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Post by wild bill on Sun 08 Feb 2009, 15:23

I started off with an almost stock 98 RRW other than a Johnson Carbon can and mini carbon indicators. The first thing i did was to tidy up the pitted fork bottoms and pitted calipers, i was doing it on the tightest of budgets so it was done with a tin of Arizona gold and a tin of smoothrite red, i also done the rear caliper. This job was done a few months back and now has all new stainless bolts.
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Next job was to tackle the top yoke and ignition where some little £ucker tried to nick it, what i can't understand is, it had disc locks on both wheels and a huge chain going through the frame and round a concrete post and yet they tried to do the ignition??? Anyway, this is how they left it.
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Sorry about photo quality, i took it with my mobile when it happened.
So bought a s/hand top yoke off eBay along with a s/hand lock set then had the top yoke anodized in gold, while i was on the cockpit i bought some carbon levers, some etched bar ends, new grips and a nice Honda Gas racing sweatband for the master cylinder, this is the cockpit now.
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Just before i go, here's a picture of the cut down can that i done a few weeks ago, looks and sounds great, can't wait to hear it sing once i lay the power down eyebrow
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Just gotta do the wheels, tyres, filters, plugs, tank, rear wavey disc and a few other bits'n'bobs and i'll be done, i'll keep you posted.
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 08 Feb 2009, 15:30

Nice work wild bill, keep the updates coming!

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Post by Guest on Sun 08 Feb 2009, 17:25

Nice work Wild Bill, I like the gold fork legs. My bike is Subaru blue and gold, so I'll be doing the fork ends gold like yours . Also like the stubby, will do mine when I get a spare can. Are you gonna do your wheels?
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Post by griz on Sun 08 Feb 2009, 19:06

Nice job WB, I like the seat colours!

Whats going on with the front? has it got a fairing or is it naked?

Keep the pics comin mate! thumbup
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Post by wild bill on Sun 08 Feb 2009, 20:57

megawatt wrote:Are you gonna do your wheels?
Yeah, i'm doing the wheels Arizona gold too, the same colour as Kenny Roberts (snr) Yamaha YZR500 from back in the glory days.
griz wrote:Nice job WB, I like the seat colours!
Whats going on with the front? has it got a fairing or is it naked?
It's gonna be fully dressed mate, i bought one of those race replica cosmetic sets from Hong Kong for about £350ish, most of it is drilled and all the lines are matched up now so it's about ready to be put on. Here's a shot when i was matching up the lines and drilling the holes and the second shot is the nose fully built ready to go on.
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Almost there but lack of funds has held me up a bit, should be back on track in a week or two. thumbup
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Post by cabbie on Sun 08 Feb 2009, 21:16

Lookin good my old China, love the piant.

I have this rear disc and pads if you're interested?

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Post by wild bill on Sun 08 Feb 2009, 22:42

cabbie wrote:I have this rear disc and pads if you're interested?

Check your PM's mate.
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Post by griz on Mon 09 Feb 2009, 20:20

Hey thats lookin great WB!

I love the No Fear eye's on the headlight!!

I bought one of those kits when I had a rrw the paint finish was great!
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Post by cabbie on Mon 09 Feb 2009, 21:11

Can we have a little more info on these faring kits please?

Where from, how hard to fit, quality etc etc
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Post by 1992fireblade on Mon 09 Feb 2009, 21:31


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Post by yammydave on Mon 09 Feb 2009, 21:48

cabbie wrote:Can we have a little more info on these faring kits please?

Where from, how hard to fit, quality etc etc

There's a guy on "the other Fireblade forum" currently doing a photo build of one Cabbie.
It's going a little slowly at the moment but if you look under the section: Blades and look for respray you should find it.
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Post by wild bill on Mon 09 Feb 2009, 22:33

cabbie wrote:Can we have a little more info on these faring kits please?

Where from, how hard to fit, quality etc etc

Firstly you will hear quite a bit of negative feedback about them simply because there's quite a few different companies that make/sell them.
The negative feedback will be from people that have purchaced fiberglass or PVC fairings that crack or break fairly easily. The ones that you should look for are the the ABS plastics that is much stronger and more pliable.
They come from Hong Kong, they are a little fiddly to fit as you need to drill the holes (nothing for someone with your skills).
Like what Griz said...
When i first opened the box i was blown away by the quality of the paint, the pictures in the link 1992fireblade posted are a true likeness to what your get.
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Post by wild bill on Thu 19 Mar 2009, 23:03

Ok... I managed to get a little bit more done tonight, i've just got the nosecone fitted after plenty of buggering about however it is certainly one step closer to looking like the beauty i had in mind. The tank was dropped off to the sprayers last w\end and should be ready in about a week so i'm looking forward to that, then it's just wheels sprayed new tires filters and plugs... God i can't wait to see it finished. eyebrow

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Post by griz on Thu 19 Mar 2009, 23:12

Lookin great mate!

I bet your ichin to ride it again! I know how you feel mate Wink
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Post by fastbikefinder on Fri 20 Mar 2009, 01:12

I love that colour too,

I nearly bought a 929 with that design, it was lurvley, but it was crash damaged with no 2nd gear and left at the bol dor.
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Post by yammydave on Sat 21 Mar 2009, 06:53

What are the sprayers actually doing with the tank for you Bill?
And what colour are you going to spray the wheels?
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Post by cabbie on Sat 21 Mar 2009, 08:50

Coming together mate, who is doing the tank?
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Post by wild bill on Sat 21 Mar 2009, 16:19

I've decided to get a mate in the spraying game to just blast it over in white, fit new red Honda logo stickers in red and give it a lacquer, i've also spoken to the guy down the vinyl shop who reckons it'll be no problem to make the stripes on the tank exactly the same as the origional bike (i took this picture to him).

yammydave wrote:What are the sprayers actually doing with the tank for you Bill?
And what colour are you going to spray the wheels?
I'm doing the wheels Arizona gold, the same colour as i've done my forklegs eyebrow
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Post by alsieboy on Sat 21 Mar 2009, 17:54

nice one bill, gonna look really sharp
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Post by Fringe on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 20:48

Lookin good clap clap clap clap
Is the horn gonna be General Lee too tongue
Yessireee.
Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaaa woot
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Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 21:39

Fringe wrote:Lookin good clap clap clap clap
Is the horn gonna be General Lee too tongue
Yessireee.
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Post by wild bill on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 22:15

Fringe wrote:Lookin good clap clap clap clap
Is the horn gonna be General Lee too tongue
MMmmm not a bad idea! I wonder if i could fit a set of air horns under the fairing somewhere Laughing
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Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 22 Mar 2009, 22:32

wild bill wrote:
Fringe wrote:Lookin good clap clap clap clap
Is the horn gonna be General Lee too tongue
MMmmm not a bad idea! I wonder if i could fit a set of air horns under the fairing somewhere Laughing

2005 Ford transit horns Bill,

You need to fit a relay with it but the horns are £20 from Ford and f@='ng loud.

Even louder than these ....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVKM8jSwBU0
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Post by wild bill on Mon 23 Mar 2009, 00:54

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Post by fastbikefinder on Fri 24 Apr 2009, 02:00

wild bill wrote:Might get a ferry horn!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlFy2Y5vXVQ

This threads gone a bit quiet, what's happening? Any pictures of the finished bike?
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Post by wild bill on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 00:39

It would have been finished but i ended up buying another bike then i can keep the XR600 and the Blade mint so alas the Blade has gone onto hold, not for much longer tho.
Here it is with the tank done ready for the vinyl, then it's just filters plugs fresh oil wheels sprayed and some nice sticky tyres.



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Post by fastbikefinder on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 00:49

wild bill wrote:It would have been finished but i ended up buying another bike then i can keep the XR600 and the Blade mint so alas the Blade has gone onto hold, not for much longer tho.

What did you get?
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Post by wild bill on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 01:14

I couldn't help myself, it's a mint 100% standard 24yr old GPZ600R 23000 miles and every mot since registered in 1985...

... £500! Just put a pic in my signature.
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Post by cabbie on Sat 25 Apr 2009, 01:19

Dude, get the blade finished or I'll come round and do it for you! tongue

You going on the Mayday run?
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