New Bike v. Project Log

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Morgan06, May 24, 2009.

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What color?

  1. Satin Pearl White

    42.9%
  2. White w/ Red and Gold Accents

    21.4%
  3. Keep it Presidential

    21.4%
  4. I like little boys

    14.3%
  1. Morgan06

    Morgan06 New Member

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    05 750 purchased as a track bike with a clean title and plan to put it back on the street. Went from Hartford to Philadelphia to pick it up yesterday, 4 hours there and 5.5 on the way back. I sold my Anniversary 05 750 because I need something to wrench on; and after the sale of some of the race parts this will be within my budget.

    As it sits:
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    What it needs to be put on the street:
    Lights (Head, Tail, Signals)
    Controls for L Clip On
    Kickstand w/ Sensor
    Rewire Kill Switch

    Current Modifications:
    PC3, Woodcraft Rear Sets, Ohlins Damper, Arata Full Exhaust, Hot Bodies w/ Stay, Woodcraft Case Covers, Woodcraft Clip Ons, Woodcraft Sliders, Forks w/ Kit from GMD, Penske Clicker, R6 mono calipers with Busa rotors and Goodridge lines etc.

    My Plans:
    The first priority is getting it on the street, which may take me two weeks to source the parts, do the work and goto the DMV. I don't want to start any of the custom stuff until then, but after that it should get good... :cool:
     
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  2. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    I like white, but dont know about the red and gold accents
     
  3. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I vote option 1 and 4
     
  4. TheNonSequitur

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    Little boys FTW
     
  5. Morgan06

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    My only concern is having to paint the tank to match, I'm considering just trying to work around it and leave it black. This will get it ready for the road ASAP, and I have another set of OEM fairings waiting for a nice paint job.

    Fiberglassed a projector from some sort of Lexus into the race upper and got 70% of it scuffed and ready for paint. Working on signals tomorrow

    Rewired the left clip on/headlight controls, replaced the Ohlins damper with OEM, picked up a set of pass. pegs, rear suspension and misc odds and ends. Still needs a kickstand.
     
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    really?
     
  7. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    It doesn't need it, but it's nice to put back on, since it reduces the chances of accidentally taking off with the kickstand down.
     
  8. Morgan06

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    No, not really.

    It's got plenty of modifications that don't really need to revert to stock, and I'm perfectly capable of riding on the street as it sits. GP shift, no kick sensor, no kill switch, no mirrors- but all of that was for the track and not for traffic. Some of it will add safety, others only convenience.
     
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    the kickstand was obvioius. I was curious about the sensor. do all sportbikes have them?
     
  10. Morgan06

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    I think so, the ones I've had in the past at least. Most track bikes have them removed; and the two sensor wires just coupled creating a circuit bypassing the sensor.
     
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    I wonder what the rationale is for sportbikes having a kickstand sensor and cruisers not having one.

    Anyway, good looking bike. I learned to ride on a gsxr 750. I wouldn't recommend it as a learning bike, but it was pretty fucking fun.
     
  12. Morgan06

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    Solved the headlight problem, temporarily. The projector is to get me to 'street legal' and only until the budget frees up enough money for OEM parts.
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    My old lady will like to have a seat when I get the rest of the parts in.
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    Rewiring the headlight switch. Where does this plug go?
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    Under the tank, I see you!
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    Swapped the Ohlins for OEM, put $200+ back into my budget.
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    Pretty close to 100% smooth, close enough for primer.
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    Ready to spray.
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  13. Morgan06

    Morgan06 New Member

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    I don't even want to spend $20 on a tail eliminator, leftover sheetmetal part for a grill (maybe?). Cut, bent and mounted. Only cost me about 20 minutes and two trips downstairs to find drill bits.
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    She ain't pretty, but does what I tell her to.
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    All done, until I get the OEM parts (headlight, fairing stay, etc) to do it really nice.
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    I've got spare plastics that will get a better paint job in July maybe, this will have do for now.
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    What's the projector off of?
     
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    Morgan06 New Member

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    Either a Lexus LX or VW Passat, don't remember. It's a halogen so nothing fancy, no HID.

    edit * Waiting on a tail light and some signals, then I'll be able to go riding again. Took the bike around the block once, beastly. With this suspension it feels like it's on rails, hate to see it go.
     
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    ifl, pics are not loading on my work computer :o
     
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    old post.
     
  18. Morgan06

    Morgan06 New Member

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    I'll fix the pics later, quick update before I head out.

    Got the bike down to my $2500 budget, spent about $300 in parts putting me at around $2800 total. Did some plastic welding on the OEM fairings I had and a fubared headlight I picked up. Painted all black for now and it looks okay, nothing but some light orange peel that couldve been fixed if I added a third coat of clear. Waiting on a box of misc bolts, rear seat and cowl to come in.

    Found a rear shock locally to replace the Penske. Installed it and went to make adjustments, check my sag, etc and the brass compression screw seized and snapped. Pissed shock oil all over my pants. Need another one of them now.

    I try to keep a running list of what needs to be bought, sold and repaired. It keeps getting smaller, but I keep finding small parts needed and problems to be fixed. Things like front brake plunger/sensor, and signal mounting plates, etc.
     
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    plastic welding?

    this is new to me.
     
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    I'm thinking you don't need the really dark face shield for it :mamoru:
     
  21. Morgan06

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    :rofl:

    It's not rocket science but alot of people make it out to be. They even sell specific 'plastic welders' and kits, but I just use a soldering iron and donor material from some headlight housings. There are only two important steps to take when repairing plastics.

    One is to use donor material thats the same as the substrate; ABS -> ABS, Urethane-> Urethane, polyolethermosetawhateverthefuck with the same.

    Second is to V out the damaged area, a clean break can't be welded properly without doing so. The greater contact area the stronger the repair.

    Could have gotten a fairing in remarkably better shape for under $100- but this is a budget build. Not to say cheap- but I'm sticking to my estimates or under when possible. Less than an hour tied up in this repair.

    This thing is fuuuuucked:
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    Don't breathe the fumes:
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    'Tack' welding some of the crack:
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    Got a good V going on here, both sides get done like this:
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    Looked better before I started:
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    Almost done:
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    And I didn't know that fairings was that bad until I peeled away (literally) the fiberglass, filler and primer put there by the previous owner. If you don't rough up the substrate nothing will adhere properly- not filler, not fiberglass, not paint, not plastic.
     

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