1983 Interstate Custom Build

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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

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I see a blasting cabinet. Do you do your own powder coating?
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

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Yes - I have a Harbor Freight gun and both a toaster oven and an old full size oven for larger parts. Pretty much taught myself. I have the best luck with pre-heating the parts (have to with aluminum to outgas it).
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

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Just a little progress.

Front end is done, new seals in calipers, fork seals, new boots etc. on the calipers and Trac system.

Some progress on the fairing - Emgo Venom.
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Spacers made for headlight and mounting bolts drilled/tapped for the fairing mounting bolt.
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I got it on the road (no taillight) and everything seems to work fine. The front brake seems weak (new 14mm master cylinder) so I put the original back on and it felt the same. With the linked brakes it must be the way it is using the front brake by itself.

Need to take 3/4 to 1 inch off each end of the bars as they are just a touch wide for my preference.
Changed the thumb style choke to an earlier pull knob to use the new clutch perch.

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Darkwing 2 seat arrived from Hot Wings Glass - it is just sitting on top for now.

Exhaust is next.

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As I said my $1500 budget was/is shot. Unless something pops up I think I can stay around $2,000.

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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

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Give the brakes time to seat in. Will get better with use.
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Regarding the brakes, I don't see brake pads or hoses on your spreadsheet or mentioned in the thread. Did you replace them? Some modern pads and braided stainless hoses would increase effectiveness and feel.
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I ordered pads last night but haven't pulled the trigger on new lines yet.

I think it is probably ok but wanted to make sure the new master cylinder was OK.

What I could find is 14mm may have longer travel but should actually increase stopping power.
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If the brake lines are original..you owe it to yourself to replace them..
1982 1100 standard. (sold)
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
2000 Yamaha Roadstar
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
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2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
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Working on the GSXR exhaust.

Feedback on position / angle?

I wanted follow the angle of the frame more but not want them too far out the back.

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I have a pair of those, thought I might try them on one of my builds. Will be interested to see how they work out and how they sound.
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The GSXR1000 exhaust is all aluminum, flanges, pipes, etc.. I took a half step back a made a steel flange to attach the muffler to the pipe. This made it much easier to fabricate (my aluminum welding in not the best).

Got the angle I wanted (follows the frame) and all tacked in place.

Left side may be a little more difficult - have to work around the brake line and the muffler has a slightly different bracket.

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That exhaust looks nice!
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That bike profile looks nice too. Nice work.
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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

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Got the left side tacked together today - went much faster.

Center stand might have to be removed.

New flange
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Couple of bends

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Re: 1983 Interstate Custom Build

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the way the angle of the muffle follows the frame and the angle on the back of the seat really makes it "flow" nicely.
1982 1100 standard. (sold)
1986 Yamaha FJ1200
2000 Yamaha Roadstar
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)

2002 Shadow American Classic(sold)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
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