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Offline NOZ

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« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2009, 11:06:47 AM »
that is rather nice :thumbs: not sure about the rest of the bike but the paintjob is the dogs
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« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2009, 05:11:00 PM »
not my cup oh char
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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2009, 07:21:03 PM »
dunno,love the paint not sure about the rest,looks a bit "all show" if you know what i mean

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« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2009, 08:41:34 PM »
paint looks show , reckon it'd go
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« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2009, 08:53:25 PM »
mine has the go...1200ccs of tuned go :nodyes::Dizzy::Dizzy::big grin:
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« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2009, 01:42:34 AM »
Woo Hoo :big grin:
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2009, 09:43:24 PM »
another Saturday....another few hours in the garage...

so...

it all started so well,...The 93 blade went to its new owner. leaving me with some extra space.

started with cutting the standard subframe down...hacksaw..3 minutes...sorted!

remembered I had a curved blade rad in the garage...it fits!!!

then it all went to shit...

I realised that although I can move the top shock mount over...I'd forgotten that the bottom will also need moving over...duuurrrr

a small tantrum followed this revelation...

was thinking about custom built wishbones...cutting the frame mounts and re welding...all sorts of bloody things went through my head...

But then ( having learnt from previous tantrums....usually involving a hammer followed by regret)  I sat down, took 5 mins with a sandwich and a beer...

it worked!.....came up with a solution...SPACERS !!!

so,...who's gonna make me some spacers....

5 minutes...thinking....I'll make em!!

so I did,...found some engine spacers from a blade..hacksaw...file....file again...file some more..fuck...file some more...done!!

so I was in the 'doing' mood...so I drilled the frame rail...

i only bleddy sorted the back end out...all in line...mayzin !!
I even made a spacer for the top shock mount to lift the back end a little!

did the usual seat unit swap pictures to round off the day


and to uphold the tradition of being a pic whore..









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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2009, 10:17:01 PM »
looking good as alway's rb, glad you had a good day, everything i touched today turned to shit :shakeno:
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« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2009, 10:27:00 PM »
Quote from: streetfightercarl;215843
everything i touched today turned to shit :shakeno:

I didn't touch anything just in case:big grin:
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« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2009, 11:08:33 PM »
looking very good rb mate which tail piece u gonna use :wave:
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« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2009, 11:16:44 PM »
dunno yet...:rolleyes::lol:
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« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2009, 11:26:45 PM »
black ones the only one that fits the subbie , but the shut line with the tank needs sorted .

you put equal sized spacers , one side on frame , the other on the arm , making it all the same thickness ?
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« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2009, 11:43:10 PM »
Quote from: yantosh;215849
black ones the only one that fits the subbie , but the shut line with the tank needs sorted .

think it needs a new subby...the seat sits too low, the bird seat is a couch!


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you put equal sized spacers , one side on frame , the other on the arm , making it all the same thickness ?

two on one side of the triangle...one on the other..yep..all same thickness

I was dead proud that I worked it out without setting fire to it:nocomment::nodyes::vfunny:

pic shows the bottom wishbone and the 2 spacers on the RHS

the spacers on the LHS of the wishbone ( split at moment, will make a single one) even it up...

couldn't fit the other triangle as the bolts aint long enough...just ordered some M10 x 100 bolts of ebay..

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« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2009, 12:09:08 AM »
nice bit of thinkin , hope for you yet
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« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2009, 12:10:53 AM »
ed could sort you a subbie no bother
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