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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Ok so. This is the story of my Hornet 600 - Project White

Please note I had to remove the majority of photos as the page was taking too long to load. You can see all the photos at the links in each post.

The Beginning

So about 3 years ago Ireland was bringing in a new bike licence law. I told myself if I didn't go get my licence before it kicked in I never was. So I went and got my licence. Now, I've never been on a bike before. Nor a moped. Or anything mechanically propelled with two wheels. A very good friend of mine had (to me) a minter of a Hornet, 1999 in an Italian Red. And in all fairness to it it was a clean bike. He had it sitting in his garage and rarely took it out anymore. So after I got my licence I went over to him and bought it.

This is how she looked (dont mind the first photo. The colour is a bit off from the phone. It was taken back in 2004/2005 when he first got it so phone cameras wheren't the best).


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So, after getting her home and polishing her up and getting used to it. I took her for a little photoshoot.


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To me it was an animal bike. She was bog standard except for the big huge Motad exhaust which just rumbled everywhere and a 190 rear tyre instead of the 180.

An other friend of mine also got a hornet but the faired version. So off we went to Rosslare for a quickie (photoshoot that is)

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So, thats the end of the first chapter in Project White. Stay tuned for more......... (next post :D)

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:44 pm 
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So, onto stage 1 of Project White. This was the second dearest part of the project. Getting the bike wrapped. I got it wrapped by a crowd call ONYX Bespoke Automotive. They specialise is wrapping Porsches, Range Rovers all that high end stuff. I decided to not go for a complete white but mix it with a little bit of 3D carbon also. The reasons i opted for the wrap are. 1. It protects paint work. Would be silly to get it sprayed then have stone chips all over it. 2. It preserves the paint work under neath. So if i ever decide to change it back to the original colour, I can. 3. I wanted something different to the usual paint jobs.

Anyways. My mate (blue hornet) stuck up a deal to do the two of our bikes (he went with matte black and carbon, I went with matte white and carbon). We have the only two bikes ever fully wrapped by them (well, my mate sold his and now he has a blade). His was number 1 and mine was number 2.

So... Here's the photos of the wrap.

See the full album here Stage 1


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After about 7 months i got fed up of a few bits on the bike. Big bulky rear end. Huge indicators, red renthal bars and a few other bits and bobs. It all had to go........

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:45 pm 
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So onto stage 2 of the project. New custom rear end with LED tail lights. In with the new and out with the old. And by the way incase anyone has noticed. I've changed back to a standard exhaust for 1 major reason. Going down the road the exhaust was doing its little popping as it usually does. Floored it and the exhaust made the biggest pop i've heard and the rear of the can shot up into the air (this is a witness account) about 60ft into the air and bounced of the road and landed in the ditch. Didn't know what had happened other than something happened my exhaust cause now it was motherf**king loud so pulled in. A lad in a passat pulled in behind me and told me that he saw it shoot into the air and a huge flame from the bike (deadly i was thinking). since the exhause was @#%$ taped it back together till i got home and just took her easy. Scrapped it when i got home and put on the standard exhaust (wouldn't want the other one flying off and hitting a car or something).

See the full album at Stage 2

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And then some photos of it before it goes and gets it second (and most expensive) overhaul.


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Bye bye bike. See you again in a months time.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Stage 3. Feck. Just got a letter for my full test and the bike is still away getting fixed up. Shit. Crap. What do i do. The poor guy doing the bits to the bike was hounded non stop. Bike ready yet. Bike ready yet lol. Bike was ready 4 days before my test. Few. Here's the pics from the workshop.

See the full album here Stage 3

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What exactly was done you may ask. Well, below is a list. When i got talking to the mechanic, he said its the most well maintained bike he has come across. Even the bearings in the steering column (dont quote me on the place but it had something to do with the steering, i'm not mechanical minded) where like bran new. Loads of things that should be worn for such an old bike wasn't. Anyways, back to the list.
1. Two wheels resprayed in a matte white (no laquer and the paint had to be specially imported from Latvia or Poland or something.
2. Head, clutch plate, coverings, yoke, forks and swing arms painted in a matte black.
3. New carbon arrow LED indicators all round.
4. Full service including a K&N air filter and new plugs.
5. New exhaust custom made by Dan Moto.
6. Custom made belly pan with projector lights. Also sprayed a matte white.
7. Carbon renthal bars.
8. New chain and sprocket (up three teeth on the rear)
9. Two new shoes. Battelax.
10. Fork seals done.
There was prob a few other parts but can't remember.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:46 pm 
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Stage 4. Took her home. And lost the link between the gear lever and gear box on the road. F**K. It's stuck in 3rd gear. Back to him in third gear i went, luckily he had an other honda there and the bar was about the same length to get me by for a few days till i do my test and a new one arrives in. Passed my test first time. Woohoo, go me. So.. I guess i better post some pics here then.

See the full album here Stage 4

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I moved house in the meantime so as you do. You take new photos at the new place.


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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Stage 5 is a quick one. Just a few minor modifications. Matt black mirrors, custom made radiator wings, wrapped carbon tax disc holder and radiator brackets

See the full album here Stage 5


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And an other little photshoot cause i like my photos

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Autumn time now. Time to put the bike away. Hhhhmmmmmm. While its asleep, think i'll give her a good clean. Try get all that old oil i seen in the pics when she went in to get her major overhaul and anything else i can do.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:48 pm 
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The current stage. Stage 6.


New twin headlights
New braided lines
New foot peg rubbers
A small service
New levers
Chrome oil filter
Major clean around chain, under and around bike
Reservoir covers
Sub air filter
Exhaust of and autosold and buffed up
Carbon hugger and aux brake light.
Dynojet Stage 1
Seat recovered
Sprayed a few more bits to tidy up matte black

Took the exhaust off and snapped 3 bloody bolts. So had to get them removed from the head. All new nuts and bolts to go back on :D
Bike is still in pieces but getting the bike back tomorrow (from the guy who originally owned it) who is taking out the three bolts that broke on me in the head.

See the full album here Stage 6

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So, thats my big project at the moment. Will post pics up of when she is all back together.

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Removed 90% of the photos from the thread to make page open faster. I think it's because I had to set the image code to [rsimg] and it had to resize every photos. Anyways. Make sure to click the links to view the full albums.

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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Damn this thread locked up my work PCand has my iPad at a standstill. Shame cos I'd like to follow its a headache. Would be nice to see more pics of your mates faired version if poss dude. Please. Is he a member?

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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:38 pm 
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I think it's cause it's trying to resize all the photos. Think ill just remove them all and leave the links. He is a member but non active. He has also sold the bike since and got a blade.

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:49 am 
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@GoatfaceE3

Here's a link to some of the faired hornet pics.

http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg249/dizbo66/Darrens%20Hornet/?action=view&current=AFF453A7-875A-4BE1-873C-4A54EE6356B6-38261-0000022A4E666C67.jpg

Should be about ten photos I think

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:28 pm 
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I really like the look of those black pads on your tank. Is that painted on or decal?

Is the spraying durable enough? What is it? Something like plasti-dip?

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:55 pm 
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It's all a wrap. Not the pasti dip or whatever lol. It seems prett durable. It's on it about two years now as there has been just a very small bit that has peeled back over the years.

The black on the tank is actually carbon. It's 3d carbon so you can actually feel the grooves.

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Flood,

Try re-sizing your pictures in Photobucket to 800 x 600 or similar. That might help.

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Too much hassle. Lol. Too many photos to do it with. Ill just leave it with the links. I put in the IMG code [rsimg] to make the site resize it as they are too big. If people wanna check it out they will see its worth clicking the links ;)

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:50 am 
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Nicely done Flood, The bike looks lovely!
I am thinking of changing my black 2003 600 to a matte white or perhaps pearl. A buddy of mine sprayed his gsxr in a pearl white and its a lovely color, but your bike looks awesome in matte. Thanks for the inspiration :)


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 Post Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:38 pm 
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And here's the finished look from stage 6.

See the full album here

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 Post Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:20 am 
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:clap for project white. Really liked it m8


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 Post Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:15 am 
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Thanks Ray. I did put a small bit of effort in lol.

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 Post Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:06 pm 
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I love that belly pan, are those HD lights fitted in the pan? Now something like that would clear getting out of my garage fitted to my 900. Oldgit


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 Post Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:36 pm 
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They are a set of projector head lamps.

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 Post Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Flood, you inspired me with your thread. Put some wrapping foil to my tank sides as well today!

See the result here http://s767.photobucket.com/user/ScHAmP ... how/Hornet.

Hope you don't mind that I copied the idea...

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 Post Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Hey. Thanks. No I don't mind at all. Had a look at your new pics. Looks well :)

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:20 am 
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beautiful bike,love those tank wraps,damn now i've gotta find a company in Germany who can do it for me.
Just need to find out what the word is for it :)


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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:00 am 
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Chunter wrote:
beautiful bike,love those tank wraps,damn now i've gotta find a company in Germany who can do it for me.
Just need to find out what the word is for it :)


Thanks.

No idea if these are anywhere near you but here's a link I did a quick search for

http://www.dk-schweizer.com/exotics/Car+Wrapping_3_1.htm

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lol thx for the link,German company in UAE....bit far to "pop down and get it done" :)


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Lol. Didn't notice. Just Google vehicle wrapping is the equivalent in german

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Awsome job on bike mate looks the goods :clap Maybe when ya have some more cash u could get headlight like scotts or somthing that sticks out like head to keep the lines of the bike flowing all the way through to give it a Stormtropper look (But it still looks awsome well done :thumbup )

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Thanks for looking :)

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Where did you get that bellypan? Off the shelf, custom made or made yourself?
I love the idea of adding lights to the bellypan, hope you don't mind if I do that to mine 1 day.


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No it was custom made in Germany as far as I remember. Made of fibreglass. Starting to see I few cracks and stuff so have to see if I can get it fixed.

Off ya go and put some lights in. Hope my thread has inspired you :)

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Those wings on the radiators look good too! Wish I had the creativity to design something good and the funds to have it made!


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I would too lol. My mate had someone design them in Germany when he owned the bike. But he never actually fitted them. I had the bike a year before I started on the above.

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 Post Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:37 am 
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Aah ok! I guess I'll have to get someone to do that aswell. Current idea is to get some sort of honda wings as the radiator wings.


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