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Old 02-24-2015, 01:59 PM   #1
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Buell Metisse Cyclone.

First pic is of the last of a batch of bronze welded nickel plate chro-moly frames for sportster engines by MRD Metisse from about 15 years ago. It's mocked up on the bench before I parted with a silly amount of cash for it. I'll be building it as a road going scrambler in a classic but with a modern touch or two and with a Buell M2 Cyclone motor in the region of 90HP.



2nd pic is back in my garage with the ally tank that needs mods and a set of Yamaha R6 forks wedged in place which will be modded much. rear end of frame shortened to fit scrambler seat and bodywork currently being made up by MRD.



3rd a bit of tubular loveliness.



And 4th a pic of my last project which still lives here, might have to be sold to fund the Metisse though.



Hope this post goes up ok, will be plenty more pics and waffle to come

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:15 PM   #2
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That is going to be one sweet build my friend!
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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This is going to a good thread to follow, could you tell us more about your previous project as well looks like a GSXR 400 frame?
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:58 AM   #4
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This is going to a good thread to follow, could you tell us more about your previous project as well looks like a GSXR 400 frame?
Thanks for the welcome, here 'tis. I built the last bike on supermoto junkie as I'm that way inclined. This one fits better here though, I like to share building bikes for opinions from around the globe, mostly for motivation if I lose the will to build and also just to share all the ups and downs. I hope to post up pretty much daily on this project so will do later today, criticism welcome too but not always accepted

http://supermotojunkie.com/showthrea...Gsxr400-ktm690

Here's another previous too for interest sake built on the Café Husky site which rules for Husqvarnas ! I go for short adrenaline packed adventure riding.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRoBiJHRdXE
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:38 PM   #5
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Shaved my legs today! I'm using conventional R6 forks (2001 43mm) with a single R1 blue spot front and rear so removed all lugs from R/H side and a couple from left, removed a dent and ready for vapour blast and powder coat gloss black. The bike will be black and gold, had a vision!
Will be upgrading to gold spot callipers by removing plugs and re-anodising gold





Bits starting to arrive. Great quality ally Monza cap and flange () from Germany, just the right size.

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Old 02-26-2015, 05:15 AM   #6
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Nice stuff-very curious to see what you come up with!
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:07 PM   #7
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I bought myself a 2001 8K mile M2 Cyclone engine for strong money but a pre-rubber mount Buell motor is in demand for custom builds. I stripped the motor down, top end and cases and it seems bang on for the stated mileage. Still got cross hatching on the bores so just de-coked and re-ground the valves, polished etc and painted up the barrels and heads. Quite a lot of hours actually involved for a couple of lines here. We are lucky with Buells in Europe as we got the hot 'B' cams as standard while the US got stock sportster, so high comp pistons, lighter flywheels, big valve heads and cams give 90HP over 65HP from the sporty motor. I was going to get the heads looked at by my tuner but the reply was 'Buy the CNC Screamin eagle or don't bother, too much work for too little gain' Still, 90HP and 90ft/lb torque should be pretty fine for the weight of this machine.







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Old 02-26-2015, 08:03 PM   #8
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Subscribed. I love the frame. I love the idea. I love the engine. I love alloy.
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i just finished my buell M2 engine. what color is yours going to be?


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Old 02-27-2015, 09:52 AM   #10
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Yowser Seppo, that's something else! Mine will be a little more subtle, some gold, black and silver.
I picked up my anodising this morning, made up some ally pushrod tubes and head bolt covers. Gave the anodisers my Beringer master as a guide, well pleased.
And my fork tubes arrived . Made by ABE engineering in the UK and Ti nitride coated, they are awesome.

Golden shower anyone?

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Old 02-27-2015, 10:07 AM   #11
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Yikes! Gold......$1300 an ounce.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:12 PM   #12
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that color looks very cool.

We had big problems getting the seals for the pushrod covers on. they had a slightly bigger diameter after the powder coating and the seals from the HD gasket kit wouldn't fit anymore. we used slightly slimmer aftermarket seals that normally don't seal very well...
another thing we did, if you look closely at the bottom of the pushrod covers, you can see that we drilled and tapped some tiny screws in to push the seal down a bit more. i hope that works since this area is a known weak point.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:05 AM   #13
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that color looks very cool.

We had big problems getting the seals for the pushrod covers on. they had a slightly bigger diameter after the powder coating and the seals from the HD gasket kit wouldn't fit anymore. we used slightly slimmer aftermarket seals that normally don't seal very well...
another thing we did, if you look closely at the bottom of the pushrod covers, you can see that we drilled and tapped some tiny screws in to push the seal down a bit more. i hope that works since this area is a known weak point.
Sounds like a good idea, where the roll pin locators are, I'll have a look. I made my pushrod tubes up exactly size for size with the originals which had no leaks so all should be fine
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:25 PM   #14
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those Buell heads are fine,a red shift cam will take it close to the region of 100rwhp.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:07 PM   #15
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