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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2012, 02:50:23 PM »
Coming on faster now !  :D I like the wheels  8)
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2012, 02:33:40 AM »
Coming on faster now !  :D I like the wheels  8)
Thanks! Had to hurry and get the wheels done to make it easier to move into storage :| It'll be in there at least six months :( then I'll jump on it again!
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2012, 10:56:09 PM »
Okay. I wet-sanded the tank and modified the rear caliper. I wanted to personlize it and give it a little of a one-off look so I cut and filed the brake bar eyelet off.


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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2012, 11:15:33 PM »
Got the calipers painted, just waiting to finish the tank then I can clear coat them.
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2012, 11:25:11 PM »
Painted the front half of the tank last night with the metallic black.


Painted the other half of the tank this evening, waiting on my fish net to come in so I can hook it up the rest of the way. I painted the back of the tank too, I've seen people skip doing that and it looked shabby to me :grn:

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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2012, 01:13:07 PM »
Nice progress  :tu:
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2012, 01:41:07 PM »
Nice progress  :tu:
Thanks Mike!
My fish net came in so I wrapped the tank and painted it last night. It turned out halfway decent, for my first time :? I still have to clear coat it but I'll put that pic on here when I'm done. Gonna do that tonight.
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2012, 01:44:55 PM »
Just got my tires mounted this morning! Got a set of Bridgestone BT 016s. Getting ready to put the wheels on the bike as soon as I get done eating lunch :tu:
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2012, 01:48:34 PM »
Last night I also cleaned and mounted the throttle bodies and then put the airbox on.


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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2012, 02:05:46 PM »
Okay, got the wheels on!




Thought I'd wrap it up to prepare it for its journey in case I run into some rain. All the guts are exposed :|
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2012, 02:08:51 PM »
Got the calipers done. Gonna put them on this evening.


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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2012, 02:12:14 PM »
Here's how the tank turned out :? Not too shabby, I know what to do different for the next time :tu:
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2012, 10:18:22 PM »
Putting the calipers back together :? This is always fun...


I've got the front ones installed, working on the back one next.
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2012, 01:02:59 AM »
Okay, here's how my little caliper mod turned out. The hanger has a built-in brake bar. With the eyelet gone it makes it look a little more cleaner.



Ran into a little snag...  The O-ring between the two halves of my front right caliper needs to be replaced, along with all the cheap crush washers that came with my brake line kit! It leaked so bad I thought I had forgotten to put the washers in :shock:
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #64 on: August 14, 2012, 11:52:40 PM »
Working on that little "snag"...  If you've never seen what a Busa caliper looks like split in half, this is it! Two O-rings, one between each set of bolts. The other seals don't appear to be leaking but I bought the whole seal kit just in case :?
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2012, 05:29:31 PM »
Looking pretty awesome !

Old 6 pot calipers are nasty. Hope you can get them to bleed and hold pressure.
I nearly snapped a front caliper in half trying to hammer out the pad retaining pin on a high miler.
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2012, 09:40:51 PM »
Looking pretty awesome !

Old 6 pot calipers are nasty. Hope you can get them to bleed and hold pressure.
I nearly snapped a front caliper in half trying to hammer out the pad retaining pin on a high miler.
Thanks! Don't jinx me :eek:
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2012, 03:11:03 AM »
Looking pretty awesome !

Old 6 pot calipers are nasty. Hope you can get them to bleed and hold pressure.
I nearly snapped a front caliper in half trying to hammer out the pad retaining pin on a high miler.
Thanks! Don't jinx me :eek:


No, I reckon your skills are far better than mine from observing your build  :tu:
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2012, 12:02:32 AM »
Looking pretty awesome !

Old 6 pot calipers are nasty. Hope you can get them to bleed and hold pressure.
I nearly snapped a front caliper in half trying to hammer out the pad retaining pin on a high miler.
Thanks! Don't jinx me :eek:

No, I reckon your skills are far better than mine from observing your build  :tu:

Naw, I'm sure you could probably teach me a thing or two :wink: I'm still trying to learn as I go along, still a bunch of stuff I don't know yet!

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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #69 on: August 20, 2012, 12:49:23 PM »
Looking pretty awesome !

Old 6 pot calipers are nasty. Hope you can get them to bleed and hold pressure.
I nearly snapped a front caliper in half trying to hammer out the pad retaining pin on a high miler.
Thanks! Don't jinx me :eek:

No, I reckon your skills are far better than mine from observing your build  :tu:

Naw, I'm sure you could probably teach me a thing or two :wink: I'm still trying to learn as I go along, still a bunch of stuff I don't know yet!

Theres a whole load of things I'd love to learn like welding and proper spray painting.
I am self taught in all things mechanical and they are transferable skills.
But I think with welding and spray painting I would need some specialist tuition.
But I always admire other peoples work and skills, its a pleasure to see !

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« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2013, 12:41:10 PM »
Well, I made it from point A to B in one piece!  I hope everyone had a Happy New Year.  I Moved into my house here in Kissimmee back in November.  Here are some pics of what I had to fix in order to have a garage in the new house.


I had to RE-convert my old house too! What is it with people turning their garages into bedrooms?? Here's the garage gutted, all the walls torn down.


Okay, Here's the pics of my RE-conversion. I installed outlets and light fixtures across the ceiling and re-wired the existing outlets, they were only two wire with some of them using speaker wire...  I'm almost done, still un-boxing a few things and getting organized.


And there's Thing 3! Still wrapped up for now but I'll get to it soon 8)  My goal is to have it ready for this summer's riding!

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Unwrapped
« Reply #71 on: January 19, 2013, 09:46:19 PM »
Took the plastic wrap off! I needed some motivation and inspiration :?
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Chain tensioner
« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2013, 08:25:08 PM »
Getting ready to mock-up the chain tensioner. I went with the roller skate wheel, didn't seem to need as much fabrication as the gear style.


Making some modifications to the tensioner to give it a little more tensioning power.


My spacers are showing!


Ahhh, the many uses of heat shrink tubing :wink:


Here's the mock-up! Just have to make some more adjustments before I bolt it on.
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2013, 06:34:40 AM »
A real quality job  :tu:
I'm looking forward to seeing the bodywork.
Glad to see the garage is back to being a garage. :D


I grabbed 3 hours in my garage this week between the snow. We had a brief thaw.
When it gets really cold in there, it has frost on the underside of the roof !
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Re: Thing 3
« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2013, 07:16:25 AM »
A real quality job  :tu:
I'm looking forward to seeing the bodywork.
Glad to see the garage is back to being a garage. :D


I grabbed 3 hours in my garage this week between the snow. We had a brief thaw.
When it gets really cold in there, it has frost on the underside of the roof !
Hey HOS, how's it going? Thanks :) If I had a bigger garage I'd let you work down here! It's been unseasonably warm here but it's in the mid 60's today.  Frost on the underside of the roof??  Wow! Have to toss some insulation up there and fire up the space heaters  :1:
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