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Re: my spondon blade

Post by cabbie on Sat 13 Mar 2010, 23:59

Put the bird away and get the Spondon out! hubba
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Sun 14 Mar 2010, 21:24

all in good time...

the deal is done to do the turbo build.....
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Post by radiobloke on Sun 28 Mar 2010, 22:35

Right then..Sunday night update.

She's running...and sounds awesome. even better now its on 4!!

gonna take it up the dyno at some point to match the carbs to the pipe. But it sounds and revs clean without any load. (stll no chain on!)

went to get the seat fitted ( like going to get a suit fitted!) the rear of the seat needs trimming down cos its too high at the moment. one more fitting and it'll be getting finished in black, but with 2 different coverings. one flat, one 'pinholed'. The panels will flow from the tank profile to the seat unit line.



I really don't like the way the brake line had to run over the swingarm, and have been working upto attempting to run the line through the arm. had a couple of hours spare this afternoon, so went for it.

drilled the arm, kinda hoping that the arm was hollow and without webbing internally, and went about trying to feed the brake line through. bit of jiggerypokery with a wire coat hanger, some lock wire and a bit of thought...and the line is now inside the arm
another job done, just got sort some rubber grommet things in the holes, to refit the arm, the line ends and bleed it. lovely!

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Re: my spondon blade

Post by cabbie on Sun 28 Mar 2010, 22:44



Now where have I seen this done before! tongue love


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Re: my spondon blade

Post by griz on Mon 29 Mar 2010, 13:22

She sure is comin together now mate! clap

Nice touch putting the brake line through the arm, are you making your own brake line up, if so where did you get yer bits & pieces to make it?
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Post by radiobloke on Mon 29 Mar 2010, 13:43

griz wrote:She sure is comin together now mate! clap

Nice touch putting the brake line through the arm, are you making your own brake line up, if so where did you get yer bits & pieces to make it?

cheers bud

yeah making it up myself. would be too big to feed thru with the ends on. i guess you could take one to peices and re-do it. I just bought a 1mtr section of ebay. came with ends.

and Cabbie.... arse Cool
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by griz on Mon 29 Mar 2010, 20:16

radiobloke wrote:
griz wrote:She sure is comin together now mate! clap

Nice touch putting the brake line through the arm, are you making your own brake line up, if so where did you get yer bits & pieces to make it?

cheers bud

yeah making it up myself. would be too big to feed thru with the ends on. i guess you could take one to peices and re-do it. I just bought a 1mtr section of ebay. came with ends.

and Cabbie.... arse Cool

I thought about doing fitting one on the punisher but like you said it's to big with the ends on & I didn't have the kit to make one up, good old cabbie!! Laughing
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Tue 30 Mar 2010, 20:19

line ends fitted, rubber grommets done
time to get it back in the frame

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Re: my spondon blade

Post by griz on Wed 31 Mar 2010, 13:03

Just the job, that looks cool!! Cool
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Post by rapid777 on Thu 01 Apr 2010, 14:33

cabbie wrote:Put the bird away and get the Spondon out! hubba
Tot Agree
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Thu 01 Apr 2010, 20:26

all in time....Bird is for the TT

Sponny build resumes when I get back from the island
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Post by radiobloke on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 21:16

grabbed an hour in the garage this afternoon....arm is back in...
need to bleed it and secure the rubber grommets...then the chain goes on
seat has been trimmed back, going for a final fitting on saturday
got myself an acewell speedo...the bicycle one was a bit shit tbh.
and it has built in idiot lights.

not the best thing in the world...but i gotta have something for theMOT and the trip to TT.
think I'll do the front end swap after the TT cos I know Yantosh has it all on to get his own stuff done
i just want to ride the fukka now. it will get paint and pretties when we come back!

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Re: my spondon blade

Post by Exile on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 21:47

Looks sweet RB
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 21:53

cheers mate.

been watching your blade build. impressive stuff. and bloody fast too!

I only get a few hrs each week...getting tight for the TT deadline
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Post by griz on Thu 08 Apr 2010, 10:21

Those clocks are nice mate!

Looking forward to seeing it finished! hyper
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Post by radiobloke on Thu 08 Apr 2010, 10:34

griz wrote:

Looking forward to seeing it finished! hyper

you're not the only one bud!!! Razz
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Post by radiobloke on Mon 12 Apr 2010, 21:27

i've just worked out that I have 3 spare Saturdays left to work on the bike before the TT. The other Saturdays are spoken for (I usually only get Saturday afternoons in the garage)

That needs to include a trip to get MOT'd, hopefully a trip to a Dyno and a shakedown ride or two.....oh bugga.

so I've just sat and done a list of things to do to get it done.
I'm writing it up here cos I'll loose my list and this will stay here.

Mudguard - shape, spray and fit
Indicators - front, re-wire - rear, wire and route through undertray
Rad Fan - extend wires and connect
Headlights - tidy and wrap wires
Speedo - fit & wire Acewell or Bicycle speedo
Inlet Shrouds - work out how to fit them. spray black and fit
Coolant Resevoir - spray the bottom black
Indicator Relay - fit & test
End Can - stuff with wire wool to quieten for MOT
Swingarm grommets - secure
Seat - fit, make brackets for underside fixing
Number Plate - fit
Valve caps - spray black and refit
Rear subframe - re-spray exposed side black
Rear Brake line - fit new washers to cure caliper weep
Chain - fit ( and hope the sprockets match up for size!)
Gearing - work out if its geared right...new sprockets?
Fuelling - Dyno??
Chain Guard - bodge something for the MOT if it needs one

The list is long....

but when you look at it in more depth...bloody hell its all do-able!

I have another list of post TT stuff....spray job, new front end, french the speedo in the tank, etc etc...but I'll sort that later

looks like I need to steal a few evenings in the garage...do at least a couple of half hour jobs each available night

feck me....I'm so excited
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by fastbikefinder on Tue 13 Apr 2010, 02:35

Take it you went into the garage after this post then?
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Post by Kaiser on Tue 13 Apr 2010, 11:41

Good luck mate - interested to see the dyno results Smile
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Re: my spondon blade

Post by radiobloke on Tue 13 Apr 2010, 21:40

turned out nice
tank line runs into the seat then up to the tail
i f**kin love it!



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Post by fastbikefinder on Wed 14 Apr 2010, 07:21

Great work mate, it's really starting to look the part.
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Post by Kaiser on Wed 14 Apr 2010, 10:22

Does look nice mate Smile
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Post by griz on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 12:47

It's looking very smart mate, the seat looks great!

Hope your crackin on in the garage to start ticking off the list ready for the TT scratch
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Post by alsieboy on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 13:20

beautiful fella Smile
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Post by radiobloke on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 21:05

I'VE RIDDEN IT!!!!!

the good.....
feels great, rides well and has a good riding position.
chassis fealt nice n tight,...no rattles or owt. turned well, very nuetral feel
well chuffed

the bad
ticks over nice,...but as soon as you pull off you know that the carburation is about 5 miles out!...starving itself of fuel i reckon. is better with choke on...but still pretty unridable.
went out on it for two 5 minute rides down the road...couldn't get in the power
it really doesn't like the short pipe ( i'd heard birds are tricky with pipe length)

but overall...chuffed and smiling!
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YouTube - bigbird streetfighter running

you can hear how bad it is
(the neighbors didn't like it either...its a tad loud!)
YouTube - bigbird first ride
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Post by Fringe on Tue 20 Apr 2010, 21:21

I hope you get the fuelling sorted mate.
That looks Well Smart
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Post by fastbikefinder on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 17:09

radiobloke wrote:

( i'd heard birds are tricky with pipe length)


Great RB, good progress, but have they always had a problem with your length ?
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Post by alsieboy on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 17:19

sounds awesome sunny
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Post by radiobloke on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 20:38

the 'ride' vid is on 3 cylinders...went onto 4 on the way back. so it sounds a bit shite to be honest

the other vid has the engine on 4 and it sounds a lot smoother

the problem is that the airbox is taking in too much air.

gonna block off the front vents and drill holes in the back of the airbox so it draws from still air. then get it jetted properly.

if i keep the air intakes as they are...the main jets will need to be the size of a dustbin!

but I'm glad it rides nice...

just won a remote res, remote adjustable Ohlins race shock...looks awesome in the box!!

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Post by fastbikefinder on Wed 21 Apr 2010, 23:57

It sounds great in the first video, love your neighbours question on the 2nd.
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