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jschapansky's '99 R6 Frankenbike - Official Buildoff Thread

ONLY OFFICIAL BUILDOFF UPDATES SHOULD BE POSTED IN THE OFFICIAL BUILDOFF THREADS!!! ALL DISCUSSIONS SHOULD BE POSTED IN THE BUILDERS DISCUSSION THREAD! ANY POSTS IN THE OFFICIAL THREADS FROM ANYONE OTHER THAN THE BUILDOFF THREAD AUTHOR, WILL BE DELETED.

ALL DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS BUILD SHOULD BE IN HERE!
 

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jschapansky said:
cool thanks. i wasnt even done my posts and you made me a nice comment thread.. how thoughtful!!
No problem! We did that so the buildoff threads stay nice and easy to read through. There is a link at the top of the buildoff threads to their discussion threads and vice-versa.

There's also settings in the usercp to have the link to your buildoff threads show under your avatar...
 

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Nice job on patching up your tail fairing. I hope your buddy that smashed your bike is helping you out. If I was you I'd make him polish your frame. Welcome to the comp.
 

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jschapansky said:
Done and Done!!

umm the link under your avatar for the buildoff discussion thread goes to your build thread.

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glad you enetered tho. cool project.
 

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Lookin good man...you mind fillin' me in on how you made the tail? I know nothing about modding plastics. Is that all just plastic welded?
 

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first i cut a piece of sheet metal up and bent and grinded and welded the hell out of it.


once i made it fit nicely, i pop riveted it in place. the i used flexible body filler to fill all the seams and such. lots of sanding to shape it a bit and voila...



nothing is plastic welded.. as a matter of fact the back part of the tail is metal and the front is plastic..
 

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Impressive man, you did good! I'm impressed!
 

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bikes looking great. i was thinking of mounting my gauges in the same location you used...

fender looks better than i thought it would after seeing the first pic. good job! did you use a dremel tool? drill? saw blade? butter knife?
cuts look good. did you have any problems with the plastics cracking??
 

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nope plastic didnt crack at all i just used a Black and Decker Handisaw that i got for xmas from the inlaws. i new itd come in handy sometime. Also i used a Diegrinder with a round grinder bit to clean it up.Yeah it didnt turn out too bad. and like i said if i dont like it at any time ill just pick up another fender. it was a cheap little mod that gives it some character.
 

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I think you did a helluva job. I'm having all sort of problems with fiberglassing a new tail on my bike. Your way would have definitely been easier. But I'm to committed at this point. Nice work.
 
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