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Discussion Starter · #44 · (Edited)
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Started with the mould for the tank.
After this last finish, I'm not happy with the bulk yet, will shave it down further. This build is centres at slimming this motor down to it's minimum, I particularly wanna see it look like a blade looking into it from 12 & 6.
Am also leaning towards straighter lines, it's not a rounded twin spar chassis, much narrower straighter setup. Fancy something like the factory unit on the Ducati 848, easily amongst my all time favourite tank.
The intake management on this bike is a bitch... it sticks into the tank area like one fat ass tumor. This is the under side mould on which I'm crafting the styrofoam. 👇🤦
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Will start with shaving more off the mould today, get some straight lines going and see what I end up with. Cheers
 

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Thx for your thoughts stuarty, will give it my best.
Not had time the last few days. Tank mould is ready for cast. I'll likely go with aluminium in a couple of days. Went metal hunting today for the subframe. Will mould seat once the tank is ready
 

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Looking forward to seeing this come together good work dude!
 

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Cheers Davey
Starteded hammering and stitching up some aluminium, it's a lot of work will take over a week surely.
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If it's the Gsxr 1100 tank u r aiming to mate with your frame, get a fibre cast of the underside of your factory's tank that sits with the airbox and everything else, separate the Gsxr 1100's bottom and mate it to the underside mould of your factory set-up with styrofoam.
I found it better to mould my own end to end coz I wasn't aiming for anything that already exists
 

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Discussion Starter · #52 · (Edited)
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This is more or less what u should achieve. I've bonded the underside cast with the mould. If metal crafting isn't your thing, an existing tank is a good way to have the top side sorted and u already fancy the 1100's tank. U'll nevertheless need to craft the two together if aluminium is the way u wanna go. Best to find someone with the expertise to do it.
 

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I've already noticed that by now. Thanks anyway. The lower part is somehow self-made and the tank has to be done by a specialist. Alu would have been a dream.


Had started with it before.

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More on that later in my conversion.
 

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Discussion Starter · #55 · (Edited)
I'm in India buddy
Yeah u can correct that, it's not gone too off. Get a mould done for it if u r not comfortable with styrofoam. Won't take much correcting this imo. U can use styrofoam over the tank to correct the lines too and anyone stitching it together will overlap the existing sheet metal with fresh pieces and remove some of the old. The hurdle u could face is with finding someone to correct sheet metal. Aluminium is a much easier animal to correct.
 

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Hello boys, it got busy for me after quitting banking. Work load at the farm multiplied & i got appointed to a sports body in the State.
Well the build in a way continued but at snail's pace.
Nearing completion of the tank, it took a truck load of corrections, back & forth to replicate my styrofoam mould. Being a complete craft job, there is no easy way around it
 
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