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 Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:26 pm 
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My thoughts exactly. There really are some w*nkers out there, spoils it for the rest of us.


Yep - I remember reading (so it must be true) about a bike shop owner who part-exed a bike to a customer in exchange for one of the shop's used bikes - the customer's part exed bike appeared to be ok and the engine sounded ok, seemed to be exhibiting decent compression etc - it was only after the customer cleared off with his new bike that the shop discovered, upon a more detailed examination of the part-exed bike, that the engine was in a seriously bad way and that one of the bikes pistons had an old tennis ball stretched over it to make fake compression!


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ok, quick shot with some of her clothes on 


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as the front end was off the GS, it would be rude not to borrow the front wheel to aid with stance progression

ended up with seat at almost the same height as the GS, swing arm is also almost the same angle from the horizontal.

think i will go with this set up as i am happy with it as a start point .


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couldnt find a seat latch to fit the EFE, so went looking for anything that looked close! came across the one from a GSX600F, found one for the exorbitant "buy it now" price of £4,

couldnt go wrong with that, so got it

it has just arrived, got it fitted and it is a perfect fit, will need to sort some sort of lever to fit on the inside of the grab rail to opperate it, but happy with it all the same.

have also been looking for the pillion seat loop, no luck with that! so i am going to make one, had a look at the mounting point and dont think it will take much to get one sorted    :)


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after a few days of doing other Family related things, i got on with cleaning the black plastic i had asked tips about, seems that when i went digging in my cuboard of tricks

i came across some Autoglym rubber and vinyl cleaner, gave it a try and am well pleased with the end result   :)


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build is now going on hold for spendings!! i will carry on with the frame work for now, so bracing and rear suspension mounts will be getting sorted, coz they need to be done and i know what i want with them.

the build wish list is about to change, i should soon inherit a cut of my mums Estate, so i will be altering the wish list to quality parts in account of the new spending power coming my way. 

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Now i have a good idea of what funds i have coming to me and because it is going to be a once in a life time opportunity for me to be able to have a build start with the best bits from the start, and not have to add them on, as and when i have the funds, i am going to aim at

1) Racefit full system and twin fuel filler
2) Ohlins suspension front and back
3) Brembo full fitment
4) Motogadget full fitment
5) Red6 yokes and Engine cases
6) seats by Lucky7
7) Yoshi TMR 40 MJN's
8) flash wheels
9) lots of Ti   

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:52 am 
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Blimey! Sounds like a candidate for a magazine feature for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:29 am 
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as with all things i do, plans will change along the way during the build process!
I have given it a good bit of thought, and have come to the desision in my head that it will
need to be twin rear shock.
So i am going to need to look into what/where/how i am going to need to do changes to things.
on first quick check, it looks like it should be a fairly straight forward job of installing the shocks, might
have to use the same as i have fitted to the GS, Then i can use them for set up and measuring purposes.

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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Definitely twin shocks.

How about some wire wheels as well ? Here's a GSX1100 with a Bandit 12 engine, wheels are from a KTM 990. Bandit monoshock swingarm modded to twin shocks. R1 front end.

Couldn't find this on the internet, so photo taken on my phone, from November 2017 Classic Bike magazine, builder named Tony Keele.

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:36 am 
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I know its just OTT to even think about it, but there is nothing wrong with the odd day dream, Right?
so with that in mind, and with the "you only live once" mind set i wonder if i could get some of these to fit in with the build plans?

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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last night whilst dicking about with the motor that is going into this build, i noticed that it had been damaged FFS!!! one of the lower engine mounting holes

and its casting on the sump have been snapped off.

looks like the nice clean, low mileage engine has been in a shunt, have had a look at the area around the snapped casting, think i might be able to get away with carefully removing the damaged bit of case, leveling the area, and getting a bracket made that will bolt through what is going to be left of the mount.

time will tell ​​​​​​​ :Pray

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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looks like the nice clean, low mileage engine has been in a shunt, have had a look at the area around the snapped casting, think i might be able to get away with carefully removing the damaged bit of case, leveling the area, and getting a bracket made that will bolt through what is going to be left of the mount.


Nice video here on aluminium engine mount repair from a geordie bloke with a very well equipped workshop - might be useful (although I expect you are totally familiar with this technique already). :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv0YA01r9NA


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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
 Post Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:42 pm 
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as i have some money becoming to come in, I have been starting to send out e-mails and phoning people

to see what i can still get for the build.

Redsix are still in busness, and will be happy to talk about what i want/need.

waiting for a reply from WRS about Ohlins FGR forks dimentions  so i can work out yoke fitment

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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i likes this i does

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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I have come to the conclusion that the FGR301 forks were just a tad toooooo much for a street bike, for the extra £5.5K over the FGRT201 i can buy lots of extra 

goodies, talking of which, i have now come down to the final entries in the "Wheel of the week" competition, going to go with BST  Carbon wheels in either 5 or 7 spoke.

i like the 5's better, but think the interchangable sprocket/disc carriers of the 7's will make fitment much easier? more browsing required.

Besides the wheel choice, the final fitment list is almost writen in stone, I am happy with what i want/need for the build, just a case of waiting for the cash to arrive.

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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I have to say that sitting in the house, bored, waiting for a new Matress to be delivered, isnt the best thing
for your bank account!!
i have just sent an order off to Moore speed Racing, for lots of Motogadget/motone/Risoma bits and pieces,
it wasnt my fault, Honest!!! its what happens when i am left home alown un supervised :help

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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getting so good at playing around with the Yoshimura TMR-40-MJN's on the GS, I have orded another set for the EFE

from webike Japan.  :angel

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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I must say that these Yoshimura, BST and Ohlins top of the line parts and components are definitely putting the cheap Chinese ebay knock offs and scrapyard parts I sourced for my project somewhat in the shade Steve . . . :angel


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having sat and thought about it, i am leaning more towards my initial build plans and fitting a single rear shock,

i have come up with a cunning plan for the top shock mount, 

that will allow height and angle adjustment when/if needed.

time for measurements and head scratching to begin, but wont be as complex as the GS600 mount (honest )

Paging Taff...........................................

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just ordered some new side panels from prototype plastic components :)

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 Post subject: Re: Eeeeeeeeee FE
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box of goodies arrives from Moore Speed Racing today :love :love :love

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box arrived safe and sound :) now popping down to RED6 for a chat with Mike :angel

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just got back from talking with Mick at Red6, and inspecting all the blingy bits, he will be able to do everything i am after, having looked at
all the bits i am leaning towards black anodise for the lot. yokes are a @#%$ work of art. :love :love

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box full of good bits :)

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Your builds have me trawling autotrader for cheap bikes and wishing I had a garage :k so thanks for the inspiration.


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Your builds have me trawling autotrader for cheap bikes and wishing I had a garage :k so thanks for the inspiration.


thanks :) my builds have me trawling all sorts :help

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been told that my side panels and in fills are done and will be posted out next week :)

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needed something to go with the carbon wheels i am going to get
so put an order in for one of these today :)

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had e-mail from Prototype Plastic Components that panels have been made and posted, received shipping info from Courier, that they

will be with me today. :)

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parts just arrived, excellent quality and finish, well impressed :)

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I am hoping that the sale of my mum's house will be sorted today, and price agreement made on
reduction of asking price following the survey result being given to the buyer, then it should be "game on"

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had e-mail from Prototype Plastic Components that panels have been made and posted, received shipping info from Courier, that they

will be with me today. :)


Do they have a website ? Interested to know how they work, do they make things like side panels from a pattern, could be a useful place to know about.

I can only find links to Facebook, and I don't do Facebook :notme

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I can only find links to Facebook, and I don't do Facebook :notme


Dont think they are very far from you Richard

Unit 6A, Lock Lane,, Warwick CV34 5AG - tel 07939 556436

can only find them on FB myself :notme

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I am in need of a spending spree! but cant till mums house money comes in, so until then, i had better get used to doing some old fashioned, getting my hands dirty, actually working on the bike type things.
i need to pull my finger out and start to cut and fabricate the frame bracing and rear shock mount, looks like this weekend due to the bad weather will be a shed session.

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some one on OSS just posted this link

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so being the magpie i am i have ordered one to see if its real, cant loose out at that price!!

and it it is real when it arives next week i will order another (or two) for that price 

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well it has been marked as dispatched and given a Royal Mail tracking No!!!!
see what turns up :Lick :Lick :Lick

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Can't wait to see what turns up ! 8o

What part of the world is it coming from ?

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What part of the world is it coming from ?


from the uk 8o

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Just got e-mail from Webike Japan, TMR's have been shipped  should be here in 14 days, then the fun with HMRC starts!!!

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I have been in contact with HPS about a set of BST wheels to fit the not quite stock set up i am after, i am looking for stock CBR1000RR 10-16 front fitment (cant see that being a problem)

but need a TL1000R/Hyabusa rear with -10mm sprocket off set, HSP said that BST dont do custom set up, so would need to find a stock fitment wheel  (i have sent E-mail to BST)

They quickly slipped in that they are doing 10% discount on Dymag all this month, and they will do a custom set up for me! 

not sure i like the Dymag, looks "heavy" when viewed alongside the BST wheels!! 

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