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Got some new mods in the works for My 900RR. A couple little things that'll make a big difference.

First thing was new foot controls. This was more of an experiment that worked out really well. These come off a 02-03 R1. They bolted right up. Only mod was swaping out the sifter. The one pictured is actually a moded GSXR brake lever. That didn't work to well, lol. I ended up using the shifter from a 929 with the knuckle on the shift shaft fliped upside down to keep standrd shift patern.




Originaly I had Rassk rear sets. They were ok, but the action has gotten very slopy over the years and replacment parts are rare and exspencive. Eventually, I'll probably go with a nice set of aftermarket sets to replace these.

The next mod I have in the works is the front wheel from a Buell with perimeter brake.



Supisingly enough it slides right into my TLR axel and centers up perfectly without spacers. Only thing is the axel sits a bit deeper into the fork. I'm not very enthusiastic about this, but I don't see it being a problem. I may make a small spacer, about a 1/4", just to push the axel back out a bit.



The big bitch is making a bracket to mount up the caliper. There's about a 2.5" gap between the fork and the rotor I need to make up and also the mounting points are totally different. Plus there's the structural side I need to keep in mind. Last thing I need is exsessive flex at the caliper. The other cool part about this mod though... the weight. It's a full 5 lbs lighter then the TL wheel and brake rotors with tire mounted. This should be neat...



 

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Eff Tee Pee
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<--- JEALOUS! man since i first saw that buell setup with the perimeter brakes i wanted to run that setup. be cool if you had dual perimeter brakes...or mbe just the left side so both your rims would be visible from the right side.

rim matches up pretty well with your car rim....gonna paint it black?? gold looks pretty good tho too...mbe spray the rear??
 

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ditto...I've always wanted perimeter brakes...I played with the idea on the ninja, but budgets said otherwise lol.
 

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I tried fliping the wheel around, but the caliper hits the wheel. The spokes are actually made with a curve in them to clear the caliper. If I try and mount it the other way the bleeder hits.

I do actually dig the gold, but I think I'm gona have it powder coated black. My rear wheel is a modular design. It has a perimeter of hexs bolts around it. I have a second wheel I'm gona powder and leave the bolts silver. I think that'll help it match a bit more.
 

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DEFFINATLY post up as much info you can about getting that buell wheel on there, thats one mod I've always wanted to do.

And... you have a car wheel on the rear?!? Is that based off the fact that the VFR SSS hub has the same bolt pattern as a... Honda or Accord or some such vehicle? Do tell more about that. Howd you get a bike tire on a car rim?
 

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like the oz racing wheels perimeter setup...... thats trick
 

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Candyman said:
And... you have a car wheel on the rear?!? Is that based off the fact that the VFR SSS hub has the same bolt pattern as a... Honda or Accord or some such vehicle?
Yes, it does have the same bolt pattern as the cars. You have to use an adapter in order to make it work with the offset of the car wheel. It took me about a week to figure out how to get it centered. The nice part was the VFR practicly bolts right in. The wheel on the other hand took a bit to figure out. that wheel is 17x7 with a 38mm positive offset. In order to keep it centered and off the swingarm, It required a 1" adapter to bolt between the wheel and hub.


Howd you get a bike tire on a car rim?
Very carefuly. :D Seriously though, it becomes a 2 man job to muscel it around the rim. Once you get it on there it takes a shit load of air pressure to get it to bead up. I think we filled it up to 75psi befor it seated. Also, soapy water doesn't cut it for lube. I used spray on axel greese on the bead in order for it to slip into place. We had to strap the wheel to the machine cause The tire literely explodes into place. Greese goes flying everywhere... it's a mess.

I think next time I'll try eather and a match. It may go smoother :jump_fire: :rolleyes:


I'll be sure to post up more pics and info once I get back to work on her. May be a while though. Working 6 days a week. Not a whole lot of time to tinker any more.
 

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So you needed to move the wheel away from the hub an inch to get everything to line up?

Does the sprocket on the VFR swingarm attach to the hub?
 

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Groovy, baby! Keep us up on engineering the caliper.
 

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scrappy ingenuity! :metal:

love this project!
 

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Love the engineering!
 

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Another new mod. Made a new end can the other day. More of a neccessity that ended up working really well. The original muffler was actually a baffled exhaust tip ment for a car. (go to first post of this thread for pics) It worked well for a few years, but the chrome was getting rusty and was getting louder. Well the other day it blew the welded in baffel out on the way home from work. It went from throaty, loud and obnoxious to OH MY GOD! MY EARS ARE BLEEDING!!! It ran like crap too, so this needed to be remedeed quickly. Had an Yosh carbon bolt on from a 750 SRAD laying around. the carbon sleeve was pretty busted up but still had about 7 inches of good carbon left. I chopped off the bad section and cleaned up the ends. The biggest hurtel was making it match up to my mid pipe. Mine being a traditional slipon style. I needed to fit some pipe into the end cap. Unfortunatly, by this time all the exhaust shops were closed, so I took the original muffler, cut the mounting end off and used that. Befor I could fit it into the end cap I had to cut and beat out the baffel and press the new pipe in. This required a couple quick minutes with the sawzall, a chisle and a BFH. BTW, this mod wound up being a great stress releaver, :LolLolLolLol: . Once the end cap was made it was just a matter of cutting everything to length, fitting it together and drilling and tapping the bolt holes. The pipe sounds great. Has a nice rumble to it. Not to loud with an even tone. Kinda wierd actually. My bike has bass :D . Also helped out with performance a bit. Bike runs real smooth. I had a small flat spot in the middle. took it right out. I gota get some button head bolts for it and maybe clear coat the carbon to bring it back out.









 

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929_adam said:
<--- JEALOUS! man since i first saw that buell setup with the perimeter brakes i wanted to run that setup. be cool if you had dual perimeter brakes...or mbe just the left side so both your rims would be visible from the right side.
Me too Dude, I'm planing a lh side perimeter brake setup. I know a guy that built his own.
But like most of us the lack of $$$ is holding me back.:LolLolLolLol:


Great mods scrapyard, that stubby can is Sweeeet!:metal:
 
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