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trooper1999 last won the day on September 14 2018

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About trooper1999

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    Club Racer

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  • Location
    Nottinghamshire UK
  • In My Garage:
    1988 Yamaha FZ750 x2
    1980 Yamaha DT175MX
    Honda VF/VFR750

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  1. Not much left of my project now, the frame, wheels etc are at the powder coasters, various other bits are being aqua blasted, should be collecting them all on Saturday and then start the final build.
  2. Hi, As i'm building my RS850 replica I'm having trouble with the fuel pump relay, I can only get the pump to run with it bypassed, the thought I have is it could be faulty or it could be just the position I've mounted it. could any RC24 owners out there photo there pump relay to check I've got it the right way up, as it could be working fine but thinks the bikes upside down. Thanking in Advance
  3. What could be better, just fitted the screen while listening to the TT practice on Manx radio. Thought you should have a few photos. Screen fitted but will need a little trim A photo with the seat off, you can see the rear exhaust and the new catch tank. The last one is a riders eye view
  4. Hi Everyone, I've not managed to get into the garage for a few weeks (family issues), I have managed to get some spanner time this bank holiday weekend, again I've been on with all the little jobs piping up the engine breather into the catch tank, making the battery securing strap and brackets. but the main item I've been on with is altering the seat unit where it joins the tank, I'm trying to make a pattern and then cutting the seat up so I can get it remade, it;s hard to cut up a new seat though. I have put off the painting until I get the seat done. ( I have to go over to the painter to collect my DT175MX tank back after being repaired). I'm still waiting for the screen to arrive but hopefully it will be with me this week and I will get on with fitting it, while I'm waiting for the seat I might strip the bike and get the frame powder coated and then build it before it goes to paint. I'll try and get some photos posted just to prove I not stalled with this project.
  5. Just a little update, I've been busy with all the little things alterting a bike needs, ie the oil breather catch tank, alter the steering lock to reduce the amount of travel, trying to sort the screen, making the rear engine mount etc etc all little bit that take loads of time. I've sorted the guy who is going to paint it for me it should be with him in about a month so that's a big step, as soon as I get it back from him I'll get it apart for powder coating and then start its final build. At the moment work and family are getting in the way but that's life.
  6. If I remember correctly the Pirelli Demon's were used in the 80's production racing in the UK, Had them on my FZ750 in the late 80's and they were really soft and sticky, but tyre life was limited, I could destroy a rear within 1000 to 1500 miles and that was on the road, but then I was young and stupid. I think the Demon has been replaced with the Sport Demon, I currently run BT45's om my FZ750 now and find them very good, but I'm older and maybe wiser (definitely slower).
  7. That great, It's not just me that has mad ideas. If I can be any help get in touch
  8. I've just stumbled across this thread, It just goes to show I'm not alone, I have it bad but not as bad as others, I ONLY have 3 in the garage, 2 more hiding at work In my garage is only 1 Honda a RS850r replica (work in progress), 2 Yamaha's 1980 DT175MX & 1988 FZ750 At work 2 other 1988 FZ750's Oh I forgot I have another FZ750 well part of one at my Mum's, covered over at the back of he garage
  9. Not managing to get much done this week but have a look at what a proper fuel tap looks like, this array of pipe work has been removed from the VF750 fuel tank
  10. So you think I've got the right sort of look then? A few other bit I've been on with:- Battery box made and mounted on left hand side of engine, remounted starter solenoid along side battery box. A pair of ruff fairing side mounting brackets along with finished top fairing bracket. Fitted VTR1000 fork stantions and internals to VF1000r bottom legs. Vents cut out into seat unit and started to prime and fill any little imperfections. Cut up the standard VFR airbox to use the mesh part at the base. I'll try and get some more photo's over the next few weeks Next job to get the fuel pump mounted and wiring alterations finished. IS it 2019 already?
  11. Hi All, Today's been a good day, had a phone call to pop a couple of towns away to collect a interesting part from a metalworking GOD, just got home and co uldn't wait to trail fit it, He has cut and welded the VF750 tank removing the mass of pipework that is the standard fuel tap and filled the hole, he then cut off the original filler cap and made a twin filler setup, I got two alloy filler caps (from a Kawasaki I think) for the endurance look, he also fitted a VFR400R tank breather,.What do you all think?
  12. The body work is a copy of the original RS850 parts, I managed to get a set from a guy who has 2 RS's and have had a set of moulds made so I'm now the owner of a correct set of body work, all I have to do is get them to fit better. I have done the seat and opened out the hole for the rear silencer so that's done, been trying to get the fairing to fit this morning, but it's been on and off, cut a little, refit, and then start it all again, it must have been on and off about 10 times today, trying to get it in the correct position before I make the mounting brackets, oh the joys of making a bike.
  13. Sorry guys been a while but I've just collected a few new bits, starting to fit but here's a couple of picks of the first fitting
  14. I've been busy today I've made some oil cooler take off adaptors and am fitting a cooler
  15. Just a little update, Friday was my day off so had a couple of hours on the RS, after a few false starts ( sorting oil leaks out that the engine didn't have last time it ran) & with a home made fuel tank we had some life, it ran for a while but I couldn't run it too long as I didn't have the radiators fitted, just got them back today from having the mounting brackets altered so just a test fitting. I have been on with altering the wiring loom mounting ECU fuse box, starter solenoid and trying to find where to put the battery etc. just a few photo's Honda 125 ? clocks with RC24 internals, CBR switch gear. VFR400 (NC30) radiators with mounting brackets altered, one of the next jobs is the oil cooler, either re mount the standard or sort new one, it should look like this though.
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