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Post by lambchops on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 10:45

Well thought I would start a new thread on here regarding my RRW winter project, starting to think ive bitten off more than I can chew a bit with this as want the build complete by April as donít want to miss out on any of the seasons riding. Its going like any project like this cost spiraling and goal posts moving each week hehe.

Anyway ive been at it for about 2 months now, the plan is completely strip paint and rebuild so she looks like new and also update certain parts like USD forks and single sided arm. Also updating the rather large rear end to GSXR1000 K3 plastics while im at it. I want to give the bike a more modern look without spoiling the classic looks of the blade.

OK so what would this thread be without pics, heres one of the bike before I started, its was a very nice bike just a few little bits used to bug me like the slight corrosion marks on the frame and swinging arm. I had already had the wheels powdercoated as these were badly chipped.





First off was the stripping and cleaning, heres one of the engine before and after

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And after paint:







More to follow later guys
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Post by lambchops on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 11:00

Next decided to have the frame powdercoated gloss black along with the new VFR800 rear arm. Had all the parts blasted before powder and they came out great.



After paint:

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Post by lambchops on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 11:03

engine back in the frame and some ohlins lovelyness fitted Smile









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Post by Guest on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 11:41

Very nice! What did you clean and paint engine with??
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Post by lambchops on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 12:23

Thanks, engine was cleaned with alot of elbow grease and a light spinning wheel in a drill, worked very well.

Paint was P1 enging casing paint for the covers and simmonz matt engine paint for the main block. The test will be how well it holds up but ive heard good reviews about them so im hoping it will be ok.
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Post by lambchops on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 14:33

Well finally managed to do a bit more to mine yesterday after a couple of weeks break for Christmas, im in desperate need of the front wheel now so im going to have to try and budget for a SP1 wheel for next month :(

Fitted the new iridium plugs and painted the exhaust with high temp paint, I was going to get it blasted as I was told that brings up stainless steel realy nice but after a chat with my blaster he said it would just make is dull and flat so decided black was the way forward. Also put the rad back on and trial fitted up the rear wheel.

Its coming along now but I can no longer push it outside for decent photos until the front wheel is fitted, sorry about the terrible quality of this. I also bought a GSXR600 seat as the RRW seat didnt look right with the gixer rear end. The rear end is just on for trial fitting for the photos it nowhere near ready yet.


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Post by essexboydave on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 17:41

It's looking good mate Smile Personally I would have gone for polishing the stainless pipes, although it's a messy process it should only take a bit of solvol to keep them looking good. Your blaster man is right about them going dull if you blast them but it might have given a good key for the paint, I've never had alot of success with painting pipes other than plain mild steel ones Evil or Very Mad
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Post by lambchops on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 18:27

Yeah you could be right about the polished pipes, im going to at a later date angle the rear can up so will have the end section in stainless again once this is done and keep the headers black which will be hidden under the fairing anyway so no real issue. If it was going to be naked I would have polished them up
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Post by wes on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 18:43

looking good there mate, going well thumbup
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 21:20

Hi LC, what front end set up you got in there? thought you were going R1 but thats a honda top yoke
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Post by lambchops on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 22:02

No its Dan who has the R1 frontend I wanted to keep mine all Honda as I thought it would make things easyer, its 05 CBR1000RR forks with 929 yokes and clipons.
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 22:10

Doesn't take much to confuse me these days is it much of a job to get the 1000 forks to fit the 929 yokes, i believe the yokes are pretty much a straight swap
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Post by lambchops on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 22:15

Bolts right on Clive no issues at all yet.. One thing im worried about is the disk spacing for the calipers.. If the 929 yokes are not the same width as the 1000 the calipers are not going to be central on the disks once its all bolted up. Dont have the front wheel yet or disks so cant test this :(

I read on the net someone else has done what I have with the 929 yokes & 1000 forks this is why I bought them as they were dirt cheap compared to 1000rr yokes, but I wont know for sure until I have the wheel/ disks. If its not quite right I may have to do some creative thinking haha or buy the 1000rr yokes worse case but the 929 yokes bolt right up to the frame no probs at all direct swap
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Post by clive1286 on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 22:29

I'll watch this space then! Hope it works without to much effin about, might be a mod for me in the future:)
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Post by lambchops on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 23:11

Yeah I hope it works Clive, will be a great mod if so.. If the internet warriors are to be believed it should...

Im also considering stripping the forks and having the tubes anodised gold and the lower tubes DLC coated gold and the lowers done silver, so ohlins look a like Smile
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Post by Mick858 on Mon 09 Jan 2012, 01:50

Looking good, did the rear wheel need any spacers to centre it once the swing arm was in position to line the sprockets up?

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Post by essexboydave on Mon 09 Jan 2012, 06:33

lambchops wrote:Yeah you could be right about the polished pipes, im going to at a later date angle the rear can up so will have the end section in stainless again once this is done and keep the headers black which will be hidden under the fairing anyway so no real issue. If it was going to be naked I would have polished them up

As much as I like naked bikes there's alot to be said for fairings-not least of which they are much easier to keep looking smart!!!
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Post by lambchops on Wed 11 Jan 2012, 15:04

Did a bit more yesterday, started putting the switch gear back on to the bars, also managed to get a good deal on a pair of 1000rr disks so im just waiting for the SP1/SP2 front wheel, (if anyone knows anywhere which has one for sale please let me know)

Iíve also decided im going to do the CBR600 FI clocks swap to give it a more modern feel, this is why the loom still isnít back in as will be much easier to install these will the loom sat on the kitchen table being soldered than crouched over the bike.

Anyway the missus friend came round with her SLR camera so decided I would borrow it for some better quality pics Smile











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Post by lambchops on Sun 15 Jan 2012, 21:05

Thought I would show a pic of my calipers, I have a DIY powdercoating equipment so decided I would give my calipers a revamp with some brembo touches. Powder is called dark silver and I think looks quite close to the brembo colour.

Stripped


cleaned and masked



Painted and with some high temp stickers added




Should look nice fitted I think Smile
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Post by lambchops on Tue 17 Jan 2012, 22:58

new gauges arrived today should look much better when fitted bit more modern. Just working out the wiring im 90% sure I have them all matched. Will post up the wiring diagrams once im done. Oh and these have a clock hurray!!




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Post by lambchops on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 17:41

if anyone wants to do this gauge swap from a cbr600 heres the wiring diagram ive updated it, this is for UK 98-99 bikes

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Post by cub on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 21:42

Nice mate, keep the photo's coming

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Post by lambchops on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 18:53

OK so just been and picked up the bracket from my machinist for the gauges, looks good a diffrent take on what ive seen done before but im very happy. Its thick but made from very light alloy, cant weigh it as my scales need batterys but its light.

Will powdercoat it tomorrow and fit it up for more pics



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Post by Guest on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 19:27

Lookin good mate.
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Post by lambchops on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 20:52

Thanks MW, so pleased I have this as can now put the loom back in and get on with the rebuild. Just need a front wheel.. If anyone knows of any Sp1 / SP2 front wheels for sale please let me know.
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Post by lambchops on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 17:07

Well at last some progress!!

Managed to fit the gauges today with the new sexy mount which I decided to just paint gloss black the same as the stay, decided no point adding any bling to it for the sake of it would look tacky






So with the gauges fitted could start putting the loom back in, thank god for the manual or I wouldnt have had a clue where it runs, I made a mistake and took it under the frame mount first (pics show it routed incorrectly) so had to thread it all back through. Im left with a couple of connectors im not sure where they go... Any idea where this earth goes I think to the frame rad mount bracket on the frame side maybe its in the right place (this the one you meant masterblade?)



Also this on the start motor, no clue what connects on the top nut...





So next job is secure it all and fit the carbs back on! Its realy starting to look like a bike again which is great news with spring only a couple of months away


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Post by scotty80 on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 17:45

the earth is bolted to the frame on its own aboul 3 inces back from the headstock ware the infill bracket is you will have to clean of all the powdercoat from the face and the threads of the hole
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Post by lambchops on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 17:57

ah thanks, do you mean here?

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Post by scotty80 on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 17:58

Sorry no on the side of the frame at the botom neer ware the wire is sitting in the pic if i remember the main loom goes over the rad not round it


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