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Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-20-2014, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: The Cafe/2Stroke/Single/Twin/Brit/Euro/Cool Bike Pic Thread

gonna toot my own horn for a sec.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b370/SocialTransient87/SocialTransient87001/DSCN0122_zps7d181c78.jpg...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

that would be nice, but we are going out of the country and this is helping to foot the bill. i figure that each one i do is better than the last, so i'll build another one. next one i am thinking...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

okay guys... here we go!

the bike is done, inspected and fully legal, so the obvious next thing to do would be to sell it right? Well, thats what i actuality have to do. so if you know anyone...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 10-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

That is a really good idea. You got a lead on how to get in touch with him? all i can find is the publications or reviews of his show. I would DIE to work for him and on those cars. a good garage...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 10-29-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

the only issue with the shaft driveis that you are either stuck with the wheels that fit it 15" 535 wheel if you want anything other than the alloy wheels avalible on the virago... and even if you...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 10-27-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

sadly no. but i will be returning to the area on the 15th of november. then we head out for our trim on the 6th of December. That wont give me much time to sell the bike.



i would love to,...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 10-26-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

what were you wanting to do with a XV? i never did get the motor on a scale, and while it is hefty i can still carry it around the shop; granted it leaves marks in my arms, but i can carry it.
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 10-26-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

So glad yall are still interested in the bike and i while i am sad that the bike will have to be sold, but i am looking forward to traveling and that makes it worth it.

And now... i have a nice...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 10-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

let the tear-down begin!

In 4 hours i had the bike from as you saw it in the last picture, to this:...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 10-13-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

Hey everybody

Well, i am finally back on the project, and wrapping it up. Since the end of the last build-off I have moved two hours north, got a new job, lost my new job, decided that my wife...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 07-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

Hey guys,

Sorry for the long absence. After jerking me around 2 1/2 months with no pay, I lost my job. So to be perfectly honest the bike has been on the very bottom end of my priorities. ...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 03-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

This is awesome! I am very sorry for the delay. Updates are coming I promise! The seat is fully and finally mounted. Now I just need to finalize the wiring before the final rebuild.


...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 03-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

I am actually a decent painter... Especially of large rooms (just ask my wife). I haven't tried sculpting and am not a good tango dancer. I'm too white and don't use my hips. I Do however drink Dos...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 03-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

this is some custom work. I am building an .223/5.56 AR15 from parts. I bought the upper and lower receiver, but the lower receiver was purchased as an 80% lower so it has no serial number and isnt...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 03-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

Sorry for the delay guys. Cold weeather and work have been conspiring against me. i have no heat in my new garage and it has been dishearteningly cold. Plus the next thing on the to-do list is to...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 12-03-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22,066
Views: 7,455,006
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: The Cafe/2Stroke/Single/Twin/Brit/Euro/Cool Bike Pic Thread

and if you think they LOOK bad you should see how some of the stuff was designed.. blows my mind that people were happy with them stock.

hence my reasons for only keeping the engine and...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

thanks! thankfully the welder is in very capable hands right now, and if it can be fixed, Ben can fix it. That being said, i have had an offer from my parents to replace it with some of the money...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-25-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22,066
Views: 7,455,006
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: The Cafe/2Stroke/Single/Twin/Brit/Euro/Cool Bike Pic Thread

i thought i would mix it up a bit...
a blown Kawasaki...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-22-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

its with Ben right now,and he is trying to figure out what my options are. I am going to try and fix it, but because parts may be impossible to find i may have to replace it. =(

and i dont...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-22-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

and back at it...

After wracking my brain on how to mount and support the tail unit i went through several ideas that didnt work, and ended up going with aluminum supports bonded to the tail, and...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-18-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

i think that technically it DOES stick to it, but because it is so soft, the layer it sticks to is micro thin so you can usually just wipe it off. a little sand paper and you would never know it was...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-18-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

well, you will have to do a little more looking then.

the next step in finishing the tank was getting the gas cap mounted.

first things first... gotta cut a hole. What this photo doesn't show...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-15-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22,066
Views: 7,455,006
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: The Cafe/2Stroke/Single/Twin/Brit/Euro/Cool Bike Pic Thread

I have to ask...Why were they outlawed? And are they called dustbin fairings because that was their origin or because of what they look like?
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

Hey everybody,
My heater died, so while waiting for the repair-man to fix my quickly cooling house, i did get some work done.

I got the other side flange done, and got this picture with the part...
Forum: Motorcycle Talk 11-12-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 113,785
Posted By Knifemaker87
Re: Clean and Simple II Virago

Or you could do pre-preg. That keeps the fibers from getting too distorted. But you need to vacuum bag it if there are a lot of curves. Resin infusion is just too expensive and wasteful for what I...
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