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dakota9498


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posted April 30, 2012 08:08 PM        Edited By: dakota9498 on 1 May 2012 03:09
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dakota9498


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posted April 30, 2012 08:10 PM        
That looks awesome. I wonder what it would be like with a drag seat. I really need to get a spare tank and mess around with it.
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Rich


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posted April 30, 2012 08:14 PM        
Thanks for the assist.

I'll try and get a picture of it with the drag seat tomorrow.
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wrongway


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posted May 01, 2012 04:50 AM        
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That looks awesome. I wonder what it would be like with a drag seat. I really need to get a spare tank and mess around with it.


yeah , Rich did good. I dont spend much time on paint, but then again I have duck tape on my bike:-)


but I think it looks great on his bike.

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oldkawboy


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posted May 01, 2012 05:29 AM        
WOW !! That looks great.

Wish I coulda made Wilmington, would have loved to seen your bike Rich.

You & Roy done a great job.

Dan

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posted May 01, 2012 06:39 AM        
with the drag seat, I don't think that the gas cap would agree with your crotch much...
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dakota9498


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posted May 01, 2012 06:55 AM        
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with the drag seat, I don't think that the gas cap would agree with your crotch much...


Kind of what I was worried about, but the Catalyst cut down tank doesn't agree with my wallet much.
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posted May 01, 2012 07:03 AM        
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I don't like a cut seat either, but I have to use one or I end up on the seat cowl, lol.
I'm not even on the seat most of the time ..lol..




Forget to drop your face shield? I bet that was uncomfortable on the big end!

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posted May 01, 2012 07:30 AM        
nah, it'll slam down at about the 330 ft mark and scare the shit out of him but that's about it lol.

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posted May 01, 2012 11:07 AM        Edited By: Rich on 1 May 2012 18:22
Thanks Dan.

Tucked in, I'm not up on the tank at the bottom, I'm back on the seat.

Another attempt at getting pictures up here. With the drag seat, as long as I'm sitting on the seat and leaning onto the tank it's not bad. We've thought about getting some foam to put in there or cutting off the front part of the drag seat where it starts to come up. Just got it finished last week though. Was kind of hurrying for Wilmington.





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posted May 01, 2012 11:53 AM        
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I don't like a cut seat either, but I have to use one or I end up on the seat cowl, lol.
I'm not even on the seat most of the time ..lol..




Forget to drop your face shield? I bet that was uncomfortable on the big end!



I'll bet it closed itself.........
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dakota9498


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posted May 02, 2012 12:09 PM        
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Thanks Dan.

Tucked in, I'm not up on the tank at the bottom, I'm back on the seat.

Another attempt at getting pictures up here. With the drag seat, as long as I'm sitting on the seat and leaning onto the tank it's not bad. We've thought about getting some foam to put in there or cutting off the front part of the drag seat where it starts to come up. Just got it finished last week though. Was kind of hurrying for Wilmington.


Thanks for posting those up, it looks good and I bet it really helps getting tucked in for high speed. I am not sure what I am going to do, I guess eventually I will have to fork over the cash for one of the Pro Street tanks and tails, I just need to get lower and further up front.
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posted May 05, 2012 05:45 PM        
Here's one from Ohio with the race seat and cutdown tank. It made it WAY easier to get down behind the windscreen. I didn't feel any wind on my head or back even at 200.


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oldkawboy


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posted May 05, 2012 06:56 PM        
Great shot Rich. I forgot to pass on the congratulations on busting 200!

I know someone else who's getting a cut-down tank and it's all your fault. ;-)

Dan

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posted May 05, 2012 07:23 PM        
I want one of these, how much would it cost to convince you to make one?
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BrucerZX14


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posted May 05, 2012 07:49 PM        
Me too. I'd love to get a tank made like this. What's it gonna take to get you going on a couple of these?

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Rich


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posted May 05, 2012 08:27 PM        
Thanks Dan. It's not my fault though. It was Roy's idea.

Guys, I don't make them. Roy (Wrongway) cut and welded it with his son in law. I just took it to a friend at a body shop to get it finished up and painted.
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oldkawboy


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posted May 06, 2012 04:52 AM        
I knew Roy had cut his down and had done yours but I never knew who's idea it was to leave the top part on for the bodywork.

I've seen Roy's in action over the years and knew how well it worked so I got a tank but was sitting on it, hoping to figure something out like the design of your bike.

I've said it before, Roy must never sleep. He's always tinkering & working to go faster. I'd like to see his old Camaro back on the track.

I'd say he can stay even busier cutting our tanks down since nothing is really available ('cept race bodywork) and I'm looking forward to getting mine back for Wilmington & Loring in July.

Once again Rich, your whole bike looks fantastic.

Dan

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posted May 06, 2012 08:19 PM        Edited By: KZScott on 7 May 2012 03:19
mines very subtle, I didnt want to mess up the lines of the bike, but it gets me a bit lower on the launch. i also lay on the tank


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posted May 09, 2012 08:51 PM        
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Me too. I'd love to get a tank made like this. What's it gonna take to get you going on a couple of these?



I talked to my son-in-law today and dropped off another tank to weld up. he says $200 + shipping to cut and weld up a tank, including a gas cap and welding in a neck .

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posted May 11, 2012 09:08 PM        
Man that's a deal. Looks really good after paint & body work.
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