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Post by mogu83 on Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:33 pm

Nice choice --- beat of luck with it.
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Nick on Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:15 am

Good luck!!
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Mac on Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:52 am

egschade wrote:Decision made - yellow Stone III - paper work underway.

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Congrats!
Is that a matte finish?
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Post by egschade on Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:21 am

MG calls it matte but it's really more of a satin finish. Definitely has a luster that a true matte would not.
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Kev M on Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:39 am

Sweet! Can't wait to see it.

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Post by JerryK on Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:35 am

Nice! Congrats! Jerry

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by egschade on Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:15 pm

I don't even own the bike yet and this caught my eye if for no other reason than the affect of that little bit of yellow on the side cover:
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Post by mogu83 on Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:34 am

While the guy has the right color in his gun have him shoot the front add rear fenders. Would look unique.
We know someone who could do the tank.
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Post by Kev M on Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:56 am

mogu83 wrote:While the guy has the right color in his gun have him shoot the front add rear fenders.  Would look unique.
We know someone who could do the tank.

That would look great.... They could clear the tank too if he wanted!

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Post by egschade on Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:13 am

Here's another custom with bigger, color-matching fenders (not sure about the brown seat though). I have a spray gun so might do it myself. Satin finish is much easier than gloss.
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Post by egschade on Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:49 am

Then there's always the Scrambler treatment - at the start of all this I was after a Stornello...

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Post by mogu83 on Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:06 am

The Scrambler and Cafe bikes are very avant garde right now, but if a rider intends to really use the bike to ride on and not a piece of art work full fenders fit the bill.

Two things-the Italian paint is expensive and takes a while to get.  I know 'they' can color match paint but sometimes it's not 'right'.  I don't know how much painting you do but the last bike I painted I did with the new three part paint and my kidneys hurt for a month, and I was wearing a mask, but the paint came out really good.  BTW: That will be my last paint job.

Something I threw together when I was bored, and my last paint job
Nice ride but that four cylinder buzz didn't do it for this two cylinder guy.  Gave it to one of the kids.

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Post by egschade on Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:14 am

LOVE the old SOHC Hondas! Guess it's because I grew up with them - have had the CB400F, CB500 and a CB750F. I remember you sharing this bike on a (way) earlier post.

I'm not in any rush to modify the new bike other than to install my windshield and hand guards for cold-weather duty.
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Mac on Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:52 pm

OK,where are we with this? Did you buy the bike yet? If not why not? Inquiring minds want to know. Laughing
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Post by egschade on Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:28 pm

Mac wrote:OK,where are we with this? Did you buy the bike yet? If not why not? Inquiring minds want to know. Laughing

If you remember your Cheech & Chong movie lines, "I signed zee papers!" Selected a 'marketing demo' unit that has a total of 4 miles on it from being pushed back and forth from the truck to various displays. Will pick it up this Wednesday. Only accessory for now is a Givi luggage rack. Supposed to keep it under 4500 RPM until first service at 900 mi - that won't be easy.
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Mac on Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:37 pm

egschade wrote:
Mac wrote:OK,where are we with this? Did you buy the bike yet? If not why not? Inquiring minds want to know. Laughing

If you remember your Cheech & Chong movie lines, "I signed zee papers!" Selected a 'marketing demo' unit that has a total of 4 miles on it from being pushed back and forth from the truck to various displays. Will pick it up this Wednesday. Only accessory for now is a Givi luggage rack. Supposed to keep it under 4500 RPM until first service at 900 mi - that won't be easy.
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Kev M on Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:50 am

Ok shoot me for being a pedant, but odos no longer rack up miles from bike bring pushed if the ignition key is not on.

But four miles sounds reasonable for any factory and dealer testing/setup.

Does anyone know if Mandello rides them or puts them in dynos.

I know Harley does that (dyno) at the end of the assembly line.

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Post by egschade on Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:47 am

Kev M wrote:Ok shoot me for being a pedant, but odos no longer rack up miles from bike bring pushed if the ignition key is not on.

Well, maybe the bike was ridden instead of being pushed. Or maybe they turned the key on so they could use the turn signals while navigating the showroom isles....

However, should I be at all concerned because it's a demo with low miles and perhaps the same gallon or two of gas has sat in the tank for months? I certainly hope it's non-ethanol or treated fuel if the bike has been sitting around wet. First order of business is to fill the tank with quality gas and a proper dose of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] like Star Tron.
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Post by Kev M on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:09 am

No, nothing comes from factory or dealer with 0 miles. I'm sure it was pushed for market placement stuff.

No matter.

I wouldn't be at all concerned.

Sure, dump some Start Tron in there if you want, won't hurt.

But even if it had a gallon or so of fuel in there and it all evaporated it wouldn't leave that much gunk inside the tank. I mean not relative to the size of the tank.

Now if it was a float bowl you might have enough gunk to say plug a tiny jet. But in the tank of an EFI bike you don't have any passages that small. The closest you have is the fuel pump pickup filter (sock) but the chances of plugging that in this way are slim to none.

You'd have to repeatedly fill and evaporate large amounts of fuel to plug something that big.

And the tank is mostly sealed so not that much evaporated.

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Post by egschade on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:27 am

Kev - was thinking more about phase-separation and having water in the bottom of the tank. I would expect that filling it would re-mix things and as you point out, there's enough volume in that huge tank to adequately dilute any nastiness.
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Post by mogu83 on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:56 am

Seeing as Eric brought up the water issue it sparked a thought I had a while ago (cold out, snow on ground). If you did have water in your tank wouldn't the ethanol mix with it, much like the 'Dry Gas' of old, and it would burn off. Maybe not well, but it would burn off.
BTW: I like the Star Tron stuff also.
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Post by Kev M on Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:12 am

There's no reason there's any water in the tank. If there was enough you would likely get phase separation and it would stall or stumble not burn off unless you used something that broke it up into small enough amounts to burn off. Yes I think Star Tron would help with this, but I'm not 100%.

Back to to the moisture. The fuel tank is better sealed than the inside of your car. Yes it can allow air in, but how often will it need to if the level inside isn't changing or it's not parked outside seeing constant heat and cooling cycles.

So back to the car analogy, how often does one find condensation INSIDE their car that's parked outside UNLESS they leave the windows open on a warm summer eve when the temp drops to the dew point.

If the windows were rolled up, it doesn't even happen.

That bike hasn't even been stored outside, it's been in a climate controlled dealer or at least warehouse.

It's completely a non-issue unless something really odd happened to it.

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by egschade on Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:16 am

Kev M wrote:It's completely a non-issue unless something really odd happened to it.

Will find out tomorrow afternoon when I pick it up. Will do a ride around the block before I load it on the trailer to ensure it runs properly.
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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by Kev M on Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:41 am

Can't wait to hear more about it!

ENJOY!

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Re: Cheap Stornellos

Post by egschade on Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:49 am

Sticking to the gas related topic - this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] from AF1 Racing is pretty damn cool and much nicer than the removable stock cap...
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