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Post by Deathace on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 14:18

I will try and put up a few pictures of the mods made already but in the mean time this is the latest editions (arse backwards i know but hey ho).

Well I decided to have a look and see what else I wanted to do to the blade and whilst I was over in the states I picked up some of the OEM (CBR1000RR) stickers that are used on the winning red bikes in the US and went about cutting it down so that I had the 1000RR piece only.

I decided that I would put them on the tail unit much like previous blades have had. I also got rid of the Honda sticker and my additional Fireblade sticker off the tail unit (see previous postins for pics) so that the 1000RR would be the focal point for the tail.

Overall I am pleased with the result (well for the moment at least).

Tail Left:


Tail Right:


It came out better than I expected and here is the bike from each side

Blade Left:


Blade Right:


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Re: My 08 Blade Mods.

Post by alsieboy on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 14:25

I always was in the frame of mine that if I bought an 08 Blade it would have to be a white one, but that looks so sweet.......if the Scoob didn't srink so much I would be tempted..
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Post by Deathace on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 14:37

Thanks Alsieboy I have to give credit to you, your UT is absolutely gorgeous and likewise if I had some extra capital I would seriously put 3-4k into a very tasty example of the UT.

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Post by radiobloke on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 15:23

like the bike... Smile nice in that colour.

but those indicators have GOT to go in the bin.... No

personally I don't like huggers either...but its your bike..

and the tax disc,....I'd hide that too....usually in my wallet so it can't get nicked eyebrow

gis a go mista!
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Re: My 08 Blade Mods.

Post by Deathace on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 15:52

Radiobloke: comments always welcome good and bad I do hear what your saying about the hugger, I will try and upload some pics without it and it just doesn't look right with the belly pan if its not on there, even the smaller one in black or painted.

The indicators are a temporary measure until I remodel the tail section (like below).



Once that is done I will have integrated indicators in the tail light section and will also mount the plate slightly different to how it is now, the R&G was always a temporary measure to get rid of the hanger they come with stock.

In regards to the tax disc, I have been collared a few times over the years for not displaying it so its easier to leave it where it is (oxford bolted waterproof holder).

If you are ever in the area you are more than welcome to have a play.

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Post by radiobloke on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 17:05

he he ..don't mind me mate....its your ride...and yeah...I'm jealous!...lovely.

I think the hugger lends a nice balance of red to the back end compared to the standard one,..

but its a big maseev...maybe trim it back a bit...? bout half way...but shaped nice n sleek. thatd look cool!

planned mods sound good mate...keep the pics coming!
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Post by Fringe on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 19:46

Nice 1 Deathace,
Nice Modding eyebrow
That tail will look the Dogs when its done woot
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Re: My 08 Blade Mods.

Post by radiobloke on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 20:29

this may be better mate...
http://firebladeriders.forumotion.com/for-sale-f22/fireblade-rr8-hugger-t4254.htm

flog the one you have...won't cost you owt in the end!
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Post by Fringe on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 20:44

radiobloke wrote:this may be better mate...
http://firebladeriders.forumotion.com/for-sale-f22/fireblade-rr8-hugger-t4254.htm

flog the one you have...won't cost you owt in the end!

I'm with Radiobloke on this.
IMO, The one you got fitted reminds me of them 'fenders' they fit to H*rleys tongue rofl
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Re: My 08 Blade Mods.

Post by Deathace on Fri 23 Oct 2009, 16:10

Something about the look from the side just didn't sit well with me and I pin pointed it the other day when looking at the AMA rep 08 blade so having messed around with photoshop I decided it needed to be done.

I took the side panels off that fit between the seat and the subframe and took them to a friend to paint them up as he did such a good job of the belly pan I felt it only fair he repeat the good job on the infills.

Before (black plastic):


After (red paint):


Before (black plastic):


After (red paint):


The colour on the in fills seem a little darker but they will do for now until i take the seat fairing stuff down to him then he can paint them all up the same as the tank/belly pan.

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Post by radiobloke on Fri 23 Oct 2009, 20:21

paint mods look cool mate.

still got the hugger then scratch






















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Post by Deathace on Sat 24 Oct 2009, 10:22

Yeah I still have the hugger, I might swap back to the OEM splashguard when the tail is shaved but I doubt it as I like the current hugger and pics really don't do it the justice it deserves.

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Re: My 08 Blade Mods.

Post by Deathace on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 15:49

Fitted its new exhaust pipe and feck me it sounds gorgeous, video doesn't do it justice but I took one of it anyway.






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD_MIwomk6Y

I can now custom make the fill in panel to clean up the gap from the OEM can and bring it more symmetrical with the left side.

Russ


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Post by wild bill on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 21:21

Simply gorgeous... and red!
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Post by Fringe on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 21:24

love the new Pipe, Deathace.
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Post by Deathace on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 09:03

for some reason the link for the video did not stay there so here it is again for those interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD_MIwomk6Y

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Post by Fringe on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 13:41

Deathace wrote:for some reason the link for the video did not stay there so here it is again for those interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD_MIwomk6Y

Russ

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Post by fastbikefinder on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 14:34

Sounds great Russ!

Glad your pleased.




wild bill wrote:.. and red!

He didn't want the full power model Bill
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Post by Deathace on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 12:52

Have done a preliminary template using the black belly pan I have (saves ruining the red one) to make the in-fill for the exhaust.
















I will start laying the carbon fibre and fibre glass onto this to build it up and bring it flush with the belly pan.

slowly slowly does it though as I do not want to rush or mess it up.

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Post by firebladder09 on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 14:22

Hey, well done you!! look forward to seeing some pics of the finished article.
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Post by Deathace on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 14:41

first lay of carbon, its what I am going to use as the backing form I will trim it and get it sorted once set but it gives me a solid form to work from to build up the layers and get it flat and straight.







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Post by Guest on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 14:51

Where did you get your carbon and fibreglassing stuff from mate?. I'm trying to make a headlight fairing.
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Post by Deathace on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 15:05

Fibre glass resin I use is fastglass in a yellow tin and associated harder from wilko or halfords (more expensive but they do kits).

The carbon fibre I managed to get on ebay, the stuff I am using is 6k plain weave, but it was hard to find some decent aircraft grade stock as the cheap shit dissintegrates when your moving it about, this stuff also comes with a fibreglass backing to help hold it all together but if you are too rough it will still part the weave.

The piece I used above was some off cuts from other pieces I have made and I have about 2 metres of good stuff left for the next layer.

I am using cardboard with sticky back foil tape (heat shield) to use as the template because the resin doesn't stick to the foil tape but it also allows me to bend the card and then the foil keeps it in place.

If you notice on the first lay pictures you can see the bottom is actually bent out (purpose) this is so the panel will curve around the exhaust pipework without touching it and it makes it not so flat all the way along, it will take more shape as time goes by.

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Post by Guest on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 15:27

Nice one Russ, watching your efforts closely. glad you're having a go yerself instead of paying out for overpriced stuff.
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Post by Deathace on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 15:46

cheers megawatt, alas overpriced stuff is not available for the blue flame can so its either make it or pay someone else a fortune to make one for me (last resort), however depending on how it turns out I may just see if blue flame want to invest in making some Smile

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Post by Deathace on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 16:43

thick and fast in the I got a bug on round Smile










few more including a line up against the bike to see if all is going well.

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Post by Guest on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 17:05

What ya gonna do about the bit near the silencer Russ?
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Post by Deathace on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 17:53

possibly round it off m8 so it doesnt look too sharp and angular i might even see what it looks like with a curved shroud going up to cover the link pipe but I havent really decided on final product until I get closer to mounting it I can always add or take some away before its ready to paint.

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Post by Guest on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 18:14

Have you worked with CF before Russ? I watched a video on youtube of a product for covering ABS or fibreglass. It took a lot of smoothing, more resin and sanding with finer grades of wet n dry until it was really dull , but smooth. When he applied the last coat of resin it looked superb!
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Post by Deathace on Wed 25 Nov 2009, 19:21

megawatt I am learning as I go, I have made a few items for practise and project (minimoto fairings, exhaust shield, screen etc) but this is the first thing I have made from scratch for the blade.

I haven't done fibre glassing either I just went straight in with the carbon items Smile I am painting the final product anyway as I do not really want too much carbon on there showing (exhaust tip may yet be painted).

I am picking it up pretty well but the test will be the final product.

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