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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
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.
Lots of polished parts. Looking good!
Sweet that post didn't get eaten
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 ). 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 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
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
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
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 and if it does kill the flow all a better reason to save the penny's for a tricked out CW head )
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.
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.
holy crap!:huh for that kind of cash can pick up a older ktm 200 (closet 2 smoker fan as well).
Yep sand like Glamis is light, powerful 2 stroke territory......either 2/3/4 wheels. I prefer a modded banshee with paddles myself
What Voyager trim?
You're such a tease...
I managed to get my grip heaters installed today. Never being one to leave anything alone, I decided that they needed improvement. 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) 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. The driveway test indicates that it does, indeed work! Hopefully tomorrow will yield a more thorough test.
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.
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?
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
That front fender is amazing! any details?That rear fender is really nice as well, any chance you would be making some for sale??
How is the signal flasher better than the resistor?
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
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
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.
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.
here are a few better pics
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.
Thanks for the complements! sadly no I will not trying to be selling any of this stuff as it takes my gimp ass forever to make them. But I will show off the mold for the fender, all it was was a flebay off of a 2007 GSXR 1000, trimmed her up and hogged out the fork holes to fit the showa fork guards in there. then i just went to the local hobby store and bought some tin sheeting ( flexes a hell of lot easier then sheet metal) and hot glued it to the fork cutout holes. i really liked the way it turned out just peeved I wasted a ton of time making a normal sm fender first.
Fender mold, in the background you can see a little of the rear body mold. Made that like old school wooden boats or kinda like the balsa wood airplane kits.
Fender originally made up
Thanks for the praise! Ive read through that CW bike build of yours a few times loads of goodies on that bad lil oinker, but if every ones ok with it ill just pop in here now and again to say hola and making posting pics. Making a tread requires me to update it often or the other inmate tend to get restless and riotous when there has not been a recent update.
As far as updates goes I removed the anodizing off the fork tubes and front rotor (not a fan of gold ) using good old oven cleaner (some really nasty shit) and a aluminum bristled brush. polished the fork tubes and think ill paint the center of the rotor black to match the rear.
Pre oven cleaner
Let soak for about 10 min
After scrubbing it with the brush a while (wear gloves i cant stress enough that is some nasty shit) tada most of the anodizing is gone
Here is one of the fork tubes, like it allot better