JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by JON1482 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:48 am

Hi Scott, hope you are well buddy.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by scott » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:26 pm

Yep, I'm good. Hope you are too.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by jesse1 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:36 pm

Hi John,

Long time no hear! The pilot bike was an 83 XL with different fatter swing arm and the XR's were used for the rest of season bikes. Are you building a pilot bike but using XR version bike as per picture?

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by JON1482 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:08 pm

Hello Jesse1. It's a 600 XL, as it was all I could find in the UK at the time. It's worked out fine. Looks a bit beefier in the forks and has an aluminum swing arm. All the hardware you sent me works perfectly. Should have the bike assembled by November 2018!
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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by jesse1 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:26 pm

JON1482 wrote:Handlebar control pod update:

Can you guess what it is yet? ;)

Sardine can? Pee Pee can? :lol:

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by jesse1 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:04 pm

spyhunter2k wrote:Nice start. The PM rotors are the hardest things to find, so you have that behind you. Bike looks good. I'm not sure if you'll be able to keep the tank in the back there. The last time I lined up the side panel blanks on my bike it looks like the rear of the frame (under where that metal loop is in the back) will need to be removed or bent downwards. The seat on the pilot bike is low and goes straight back.
Jon, be careful of vapor lock with hot muffler near tank. I would put some shielding between the two.
On the original bike, the tank was on left side under the rear of nose piece behind the handle bars.

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by jesse1 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:41 pm

Jon, what was the final outcome of the nose blue light? What did you finally use an LED, or Blue lense?

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by JON1482 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:20 am

I'm using two 12v MR11 blue LED bulbs, they are super bright but run cool and a silicone tube. The bulbs fit perfectly inside the copper funnel pieces.
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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by scott » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:12 am

Please don't keep us in suspense..LOL

How is it coming together Jon?

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Re: JON1482 Pilot bike replica project

Post by JON1482 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:06 pm

:lol: Hi Scott, sorry buddy no spoilers until Nov 10. I think it would be unfair to show it off before Rex Smith gets to see it. It's really coming along. hopefully the final body part will be delivered tomorrow from Seth and its off for paint on Saturday. It's looking amazing so far. I know I'm cutting it fine!

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