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    Been a while since I have posted anything about my ongoing project bike  - so long that my original thread has been locked and I cant get back into it anymore 😞  Ive messaged the admins but i never seem to get a reply. 

 

Anyways, its been a while, mainly because I have moved house. Even after I moved its taken me a long time to get my garage into a position where I could actually do any work in it!

 

some pics to kick off again: 

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In its new home:

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Ive discovered a great way to make short work of polishing headers. Using my powerfile with an old sanding band in there is abrasive enough to remove the corrosion and tarnishing from the headers, without actually touching the metalwork:

 

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headers modified, link pip welded up and exhaust in place:

 

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Ive made the bracket to mount the main header and collector box to the botom of the frame, but I never took any pics of that. I will do that later.  I have the exhaust hanger to fabricate,, but as soon as my exhaust gaskets arrive I will be moving onward to the next Job. I looking for a bit of inspiration and a motivation, so the short term objective is to the get the bike fired up and hear it running for the first time in a couple of years. 

 

 

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Well done, that’s an impressive street fighter  ..👌🏻

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Keep up the great work. :beer:

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bit of an update:

I dont get a great deal of time to work on the bike these days but Ive managed to get a few things ticked off:

 

Needed a big earthing point for the loom, so I welded on a small section of 6mm steel onto the cross tube under the tank:

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Drilled and tapped:

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All mounted up:

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So Ive been looking for a bit inspiration and motivation to get moving with the bike, what more motivation than hearing it fire up for the first time!

went through all the wiring connecting everything up and making sure it is how it should be. Its a bit of a wiring disaster at the moment and required a lot of sorting out, however the good news is that I got it running on the first time of asking! (well almost - I forgot to connect the fuel hose up and fired petrol across the garage floor when i turned the ignition on) 

 

Anyways video evidence:

 

Interesting  to hear the throttle bodies cycling through with no airbox or filter on.  I was wondering if it was something to do with the fact they have been unplugged for over a year and they might need balancing or something, or thats the noise they make and you normally cant hear it becuase they are burried under all the plastic and ducting. 

 

Happy days. time to start tidying all the wiring up! 

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On 9/2/2022 at 4:03 AM, Coxylaad said:

Interesting  to hear the throttle bodies cycling through with no airbox or filter on.  I was wondering if it was something to do with the fact they have been unplugged for over a year and they might need balancing or something, or thats the noise they make and you normally cant hear it becuase they are burried under all the plastic and ducting. 

 


Good for you getting it to fire first time.

That noise is familiar on my 2010, though my bike may not be as loud.  As you noted, they are typically buried under plastics/tank/etc... on the standard bike.  At this point I'd say "works as intended".  

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Update:

Got a bit of time whilst everyone was watching the queen so jumped in the garage and picked a job to do - Exhaust hanger:

 

Started with some stainless tube

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and a stainless nut

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bashed it in with a hammer

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Chopped the tube down, then done the same again to make the end fixing pieces of the bracket. here they are bolted in place

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Then took a smaller diameter stainless tube, cut to length and shaped to fit the odd interface angles, then welded up:

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I also welded in the nuts around the seam so no chance of them working loose (not that they could based on the force needed to press them in) 

Finished, apart from a bit tidying of the weld up. 

All stainless so doesnt require painting. Massively overengineered, just the way I like it

 

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Another job ticked off. I think the next job will be to tidy up the wiring and sort out a battery box for under the seat. 

 

 

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Whoa welcome back.....quite awesome stuff going on keep at it! We wanna see you finish and ride it.......motivation enough? :fing02:

 

I love bike build threads :cool:

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