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Post by Guest on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 21:44

Why not make a complete new can?
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 05 Feb 2012, 22:00

Not that clever! Think it will look better keeping the standard cans as they fit the bodywork ok, on the plus side they are all 'E' marked etc so should keep mr mot man happy

Just need to cut the pipe next. goin 2 cut at 45 degrees in the middle then that will do for both cans just have to cut the 90 degree ends to the correct length, then as i understand it, wrap the wadding around the pipe, put it into can, then pack with wire wool and rivet the cap back on, simples ( i hope)
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Post by clive1286 on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 11:28

Had no work yesterday, so went in garage and cracked on with the cans,

wrapped the old wadding round the new pipe



put it into can, packed wire wool all round it then riveted the end cap back on, looks awesome compared to the original



then did the second one



well chuffed with the end result especially as the whole lot came in around £30.

got a 1mtr length of perforated pipe £18 delivered from these people

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Custom-Exhaust-Parts?_trksid=p4340.l2563

re-used the original wadding bought 2 packs of wire wool & 12 rivets, the pre-cut kits on e-bay come in £60-£80 (inc shipping from usa) happy days
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Post by lambchops on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 12:05

looks great clive well done mate
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Post by griz on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 13:12

Nice work Clive, looking forward to seeing this one finished!
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Post by clive1286 on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 10:54

Thinking about the rear shock and where to mount the res, then spotted one for a 954 going cheap, anyone know if it will fit? or is it much hassle to make it fit?
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Post by Guest on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 11:54

It's a lot shorter than an RRW mate. The only ones that will fit are RRV and RRW , 305 and 303mm long!!!
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Post by clive1286 on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 12:06

Ok, thanks mate
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 14:13

got this yesterday, gave the original to a mate who then made a billet one for me











So should be a lot stronger to bolt the risers onto, just got figure out where to put 'em. time to start polishing again will post pics when its done
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Post by lambchops on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 15:20

oh very nice Clive, what forks you going to use again?
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Post by essexboydave on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 16:54

Smart yokes Smile
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 17:03

Thanks guys, i'm well chuffed with them, Due to finances ( or lack of, lol) gonna have to stick with standard rrw forks at the minute. want to get it finished and rideable 1st, i can always upgrade the front end in the future
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Post by wes on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 17:43

Wish i had mates like yours clive Smile nice looking job done there thumbup
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Post by clive1286 on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 20:42

Got 'em polished



and fitted (temp )



Really pleased with how they look, next job is to get hold of some risers and bars and work out where to drill the holes and how high i need the risers to be, then measure up for some new brake lines. going to do away with the 3 lines and splitter set up and just have 2 lines straight to calipers
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Post by clive1286 on Sat 03 Mar 2012, 15:40

Decided i needed to get my finger out today and try and get it to fire up!!!.

Got it out the garage for the 1st time







Never had it ( or heard it) running since i bought it 12 months ago. managed to borrow a standard can from a mate, as the link pipe to the R1 cans isn't done yet, thought it would be better than an open 4 into 1. Charged the battery, filled it with new oil and new coolant, petrol in, turned the key and ....... it did actually try to fire but apart from a lot of popping and backfiring nothing much happened. Took number 1 plug out and checked for a spark, got a spark so not that, closer inspection of ht leads revealed i had got nos 1 &2 on the wrong way round DER!!!! still it has been in bits for 12 months ( thats my excuse ) changed them over and tried again...... SUCCESS it runs!!!! well happy!!! after a bit of fiddling with choke/tickover speed left it running for a few minutes keeping a look out for oil/water leaks. looks like i got to replace the gasket on timing cover ( slight weep) thats all. temp gauge started to climb till it reached 104 degrees and then the fan cut in, so all in all a good day. Thats a big relief as now i know i've not got to spend loads on rebuilding the motor. Got to sell the original back end and spare front end i've got now, that should fund the new handlebars & front brake lines, then paint it
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Post by clive1286 on Mon 12 Mar 2012, 11:33

A bit of leg work last week resulted in me finding a local car exhaust fitting place saying they could make me a stainless link pipe, so guess where i've been this morning got the bike in the back of my van, drove down there, wheeled it out and approx 30 mins later this was the result







well chuffed with it, just got to wait now for a mate to weld it all together and thats another thing off the too do list!
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Post by clive1286 on Mon 12 Mar 2012, 11:39

Now i can think about getting this end of the rear brake line connected


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Post by lambchops on Mon 12 Mar 2012, 11:59

very nice work there Clive, realy coming togther! Its a great feeling when things are coming togther and going right isnt it Smile

Keep me posted how you get on with that rear brake line, still need to order the parts and do mine!
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Post by clive1286 on Mon 12 Mar 2012, 12:23

Thanks LC, will do. Hopefully should be an easy job once i've worked out the best way to route it round the link pipe, and leave enough slack to allow for suspension travel. also got a neat little billet m/cylinder fitted now which makes things look alot neater



Just need to sell the original back end and spare front end (standard rrw)now to raise some cash so i can get some new handlebars and risers
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Post by clive1286 on Sat 31 Mar 2012, 18:48

Not done much lately due to lack of funds cry but have managed to get some risers sorted, these arrived today






Want to use a different front mudguard to the standard one but can't decide what yet, so in the meantime thought i might a play with the original to see if i could get a better look/effect,



took a radius of the front



and then got the jigsaw out



and ended up with this





Not to sure yet as what i think other than i like it better than the original


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Post by clive1286 on Sat 31 Mar 2012, 18:54

Think the next job is to let my mate ( who made the top yoke) have it back and machine the holes for the risers, cause i've only got a hand drill and want to make sure they go through dead square. Must get some bars soon!!!


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Post by Guest on Sat 31 Mar 2012, 18:58

Good job Clive,
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Post by essexboydave on Mon 02 Apr 2012, 12:11

I like what you've done with the mudguard, risers look good too Smile
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Post by w00dzy on Mon 02 Apr 2012, 22:39

looking good matey
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 15:46

Finally!! managed to get some bars bounce





Hopefully get the yoke drilled next week then can get the risers and bars on, then can get switches fitted, which will let me start sorting the wiring out ( shortening and relocating ) at last Smile
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Post by lambchops on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 17:58

Oh yes they look proper nice Clive loving those Smile
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Post by Tone on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 20:06

Sweet looking Brace. Where'd you source them?
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 21:42

Cheers guys, i'm pleased with how they look, picked 'em up off e-bay. can't wait to get them fitted!
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Post by clive1286 on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 20:26

Well, managed to get the yolks drilled and the risers fitted





then it was time to get rid of the clip-ons at last





Should now be able to start thinking about longer clutch/throttle cables, think its time to suspend the front end from the garage roof and see what happens when its on full lock side to side and whether or not the cables are long enough. then measure the distance from the master cylinder to the calipers and get the brake lines ordered from Venhill (same as the rear one)
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Post by clive1286 on Tue 17 Apr 2012, 20:31

Now that the bars are finally fitted i know how high the switches are, so can start shortening the wiring loom:affraid
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