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« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2009, 06:03:56 PM »
you dont do things by halves jon, them wheels look mint
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« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2009, 09:40:56 PM »
This is seriously impressive stuff.

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« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2009, 11:20:39 PM »
Jon ,for a budget build this is lookin awesome already, it`s gonna be summat wicked when it`s all finished. Great work mate.
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« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2009, 11:25:20 PM »
Cheers guys. Doin everything I can to keep budget down.:big grin:

Should be a pretty wild lookin bike n pretty damn quick when done. Given where I live is a remote scottish island with next to nowt but twisty mountain tracks n ideal weapon for them is an impreza or supermoto, it should be pretty mad.:big grin: All the more reason to do it tho imho.:Dizzy::nodyes:

Not in any rush tho so just chipping away at it in non stress chunks n enjoying the build.

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« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2009, 02:09:32 PM »
Got all the back wheel bits cleaned up n assembled n guff. Looks well:-





Next stage will be to get it down off my wonky table onto the ground n get back end blocked up to ride height n play about with wheel to get an accurate measurement of swingarm spindle to rear wheel spindle for Yantosh to work with for the swingarm.

Prob start making brackets for headlights/nose fairing after that.

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« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2009, 06:30:37 PM »
Had a go at the seat unit tonight. Thought it was gonna need recovered as was splattered all over with paint and fibreglass resin by looks of it. Spent about 2 hours or so with the wd40 and picking away at it with my fingernails n came up like new:-



Bit of a result n saves the expense of material, etc. Only a wee bit yeah, but theyre adding up slowly. lol. ;)

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« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2009, 06:01:39 PM »
Farting about in garage tonight tryna unwind as lotta crap on plate as per life.

Mounted headlights off frame tabs at headstock down to between dominator headlight units. Helmet cowl will bolt straight onto dominator light side mounts normally used for fork brackets. Nice n simple.







Should look alright all sprayed up to match bodywork including visor insert as per my usual helmet paintwork.

On full fork lock the legs tuck inside back edge of helmet. Might have to trim lower edge as gonna sit close to front muddy. Easy enuf to do tho. Need to tidy up edges anyway somepoint.



Might remake lower headlight bracket too as got bit of flex in it. Easy 20 minute job tho somepoint.

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« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2009, 12:54:52 PM »
i think the light unit needs to be higher can you not recess the clocks into the top of the lid?
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« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2009, 02:25:02 PM »
I'm with Heatz on this. Deffo needs to be higher IMO:nodyes:
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« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2009, 04:58:50 PM »
Yeah maybe try it higher. Want to get bike down off bench onto floor in next week or two, block up back end at ride height n get back wheel layed in position so can get measurements for drag swingarm for Yantosh.

Can then lay on bodywork n step bck few feet to see whats workng best where, etc. Remember tho theres gonna be good 6-8" width each side to go on with the scoops covering the turbo and intercooler. Really need it down on ground n blocked at ride height to start figuring whats going look best at what heights/angles, etc. Headlights on simple brackets tho so can move it about to suit once can step back n see where I want it.

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« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2009, 03:38:32 PM »
Did another wee bitty this afternoon in between building snowmen with kids. lol.

Remade the lights bracket out of 6mm steel bar so no flex now. lol.



Moved it all up few inches, trimmed down rough edges with flap disc on grinder,








On full steering lock the clocks and bottom yoke tuck inside but dont hit anything.




Just needs couple of holes drilled for fixing bolts to hold helmet fairing onto light units n job done I reckon.

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« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2009, 03:40:05 PM »
Thats a lot better Jon.
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« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2009, 03:58:39 PM »
Excellent Jon:nodyes:
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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2009, 05:49:11 PM »
Took grinder to lid again n took off bout an inch off back edges n added more curves, etc to make it look a lot less bulky. Then managed to mount it over an inch back on headlights for a more flush look. Also angled up chin slightly. Much happier with look now.

Managed to mount it to headlights using countersunk bolts which are covered up when visors down for a nice smooth no fixing mounting.



Got some triangular motre indicators with bike. In good nick n working n nice clear lenses. Tried to find a place for em then noticed top vents on lid. Out with drill n file. Need a bit of tidying up prior to paint, but lenses sit almost flush n pretty neat once painted up I reckon. Wont stand out neither as helmet with have a bio-mech face airbrushed on it when do bodywork which will be prodominantly whites n greys so should blend in nice in end.



Reckon its better:-



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« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2009, 11:02:19 PM »
Looking good Jon and can't wait to see it painted.

Can you drop the clocks into the helemt as well? don't know how you would, but that would look cool.