wheel spacers and I will be taking it to wild steed Worx in feb.
    Hoping to be on the road sooner than later
     
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    Progress update !
    New headlight installed ...
    arlen ness air cleaner is setup for a cv carb ..
    need to figure out if the offer a s$s g carb setup or unfortunately return the air cleaner
     
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    Diamond cut heads and oil filter is just too cool Paul...….really coming together
     
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    Well decided to try adding this adapter to the cv carb backing plate to mount the air filter.
    Arlen ness does not offer any option for s&s carbs BE129546-2D53-4290-972F-3B4FDFFD0C85.png
     
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    Wow that's hard to believe,. How many S&S carbs out there you would think they would have one. I guess carbs are going out of style.

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    I just redrilled the back plate.
     
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    Ma
    i am going to try the adapter first, if the adapter doesn’t work may consider drilling the backplate.
    What did you use to plug the holes in the backplate that wasn’t used? I am sure the gasket behind the plate would seal it.

    Got any pics of your air cleaner setup ?
     
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    I think it’s probably due to the bigger manufacturers of motorcycles tend to use cv carbs as stock.
     
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    I didn’t plug them, they just dead head into the housing, so they can’t leak.

    One thing I would be concerned about is pushing the air cleaner out into your leg even more with a spacer. The one I have is a lot more into my leg than stock because the backplate is flat. The stock back plate is curved toward the engine which keeps the air cleaned tight to the engine and away from your leg.
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    Thanks and love that rsd cleaner.
    I did a fitup with the plate and the breather bolts and there is about an 1/4 in gap between the mounting plate and the carb so I think the cv converter is going to work nicely for the setup
     
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    Hi JJ, "jwooky"
    That is a really nice exhaust pipe! Who made that and what does it sound like? :oldthumbsup:
     
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    It’s from Demon Cycle. It’s extremely loud.

    I love it except the yellowing because there are no heat shields.

    Looking for an alternative, or to fab up some heat shields.

    There inexpensive, so I even thought of buying another to section up for heat shields.
     
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    Exhaust fitup , I am going to need to fitup a bracket to get the rear pegs to clear the exhaust .

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    Looking Great Paul.
    Guessing you need to raise those rear pegs up about a inch or so. You want to keep those shoe marks off the pipes. Plus it's never a good day when you melt the misses shoes. Ha Ha
    Been there done that. :mad::mad:
     
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    Awesome read and your ride is coming along nicely .
    I'm flashing back to when I built my Chopper in 2011.
    The BD community really came together for me when I was
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    Your getting close . I will be watching . Can't wait to hear about the
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    LOOKS KILLER - I LOVE IT
    Keep up the excellent work .
     
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    Update:
    Got the backing plate fitup on:
    So as posted before Arlen ness are setup for cv carbs, so I purchased an adapter plate to mount the Arlen ness backing plate to the s&s carb. The Arlen ness breather standoffs were too short for the setup, so after allot of work I found that performance matchine has standoffs that will work.
    Additionally, the breather bolts are too small for the 1” heads , so I had to use 1” to 3/8” thread reducers. The fitup makes me think this will work but it still needs some additional modifications.
    All this just to have something different!!!
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    Additionally I ordered the magnum braided spark plug red wires.
    I received them but honestly wasn’t impressed with them, the red looked more pink and didn’t match .
    So I returned the spark plug wires
     
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