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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:17 am 
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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:53 pm 
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On a Mac you can resize pictures right in Preview, and on an iPhone you can do it in the Photos app. Android should be pretty straight forward too. Gimp works well on the off chance you are running Linux. Photophucket have killed this thread.


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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:48 pm 
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I'm trying not to think about it.

This thread is just one thread on one website.

I've also used Photobucket for my other bike projects, car projects, and life in general for at least 15 years.

Because of the amount of views on all my threads, I feel like it's a good thing for them to continue on with all the pics. But, I don't like Photobuckets' tactics.

I should have started my own website long ago, and hosted all my own pics, but I wasn't smart enough to anticipate this situation.

For now, I will just carry on with my projects. Everything in the real world is still looking good.


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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:32 pm 
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See here for cheaper and more flexible option;

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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:47 am 
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Titanium exhaust mount.

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Precision cut tubing to attach the tips to the silencers. (Only need 4 pieces to fit.)

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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:35 pm 
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Been working on the exhaust tips.

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Made a couple of mistakes. More soon....


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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:50 pm 
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So, the welding went fine.

The silencer end caps are held in with snap rings. Problem is, I never tried installing the snap rings. Turns out the flanges are slightly too thick, can't get the snap rings in.

Second problem is, it was jigged without the snap rings in. Now, the parts are too short to use.

There's still enough material on the end caps to cut off the welds and still use the parts. Will probably need cutting, some clean up work and machining, and new tubings cut.

Then, round 2 of welding.


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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Chopped off the silencer end caps and took them to the machine shop yesterday. Need to turn down the flange thickness.

Chopped the tubes off the exhaust tips. Squared off and smoothed the tips. Ready for round 2.

Waiting on the flanges and new tubes.

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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:07 pm 
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Okay, almost ready for a second try at welding. Notice the snap rings are in place. Turned down the thickness of the flanges, cleaned up the end caps and exhaust tips, and cut new tubes.

Still trying different combinations of tube pieces for the best fit and symmetry. (The exhaust tips are not a matched set).

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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
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Haven't welded the tips, yet. Will probably just tack them for now.

Started working on the stingers. Said I was going to use cut pieces of straight tubing to make bends. Turns out, the bends are tight, and I don't want to decrease flow (more), so trying mandrel bent tubing.

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 Post subject: Re: RZ350 Super Motard
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:21 pm 
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This cap is on the opposite end of the silencer. The aluminum cover next to it also has a burn mark.

My guess is the welder wasn't grounded properly.


First burn repair didn't get it all.

Need to try again.

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