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Old 02-03-2012, 03:12 AM   #16
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and somebody elses attention to detail because I'd said 2:1 was machining the mounts...for that lighter feathery float away feeling
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:16 AM   #17
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the frame came together far quicker than I thought and the plates were mounted with sub frame...everything was light functional and strong...everything on the bike that is
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:19 AM   #18
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I got my act into gear and quickly pointed out that even I knew there was a swingarm missing. However beneath a cloak of sparks and welding helmets said swing arm was quickly fabricated
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:25 AM   #19
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Light weight carbon dymags arrived in the post, delivered by a post master in a helium balloon, even he thought they were light...you can pass them round the workshop easier than large round crackers with cheese on them... and the chasis was now rolling...ish
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:27 AM   #20
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Genius clever blokes looked stupid as the MWG whizzed up further more swarf and these bits
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:29 AM   #21
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more and more swarf was thrown away to produce stuff
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:32 AM   #22
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and the stuff got smarter and smarter...just like you see on superbikes in paddocks with huge trucks and huge budgets...the MWG went crazy...arms were a blur...programmes were programmed and stuff got creamy with goodness
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:34 AM   #23
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Not only were inserts being machined so trail can be adjusted but swing arm eccentrics were cleverly ecentric
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:39 AM   #24
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All of my lovely blocks of billet were swallowed into mill like lathe turning fabricating machining machines and bits were spat out...I looked at the 38 bales of swarf...110 parts of billet were machined to put this thing together
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:44 AM   #25
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It soon became apparent that we would have to assembly this thing for bodywork and then all the niggly oh fuck moments when you find it just won't fit happen.
Monster turbo was slotted in with radiator to make sure front wheel didn't smash them all to bits once I hit the anchors rather smartishly...and if there is one thing about making stuff go quick, then its a whole new ball game slowing it down without everything falling into a crumpled heap.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:47 AM   #26
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The postman turned up with more juicy bits...heavier yet so so needed
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:49 AM   #27
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and those little monoblocs were gonna bite really hard onto these
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:55 AM   #28
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meanwhile underneath the tank work was now darker than dark with black magic as the turbo fairies added more and more injectors and pipes and pumps and fuel lines and more fuel lines and computers and more computers, knowing cleverness was at its best as the turbo plumber plumbed. I threw carbon bodywork on cos it looked pretty and was really light and easy to remove when turbo plumber glared at me cos I was in the way with all my bits that were just soooo lovely.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:00 AM   #29
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Once everything was in place and worked, wheels turned, steering heads steered, suspension suspended it cam to that wonderful part of any bike build when you rip it all apart down to its smallest part and the painters and anodize-rs and colour merchants get to play and strut their stuff. So it all ends up looking like this
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #30
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but I did sneak in one shot before all the bolts were unbolted
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