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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:48 pm 
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hi im new to this site, but as ive just brought a hornet (finally) i thought id share a few pics befor i take it to pieces. to rebuild it. i brought it off my mate from work for 800quid bargin. and only 7.000 miles. he did,nt really look after it so i thought id give it a much needed makeover, then again this may take a while :D Image[img][img]http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss125/robbo69169/DSC00894.jpg[/img][/img]Image[img][img]http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss125/robbo69169/DSC00896.jpg[/img] finally sussed the pics[/img]


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pics not working for me :cry

whats the plan for it dude??

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alright mate, well i want to do loads of things and i work in a garage so will be able to do most the work myself,

USD's
R1 05 rear subframe and seat unit
mabye vfr 800 single sided swing arm not to sure on that one yet
twin underseat exhaust's
full respray thinking candy red and white, mabye some airbrushing
to list a few

hopefully will get most of these done, but not striped yet so theres a long and expensive way to go.
ive have a browse on here for a few days, seen some nice bikes. good website!


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Leave a PM for Monketeer, he has done an R1 seat/subframe conversion with duel underseat exhausts 8o

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sounds like a good plan.
you got a right good deal on that bike!!
keep us all posted on your bike, when you starting it??

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i know was a really good deal, well chuffed, im trying to source some parts. so as soon as ive got a few of what im after ill break it down. im gonna keep a photo diary, ill update as soon as its in pieces :) :) :)


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cheers steve, will do :Beer


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robbo wrote:
i know was a really good deal, well chuffed, im trying to source some parts. so as soon as ive got a few of what im after ill break it down. im gonna keep a photo diary, ill update as soon as its in pieces :) :) :)


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh anodised gold pegs ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :cry :cry :cry

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are those fork legs painted gold? I thought the gold colour started with the USD's?

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okay ive got my black and decker out and need to know just how hard it was to drill sweet looking holes in the Footrest Hanger :D

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okay ive got my black and decker out and need to know just how hard it was to drill sweet looking holes in the Footrest Hanger :D


weight saving my friend :D

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sorgan wrote:
okay ive got my black and decker out and need to know just how hard it was to drill sweet looking holes in the Footrest Hanger :D


haha i was wondering about those...

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Hmmm a lot of work needed to return it to tasteful.


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Sounds like a great project, hope to strip mine down sometime just to understand the bike better :)

Have fun with it look forward to seeing the pics :D


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alright lads, ive just started the hornet, well last sat, 5 feb, unfortunatly a few of my plans have gone down the pan, but shes still getting a serious makeover, here are a few pics of the progress, let me know what you guys think enjoy[img][img]http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss125/robbo69169/hornet218.jpg[/img]ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage[/img]


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love the wheel colour :D


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Keep up the good work :clap

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looking good, keep it going 8o

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Gonna keep an eye on this, looking well good :thumbup

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Oh yes the front forks look a million time's better black than that gold colour before. She's comming together niceley :)


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You appear to have done what was thought by some to be impossible, removed the spring from the OEM shock.

Spring compressor ?


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nice work :D ,another set of orange wheels :Bad

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let me know what parts your after and i will try and find you the cheapest :angel

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looking good!!

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I do love those wheels!!!!

but as already mentioned, the rear shock spring?

I thought the standard rear shock was not rebuildable, having not even looked at how to disassemble one could you inform us of your method :)


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your doing a good job, keep it up!

it will be nice to see some orange hornets for a change 8o 8o

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The spring is removable from the shock unit, the shock unit is not rebuildable 8o

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cheers for the comments, removing the spring from the shock was pretty simple, i put the shock on a hydraulic press, compressed the spring, then underneath the bottom shock bracket (the end which bolts on to the swing arm) is a locking nut, crack the nut off then the bracket will unscrew. then i let off the press, spring came straight out! :hat


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a locking nut, crack the nut off then the bracket will unscrew


Ah, that explains it !

In a fit of boredom, I once tried getting the spring off my old OEM shock, using a pair of car type coil spring compressors.

For some reason, I imagined the spring seat was retained by collets, like a cylinder head valve is. Couldn't get anything to budged, gave up, assumed it was all welded up.

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did a bit more on the bike at the weekend, new black renthals, new grips , new levers ,brake reservoir cover, painted the enging casings, the radiator and part of the frame(engine brackets) :) :) :) [img][img]http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss125/robbo69169/215.jpg[/img]ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage[/img]


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cant wait to see it finished , lookin soo sweet already :Beer


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Not sure i like the black engine casings but rest of the bike looking sweet.


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BillMx wrote:
Not sure i like the black engine casings


+1 sorry

but the rest looks really good!

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Looking excellent, keep up the good work!


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When i saw the orange wheels..i thought Gaz had posted one of his pictures up :finger


Not sure on the black engine cases... :Bad

You not going for an Acewell clock set instead of the original clocks ?


Keep the work up though looking very nice :)

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haha i was'nt too sure about the engine casings, but their done now, if im still not sure about them when its built up, ill probably repaint them,

i might get a acewell clock, but ill just get the rest done for now :blahblah


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haha i was'nt too sure about the engine casings, but their done now, if im still not sure about them when its built up, ill probably repaint them,

i might get a acewell clock, but ill just get the rest done for now :blahblah


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haha i was'nt too sure about the engine casings, but their done now, if im still not sure about them when its built up, ill probably repaint them,

i might get a acewell clock, but ill just get the rest done for now :blahblah


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Love it, she is looking great, the wheels are spot on!

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Loving the pics so far. Havent yet taken the rear shock off the 250 but bet its in the same condition, have you used any sort of special paint on the spring, also how did you get the spring off?


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