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hey all thought id start a build thread seen as i actually started it after a year :D
i first bought the bike of one of my college mates

when i bought it he showed me it ran it looked in good condition so thought can't go wrong for £300. when i got home i started it up all was fine except the ticking noise which i heard was a common problem with the tensioner so didn't bother me that much so took it for a ride down to southport not to far from mine,as i'm riding along one of my side panels flew of luckily there was no one there so got to nearest shop and taped it up and carried on. next day wouldn't start no electrics nothing checked the battery was completely dead charged it and working for a day or to then dead again so checked for a drain found one in an old alarm took the loom out and had a look at it was in a mess whoever had these prior my mate did a bad job found a cheap untouched loom on the trusty ebay but in the time that came i thought i know what be a good idea lets see what else wrong and sort it so first on the list was the engine. the engine was filthy looks like it hast had a wash in the 26years its been running which made me think i'm going to regret this but when i opened it up it wasn't actually bad at all was pretty shocked.
The main frame was in good condition but the subframe was falling to bits seen a few people go with the rr look and i thought yaa i like that so stripped the rest of the bike took the frame into the college workshop but seen as i had very limited amount of money and no welding equipment had to find a alternative.
so started chopping



then came the how we going to do this but managed to figure a way that could work so got a start on it we got some solid ally rods cut em to size to fit them into the old frame and then bolted them to it and made a plate to put the new subframe on


made a new bracket for the seat and tank


why i was doing this i also seen an rr swing arm with guard shock and linkages also with the brakes for £60 so i had to get them and as i have seen a few do this customization thought ya why not lets give it a go ran into a snag as where i need to cut it would leave me with only a 1/3 of the right hand side and worked out like 10mm of ally at the weakest point and would give it to much flex so i have taken it to a machinist to make few modifications to it but will take two weeks so i'm at a bit of a halt until then
 

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that tail is a real good fit to the tank looks cool..

ps subed....
 

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dam its been a long time since i done anything, well got some painting done which im never doing again cos im s*&t hahaha to impatient but it will do for now until i can afford to do it properly

decided to do the calipers as well which i waited till i took em apart to paint them but they will do for now

also got my bars and forks and brakes used an r6 radial master cylinder

get my frame and swingarm back from the machinist tomorrow after having it for 7 weeks so will update again over the next few days
 

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Damn 2 weeks turns to 2 months that would piss me off. Nice job so far
 

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i was extremely pissed off and even more so when i got it back yesterday and found that he never done the ride height adjustments to my measurements so now its 3" to tall so has to go back again to get re done which prob take another week or 2
 

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Finally got my swingarm put on ImageUploadedByMO Free1376336798.108232.jpg but for some reason I have no suspension its so stiff I'm not 100% on how the rr3 suspension works so if someone can give me some info be much appreciated


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Bike looks sick! That white is all sorts of sexy
 
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