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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2006, 09:07:52 PM »
Hmmm........Hmmmmmmm....Hmmmmmmm.... HMMMMM -clap-
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2007, 05:55:19 PM »
The build thread that refuses to die! :lol:

Now with R1 front end, using a one off stepped top yoke.

Ride height is still gonna be low even with a stepped yoke, but thats what i wanted, so there.

(note "Im sick of lookin at that paint where's the nearest can of black" paintjob). :big grin:
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2007, 06:16:42 PM »
And today with help from weaver we managed to get the R1 rear end (and EMC shock) in (Mocked up obviously).

Pivot tube will still have to be machined down slightly and some spacers knocked up, the sleeve that previously fitted the gpz spindle into the zxr pivot is gonna have to be turned down as its slightly too thick.

When the arm went in it first looked like a new shock mount would have to be made cos of the linkages not being the right length and the top brace fouling the shock, weaver decided the brace could be trimmed down and after a few different dog bones where tried everything lined up with some gsxr dog bones and a bigger cutaway in the brace, result!

Back wheel was just stuck in to see roughly what the chain alignment would be like,though that will have to wait till the motor goes in, more on that soon (hopefully).

Rough wheelbase length - 7ft 2 inch, seeing as its gonna be low that should look pretty much as i had planned.
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« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2007, 08:17:26 PM »
New motor is here, gsxr11 motor looked a bit lost in the frame so im now gonna be using the engine out of this.

Gpz1170 with factory big bore kit.

Has plenty of torque and sounds fucking great,will be getting a overhaul even though it runs bob on.

1170cc's of aircooled grunty kawapower, yes as you may of guessed im a happy bunny. :woohoo:

Oh and weaver took the angle grinder to my subframe, pics of the aftermath soon.
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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2007, 11:24:21 PM »
No going back now, one swift grinder session, followed by a quick blue peter style mock up of possible one peice bodykit (Now we are getting carried away:big grin: ), seat unit will be trimmed and pulled forward an inch or two yet, plenty of room underneath for the numberplate to be hidden away and gives a quite good 'sat in' feel when you sit on it, or in it, innit?
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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2007, 07:17:03 PM »
Well seeing as its very long and very low already and will probably handle like a oil tanker and require a very extended chain i have decided to do something about it as that just wont do for me.


So a nice set of drag slots have been ordered to make it even longer and to make me cry out in pain when it comes to probably having to buy two chains to make one, and yes i will have to extend the shed to get it in.

No half measures round these parts. :Dizzy:

Pics to follow soonish....
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2007, 07:06:33 PM »
3 foot long swingarm here we come! :Dizzy:
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2007, 08:02:30 PM »
Drag slots now looking more flash thanks to a bit of milling by weaver, nice stepped edge to them now,possible trial run soon in a scrap r1 arm to see how we can sort out the fact that the lefthand side of the arm is stepped to allow for the sprocket,meaning the dragslot will have to be at the same angle.

Also got a remote start/alarm/immobiliser unit, we can get hold of more if anyones interested (much cheapness), ill put the full spec up in another thread.
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« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2007, 07:47:13 PM »
New lump in place ready for engine mounts to be sorted out, some new frame lugs will have to sorted out as some are missing,already sporting another performance upgrade in the form of some flatslide carbs.

You may notice the rear wheel on the horizon and this is before the arm gets longer,and the swingarm thats on the floor underneath it should give you a idea of how low it is.

And when its off the paddock stand its even lower. :shock:
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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2007, 07:32:36 PM »
Mocked up some rough ideas for the new look, old one was good, but might as well go with something that i REALLY like then something thats just good.

So new look is gonna be a fat, lowrider/streetfighter Z900 type thing, currenly on the hunt for a suitable tank, gonna go for something wider then a standard z9, and a bit more curvy, this one just on to get an idea,the one i want will curve down towards where the sidepanels start.Probably gonna be a single seater with a shortend z9 style tailpeice,and maybe on a new and very minimal subframe.
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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2007, 06:45:07 PM »
Me and weaver started to mock the new engine mounts up the other weekend, having to re do them all after the previous owner cut them all off, atleast it gives us the option of being able to slighty change the position of the motor.

All the mounts will be machined up from billet, the left hand side rear one will slot inside the previous mounting point.
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2007, 06:53:15 PM »
Gonna go with this zedbutt for the seat unit, it will be trimmed down in some way cos i think as standard they are too bulky, so the sides will be trimmed down, the front chopped off and maybe the entire seat area if i decide to use it just as a z9 style tailpeice, might even make some kind of pillion pad to go on the hump that i can bolt on when needed.

Though no point in trimming the front down yet till im sorted tank wise.
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« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2007, 07:12:28 PM »
Was on a roll today (and i was undisturbed) so had a play side panel wise, wanted to have something a little different for panels and im too tight fisted to shell out for zed 9 panels only to start hacking them up.So in my pile of scavenged panels i had these gpz750 panels (the early models), they looked a bit bland so i pondered and went crawling round the dark corners....

Found the remains of the now rare :lol: Triky seat unit weaver butchered for his blade, i roughly trimmed the vents out the sides, turned them inside out and ended up with some scoops.Will stick em on then use the whole panel as a mould, cut the holes out and mesh over, then stick the reg/rec behind one and summat else behind the other.
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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2008, 07:53:24 PM »
More progress, we have the front engine mounts roughly done, rear awaiting to be cut, gearbox side rear is gonna be a peice of billet slotted inside the original mount.

Gonna need a large offset sprocket to get the chain run right and possibly a outrigger.

Also mocked up a bellypan idea, if i do go with it ill have to do some severe trimming cos it ended up taking up the last bit of ground clearance i had (and i dont have much:Dizzy:) and left me with about 4", and that was on a paddock stand. :lol:

Pics to follow when i can find the camera charger.
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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2008, 12:05:30 AM »
Engine mounts have been done (thanks to weaver) Im gonna give them the final finishing (will get pics next time).

While having 5 mins to eat my dinner i decided that im gonna make a pillion pad thats cut into the zedbutt, cos i didnt want it plonked on top ruining the lines, ill get busy with the saw at the weekend cos most of the zedbutt will be being hacked off too, but in the meantime i got my priorities sorted as regards to whos gonna be riding pillion. :big grin:



Next up...frame butchery on the horizon! Thanks to the gpz's strange bracing its near impossible to find a tank that will fit, so having found one i quite like the look of its going to fit no matter what carnage will happen!  Looks like the top tubes are gonna be cut off and a single larger one used instead that will fit the tunnel of the tank.
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