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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #120 on: November 07, 2018, 08:18:12 AM »
That looks great, nice job! You had a lot work to do on this one and it's been fun following your progress. Thanks for the thread  :bow:
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #121 on: November 07, 2018, 01:57:05 PM »
That looks great, nice job! You had a lot work to do on this one and it's been fun following your progress. Thanks for the thread  :bow:
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #122 on: November 08, 2018, 06:07:04 AM »
Great thread and build.  Good luck with it.  Looks beautiful.

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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #123 on: November 12, 2018, 02:06:28 PM »
Stunning!!! Must be fast cause it has some serious brakes. LOL

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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #124 on: November 12, 2018, 09:59:53 PM »
Went for a hour long blitz Saturday night. I learned a couple of things. The charging system is not working. 45 minutes in the lights started really dimming, and I didn't dare let her stall, there is no way I could push start this thing. Rear shocks are set too stiff, any road irregularities upset the chassis. All fixable.

Brakes are awesome. I appreciate braking more than I do horsepower. The Harrison Billet 6 calipers with the Foating Brembo rotors and Brembo radial master cylinder provide one finger braking. Tom converted the rear disc to fully floating.

The seat is a stock lemans 1000 including plastic pan with the back cut off and attached to the rear duck tail. Semi stock riding position.

The engine is pulls hard everywhere to 8,000 rpm. Not so hot for low speed tiddling though.
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #125 on: November 16, 2018, 01:22:50 PM »
Turin,

Bike looks great, nice addition to your fleet.  What tipe of side stand is on the bike?

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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #127 on: November 17, 2018, 10:44:25 AM »
Thanks

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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #128 on: December 10, 2018, 03:58:07 PM »
Very nice, those brakes are awesome looking
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Finished !!!
« Reply #129 on: March 02, 2019, 11:54:49 PM »
Still working the bugs out. The gas tank developed a leak up top there the new panel was welded in for the recessed filler. My painter is a great guy and repaired it at no charge ( not his fault at all) The alternator that was installed was bad.  I had two other spares. Still shaking her down and finding loose bits that need tightening. The exhaust nuts came loose causing a big exhaust leak that made the bike run poorly and blue flames to shoot out the exhaust. not fun when your foot is next to the end of the tailpipe.

On the positives, she's a total monster that wants to lift the front wheel up in first, and this has the close ratio ZD tranny with that tall 1st gear. Handling with the 16" front is great as long as there is enough air in the tires.
 

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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Kinda Finished !!!
« Reply #130 on: March 03, 2019, 08:11:44 AM »
You can be very proud of that one!  :thumb:

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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Kinda Finished !!!
« Reply #131 on: March 04, 2019, 11:32:59 PM »
Great looking bike Turin   :thumb:

Sounds like a real beast - and fun!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Kinda Finished !!!
« Reply #132 on: June 20, 2019, 07:37:26 AM »
Turin, I came across a video on youtube the other day, almost 100% sure it's your bike during the rebuild phase. Sounded very good, and had sort of a clean "whistle" sound when giving it throttle.. what is doing that, the exhaust or the carbs? Love it!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Kinda Finished !!!
« Reply #133 on: June 20, 2019, 10:31:23 PM »
Really crappy video that's sideways?

The guy adjusting the idle is Tom Hull (Toms Italian tune and Service)  It was hid dad's ( Dave ) racebike.

The whistling noise is actually the gear whine from the front of the engine. You don't here it as much now due to the fairing.  To appreciate it, you have to here it under load. Yowsa!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Kinda Finished !!!
« Reply #134 on: June 21, 2019, 07:51:51 AM »
Yes, that is the video (sideways) - I can't seem to find it again. So those are the timing gears (instead of the chain)? Sounds very smooth overall, nice engine!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #135 on: October 25, 2020, 01:37:48 AM »
Long term update. lots of tuning adjustments have had to be made. She finally starts easily and idles. FCR carbs are a PITA and the big cam and high compression don't help. I'm contemplating changing up the exhaust.
She is fast and the lessons learned on this one will carry over to her sister, the Raceco Sidlow bike.
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #136 on: October 25, 2020, 11:41:45 AM »
That exhaust does seem a little short, are you considering going back to duals? If staying 2-1, I'd consider a "Thunderheader" off a Harley setup with an actual functional reverse cone, but you'd have to modify it of course. Probably the shorter ones used on the dyna or sportster model would probably be even better because it's closer in cc. I had a Harley a long time ago, and tried a ton of exhausts at the time, until I was pleased with the tone and performance of that particular exhaust. It actually made a difference and performance increase was real unlike others that were just noise.

Here is some info on them:
http://www.thunderheader.net/tech.php

Thanks for the update and good luck!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #137 on: October 25, 2020, 12:25:16 PM »




I'm thinking duals. I have these bub verlicchi replicas.
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #138 on: January 17, 2021, 11:10:36 PM »
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #139 on: January 18, 2021, 01:22:36 AM »
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #140 on: January 18, 2021, 10:45:07 AM »
Fantastic  :bow:
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #141 on: January 18, 2021, 05:38:04 PM »
Excellent!  Love it. 
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #142 on: January 19, 2021, 04:31:36 PM »
Great video, the bike sounds mean!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #143 on: January 04, 2024, 10:01:53 AM »
What do they say about projects never really being Done?






Astralite's.  Front is a 3.5 x 17”, rear a 4.0 x 18”. 
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #144 on: January 04, 2024, 10:58:13 AM »
My favorite wheels, nice find!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #145 on: January 04, 2024, 06:34:29 PM »
Forgot to say, I want them  :tongue:
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - Done
« Reply #146 on: January 04, 2024, 08:09:55 PM »
Oooooooo ….  Aaaaaahhh….

Hot damn- that’s an awesome pair of Astralites.  Great score!!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - update 2024
« Reply #147 on: January 07, 2024, 02:26:15 AM »
Running Conti sport attack 4 120/70-17 up front and a Road attack 3 150/65-18 out back. the 150 had to have the right side of the tire shaved with a plane so it wouldn't rub the swing arm. Fitting the Harrison 6 calipers was a bitch. I expect handling improvements with the rounder profile tires.












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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - update 2024
« Reply #148 on: January 07, 2024, 06:57:57 AM »
WOW.  Drool worthy!
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Re: My Lemans SE project thread - update 2024
« Reply #149 on: January 09, 2024, 03:14:45 PM »
I'd say you're done now with this project :-) looks perfect!
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