notes

11-2-010
I just saw the new DUCATI DIAVEL, and I am not sure how I like the overall look but I do like how they mounted the license plate. Here is a link to my flickr to view the motorcycle.
Later on I was on bikeexif.com and I saw a custom Yamaha RD400 that I liked the look of and wanted to read more. The article is short but a good account of what went into making the bike. The bike was a gift to a wife that had years of riding dirt and racing supermoto and she wanted a street bike and this is what she got. It is sweet first street bike weather your a girl or a guy I think.

When I was working on a research paper with a topic of art+industry I came across some stairs that is in Juilliard that I really like. While I was trying to find some information I ran across this websit, and I thought that it was kinda cool.

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9-23-010
Bikeexif.com is by far the greatest website that talks about custom motorcycle. Instead of buying magazines I just go and check this place out but I do still buy magazines every now and then. Anyway there is a custom Honda VT750 on there that is rather unique. The two things that I like most about it is the supermotard type wheels and the way the builder attached the licensee plate. I have not seen this before on a bike where it wraps around the suspension.

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9-22-010
I was looking at the VW logo images and I came across this Audi A9 concept car and I liked it a lot and I thought that I would put it up here. The designer of the car is Daniel Garcia. One of the things that the article talks about is having the ability to change the color of the paint with a push of a button, of course this tech. does not exist yet but I say it will someday and that will be cool.

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7-18-2010
HONDA NX650 DOMINATOR

HATTAR NCR LEGGERA

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6-15-2010
I was looking at Bike Exif and saw a real nice Triumph Speed Triple 675, that has been modified to the looks of flat track racing bikes. This project reminds me of an R1 that was done similar and I will put the info up later.

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6-10-2010
I was going through my email and reading through one of WOWIO newsletters and I saw a book that I might want to read. Title: The Art of War, I wanted to put it here so that I would remember it, cause like some people when I write something down I often loss place of it or just forget about it.

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5-20-2010
I found this article on my computer and I can’t figure out where I got it from but the title is:Improving the Performance of Two Stroke Spark Ignition Engine by Direct Electronic CNG Injection. The article is about the performance and emission characteristics of direct CNG injection system and a carburetor engine, if you would like to read it follow the link »improve_ignition.

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5-19-2010
I was looking up magazines for discriptions and I ran across a website called The Magazine Man and it has a lot of motorcycle magazines that I haven’t seen before. Included in ones I haven’t seen before are 3 different supermotard magazines which are the first ones I have ever seen.

1. SMR
2. Super motard
3. Super Moto

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4-20-010
I ran across some really cool motorcycle boots while I was looking at bike exif web site. Even though this has nothing to do with making the motorcycle I still wanted to post this since they are motorcycle boots. I could see myself wearing these boots while riding the MONSTER but most likely they are too much.

5-8-2010 time 15:59 and I have checked to see how much it would cost for me to get these boots and figure out what size I would need. For shoe size there is a place on the website to find that out and here to see how much it would cost. It would coast me $156.91 and shoe size would be a 44.

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4-16-010
Found a web site on vintage motorcycle racing, click here to follow. Can’t tell you much about it cause I don’t want to take the time to look at it right now.

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3-30-10
I was looking for a ignition kit and the Husky club has one but no way of buying so I emailed someone about it so I have to wait on that. Then found a website Motorcycle-ignition.com but it doesn’t have anything for Husqvarna.

    -ignition kit $232

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3-19-10
Ok got a web site that talks about hydraulic clutch conversions and I have thought about doing this to my husky, haven’t looked at it yet so don’t know if it is any good.

ok found a cool quote off of ffffound

Picasso was in a park when a woman approched him and asked him to draw a portrait of her. Picasso agreed and quickly sketches her. After handing the sketch to her, she is pleased with the likeness and ask how much she owed to him. Picasso replies $5,000. The woman screamed, but it took you only five minutes, No, Madam, it took me All My Life, replied Picasso.

Looking up some info on different hubs for dirt bikes I ran across this and found it kinda of interesting. It asks a question which hub is stronger?

Found another good tire sight. click here

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3-17-10
I was looking around on the Huskyclub web site and saw ignition systems and thought that mine might need replacing so I looked at them. $339 for the one I would need.

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3-1-10
I have started to look for an air filter for the motorcycle and I first went to Advance Auto Parts and everything that they had was too big. I talked to a guy there and he said I should try going to specter.com to try to find a air filter there. Well I didn’t find anything there so I went to K&N.com and found this chart that has the measurements of all universal round tapered cone air filters and this is going to help me greatly. Now I just need to measure the space that the air filter is going to be in to find out which size is going to work best, cause I only measured the Flange diameter.

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2-24-10
Today I was going to a magazine 2 Wheel Tuner and I ran across an ad for rear axle block and front axle slider and I really didn’t know what a difference they would make on a bike so I researched a little and found an article that gave me a better understanding of them. Click here to read more.

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2-23-10
Thinking about the medium of the project in the way that I am going to display the information and believe that I have come up with the solution. The bike is going to be a monster of a bike and a monster is made up of many parts and large in size. Well I think that I am going to make posters that can be folded to news paper size or hung up and I am going to create the compositions by image transfer with use of wintergreen oil. I knew of process before this project but looked up some instructions to make sure when I tried it I would do it right and here is the link.

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2-9-10
I am reading on articles about 2 stroke motorcycles because I am trying to find a perspective to work from on this project. Not know what I want to do I just started looking and I ran across an article about 2 strokes vs 4 strokes which is kinda good. It mainly talks about why 2 strokes are not being made now, it is a short article so won’t take but a minute to read.
I found an article on some guys that took an old honda 500cc 2 stroke engine and put it on a new honda 250cc frame.
I’m just surfing around and ran across a guy that has a 83 CR500 and the paint design is the same is mine. It is in really good shape from the looks of the pictures.

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2-2-2010
I have been thinking about just having my engine rebuilt to save me the trouble and time that is if I have enough money. Anyway I found a website that can rebuild your old Husqvarna engines or you can just purchase one that the have already done. There are more details about what engine sizes, years, and cost once you click on the link.

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1-26-10
I found a kit for cleaning gas tanks and it is $45.75

I was in the library talking to a fellow graphic designer friend about my senior thesis and she told me to check out Makezine.com. She says it has a lot of make shift kits for small projects that has good use of diagrams and instructions. This web site might help me to determine what my information based project will look like.
When looking at motorcyclesuperstore.com I started looking for tires, cause I believe tires are a lot like shoes you can tell what kind a person is by looking at their shoes. So I am trying to decide what kind of emotion do I want to evoke when someone looks at the tires.

Here is a list of links that has tires that I am looking at that includes front/rear:
Shinko
705 Series Dual Sport Rear Tire
$53.99 – $71.99

Shinko
SR241 Front/Rear Dual Sport Tire
$19.99 – $35.99

Pirelli
Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire
$112.99 – $142.99

Pirelli
MT 90 Scorpion A/T Enduro Rear Tire
$101.99 – $119.99

Michelin
Anakee 2 Adventure Touring Rear Tire
$128.99 – $142.99

Metzeler
Enduro 3 Sahara Front Tire
$124.99 – $133.99

Duro
HF 904 Median Dual Sport Rear Tire
$53.95 – $74.95

Dunlop
D607 Dual Sport-Street Rear Tire
$102.99 – $119.99
I think that I like this tire out of the others, on looks and type of tire.

Bridgestone
TW204 Trail Wing Dual Sport Rear Tire
$89.99

Metzeler
Tourance Rear Tire
$153.99 – $166.99

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1-21-10
I was looking in Classic Bike magazine and saw an add on powder coating at http://www.realitymotorworks.com and I saw a bike that had been done and for its seat all it had was some foam on top of fiberglass which gives me another way that I can do my seat cause I want to change it. I found some shocks for the back of the bike and they are called Hagon Nitro Stainless Shocks I think that these might work but I still need to look around.

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1-20-2010
Here on this link is a brake lever that I would like to get but I will have to see how much I have left over after I buy the things that I have to have. The lever is to help cut weight and give an improved feel. There is also info on full-floating rear wave rotors and new racing calipers that I would also like to use on my monster supermotard.
Now to a different web site. I don’t know yet but if I have to have a mirror I found a bar end mirror here. Also there is a swing-arm license plate bracket that I am going to need if I make it street legal.
Onto a new site racebikeparts.com I found super motard forks for $1,819.03 and they are the first ones that I have found thus far I think anyway.

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1-13-10
ATK Super Motard Kit I might go with option number 4 a total of $2,500.

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12-26-09
forks for sale and parts

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12-20-09
I have been thinking about changing the handle bars on the motorcycle and I ran by this site and thought that it was nice cause it shows measurements of the handle bars which I liked. This web site might have some more helpful things that I might need for building a custom motorcycle. Click here.

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12-6-09
alsome buell bike just skimming and came across it, don’t have time to look at it right now it is finals time for me at UT of Knoxville

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12-1-09
This website is a Husqvarna Motorcycle Club and they have parts for sale on it and I was scrolling down and saw that they had gas cap which I need. There are Husqvarna frame numbers here. They may have other things haven’t looked all the way through it yet.
This website took me to this one which is a website that sells vintage motorcycle magazines and the page that I linked you to has an article on the motorcycle that I am working on when it first came out I think.

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11-20-09
I found a good website that has rebuild engines for vintage Husqvarna motorcycles and here is the link.

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11-12-09 time 15:48 I was sitting in my graphic design class and I was working on a book for the final project this semester and the book will have all the work that we did the semester in it. I was thinking that after I get it back I could alter it either by cutting into it, relief print and then I thought back to this project that when I make a book for it. What I thought for the book that I will make documenting this project that I could get my hands dirty with oil, paint, dirt, clear coat, things that would have gotten on my hands while making the bike. And take those and rub that onto the book.

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Here is a manual that might could buy if the bike I have fits under the categories it has.

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Here is a site that talks about new Husqvarna building.

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Since I am going to be building a street bike out of a dirt bike I thought that it would be most helpful to know the state laws on motorcycles and I found this web-site and I am hoping that it helps.

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Here is the link to husqvarna motocycle website.

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I found a nice video on supermotard racing click here if you would like to watch it.

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Here is a link to an article about a yamaha YZ426F motard bike.

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Here is a link on parts for supermotard bikes.

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This article is about restorations, although that’s not what I’m doing but it my help me in my process.

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This is real cool I haven’t read it yet but I have breifly looked and saw all the images and this guy has taken a SV650 street bike through many transformations. If you want to see what he ended up with click here.

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