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Thanks... it unreal how working that through has made dealing with this bearable. I'm stoked to go for my first ride soon on the tripple... 34 years since he bought it to the month.
 

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I got a call from my Aunt all choked up and crying because I referenced her. As I've told her before; by instilling God's grace in me she has given me the capacity to understand and forgive, which is a gift I could never repay.
 

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I was having some trouble getting parts needed to fix the issues with the Mikuini MK2 carbs that I bought and rebuilt for this project. Then I came upon a solution that I wish I had known existed from the start. There is a company out there called Spec II that takes modern Mikuni carburetors and adapts them for vintage bikes. Then they tune the carbs specifically for those bikes for optimum performance. I pulled the trigger on a set of three of these and they have come in. I'm hoping to find time this holiday weekend to install them, so look for an update soon with a video of her running.

 

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It's ALIVE!

After months of frustration trying to find parts I finally have the SPEC II Mikuni VM34 round slide carburetors installed and plumbed with fuel line. There is still a lot of work to do not the least of which is to get the correct length 1-3 throttle cable and reinstall it. Hopefully then I'll be able to get the vacume leaks taken care of and the idle set. After that it's all just putting the parts back on her and taking her for a test ride.

 

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Congratulations Parallel. What a trip this as been for you. Thanks for taking us along.
 
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I called SPEC II today and discussed the short throttle cable issue. The reason it's short is that this model is the "Special" which has higher handle bars that are also swept back. They are going to make me a custom cable as soon as I can mock up the original beside the one that's too short and give them a measurement.

I figure by the end of October I should be riding... down here in the Big Easy that's prime riding weather.
 

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I called SPEC II today and discussed the short throttle cable issue. The reason it's short is that this model is the "Special" which has higher handle bars that are also swept back. They are going to make me a custom cable as soon as I can mock up the original beside the one that's too short and give them a measurement.

I figure by the end of October I should be riding... down here in the Big Easy that's prime riding weather.
Wow that sure sounds good, cant wait to hear it out on the open road.
As I said before, "nuthin like a tripple".

GUS
 

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Well Mr Parallel, how does she ride?
 

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I wish I could tell you. I found myself burning the candle at both ends for about a year and a half so I didn't get much done (I also bought a Triumph Scrambler and therefore spent the time I should have been in the garage on the road and trail). I'm hoping to get back on it this summer.
 
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