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Post by griz on Wed 01 Oct 2008, 23:48

Hi all, well at first bought this bike to keep standard & enjoy it as it was but I got bored & fancied having a go at building something a bit different.

So I've stripped the bike right down & I'm now in the process of rebuilding it with some fancy parts eyebrow

I fully understand that some may view what I have done as complete abuse of a nice standard blade but to be honest I don't care! rofl I thought about selling it & then buying a less cared for example but then I wouldn't be so sure of how good a base I would have had to build on scratch

Here's what it looked like....


& then I started to strip it down




So I've bought myself a 94 VFR750 swingarm which I'll be having powder coated satin black.


Oh yeah I'm fitting a car wheel to the arm, it's a bit fiddly sorting out all the right measurements but I'm getting there dance




I've got this front mudguard which matches up with the skin that fits over the petrol tank.


I'm waiting for the speedo to arrive from germany, mine is black.


I'm also waiting for these forks to arrive from the states. I'm going to replace the complete frontend too.



The bodywork I bought from germany arrived last week so I did a very quick mock up just to get a rough idea of how it will look.








I had to change the 94 petrol tank to a 96-99 tank as the cover wouldn't fit the older tank, the newer tank arrived today with great thanks to Sean (skidd1) Cheer's mate! thumbup & so I then spent the afternoon matching the fibreglass mould to the tank. I've still lots more to do but I'll get there bit by bit punk




Thanks for lookin cheers
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Post by Guest on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 12:39

Great thread and pictures mate, keep up the good work.
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Post by griz on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 13:25

megawatt wrote:Great thread and pictures mate, keep up the good work.

Cheers megawatt! cheers
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Post by shadow on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 14:57

ooowww im liking them forks.

What section rear tyre will it be?
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Post by griz on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 15:20

shadow wrote:ooowww im liking them forks.

What section rear tyre will it be?

Thanks, there off a 2002 GSXR1000, I'm thinking of painting the bodywork the same red but I'll see what my budget is like towards the end of the build.

The wheel & tyre shown above is the actual wheel & tire being fitted, its a 17x7 car wheel fitted with a 200 metzler M3 tyre, I could go upto a 280 but I'll start off with a 200 & work my way up but the widest I'll go is 210 probably as the larger tyres really start throwing everything off center.
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Post by radiobloke on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 15:49

nice work matey...

carefull with that chain with the big wheel...I'm sure you know the alignment is critical.

where did you get the plastics?

and I've got one of those speedo's...tiny aren't they!

gonna get it inset to the top yoke of my Spondon.

but the forks,.....shoulda had my 06 GSXR750 forks and radial brakes...

never mind eh...will still look awesome with that mahoosive tank!

what are you doing with the bars??
internal throttle? big slab yokes?

getting close to doing a deal on a chopping my blade fighter in for a big traily/supermoto...will concentrate on the Spondon after that

oh...and the GSXR1000 thats getting the same treatment...

see what happens when you get the fightre bug eyebrow

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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 16:43

radiobloke wrote:nice work matey...

carefull with that chain with the big wheel...I'm sure you know the alignment is critical.

where did you get the plastics?

and I've got one of those speedo's...tiny aren't they!

gonna get it inset to the top yoke of my Spondon.

but the forks,.....shoulda had my 06 GSXR750 forks and radial brakes...

never mind eh...will still look awesome with that mahoosive tank!

what are you doing with the bars??
internal throttle? big slab yokes?

getting close to doing a deal on a chopping my blade fighter in for a big traily/supermoto...will concentrate on the Spondon after that

oh...and the GSXR1000 thats getting the same treatment...

see what happens when you get the fightre bug eyebrow

:clown:


Cheers matey!

Chain clearance isn't a problem at all, more so the swingarm than the chain to be honest but it all lines up fine thumbup

I got my plastics from germany, the tank is a bit extreme but I love the look to be honest.

Yeah I've been wanting the speedo for years now but at least now I have the excuse to buy them, I shall probably insert mine in a custom made carbon fibre holder that I'm gonna have a go at making myself Wink

As for the radial brake set up... I don't like um... I could have afforded a 08 complete frontend but I really like the look & greater power in my opinion of the 6 pots over radial brakes.

I've just bought myself some beautiful carbon fibre bars & for the mean time will have to go pretty standard when it comes to the yokes as I don't have enough to get that carried away with it for the mean time but I would like to really beef up the frontend too when I can afford it & also fit something like a 180 front & 280 rear but I might have to rob a bank or two to be able to afford that rofl

Keep up the good work with your build mate, it all looks really nice so far thumbup
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Post by bazza on Thu 02 Oct 2008, 19:04

looking good, keep us posted
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by radiobloke on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 10:19

We'll agree to dissagree about the brakes ...first thing the superstock boys did with a gsxr1000 is swap the 6 pots for 4 pots!

but its your bike...thats the beauty of modding a bike...its all yours and everyone else can go feck emselves if they don't like it! including me!! !-)

wich german co did you use? did you paypal or bank transfer?,...I've been on just about every German bodywork site and it seems a ballache to buy from them.

mate of mine has just put a blade rear into the front to balance up the massive rear..its in SFr mag this month ( Yantosh's blue GSXR) and he's now fitting a Turbo!!

keep the pics coming mate...and dont hesitate to ask if you need owt...i might not know the answers but there's plenty of us on different sites that can offer help.

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Post by cbr9rrnut on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 10:51

I'm loving the BK racing alloy in black, they'll look good on my Astra lol.
The germans do some nice stuff though. Things that would never be sold in UK. Prices can be a bit high in comparison and the exchange rate doesn't help anymore really
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 11:38

radiobloke wrote:We'll agree to dissagree about the brakes ...first thing the superstock boys did with a gsxr1000 is swap the 6 pots for 4 pots!

but its your bike...thats the beauty of modding a bike...its all yours and everyone else can go feck emselves if they don't like it! including me!! !-)

wich german co did you use? did you paypal or bank transfer?,...I've been on just about every German bodywork site and it seems a ballache to buy from them.

mate of mine has just put a blade rear into the front to balance up the massive rear..its in SFr mag this month ( Yantosh's blue GSXR) and he's now fitting a Turbo!!

keep the pics coming mate...and dont hesitate to ask if you need owt...i might not know the answers but there's plenty of us on different sites that can offer help.

rb

Laughing I was waiting for your retaliation mate! Laughing

Well its a good job I'm not in the superstock series then isn't it! rofl

Seriously though I loved um on my old hayabusa & love the look of them too, I think the radials are a bit common now & look plain in comparison, it was a real conscious decision to go with the 6 pots over the radials & I'm happy with it.

I got my stuff from fight machines & was able to do it through paypal no problem apart from it took a handful of emails to get a response.

I'll have to buy this months SF mag & have a look, sounds just like what I have in mind! still gotta rob that bank first though lol

I'll keep you all posted on any more progress & be sure to drop you a line if I need some help thumbup
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Post by griz on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 11:43

cbr9rrnut wrote:I'm loving the BK racing alloy in black, they'll look good on my Astra lol.
The germans do some nice stuff though. Things that would never be sold in UK. Prices can be a bit high in comparison and the exchange rate doesn't help anymore really

Yep BK are the best right! Laughing

Your right about the german stuff, a lot of it doesn't go down so well over here but I guess when you build your own fighter it's all about finding what you like & sticking to it. The prices are high ish but not in comparision as there is so little of this kind of stuff in the UK lol

I didn't pay to much for the seat & tank cover & when you consider these parts aren't in the UK I was very happy! dance1
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Post by alsieboy on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 12:56

This is gonna look great, can't wait to see more pics...keep us posted sunny
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Post by griz on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 15:24

alsieboy wrote:This is gonna look great, can't wait to see more pics...keep us posted sunny

Cheers mate, will do! thumbup
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Post by 1992fireblade on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 16:22

Griz my man..... This fighter is gonna look fooking awesome! eyebrow
The shape & lines of the tank & tail piece are the dogs mate!

You are a genius!!! Enough said. woot woot woot woot

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Post by griz on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 18:22

1992fireblade wrote:Griz my man..... This fighter is gonna look fooking awesome! eyebrow
The shape & lines of the tank & tail piece are the dogs mate!

You are a genius!!! Enough said. woot woot woot woot

Thank you very much mate!

I must say I have been a little surprised at the reaction to the build cheers

To be honest I felt a little bit bad fighting a perfectly good blade & now I want to do the bike some justice & end up with a bike to be proud of.

I just hope I can make happen what I see in my minds eye! 118
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by radiobloke on Fri 03 Oct 2008, 19:46

if you crouch down real close

to any carbed blade

and listen reeeaaaaalll close....

you can just about hear a little voice

take the fairings off and treat me rough

its what they all want to do....its the calling.... :clown:
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Post by skidd1 on Sun 05 Oct 2008, 16:46

Thats going to look very nice . Glad the tank was ok . like that rear wheel and the single sided look is the business .I had the same thoughts about pulling apart a damaged urban tiger. In the end i didnt but im still not sure i made the right decision cos it cost a fortune to put right .
Its got me looking and thinking again though .
Keep the pics coming
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Tue 07 Oct 2008, 22:56

skidd1 wrote:Thats going to look very nice . Glad the tank was ok . like that rear wheel and the single sided look is the business .I had the same thoughts about pulling apart a damaged urban tiger. In the end i didnt but im still not sure i made the right decision cos it cost a fortune to put right .
Its got me looking and thinking again though .
Keep the pics coming

Thanks mate!
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Post by griz on Tue 07 Oct 2008, 22:57

Well today, I managed to source & buy what I'm hoping will be a good headlight for the build, what do you think?



I also removed the front end in preparation of the new frontend to be fitted.

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Post by cbr9rrnut on Wed 08 Oct 2008, 20:00

Projector headlight, good choice!
But It's off a ducati multistrada! NOOOOOO!!!
Possibly one of the most ugliest bikes in existence.
I'm sure it will look better on your bike though
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Sun 02 Nov 2008, 23:36

Made a little more progress & managed to get the correct sized spacer to make the wheel line up properly, I also had a little mock up of the front & fitted my second choice headlight, I'll be cutting the back of the headlight frame off to make it sit closer to the frame, what do you think?





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Post by shadow on Sun 02 Nov 2008, 23:46

Looks fine to me, goes well with the tank.
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Post by alsieboy on Mon 03 Nov 2008, 08:53

I'm loving this project..... sunny
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Post by alz4321 on Mon 03 Nov 2008, 11:41

Looking good.... keep up the progress reports !
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Post by wild bill on Mon 03 Nov 2008, 14:15

It's gonna look the nuts mate, makes my winter project look like kids stuff. Keep the pics coming, i'm hooked!
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Post by griz on Mon 03 Nov 2008, 21:54

Thanks for the nice comments lads! thumbup
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Post by J.J. on Tue 04 Nov 2008, 00:04

cbr9rrnut wrote:Projector headlight, good choice!
But It's off a ducati multistrada! NOOOOOO!!!
Possibly one of the most ugliest bikes in existence.
I'm sure it will look better on your bike though

my mate has one of those, but the earlier Cagiva version, but your right, its butt fuggin ugly... hehe rofl


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Post by cabbie on Sat 22 Nov 2008, 08:58

Any updates with the build?
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Sat 22 Nov 2008, 09:32

cabbie wrote:Any updates with the build?

Hi thanks thanks for your interest... Not a lot o be honest, I just finished building a new smaller seat frame out of the old subframe.



I'm also going to change the rear 200 tyre for a 210 tyre I've just bought as the 200 wasn't quite wide enough for the 7" wheel but that won't be fitted until I have everything (including the wheels) powder coated.

So now i'm doing lots of fiddly work getting parts prepared for finishing. Its just a case of getting everything fitted to the bike & looking right which takes time.
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