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Author Topic: Jessica V2  (Read 5650 times)

Offline mikeyw64

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Jessica V2
« on: Feb 12, 2016, 15:44:45 »
Ok so after being mothballed for best part of 2 years Jessica is being reborn.

The impetus was actually when I started doing charity track days at a local circuit on Tango (my Blackbird) last year and over the winter I got to thinking, hmmm Jessica would be much more fun around this particular track.

Always wanted to put a "classic" fairing on but thought the price at Discovolante was a bit rich so it was good to find via Herberts CR93 replica thread a more affordable option (even allowing for paint afterwards).  Have yet to take delivery and then need to fabricate up the bracketery.

Have also put a 150 big bore upgrade in place plus to make her look even more like a Cr93 a twin exhaust port head. The custom exhausts are getting made up for me in about 2- 3 weeks time. Oil cooler in place, just need to get some proper hoses made up

Also (based on various threads here) getting the wheels respoked, have already swapped out the bearings and cush drives/bolts  for better quaity/Honda parts .

Have decided to reinstate the mudguard which was previously removed however I have taken the stock light off and have fitted a different unit to the seat hump (ebay special, a generic 1950s/60s style  unit as fitted to many old british cars).

The indicators (I was using combined stop/tail/indicator units with clear lenses) are /have also been replaced by 60's period Lucas style units.

Also considering getting a set of Ikon shocks to replace the piggy back units I currently have and the swingarms coming off to get greased up

As I've managed to kill the Shorai that was under the hump and given the new tail light fitment I will be popping a battery back in at the middle of the bike (at the moment there's an old BlackBird battery sat in there which you can see if you look closley)

Sat in the kitchen


Oooh an exhaust port on the LHS :)



The tail end view




And this is a mockup (based on a CR93 piccy) of how I hope she will look once completed, be interesting to compare later :)



And Tango on Track




« Last Edit: Feb 12, 2016, 19:41:23 by mikeyw64 »
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Offline 2b

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 2016, 16:12:57 »
Great to see you back on here. Plans look good.
He's obsessed with order and clarity. He doesn't like mess.
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Offline mikeyw64

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 2016, 16:15:58 »
Great to see you back on here. Plans look good.

I've been lurking ;o)
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Offline HerbertD

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2016, 17:03:27 »
Welcome back Mickey!   Long time no hear!  Great to hear of your plans for Jessica, and thoroughly recommend the fairing route. It will be interesting to see how you mount it. Good luck and keep us posted.

Offline mikeyw64

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12, 2016, 17:10:31 »
Welcome back Mickey!   Long time no hear!  Great to hear of your plans for Jessica, and thoroughly recommend the fairing route. It will be interesting to see how you mount it. Good luck and keep us posted.

Looking at a variation on the way you did it but with the 7" headlight mounted inside the Y piece



Also planning on saving the piece that's cut off when the hole is made and modifying it (or making up new) so the front can either have

a) A solid nose cone
b) A perspex cover over the headlight

Still debating on the indicators.

Stealth method (strip of LEDs mounted inside the perspex bubble) or period look ( chromed units same as tail but with shorter legs) strategically placed.

Will wait until later to finalise that decision
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Offline HerbertD

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 2016, 17:46:12 »
Hi Mikey,

With regard to the indicators, I had the same dilemma as I didn't want to spoil the line of the fairing by having to incorporate ugly indicators so I thought the best option was to use mini units and secured them on the windscreen lugs. May not be the best option but it made sense to me!
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With the headlight, i decided to do the brave thing and cut the hole for the OE Skyteam unit, but I made sure that I measured it correctly!
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Offline mikeyw64

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2016, 17:53:07 »
for a stealth install I would likely go for something like these mounted at the front/side of the bubble

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131705183798


However I already have the short arm version of these


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141333882439


We'll wait & see :)


Whilst I'm on ebay Links


Tail Light
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330633100178

Reflector (which is going to double as a fog light)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131575907888

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Offline mikeyw64

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2016, 17:58:04 »
looking at those pics inspires me with confidence as there doesn't appear to be much curvature on the fairing at that point.

With my headlight mounted back a little and a couple of tabs will be able to run with either a piece of clear perspex across the front or a solid piece for a "no headlight" look
« Last Edit: Feb 12, 2016, 18:02:19 by mikeyw64 »
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Offline HerbertD

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2016, 18:21:37 »
Look forward to see how you do it!  Go to it!

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Re: Jessica V2
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2016, 19:00:28 »
Oooh an exhaust port on the LHS :)

Would love a twin port head but I would have to lose the oil cooler!

Looking forward to seeing V2.

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