Some work has been done.
Some progress, and some "setbacks"
I'll define the setback with the pix.
First, a little pic of the top-hat/garage thingie.
The mockup of the tank-ram-air-hoover-tube-thingie
The final shape is a bit different, since i wanted them to follow the lines of the tank.
Put on the stock rear tail, and unfortenatly, it looks better now,
when all the shitz underneat it is stripped of. The Setback, is increasing with the next pics.
Made myself a bellypan. I like it.
Yeah, I know it is a bit higher than most belly pans, But i like it,
Think it will suit the big mask, when it is finished.
The rear tail is starting to grow on me, specialy with that belly pan. I might keep it?
Suggestions on keeping the rear tail, or not is appreciated.
Got myself some mini blinkers, and some new headlights.
With the new headlights, some modifications to the mask is needed.
No biggie, just doing a 2part mask instead.
Let there be lights:
The headlights is a set of dominators, the reason for the sudden change in headlights is due to the former headlight setup.
They didn't have the right spread to the lights, and I had to use one for low and one for high beam.
Making it looking weird when driving with only one light at the time.
And there was acually no difference in low and high beam with the other lights.
They also had no park lights.
A closeup, with the mini turnsignals. I'll have to do some more work on the brackets.
I will clean them up as soon as I have figured out how to incorperate the brackets to the gauge frame.
Did some modification to the mask. Making it a 2part setup.
The top part will house the gauges, the bottom part to hide cables, and horn and stuff.
This is what I'm thinking of for the Gauges.
Also cleaned up the risers, drilling, and tapped/died some threads in them to fasten the risers securely with 2x m6 bolts each.
Should be secure enough.
And I finally got those pesky clip-ons off.
The way I had 'em earlier seemed a bit scary.
Called 'em: Pedestrian Impalors.
Also cleaned up the wireing on the bike. Some of the wires where damaged when I got it.
I dunno how the previous owner managed to damage them, since the damage was nowhere near any sharp edges.
Some soldering, and shrink tube, and the wires where as good as new.
Including shorting of the headlight cables, and a new connector for the park lights, it came out nice.
Next up will be cleaning up the mask, fabricating a mount for the gauges and weld the air-thingie to the tank.
I was a little concerned about the mask at first, but seeing it on the bike now, I know it def works! Have you considered putting the horn behind the mask and then cutting a hole right where the mouth would be? Maybe a bit like the hannibal lecter mask?
I think you are right to keep the stock tail, it looks beautiful with the large bellypan and the mask.
Funny you should mention that.
I was acually searching for a hanibal mask in the beginning when i had my mind on those dominators.
When I came over the smaller ones, that I posted erlier, I decided to go for a full mask.
Then I changed my mind yet again, and wanted the dominators, I went back to the idea of a restraint facemask idea.
And yes, I will cut some holes for the horn
A bit narrower than the ones on the hannibal mask, but higher.
Something like this maybe?
Man that had been an awesome mask.
It is not to late yet.. But I think I'll go for the current design.
Yeah, the tail looks good. I didn't like it erlier, but after all the crap underneath it went off,
It changed the looks of it. The licenceplate holder and turnsignals where missplaced from factory.
I'll need to fabricate a undertray.
I like your source for inspiration on the mask. That is a pretty sweet hemet, but I def like the one you made better! Those current lights are the perfect size. I think if you went with smaller ones, it would look too tame. But right now, it has just the right amount of evil. I think you could even incorporate the turn signals into the mask now that you have gut it into two pieces. If possible, you could angle the turnsignal so that it would be flush with the trangle shaped area that you cut out on each side. Then put a piece of plexiglass in there and use smoke paint to make the mask look like one piece again, but you would still be able to see the light through the smoked plexiglass.
For the tail, if you can figure out a way to mount the licence plate out of the way so that it does not interfere with the current lines. maybe do a side mount, or something like on [url="http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showpost.php?p=865732&postcount=142]schack's bobber[/url].
I think I'll keep the turnlights where they are.
And they serve as the porouse as golding the headlights in place in the headlight frame.
Instead of using bolts, I am using the turnlights.
If you look closely on the headlights, you can see the small turnlights.
I'll take a new pic of them with the turn light turned on for a better viewing later.
Thanks for the kind words on the mask. Warms a custom heart
When it comes to the license plate, I was thinking of putting it as far in under the undertray as possible.
Also try to push it as far up underneath the seat as possible.
I think the right place is at the front og the back seat.
Where the tail is at its widest.
Also try to keep the rear turnsignals under the tail, but viewable fron the rear and mostly from the sides.
Try to keep them partly hidden, so they only get noticed when i use them.
I might do a licenseplate/rearblinkers mockup when I've done the gauges.
Unfortenatly, I don't have much spare time this week to DW.
Back at work after 2 weeks of vacation. And working graveyard shift.
Next week might be better, and in 2 weeks, staycation
Painted the wheels, front fender, and rear hugger.
Rear wheel close-up
Frontwheel mounted, fender needs clear-coat
Rearwheel mounted, also hugger needs clear-coat
I really LOVE the color combo.
I am glad I didn't go for orange or copper, as that was the idea when i first began thinking of a streetfighter.
Gun-Metal & Kawa Green IS the right color combo.
I need to finish up some of my recent projects on this bike.
Have to finish the mask, gauge/headlight brackets, tank, etc.
I think tomorrow is spent by prepping the bellypan for paint.
Trying hard not to start up with the tail before I finish the unfinished buisness.
It's those mirrors, or some ugly over-handle-bar-style mirrors.
Trying to keep it road legal.
Having some trouble with the RFID setup.
It works to turn on the ignition, BUT it can't seem to turn off the ignition.
The LED does not even blink when the latch relay is turned on.
When the latch relay have the ignition off, the rfid LED blinks and turns on the ignition..
What the hell is wrong?
The tankcap had dried enough for me to remount all the small pieces.
Result is looking good.
Painted the cap, lock-cap, and bolts.
Also tighten up some of the small parts int the cap, so the lock works without a hitch.
Got some primer on the belly pan too. nothing fancy to look at.
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