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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 07 Dec 2008, 08:37

Thats coming on mighty fine cabbie!
I do look forward to visiting this thread on a daily basis.

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Post by Fringe on Sun 07 Dec 2008, 16:01

I gotta admit I'm hooked on this thread too.
Fine job m8.
's gonna look like it grew there.
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Post by cabbie on Sun 07 Dec 2008, 20:42

Next I drilled and fitted a 3mm nut & bolt to each hinge arm to limit the opening, don't want to scratch the nice new cowl now do we, lol.


Here's the pod inner piece


And here's the latch I made


And here's the latch bolted to the modded pod inner piece


IT WORKS, lol a little pressure and it click shut and when the latch is released it pops open an inch, nice


This is the other reason I made a new hinge, I needed it wider to fit the battery between the arms, next job is mounting the battery.
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Post by Jollygiant on Mon 08 Dec 2008, 01:36

Doing a good job there.

Things are a lot easier when you've go the right tools and space to do it.
Wish i had a nice garage full of tools. No
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Post by cabbie on Mon 08 Dec 2008, 18:57

Next up is the front seat fixing, I'm using the rear seat latch thing, I need to mount it about here


Here's what I'll cut out to mount it
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Post by 1992fireblade on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 16:35

Cabbie did you have last night off? Lol. eyebrow
I logged in for my daily installment on the "progress of a genius" & to my disappointment there was nowt! pullhaur2

Hope you are going to make up for it tonight buddy! Lol. digging hyper

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Post by cabbie on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 17:18

Sorry, the fuse popped on the milling machine and I didn't have a spare.
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Post by wild bill on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 18:10

cabbie wrote:Sorry, the fuse popped on the milling machine and I didn't have a spare.

Flippin amateur lol!

Sorry cabbie, couldn't resist 118
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Post by 1992fireblade on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 18:16

cabbie wrote:Sorry, the fuse popped on the milling machine and I didn't have a spare.

Surely a man of your calibre could of made one or improvised???

Tin foil works a treat!.................. Apparently scratch

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Post by Guest on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 18:27

Six inch nail lasts longer?
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Post by cabbie on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 20:12

Finished cutting the mounting


Drilled and countersunk the subframe


Fixed mounting to subframe


Fixed latch thing to mounting


Made latch cable shorter
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Post by alsieboy on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 20:49

Im hooked on this too, amzing sunny
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Post by mr pie on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 21:49

This thread should be a sticky.
well done Cabbie thanks for taking the time to post and document.
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Post by 1992fireblade on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 21:58

I feel so much better now I have had my daily fix! Cheers cabbie

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Post by cabbie on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 22:05

Second update for the missing one last night hyper


Fixed the rear seat mount


With the cowl on


With the seat in it's fixed location, I bolted the subframe to the tank and it looks ok, there is a slight gap so a small triangle piece might be needed or lengthen the seat.


I cut down the latch thing


Just need to mount it under the seat now, Any ideas how?
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Post by cabbie on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 23:30

Made a cable holder from 16mm nylon round bar
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Post by cabbie on Thu 11 Dec 2008, 18:06

Next job is making some support blocks for the seat, the seat would have sat on the gsxr subframe but not on the blade subframe





I needed to make the blocks a wedge shape too, I was sent some free blue stuff so thought it would do for this job



Here's the seat support blocks fitted

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Post by cabbie on Fri 12 Dec 2008, 22:38

Sorry, no update I'm going to the titty bar.
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Post by wild bill on Fri 12 Dec 2008, 23:08

Where man where? drool
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 13 Dec 2008, 09:02

How about some titty bar pictures then dude to keep the troops happy???

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Post by cabbie on Sat 13 Dec 2008, 09:09

1992fireblade wrote:How about some titty bar pictures then dude to keep the troops happy???

Pix are not aloud but you can have a look here

http://www.spearmintrhino.co.uk/clubhome.php?clubID=2
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Post by cabbie on Sun 14 Dec 2008, 00:05

Next job is installing the front seat release cable etc, I made up a cable the right length


I made another cable holder


Next I made a small thumb lever and pivot


All fitted and working
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Post by cabbie on Sun 14 Dec 2008, 23:14

Didn''t get any time to play with the tail unit this weekend

Next the seat needs two support blocks at the front, there is a latch being fitted but this won''t be strong enough to stop side and up/down movements,
Here''s the area need to the bridged


Again I find fabrication parts like this best done with card


Once all the dimensions are known you can transfer them to the material being used, I''ll get this cut tomorrow and fitted
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Post by alsieboy on Sun 14 Dec 2008, 23:22

GOBSMACKED hubba
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Post by Jollygiant on Mon 15 Dec 2008, 00:08

Just wondering how your going to get to the thumb lever for the seat when the seats on.
The seat will be covering the lever won't it. Or is there enough room to get a finger between the seat and plastics to operate it??
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Post by cabbie on Mon 15 Dec 2008, 08:17

Jollygiant wrote:Just wondering how your going to get to the thumb lever for the seat when the seats on.
The seat will be covering the lever won't it. Or is there enough room to get a finger between the seat and plastics to operate it??

First use the key lock on the side of the tail unit to open the pod, when the pod is open I can operate the thumb lever to remove the riders seat.
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Post by cabbie on Wed 17 Dec 2008, 23:21

So next job to do is make some front seat blocks to hold the seat in place.
Here's the gap that needs filling


I made two blocks to fit with the measurements taken from the cardboard pieces cut out in the last post.


Here's how they will look when they are fixed in place, hopping to get that done tomorrow and fit the latch thing
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Post by cabbie on Fri 19 Dec 2008, 22:38

I've drilled the frame and drilled and tapped the blocks


Block mounted


All looks good with the seat in place


Next job is to bridge the 18mm gap and fabricate a bracket to mount the latch thing to the seat
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Post by cabbie on Sat 20 Dec 2008, 00:53

I made a start on the latch thing bracket


Just need two 6mm spacers and work out how to fix the bracket to the seat
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Post by cbr9rrnut on Sat 20 Dec 2008, 12:29

I think everything I've seen so far is the definition of craftsmanship.
Hats off to you cabbie, the end results will be stunning
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