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Post by Guest on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 09:14

I now have most of the bits for my USD front end for my 98 RRW Blade except for a twin headlight / fairing unit. My bike currently has two 4 1/2" Bates headlamps bolted to teardrop brackets onto RRW 45mm RWU forks, so I cant bolt em to my 50mm 929 USDs. The chrome is falling off the lamps as well. I have standard Blade clocks protected by a speed triple binnacle all bolted to the underside of the top yoke. I wanna go for a completely different look, without breaking the bank. Not that keen on tandem lights, but will go that way if it all looks good. Any serious advice welcome. pix to follow?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by fastbikefinder on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 10:08

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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Guest on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 10:16

Good response FBF, any details?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by fastbikefinder on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 10:23

I just changed the colour and erased the indicators on the front of a CB1000R so it was similar to yours
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by wild bill on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 10:44

I quite like these designs on fighters

www.streetfightersinc.com/Fairings.htm

Unfortunately they ain't cheap No
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by fastbikefinder on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 11:19

wild bill wrote:I quite like these designs on fighters

www.streetfightersinc.com/Fairings.htm

Unfortunately they ain't cheap No

They're not but this is gorgeous!

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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by yammydave on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 11:49

Fantastic but how the hell can they justify those prices for unpainted fibreglass?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by fastbikefinder on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 12:18

I assumed they come with the lights aswell?

$550 usd? that's about 340 + shipping....so they are expensive, but pretty unique (some I've seen before on fighters)

Did note that some don't come with brackets
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Guest on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 13:17

Those are exactly what i want to end up with, but no way can I afford those prices. Think I'll need to learn some fibreglassing skills or probably adapt something. Usually find that they don't take decent 50/55 watt low/high beam lamps either. Have been thinking about buying a standard damaged Blade top fairing and light set up, chopping all but the bit around the lights and bolting it to the forks. Whadya think. FBF any chance you could Photoshop a RRV/RRW top fairing, chop the bits off and join it to my top end? I'll post pix of mine and Scotty80s bikes!
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Post by Guest on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 14:41

Here's a coupla pix;


See that 5" gap behind George's fairing? Reckon I could pull the fairing right up to my Renthal bars and cut off everyhing behind the 10 holes either side of the headlights and the back of the screen and mirrors. Any chance you could photoshop it for me FBF?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by wild bill on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 21:03

You could go for a cheap alternative by getting a mask off eBay then adapting it? These masks come unpainted and require assembly so you could quite easily make a unique light with little effort eyebrow
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Alien-Predator-helmet-mask-limited-model-kit-prop_W0QQitemZ170362932831QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN?hash=item27aa6c0e5f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1683|293%3A1|294%3A50
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by radiobloke on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 21:04

don't buy anything from that site...why buy a german item via an american website...talk about carbon footprint, it''l have been round the world!

Gemo fighters....or streetmachine.

http://www.gemo-fighters.de/

http://www.street-machines.net/index2.htm

google the others on the page
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by radiobloke on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 21:07

better still....search lampenmaske on ebay.de

paypal...delivered in days
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by radiobloke on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 21:10

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/streetfighter-predator-twin-headlight-unit-fly-screen_W0QQitemZ200365598576QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Motorcycle_Parts?hash=item2ea6b86770&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1689%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Guest on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 23:37

Thanks gents, I'm never off eBay at the moment!
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 26 Jul 2009, 17:07

megawatt wrote: FBF any chance you could Photoshop a RRV/RRW top fairing, chop the bits off and join it to my top end? I'll post pix of mine and Scotty80s bikes!

I'd love to Mega but Alsie is the photoshop god around here!

I'll have a go later tonight and see how I get on but I'm not used to applying layers, not enough practice time,

Drop Alsie a mail and you might be lucky!
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Guest on Mon 27 Jul 2009, 06:55

Cheers mate , appreciate your help. Am lookin at fitting just an interesting shaped light unit at the mo , or possibly an R6 top fairing, if I can get it for a good price. Thinking of giving it a more modern/ sci fi look. Here's a few pix of lamp unit held on with sticky tape;




I am gonna modify the bracket to hold clocks, lamp unit and a screen( to protect clocks).Whadya reckon?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by alsieboy on Mon 27 Jul 2009, 18:38

fastbikefinder wrote:
megawatt wrote: FBF any chance you could Photoshop a RRV/RRW top fairing, chop the bits off and join it to my top end? I'll post pix of mine and Scotty80s bikes!

I'd love to Mega but Alsie is the photoshop god around here!

I'll have a go later tonight and see how I get on but I'm not used to applying layers, not enough practice time,

Drop Alsie a mail and you might be lucky!

will have a lookie later, things are crazy here having a HUGE extension built and it's like a building site..!
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by nickyboy on Mon 27 Jul 2009, 18:52

Why dont you see if you could hire cabbies fabircating services to make a suitable bracket for that light unit?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Fringe on Mon 27 Jul 2009, 20:37

That looks smart m8. hyper
Dont bother with the Cutdown Blade Fairing option. I binned a similar idea, it'll break the bank to get it to look right. digging
I've just upgraded the pocket torch bulb to a H4 to try n get some more candle power. sunny
Fingers crossed I should get it wired in soon. eyebrow
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Guest on Mon 27 Jul 2009, 20:50

Cheers mate , was really keen on a R6 fairing , but after having a look , it's too wide! Especially as I'm mounting it on the forks and top yoke. Gonna stich with the Gilera runner unit, 1 50watt low beam and 1 55 watt high beam. Gonna get a pair of high beam projectors either side underneath and then I just need a little fairing to protect my clocks!
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by fastbikefinder on Mon 27 Jul 2009, 22:25

fastbikefinder wrote:
I'll have a go later tonight and see how I get on but I'm not used to applying layers, not enough practice time,


I wasn't having much luck, got a nice chop of the blade fairing but couldn't paste it over your bike well enough.

Looks like you have a plan now tho, looking forward to seeing it!
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Guest on Mon 27 Jul 2009, 23:06

cheers fbf and fringe. Gonna try the gilera runner light unit and add a coupla projectors. Just need some brackets now!
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Guest on Wed 29 Jul 2009, 09:49

I am sticking with the Gilera light unit for now, but I need a deflector to put on top of it to protect my standard RRW clocks. Don't wanna use the Trumpet binnacle th on it. Any ideas?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by fastbikefinder on Wed 29 Jul 2009, 09:56

The CB1000R might look good on it?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by griz on Wed 29 Jul 2009, 15:03

How about buying some fibreglass & trying your hand at making one mate, it's not terrible stuff to use & you could end up with a result you'll be really happy with?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by radiobloke on Wed 29 Jul 2009, 15:24

thats the light unit used in some of the German stuff

ebay.de...lampenmaske
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Guest on Wed 29 Jul 2009, 16:47

Thanks gents , just want summat to difflect any rain thats about away from back of the clocks. Think I'll end up making summat outta fibreglass eventually, but I just need summat to bolt onto the two lugs on top of the unit for the time being? Has anybody got a bit of curvy/angular ABS or fibreglass lying around or I may end up buying a piece of thin perspex . Trying to stick with the sci-fi / predator type look if I can. Haven't seen any cb1000r stuff on eBay yet FBF, but I'm gonna keep lookin.
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by fastbikefinder on Wed 29 Jul 2009, 17:49

Or some old screen off ebay for a tenner you can cut down and paint?
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Re: New top end for my RRW fighter

Post by Fringe on Thu 30 Jul 2009, 22:14

megawatt wrote:Thanks gents , just want summat to difflect any rain thats about away from back of the clocks. Think I'll end up making summat outta fibreglass eventually, but I just need summat to bolt onto the two lugs on top of the unit for the time being? Has anybody got a bit of curvy/angular ABS or fibreglass lying around or I may end up buying a piece of thin perspex . Trying to stick with the sci-fi / predator type look if I can. Haven't seen any cb1000r stuff on eBay yet FBF, but I'm gonna keep lookin.

Have you thort of Polycarbonate sheet?
It's amazing the shapes you can form it into with a hairdryer on Hot! eyebrow
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