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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by griz on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 17:31

Wee Al B wrote:Much as I like to try and do jobs myself I'm always prepared to bow to superior knowledge or skill thumbup

Hey me too!! Just ask Masterblader! rofl
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Post by Wee Al B on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 19:38

Carbs stripped out tonight ready to go for a check up tomorrow Smile

Tried the pilot screws and they were all nice and free, hopefully a good clean and set up will do the trick. Engine sounded fine when it was running on the choke so fingers crossed.

Back off to browse Ebay now for a set of USD forks Laughing Don't need to be Fireblade ones as planning on getting a set of billet yokes made. I do like to plan ahead hyper
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by griz on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 20:54

Um billet yokes!! drool what frontend do you like the look of?
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 21:44

Do like the look of the black Mille forks but will need to do more research.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by griz on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 21:54

Don't forget you can always push the stem out of the blade yokes & push it into the replacement yokes, there's not always the need to go with billet yokes if your building on a budget thumbup
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by fastbikefinder on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 00:38

griz wrote:..... what frontend do you like the look of?

rofl rofl
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 07:18

fastbikefinder wrote:
griz wrote:..... what frontend do you like the look of?

rofl rofl

Can't believe I missed an opportunity like that Laughing

It'll be a slow build so don't mind waiting for billet yokes. Got a few machine shop contacts so hopefully get a nice one off set made up Smile
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by SBeachill on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 08:58

I have a nice set of White power forks on e bay at the moment that are set up for a blade (plus a few other bits): http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250619861235&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT I also have a set of aprilia mille ones not put these on as yet, stem has been modded to suit GSX models.

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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 11:03

What wheel and calipers did you run with on the WP ones Steve?

Leaning towards Mille at the mo though will just be after the forks not the yokes or stem.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by SBeachill on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 11:07

Wee Al B wrote:What wheel and calipers did you run with on the WP ones Steve?

Leaning towards Mille at the mo though will just be after the forks not the yokes or stem.

Hi Mate

There is a one off 20mm spindle that I got with the forks made to take fireblade wheel (as can be seen in my pics on the Evo project thread) calipers hadn't been done for it when I got it so would assume the previous owner was going to have carrier plates made to suit what ever calipers he was going to use??

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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 11:35

Think I'll stick to going for a set of forks that I can just bolt wheel, calipers etc right on to Steve.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by SBeachill on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 11:40

Wee Al B wrote:Think I'll stick to going for a set of forks that I can just bolt wheel, calipers etc right on to Steve.

No worries mate, your probable best bet then would be RRY forks, rrw/x calipers go on I think (if memory serves me correct from when I did mine a while back) and yokes etc fit stright in too.

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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 14:34

Confusing myself now lol. Changing to USD with billet yokes. So whatever forks I decide on I want a wheel etc to match. Full Mille front end minus yokes would do. Think I'm still confused though
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Guest on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 15:20

Yep, RRY front end will take RRW calipers, no mods. It's a 25mm spindle and 3 spoke 929/954 wheel.
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 15:35

Plenty food for thought
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Thu 29 Apr 2010, 20:15

Made an offer on a set of Mille forks not really expecting to win them but I did cheers

So that's one decision made Laughing

Now on the look out for a wheel, spindle, calipers etc etc etc clap
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by griz on Thu 29 Apr 2010, 21:56

Cool banana mate! nanadance
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by JT on Thu 29 Apr 2010, 22:25

Made an offer on a set of Mille forks not really expecting to win them but I did

Well done Al thumbup
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by alsieboy on Thu 29 Apr 2010, 22:48

nice one sunny
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Fri 30 Apr 2010, 06:51

Think the neighours will be sick of taking in parcels for me lol
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Wed 05 May 2010, 00:33

Quiet week so far on the project.

Made the spacer for the sssa conversion, just need a swingarm now Laughing
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Fri 07 May 2010, 00:40

Got my carbs back yesterday morning, not surprised it wouldn't run right as all the jets were blocked either partially or totally. Also told that the float pivot valves were seized but that didn't mean much to me Laughing

Refitted them last night and she fired up 1st time. Idles and revs spot on and the engine sounds sweet as a nut, result woot

My missus commented that it was very quiet, obviously too used to the Akro on my CB. Told her not too worry as I was sure it wouldn't be quiet once I was finished with it eyebrow
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Fringe on Fri 07 May 2010, 10:00

Wee Al B wrote:Got my carbs back yesterday morning, not surprised it wouldn't run right as all the jets were blocked either partially or totally. Also told that the float pivot valves were seized but that didn't mean much to me Laughing

Refitted them last night and she fired up 1st time. Idles and revs spot on and the engine sounds sweet as a nut, result woot

My missus commented that it was very quiet, obviously too used to the Akro on my CB. Told her not too worry as I was sure it wouldn't be quiet once I was finished with it eyebrow

Laughing evil
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Mon 17 May 2010, 21:55

Tried out the Abba bike stand kit to lift the blade from the heelplate bolts at the weekend




Worked a treat



Which allowed me to do this Smile




Quite like the look of a stubby can dance
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Fringe on Mon 17 May 2010, 22:30

Oh, Yeah! evil
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Kaiser on Tue 18 May 2010, 09:05

Stubbt can looks good mate thumbup
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Fri 28 May 2010, 07:42

Been doing more thinking about my project than working on it recently and looking through the project posts on here, some great ideas and fabrications thumbup

Front end is decided on, just need to pull together the bits. SSSA is on, though after seeing Exile's 200 section rear I'm undecided about what wheel to go with pullhaur2

Completely stalled on the rear plastics and subframe though. Want to have the option of a pillion so don't want to go the race seat unit road. Been looking at 2006 Blade rears and trying to figure out what be involved to graft the whole back end on to my RRW which would also give the option of an underseat exhaust.Or R1 tail, I just don't know lol pullhaur2

Any ideas or thoughts will be much appreciated. Just need to make a decision on what to do as all this thinking is making my head hurt Laughing
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Exile on Sat 29 May 2010, 14:56

Thw 180 tyre always looks a wee bit skinny on the VFR arm
The car wheel conversion is a piece of piss to do
Ive got the details of parts/dimensions needed if you do decide to go ahead
The car wheel your after is 17" x 7" with stud pattern (PCD) 4x100
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Sat 29 May 2010, 15:50

Cheers for that ;-)
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Re: Project Very Slow

Post by Wee Al B on Tue 01 Jun 2010, 10:23

Ebay strikes again, just bought a Wolfrace alloy so I'll be going for a big fat tyre then cheers

Last minute thing as asked the selled what the PCD was and he said 4 x 105 but decided with about 1 minute to go to phone a dealer and ask them "4 x 100" was the prompt reply so quick bid and a ex display wheel was mine for £25 Smile It's white so will need powder coated but still good deal I think.

Anybody want to buy a VFR rear wheel and tyre? Laughing

Exile could you let me know the dimensions for the spacer thumbup
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