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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by Mick858 on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 16:36

Just seen your new clock face on the other forum, dead smart.
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Post by lambchops on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 16:50

yeah thanks Mick, all fitted now too Smile

Wheels I think will be white.. I havent mentioned it yet but the bike is going to be a TT legends rep. Im having this bodywork painted as we speak, thsi is my photoshop mock up ive sent the painters Smile



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Post by Tone on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 17:17

Nice job with the photo shop, any chance you could photoshop mine?
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Post by lambchops on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 17:22

yeah I could give it a go Tone, email me some pics of your bike and what you want?

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Post by Tone on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 18:05

[quote="lambchops"]yeah I could give it a go Tone, email me some pics of your bike and what you want?

Email sent thanks for your help!!
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Post by Guest on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 19:10

Can we see the clocks on this forum please???
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Post by lambchops on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 21:22

You may Smile just keeps the rev range the same rather than the 14k one they had.

Got the pics Tone will see what I can do

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Post by clive1286 on Fri 24 Feb 2012, 13:30

No worries LC glad to help
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Post by lambchops on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 09:31

Bit more news today but nothing too exciting, finally managed to get the rear shock all bolted up correctly, had to make two small spacers for the bottom eyelet as the R1 fitment isnít wide enough to locate inside the cbr triangles without flapping around. So this is now complete with properly wieghted spring which is black not yellow grrr

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Also got the talon alloy rear sprocket on, its a 43 tooth in VFR fitment so one bigger than stock and I think im going to go 15 on the front also.. Front needs to be a 530 blade sprocket with 530 chain of course which ive just ordered.





Also got my custom clock face on and put a cbr600 ign surround on which tidyís up the lock barrel area nicely. No forks back yet so frontend looks like ive moved backwards with the build :/





Also got my custom clock face on and put a cbr600 ign surround on which tidyís up the lock barrel area nicely. No forks back yet so frontend looks like ive moved backwards with the build :/

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


Had these pictures through this morning of my completed fairings, im very happy with them colour match looks great, the only thing they forgot was to add the black number board which they are going to add to the front and if im being picky the dark blue strip isnt wide enough but not a bad effort I dont think cant wait to get them now I better get the rest of the bike finished!





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Post by clive1286 on Mon 12 Mar 2012, 11:25

looking good mate Smile
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Post by Tone on Mon 12 Mar 2012, 20:26

Sweet paintjob.
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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by BladeBum-Russ on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 21:49

i just did a little sex wee over those fairings, top work fella
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Post by BladeBum-Russ on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 21:50

just wondering have you still got the rear mudguard/undertray, if so do you wanna sell it?
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Post by lambchops on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 21:59

haha thanks BladeBum, I think hehe

Yeah I still have the original undertray but im not sure if im going to need it yet or not plus its been hacked up a bit around the number plate mounting to reduce its size. Once I start to rebuild the backend I will know if im going to use it, if I dont your welcome to it.
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Post by BladeBum-Russ on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 22:03

cool no rush, i dont mind the hacked numberplate, just mine is held together with cable ties at the moment
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Post by lambchops on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 22:06

OK cool, I will keep you posted then
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Re: Updating my RRW

Post by kavanaj on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 08:46

Wow!!! Just found this thread and I'm loving it as a lot of these mods are something I want to do to my Blade Smile

Couple of questions and hopefully I haven't missed them in the previous posts(!)

What wheel is that as I thought you were after a 929 front wheel but I understood them to be 3 spoke??

The 800 rear swing arm - did you do all of the machining mods that other threads have eluded to and how come you went for this rather than the (apparently) easier 750 SSSA?

I'm in the process of doing the clock swap and wanted to know if your mate can fabricate another bracket and what sort of cost would it be?

Last but not least - that bodywork - looks fantastic and I assume it's the ABS injected plastic from one of the HK fleabay sellers? If you don't mind me asking - how much extra was it to get it painted how you wanted it?

Can't wait to see the finished build and keep those fantastic pics coming!!
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Post by lambchops on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 22:34

Hi Kavanja thanks matey,

The front wheel is a VTR1000 SP1 wheel, its the same fitment as the 929 wheel but I didnt want a three spoke and a multi spoke rear, I was very lucky I found the wheel for £100 with a good tyre, they normally go for £200 ish. Thanks to Clive Smile

Reason for the VFR800 arm is because its a bit more beefy than the 750 arm and matches the frame better, nothing wrong with the 750 but just thought the 800 matched the bike better plus the 800 wheel is 5.5 inch same as the blade. You need to mod the 750 arm to get the 800 wheel to fit so im told. I had a buddy who had the machining done for me, it was about £80. Plus the 800 arm is cheaper than the 750 to buy as breakers havent caught on to the fact us blade modders are using them Smile

The clock bracket was made by the buddy who did the arm mods, ive had others made, if your interesed I can find out if he would make another? Last one was £30 I think..

Bodywork was done by a company in Oz,
http://www.ozzymotorcyclefairings.com.au/

They cost £600 all in including shipping and are ABS, should arrive next week so will get some details pics and let you know how they fit, could have gone for the ebay ones but its much easyer to deal with someone who you can phone and have a conversation with. I just did some mock up pics with photoshop and sent him the pics and they did the rest
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Post by Mick858 on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 04:25

It's all looking good LC, like your work mate.

It's a pity you didn't carry out this project a year or so back, when the pound bought way over two ozzy dollars instead of the 1.5 now. Still, it's only money.

Have you got the forks back from Firefox yet? I'm interested to hear your opinions about them and the standard of the work they have done as I contacted them about some work on mine. They are definately much cheaper than most other places I've made enquiries with, but would like to hear from some one with experience of using them.
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Post by lambchops on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 08:42

Thank Mick, no fork stachions back yet from firefox but im expecting them today. Will take some pics when they arrive. They quoted me £150 to have them stripped from the castings and coated gold. I thought its quite alot of money but hey I wont be taking them appart again any time soon so went for it. Then phoned up to pay and they tell me its £230.. I say you quoted me £150 they say yes but we had to have your lower castings repowdercoated silver as when they heated them to break the seal on the lower castings my powder remelted and needed to be redone.

So was a bit miffed as would never have spent £230 to have it done if had been told it was that much in the first place.. So if you dont want your lower castings powdered it will be £150 plus VAT, if you want the lowers done silver like ohlins expect to pay £230. They should arrive today been waiting three days for them now, they better be lovely!!
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Post by kavanaj on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:26

I should have put my name in my last post! It's James and thanks for the detailed response Smile

That is a great deal on the wheel and interesting that it fits well too... Did you use your existing disks and calipers?

I am watching some 800 arms now thanks! lol - yeah, I saw an example of modding the wheel to get onto the hub..... Are you also using spacers after the machining of the arm or does the machining remove material from the arm and therefore no spacers required? (Again sorry for all the questions!!)

Very interested in the bracket please! I can drop you a PM with my details and perhaps you can get me in contact with your guy - or whatever is easiest for you. I bought some clocks off the bay nearly 2 years ago (paid £30 as the neutral light doesn't work, bargain!!) but not got around to fitting them.

They look fantastic from the pics and I cannot wait to see the pics for sure!! Was it £600 because you had custom paint? I assume so as when I looked on the website they do a plain black set (quite nice) for $525 (about £350) - perhaps I should get in touch with them and ask the questions rather than hound you!!

Sorry about the extra cost on the forks too - I hope they are as nice as they should be and your happy with the finish
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Post by Mick858 on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 10:34

That sounds a bit steep for powder coating the bottoms. I asked about anodising the top tubes and powder coating the fork bottoms as well as a rebuild.

The rebuild at Firefox comes out at 99 and the turn around time I've been quoted is one week. But for some reason they won't quote for the other work in an e mail or say how much longer it will take. I've to ring them.

I got a full quote from Reactive Suspension in York, theirs broke down as rebuild 197, anodising 165 and powder coat 55 with the whole job taking three weeks. I did fancy the DLC in black to have a completely black set up but never asked as there's no way the forks are worth that much expense. (2001 RR1 front end).
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Post by lambchops on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 14:54

Hi James,

No you dont need the spacer with the 800 arm, you take off 15mm from the right hand side of the arm then it fits in the frame. The machinist who did mine bored out the hole so the bearings were recessed in further on the arm. I think there some pics in this thread if not will put some up. This was where the expense was as he had to jig it all to make sure it was level etc. I also just gave him the frame and swinging arm and just said get this to fit Smile

No problem on the bracket I will ask him, I can powder it black for you which is what I did with mine.

Fairing were £600 as because of the paint and because hes sending all the colour paint to paint the tank so it matches, was an extra $150 for this.

Still no fork stanchions here... Mick :(



But these turned up!!!







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Post by kavanaj on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 18:46

Oooh!!! Nice and shiny!!
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Post by kavanaj on Fri 23 Mar 2012, 18:49

Thanks for the answers (by the way!) on my questions and I would definitely want one of the brackets in black the same. PM me your details and we can get that sorted!

That seems fair enough and if they are as good as they look then well worth the money....

Sorry about the forks too, bet they'll turn up Monday(!)
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Post by lambchops on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 14:04

Well they have arrived, they do look very nice

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Post by Mick858 on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 16:09

Very nice indeed, only thing is now you have them aren't your wheels away being painted?
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Post by lambchops on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 17:09

haha yeah they are Mick, forks need to be assembled also and ive been recommened a local chap whos going to put them back together for me. Should I hope have everything all back by the end of the week for the fit up Smile
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Post by lambchops on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 21:10

Had an exciting package arrive today Smile will get some more pics tomorrow but the paint work is very good, im a happy bunny



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