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Post by cabbie on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 07:56

Hi guys, doing a gsxr 600 K5 seat unit conversion.

Here's my 94 RRR blade





After 1 hour



Here's the new gsxr 600 tail unit



Started the subframe work, I cut the two sections apart and shortened the top so the tail will fit





Got a sheet of 3mm alloy and some 22mm square bar



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Post by alsieboy on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 09:07

Interesting conversion, how about a pic of it offered up to get a better idea of how it will look. sunny
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Post by shadow on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 09:26

How many of the first blades are being chopped up?
Will make the stock ones worth so much more.

Just what i think.
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Post by alsieboy on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 09:44

shadow wrote:How many of the first blades are being chopped up?
Will make the stock ones worth so much more.

Just what i think.

Mine been returned to standard and will remain that way...but each to their own.. sunny
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Post by shadow on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 10:28

alsieboy wrote:
Mine been returned to standard and will remain that way...but each to their own.. sunny

Yours is a good one mate, in years to come it will start going up in value.
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Post by chilli on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 14:37

all said and done, i have to admit that i like the idea of a slimmer rear on the fat Blade. but..oh yeah, me and me but's again Laughing I do like to see a Blade in its standard clothes, nothing to do with value or future value its only because these bikes are modern Classics and we need to presreve some examples..Nice job tho mate, im crurious to see the finished mod Very Happy

who's contradicting themselfs? rofl

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Post by skidd1 on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 15:38

I think that will look nice and it does tidy the rear of the early blades which looks wise im not that keen on.
Would i do it to completely standard one?.Probably not now but its personal choice and ive done it in the past.
They are a future classic but i dont think they fetch "classic" prices yet .Maybe in 10-15 years.
Cabbie.. i had one the same model and colours as yours with the only mod bieng those"flush"indicators like yours on the front .Mine were in white though
Ive contradicted myself as well! rofl
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Post by alsieboy on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 15:41

shadow wrote:
alsieboy wrote:
Mine been returned to standard and will remain that way...but each to their own.. sunny

Yours is a good one mate, in years to come it will start going up in value.

Know what you mean, I think prices have finally bottomed out, and will start to rise very soon..

It's funny a few years ago my mate traded in his RD250LC against a R6..they gave him 1500 PX, he had had the bike from new in '82 and back then it only cost him 825..!!!!

It is annoying that CBR400 are worth more these days, but prices with get better soon.. sunny
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Post by 1992fireblade on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 16:24

shadow wrote:How many of the first blades are being chopped up?
Will make the stock ones worth so much more.

Just what i think.

Mine has been under the knife, well grinder actually. Lol.

Nice Blade there cabbie. Should of gone down the early R6 route like mine mate. Really is easy to do. R6 seat subframe goes into the Fireblade frame with a small bit of tweaking. The only welding required is the plate that the fuel tank bolts to needs cutting off standard subframe & welding onto the R6 subframe.


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Post by cabbie on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 18:38

Nice to see some interest in this thread.

First off a subframe on eBay only costs a few quid and the bike can be put back to standard in a couple of hours.

Second, I'm doing this mod as I hated the BIG seat unit so I went for the smallest replacement I could, the gsxr 600 K5 does need more fabrication work over the gsxr 1000 to fit the blade subframe but it's work I'm looking forward to doing (I like fabricating as much as riding)

I'll keep updating as the project progresses
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Post by alsieboy on Tue 18 Nov 2008, 22:48

cabbie wrote:Nice to see some interest in this thread.

First off a subframe on eBay only costs a few quid and the bike can be put back to standard in a couple of hours.

Second, I'm doing this mod as I hated the BIG seat unit so I went for the smallest replacement I could, the gsxr 600 K5 does need more fabrication work over the gsxr 1000 to fit the blade subframe but it's work I'm looking forward to doing (I like fabricating as much as riding)

I'll keep updating as the project progresses

cool keep us updated, and welcome to the club by the way.. sunny
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Post by Blade_Hog on Wed 19 Nov 2008, 20:57

I seem to remember some one else trying the same sort of thing.
Think he sold it and never finished it or did you Jolly ?

http://firebladeriders.forumotion.com/projects-streetfighters-modifications-f15/gsxr-k1-k2-seat-on-rrw-t446.htm
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Post by wild bill on Wed 19 Nov 2008, 22:44

I'm with alsieboy each to their own, i think the fat seat units are a sign of the times and look good on the right bikes but i'm also a big fan of modification.

Looks the nuts cabbie, keep us posted
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Post by mr pie on Wed 19 Nov 2008, 23:34

I do like that sharp look! I think that original boxed rear is now dated its a bit like the GSXR Srad looks dated but has a place in time.

It will be good to see the finished product. well done.
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Post by cabbie on Thu 20 Nov 2008, 00:16

Just waiting on the gsxr 600 K5 seat to continue the project, should be here today! hyper
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Post by radiobloke on Thu 20 Nov 2008, 20:33

fairings off next !-)
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Post by cabbie on Fri 21 Nov 2008, 21:39

The gsxr 600 K5 seat arrived and looks 100% better than the blade seat, I had to cut both front mounting lugs off though so work will be needed making new fixing points etc (no big deal)



There will be a little more subframe showing but I can live with that.



Now I know the tail unit's final position I can start making the mounting points



I'm going to pop rivet all the new fixings to the frame and when I'm happy with it I'll get it all welded up.

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Post by Jollygiant on Sat 22 Nov 2008, 09:25

Blade_Hog wrote:I seem to remember some one else trying the same sort of thing.
Think he sold it and never finished it or did you Jolly ?

[url=http://firebladeriders.forumotion.com/projects-streetfighters-modifications-f15/gsxr-k1-k2-seat-on-rrw-t446.htm
http://firebladeriders.forumotion.com/projects-streetfighters-modifications-f15/gsxr-k1-k2-seat-on-rrw-t446.htm[/quote[/url]]


Yeah i finished it, just no one off here ever saw it before i sold it.
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Post by cabbie on Mon 24 Nov 2008, 19:41

Two guys PM'd asking for a detailed build thread:

I fitted the front cowl brackets with 5mm rivets (I'll get them welded later)



I used proper body mounting fixings.



I'm going to use the blade hinge from the old seat (don't like the hump being taken off, it gets scratched etc) Should be a simple case of two small plates.



Next update soon.
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Post by cabbie on Mon 24 Nov 2008, 20:24

I've clamped the hinge braket on to the mounting bar and taped some rubber washers to the cowl


The hump can now be placed in position


The holes in the hinge and hump unit are dead in line but two 10mm spacers will be needed.
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Post by 1992fireblade on Mon 24 Nov 2008, 21:01

Looking good cabbie!
I just cant be arsed to go out to my freezing cold garage & finish mine off!

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Post by cabbie on Mon 24 Nov 2008, 21:07

1992fireblade wrote:
I just cant be arsed to go out to my freezing cold garage & finish mine off!

I'm upstairs in the warm, tongue
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Post by alsieboy on Mon 24 Nov 2008, 23:04

Nice bit of fabrication, nice to see someone thinking outside the box, I am in awe of anyone prepaired to make something fit that shouldn't..if you know what I mean..

keep up the good work and keep us posted sunny
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Post by Guest on Tue 25 Nov 2008, 05:06

brilliant thread cabbie! keep up the good work, you've given me inspiration to get on with mine, cheers.
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Post by mr pie on Tue 25 Nov 2008, 18:28

I love mods that are well done, excellent work.....more pics
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Post by wild bill on Tue 25 Nov 2008, 22:21

Lovely job Cabbie, nice detailed pics too!

Cheers, keep em coming.
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Post by cabbie on Wed 26 Nov 2008, 22:39

Made a start on the hump bracket
12x12mm bar


One hour later fitted to hump


I didn't have any cap head screws so used countersunk just to check fit


For the first fitting it's very close, bit high but I'll get the rear cowl brace made for the back so the cowl is solid to the subframe and make the necessary adjustments to the hump
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Post by alsieboy on Wed 26 Nov 2008, 23:02

I'm not sure it is high, it could be just the picture being deceptive, but it sems to line up very well with the tail section! respect
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Post by cabbie on Wed 26 Nov 2008, 23:07

It's perfectly in line with the cowl but it's 5mm to high (the gap is too big)
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Post by alsieboy on Wed 26 Nov 2008, 23:40

cabbie wrote:It's perfectly in line with the cowl but it's 5mm to high (the gap is too big)

been as it's in line with the seat unit, if it was me then I would try and add to the cowl to close the gap, add some fibreglass and trim it back to make the cowl bigger.....if you know what I mean..sort of like this..

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