So...I've been building this for the past few months. I finally finished with the assembly of it yesterday, minus some pegs or pedals...I haven't decided, and most likely a water pump since my thermosiphon setup isn't getting hot really...but there is quite a bit of pressure in the lines, so it's finding several joints like my water temp senor to weep out from. But as far as temperature wise...it hasn't seen above 230degrees F.
Now...all thats really left to do is tune and dial it in right and put tons of miles on it. This bike isn't going to be babied, and I built it to be my daily rider. Although, sometimes it's hard for me to leave it chained up outside.
A little back story, I got the bike with no engine. So, I decided that since this was one of my "dream" bikes, and I never thought I'd find one...that I would build a pretty decent engine from scratch, but still make it super reliable to be my daily rider.
Heidenau K56 tires, 2.5" front, 2.75" rear
Full race Polini engine cases
70cc Polini H20 kit
Giannelli Sport Carbon exhaust
Doppler Clutch pulley
Malsossi Variotop variator
Polini engine spring
4 Pedal Boysen reeds
MVT internal rotor CDI
Replaced the internal front fork springs with others for better stiffness and adjusted it for the proper preload for my skinny ass. I went through several pairs before finding the right one for me.
Only other part that needs replacing is the rear shocks since they don't hold up well to city riding. I was thinking of ordering a pair of custom built Works Performance ones...but not for this bike as my daily rider. I already dumped the money for a pair on my race bike and I think a pair of Hagons will do just fine.
So...I present, Penelope Peugeot.
First day I got her.
Pretty much complete, with a different pipe on there.
Her setup, currently as of yesterday.
Larry - (edited)