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Ok...where to start...From the beginning maybe?

So after using my bandit 1200 as a daily lately in all its shiny-ness I decided I wanted something lighter, cheaper and more thrashable to use as my play bike and leave the bandit to its longer rides and 2 up duties and commuting will be done on both...

The CBR the day I picked it up...did I mentioned i only paid £640 for it? had been stood a few years so had dropped onto 3 cylinders and had blown fork seals (meant to be an easy task to swap) but other than that is in good condition with low miles!



so get it home and new set of plugs and fresh oil and fuel and bam! starts on all 4 and idles and revs perfectly...sorted! now those fork seals



...several hours later and both fork seals ended up coming out like this...



had to do all this and get the bike legal and running properly before my mum came home from holiday so i stood more of a chance of not being castrated (still a student living at home)

but after that new seals, front end back on and rode around for the last 3 weeks on it with just bottom fairings off

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oh heres my subtle but shiny bandit with gsxr forks



SO the plan is simple...we kill the batman...

wait wrong plan...try again

The CBR will be stripped of fairings and will be turned into a cheap as possible street tool that i plan on doing the odd amount of stunting on

So high crash cage, stunt clip ons, homemade flat track style headlight and possibly come winter some form of tail swap if I like how it performs in the meantime
 

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then the other day after I finished putting the bandit back together with a now working steering lock and some braided brake lines I decided it was time the CBR went on a diet...so the strip down commenced and within a day bodywork was off all front fairing stay and clocks removed, old alarm system ripped off and exhaust off to be shortened i got to work...

first parts to arrive were some cheap crash bungs for me to use in the meantime while I choose which stunt cage to buy



I will be using a digital dash that I have got already in my garage (pictured here on my old fighter)



next job after stripping was to disable the ramair and bypass the ramair valve thingy ma bob which was pretty straight forward (i took pics if anyone needs any help with it) I also re routed the wiring harness that ran along the right side of the frame to inside the frame and it should work where I have it but wont know for sure until the tank goes back on.

also mounted up my headlight for the forks (15 quid for the headlight and fork mounts combined) I put some xenon super white bulbs in for good measure :)



now although I love this stripped front end look I still have all switchgear wiring and ignition wiring to hide so I will be making a flat track style numberboard to go on too out of a plastic caution sign I have lying around...fast forward a bit of time and its cut roughly and on but needs cutting down painting etc etc



will next be getting stunt clip ons in the next few days if they turn up as got given a date between the 3rd and the 13th for delivery!
I have already wired up the clocks but need to make a mount for them from the ignition mount so that will get done tomorrow if I have time :)
 

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last of the parts turned up so I sprayed up the headlight mask, installed the new clip ons and wired up the digi dash!

digi dash mounted to the ignition



new bars installed with digi dash mounted on bike too



stage 1 complete



 

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Did you get that gauge working easily? I got one just like it but I couldn't get the rev counter to work. I don't have any kind of a manual either so don't even know does it has any settings to be fiddled with an how to access the menu.
 

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Did you get that gauge working easily? I got one just like it but I couldn't get the rev counter to work. I don't have any kind of a manual either so don't even know does it has any settings to be fiddled with an how to access the menu.
Yeah the guage was pretty easy to wire up and set up for me! Only problem I have got is the rev counter is innacurate (was fine on my bandit but the signal from the cbr is too strong so need to solder a resistor in)

if you hold down the right button I believe you will get a flashing menu appear first is a big 4 digit number and that is the circumference of wheel for speedo, after that you have 3 numbers separated...first is 5 or a 1 and thats options and is for fuel sender, middle is for the option of either MPH or KPH and last one is 2 or 4 cylinder.

If that doesnt help I can take some photos for you? have you managed to wire it properly as I have a wiring colour list to what the wire does if you need that too/any wiring help
 

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Yea man I got it wired with an email I got from the guy I bought it from. The wire colors didn't match but the pins in the connector did. My problem is that A) I got a three cyl motor B) if I hook the rev signal on as is it does diddly, if I add a pull-up resistor it climbs to one spot in relation to the ohm value and stays there so I kinda shelved it for future endeavours. I fiddled around with the buttons but was unable to open any menus, gotta retry later.

Thanks!
 

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ah youv got a triple! i see your problem :/ i know someone running same speedo on a single cylinder and I think he just chose twin and kept adding resistance till it worked!

I only paid £20 for mine so for what I paid I definitely can't complain!
 

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so yer...decided I wanted to make this more custom so...wiring loom is getting shortened, changing the clocks to a smaller unit (Koso DB01) going to convert to wide bars properly and changing subframe and seat unit...colour plan is staying covert for now but here is my digital mockup of the finished bike without colour change

 

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subframe is off! new tube is here! seat unit is 2 weeks away from completion...next 2 weeks is to drill top yoke and fit risers and drag bars! (probably get some nice cheap chinese levers too!)

dad making the first mark as he wanted to help out :)


bobber anyone?



also can an admin change the name of this thread to 'CBR street tracker'
 

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ok not much done this last week but risers arrived and i borrowed some renthals off a mate for mockup...drilled the standard top yoke and will be cutting some 3mm aluminium plate to brace the underneath of the yoke





 

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ok well now my build can continue...I picked up my seat unit today! needs shortening a bit and fitting to the tank shape at the front of the seat but I can sort that with a dremel tomorrow! quick mock up of how it will sit...can now measure up and cut my subframe and get my mate to bend it for me at work



 

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no bit too long as is atm! will be cutting it down a few inches and shaping it for the tank. hoping to have the end of the seat to be inline with roughly centre of the rear wheel
 

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update time!

cut my seat unit down to roughly the length I am happy with and then cut it to match tank at the front








I then went ahead and used some 22.5mm diameter mild steel tube with 2mm thick wall to make my top rail of the subframe

 

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The previous owner had painted the frame with hammerite but had done so with a brush so there were thick brush strokes on the frame and I didnt like it...so I sanded down the frame to all smooth and resprayed it with some 'Honda Blade Silver' paint from halfords







looks so much better than before anyway!

 

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Final update for the time being...

got the new bars on...wow they are wide!


then I decided to remove and strip the carbs as before I started chopping the bike it would run fine on throttle but was a little wooly/rough/lumpy on idle and stationary throttle...sure enough 2 of the idle jets are blocked so gonna put all the jets through my ultrasonic cleaner tomorrow...also got to sort this fucker out!



fucked head...ground the head off so i could get the float bowl off and I am now left with this to tackle tomorrow

 
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