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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Wed 15 Apr 2009, 09:34

spondon will have upside down clip ons....

bird will prob have these drag bars...I don't like full MX bars
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Post by radiobloke on Wed 15 Apr 2009, 09:35

cabbie wrote:

I've decided after looking at griz's and RB's bikes I'm going to build a fighter for my next project.

hehehe....welcome to the dark side!!! rofl
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Post by Fringe on Wed 15 Apr 2009, 12:16

Too cool for School woot woot
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 15:53

o

my

gward!

I have seen the holy grail....

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Re: my spondon blade

Post by fastbikefinder on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 23:53

radiobloke wrote:o

my

gward!

I have seen the holy grail....



drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool

If it wasn't a bird I'd think it belonged to dodge, although that number plate is asking for trouble!


I'd like to see the handle bars please
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 08:33

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Post by fastbikefinder on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 08:44

radiobloke wrote:

That wheel looks so small compared to Griz's
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 15:19

yeah it would!
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by yammydave on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 19:38

Hate the bent up tail, but the rest is fantastic!
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 20:56

its a Germanic thing....

back in the garage tomorrow dance dance dance clap
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Sat 18 Apr 2009, 21:56

another Saturday....another few hours in the garage...

so...

it all started so well,...The 93 blade went to its new owner. leaving me with some extra space.

started with cutting the standard subframe down...hacksaw..3 minutes...sorted!

remembered I had a curved blade rad in the garage...it fits!!!

then it all went to shit...

I realised that although I can move the top shock mount over...I'd forgotten that the bottom will also need moving over...duuurrrr

a small tantrum followed this revelation...

was thinking about custom built wishbones...cutting the frame mounts and re welding...all sorts of bloody things went through my head...

But then ( having learnt from previous tantrums....usually involving a hammer followed by regret) I sat down, took 5 mins with a sandwich and a beer...

it worked!.....came up with a solution...SPACERS !!!

so,...who's gonna make me some spacers....

5 minutes...thinking....I'll make em!!

so I did,...found some engine spacers from a blade..hacksaw...file....file again...file some more..f**k...file some more...done!!

so I was in the 'doing' mood...so I drilled the frame rail...

i only bleddy sorted the back end out...all in line...mayzin !!
I even made a spacer for the top shock mount to lift the back end a little!

did the usual seat unit swap pictures to round off the day


and to uphold the tradition of being a pic whore..









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Re: my spondon blade

Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 18 Apr 2009, 22:10

You made some serious progress today mate...... looks excellent!

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Re: my spondon blade

Post by cabbie on Sun 19 Apr 2009, 01:26

Good work mate.
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 19 Apr 2009, 12:23

Great job RB, all tails look good to, but one half the overall length would finish off the rear end
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Post by grim1 on Sun 19 Apr 2009, 21:33

Looks fantastic so far.I'm in awe of you guys who seem to be able to put them together so well.Another show piece in the making.Awesome.
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 22:40

And so we have another Saturday....and another coupla hours in the garage.

so,...previously everything was just dry fitted...finger tight. so after getting some disc bolts thru the post from ebay I took the front to peices again and built it properly.

decided to start bolting the bits on that I have been stockpiling from ebay...mainly cos I've forgotten what I've bought...was suprised to see a clutch MC on my shelf....forgot I bought one...nearly bought another last night!! and also to spot stuff I need.

made the last spacer for the rear suspension...but the bolts haven't turned up from ebay yet...a week after I bought them >8-(

I then tried to figger out where all the hoses went..and lost about half an hour on a oil line before I realised the oil cooler is fitted in the fairing nose cone on the bird....duuuur.....so I'll need to sort that out..

With the front end in I looked around the garage and saw a cbr600 exhaust system in the corner...hmmmm...lets see what that looks like...so I put the pipes on the engine ( b45tard job THAT was...bloody jigsaw!)..then offered up the cbr zorst. I think it would look ok actually...but I might go underslung. will cut the pipe before the rear split and fit a stubby can...maybe?!?!

also had another play with the seat...and I think its looking better where I put it today ( cheers Ed)

and as usual...I took some pics







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Re: my spondon blade

Post by fastbikefinder on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 22:54



That looks great, but now the 6rr tail doesn't look as good as it did as there's a pipe underneath.




It may be because the subframe needs hiding in there, but you could go with a single seat and side shrouds underneath and around the seat, and then just the remainder of the exhaust in picture 1, I bet it'd look real aggressive without a the complete tail
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Post by wild bill on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 23:57

Your have to pardon my ignorance Radiobloke but...

Arn't the CBR600 pipes gonna restrict the 900 lump or are they the same?
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Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 26 Apr 2009, 02:46

wild bill wrote:Your have to pardon my ignorance Radiobloke but...

Arn't the CBR600 pipes gonna restrict the 900 lump or are they the same?

They will at the top end I would have thought. Evertyime I've fitted a full race system with bigger bore headers than stock, some bottom end torque has been lost.

The 6rr has smaller diameter headers than the thou rr, but small downpipes give more torque and bottom end grunt.....which that lump already has plenty of
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by Fringe on Sun 26 Apr 2009, 10:05

Oooooo, looking fab. woot
I not had chance to have a good read but scanned thru the pics.
Jobs a good 'um hyper hyper
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Post by radiobloke on Sun 26 Apr 2009, 20:24

wouldn't fit a standard 6 system.

looking around at race pipes....or just get some pipework made. just used that for a looksee cos I had it lying around.
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Post by radiobloke on Sun 26 Apr 2009, 20:26

wild bill wrote:Your have to pardon my ignorance Radiobloke but...

Arn't the CBR600 pipes gonna restrict the 900 lump or are they the same?

its a 1200 lump mate eyebrow

big bore blackbird bleh
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Post by wild bill on Sun 26 Apr 2009, 21:21

radiobloke wrote:
wild bill wrote:Your have to pardon my ignorance Radiobloke but...

Arn't the CBR600 pipes gonna restrict the 900 lump or are they the same?

its a 1200 lump mate eyebrow

big bore blackbird bleh

Of course it is Embarassed i've been workin me nuts off these last few weeks and forgot about the Blackbird frustrated

So a set of CBR6 race headers will do the job on the 1200 lump then Suspect
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Post by radiobloke on Sun 26 Apr 2009, 22:16

no...the blackbird headers the ones that are fitted in the pics.....mated to cbr6 end can...

its only pipes...easy enough to fab something up
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by Deathace on Sat 02 May 2009, 11:28

good work so far RB its a shame the bird lump didnt fit in the spondon frame that would have been awesome a turbo'd spondoin firebird Smile

Did you speak to spondon to see if they would rejig the frame to fit the bird lump?

keep up the good work.

Russ
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Mon 04 May 2009, 22:19

this way I get 2 bikes eyebrow
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Post by griz on Tue 05 May 2009, 11:07

It's lookin fab mate, I like it a lot! eyebrow
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Tue 05 May 2009, 17:20

cheers bud!

not much progress this week.

my first attempt at sorting the rear linkage resulted in it being locked solid.

just had a weekend of taking it to peices and making new spacers etc...

it boings up n down nicely now eyebrow
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by Fringe on Tue 05 May 2009, 21:49

Boing boing. jumping
Nice1 m8. hyper
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Post by radiobloke on Sun 10 May 2009, 09:05

ok....another saturday...with a twist!

this is rapidly turning into a budget build...I'm being made redundant on thursday..so I thought I'd spend time in the garage sticking all the things together that I have already bought rather than pay for bespoke zorstpipes n stuff.

also the guy who was going to make a new subframe was sacked for ...err..making stuff for his mates!

so...today...

fitted new front wheel bearings

fitted throttle switches and brake lines

fitted hydraulic clutch line

fitted ( needs a bracket making) the oil cooler and lines from an X11

then went angle grinder crazy...

chopped the pipes down and slapped on a stubby end can ( still needs spinning round a little)

then took a slitter disc to the blackbird subframe...and played with the angles
two options...but one is the prefered...just need to make some brackets to keep it all together ( can't weld!)

then I got the loom out of the box...I hate electrics!

so currently the bike looks like a spewed up spaghetti all over it!

Budget bird will slow a little in its build...but hopefully it'll keep me sane!

anyone want to buy a car?...

gis a job....I can do that!






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