From 107 to 126

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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by AMCQ46 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:29 pm

nice work Stephan :thumbup:
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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by freeridenick » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:05 pm

After staring at the all weekend tomorrow I will be fitting them and hopefully getting it back on wheels.
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And the stem
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And underside
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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by sirch345 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:53 pm

Please do keep the photo's coming on assembly Nick, as you can't really see it that much once the fairing is back on :wink:

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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by fabiostar » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:23 pm

That is bloody amazing looking :clap: :clap:
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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by Stephan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 am

:wink:

Just add that these are at 1.12kg, approx 0,5kg down to oem yokes

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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by freeridenick » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:41 pm

And it's back on two wheels. Phew.
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Starting point
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Braced swingarm in
Hopefully the bearings are the correct tightness.
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Forks and send yokes
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Done.
I must do something to get rid of the gold.
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fiddler tyre shot
Must have been enjoying myself last time I was out.

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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by fabiostar » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:47 pm

oooooh looking good nick.... that frame/engine combo is gona be proper order. :clap: :clap:
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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by AMCQ46 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:50 am

Nice and clean ...... garage and bike!
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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by freeridenick » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:51 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:50 am
Nice and clean ...... garage and bike!
Ha ha, if only you knew. I hate sh1t being strewn all over the place - a place for everything and everything in its place, is want my old man used to tell me. The trouble is I don't have enough space to have a place for everything. I just pack stuff away neatly and then have to pull loads of stuff out to find what I need. It drives me insane.

I'd have had the plumbing in too if I hadn't hunted for my rearsets for half and hour. It turned out the were still, neatly, attached to the old swingarm in the shed. Buried under and load of bodywork.

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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by sirch345 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:16 pm

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Looking good Nick :clap:

You can definitely see how much more meaty the bottom yoke is compared to the standard item now you've fitted it 8)

Thanks for taking the time to post the photo's :thumbup:

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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by fabiostar » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:27 pm

thats gona be every bit as special as any storm on the forum with that frame wrapped round it :clap: :clap: :clap:

i will also have an answer about the back end of it very shortly nick when i get mine rolling here.. :thumbup:
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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by popkat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:11 pm

Looks great.
how much lower does that yoke go down the fork leg than the standard yoke ?
I'm guessing the top of the yoke is the same height as stock, so looking at thickness. I'd consider it for the race bike but due to the VFR headstock being a fair bit longer there's less available travel for the forks, they dive pretty close to the stock yoke, if too deep then i'd have to raise the front of the bike.



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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by freeridenick » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 pm

popkat wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Looks great.
how much lower does that yoke go down the fork leg than the standard yoke ?
I'm guessing the top of the yoke is the same height as stock, so looking at thickness. I'd consider it for the race bike but due to the VFR headstock being a fair bit longer there's less available travel for the forks, they dive pretty close to the stock yoke, if too deep then i'd have to raise the front of the bike
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Good point that. It's twice the depth easily. I'll do some measuring and see what clearance there is.

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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by Stephan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:30 am

popkat wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Looks great.
how much lower does that yoke go down the fork leg than the standard yoke ?
I'm guessing the top of the yoke is the same height as stock, so looking at thickness. I'd consider it for the race bike but due to the VFR headstock being a fair bit longer there's less available travel for the forks, they dive pretty close to the stock yoke, if too deep then i'd have to raise the front of the bike.
Custom top triple can solve it, if there is space around.

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Re: From 107 to 126

Post by freeridenick » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:34 pm

It's starting to look more like a bike now. The pic below is how I started on Wednesday but the only noticeable difference is the fairing is now on. That was a good hour of measuring, testing and marking before I drilled the holes in the fresh paint. Note to self: drill holes first next time.

The rest of the day was spent bleeding brakes and clutch, trimming the dash to stop the clutch line fouling with the new clip-ons and fitting the water temperature gauge. I got fed up with still having a spongy lever so sacked it off. As I was tidying up I found the fresh bottle of Dot 4 I'd bought for the job. I wondered why I couldn't remember opening it and using most of it - I was used the bottle I opened close to a year ago :evil:.
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