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    Now that the radiator lives under the seat, the hoses need to be pointed in the right direction.
    Top hose was easy. The thermostat housing used to point forwards



    But now, thanks to it's symmetrical bolt pattern it points in the right direction. Also in this pic you'll see the original short bottom hose which fits the housing perfectly and the angles on it miss everything and point the hose where it should be.



    With the help of a couple of turned joiners



    the hose now runs by the rear cylinder head, and up the rear subframe to the rad:





    Bottom hose uses a silicone bend and another joiner



    And a slightly more torturous route to the rad:



    It's less pretty than the top hose, but still better than having those ugly radiators hung on the side.

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    You may have noticed on the seat unit I didn't weld up the sides:



    Here's the reason:



    The shape resembles number boards. They will have a grille epoxied to the inside (liberated from a waste-paper bin).



    With the seat unit in white, the grilles black and everything behind them blacked out I think it should look good, with the added bonus of letting heat/air out/in.






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    Starting with a couple of these 2" Stainless 180's:



    I started to join the 'new' cans to the original system.
    First attempt looked OK



    until viewed from above where it kicked out like a dog's hind leg



    Out with the grinder and welder again, and after an hour or so of swearing, beating and welding:





    That's better!

    Both pipes are now finish-welded, and my god she's got a fat arse!




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    if you made the bottom hose from ally then a) it would look nicer and b) it would help cool the motor due to better heat transfer (especially if you added some ally fins too)
    consider it a challenge to make that tortuous route in ally pipe
    neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    The wiring on the bike was horrendous, with such electrical atrocities such as this:



    And these:



    I'm not afraid of wiring, but when a complete, unblemished loom came up on a 'local auction site' for $30NZ delivered (that's about 15 quid) it had to be done.
    It's now waiting in the wings (or more accurately on a shelf) to be fitted:



    Do you remember that sexy seat base I made/modified? Well, it occurred to me that it might need more than my bulk to hold it in place, so made these and riveted/bonded them to the seat base:



    These go down the side of the subframe and attach to the (now redundant) top pillion peg mounts:



    I've got to mod the fairing slightly to miss the bolts.

    Just in case they aren't enough there's now this:



    Which will attach the seat by a single bolt through the bum pad.

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