for the last 2 weeks ive been riding the bike in the wet, very carefully....and its been pretty hairy...i decided after the horrible weather we've we've had of late....and the more bad weather which is due to follow, i decided it was time too take the bike off the road till i go to thailand in a month... i also replaced my starter motor in my van so now i can go to where the bikes garage is to work on it... the big bonus here is that i can get some decent work done because i dont have to ride it home the same day.
i took some crappy iphone pics today just for progress analysis so here it goes
poor mans bike lift!!!
i have ordered some pods so i thought ide take out the airbox and see what i could do with the wiring.....
here are photos of each side......before
the airbox actually supports the carbs so i made up a bracket from some 4mm ally to stop the stresses of "vibing" carbs, it could damage the diaphragms if the carbs were to 'bounce'..... over a bump or something.
i will take this bracket back off and finish it properly "speed holes/matt black"
trying out some options with the electrics
heard you guys like a gaping hole!?
check out my firestorm.....
and finally as it sits at the end of the day..........just chilling
heres the most exciting thing!!!!!!
my new front end!!!!!
decided ill throw this 04 r1 usd set on......y not! love the look of the usd's
they will require the use of some usd fork extensions..... as the fork difference in length is about 4 inches.... (let alone wheel size)
my biggest debate with myself is what to do whith the wheels?
options arent going to be easy and require professional engineering.......i am aware of the can of worms that awaits...yet eager to jump in....
the options are
1. stock wheels 16 and 19 (painted) matched up to 04 r1 disks with custom axle etc....
2. r1 wheels (17's)
3. building some custom spoked wheel set-up (motard style)
so many pros and cons either way..... ill let you ponder them....