The changes I made on the sunburst

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This is the maximum lean angle I can take becouse of my lowered footrest, lowered becouse of my broken hip, and maybe my age also (70)
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I change the seat (Ducati 900 SS) the fuel tank (own design) made by Streug Metal Shop, Fairing (Velocette veeline) I dont know if you like it, but this is my idee from a zeventie's cafe racer look
I keep all the Sunburst items in boxes.
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Master cylinder is a Brembo with smaller piston to make the braking softer, bar end are Stainless steel, I have to finish the wiring for a better look.
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Here you can see the lowered footrest, the Estart and the litium battery, I have to cut the oil tank to make space for the Estart, carbs are Keihin FCR 35, crancases, crankshaft and cylinder are Steve Maney, Hi-compression pistons, Fullauto head, PW 3 camshaft, black diamonds valves (Std sizes) assembly of the engine bi Kenny Cumings.
Gearbox is a TTI 5 speed coming from the "Big Spender" RIP
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The paint work is from Pierre Vangin, no stickers everything is paint. Pierre is the genius of paintwork
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The entire clutch is made by Jean Noel Gindrat, the maker of the etart and maker of the "yellow Peril" endurance race bike, brakes, weels and front fork are made by Kenny Cumings
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The exhaust tube are stainless steel (ex "Big Spender") and push over in the head
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Home made protection for my family jewels
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Easy access to the oil tank.
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This must be the good coulor when the carbs are well tuned.
 
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Nice color in that exhaust for sure. It must run strong.

Not judging, just wondering why you are using a pull throttle (half of your double pull throttle) instead of a push/pull throttle?

Was there a clearance problem and only a pull throttle setup would fit under the tank and frame?

It looks like you could lean in another 5/8ths of an inch before you start wearing the edge off your boot. ;-)
 

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Looks nice Yves.
What's the hydraulic line with the block in it running up the right side by the cylinders/head in the 4th picture?
 
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Looks good, Yves, as we have come to expect from you.

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Nice color in that exhaust for sure. It must run strong.

Not judging, just wondering why you are using a pull throttle (half of your double pull throttle) instead of a push/pull throttle?

Was there a clearance problem and only a pull throttle setup would fit under the tank and frame?

It looks like you could lean in another 5/8ths of an inch before you start wearing the edge off your boot. ;-)
The FCR works very good with the pull throttle only, I use FCR from 2008 on, always with pull only, never a issue
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Just ...Absolutely... Outstanding !!! Thx for Posting those Photos Yves, I'm green with envy , you've definitely made it your own!
 

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Looks nice Yves.
What's the hydraulic line with the block in it running up the right side by the cylinders/head in the 4th picture?
This is the line for my oil pressure gage, I make a longer banjo bolt to start the line from where the other line start to the head.
The block on the line hold a contact that go on when the pressure is under 15 PSI, a red light go on when you put the contact on and go out when you ritch 15 PSI, it will also go on when you run your bike and the pressure falls under 15 PSI, but this never happens so far
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Looks beautiful Yves!
It's good to see you out using it.

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Hi Glen,
I am satisfied with the look, but depending from the money I will receive from the insurance, I plan to do other changes but not comestical.
Or I will buy a 750 H2 blue Kawa, pure nostalgy
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The FCR works very good with the pull throttle only, I use FCR from 2008 on, always with pull only, never a issue
Yves
Thanks
I'll have some soon, and will probably use the push pull throttle that comes with them. Good to know I don't have to though.
 
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Yves its all about motorcycling and setting the bike for you and improving it where needed, you have done a great job and changing things as you go is, I have been doing that with my Norton for the last 45 years, glad to hear you are getting to ride it more as you recover from your injuries and hope you have many more years of riding time.

Ashley
 

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Bike looks fabulous Yves. Personally I like the smaller tank look better than The Big Spender. And I love the paintwork.

Perhaps time for some ACF50 on that frame mate...

Can‘t wait to hear what modifications you have in the pipeline !
 
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Bike looks fabulous Yves. Personally I like the smaller tank look better than The Big Spender. And I love the paintwork.

Perhaps time for some ACF50 on that frame mate...

Can‘t wait to hear what modifications you have in the pipeline !

Wow , what a bike Yves ! just beautiful.
 
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Lovely bike Yves, well done. Good to hear that you are out and riding again - may you have many, many km of pleasure ahead.
 
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Bike looks fabulous Yves. Personally I like the smaller tank look better than The Big Spender. And I love the paintwork.

Perhaps time for some ACF50 on that frame mate...

Can‘t wait to hear what modifications you have in the pipeline !
Hi Nigel,
I already use ACF50 on the frame, good results.
In the pipeline: wish to strip the bike to a nude frame, sand blast the frame and put a clear coat over it, so I will keep the beauty of the weldings and the frame will be protected against rust.
I plan to take the crankshaft out for balancing, here in Belgium we have one of the best balancing workshop in the world, they do it static and dinamic, the results are amazing.
I go there for more as 50 years wit all my crankshafts, never a issue!
I plan to do other modifications on the engine, like to use the JS 2 smootramp camshaft you sale me years a go, I still have the JS followers from the Big Spender.
I forget to say: Kenny Cumings put also Carillos rod's in the engine.
I am very pleased with the work from Kenny, he was using the best components in the world to put the Seeley toegeter.
I prefer the Seeley Mk2 frame for a Commando engine, the Big Spender was a Mk3 frame, the Mk2 is more a classic look but need more work to t
 

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Sounds like a good plan Yves. My only comment would be that I’d think twice about blast the frame for clear coat because it does make it look rough. I’d consider flatting it with wire wool instead.
 
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