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Post by cabbie on Sun 21 Dec 2008, 00:47

Next I made the small spacer from the same material and bolted the two sections together


I machined both parts to improve it's appearance


Next I cut access holes in the side of the seat where the rubbers used to be


And fitted the unit in place


The seat fits good and the latch thing works well
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 21 Dec 2008, 10:08

Sheer brilliance!

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Post by cabbie on Sun 21 Dec 2008, 15:51

It's electrics mounting time.

Old CDI bracket


New CDI bracket


New rectifier bracket


All mounted


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Post by alsieboy on Sun 21 Dec 2008, 15:57

Keep it up Cabbie, great stuff sunny
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 21 Dec 2008, 17:21

I dont think I will post up the progress pictures I took of the R6 rear end on mine.....

Cabbie makes my conversion look like something out of Steptoes yard! Lol


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Post by alsieboy on Sun 21 Dec 2008, 17:25

1992fireblade wrote:I dont think I will post up the progress pictures I took of R6 rear end on mine.....

Cabbie makes my conversion look like something out of Steptoes yard! Lol

Everyone workd differently, this conversion is awesome but would be completely above my capabilities, on the other hand an easier conversion would be as much help to most of us....
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 21 Dec 2008, 18:51

Although as much as cabbies work gets me checking this thread every night without fail as the man is quite obviously a fabrication genius.
Fitting the early R6 rear end using the R6 rear subframe etc was a complete walk in the park to be honest.
Nothing to make, very little modifying & a couple of small welds. Perfect for a "spanner monkey" like me! Lol.

All I need to do to mine now is get the Fireblade tank bracket welded to the R6 subframe then re-route & find homes for all the electrics under the seat.

Started mine quite sometime ago admittedly but have built conservatory, put up new fences, gates, fitted kitchen, bathroom & decorated the house throughout in the meantime.
I will make a definate effort to get out in the garage in the new year.

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Post by griz on Mon 22 Dec 2008, 23:46

Yet again cabbie, great workmanship!!! Very cool!
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Post by cabbie on Sun 28 Dec 2008, 16:53

Next job is mounting the battery in the pod area as I don't want it hanging down in sight under the riders seat.

I made the plate and support bar


I heated and folded the plate to hold the starter relay and fitted the new parts to the subframe, I'll get the support bar alloy welded to the frame later when all the rest gets done.
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Post by yammydave on Sun 28 Dec 2008, 21:50

Love the relay holder, but you've not shown how the battery is being retained!
Your not going to let the side down with this are you. Surely not cable ties threaded through those holes? Laughing
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Post by cabbie on Sun 28 Dec 2008, 21:53

yammydave wrote:Love the relay holder, but you've not shown how the battery is being retained!
Your not going to let the side down with this are you. Surely not cable ties threaded through those holes? Laughing

Keep watching my friend rofl
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 28 Dec 2008, 22:15

Does the battery stand upright or laying down?
Mine lays down as I have used the R6 undertray.

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Post by cabbie on Sun 28 Dec 2008, 22:25

1992fireblade wrote:Does the battery stand upright or laying down?
Mine lays down as I have used the R6 undertray.

Battery upright, now where is my box of cable ties!
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Post by cabbie on Mon 29 Dec 2008, 22:06

Didn't get much time to play tonight so only got the battery side supports made



Fitted
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Post by griz on Tue 30 Dec 2008, 22:33

Top work mate, I love your workmanship! thumbup
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Post by cabbie on Thu 01 Jan 2009, 15:23

Thanks Griz

Next is fitting the battery strap, It looks a little naff with rusty metal each end so I'll grind them off and make new strap holders


Here's the front strap holder


And fitted
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Post by wild bill on Thu 01 Jan 2009, 18:49

Top work yet again cabbie, i will say one thing tho...
Just make sure you don't flip your bike once it's finished!
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Post by cabbie on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 15:59

Ok Bill, I'll be careful clap

I finished making the front strap holder, I also fitted the relay mount to it as I didn't heat the plate enough when I folded it and the fold was a little weak.


I put some rubber strips on the plate and made a new strap clip


Here's the battery in place


Well thats the tail section done, oh shyte, that means I've got to go out in to the cold to fit it to the bike!!
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Post by 1992fireblade on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 17:57

Well thats the tail section done, oh shyte, that means I've got to go out in to the cold to fit it to the bike!!

Surely a man of your capabilities could find a way around that???

Keep the pictures coming cabbie, Im loving this thread! clap clap clap

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Post by cabbie on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 19:06

You'll be pleased to know I've decided to tart up the whole bike then mate, so this thread will be going for a while yet hyper , I'm just closing a deal on a complete 929 front end (thanks for the help griz) and have some other idea's to try too.

I've got these


This stubby GP style can


New zorst, undertray and blue coolant hose kit


Other upgrades will be rear Ohlins shock, the 929 forks fitted with Ohlins inners and reconditioned, new paint and what ever else I can think of.
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Post by 1992fireblade on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 19:14

Is it gonna be faired or naked cabbie???

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Post by cabbie on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 19:25

Clothes on bro.
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Post by 1992fireblade on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 19:32

Surely not standard plastics up front dude?

I fancied having a different top fairing & lights either Honda, aftermarket or other. Looked at loads of pictures put couldnt see anything that I thought would fit without too much hassle.

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Post by cabbie on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 20:09

Everything can fit, It just depends on how much effort you are prepared to put in.
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Post by Blade_Hog on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 20:16

cabbie wrote:Everything can fit, It just depends on how much effort you are prepared to put in.


It not going to be remote controlled is it, it's just that car on the drill and how good of a job you done so far.
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Post by 1992fireblade on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 20:41

cabbie wrote:Everything can fit, It just depends on how much effort you are prepared to put in.

Not a lot. Im hoping to ride the bloody thing this year! Lol
Plus I dont have the tools or the knowledge that you do mate.

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Post by cabbie on Fri 02 Jan 2009, 23:33

I just closed the deal on the complete 929 front end for 425 inc. shipping, not bad, I just hope those customs wankers don't rip me off!!
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Post by wild bill on Sat 03 Jan 2009, 00:52

Alas mine's on hold for a few weeks, buying prezzies for four kids and the mrs has wiped me out, give it a month and i'll be back on track. I'm aiming to have it finished by mid-late April so i can show the old beauty off at the Mayday run 4th May, i trust your be up for it Cabbie?
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Post by cabbie on Sat 03 Jan 2009, 00:57

wild bill wrote: i trust your be up for it Cabbie?

Just try and stop me hyper

Mate, sell the wife and kids and by more blade parts happyahh
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Post by yammydave on Sat 03 Jan 2009, 11:37

1992fireblade wrote:Surely not standard plastics up front dude?

I fancied having a different top fairing & lights either Honda, aftermarket or other. Looked at loads of pictures put couldnt see anything that I thought would fit without too much hassle.

Come on buddy, you know I'm watching and waiting for a very good, standard early nose cone and middle left panel before starting on my RRP resto!
I've got the back end, may as well get the front off you too.rofl
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