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Author Topic: Project Shinjimei- 73 TX500  (Read 93409 times)

Offline two-smoker

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2011, 22:20:02 »

Stone guard for the headlight.
I gotta say, being out of work sucks. Not much I can do without a steady paycheck.

I did lop off the passenger peg loops quick while I was detabbing the frame. I won't be using them. As a matter of fact, they were kind of in the way of the rearset assemblies. A keen eye will also notice I removed the main pegs and shortened the motor mount bolt to compensate. It was in the way of the shift linkage.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 22:32:04 by two-smoker »
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2011, 20:15:44 »

I think this will be somewhat more effective than the stock rotor.... Well, once I get my new Nissin two-piston caliper mounted.
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #52 on: Jun 10, 2011, 01:36:41 »
Okay, I realize it's been a while since I made an update, but I'm unemployed, so what can I do? I've been spending most of my time fucking around with the parts bike I gave my buddy. I even managed to procure a title for it. In my opinion, the bike was done.... But the new owner took a liking to some of my mods, and tried to emulate. So now his bike looks good, but won't run. I guess he doesn't subscribe to the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" school of thought. And I'm STILL waiting for the clipons I ordered from DCC on April 20. Also, I was supposed to pick up a caliper adaptor on Saturday at the   AHRMA races in Elkhart Lake, but the blueprint I made up apparently had some errors. So my machinist buddy had to start over, and it won't be ready. Boo. That's my update.
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #53 on: Jun 10, 2011, 13:14:49 »
Hang in there Thom, and keep talking to people about what you do and what you're good at and work will find you - but you have to keep chasing it so it can catch you.  Like women - if you're desperate they sense it and you lose out. When you appear not to be chasing it's easier to land one.

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #54 on: Jun 11, 2011, 00:45:33 »
Thanks Teazer. I appreciate the pep talk!
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #55 on: Jun 13, 2011, 00:52:58 »
I was at the AHRMA races in Elkhart Lake this weekend, mostly for fun, partly for business, and I procured a few odds and ends. Pictures will follow.
My machinist buddy (kodiak on the forum) made an adaptor for me so I could use a CBR600f1 caliper on my stock forks with my FZR600 front rotor, and he brought the first attempt with him so I could check it on the bike to see if any changes need be made. Obviously, some changes DO need to be made, but on the whole it will work out famously when finished.
Also, I ran across a Ducati style fiberglass seat/tail in the swap meet area that I HAD to have. Thanks go out to my best friend Jake for helping me pay for it.
As an aside, Jake should be putting up a build thread of his own shortly. We now have a title for the parts bike I gave him, and after today's thrash session, it runs, too! So yeah, big ups!
Pics will be in my next post.
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #56 on: Jun 13, 2011, 23:39:44 »

Decided the Benelli mini-bike tank was not worth the work. Now I'm using this spiffy Ducati-style fiberglass seat. Also, I'm going with black case covers and valve cover. I'll paint the valve cover when I adjust the valves.

Test fit of the caliper and adaptor. Need to move the holes where it mounts to the fork down 3mm, and add some material at the caliper.
Oh, and I got an e-mail from Dime City today. Now it will be mid JULY before they can get my clipons sent out. I said enough is enough. I want a refund and I'm get a set off E bay. They'll only take a week.
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #57 on: Jun 20, 2011, 20:38:18 »
Do you need 35mm clip-ons for that Yammy? I can give you a deal on an extra set I have. They were for my t500 but I went with a modern USD front end. Let me know.


The project is looking good man. Keep at it.

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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #58 on: Jun 21, 2011, 00:57:29 »
Hey two-smoker, where did you get that ducati style seat from? It looks to be the perfect length for me. Did you shorten the seat pan?
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Re: Project 3 the Hard Way- 73 TX500
« Reply #59 on: Jun 21, 2011, 02:30:16 »
Sparkymoto: I appreciate the offer, but it turns out I had ordered the wrong size in the first place. My forks are 34mm. So this whole debacle was a good excuse to order the right stuff.
juggernaut: I got the seat from a swap meet vendor at the AHRMA races in Elkhart Lake last weekend. It was the only one he had, and it's got some flaws. I didn't need to shorten it, I just tucked about an inch or so under the back of the tank.
Thanks for the encouragement!
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