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Sick Boy's 2010 Project

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  1. quicgmicg

    OK, we finally got a little colder weather so I decided to take my bike down for the 2010 upgrades.

    Got the seat and tank off today and cleared the way to get the carbs off. It's amazing how much dirt collects in those little places you can't see or get to.

    ...As you can see, I've got lots of cleaning to do and I'm going to repaint the cylinders while I'm at it.

  2. quicgmicg

    The first step is to get rid of the Hypercharger and go with a POD set up. I chose this set up because when it's all said and done, the total cost is about $100 max and I'll get an easy 6 to 8 HP. That is about the least expensive HP you can pull out of an 1100. These set ups have more than 8 years of use and hundreds of experienced users sharing jetting and set up ideas. You can certainly pay a lot more to get the same thing, but IMO I'd rather use the $$$ for other things.

    I decided to go with K&N RC-1150 filters. I'm going to reuse the bottom part of the stock air box because it will help reduce a lot of the intake noise associated with the POD set up. They are a perfect fit and will just squeeze in under the tank using the stock intake boots.

    Here is a picture of one of the stock intake boot out of the stock air box. It slips over the RC-1150 perfectly. I'll end up gluing and riveting the boot to the filter.

    Here is another picture with one filter installed and one stock boot installed. It makes for a very tidy set up.

    And here is the way it'll look when it's sitting under the tank.

  3. quicgmicg

    So then, it's on to jets, changing needles back to stock, grinding down the jet holders, clipping the needles and all that. Then on to running wires inside the handlebars, installing a 650 left side housing, then a 650 choke cable assembly....and the list goes on and on and on......

    Well, back to work....

  4. Mige

    Hmmm, I'll have to check what the right side housing is. Is it the dog bowl? Any pictures? Also what does the 650 choke look like? Any advantage to it over the stock 1100? Please tell...inquiring minds want to know!

  5. zoc47408

    Thanks for sharing the pics! Best of luck on the project. Keep us updated on your progress.

  6. quicgmicg

    Hmmm, I'll have to check what the right side housing is. Is it the dog bowl? Any pictures? Also what does the 650 choke look like? Any advantage to it over the stock 1100? Please tell...inquiring minds want to know!
    I'm sorry..I meant to say LEFT side...and it's the handlebar switch housing....sorry about that...I fixed my original post.

    The 1100 has the choke cable coming out of the control box by the left handlebar grip. It's long and ugly and the additional cable detracts from the look of the bike IMO. I'm doing whatever I can to reduce as many visible cables as possible.

    The 650 has a short choke cable coming out of the left side of the engine about where the 1100 has that funky plastic chrome piece. I'm going to modify the 650 cable to fit my 1100 about where it's at on the 650.

    I picked up a 650 control box (without the choke which makes it a little shorter than the 1100 control box otherwise they are identical - - the Road Star is identical to the 650 too) and I'll just swap the switches over to it. Choke cable will be gone and my control box will be smaller and I'll be happier!...LOL..and it wasn't very expensive to do.

    Maybe I'll do away with the control box all together and move the switches (turn signal and headlight) someplace less noticable. But that's for another year's project.

    Sheesh..I hope that rambling made sense!!...LOL

  7. tunc

    looks like your got your next few days sorted out with the upgrades mick
    now get back to it or you wont have it ready by ridin time lol

  8. Mige

    Sounds cool. Please post some pics when you're done.

  9. zhatovofzelf

    Sure can tell you ride that thing!!! No sitting around to gather dust.


  10. quicgmicg

    looks like your got your next few days sorted out with the upgrades micknow get back to it or you wont have it ready by ridin time lol
    If I can get some time at home I'll get it new job has me traveling a lot.... but it'll be done by June for sure...LOL

  11. quicgmicg

    LOL..... you picking on me again Dan?

    Did a camping trip this year that took me over 6 miles of dirt road one way..... now I get to clean it all up. This is the first time I've had the tank off since spring 2009, which is a record for me.....

  12. zhatovofzelf

    Not at all, was a compliment. No use having it sit around gathering dust. Can plainly see you ride!!

    I figure mine is pretty funky under there but I will get around to it one day!


  13. quicgmicg

    LOL...ok Dan..I'll let you off the hook THIS time.... Bring your bike on over, we'll clean it up.... and who knows what else!!!

  14. quicgmicg

    OK..A picture really IS worth a thousand words. I had a few questions about the choke modification....going with a V Star 650 choke cable and left side handlebar housing. Here is the stock 1100 Custom left side housing...note the extended section for the choke control.....

    ...and a pic of the shorter and much nicer looking 650/Road Star control box...

    ...a picture of the 650 choke cable assembly - got it off Ebay for $8 including shipping. Notice the nice bracket ... the cable is about 14" or so long.

    and the 2 new pieces together. I got the control box from Tim B at Metric Magic...always my first choice when I need parts...

    One more cable moved off the handlebars.... looking for an internal throttle control (maybe next year) and I'll run all the wires through the bars which should leave only the clutch cable and the brake hose....

    I hope that helps better explain my meager attempt to do it earlier....LOL Now I just need some time at home.

  15. yajparoo

    Awesome idea Mick! I love getting new ideas on what we can do with our scoots. Keep it up, and let us know how it goes!

  16. quicgmicg

    I'll do it Jay. I just need to get some time at home!!! Got my bike in a million pieces and no time......soon though!!

  17. quicgmicg
    # a couple hours to work on my bike today, so I installed my oil pressure gauge I got from Tim B (Metric Magic). The install was an absolute breeze, everything fit together perfectly and it looks really nice. Now I'll be better able to monitor my oil pressure....

    Pulling off the oil lines....

    The difference between Tim's new bolt and the old one, notice the new one is larger diameter. There is a small lip on the oil lines bottom fitting that needs to be drilled out for the new bolt.

    Notice the bolt is drilled and tapped to accept the fitting for the oil gauge...

    It looks pretty darn good IMO...

  18. quicgmicg

    ..and a couple follow up pics...

  19. aarona

    Hay mick i got that 650 choke cabel on the way. I have a huricain air intake and i may be able to mount it behind it out of sight but excessable. Do you like the grips you have on this bike ? I have been looking at them for mine.

  20. quicgmicg

    I'm getting rid of those grips. I've got my 14" 1 1/4" black apes that I'm thinking about putting on and I bought a pair of these to go on...

    They really weren't all that bad, I just wanted a solid grip this time.

    Now I'm even looking at an internal I'm not sure which grips I'll end up with....LOL ...those things are freaking cool.....

    Let me know how you mount the choke cable. I'd be interested. I'll have my carbs back together in a couple weeks and plan on installing the cable then.....


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