So after 5 motors, a frame, and countless hours in garage wrenching this year; I had enough of my current bike and decided to build an f4i. Why you ask? They are supposed to be tanks and with everyone on the Kawi bangwagon i figured parts would be easy to scoop up on the low low! This started the next phase of my plan: Build an f4i with some legit up to date products, but spend as little as possible.
I put some feelers out and came back with some hits. A good friend of mine just happen to have 1/2 of a bike laying around in pieces and was willing to donate his bounty to get me back roasting tires and smashing cages!! Score! A three hour trip later i was sitting back in my garage with all his goods except a frame and swingarm. So it was off to work in the garage to prep the motor.
Now to the bad, i start checking the threads..4 of the head bolt holes were stripped out!! What kind of dumb son of a...Ok enough name calling. Dropped a few helicoils down and PRESTO CHANGO! We got a prepped bottom end.
A little while later and a couple turns of a torque wrench, heads are on. A quick timing job and all the covers are installed.
That weekend I get a text from my buddy - "Hey bro, I found that frame and swingarm. and I HOOKED it up for you! - See you saturday!!" OH YEAH SON!!! I'm thinking man, thats a friend right there. Free frame, a sick paint/powder job, and delivery? Damn! I must be dreaming right...
And damn was i right!! You know what they say if it sounds too good to be true. It probably is!
Eitherway I couldn't stop laughing, i mean really - that shit took some effort.
Wait, where did they get the heart and flower stickers anyway?? Makes you wonder about them.. Welp, too late now I damn sure am not going to sand it down thru all that paint they caked on. Lets throw it on there!
Motor? Check. Frame and Swingarm? Check. Forks? Wheels? Doh! Did some creeping around the internet and some trading of parts. Check!
Back to the nitty gritty -- with a little help from the itty bitty titty committee got this thing sittin pretty.
Thanks for tuning in - Next time on the Real World - Clapperville USA:
Trading for some primo parts - HHD Big Rotor Kit, Hollywood Tailsaver, GPR Stabilizer, and more!
Also - Awaking the beast....will this porch motor actually start??
And of course, we can't have an update with out the milkshake(no not T-neck) that brings you here: