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Post by lambchops on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 20:51

looking great Clive
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Post by clive1286 on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 21:37

Struggling now with what to do with the speedo, as i've got no mounting bracket. So do i have one made to fit on the top yoke? or do i try to mount it on/in the tank?. Any idea's? . Whilst we're on the subject what other clocks could i use, i know lambchops has used cbr 600 which is an option, would 929/954 clocks fit? Does it matter the rrw doesn't have the hiss system or will it be a case of not connecting the hiss light on the clocks? Only thinking of these options as they are alot smaller than the standard rrw ones,
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Post by lambchops on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 22:05

I know of one person thats fitted 929 clocks Clive but I dont think its as easy as the 600 ones I did, there wiring is all diffrent colours so you will need the full wiring diagram from the 929. I also think the 929 clocks are larger and more bulky than the 600.

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Post by clive1286 on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 22:32

Cheers LC, thanks for the link, think thats pretty much put me off the 929 clocks sounds quite a bit more involved than what you did. Still undecided where to mount them though might have to wait until i've got some sort of headlight fitted and see what space i have available.
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Post by lambchops on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 22:38

yeah prob better to wait until you have the light in there so you will know how much room you have. I have a spare 600 clock casing so I can take some measurement of it if you like later when your ready
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Post by clive1286 on Tue 24 Apr 2012, 22:41

Thanks mate, that would be good
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Post by lambchops on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 14:12

sorry to highjack your thread Clive but im just about to order my rear brake line from Venhills. My question for your end you are making yourself did you order the tool to do it?

Ive just spoken to them and they say I will need one?

http://www.venhill.co.uk/Motorcycle_Tools/MISCELLANEOUS_TOOLS/VT62_MANDREL_FOR_MAKING_ENDS_ON_POWERHOSE_LINES.html
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Post by lambchops on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 14:15

Just watched the vid.. Think I can live without one Smile
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Post by clive1286 on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 22:48

Snap!!! Don't think i'll be spending £28 on one of those, can't be rocket science to splay the braiding back.

Mate's been round tonite and started welding the link pipe, got about 50% done, well happy with how its looking, will post some pics tomorrow once i've re-charged the camera.
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Post by lambchops on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 23:11

Oh great Clive cant wait to see the pics, underseat exhaust are very cool Smile
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Post by clive1286 on Fri 04 May 2012, 17:41

Still waiting for my 'y' piece to come back, meantime a couple of pics of exhaust with link pipe welded on, and fitted to bike





Not come up to badly for the original '98 system. Really pleased with the link pipe looks like it's always been there! Smile









Hoping to get the 'y' piece back tomorrow, then i can finally get it all together and fire it up!!! Can't wait to hear what it sounds like through the modded cans Laughing
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Post by lambchops on Fri 04 May 2012, 18:09

very nice Clive realy looks good that link pipe, sometimes they just dont look factory but that looks spot on! Cant wait to see the pipes on there hyper
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Post by clive1286 on Fri 04 May 2012, 18:39

Thanks mate, must admit it does look good, then again i might be a bit biased Laughing
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Post by lambchops on Wed 16 May 2012, 10:28

Clive did you make your rear line yet? tip for you, when cutting the tube wrap it with insulating tape and cut it with an angle grinder. Also cut the sleeving back and add the end securing nut before you make the cut as when you cut the braid it frays and you cant fit the nut easly over it. Just done my master cylinder end and its very important to get a clean cut of the braid this is why the angle grinder may seem overkill but cuts it nice and clean.
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Post by clive1286 on Wed 16 May 2012, 10:59

Not yet mate,thanks for the tip will try that. Not done much for a few days. Got the 'y' piece back, test fitted it and guess what!! It needs more mods the two ends that go into the cans are not long enough now So my mates had it back to sort out. Hoping to get it back again this pm when his shift ends so fingers crossed. Will get some pics up once its all sorted
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Post by lambchops on Wed 16 May 2012, 12:04

ah ok bit annoying that Clive but to be expected with these custom projects. Ive just finished my rear brake and bleed the system another big tick on the to do list complete!! One of my joins was leaking and I had to take it appart and redo it, I did have 4 joins though due to the vfr800 caliper needing a loop back cable also.
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Post by clive1286 on Sat 19 May 2012, 21:36

Right finally getting somewhere, got the 'y' piece back

1st attempt



only to find the two ends were not long enough to fit into the cans

2nd attempt



Success!!!! it fits









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Post by clive1286 on Sat 19 May 2012, 21:50

Couldn't wait to hear what it sounded like, stuck the tank on temp and wheeled it out the garage turned the key pressed the button and NOTHING!! completely dead. Evil or Very Mad Had got neutral/oil lights, horn + indicators ok, checked the side stand that was up, pulled the clutch in still nothing so feeling really p****d off wheeled it back in the garage and spent the next 2 hours going thru all the wiring everything seemed to be okay then eventually found 1 of the wires to the kill switch inside the r/h handlebar switch had come off, so now need to solder that back on and hopefully that should sort it. Guess i might hear it run 1 day!!
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Post by lambchops on Sat 19 May 2012, 23:42

wow that looks amazing clive very impressed with the link pipe. looks stunning well done mate. Dont worry she will fire soon Smile
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Post by clive1286 on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 21:20

Well after what seems like for ever, made some progress at long last! Managed to find a headlight and it arrived today







So i set about trying to mount it, mocked up some brackets very crudely to get the idea of what its going to like





Then placed clocks for effect









Got to make a bracket to hold clocks, going to mount it on the underside of the top yoke i think. Any comments on mounting the clocks welcome, would like a small digital speedo but due to cost thats got to wait a bit longer
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Post by clive1286 on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 21:24

Also, have now got the wire in the kill switch soldered back on and fired her up, sounds amazing thru the moded cans
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Post by shadow on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 21:25

Looks great, exhaust looks like it came as standard. Smile

How crazy loud is it ?
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Post by 1992fireblade on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 21:28

Looking good mate.

Did you start it up today? Just wondered because im in Earl Shilton near Mallory & thought i heard thunder this afternoon? Smile

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Post by clive1286 on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 21:40

1992fireblade wrote:Looking good mate.

Did you start it up today? Just wondered because im in Earl Shilton near Mallory & thought i heard thunder this afternoon? Smile



Yes mate i did!!. not far from you, in Whetstone
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Post by clive1286 on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 21:45

Cheers Shadow, must admit it does sound awesome, need to seal the joints where the 'y' piece joins the link pipe and where the cans join the other end of the 'y' piece as its blowing slightly, but will wait a while just in case they have to come apart again before its finished.
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Post by clive1286 on Thu 02 Aug 2012, 22:16

Found an old top yoke from my 1st RRR that was cracked where the ignition barrel fits and it got me thinking. After a bit more thinking, out came the angle grinder!

The start of the headlight brackets





Goin to see mate who made the top yoke and get him to make a pair the same as these but with longer sides to fit onto the side brackets of the headlight, something abit like this



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Post by lambchops on Fri 03 Aug 2012, 09:05

very nice Clive well done, glad shes fired up at last! Going to be awesome when complete looking very very nice,
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Post by clive1286 on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 22:57

Cheers LC, must admit i was relieved when she fired up!

Dropped off the headlight bracket patterns yesterday , also asked him to make me a bracket for the clocks while he's at it.
so should get them back in a couple of weeks or so, depends how busy he is as to when he can get them done
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 19 Aug 2012, 14:56

Thought i'd make a start on the footrest plates i got made, while i'm waiting for the headlight brackets, so started polishing again!



then eventually got them done and fitted







Makes the riding position more comfortable for me, being slightly lower it takes the pressure of my pelvis/hip which i broke a few years ago
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Post by lambchops on Sun 19 Aug 2012, 17:40

very nice job Clive that will be real nice to ride like that, just dont take the corners too quick! Top job, bet that was hard work in this heat!
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