Project: RONIN

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by sailah, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,375
    Location:
    hunt country virginia
    :clap trailer build, very interested! i thought that depending on what trailer wheels you run, you could run your channel under the axle to keep the cog a few inches lower.

    maybe use a set of sumo wheels that you could install onto your bike at the destination if you had to:deal

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503013
  2. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,012
    Location:
    Sunnyvale, California
    Dont forget a crossbar to strap the bike too. It will make it easier to secure.
  3. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,005
    Location:
    Portland...the newer one on the left side.
    Darnit! Got suckered in on the thread only to see it's nearly a year old - save that last post.

    Was there ever a final picture?
  4. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,864
    Location:
    Turning expensive metal into scrap
    It looks pretty much exactly the same haha

    after I finish the new bike I'm going to tear the ronin down and fix some things I know I can do better.

    The basic premise of the bike is sound but after living with it for a couple years and 20k miles I would like to make some changes such as

    Fix rear brake
    Lower subframe angle
    build airbox and get rid of those stupid pod filters
    Redo front lights
    Raise the bars
    Remake pannier racks
  5. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,864
    Location:
    Turning expensive metal into scrap
    Taking the bike on a trip this weekend, was hoping to have the Ninja done, but no chance and the CBR isn't exactly a weekend bike. So I dragged the FZ1 out of storage and it was suffering from some neglect. Hadn't been cleaned in awhile and was generally a little sad.

    I got sick of the rust on the tail section so I decided to prime and paint it until I can sandblast this winter when I will be redoing the bike and correcting some of my hastily built subassemblies.

    Stuff I did:

    Reset TPS
    Cleaned filters
    Oil Change
    Complete fork rebuilds
    Redid wiring harness
    Cleaned and scrubbed entire bike
    Re-wrapped exhaust in new header wrap and shot with silicone
    520 conversion
    Rebuilt swingarm
    Sync'd carbs

    And about 38 other things I forgot about. I did fire the bike up outside after I got it out of storage and it came right to life. I miss that sound...:clap

    [​IMG]

    I know the 2 tone looks a little ridiculous but I was sick of looking at the rust starting and constantly sanding it so I will deal with the derision until I can strip the bike down again.

    [​IMG]

    Typical state of affairs 2 days before a long trip:D

    [​IMG]
  6. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,532
    Location:
    Armpit Of Canuckistan
    Bump just for the awesome quotient.

  7. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,864
    Location:
    Turning expensive metal into scrap
    Thanks, not much has changed other than what I outlined. Still runs flawless and has been exceptionally reliable.

    The "core" of the bike is still awesome, I think with some of my new fabrication skills I will choose to redo to my liking. Overall for my first bike build ever, I am happy with the result years later.

    The new Ninja 650 I built sharpens the point on what I originally intended the FZ1 to be. Give up some outright horsepower and speed for much smaller footprint, MUCH less weight, centralized mass etc.

    Just ripped off a 2000 mile trip to Maine and back a month or so ago.
  8. ATCOS4

    ATCOS4 n00b

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    9
    Location:
    KANSASS
    I know this is a pretty old thread, but I love this build and it has given me way more inspiration to finish up my XJ600 adventure "budget build."