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My 929 Fireblade

Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 18:33

Made myself a radiator grille today using some mesh from B&Q then edged it in some u-shaped rubber trim. Ive seen them online at between 40-45 but this cost me a mere 12 to make. I made my own for my Aprilia Mille & Blackbird....



Fitted a pair of those cheapy shirty levers from Hong Kong & im pretty impressed with both the quality & the functionality of them to be honest....











Next job will probably be to treat the wheels to a coat of paint & will probably go for the golden yellow colour.


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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by wes on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 18:55

Good work there mate, looks spot on sunny
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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by Tone on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 19:57

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!
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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by scotty80 on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 21:26

Nice ,I got them levers too and would recommend to anyone 2 years on and wall over 15000 miles still as good as the day they went on
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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by 1992fireblade on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 22:21

scotty80 wrote:Nice ,I got them levers too and would recommend to anyone 2 years on and wall over 15000 miles still as good as the day they went on

Ive had the shorty type on my last 3 bikes & they are well worth the money

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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by CBRerion on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 00:43

Nice looking bike there i will be treating my wheels to a fresh coat of paint this year.
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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by PJS 82 on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 09:16

Great idea with the radiator grille and looks like a pro job ! Out of interest how did you fix it to the rad? Could be the best 12 you spent considering how expensive a new rad is!
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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by 1992fireblade on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 09:26

A mate purchased a rad grille from an ebay company called track day tyres a few years back & when it arrived i couldnt believe how simply it was made for 45. I then made one for my Mille, then my Blackbird & now the 929 Blade & they look identical to the ones you pay 45 for mate.

Just make a template out o0f card the size of the rad, then cut the shape out of mesh, edge it with u-shaped rubber trim & lock wire it into position.... Simples!

Fixed to the radiator with stainless steel lockwire. Just thread it through at the top & bottom corners & twist the ends together to nip it up tight.

DO NOT thread the lock wire through the matrix!

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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by Fahren on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 12:10

where did u get the u shaped rubber trim? i want one for my RRX but cant find any anywhere. Cheers!
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Post by 1992fireblade on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 13:10

Fahren wrote:where did u get the u shaped rubber trim? i want one for my RRX but cant find any anywhere. Cheers!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Small-edge-trim-rubber-/150839334787?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item231eb99783

Ebay seller:- mini987minis

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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by stuart on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 17:26

Looks very nice mate
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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by bikemadlad on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 21:50

Tidy looking bike mate Smile

What kind of tail tidy is that and where did you get it from?

Thanks
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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by 1992fireblade on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 21:57

bikemadlad wrote:Tidy looking bike mate Smile

What kind of tail tidy is that and where did you get it from?

Thanks

Cheers fella Smile

The tail tidy was made by "attack the huge shovel like fucker with a hacksaw"

They are cheap as chips & does the trick!

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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by bikemadlad on Wed 11 Jul 2012, 22:09

1992fireblade wrote:
bikemadlad wrote:Tidy looking bike mate Smile

What kind of tail tidy is that and where did you get it from?

Thanks

Cheers fella Smile

The tail tidy was made by "attack the huge shovel like fucker with a hacksaw"

They are cheap as chips & does the trick!

Haha Im sure I've heard of them before...!

Cheers mate
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Re: My 929 Fireblade

Post by slowincorners on Thu 12 Jul 2012, 18:32

Nice bike and grille cover. Might have to give that a go!
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