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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-05-2017, 04:50 PM   #81
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Tank graphics!

Got bored, started playing with the Harley fonts lol


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Stock engine with custom crank and cams? Cuz thats what i would love to have. Early 900rr with crossplane

I am not sure how far I would go with modifying a 180hp capable engine to produce any more than is needed in bumpy, twisty, back roads. But back when a certain west coast youtube channel (rnickymouse) was broadcasting major crashes on a particular hairpin corner (top of mulholland dr), they captured a R1 just being a hoon, and the sound of the 4-1 pipe sounded, to me, like the MotoGP M1, and that hearkened back to my years riding a friends GSXR1000 K7 (back in '07-08) with a Jardine GP-1 that made it sound like a WSBK machine on the clutch-less upshift, and even more so on the "down 3 and fan the clutch" backing it in all the way to the apex maneuvers. The R1 takes way less to sound like a superbike engine, than say, a CBR1000RR engine.

Video that I fell in love with the crossplane exhaust note...


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Looking at this Large Hadron Collider of a vehicle, I am starting to think the little bastard may have been on to something...
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-06-2017, 02:39 AM   #82
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no i meant making 900rr engine into crossplane or just use yamaha one

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Not much to report. Ebayed a swingarm pivot bolt and a rear axle. Went to the yard today and scored a GS1000 wheel with axle, spacers, etc. Rear shocks from a Magna. Tach cable from another GS1k, upper triple bearing so I can least swap the front end in for mockup, other misc. Not all the parts fit, but enough of what I picked up will work that I should have a roller by this weekend.

In the mean time, I had 3 teeth ripped out of my head today, holy fucking christ do I hurt right now.
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In the mean time, I had 3 teeth ripped out of my head today, holy fucking christ do I hurt right now.
Quit yer bitchin and get out to the garage
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Fah Q! I don't even have a garage lol
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Fah Q! I don't even have a garage lol
Quit yer bitchin and get back out under your tarp and do something
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no i meant making 900rr engine into crossplane or just use yamaha one


Just putting a R1 engine into the 900RR frame.

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Some shit pics, but here goes. Swingarm pivot bolt and rear axle came in today.

A couple washers or seals and this thing will be pretty centered.



Loosely assembled.






The GS stem and triples aren't sitting fully seated, at the bottom, and the upper bearing I grabbed from the yard is a little too tall, so the upper tripple doesn't sit down far enough for the top nut and washer to go on very far. And the front wheel is tight as shit to roll. So with that, here's the current list of things I need to make this a proper roller:

steering bearing kit
front and rear wheel bearings
rear axle spacer (between drum and swingarm)
end seals and/or washers for the swingarm (at the pivot bolt)
kick stand and spring
bushings for the shocks to properly fit the KZ frame and swingarm (posts on the Magna were larger, need to make new metal bushings to go in the rubber bushings and sit to the KZ without slop)
front and rear tires

Beyond that, I also need the following:
front brake calipers, lines, and master
throttle assembly
handlebars
tank
seat
switches & fuse/relay box
lights
foot rests
shifter and linkage
brake pedal and linkage
engine mounts
rear fender
chain

I'm prolly forgetting some shit, but thats most of it right there.

I've got a headlight I want to use, but it may not be so viable. Got a couple other options in mind.

Electrical will be easy. The DR/GN engine technically only requires the CDI and a ground wire/kill switch to run. The switches I run will be a handlebar mount, 3 button pod. 2 momentaries and an on/off. Momentaries for engine kill and horn, and on/off for lights.
Here's the pod:


And the relay/fuse box. Tiny little bugger:


For the foot rests, I still have the aircraft pedals that Mongo scored for me a while back.

I know what kind of handlebars I want to run, and I still want to use some FatBob tanks. I'm trying to see how small of a battery I can find or run on this. The tanks can't sit above the frame, they'll be far too high and will interfere with the steering. I'm planning to mount them at half depth to the frame. The cover panel I make to go over the gap between the tanks will have a quick release so I can lift it, since I'll mount the fuse/relay block under it. If I can find a small enough battery, I'd like to hide it under there as well. Would help make the bike look clean and simple.

So here's a question on that note. I haven't found out if the charging system on this engine is 6v or 12v. The "regulator" or "rectifier" that came with this setup is a little pot looking piece, 2 wires. Not much to it. Here it is below:


If this is 12v, can a lithion pack (A123 cells) safely charge from this? Anyone know? That would be the smallest possible battery I could use, and if I end up with LED for headlight and taillight, power draw will be minimal.
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I don't know the answer to your voltage/battery questions, but I read online that LED lights will not work on AC voltage. Do you know if your system does have a rectifier on not?

However...I did pop a LED spot light on the front of my XR400 ( strictly an AC system) and it works flawlessly. Veeeeeeeery slight flicker at idle, but it's full brightness. If I turn the idle up a couple hundred rpm there is no flicker at all. Just putting that out there.
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I don't know the answer to your voltage/battery questions, but I read online that LED lights will not work on AC voltage. Do you know if your system does have a rectifier on not?

However...I did pop a LED spot light on the front of my XR400 ( strictly an AC system) and it works flawlessly. Veeeeeeeery slight flicker at idle, but it's full brightness. If I turn the idle up a couple hundred rpm there is no flicker at all. Just putting that out there.
I have no idea what it runs. Still trying to find that info. I figure worst case scenario, I just dont go out at nights, and recharge the battery every several days so that I still have brake lights. Idk, still working on that lol.
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