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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by lambchops on Mon 06 Jan 2014, 23:28

well first mock up build complete, now stripped again to rebuild with polished painted plated parts Smile



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Post by cabbie on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 00:10

Nice mate, looks awesome!
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Post by lambchops on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 09:57

Cheers Cabbie, loving how its looking have to say! Just put the first coat of primer on the engine this morning. Paint will go on later today! Smile
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Post by CBR Monkey on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 19:02

Loving the look of that lambchops, very nice!
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Post by Tone on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 19:04

Very nice squire.

Loving the ultralight front brakes Laughing
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Post by lambchops on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 19:12

Thanks guys Smile you should have seen the trouble I had pushing it down my drive as its quite steep! normally cover the front brake but could do that of course, nearly went in to the front room of the house opposite!
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Post by Chimpy on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 19:18

That rear end is looking might familiar Wink

Cracking work LC
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Post by lambchops on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 19:22

Sorry Chimpy, not sure im going to be able to fit my fat arse in it yet anyway haha
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Post by 89forever on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 21:26

lambchops wrote:Sorry Chimpy, not sure im going to be able to fit my fat arse in it yet anyway haha

lose weight then fattie... cheaper than Titanium Wink  hahaha

Dude, she is looking awesome, can I say that whatever you decide with the exhaust that the end of the tip finishes right where it is shown on the pic, if you put a side can on it, it will ruin the lines IMHO
I think an underslung exhaust will be perfect  hyper
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Post by lambchops on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 21:42

I do agree 89 but.. I want to use her on track but an underslung I think would be too loud for most track days. Tricky ... The other option is a full custom jobbie perhaps but cost would be very high!
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Post by masterblader on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 08:37

great creative effort JB watching closely. Disregard that fattie comment, you've taken many Kgs off from the first time you landed here. Keep at it mate you may reach my SS 1/4 times. lol
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Post by lambchops on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 09:22

Thanks Mique, dont think there any chance of me getting close to your 1/4 times no matter what bike im riding Smile

Done a photoshop of the bike with an akra pipe grafted on to where the current headers finish, quite liking it but perhaps not perfect..

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Post by wes on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 20:18

Looks really good there LC, be good to see it at Odiham if you are planning to do an ard? Booked a days off roading at slab common, down your neck of the woods, 9th Feb, should be fun Smile
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Post by lambchops on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 20:41

Yep plan is to take it around ARD in April Wes so hope to see you there Smile cant wait!!!

Tell me more about this offroad stuff, quite fancy that?
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Post by wes on Wed 08 Jan 2014, 21:07

I was looking to do the april ard, but im looking to do a trackday at Donnington around the same time, think theres one later in the year tho.
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Post by shadow on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 18:01

Wes im looking to do a td at Donnington around that time, start a thread if you do go for it.   Smile
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Post by lambchops on Fri 07 Feb 2014, 19:42

done some more polishing tonight, allmost there.. Im thinking about having it all clear anodised when im done now...



Also added some white trim around the cuts on the fuel tank

 
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Post by wes on Sat 08 Feb 2014, 00:20

Looking really good there LC  Cool and will do shad.
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Post by cabbie on Sat 08 Feb 2014, 08:49

A very special, special :)looking forward to a closer inspection at Loomies
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Post by lambchops on Sat 08 Feb 2014, 09:18

Thanks cabbie Smile
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Post by lambchops on Sat 08 Feb 2014, 17:08

OK the engine dressing up is coming to a close so got the good camera out to take some shots before the frame goes back on Smile
Aqua blasted covers and powder coated rocker






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Post by cabbie on Sat 08 Feb 2014, 17:24

OOOSHHHHHHHHHHHH Smile
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Post by kevb on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 08:10

Nice work lambchops ! Will have a closer look soon !    hyper
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Post by masterblader on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 08:16

Work of art JB. See you blanked off the paired valves,  neat little job thumbup
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Post by masterblader on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 08:23

On a closer look you have not fitted the stator. What is the current state of the coils are they burnished?. IMO if the stator and rotor are a matched pair it might resolve the heat problems that plagued the RR4-5 therefore using the RRW rad could be an option. Just a flash thought JB.
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Post by lambchops on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 09:15

Thanks very much guys, have some new pics to put up later 

Coils look really good mb, I'm going to try the rrw rad and see how she goes. If she runs hot will have to try and swap over to a larger rad..
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Post by 89forever on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 11:29

LC, condition of the fins on the rad, airflow in and out, condition of the fan etc are all contributors to heatsoak etc.
I was looking at my rad setup the other day and pondered whether it was possible (or even if a later bike had) to have a twin fan setup, and maybe even use a more efficient fan.
I would suggest using a coolant with better thermal properties than water...
http://www.evanscoolants.co.uk/
I am using this, if you remember? good time to consider as you have no water in your bike at present. Saves on the water remover thingy type stuff.
Also if my memory serves me correctly there is a HRC thermostat that opens at a cooler rate than factory, not used one myself but worthy of an investigation?

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Post by lambchops on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 13:08

Very useful 89, I do have the rr4 fan it came in the box of bits with the engine so could perhaps add a secondary fan if needed. The coolant is a great idea though, it's quite expensive though from memory... Wil look it up.

 I think I will try it as is, no big job to upgrade the cooling system later if needed, realy watching the penny's now to get it sorted for mid April.. Exhaust is going to be the expensive one as want a racefit or 
Austin racing end can.. 

How's your exhaust link pipe welding skills 89?  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
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Post by 89forever on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 15:46

lambchops wrote:Very useful 89, I do have the rr4 fan it came in the box of bits with the engine so could perhaps add a secondary fan if needed. The coolant is a great idea though, it's quite expensive though from memory... Wil look it up.

 I think I will try it as is, no big job to upgrade the cooling system later if needed, realy watching the penny's now to get it sorted for mid April.. Exhaust is going to be the expensive one as want a racefit or 
Austin racing end can.. 

How's your exhaust link pipe welding skills 89?  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing

the coolant from Evans wasn't too bad to be honest, it gets expensive if you need to do the water remover prep stage 1st but you don't... you need to buy some form of coolant to mix with water, so go new school and remove the water altogether...
My exhaust welding skills? you have to ask????  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  who knows? maybe with enough training? lol
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Post by Tone on Sat 15 Feb 2014, 16:26

Try these boys. I have one of their rads on my bike with a 6.5in Spal fan, being plastic they are significantly lighter than the stock set up and more efficient to boot. not too expensive either.

http://www.serckservicesmotorsport.co.uk/65-inch-fans/spal-65-inch-fan-12v-suction-type-2076201-391282-668677.php
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