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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Mon 24 Aug 2009, 18:33

Fringe wrote:oops, I just clicked the -ve thingy n voted for summat???????????
Sorry. I was looking for the straight to bottom of page button.
Muppetry! Lol

Ooops! rofl not to worry matey! Laughing
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Mon 24 Aug 2009, 19:34

Ok I've been busy getting stuff done! sunny

I'm half way through building a new pod for the new clocks, sanded down & reprayed the tank, got some new stickers to go on the tank, got another replacement shock, a matching colour scheme helmet & some fcr carbs for the zx7r! woot

Here's what I've done so far with the clocks.













I tried polishing out all the marks on the tank where the fuel spilled all over it but it just looked rubish, so I rubbed it down & repainted it.



When I first resprayed it I think there was to much moisture in the air & the finish was aweful!


So I chucked on the heater & warmed up the tank & garage & got a much better result!


Here's the new stickers I bought, I'm gonna try fit one big one on the tank & see how it looks, if I don't like it I'll just use the smaller ones I fitted last time.


Here's the replacement shock which fits a treat, I'm also waiting for a shock sock to arrive, it covers up the spring to protect it but I just want it to cover up that ugly yellow spring until I get it powder coated!


& here's my new lid I bought as my old one is blue & just doesn't fit in with the punisher theme lol


I also got myself some FCR carbs to go on the ZX7R, sadly when they arrived the 2 outer stacks got damaged whilst being shipped over from the states!
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by Fringe on Mon 24 Aug 2009, 21:19

Wow, I thort it was Easter when I started reading! Lol. All that tin foil! Laughing
You been bizy. cool lid. shame about the stacks.
R U sure you dont want a seat to go with that smart paint job? hyper
Y'kno b4 I get famous n only work for 4 figure fees. Cool Lol.
That logo stitched in???
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Mon 24 Aug 2009, 21:59

Fringe wrote:Wow, I thort it was Easter when I started reading! Lol. All that tin foil! Laughing
You been bizy. cool lid. shame about the stacks.
R U sure you dont want a seat to go with that smart paint job? hyper
Y'kno b4 I get famous n only work for 4 figure fees. Cool Lol.
That logo stitched in???
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Laughing Yep lots of foil but no chocolate in sight! Laughing I'm on a diet!!! tongue

Cheers matey, yep very busy! Yeah it was only 60 with a free dark visor too! Cool A total pain in the rear about the stacks but I'll get it sorted thumbup

Mate I'd love to have you stitch 'The Punisher' into my seat but I ended up gluing 10mm thick race seat foam straight onto the seat so it can't be stitched I'm afraid. No
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by fastbikefinder on Tue 25 Aug 2009, 00:33

Nice Flymo Griz!
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Tue 25 Aug 2009, 10:49

fastbikefinder wrote:Nice Flymo Griz!

rofl Its a lot less bother with a hover! or should it be if the mrs cuts the grass?? rofl
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by Fringe on Tue 25 Aug 2009, 16:16

griz wrote:
Fringe wrote:Wow, I thort it was Easter when I started reading! Lol. All that tin foil! Laughing
You been bizy. cool lid. shame about the stacks.
R U sure you dont want a seat to go with that smart paint job? hyper
Y'kno b4 I get famous n only work for 4 figure fees. Cool Lol.
That logo stitched in???
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Laughing Yep lots of foil but no chocolate in sight! Laughing I'm on a diet!!! tongue

Cheers matey, yep very busy! Yeah it was only 60 with a free dark visor too! Cool A total pain in the rear about the stacks but I'll get it sorted thumbup

Mate I'd love to have you stitch 'The Punisher' into my seat but I ended up gluing 10mm thick race seat foam straight onto the seat so it can't be stitched I'm afraid. No
That sounds a bit negative for you Griz?
Whatever happened to the seatbase you made?
YammyDaves was a similar idea and we made that work. eyebrow
Well I think it worked! We still aint see the results..................DAVE? Suspect
Laughing
Anyway the offer stays open if ya change yr mind thumbup
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Tue 25 Aug 2009, 19:59

Fringe wrote:
griz wrote:
Fringe wrote:Wow, I thort it was Easter when I started reading! Lol. All that tin foil! Laughing
You been bizy. cool lid. shame about the stacks.
R U sure you dont want a seat to go with that smart paint job? hyper
Y'kno b4 I get famous n only work for 4 figure fees. Cool Lol.
That logo stitched in???
UberKool

Laughing Yep lots of foil but no chocolate in sight! Laughing I'm on a diet!!! tongue

Cheers matey, yep very busy! Yeah it was only 60 with a free dark visor too! Cool A total pain in the rear about the stacks but I'll get it sorted thumbup

Mate I'd love to have you stitch 'The Punisher' into my seat but I ended up gluing 10mm thick race seat foam straight onto the seat so it can't be stitched I'm afraid. No
That sounds a bit negative for you Griz?
Whatever happened to the seatbase you made?
YammyDaves was a similar idea and we made that work. eyebrow
Well I think it worked! We still aint see the results..................DAVE? Suspect
Laughing
Anyway the offer stays open if ya change yr mind thumbup

Yeah still got the seat I made, the covering went bad as the glue was to weak & it ended up in a right mess, so I decided to go with the foam seat instead.

I'm not sure if I'll use seat as I'm happy with the foam.

I'll be sure to keep you in mind mate for any future projects for sure! thumbup
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Tue 25 Aug 2009, 23:35

The shock tube arrived today so I fitted the shock & adjusted the shock to its highest setting but its no where near as long as the ohlins when I had it on its max height settings. SO I had a go at turning the shock triangle linkages but I think I must have had them on there highest setting already as everything I tried was just lower than I started off with scratch

The aprilia rsv mille shock isn't as stiff as the standard blade one, so I'm not sure if it needs re gasing or what as I've had to set it on the hardest setting as it feels really soft scratch

I went on to drop the yoke lower down the forks to even out the ride height & it's made the frontend look that bit more aggresive & the headlights are now much closer to the handlebars which looks better in my opinion. I think I might go get a smaller number plate as with the seat being lower now it looks to big Rolling Eyes

Hers's the shock with it's cosy tube fitted Laughing


I'll post up some pics of the bike together tomorrow thumbup
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Sorry Fringe a bit preoccupied

Post by yammydave on Wed 26 Aug 2009, 07:48

[quote="Fringe"]
griz wrote:
Fringe wrote:

Mate I'd love to have you stitch 'The Punisher' into my seat but I ended up gluing 10mm thick race seat foam straight onto the seat so it can't be stitched I'm afraid. No
That sounds a bit negative for you Griz?
Whatever happened to the seatbase you made?
YammyDaves was a similar idea and we made that work. eyebrow
Well I think it worked! We still aint see the results..................DAVE? Suspect
Laughing

Sorry Fringe and Griz for hijacking your post.
I've been a bit quiet of late.
Unfortunately after 25 years together my wife and I are calling it a day and it has knocked me back a bit!
The Doc (no not Rossi. lol) put me on some happy tabs to help me come to terms with it all and frankly I've just not had the enthusiasm as of yet to do much with the bikes.
Hope to get it finished in a week or so after things die down a bit; then I'll post up some pics of the finished bike.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by fastbikefinder on Wed 26 Aug 2009, 08:01

Bloody hell Dave,

Sorry to hear your news - thought you were a bit quiet!
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:28

Really sorry to hear that Dave.

I hope you start feeling a bit better soon mate thumbup
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by Fringe on Wed 26 Aug 2009, 11:02

I'm sorry to hear that too m8.No
Dont worry about us. Get yrself sorted.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 26 Aug 2009, 11:49

OK the speedo I was making may be scrapped as I order some time ago a mini speedo from china but thought it may not turn up in time for me to fit it ready for the show this weekend, but it just arrived! dance

It's small alright & there are english instruction included but no instructions for how & where to fit the magnet & magnet pickup scratch

I just emailed the seller & I'm waiting for a response. Also one of the wires were lose & broke away from its soldering point so I'll have to re solder that, no real biggy though.

Here it is.
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Post by fastbikefinder on Thu 27 Aug 2009, 08:36

Does it not mention whether it's fork or gearbox mount?

Does it mention calibrating it for different size wheels?

Looks pretty snazzy!
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Thu 27 Aug 2009, 10:24

fastbikefinder wrote:Does it not mention whether it's fork or gearbox mount?

Does it mention calibrating it for different size wheels?

Looks pretty snazzy!

Thanks FB!

The seller contacted me & said its fork or swingarm mounted but I sussed that out yesterday & made a braket up, but I also notice that the sender has three wires on it, ground, live & sensor so I'm going to see if it'll wire direct to the speed sensor pickup on the bike as I think it may well work like that & I'd rather not have to use the magnet setup & keep things cleaner looking.

Yep it does mention calibrating it for different wheel sizes & from what I've found on the net it should be 1357mm for a 17 inch wheel but I'll have to set it up & check it out.

I better get busy as I want to finish up today & go for a test ride! jumping
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Thu 27 Aug 2009, 22:02

What a bleedin frustrating day I've had!

Well as it is at the moment the speedo is a total waste of space!!!

I wired it all up & also soldered the wire that was hanging out of the box, I turned on the ignition & it lit up & then it all went dull again! rant The only thing that works is all the idiot lights, other than that it's not happening! Evil or Very Mad

I even prised it apart to check everything was ok but all looks ok.

I'm rite peed off :302:

Looks like I'm gonna go buy a speedo for a push bike as I gotta have the bike ready for the show tomorrow, worst case I'll ride it up to the show first thing saturday morning.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Mon 31 Aug 2009, 22:26

Hi all, I had a great weekend! hyper

I rode the bike up to exeter, westpoint saturday morning to put my bike on the streetfighters stand as they invited me up as I'm local. What I didn't know was that it was also a bike show competion & when I got there I was asked to fill out a entry form, so I thought what the hell I'll enter for a laugh! Laughing

Here it is on the stand


It attracted a lot of attention & I found it funny watching people walk past it & seeing them look at it out of the corner of there eye & then do a double take & stop with either a look of total wonderment or total discuss! rofl There was lots of scratrching of heads scratch & a bit of swearing & lots of pics being taken, I loved seeing people enjoying it as much as I do!

I thought it a bit strange to be taking pics of people stood lookin at my bike so I only took the one! screwy rofl


Here's some of the bikes on the streetfighters stand, they had different bikes for different categories, such as show & shine, modified, engineering, not sure of the others + other bikes were in the comp on different stands but I didn't get any pics of those.



Here's mine again!





Anyhow, very very much to my surprise I won best engineering bike in show!! happyahh


Here I am with Dave Manning being awarded my trophy, I also got a bag full of autoglym cleaning products which was very nice!




This trike won best bike in show, it was awesome & really needs to be seen in the flesh.



When I was at the show Dave said for me to call his photographer to rearrange the photo shoot for the mag & as it was he was in my area & arrived this afternoon to do the shoot. Here are some pics I took on my phone.










I had a few last minute problems before getting to the show, such as a small oil leak, I had to drain the oil & take off the clutch cover & apply some fresh gasket seal & pop it back on again, but the real pain in the arse problem was that I dropped the yokes way to far down the forks to make the bike look more aggresive, I didn't get the bike up to speed on my short test ride & when I got on the motorway & opened it up the bars started shaking like a mad thing on a mad day! lol not funny really as the bike was a total nightmare to ride & I hated every moment of my first proper ride. I adjusted it back to how I had it before & it now rides beautifully & I even managed to give it the beans this afternoon on the way back from the photoshoot!
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by cabbie on Mon 31 Aug 2009, 22:41

Well pleased for you Griz, big smile.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Mon 31 Aug 2009, 23:13

cabbie wrote:Well pleased for you Griz, big smile.

Thanks cabbie! thumbup sunny
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by fastbikefinder on Mon 31 Aug 2009, 23:45

Congrats mate, what a result!
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Mon 31 Aug 2009, 23:57

fastbikefinder wrote:Congrats mate, what a result!

Thanks mate, yep a real surprise. I even did a little leap in the air! jumping rofl
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by a_morti on Mon 31 Aug 2009, 23:59

Good effort and glad it's going well for you. The standard of finish is very impressive, if not to everyman's taste.

Two points: You missed a trick by not running the rear brake line through the swingarm. The exhaust is untidy, just trimming the link pipe a bit further would tidy it up. Put the can hanger off the frame mount instead of the link pipe.

Will I be flamed for asking what the best engineering bit is in a standard main frame and engine with a tried and tested swingarm switch and different front end?
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by fastbikefinder on Tue 01 Sep 2009, 00:05

a_morti wrote:
Will I be flamed for asking what the best engineering bit is in a standard main frame and engine with a tried and tested swingarm switch and different front end?

Not really,

I thought it should have got best modified class due to the work that has gone into it but at the end of the day there was quite a lot of home engineering to the machine in other places rather than the norm frame/swinging arm so maybe that's where they were coming from.

An award is an award - Well done Griz.



Put that seaside picture into the august Gallery competition!
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by Guest on Tue 01 Sep 2009, 07:38

Well done Griz, we are all very proud of you and you've deffo inspired me to get my finger out and get on with my mods!
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by yammydave on Tue 01 Sep 2009, 08:23

Ditto spot on buddy! Smile
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Tue 01 Sep 2009, 11:35

a_morti wrote:Good effort and glad it's going well for you. The standard of finish is very impressive, if not to everyman's taste.

Two points: You missed a trick by not running the rear brake line through the swingarm. The exhaust is untidy, just trimming the link pipe a bit further would tidy it up. Put the can hanger off the frame mount instead of the link pipe.

Will I be flamed for asking what the best engineering bit is in a standard main frame and engine with a tried and tested swingarm switch and different front end?

Thanks morti!

As for your points: I didnt want to mess around trying to hide everything. I just want to ride the bike, I wasn't trying to build a show bike! It just so happened I was asked to bring it to the show & I did.

I happen to like the exhuast just the way it is & if you look through the thread you'll see that there is no more link pipe to trim, I could have cut the down pipes shorter to bring the exhaust under neither the engine like I wanted to to start with but I think if I cut the system any shorter I would have lost any back pressure there was left, so I went with what I've got & as stated in the thread earlier on I'm gonna get the end can welded with an extra bend to bring it up higher & closer to the bike for extra clearence.

I agree, I though like FB said that it would fall into the best modified class, thats the group I entered in too! But for some reason they thought I won best engineered, I guess it's all down to the judges, maybe they don't know how easy it is to make a gsxr K1 frontend & vfr arm etc etc fit to a blade but come the end of the day they thought it was worthy of the award so who am I to argue Laughing

fastbikefinder wrote:
a_morti wrote:
Will I be flamed for asking what the best engineering bit is in a standard main frame and engine with a tried and tested swingarm switch and different front end?

Not really,

I thought it should have got best modified class due to the work that has gone into it but at the end of the day there was quite a lot of home engineering to the machine in other places rather than the norm frame/swinging arm so maybe that's where they were coming from.

An award is an award - Well done Griz.



Put that seaside picture into the august Gallery competition!

Thanks matey! yep I agree with you mate, a award is a award! Laughing

I'm gonna email the chap who did the shoot to see if I can have some of the pics he took as mine are a bit naff as they were taken on my phone but I'll be sure to post it up on the gallery either way. thumbup

megawatt wrote:Well done Griz, we are all very proud of you and you've deffo inspired me to get my finger out and get on with my mods!

Thanks so much mate, yep it's just a case of giving it a go & seeing how it comes out, almost everything I did on mine was trial & error but thats the way we learn hey! Laughing

yammydave wrote:Ditto spot on buddy! Smile

Cheers Bud! sunny
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by masterblader on Tue 01 Sep 2009, 12:32

Congrats Grizzly, an award is a feather in your cap and in my book another is due for perserverance you stuck with it through all the set backs. Good on you mate.
Sorry about the oil leak but cornflake packaging is not what it used to be!!!. I'm putting hand on heart that is a bog standard motor no fancy trickery was undertaken errr*#.
Hope you reset the fork settings and start from scratch it is clear that the weight distribution has grossly effected the handling
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Tue 01 Sep 2009, 12:58

masterblader wrote:Congrats Grizzly, an award is a feather in your cap and in my book another is due for perserverance you stuck with it through all the set backs. Good on you mate.
Sorry about the oil leak but cornflake packaging is not what it used to be!!!. I'm putting hand on heart that is a bog standard motor no fancy trickery was undertaken errr*#.
Hope you reset the fork settings and start from scratch it is clear that the weight distribution has grossly effected the handling

Cheere Mate, I take that as a great compliment coming from you! thumbup

All I can say is thank god for you & the chuckle brothers for clubing in & comin down to help me out in my time of need, your all stars! sunny

No worries about the oil leak, it was a small problem to overcome & one that was welcome in return for such a awesome job you did!

I don't care what you say about the engine I think you have whispered your magic on my engine as the thing is spitting flames!!!! affraid to say I love it is a under statement! dance1

Yep I put the yokes right back up the forks before the photo shoot & softened off the front & rear a little & she now hadles lovely, on my way back from the shoot I gained a bit more confidence & opened her up a bit more & all I can say is OMFG!!! it's a blast! it almost feels as hard a puller as when I had the flatsides on!

Just gotta work on my chicken strips now! rofl

I need a few days rest now to recover from last week but I'll be riding her regulary & getting my confidence back, I've still not managed to open her up properly yet as I've only been through some twisty back roads & built up areas since the change & getting used to the new setup as that huge back tyre takes some used to.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by Fringe on Wed 02 Sep 2009, 19:42

Way to go Griz woot
Sorry for the late response. I've been away from the PC brickwall
I cant wait to see the article in the Mag. Did they give you any idea when it would feature?
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