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managed to do some work on the frame bracing/shock mount today, about time i did something.

will make the shock mounting plate anchor points once i have the bracing welded and swing arm checked for correct alignment.

well happy with the fitment of the shock, like it was made for it 

will crack on with the rest of the frame bracing later.

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started on the side braces, they will end up being level with the bottom of the side covers, but hidden behind them

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finished off the last of the frame bracing, just need to get it all welded in place and finish off

the top shock mount detailing

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Wow - looks like you are building your own Harris frame there :clap


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Wow - looks like you are building your own Harris frame there :clap


not quite :angel

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:59 pm 
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not sorted the tap placement yet, waiting for tap, once i have it and the engine in with carbs fitted i will work out where the tap will go,

then Racefit are going to sort the fitting

Talking of tank, i just picked it up  :love

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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have had to order a new CBR1000RR lower yoke, as we had a bit of a nightmare down at Micks when we tried to press the stem out of the one fitted

to my Red6 billot ons!!!  probably never have shown up in normal passage of time, coz its not like you press stems out every day now, is it?

first attempt it wouldnt budge, second attempt with a bit of heat still nothing, third attempt with more heat and pressure it moved about 2-3mm and stopped.

on final attempt in the press the stem collapsed 
Mick got the remains of the stem out and i have a new one on its way to fit, just hope i wont have to remove the new one in a hurry for any reason!

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Possibly the stem and yoke became impossible to separate because the steel stem fused (over time) to the aluminium yoke via the process of galvanic corrosion (aluminium and steel typically fuse together in this scenario)?


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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Possibly the stem and yoke became impossible to separate because the steel stem fused (over time) to the aluminium yoke via the process of galvanic corrosion (aluminium and steel typically fuse together in this scenario)?


Hoon the CBR stem is hollow alloy, but Mick thinks it might have gauled on the way in, its out now so all is well :oohlala

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Hoon the CBR stem is hollow alloy, but Mick thinks it might have gauled on the way in, its out now so all is well :oohlala



I'll go with the expert opinion and agree with Mick :D


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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Dropped of my frame and bracing bits and bobs with Mick at Red6 this morning

after cleaning off all the paint and crap from the weld sites and removing some of the now unnessasary frame mounts/hardware.

after a good chat, sausage and egg butty and help with tacking bits in place, I left everything in the hands of Mick to finish off. 

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Presumably it's all TIG welding these days ?

Enjoying the thread, and looking forward to seeing the braced and welded frame. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Yes Richard it is getting TIG, looked good all tacked up and waiting for final weld runs 8o

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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to stop the tank rusting where it had the paint removed and been welded, i put a temporary coat of paint, then fitted the new Ti bolts for a look see.

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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stripped the engine down to empty crank cases and head, will look into getting the APE valve guides and oversize valves fitted

before i send them all off to get paint strip, vapor blasted and paint baked.

ordered all the new "O" rings, oil seals and bearings that i will need for the re build. I will get the sump, cam cover and other bits powder coated

when i send the frame in to get done.

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Quick phonecall this morning to Amac Engineering in Northallerton and head is booked in for

exchange valve guides, cut in new oversized valves and shape ports to suit new valves.

Waiting for answer from Centurion Motorcycle Projects about when to send bits.

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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i love the interweb, cant get top tank grip rubbers from Suzuki anymore, but do a quick web search and you come up with a NOS item, little bit costly, but NEW, so result :)

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Seriously though - what the f*ck did we all do before the internet and ebay? As well as all the technical information on tap which is equivalent to having an expert sitting beside me I can now get obscure bits and pieces that before the internet I would have needed a trade catalogue to get hold of.


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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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It never sleeps !

8am this morning, parcel delivery, more rusty fragments of 1970's vintage SL175 arrived. Also, confirmation that a parcel of other rusty SL175 parts has cleared customs in the US, and is enroute as we speak.

I remember back in the day, making pilgrimages to a grubby back street breakers yard in Gloucester, sorting through piles of oily bike parts, then negotiating with the surly oaf who ran the place. Ebay certainly makes life easy, although the prices charged reflect this.

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Haha, yes Richard, i remember it well :help

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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I remember back in the day, making pilgrimages to a grubby back street breakers yard in Gloucester, sorting through piles of oily bike parts, then negotiating with the surly oaf who ran the place. Ebay certainly makes life easy, although the prices charged reflect this.


Yeah - pre-internet you would be looking at the small ads in the back of car/bike magazines on the off chance there would be parts or accessories you could do with - I remember driving from Hampshire to Essex just to pick up a roll bar for this kit car I had at the time - these days I can get any conceivable object from the entire f*cking global market place delivered to my door without even having to move my arse from my chair . . .

I'm gonna get one of those 'Built By Ebay' stickers to go on my Hornet when it's finished . . . :angel


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Oh yeah - and no sat-nav or mobile phone to get directions to get to this barn in the middle of the Essex countryside - I actually had to use a crappy paper map and work it out for myself! :angel


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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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as i am still waiting on some of the bigger bits to come back from all around the world, i thought that i would test my treory/measurements out by

actually seeing if the bits i had made would now go together as planned!! there is only one way to find out so i bolted the front end together.

might just need to get the ohlins caliper mounting faces machined down by 2-3mm as the pads are sat a tad high for my liking, ones in the caliper in pic is

the Brembo z04 pads, the SBS and EBC pads fit slightly worse!!!

but altogether it looks well :)

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just dropped the B12 head off at Amac Engineering to get new APE valve guides fitted with cutting in and fitting of new s/steel APE oversize valves, going to re shape/mearge seats to ports and do some mild porting clean up of the webs and casting. They had a GSXR600 sidecar outfit head on the bench whilst i was there, Their work looks sweet. he appologised that i might have to wait up to four weeks for work to get done!! I thought that was a bloody quick turnround time, so no complaints from me ifthey take that long.

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packed up and sent my crank cases allong with the sump off to Centurion Motorcycle Projects this morning,

ordered some hard welded rocker arms to go with the rest of the top end build, got message from SPS that my Cams are

on their way from Japan.

Message from Mick says frame is almost done, i will pick it up some time next week. I will get the new stem fitted to the lower

yoke whilst i am there.

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Frame sorted and ready for collection, Message from SPS says package will be delivered tomorrow, dont know if its my Cams or rocker arms!!

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collected frame from Mick, great job on the welding, i am well pleased with it.

swapped the steering stem over to the billet bottom yoke, a lot better fit this time.

got home and Yoshi valve spring kit was waiting.

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Excellent - the frame is starting to look really tidy :D


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cheers hoon, should look better once it is finished with the welding and cleaned up/ powder coated

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Got some pics sent through from Stuart at WSR of my block ready to go, looks sweet :)

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Have I missed something here ?

I assumed that your engine was an air / oil cooled lump, complete with cooling fins.

Block in the photo looks water cooled to me ??

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richard pitman wrote:
Have I missed something here ?

I assumed that your engine was an air / oil cooled lump, complete with cooling fins.

Block in the photo looks water cooled to me ??


OIL cooled lump, fins on them are not very deep

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as i was surounded by numerious bandit engined Suzuki hybrids this weekend at the Carrol Nash Winter Classic, it would have been maddness not to get my measure out

and get some oil cooler sizes/clearance/mounting measurements!

after looking and checking a few times, i came to the conclusion that i would be able to upgrade my oil cooler from a ser6 19 row to a wider ser9 19 row with no fitment problems,

so i have tonight purchased the required Setrab Proline cooler, -12 hose adaptors and mounts.

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Managed to get a fair bit done today, suprising thing was i did it all myself, not a single other person involved or payed for

their services 
set about the swing arm, removed the unwanted damper bracket, cleaned up some of the welds and casting marks.

things started well on cleaning up the frame till my angle grinder shit its bearing, trip to B&Q for a new one, then on with the work.

removed the centre stand brackets and most of the frame tags for bits that i wont be using, removed any leftover weld splash.

frame now just needing one strenthner web welding as well as the top shock mounts.

made up a top shock plate, made a second plate but it needs cleaning up yet.

finished off with frame stood on rear wheel all by its self.

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setrab head cooler arrived, test fit of hose adaptors and placed onto main cooler top mount to see

how it will go.

seems to fit well, just got to figure how to mount the head cooler with vibration damping.

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new boots fitted :)

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did some more work on the top shock mount, put the holes i wanted in to allow for some adjustment.

after playing around i think i will go with 3 or 4mm steel plates and weld them directly to the cross bars.

swing arm will be getting a bit more cleaning up done yet.

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