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Thread: First time on the dragstrip!

  1. #41
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    Got the wheelie bars mounted this week. With the longer swingarm, the old upper mounting points didn't work. I wound up welding a couple 3/8" coupler nuts to the underside of the frame. I don't weld often; one looked good but on the other side I blew a hole in the frame tube. A buddy of mine with a lot more experience patched the hole with his tig. Should be good to go!

    Hoping to do some shakedown runs this Saturday.

  2. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by patrino View Post
    Got the wheelie bars mounted this week. With the longer swingarm, the old upper mounting points didn't work. I wound up welding a couple 3/8" coupler nuts to the underside of the frame. I don't weld often; one looked good but on the other side I blew a hole in the frame tube. A buddy of mine with a lot more experience patched the hole with his tig. Should be good to go!

    Hoping to do some shakedown runs this Saturday.
    Sounds great! The wheelie bars should be good for about a .5 of a second. Plus it will help with your consistancy.👍
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    81 1100e Street Bike (with race engine)
    79 1000e (all original)
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