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off tap racing
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Re: It lives

Post by off tap racing » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:43 pm

thanks Ross, ive just measured the fork tube with my calipers and they are 35mm, that is the outside of the fork tube. might go to my local bike wreckers and see what they have anyway, Graeme.

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ROSS BROWN
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Re: It lives

Post by ROSS BROWN » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:57 pm

Graeme
You will do well ....
Just about every road bike produced between 1979 and 1982 had 35mm forks.
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Re: It lives

Post by Greg Watters » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:16 pm

From Stayt'ies comments there is a good write up about lowering forks here
http://www.suzukihayabusa.org/forum/ind ... c=135724.0

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Re: It lives

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:19 pm

Excellent timing Greg,,, mate at work was talking to me today about shortening his ZX1000 forks, he knew i had done mine and wanted to know how to do it,,, stuffed if i could remember, as it was four+ years ago and being the first inverted forks i made it up as i went, :D ,, the old skool forks are much easier to lower than these inverted ones, 8) ,,,
First Australian to ride a motorcycle over 200mph at Bonneville,,,

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Dr Goggles
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Re: It lives

Post by Dr Goggles » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:48 pm

looked great that bike Ronnie....
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..

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Re: It lives

Post by grumm441 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:17 pm

off tap racing wrote:thanks Ross, ive just measured the fork tube with my calipers and they are 35mm, that is the outside of the fork tube. might go to my local bike wreckers and see what they have anyway, Graeme.
CB900 forks are 35's, 240+kgs on 35mm forks, Ah the 80's
Probably got a pair here somewhere
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off tap racing
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Re: It lives

Post by off tap racing » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:21 pm

hi ya, managed to get a pair of forks off a 1979 RD 250, there 35mm, 100mm shorter than the KR ones i had, i only have 10mm poking through the tripple clamps at the same height so plenty to play with, just have to trim the the leading edge of the chrome mud guard because its a bit big and bulky, i will change the fork seals and oil when i get back from work in a week, so the ride height is close to being sorted, just hope the next 4 months go quick.... :P

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Last Minute Racing
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Re: It lives

Post by Last Minute Racing » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:14 pm

Got some more bits Yesterday
Tapered pin
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Inside Wiesco Pro-lite v Vertex
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23 grams lighter than Vertex
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Forged Weisco Pro-lites made for YZ Yamaha same apart from deck height being 0.5 mm lower and 23 grams lighter, so have to get 0.5 mm taken from the top of the barrel.
Will take a bit of strain off rods and bottom end.
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Re: It lives

Post by Reverend Hedgash » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:22 pm

Last Minute Racing wrote:If i have time i hope to make it a Barry Sheene Replica.
You could cut one of your fingers off and you'd be a Barry Sheene replica too.

It's such a nice thing why pretend its something else? I reckon you should celebrate what you've made and give it its own paintjob. Both you and it deserve it.

(Yeah I know our tank is more than a bit of a nod to previous ones... we just can't think of anything better! I didn't say it would be easy!)

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Last Minute Racing
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Re: It lives

Post by Last Minute Racing » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:54 pm

Yep point taken Dik :roll:

Like you said "I didn't say it would be easy!" and I was just looking for the easy way out i spose.

Now another thing to think about. But i have some ideas, and i spose it dosnt matter what anyone else thinks of it ITS MINE.

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Dave
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Re: It lives

Post by lambo » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:13 am

G'day mate,

Just wondering how you went mounting up the VJ22 glass to your VJ21?

Also did you build a new subframe for the glass tail or modify an original?

Cheers,

Lambo

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Last Minute Racing
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Re: It lives

Post by Last Minute Racing » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:46 pm

Hey Lambo
The front and bottom fairing went on pretty easy, had to make a new top front fairing bracket and for the tail i cut off the original subframe off and built a new one. Was a fair bit of messing around.
All made from 16mm rhs.

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Re: Lambo

Post by gennyshovel » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:20 pm

Welcome aboard Son
Tiny DLRA# 484
Postiebike Racing , created & funded by TwoBob Engineering

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Re: It lives

Post by lambo » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:03 pm

G'day Dave,

Thanks for the picks, I have recently aquired a VJ21L and I'm just about to start getting it up to scratch for the salt.

Another quick one mate, how much did it cost to get your heads done? and any reason you didn't opt for a set of VHT heads.

Cheers Dave,

Lambo

P.S

G'day old man

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Last Minute Racing
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Re: It lives

Post by Last Minute Racing » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:02 pm

Welcome aboard son of Tiny?
VHT heads = $750 + postage :o
My heads = a mate with a cnc mill owed me a favour :lol:
I just bought a tool for him that he didnt have to do the small radius. $80.
Have you joined the UK RGV forum? Heaps of knowledgeable people on there, makes for hours of reading.
If ya need any advice im glad to help ya out if i can.

Now just a matter of talking ya Old Man into putting a 2 smoker into his bike :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imGziSTX ... re=related

Thanx
Dave
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