Can-am/MT350 love child.

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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:27 pm

Now the headlight mounts.

Big lump of metal in the lathe bored a 43mm hole through it.
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After drilling the clamping holes i cut a slot in it.
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Finish was ok.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:31 pm

Made these little struts for the headlight.

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Tacked up
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One pair will go the the speedo mount the other pair will go to the mounts lower down the fork legs
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by 350biker » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:47 am

I just sit here gobsmacked looking at every post showing your work. Fabulous stuff. Makes us all feel very inadequate!
Thanks for the updates.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:19 pm

Ian thank you that comment is really appreciated.


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350biker wrote:I just sit here gobsmacked looking at every post showing your work. Fabulous stuff. Makes us all feel very inadequate!
Thanks for the updates.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by jungleMTbiker » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:31 pm

Seems like it's been a while and this is one of my favorite projects. How is it coming along?
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:08 pm

Still work in progress I have got a bit more done on it. I need to do a bit more wiring on it change the fuel tap to the other side on the petrol tank.

Other projects have taken priority. Will make a decision in the spring if to break it for parts or carry on.
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Seems like it's been a while and this is one of my favorite projects. How is it coming along?
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by Barrie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:32 pm

Let's put it to a vote? I say carry on! Invested alot of time reading this lovely thread don'cha know
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by mt bandit » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:48 pm

Yes I'd like to see you carry on .
It'd be an awful shame to break it now
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by jungleMTbiker » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:01 am

I'm with those who would like to see it finished. It looks great, it'd be a shame to break it now.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by 8drfc » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:04 pm

This is one that definitely needs finishing......
More please
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