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Interesting aside about 650 motors in 500 frames

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So, with a 650 motor in the 78 Standard frame, the 500 carbs can not be put in between the motor and the frame without removing all the engine bolts and tipping the motor forward slightly. I know I didn't have this issue on the 82 Custom... anyone else experience the same?

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You're running the 650 with 500 carbs?

Did you have pod filters on the '82? Eliminating the airbox boots would make a big difference.


I can't tell in your avatar, have you done a spoke conversion on your rear wheel? If so, what method did you use?


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Those kits were distributed here in germany by AME
Thanks, Matze.

Do you know if they're still available? I've considered having the rings machined, and shortening and rethreading the spokes, but a ready-made kit would be better.

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