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Bike now back from Racefit so i can crack on with getting some more work done on her, starting off with getting the rear calliper bracket sorted, then on with head cooler fitment. as i have had to invert the main cooler for exhaust clearance, i will be mounting the head cooler under the tank and at the front of the cam cover, where there is a rather convenient space for it to sit, going to remove some more metal from the lower headstock bracing for better air flow, but from initial measurements I will be able to fit a 13 row extra wide cooler, might be close fitting but i am sure it will go in with some mounts welded to the front tubes.

As with anything i get i find i have to adapt/modify/improve in one way or another, so the new paddock stand lifts the rear wheel clear of the floor by around 4", which is far more than i want, i usually want the tyre to be around 1cm clear of the floor!

i am going to move the bobbins on the stand, so their centre is through the middle of the round bar, thus giving me the required reduction in wheel lift.



got my Number board, 10mm Ti bar and Ti offcuts today,



offcuts will be used as spacers for the front end of the grab handle and also for

top exhaust bar mounting point. looking to have a 10mm Ti bar as the exhaust hanger bracket, sort of along the lines of this in the photo



i am looking to remove some more lower front steering stem plating to open up the air flow to the head cooler, that isnt needed as i have put extra tube bracing on,

will have to see if i could make a duct to allow better air flow

bit more fettling done tonight, cut the chain to length, test fitted, should be spot on with chain tensioner wheel fitted, attacked the new stand with the drill

and moved the bobbins down around 3", seem to be as best as i am going to get, but sitting much better all the same.



today i set about sorting the engine breathers and did a dry fit of the Number board to see how it looked and fitted, board seems to have been made to fit my bike!

will fit nice and snug to the yoke and wrap slightly around the fork legs.

hoses and fittings attached to the cam cover breather, then to the clutch cover and on to the catch tank under the seat.



got one of these to go on, bit will check out the Clearwater ones

 

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finished playing with the crank breather system, now fully sorted and happy with fitment.




i have now got around to changing the hose and fittings to Ti and S/steel :)



i am waiting the adaptors for the adjuster wheel housing, but think it will look a lot better and also fit better too



Clearwater LED lamp turned up this morning, looks much better condition than photo made it look, all nice and clean with

a tidy condition harness and switches, think it will fit in well with the number board. will have to make up a bracket that utilises

the two lock stop bolts and the centre h/lamp bolt hole in the bottom yoke to mount it.



dont think it will take a lot of fabricating to make a lamp/No board mounting bracket, there are two M8 holes in the underside of the top yoke (used to bolt it to the CNC machine bed)

and the two M8 lock stop screws that can be utilised for lower bracket securing.

lamp bracket looks like it will bolt straight onto one of the lower n/board brackets.

might see about making some bits out of MDF, as pattern for Taff to knock up out of Alloy for me :)
 

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message from Neil at SNT Race Engineering, clutch basket back from apodizers, just needs all of it riveting together

and i can collect (essential journey, honest officer!!)



s/steel adaptors came today, so quick test fit, waiting on correct length hose, but you get the idea!

i like this set up with the 90Deg bend, rather than the banjo set up i tried before, as it will give me more room for adjustment of the

hose placement.



productive day today, got my rear brake hanger plate back from Taff, sorted out some Ti bolts, and got it on for a check fit,



Fits perfect, and caliper is hanging spot on central to disc

as i could now get the rear wheel back on i played around with the fitment of the chain jockey wheel, managed to get it mounted by using the lower foot peg mount instead of one of the weld on brackets that came with the wheel, will still need to use one of the weld on plates, get Taff to knock up two bronze bushes and fit a spring Anker, but i think it should do the job.



will be well out of the way and hidden once the rear set is re fitted. might also get Taff to machine a 5mm deep chain channel into the centre to aid chain retention.

 

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Earls 13 row extra wide oil cooler arrived from the States, So today i have been mainly cutting up a cooler mounting bracket and playing around with how i can shoehorn it under the front of the tank between the down tubes and the cam cover, and still be able to get all the plumbing sorted without it all looking like a plate of spaghetti!!

going to need some metal removing from the lower front of the steering head to allow more air flow to the centre of the cooler, but will sort that once i have the cooler mounted and brackets done.



also had a play with Number plate angle, i like it as it is in the last pic, might be sat a little bit further in the final fit!

 

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sorted out the plumbing for the rear caliper



I actually got round to doing some real hands on cutting and shaping, doing something without the need for someone else's milling machines, something to keep my eye in.

so i took the bracket off the shock Res body, hacksawed off the extra offending lug, filed it to shape and rubbed it down to a nice finish. sorted



another good day had, hose for shock came, fits a treat



then popped over to SNT to collect my billet clutch basket for the GSXR1000 slipper clutch, I needed to remove a small amount of

metal from one of the crank case cover screw housings to get required clearance for basket to fit in, but had already been told i would need to by Neil,

I will need to take the clutch centre nut over to them for some slimming down too.

otherwise all goes in as expected.



MTC clutch cover spacer came today, opening more areas of thought!

Todays bright idea is to drill/tap the spacer to M22 and fit the crank case breather outlet, thus the oil filler plug can just be used for what it is intended, and wont need the breather and adaptor removing every time i need to top up/change the oil!

I was going to get the spacer anodised black to go with the engine and cases, but i think it fits in well with the block left bare alloy.



have a Rizoma oil filler ordered :)

getting the breather on the spacer sorted as we wait :)



plumbed in, re filled and tested out the hydraulic pre load adjuster with its new hose and fittings, works great.

had a go at fitting the head cooler where i want it, now almost sorted, just need to make some spacers for the top nuts and work out where to fit bottom mounts.

think i will go with some small weld on steel brackets.



had a play around with head cooler and tank fitment, have now got round to making some brackets to mount the head cooler to the front main engine cooler, I have made them from mild steel flat bar for the time being, might use them as pattern to get some alloy ones knocked up from yet.

head cooler is good and firm with rubber grommets fitted between it and the bracket.



after that it was a matter of checking clearance of cooler and tank, also fitted side panel to check it all still fitted/lined up correctly. whilst i was at it i have slipped the forks down in the yokes to where they are going to sit with the extenders fitted. really liking the stance and seat height, sits where i can put both feet flat on the floor when it is upright with me on.



went to work yesterday on the oil cooler plumbing, main cooler -10 hoses and fittings sorted, routing worked out before cutting to correct length and assembly.

did a bit of planning and sorting of head cooler with -8 fittings too.

main cooler lines go in well with lots of clearance on exhaust tubes.

 

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right, I can guarantee this is a marmite idea, split the voters further than the under tank head cooler did!

i have come up with a design concept to clean up the end of the coolers, but also turn them into air scoops, they will be in a much less

obvious colour if done.

but i like the idea so far



i have some gloss carbon sheet on order to make the end plates with, think it should match in well with all the other carbon that will be on the bike?



done a few small things, nothing of note as i am under house arrest after Avril came up positive for her Covid test last week!

so even though i have things for Taff, SNT and Red6 to be getting on with, I cant go around to give them the jobs :wacko:

waiting on some bits to arrive from different parts of this big wide world, then i might have something better to report.

now up to date with build, further posts as things happen,

Onwards
 

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added some more totally over the top, superfluous and crass carbon bits they are in need of slight adjustment to the mounting brackets, to make them sit a little bit tighter and closer in to the callipers, but i am very happy with the look for starters.

 

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got the breather adaptor fitted to the clutch spacer, will sort the hose attachment.







then sorted out the hose plumbing into the oiler bar, head cooler hoses now sorted.







re fitted all the bits onto the bars so i can sort the last of the button placements, the throttle cable routes and mark up for where i will need to drill for wire access.


 

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PS, just won this on e bay, going to mount it behind the number board, got a block of alloy that i will be getting mounting brackets made out of for the damper and number board.

 

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not much done recently, just sorted out the breather hose, will be making a baffle plate to go over the inside of the clutch spacer to stop fling off going up the hose.

had another look at the rear pre load adjuster, got a new idea for mounting the hand wheel so it is much more accessible and easier to use.

 

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managed to do a little bit on the bike tonight, sorted out the rear brake hose, cut and added the angled hose adaptor, then once i was happy with fitment I added a P clip to hold the hose close to the arm and away from the tyre where it goes up to the M/c.

bled it all, and now working.

 

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Dont think it will be too long before she comes apart, got some mods to do to the frame yet, once done, frame will be black gloss powder coat, actual colour scheme is not yet a 100%, got a couple of ideas, but design for paint is sorted in my mind.
 

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Awesome build, but I got to ask after all this why both with powder on the frame, why not cerakoate it's mile better ?

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Awesome build, but I got to ask after all this why both with powder on the frame, why not cerakoate it's mile better ?

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I am happy with powder, covers small blemishes no problem, dont think CeraKote will cover them as well.
 

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I am happy with powder, covers small blemishes no problem, dont think CeraKote will cover them as well.
Fair enough

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No need to grow up do what brings you joy and enjoy life! Stunning work absolute bike porn!! Question though why anodise the couch basket? Will it actually be seen or it’s just because why not?
 

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No need to grow up do what brings you joy and enjoy life! Stunning work absolute bike porn!! Question though why anodise the couch basket? Will it actually be seen or it’s just because why not?
Davey, it is Hard anodise, to help make the mating surfaces harder and less prone to ware.
 

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Davey, it is Hard anodise, to help make the mating surfaces harder and less prone to ware.
Ah that makes sense like every thing you do it has a purpose! Awesome work I’ve always loved your builds first one I ever saw was your hornet!
 

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had to figure out a shift shaft lever arm for the gear change rod, as i was looking around the web for one to fit, i came across the billet clutch actuator arm that SPS make to fit the air cooled GS/GSX motor, sent a quick message off to them to confirm it would fit the bandit gear change shaft, got confirmation from them that it would, so i now have one.
It will be getting the end bolt hole removed, as i dont need it that long.
put it all together with the Q/ shifter and cut the rod to length.


 
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