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Post by 1992fireblade on Wed 14 Jan 2009, 22:10

cabbie wrote:Got the subframe back from the welder to day, needs a good clean and wire brush but he did all this welding for 40, bargain!

Thats a good price cabbie. Im looking forward to the forthcoming updates as the rear end goes on & the front end gets changed etc.

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Post by cabbie on Wed 14 Jan 2009, 22:14

1992fireblade wrote:
cabbie wrote:Got the subframe back from the welder to day, needs a good clean and wire brush but he did all this welding for 40, bargain!

Im looking forward to the forthcoming updates as the rear end goes on & the front end gets changed etc.

Me too, I can't wait to fit the modded Zorst with the upward pointing can hyper
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Post by Jollygiant on Wed 14 Jan 2009, 22:16

Good price on the welding
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Post by cabbie on Sat 17 Jan 2009, 16:20

Stated fitting the new Zorst, here's the stainless pipe and can


I don't like how it looks laying almost flat and adding a can support will be a problem so I've cut the pipe just before the bend


Now I just need to turn the cut off part till I have the angle I want


Now it looks better and the can support will be no problem once the subframe lower sections are fitted, I've made the lower sections but they need welding so I'll be off to see Alex Monday to get them and the pipe done.
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Post by cabbie on Sat 17 Jan 2009, 21:28

Here's the lower subframe struts, I made a little jig so they get welded exatly the same angle.


I also made a stainless steel rear spindle nut as the original has gone a bit rusty

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Post by Blade_Hog on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 13:36

Looking a lot better

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Post by cabbie on Mon 19 Jan 2009, 17:20

A dude photoshoped the 09 paint on my blade, any good?

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Post by 1992fireblade on Mon 19 Jan 2009, 17:30

I am liking it a lot cabbie.
That looks sweet!!!

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Post by cabbie on Mon 19 Jan 2009, 19:28

Just picked up the lower subframe struts, he didn't get the pipe welded so I gave him a kick in the goolies, I'll get the pipe tomorrow and fit it all on to see how it looks.

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Post by Blade_Hog on Mon 19 Jan 2009, 20:56

cabbie wrote:A dude photoshoped the 09 paint on my blade, any good?



Love it
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Post by mr pie on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 13:19

I do like it, not sure about the nose cone.... Try it in the same blue on the seat cowl.

It look the part tho.
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Post by masterblader on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 14:03

Looking great, a bit more aggression on the cowl perhaps.
The colour scheme has always been with all my blades.
A deep gold on the standard wheels drew a lot of attention which was soon followed up by HRC 07 model.
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Post by cabbie on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 21:35

Got loads done tonight.

Fitted the lower subframe struts


Subframe in place and rock solid, nice.


Alpha welding did a superb job on the re-angled pipe


Here's a few pix with the seat cowl fitted, looking forward to the Ohlins shock going in and the swing arm being sand blasted etc. the riding position felt perfect too.








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Post by 1992fireblade on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 21:40

That is looking absolutely superb cabbie!

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Post by Fringe on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 21:44

Looks AWESOME Dood. hubba
That paint scheme looks hot too.
I'm still havin fun with my Ignition switch but I wont let it beat me!
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Who's can is that? I lurv the slash cut end. drool
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Post by cabbie on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 21:53

www.aa16.co.uk for the stubby GP can, the guys name is Paul and he will make a can of any material and any length you ask for.
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Post by griz on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 22:09

Its looking great matey! dance
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Post by wild bill on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 22:26

Yeah man, it's looking real good mate.
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Post by mr pie on Wed 21 Jan 2009, 00:10

Looking fookin biz Cabbie, I love the back end.... I want one!!

well done, all your hard work and effort will be worth it.


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Post by Fringe on Wed 21 Jan 2009, 12:34

Thanks for the can info Cabby. Not sure wot I want for mine so I'll check it out.
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Post by cabbie on Fri 23 Jan 2009, 23:43

Here's the rad I removed two days ago, not nice


I was going to just by a new rad and fan till I found out the cost so restoration time.
20 worth of high temp and hammerite paint and some new screws etc later


Tomorrow I'm taking the "mint" condition wheel to motoliners for straightening, the 929 front end arrived but those thieving customs fuckers are demanding another 101 legalised robbery I call it
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 24 Jan 2009, 09:07

Radiator & fan are looking good dude.
As for the 929 front end...... robbing bastards!!!

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Post by griz on Sat 24 Jan 2009, 11:50

Nice work on the rad matey!

As for customs think yourself lucky, I've bought a quite a lot of parts from the states. Customs usually charge me 70 odd for a pair of forks. You can never tell with customs sometimes they won't charge you at all & other times they put a massive duty on it, it does pee my off though.

Thats a shame about the wheel mate, how bad is it? are the rest of the parts ok?
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Post by cabbie on Sat 24 Jan 2009, 12:30

Well it just gets worse, the 929 front end is crap! wheel buckled and scratched, forks look like shit, another 500 down the drain.
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Post by griz on Sat 24 Jan 2009, 20:30

cabbie wrote:Well it just gets worse, the 929 front end is crap! wheel buckled and scratched, forks look like shit, another 500 down the drain.

I'm gutted for you mate No

Time for a beer me thinks! drinking
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Post by cabbie on Sun 25 Jan 2009, 19:39

Made a start on the Zorst hanger


Jigged up and ready for welding tomorrow
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Post by griz on Sun 25 Jan 2009, 21:36

Lookin good mate!

That'll look lovely when its welded up Wink
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 25 Jan 2009, 21:44

Now we all know where to go for our custom made exhaust hangers! drool

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Post by cabbie on Sun 25 Jan 2009, 21:47

1992fireblade wrote:Now we all know where to go for our custom made exhaust hangers! drool

You supply the material and dimensions and I'll make you one.
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 25 Jan 2009, 21:55

I`ll hold you to that cabbie when I get round to finishing my bike off. drinking

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