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thanks for the reply

I just been trying to start it off a car battery for now... definitely not the battery since we were able to start our truck off it... also got a new single unit reg/rectifier in there

adjusted the float heights, still no go...

I think youre right with it being electrical though... gonna clean up the connections everywhere and check points and timing then try again

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Be careful with that, I've heard (unconfirmed) horror stories about jumping bikes with cars frying bits. My guess is that car batteries have higher amperages though? I dunno, I'm not lookin it up.

Get your shit started and check to make sure it's putting out whatever the proper voltage is.

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i've done the roll start successfully on my bike when the battery was low.

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got it running, and it was something really stupid so I'd rather not reveal how retarded I am with this shit ):

such a good feeling

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great riding with you man!! That ride was such a blast. I guess Ryan was saying there are more to come.

yeah glad i wasnt the only rebel there haha. and who was ryan? (im horrible with names)

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Ordered a white 2012 Triumph Street Triple yesterday, cant wait! With the new headlights though, although i really liked the round ones, gave it real character.

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Oh god. Fucking Dream status of the moment. That bike is a ninja sword rocket ship from the fucking future. So jealous.

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got it running, and it was something really stupid so I'd rather not reveal how retarded I am with this shit ):

such a good feeling

Fuel shut off?

Kill switch?

Both have frustrated me for longer than I like to admit publicly..

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From this:

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To this:

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Still have a bunch of shitty, piddling, little parts to get together (rotor nut locking tabs, spacers, throttle assembly/cable, headlight brackets, blahblahblah) and what may be a slightly major issue with the new front end's rake... But man does it feel good to see it standing on it's own two legs again.

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Man that's fucking mean. Pipes look stellar. I want one so fucking bad.

I bought this bike 3 weeks ago bone stock, here's how she sits today.

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Untitled by Andrew Wong MPLS, on Flickr

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Nice bike jack! Surprised you didn't put single seat cowl and large circular light.

Debating on getting another bike for more "spirited" highway rides. The wr250x is pretty dull past 75 mph. Not sure if a ninja 250 is worth it or I should just buy something in the 600cc range.

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my 49 panhead

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Now that is something fucking beautiful. Well Done!

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not mine, but my friend Billy Moss' from Old E Metalworks. sacramento, ca

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It's not done yet. But either way I don't see it ever being a single seater. Going to trim down the foam and the subframe eventually to give it a cleaner line. But fuck the single man. Also, I don't have any light up front yet because I need new fucking brackets. Fucking piddling little parts. Goddamnit.

Just go with a 600 man, that little 250 is great for what it does but a bigger bike will be nicer for slogs on the highway.

Nice bike jack! Surprised you didn't put single seat cowl and large circular light.

Debating on getting another bike for more "spirited" highway rides. The wr250x is pretty dull past 75 mph. Not sure if a ninja 250 is worth it or I should just buy something in the 600cc range.

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^^^ jump straight onto a liter bike man, you won't regret it (you might in the few milliseconds before you faceplant into the curb)

but seriously, i wouldn't see the point in owning multiple 250s - that being said, if you're shopping for a new bike just go and test a bunch of different ones and see what you like. if all you've ridden is a 250 roadtrail up to this point then a bigger bike will blow you away. have fun :)

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^ my experience with liter bikes is small however my friend let me ride his gsxr1000 and all I can say is "goddamn" I couldn't tell I was going fast until it felt like the fairings were shaking. The only thing I felt ok sitting on liter wise has been the z1000.

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I was thinking of doing something like that actually. I fabbed up a hidden electrics pan for my old bike and headlight ears would be about the same as that. Just gotta find some metal lying around. I'm so stupidly fucking broke these days that I'm literally begging for scraps.

Got the new throttle body/cable on last night. Revs really nicely with the new carb/air filter setup. Thank fucking god. I'll probably have to rework the jets at some point but thankfully not right now.

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thanks canuk your canadian?

Yes mate, live in the UK though..

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^^Crimson Ghost eating that ass out...

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not feeling the seat, bike looks good though

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haha thanks

seat is a temporary solution made out of a skateboard deck until I get a grab rail welded on. Then Im gonna make a new seat pan and get it done right

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