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Well Im throwing my 7R into the mix. I might as well give it a shot right?

Starting from tonight, my bike currently is a 1997 ZX7R. It has a full Muzzy race exhaust, K&N, jet kit, timing has been advanced, and has some high performance clutch (I dont remember what brand the PO said) The go fast is already there, Ive also been slowly wrenching this thing since the day I got it, so some work has been done already.

Ive already got my headlight 85-95% of the way complete, Ive also got an undertail, and new digital guage pack. I have had a plan going all along, for this bike to show off some of my....darker sides.

I chose the name Revelation, for its fire and brimstone undertones. And also because I myself am fully realising everything I can do, Ive accumulated a wide variety of skills over the years from various shit factories Ive slaved at.

I will also use this thread to showcase not only my bike, my build styles, and my personal tastes. I will also be using a LARGE ammount of chinese made goods, I am trying to start my own buisness selling chinese made goods.
 

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Well I did work today, but forgot the camera.
Im slowly wet sanding the paint down to 2K grit butter smooth finish.
Im also working at getting the rims cleaned up as their dirty as fuck.
I got my carbs off, and amazingly enough pretty clean.

So far my plans,
I need to get on making my fiberglass bikini fairing between my headlights, and guage pod, and belly pan.
Idealy when it rolls out of the shop next season you wont see it at night with the lights off. I am debating about either blue or red Leds (well hidden of course) to give it a bit of an eerie glow. And the entire bike is going to be blacked out, aside from just a couple peices wich will be polished aluminum.
The paint work is going to be done entirely by me with rattle cans ( I dont have an air compressor)
Im going to absolutely cover the bike with solid color graphics (being made now, time consuming as most of the designs are REALY intricate) It will then be cleared over enough to make the surface glass smooth.
Im going to go dirty bars,
And a few chinese made CNC pieces,
As far as performance goes, I cant realy do much as most of the ussual is already done.
 

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interested to see the fiberglass work take shape! Keep at it :metal:
 

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Im falling behind big time,
First off unemployment fucked up big time, I just got my first check since thanksgiving. That is now all straightened out. Then like 5 days after thanksgiving, my wifes grandfather died. And also finals at school....BOOO
my grade slipped past the D in financial accounting, and after talking to my instructor, she told me even if I got a 100% on the final, that I would still fail the class. So I did sort of luck out of studying for that one. I also FINALY got my severance package from work, some stupid union clause when your laid off permanantly they keep you employed for a year on the books only, some call back thing. However I was 3rd from the bottum out of 19 who got the axe, the company slimmed down the workforce due to well a 42% reduction of orders. I do know 1 guy did make it back to work, but that was due to another worker having to retire earlier when her back completely gave out. So I have funds again, a month long break from school, unfortunantly I also have 3 kids who honestly are great children, and deserve a damned good christmas. The wifely unit, and I have been considering power wheels 4 wheelers for the two oldest, 6 and 4. So if we go that route its gunna cost almost 500$

Meanwhile down at the shop, we managed to get a few things moved around. The little air compressor is down there, but no paintgun, or powder coater as of yet. And we have a decent household oven down there ATM, for the powdercoating and other heat curing paints.
 

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I did work!
Given it was just time spent with a can of high heat satin black, but so far I like the outcome.
discussion?
 

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ITs true tho buddy, the motorcycle gods like black...
Im trying to please them
I was hoping to go a bit more....wild with the build, but I simply dont have enough of a budget to get to crazy, and I think it would look a bit goofy one or two parts wild, and the rest relatively plain.

Thanks for the compliment Rat, comming from you it just makes it SOOO much better. (No sarcasm, seriously guy thanks!)
 

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Yep I did a SMALL portion of work went QUICK and easy.
Used a 14" chop saw, ripped right through the aluminum like a hot knife through butter.
 

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Yer gettin stuff done fer sure Jon,all takes time mate ..I got a few ZX7r bits here lemme know if yer needin a part I may hav it ..:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks Rob!
Right now the only thing coming to mind is bars.
Both mine are bent to fuk n back, both bent at differnt angles even. And I dont have the cash to go for dirt bars and all the extra extended hoses, cables and lines for them.
So far Im lucky enough that all the major stuff is in pretty decent shape, all of it can either be fixed or cleaned with some time. Looking at my pictures I do see my header is RUSTY, so theres another thing for the to do list.
LOL, its always something.
 

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Thanks Rob!
Right now the only thing coming to mind is bars.
Both mine are bent to fuk n back, both bent at differnt angles even. And I dont have the cash to go for dirt bars and all the extra extended hoses, cables and lines for them.
So far Im lucky enough that all the major stuff is in pretty decent shape, all of it can either be fixed or cleaned with some time. Looking at my pictures I do see my header is RUSTY, so theres another thing for the to do list.
LOL, its always something.
I will look at wot I got John..
 

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Rob, brother thanks!
:cfrocks:
Rat I see you high fivin but no comment?
 

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Just a quiet observer I suppose. I tend to keep some of my thoughts to myself as they seem to cloud up a good thread. My 360 thread is proof positive of that. But anyway, here goes.

I grew up watching the Muzzy Kawasaki team absolutely destroy the Ducati effort in superbike so it's always interesting to see what people do with the Ninja 750's. :D


You ever hear of fly-n-cycle? It's a small company out of Illinois that specializes in affordable parts for motorcycles. One of my most well kept secrets, but, since the links to DanMoto exhaust systems and all the resource CF has provided I may as well share some of my more cherished distributors. ;)

http://www.flyncycle.com/

Take a look around at bars, grips, headlights, levers, etc. They are super affordable. Got my 33's for my B12 from there, they went off the shelf for a year or so and upon my and a few others request they carry the 33" wide unbraced dirty bars again! :party-smiley:

Renthal quality for under $40 shipped. :D


Thought about using a slimmer throttle control off a dirtbike for the longer cables? Should work great, I had an XR250 set on the shelf that was going to go to my bro's CBR for dirt bars but never made it that far and ended up replacing a broken one on a friends XR with my spare. Point is, it works. :D

As for the clutch, there are a bunch of mid 90's standards that ran a very similar cable, motion pro probably has a distributor in your area, give a local shop a call and ask if you can sift through their inventory of clutch cables referencing yours to the stock until you find a longer one. Worked for Zed. ;)



A dirt bar conversion would really set off the build in my opinion, some hands on research could provide all the needed parts for under $60 if your savvy with ebay. I'll even do some looking if you want to focus on other things, might be able to bring the total to under $50 if I can provide a few parts too.


Can't wait to see a pic of the finished product of the paint! And if you want dirty mounts I could box up a set of Yamaha 7/8" risers for you too and have them sent out in no time. I had a box full of them last year. I think I'm down to my last 3 pairs and if you want, just say the word and they will be in the mail for future modifications to the bike. No hurries no worries. ;)



-Rat
 

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Well the biggest issue with dirty bars I have right the moment is the hydraulic lines for the clutch and the main hydraulic line for the front brakes. It liiks like kawi stuffed enough choke line in there for me to be good with, and throttle cables are relatively cheap. But I realy like the one piece non braced dirt bars which the cheapest I've found is around 40.
 

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Ok I fail to see the point in 35$ muffler repack kits...
So this is probably a stupid question, but what else can I use to pack the canister with?
Steel wool rusts quickly so thats out of the question,
What about household fiberglass insulation?
Any thing I can get for just a few dollars or free would be best.
 

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Ok I fail to see the point in 35$ muffler repack kits...
So this is probably a stupid question, but what else can I use to pack the canister with?
Steel wool rusts quickly so thats out of the question,
What about household fiberglass insulation?
Any thing I can get for just a few dollars or free would be best.

The insulation works for a period of time before it just burns right out like the steel wool does.


I found that cutting apart an old car muffler (stock muffler) and harvesting the packing that is still in it works. I also found that most factory motorcycle mufflers (modern ones) have the right stuff for the job in them too.

I have a pretty big collection of exhaust piping and enough muffler packing to last a lifetime. Want some? I have a pre-payed flat rate box (for such an occasion! :D) I could toss a bag of FMF brand packing into and send it out your way.

This stuff:
 

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I have a pretty big collection of exhaust piping and enough muffler packing to last a lifetime. Want some? I have a pre-payed flat rate box (for such an occasion! :D) I could toss a bag of FMF brand packing into and send it out your way.
This stuff:
i have tons of that same shit and was going to offer up the same thing.

:LolLolLolLol:


where did you come across a bunch?
 

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i have tons of that same shit and was going to offer up the same thing.

:LolLolLolLol:


where did you come across a bunch?
CF Rocks! :knucks:


I only have one bag of the FMF packing but I have a shit ton of other factory stuff from gutting stock motorcycle mufflers when my buddies toss an old system. Not to mention the years of car stuff resulted in an amount of it that I can't see getting through in this lifetime. :D

The guy that I bought my 360 from gave me the XT with a box of parts and included in it was the FMF stuff, either that was where it came from, or, I got in along the line somewhere to repack a different muffler? I dunno exactly where it came from but with the move recently I have been finding all kinds of awesome stuff in my collection. I'm going to need a garage sale thread and a pay it forward thread to thin the heard pretty soon! :D
 

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Rat, and CK Im out of rep for the next 24 hours, but as soon as I can Im reppin you guys!
Thanks for showing me again, why CF fucking rocks!
 
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