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Author Topic: 1983 Suzuki Tempter CMW Fighter  (Read 7109 times)

Offline Flugtechnik

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Re: 1983 Suzuki Tempter CMW Fighter
« Reply #10 on: Oct 18, 2012, 17:39:02 »
You TN cats are crazy.  It looks fast sitting there.  I like the panels.  Gotta show off your frame work. Keep it up.
« Last Edit: Oct 18, 2012, 17:43:58 by Flugtechnik »

Offline Big Rich

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Re: 1983 Suzuki Tempter CMW Fighter
« Reply #11 on: Oct 18, 2012, 18:12:08 »
Finally! The second page........every time I tried to reply on the first, it would crash my browser.

Looking good man!

Offline john83

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Re: 1983 Suzuki Tempter CMW Fighter
« Reply #12 on: Oct 18, 2012, 20:32:23 »
Cool stuff!

Offline ChimeraMW

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Re: 1983 Suzuki Tempter CMW Fighter
« Reply #13 on: Oct 19, 2012, 11:19:32 »
Hey guys! Thanks a lot for the comments/support. It really does help motivate me and fuel me to build this bike. I wanted to wait to reply until I had an update, but it may be a day or two. A customer dropped off that KZ900 to have it hard-tailed, so that'll push things back a little bit on the tempter. I have built the 4th side panel, I just need to weld/surface the edges of it. I really hope to have the additional panel for each side built by the end of the weekend so I can focus back on the exhaust. I am hoping/highly considering building by hand my own mufflers for this bike with the use of our metal break and slip roller. We'll see how well that works out haha.

Thanks again guys. I am also trying to help generate a little traffic to the Fight Club forum with this build. Not many Active projects on this forum. I could've kept it on CustomFighters, built I do enjoy the community here more. (No offense, just great guys/party animals here on DTT)

William
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Offline ChimeraMW

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Re: 1983 Suzuki Tempter CMW Fighter
« Reply #14 on: Oct 20, 2012, 17:37:20 »
Update!

We may not have a chance to work on the fighter project again for a week or two, we have to move our attention to a KZ900 hardtail project for a customer. (We will make a build thread of this project in the bobber forum - we are only doing the hardtail/fab work, not the full bike build.) So we took the opportunity today to put the new tube in for the front frame work on the other side, and built, welded, and smoothed out the third panel for the bike.

Hope you guys enjoy the shape this bike is now taking. Will update soon with all 6 finished panels and will be moving towards making the under-belly pan and hand building/fabricating the mufflers for this bike!













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Offline john83

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Re: 1983 Suzuki Tempter CMW Fighter
« Reply #15 on: Oct 20, 2012, 21:30:59 »
Riding position looks pretty good.

Offline ChimeraMW

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Re: 1983 Suzuki Tempter CMW Fighter
« Reply #16 on: Jul 01, 2013, 00:28:50 »
IT RETURNS!!

The tempter is back on the building to-do list! Now that we've moved into our new shop, I'm bringing her back!

It took 30 minutes today at the new shop just to figure out where sh*t was so that I could actually start working on it again.

Today, we made mounts for all three right-side body panels(think side covers) as well as mounting tabs and bolts for the seat pan.

Floating side covers! With the help of my brother, we got the side covers and seat mounted today as well as some additional welding that i've needed to touch on since I neglected it back in October.

The side cover mounts were a simple design I came up with by bending 1/4" dowel rod 90 degrees and welding a washer in the middle of the dowel rod. I then put it in position on the frame and welded it on, used bolts and sandwiched them into place through the washer tab and then welded the bolt to the edges of the 1/8" body panel frames.

To the pictures!











I have one body panel to finish on the left side and one more to fabricate for the left side which is what I'll be doing next.

Modifications to date: Replaced swingarm shock assembly with a new one. Stretched swingarm 7". Custom additional support tubing welded to swingarm. Lots of custom framework and additional bars added and extended to frame. Right side body panels and mounts. Seat mounts. Custom hand built seat. Lowered slightly in the front. Wiring harness completely removed...etc. etc. Carbs already rebuilt, valves adjusted, valve cover replaced, forks rebuilt, etc.

Modifications still required: Tank mounts. Left side body panels. Clean up A LOT of the frame work to prep for paint. Left side body panel mounts. Wiring harness modifications. Custom exhaust still to be built. Clip-on bars....headlight...extended length chain...motor clean up. Oil pan replacement or repair. Rear break linkage....etc. etc.

Goal for finished bike: December 12, 2014 - my birthday.
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