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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    Pretty sweet. Does it add much inertia to the steering?
  2. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Only girls drink that shit........oh wait........yeah,,,sorry..........


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  3. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    WTF........you work??????????


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  4. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    Hmm well seems adv is trolling me as it has eaten my pic and plans post but i can now post pics...:huh

    Lets try this again here are some mock up photos.

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  5. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Lots of polished parts. Looking good!
  6. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    Sweet that post didn't get eaten :clap


    Anywhos, after following tons of bike builds and looking at tons of bikes I loved the motoard look especially a few from the likes of Kubiak, ASF, XRmanu and Carlos/Zipper(some are xr600s and one is a 650R but eh art is art imo :evil). so the original plan was to dismantle the bike, move it to the basement upgrade the motor a bit and throw some 17s on it, that was 2 years ago:eek1. In those 2 years i have found a wonderful little gall whom I will call my mrs this summer and with that all my cash went buh buy:cry but not before stumbling across this fellow over at TT in the DRZ ( you can find him here in one of the GS forums) named ebrabaek the guy makes great tutorial posts on DYI carbon fiber too were even my sorry ass could get a clue and pick up some of his technique. So with the mods out of control i started fabing sanding ect to were you see her today and still getting stuff done as cash trickles in.

    List o Mods

    Aesthetics

    Gas tank while not shown is a 4 gallon IMS also painted black (using casewell sealent on a brand new tank should prevent gas fume bubbling of the paint)

    Almost all the body plastic is as you see all going to be replaced by CF some is 100% custom others are just re pops from available parts.

    Seat will be a Guts cover black

    Suspension


    Front forks are off a 2000 CR250 will get new oil and seals before any spring or valve changes, think i will get rid of the gold and polish them as well

    Upper triple is a RSW lower is a stock CR. think i will shoot these in red

    Rear shock will be mostly black (not painting the threaded section) new oil with the stock spring in red

    Rear swing arm will be polished on the outside with the cast section and inside being painted black

    Front and rear wheels will be off a CBR F3 painted red with custom spacers

    Brakes


    Stock calipers and most components painted black

    Stainless front and rear brake lines

    Custom front rotor bracket polished

    Engine & Transmission

    J&E 10.5 piston

    DLC coated wrist pin (hope to help with the galling)

    FCR 40 off a 2003ish CRF 450 with adjustable leak jet

    Megacycle 173-12 camshaft with rockers, shortened guides and such

    DYI port job on the inake ports ( tryed like hell to mimic those old TT stepho pics but with no flow bench might of done more harm then good:shog and if it does kill the flow all a better reason to save the penny's for a tricked out CW head :deal)

    Oil cooler of some Suzuki i got on fleabay

    XR600 countershaft with associated kicker bits

    NX 2nd and hopefully the 5th gear (still working on getting my hands on one of those)

    RSK xring chain red

    45 tooth rear with a XRR 15 tooth front

    FMF power bomb header with those nasty ass welds ground down and polished up

    Yosh RS2 muffler with a DYI carbon body

    Engine is painted in the picks but a shoty rattle can job has recently been blasted and will be getting a better coat of paint black of course

    Side covers again as pictured will stay polished.

    Electrical

    Koso instrument cluster

    Innovative L1 wideband ( I HATE trying to figure stuff out with only a butt dyno)

    Piaa sports horn

    TRX 400 EX headlights

    Led blinkers and tail light

    Turn tech 5.0 ah lithium battery


    As you can see there isn't much I'm not messing with and all most got all my parts together. Santa is bringing me the rest of the fork bits and a nice new hvlp gun so once that stuff arrives along with a 5th gear i can start some progress again.
  7. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    holy crap!:huh for that kind of cash can pick up a older ktm 200 (closet 2 smoker fan as well:evil).
  8. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Yep sand like Glamis is light, powerful 2 stroke territory......either 2/3/4 wheels. I prefer a modded banshee with paddles myself :evil
  9. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    What ICO?
    What Voyager trim?
  10. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Details please.... :tb

    You're such a tease... :lol3

    :beer
  11. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I managed to get my grip heaters installed today. Never being one to leave anything alone, I decided that they needed improvement.:lol3 I wired a relay into the circuit so they are only hot when the key is on (I know I will forget and leave the toggle switch on:evil) and I ditched the resistor and wired in a turn signal flasher in its place. I had several extra flashers in the tool box, so I figured I would give it a try. After all, I read about it on the Internet, so it must work:wink:. The driveway test indicates that it does, indeed work! Hopefully tomorrow will yield a more thorough test.:D
  12. award900

    award900 Been here awhile

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    Be careful with how the throttle side wires exit the grip. I broke a wire last weekend. I had been using the heaters for a few weeks, and loving them. I read about zip tieing them to the grip, to protect the contacts, so I did it, and it broke three hours later. I think I had put too much of a bend at the soldered contacts, and broke one. Im thinking there might be enough room to slide the heater down the grip a bit so the wire exits the grip away from the contacts, then zip tie it. Just something to look out for. It sucks bringing the thin gloves, and the losing a heater.
  13. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    Man, your carbon fiber looks simply badass!!!! This will be a super sweet build when it's complete!

    Your skills are quite impressive! I love the dash, front fender/fork slider protection, the side panel/rear fender assembly.... SWEET!!!!!! This deserves its own thread..

    Please keep the updates current?
  14. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    shultz - i've been looking at oil coolers from about 50 different bikes. can yo provide any pics of your oil cooler install?

    thanks, and can't wait to see your finished product :1drink

    paul
  15. Cumbacheech

    Cumbacheech XRated

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    That front fender is amazing! any details?:freakyThat rear fender is really nice as well, any chance you would be making some for sale??
  16. Ben99r1

    Ben99r1 Long timer

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    How is the signal flasher better than the resistor?
  17. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    The resistor is famously fragile and also reduces the power to the heater by turning it into heat. So... you have to be careful where you put it. The flasher simply steps down the juice to the heater by cycling it on and off repeatedly. Besides... if you haven't figured it out yet. I have to try shit just to see if it works:lol3
    Fortunately that spirit of experimentation never found its way into other parts of my life (kind of hard to stay married it if did!):eek1:wink:
  18. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    I paid attention to that when I was installing them. I zip ties the wire to the grip as well as ran a couple of wraps of electrical tape around the area where it bends. I wanted to have the wires run straight off the heater pad, tape them to the throttle tube and then bend the wires, but dont have a long enough throttle tube to allow such a thing to happen. We shall see what happens. I'll take my usual heavy and thin gloves, just in case.
  19. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    I found one on ebay just now it is a 80ish GS 750 cooler. http://www.ebay.com/itm/83-Suzuki-G...Parts_Accessories&hash=item2325647112&vxp=mtr

    The oil cooler was the driving motivation for the low mount fender so i could mount it on the down tube with out interferance from A SM fender i had already made (any one want a CF re pop of a I think ufo super moto fender?).
    With were i have it mounted it will interfere physically and wont provide any airflow unless you chop the back side of your fender off.



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  20. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 4th Gear pinned> you'll make it

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    Red- in your sig line^ with a few stock parts left---- is your stator stock? is your throttle tube stock?
    my throttle tube is stock and seems slight bit shorter that a regular mx/trail bike tube.