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'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« on: December 29, 2021, 06:11:15 PM »
Having the week off allows me to get some garage stuff done. got this tree from mark at speed of cheese. for the weight conscious, i weighed them with all bolts on place. titanium on the old modified stock tree vs the stainless allens on the new tree.

still dropped about 4oz. which isnt a huge amount but something.
also, the new one is just beautiful.

the upper washer and nut on it is one I made for the old tree. although a stock rd nut or one mark makes will work with his.








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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2021, 06:50:34 PM »
That looks pretty slick :clap:  :vroom:

In the first picture, what's the bottle from Santa Barbara? AC vinegar?
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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2021, 07:10:43 PM »
bragg apple cider vinegar, angie uses it for cooking. pork roast yesterday in slow cooker  :olaf:
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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2021, 07:18:47 PM »
Clamp is simply gorgeous. Your headlight grill reminds me of the TY175 I had long ago; what's yours from?
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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2021, 07:37:00 PM »
it's a ty headlight of some sort.  was in the bottom of a bin of rz parts I bought like 10 years ago. there was a guy at barber that lost his mind trying to buy it off me, off the bike.  obviously he didn't convince me

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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2021, 07:45:02 PM »
If the little bars are solid (they look like they are) I believe it's a TY250 item. My 175 had bars that were half-round formed sheet metal
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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2021, 08:09:10 PM »
yup. solid

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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2021, 10:24:05 PM »
Very nice !!

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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2021, 01:31:17 AM »
Most excellent  :righteous: :righteous:

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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2021, 01:42:29 AM »
In the first picture, what's the bottle from Santa Barbara? AC vinegar?
bragg apple cider vinegar, angie uses it for cooking. pork roast yesterday in slow cooker  :olaf:

 :thumbs: I had to ask because I grew up in SB.

slow cooker pork roast! drool!
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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2021, 05:23:13 PM »
One of my favorite Yamaha customs, Spooner’s is up there too.

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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2021, 07:21:13 PM »
Excellent! I'm glad you like them.

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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2022, 03:43:02 AM »
Gotta love a 25% weight reduction, how it looks is a bonus

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Re: 'speed of cheese' cnc'd upper tree on lightweight
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2022, 10:15:23 AM »
Gotta love a 25% weight reduction, how it looks is a bonus
On the first pic in the rearset thread, there is a lower triple with steering stem (on the left side)
That would definitely give a serious weight reduction. Some years ago, I looked into the MotoLanna triples for the SR500, and IIRC, they would be close to 2 lbs lighter than stock RD triples........