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Look at the state of this packaging!! Took best part of 6 weeks to arrive from Hong Kong! Now tell me, did it get battered on the sailboat over from the Far East, or when customs ripped it open cos they thought it was a cannon?! :|

Either way, the pipe is actually ok - was well bubble-wrapped. I didn’t actually think to take any pictures of that once unwrapped, probably cos I was just so relieved it was OK!

I’ve got one more outing tomorrow, to the Staffordshire Classic Bike Show (pic also attached), and then it’ll be off with old, and on with the new - hopefully some time next week. Will probably be a bit protracted though, as the Danmoto doesn’t come with any mounting bolts (and why would it?! :nerd:) and the originals are too long, apparently, so I’ll have to order some stainless/anodised ones once measured too.

Can’t wait tho! 👍
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I’ve got one more outing tomorrow, to the Staffordshire Classic Bike Show (pic also attached), and then it’ll be off with old, and on with the new - hopefully some time next week.
Had a similar experience just this week - the box was completely mangled and amazingly the bubble wrap kept everything safe. Hey would love to see a photo if there happens to be a 1974 Z1900 at the show, also any HRD/Vincents...
 

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Is that exhaust for you SCR? Yeah, I hear ya. I ordered a radio antenna from Sony once and it took eons for it to get to the states from Japan. I called the distributor after a few weeks and they said "It's probably still on the boat" Lol. Well, looks like someone is going to have a fun project to work on! :grin2:
 

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Keep everyone informed on that. Really want to hear how that sounds. It should be fab on the Big Twin, I said It should be fab on the Big Twin (Lol). Got a "Hooligan" Cafe Exhaust for my Suzuki TU250x and will be hooking that baby up as soon as I get a few extra momentos.
 

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Last random few shots (love a good Hesketh!!).

Oh.....picked myself and the SCR a little bargain up too! :wink2:
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Wow excellent looks like you had fun and some nice weather. The Vincent is way cool, and I like the Yamaha looks like, 400 eh? Thanks for posting pics I'm sure everone will enjoy. Is the Vincent a Black Shadow or is that a different model?
 

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Wow excellent looks like you had fun and some nice weather. The Vincent is way cool, and I like the Yamaha looks like, 400 eh? Thanks for posting pics I'm sure everone will enjoy. Is the Vincent a Black Shadow or is that a different model?
I believe the Rapide is a different model. Not a huge Vincent expert tho.
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The red one was magnificent. They are very interesting machines. Don't know much about them other than some articles by retired Cycle World writer Peter Egan. He has written several books. Just basically collections of some of his short motorcycle stories. If you haven't read him checkout his books: Leanings I, II and III.
 

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OK brethren - back to the subject at hand.

My lovely Pro-Bolt mounting bolts arrived today, so I got the Danmoto mount fitted.

What are people’s opinions re proximity to the swing arm though? It’s pretty **** close. I have read on other sites people shim the mount out a little to fully clear it. Having said that, when I sit on the bike, the gap betwist (for @Schu) swingarm and mount increases (which makes sense if you think how the bike frame moves relative to the wheels when you get on).

For the pictures below, I actually put the bike on my lift (supported by the frame below the engine) so, by my reckoning, with the rear shocks on full extension there, the two should never be able to get closer than that, meaning it’s fine (obviously, I’d have to be careful if I ever wanted to remove the shocks etc.)

Thoughts?
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OK brethren - back to the subject at hand.

My lovely Pro-Bolt mounting bolts arrived today, so I got the Danmoto mount fitted.

What are people’s opinions re proximity to the swing arm though? It’s pretty **** close. I have read on other sites people shim the mount out a little to fully clear it. Having said that, when I sit on the bike, the gap betwist (for @Schu) swingarm and mount increases (which makes sense if you think how the bike frame moves relative to the wheels when you get on).

For the pictures below, I actually put the bike on my lift (supported by the frame below the engine) so, by my reckoning, with the rear shocks on full extension there, the two should never be able to get closer than that, meaning it’s fine (obviously, I’d have to be careful if I ever wanted to remove the shocks etc.)

Thoughts?
Ben
I think you are correct. That amount of clearance in your photos would be your minimum gap. I'm anxious for your honest assessment of that exhaust setup. My youngest son keeps telling me I need to lose the stock exhaust and get something that sounds good. But then his Harley sets off car alarms.
 
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