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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 11 Feb 2009, 23:19

alsieboy wrote:when are you gonna start putting all these bits together matey, I can feel a visit comming on sunny

Hiya! Well I'm having a bit of a hold up at the moment due to the powder coaters not having finished all of my parts! They still have to finish the rocker cover, subframe, gear change lever & headlight brackets. I called them again today & they are very busy getting parts done for some bikes for a classic bike show this coming weekend & said he will try to do the parts tonight but if he can't they won't be done to the middle of next week!

I can't complain to much as I still have loads to do, I've not even started on the bodywork yet & it's really important to me to get the right finish. So at the moment I'm putting what I can together & cleaning & repainting any un powder coated parts to make um look nice!
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Post by yammydave on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 08:48

It's a shame they couldn't have done common items (i.e. all engine parts) at the same time, to facilitate the build.
Though with the quality they are providing, who would moan?
Certainly looking forward to seeing it come together.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by Fringe on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 12:26

We should ask for a Streetfighter/Modification section in the e-mag so we can all see the finished Project.
I kno not everyone is into Streetfighters but ,hey, they're a part of the forum so............. tongue
we could have a bet on who's goin to finish 1st rofl
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by shadow on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 13:05

Fringe wrote:We should ask for a Streetfighter/Modification section in the e-mag so we can all see the finished Project.
I kno not everyone is into Streetfighters but ,hey, they're a part of the forum so............. tongue
we could have a bet on who's goin to finish 1st rofl

Its a good job the streetfighter guys did turn up, or we would have nothing new to read. rofl
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Post by alsieboy on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 13:29

Gotta be perfectly honest with everyone, streetfighter wern't my bag, would quite happily just walk past without a second look, but the guys building them on here have opened my eyes big time...

Now I appreciate and stand in awe at the engineering and attention to detail that goes into these creations...

My attitude before was.." that's just a sportsbike with the fairing ripped off and a set of straight bars added.." not any more...

keep up the good work guys.....stunning all of them.. sunny
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 14:18

yammydave wrote:It's a shame they couldn't have done common items (i.e. all engine parts) at the same time, to facilitate the build.
Though with the quality they are providing, who would moan?
Certainly looking forward to seeing it come together.

They coated all the parts at the same time but weren't happy with the finish & rejected a few of them & are recoating them, as it was the subframe & rocker cover was ready to go but they didn't put it with the parts that were ready to go & in my pure excitement of seeing the parts that were completed I plain forgot to pick them up Embarassed Laughing I could go back up for just the subframe & rocker cover that will enable me to start rebuilding but I was told 2 weeks ago it would all be ready very soon but there a very popular company & haven't had a chance to finish the other parts, I guess that's the price you pay when you use a company that is in high demand.

As I type this I think I'm gonna go up tomorrow & pick up the rocker cover & subframe so I can make some real progress! dance
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Post by griz on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 14:38

jumping Thank you all so much guys! Your all great! jumping

I first bought my blade as it was a very good example of a well looked after blade, this is my 5th blade & I love them so much & I'll probably buy another to keep as standard when my funds recover rofl

I decided to make something different out of my bike as I was very uncomfortable with the amount of weight on my hands & my lower back was giving me jip too, I have been suffering with ME for the last 4 yrs & apart from all the effects of the illness it also gives me a lot of pain in nearly all my joints. I thought about just fitting some high bars but I've always wanted to build a fighter as many years ago I bought a fightered up blade & love it to bits, so even though I find any activity bloody hard work & painful I thought sod it. As it is it was one of the best moves I made as I now have a reason to try to be more active & a interest to focus on rather than just fester on the sofa.

I sometimes make mistakes whilst working on the bike so I take my time & go over what I'm doing a few times to make sure its in good order & safe.
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Post by Fringe on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 18:08

It's good to see some are finding an interest in Streetfighters, happyahh
Anything that makes a bike more userfriendly should be applauded IMO. tongue
If a bike is a pain to ride (for whatever reason) you aint gonna ride it.
It becomes an Ornament............ Too big for the mantlepiece, but an ornament non the less.
I sympathise with you Griz, ME aint fun. badmood
My Blade has become apain in the back and neck especially when I take my Son, which is most rides.
Sciatica Ysee. cry
So I'll admit to a little Modding myself.digging
I'm slow, cautious and not as talented as you lot.
Anything I change must be reversable.
So.... Watch this space, I may start posting! frustrated
And keep up the gr8 threds woot
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by Guest on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 18:28

I feel for you too Griz. My mate has a form of MS and is slowly seizing up and is in constant pain. He has had to pack full time work in coz of his medication. He has just started his fabrication business and is currently working on bike camera brackets, rearsets, adaptors and handlebar risers. All to make riding more comfortable for us with dodgy joints. Keep up the great work Griz, you are an inspiration to us Streetfighter nutters. Cheers, Alan.
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Post by griz on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 19:00

Fringe wrote:It's good to see some are finding an interest in Streetfighters, happyahh
Anything that makes a bike more userfriendly should be applauded IMO. tongue
If a bike is a pain to ride (for whatever reason) you aint gonna ride it.
It becomes an Ornament............ Too big for the mantlepiece, but an ornament non the less.
I sympathise with you Griz, ME aint fun. badmood
My Blade has become apain in the back and neck especially when I take my Son, which is most rides.
Sciatica Ysee. cry
So I'll admit to a little Modding myself.digging
I'm slow, cautious and not as talented as you lot.
Anything I change must be reversable.
So.... Watch this space, I may start posting! frustrated
And keep up the gr8 threds woot

I agree mate its got to be fun 1st of all & as you get older & a little less flexible it has to be comfortable too! Laughing

Post it on it man, I love seeing what other people are up to & knicking there idea's! rofl

Thanks for your kind words mate! Smile
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Post by griz on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 19:11

megawatt wrote:I feel for you too Griz. My mate has a form of MS and is slowly seizing up and is in constant pain. He has had to pack full time work in coz of his medication. He has just started his fabrication business and is currently working on bike camera brackets, rearsets, adaptors and handlebar risers. All to make riding more comfortable for us with dodgy joints. Keep up the great work Griz, you are an inspiration to us Streetfighter nutters. Cheers, Alan.

Cheers megawatt!

I thankfully I dont suffer with MS, I've got ME/CFS which is chronic fatigue syndrome where you just feel totally knacked the whole time. I would compare it to living with total sleep deprivation the whole time & just doing the most medial task's leaves you knackered & in a lot of pain. My concentration has totally gone to pot & I have a real time of it focusing on any one job.

The worst thing about it is that I look pretty healthy, for the best part Laughing I turn really pale when i'm really done in & holding a conversation with me can seem like I'm not listening as sometimes the lights are on but no ones at home! Laughing

A lot of people claim to have ME but many don't but once it takes a hold of you its very difficult to see the end of it. I was diagnosed by a specialist about 3 years ago & was told a was a moderate sufferer & it could get a lot worse & finding a balance between activity & over activity is a very fine line so now I've learnt just when to go at it & when to rest but it's very easy to get carried away & then have to pay for it for a few days or longer.

I haven't been able to work now for 4 yrs & I've done a lot of things over the years, started weight training at 12 & managed a couple of gym's & also qualified as a professional high risk bodyguard (I'm 5'10 & 20 stone! jumping Laughing) so to find myself with this illness has really took some adjusting to.

But gladly for me building the bike gives me a real sense of achievement & a purpose.... when I'm done I think I'm gonna have to do another or I'll be lost! Laughing

I'm nothing special mate, just trying to do what makes me happy! nanadance
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Post by shadow on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 20:04

griz wrote:
I'm nothing special mate, just trying to do what makes me happy! nanadance

Taking the steps to do something is special.
You could just sit in a chair and do nothing, takes guts and comitment to get out there and do things. Smile
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Post by griz on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 20:53

shadow wrote:
griz wrote:
I'm nothing special mate, just trying to do what makes me happy! nanadance

Taking the steps to do something is special.
You could just sit in a chair and do nothing, takes guts and comitment to get out there and do things. Smile

Very true shadow! I could very easily just sit on the sofa, I did that for 3 yrs & I was climbing the walls with boredom & frustration No

I think I'm very lucky to have such a great wife that has helped me every step of the way with encouragement & money to help me do what I wanted to do. Nothing grabs me in the way bikes do & I feel very lucky & privileged to be doing something I love.

Thanks for your kind words shadow.

Now enough of all this lovey dovey crap.... lets talk bikes! rofl
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Post by shadow on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 21:21

griz wrote:
Now enough of all this lovey dovey crap.... lets talk bikes! rofl

Eeeerrr sprocket -1 on the front +1 on the back.
Spring rate.
Plugs iriduim or normal.
Which oil.

rofl rofl rofl
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Post by griz on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 21:27

shadow wrote:
griz wrote:
Now enough of all this lovey dovey crap.... lets talk bikes! rofl

Eeeerrr sprocket -1 on the front +1 on the back.
Spring rate.
Plugs iriduim or normal.
Which oil.

rofl rofl rofl

rofl Time for a oil change me thinks.... eyebrow rofl rofl
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Post by griz on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 22:39

Ok here's a few more parts ready for fitting. I'm going to bristol tomorrow to pick up the subframe & rocker cover so I can start putting it all back together again! hyper jumping dance

There going to post the rest to me when there finished.

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Post by Fringe on Thu 12 Feb 2009, 23:06

How good does it feel to start puttin things back together........ happyahh
Ya start to see the fruits of ya labour woot
Cant wait for ya next exciting installment griz.

Does that sound needy or wot?

Well my excuse is Ive had a week of form filling for Jobseekers Alowance, Council Tax Benefit, CV formatin n Application for wot few jobs suit a lazy git like me. frustrated
Not been down the garage since Sunday n it's killin me violin rofl
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Post by griz on Fri 13 Feb 2009, 17:42

Fringe wrote:How good does it feel to start puttin things back together........ happyahh
Ya start to see the fruits of ya labour woot
Cant wait for ya next exciting installment griz.

Does that sound needy or wot?

Well my excuse is Ive had a week of form filling for Jobseekers Alowance, Council Tax Benefit, CV formatin n Application for wot few jobs suit a lazy git like me. frustrated
Not been down the garage since Sunday n it's killin me violin rofl

Laughing It does sound a little needy but I understand.... rofl

I picked up the subframe, rocker cover & clutch cover that I totally forgot they had even! Laughing

I'll post up some pix later eyebrow
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Post by griz on Fri 13 Feb 2009, 22:42

ok here's the rocker cover, clutch cover & subframe, sorry for the poor quality pics, I think my camera is playing up No





At least I can now start putting it all back together again!!! happyahh nanadance
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 08:32

Looking superb griz, nowt wrong with your camera mate.

"At least I can now start putting it all back together again!!!"

Cool, so we shall see a shed load more pics tonight??? Lol

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Post by Fringe on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 10:18

drool drool drool drool
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Post by griz on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 11:15

1992fireblade wrote:Looking superb griz, nowt wrong with your camera mate.

"At least I can now start putting it all back together again!!!"

Cool, so we shall see a shed load more pics tonight??? Lol

I doubt it as today is the day of love & I shall be spending it with my lovely wife. My other love affair (the bike) will have to take the back burner today :(
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 11:24

griz wrote:
1992fireblade wrote:Looking superb griz, nowt wrong with your camera mate.

"At least I can now start putting it all back together again!!!"

Cool, so we shall see a shed load more pics tonight??? Lol

I doubt it as today is the day of love & I shall be spending it with my lovely wife. My other love affair (the bike) will have to take the back burner today :(

Griz my man you are going all lovey-dovey again! Lol Laughing bleh rofl

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Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 11:24

Quick..... Talk bikes again!

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Post by griz on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 11:31

1992fireblade wrote:
griz wrote:
1992fireblade wrote:Looking superb griz, nowt wrong with your camera mate.

"At least I can now start putting it all back together again!!!"

Cool, so we shall see a shed load more pics tonight??? Lol

I doubt it as today is the day of love & I shall be spending it with my lovely wife. My other love affair (the bike) will have to take the back burner today :(

Griz my man you are going all lovey-dovey again! Lol Laughing bleh rofl

LOL only today!!! Then I'll be back to my normal self! LOL
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 11:36

Thats good. Didnt want you going all softie on us!
You`re suppose to be a mean streetfighter builder hard man! Lol

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Post by shadow on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 14:06

1992fireblade wrote:Thats good. Didnt want you going all softie on us!
You`re suppose to be a mean streetfighter builder hard man! Lol

rofl rofl rofl
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Post by griz on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 19:27

1992fireblade wrote:Thats good. Didnt want you going all softie on us!
You`re suppose to be a mean streetfighter builder hard man! Lol

Nah I'm no mean ard man, I'm a big softie me!

But if you do mess with me I'll ave to give you a darn good kickin! tongue slap rofl
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 19:28

Was that kickin or lickin you big softie? Lol

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Post by griz on Sat 14 Feb 2009, 19:31

1992fireblade wrote:Was that kickin or lickin you big softie? Lol

Deffo Kickin! you arse Laughing
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