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Old 09-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #16
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I'm diggin it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #17
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...There is some wraps out there that are impregnated with some stuff that when you get it wet it hardens; plaster perhaps. I think that would better because my worry is now is that it will come unwrapped.
The heat wrap I used on my race car, soaked it in water before installing it made is stretch a bit and easier to contour. When it dried, it took the shape very well. Then coated it in high temp paint, worked very well.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #18
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Good news, Superplush finished up my suspension and it's on its way. Once it arrives, I'll be able to really get moving on this project. I have a pile of stuff ready to go, I just need a rolling chassis! Couple more days!
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:29 PM   #19
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:54 PM   #20
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #21
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Great job on your bike, I like that your putting new life into it. Looking forward to watching the progress!
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:45 PM   #22
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Gotta see how it turns out.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #23
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Hopefully it turns out well! Thanks for tuning in.

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Gotta see how it turns out.
Thanks for sharing

Suspension should be here September 20th. Then it should be off to the races. Still waiting on my new longer control cables but they should be here next week as well. After I finish this XR, I have to get cracking on my RZ350 project. But that will be another thread.... :-)
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #24
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Looked what arrived today!!!!!



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Old 09-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #25
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Well now. I have pretty much everything I need to get the XRR back on the road. No more excuses. First thing first, clean up the work area a bit and get the parts on the table to see what I have to work with. Lot's of work left to do, but suspension is back on the bike and I've started installing the aftermarket sub frame. Electrical work soon to come!
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:32 PM   #26
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Son of a beach! I think you'll have something to keep you busy for a day or two.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:19 AM   #27
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keep us informed on the sub frame mounting ... im looking at 1 of these
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:59 AM   #28
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Sweet, great progress! I like your other projects, Im kind of stuck in the 80's myself....have a built up 84 985 cc Ninja that I enjoy.

Great idea on the subframe! I went for the smaller w/out luggage rack since I already have a small ManRacks for the back. Gives great peace of mind for the long haul!
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:13 PM   #29
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Well finally! Starting to build the machine back up. Taking my time, one piece at a time and one cup of coffee at a time.

I got the suspension reinstalled on the bike. Buttoned up the front wheel and axle so at least I once again have a rolling chassis. After installing the rear shock, I installed the steel sub-frame. I know a few of you were interested in the part fitment, so I took a few more pictures of it for you.

The frame was about 1/4 an inch too tight at the upper mount location, so I rigged up a system to open up the face a bit. I used a bolt and screwed the nuts outward to open the face slightly. It worked well and the sub-frame fit nicely after widening the mount points.





All in all, it's fitment was great. I'm nitpicking here, but it would have been nice for them to include a new M8 bolt that's used on the upper sub-frame mount (the same one I widened above). The stock bolt is too long and the threads didn't go down the shaft far enough, since its designed for the thicker aluminum sub-frame. Fortunately, I had some M8x100mm bolts that fit the bill.






After finishing up the subframe, I installed the new hose kit. Some of my radiator hoses were badly cut, so this was more than just a bling upgrade! I do like the look though! After the hoses, next came the FMF header. That was a simple installation as well. That's it for now, going to hit the trail and get a workout in. Here is it's current condition, it's starting to look like a bike again!
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #30
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...and here's me, starting to look like this again:
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