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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 07-09-2011, 09:51 PM   #101
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Waiting patiently to see how this tail turns out. Great job so far.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 07-17-2011, 02:57 AM   #103
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Update time. As I suspected, there were a couple of problems with the subframe, as built, and the attempt to form foam around it to shape a tail.

Problem 1: I wanted the RC 51 tail shape without a) the RC 51 tail width (at its fattest part) and b) the RC 51 tail length (which was too long). I simply could not see a way to make a fiberglass mold of the stock tail and not run into the SAME problems as I did with the GSXR tail.

Problem 2: I suck at sculpting.

Problem 3: I fucking hate big messes.

So the first attempt ended up with this:


There was a bit of a gap in the foam (I ran out right at the end and it didn't expand the the degree I expected. My materials were little dated, so that might have had something to do with it (does 2-part foam HAVE a shelf life?)

I tried to fill in with Great Foam. HUGE mistake. COMPLETELY different characteristics in density and porosity.

The other issue was it looked like a cafe tail. I have nothing against cafe tails... on cafe builds. Which this wasn't. So my fault, shitty design.


Which led me to do a second pour all over again, this time allowing for a deeper tail below the seat. I boxed in the cavity with cardboard and went to town. And ended up with this:


Now, I got good coverage on this one. After two hours of sanding, looking at it, sanding, looking at it... I was covered in foam particles. Every surface of every object in the garage was covered in foam particles. When...

....I fucking flipped. Can't really describe it. I was standing there sweating my fucking balls off, slamming another Lagunitas and knowing I had another two to three hours ahead of me...when I fucking lost it. It was one of those moments when patience and expectancy crash through zero and the monkey at the back of the brain takes over...

... I tore that one apart too. And disassembled the subframe and 'made it go away'.


So.

Not sure where to go at this point, but the tail is a major issue. I have finally shit-canned the idea of the RC-inspired rear end. I have already ordered another tail (race glass) that I very much like. It has the correct width and length that I want, and it removes the use of any but a fabricated seat unit - which frees me up from having to figure that into the design.

I didn't get it to start with, because I figured I'd 'save some money' and do it myself (PLus this is a learning activity for me).

Lesson learned: when the voices are telling you to 'DO THAT' listen to them the first time. Now I have to listen to a smug chorus of 'I told you so'...

I suspect it will look something like this...


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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 07-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #104
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What tail is that???? I've seen it a few times and I absolutely love it. I think it has great lines and matches damn near any bike you put it on. Great choice, glad you fucked the other one up lol. Blessing in disguise lol.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 07-17-2011, 11:58 PM   #105
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New tail is a Hotbodies Honda RS 125 seat.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 07-18-2011, 12:03 AM   #106
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I think it will look perfect with your build.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 07-20-2011, 03:21 AM   #107
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Thanks! I am pretty sure this tail will do the trick this time.

So, had to get the 1st anniversary trip to Sausalito out of the way, and scratch a few things off the 'honey-do' list:

Two yards of rock to finish off the back yard perimeter:


And then had to put up the new shed:


(Not crying about this, because it cleared a ton of garden crap out of the garage!)

And THEN, I finally got to work a bit on the bike. There were some frame mounts that were not gonna be used:


Rear reservoir mount GONE:


Right rearset mount GONE:


Left rearset mount GONE:


Since I am not gonna need the stock exhaust, I removed that as well. I am going to have to remove the two stock exhaust mounts, most likely. If I can use them, I will, but I am trying not to get tied down to that.

After taking the mounts off, I got to looking at all the casting marks on various parts... I think I am going to have a looong day with the sander and a few parts. It looks too nice not to try and clean up whatever I can.

That's all I got for now.

Peace


Edit: Almost forgot. I may be picking up an over-bored GSXR 1100 with Mikuni flat-sides on Saturday (7/23) - FOR FREE. Not sure what the bodywork is like - but... who cares! I am waiting to get it home before I decide what to do with it. I'd like to do a Lucky Strike race replica... but we'll see.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 07-20-2011, 03:34 AM   #108
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you lucky bastardd, wanna make 50 bucks? ill buy the gsxr from u!!
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Lol damned vultures lol. Nice score bro, put some pics up when you get her home!

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I still think there should be an award for the slowest build.

Been a looong time since I left off on this project. But back on it again now that both kiddos are are settling in. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, delays projects/screws with time tables like having kids.

So. The tail section. I decided to DW on the rear end a bit.


First, I ripped out the Duc shock.


Why? Cuz I got an R1 shock with less than 300 miles on it for $35. Might be fun, so:


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