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C10 block plates
« on: February 26, 2014, 12:14:55 am »
I met a friend of my dads who is a machinist and he's going to make me some plates and since snarf isn't making them anymore how many people are looking for some and maybe I can get a few cut if there is more then a few wanting them

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 02:12:45 am »
I met a friend of my dads who is a machinist and he's going to make me some plates and since snarf isn't making them anymore how many people are looking for some and maybe I can get a few cut if there is more then a few wanting them

Good timing. I would be interested - let me know what you figure out.

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 09:55:38 am »
Do any from another Kaw work or are our specific to our bike? 

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 10:57:04 am »
I'm In!!!

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 12:00:34 pm »
I'd be interested if the price is right. This is one of those farkles that really doesn't do much and you'll never see with the plastic on. I'd go as high as $30 shipped.
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 12:37:10 pm »
hey guys im going to 10 sets made and if they sell great if not ill but the rest on ebay and I don't see them being 30 bucks but I will talk with my buddy nick and see what his time and materal would be worth and ill let you all know  :beerchug:

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 12:39:57 pm »
hey guys im going to 10 sets made and if they sell great if not ill but the rest on ebay and I don't see them being 30 bucks but I will talk with my buddy nick and see what his time and materal would be worth and ill let you all know  :beerchug:

Definitely the cheaper the better. :)
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 12:40:20 pm »
I am in.

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 12:40:57 pm »
I'd be interested if the price is right. This is one of those farkles that really doesn't do much and you'll never see with the plastic on. I'd go as high as $30 shipped.
But it does make life easier when working on stuff by uncluttering the top of the engine. Definitely a big plus in my book.  They're no cruise control or highway pegs, but they're a lot more valuable than KMW stickers, bells, or decorative trinkets... IMHO that is.

I find em durn near essential.   :great:
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 01:29:47 pm »
I'd be interested if the price is right. This is one of those farkles that really doesn't do much and you'll never see with the plastic on. I'd go as high as $30 shipped.
But it does make life easier when working on stuff by uncluttering the top of the engine. Definitely a big plus in my book.  They're no cruise control or highway pegs, but they're a lot more valuable than KMW stickers, bells, or decorative trinkets... IMHO that is.

I find em durn near essential.   :great:

Definitely makes things easier for the one time a year someone may get into that part of the engine. Now for you Rev, this farkle would be a must cuz it seems like your always doing something to your motor(s)  :nananana:. For this mere mortal, I'm more excited about ordering a new seat. :)  :great:  :motonoises:
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 01:46:05 pm »
I'd be interested if the price is right. This is one of those farkles that really doesn't do much and you'll never see with the plastic on. I'd go as high as $30 shipped.
But it does make life easier when working on stuff by uncluttering the top of the engine. Definitely a big plus in my book.  They're no cruise control or highway pegs, but they're a lot more valuable than KMW stickers, bells, or decorative trinkets... IMHO that is.

I find em durn near essential.   :great:

Definitely makes things easier for the one time a year someone may get into that part of the engine. Now for you Rev, this farkle would be a must cuz it seems like your always doing something to your motor(s)  :nananana:. For this mere mortal, I'm more excited about ordering a new seat. :)  :great:  :motonoises:

Hey, I done got a home mod-ed seat and beaded seat cover.   ;)



But I also know how bad a stock (94 up) seat is after a little time in the saddle.  OUCH!  >:(
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 02:01:11 pm »
I'd be interested if the price is right. This is one of those farkles that really doesn't do much and you'll never see with the plastic on. I'd go as high as $30 shipped.
But it does make life easier when working on stuff by uncluttering the top of the engine. Definitely a big plus in my book.  They're no cruise control or highway pegs, but they're a lot more valuable than KMW stickers, bells, or decorative trinkets... IMHO that is.

I find em durn near essential.   :great:
Nah, waste of money, works fine the way it is.
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 02:20:42 pm »
Looks like Snarf used to do his set including the necessary plugs for $25 shipped.  FYI

As far as I'm aware Snarf is looking to start up fab again sometime by mid-year, but I'm sure we all know that waiting for farkles is the hardest game.
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2014, 02:39:31 pm »
I can see some value in block off plates but IMHO, this does seem like a solution in search of a real problem. Yeah, there is a lot of hoses and stuff in that area but if you have all the plastic on, you can't see it, they provide no performance improvement, and you really don't poke around in that area much anyway.

Block off plates seems like one of those 'COG Insider' type farkles. Doesn't do much for ya, but you've done every other C10 farkle known to man so this is what's left.

It will be interesting at Nationals (having never been to one) to see the level of farkelization that's been done. I know I've done my share of performance enhancements that I have no idea what a stock bike feels like. Hoping there is a box stocker there to compare.

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2014, 05:24:06 pm »
Agreed, it provides no performance at all.  The only thing it really helps with is valve adjustments and messing about with the carbs.  Both of which are hopefully rare after your initial futzing with a newly acquired bike.  That said, I do have some installed because really I can't imagine the old 86 reeds were doing much by now anyway.  This will create a dirtier exhaust overall, though I don't know how much.
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2014, 09:06:45 pm »
For me it's not about being a farkle, cause it ain't - it's ALL function. It's for making workin on things a tad easier.

I could make my own, but for $30 shipped it's worth saving my time (though I could probably cut a set out of 1/8 aluminum plate in 30 minutes - once they were off!).

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2014, 09:10:40 pm »
Honestly, I don't even own a set of these.  But I should.  However, the turbo bikes don't need em because I have already tapped the heads and plugged the holes internally with set screws.  But the covers would make stuff look finished and keep any rain out of the openings (it's raining here and I can think of little else).  I DID have a set of home made covers on the Torch, but she's long gone and the covers went with her.  I'll make some more, but there's plenty for sale for the ZRX and the ZX11 and others that will fit. THey just don't know what their stuff is worth, so I ain't buyin' any of theirs.   :nananana:
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2014, 09:35:39 pm »
Count me in as well.

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2014, 07:00:10 am »
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2014, 01:31:52 pm »
Count me in for a set!!  I'm pulling the carbs off today to send to you know who:) Just at a glance i think cleaning up all the hoses would make doing valves etc easier.  Plus eliminate possible failure points, as unlikely they may be.  When do you expect to have the first batch complete?

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2014, 07:23:19 pm »
I am interested in a set or two. Even though only I will know they are there and I realize they don't improve performance.
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2014, 12:16:00 am »
I'd like set too.
This is not a performance item, just a clean up for the top of the motor.

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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2014, 06:39:34 am »


I would like a set also.
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Re: C10 block plates
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2014, 08:51:57 pm »
I got mine from Mr. Snarf. One of my first farkles.
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