Post by smokinguitarplayer on May 5, 2014 16:13:42 GMT
UncleMark .. hello...My name is Fred Bernardo , I have an exo-R kit on order for almost 2 months, they are running one month behind FYI. I'm in Shillington, Pa. (Rear Reading Pa) and just an invite to any of the "clan" that are travelling this summer, please stop by if you get near me. I'll be starting a thread soon. I too plan to do the simple build ...we shall see.....feel free to contact me oBY MESSAGE
I'm looking for a front wheel, axle and brake disc. I don't Ebay anymore, and I'm scanning craiglist everyday. Meanwhile. I thot I'd stop by my nearest motorcycle shop.
They were able to order new which is good to know. I'll go that route if I have to. I was a little surprised they didn't have access to a used motorcycle parts ring like the car junkers use. So no luck on a good used one yet. While I was there I mentioned my project and eco-exo.com. He was able to look it up right at the counter. He was obviously impressed being a motorcycle guy and it didn't take long for the gears to start turning being a business guy. I'd be thinking, hey I've got the perfect setup to built these and the guys to do it and it would give them something to do when its slow and it'd be cool to have one and it could serve as a demo. $$$$$$$$$$$
TIP: Contact your local motorcycle shop in person. Guaranteed they be interested in your project ... if they're real motorcycle guys. Good guys to know.
Don't forget to source the disc bolts and axle spacer. Those bolts are usually thrown away and hard to get. tacho sensors are unobtainable as like windscreens. You may have to source an early version of the hand brake lever too.
Edward, there are good deals on ebay. I used to buy and sell there. Then I had a bad experience with ebay, not with one of their sellers, with ebay themselves. I promised myself then I'd never deal with them again. I'm trying hard to keep that promise.
Erik, I'm hoping the wheel I find comes with the disc attached. If not I'll deal with that later. Meanwhile I just bought the axle and spacer from Mike at FTP. As I'm not sure the small items are worth the time and effort to search a deal for. I bought 3 new tires from him too. I bought the stock Bridgestone Hoops.
Good advice thanks Edward. Didn't someone mention their DMV didn't accept receipts from ebay? And that that might be a sticking point when the time comes to register for the road. I know every state is different. Have you had any problems along those lines?
It's not searching for a deal, but searching for availability. My wheel assy comes from 3 differrent countries and 4 vendors. I haven't been able to source a windscreen to date (mine is scratched heavely with Scotch brite) Good to see you made your first steps to a Exo build
Thanks Erik, I do feel like I'm making some progress. I visited a motorcycle scrapyard yesterday, they said they see plenty of 650 front wheels but didn't have a 400 for me. They are wired to some sort of junk network so they launched a shoutout on there for me. No hurry. I also went to motopartalert.com to register my search myself.
and a plate with wheels to store and move the engine on. These are by far the least space consuming tools when not needed and will be great for servicing in future. The height is perfect to test sit in the chasis which you will
Hi Jack, In theory, 4 jack stands wil do the job but the lift I used for the tr1ke works like a charm on the Exo as well. the one you showed is a little more expensive as mine but the cilinder bracketry is a struggle sometimes when moving mine under the chasis.
After the build has been completed the lift is great for servicing the engine too. The dolly is great for the engine moving in every corner of the garage. You'll be pleased having them home.