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Re: VTRNZ

Post by legendlives » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:13 am

Part 2:

The only good bit about the cans that came on the bike was this:

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So I thought I'd try and use them, by ramming them up the hole of the Kawasaki cans (!)

And here's the finished article:

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Dumpy and shiny. Just like the wife!
They'll look great tucked under the tail of the 'Storm.
I like my bikes like my women - Loud with two big cylinders :D

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Re: VTRNZ

Post by legendlives » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:42 am

Side by side before & after:

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And I had a rethink on the screen, mainly because this absolutely perfect Yamaha BT07 screen came my way cheap. Well $45NZ cheap (that's around 20 quid!)

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Now THAT is the look I wanted :D
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Re: VTRNZ

Post by legendlives » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:30 am

Standard rear subframe. Pretty ugly with lots of stuff I don't need.
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After a quick carve up and a bit of Tiggery. Small brackets on the front lower member are the front mounts for the Fireblade tailpiece.
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Big brackets on the side are the top/rear tailpiece mounts. Tubes between the two members are exhaust mounts and will take the original rear exhaust mount rubbers.
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Little tube across the back to hold everything together. Or apart. Depending on your perspective......
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Re: VTRNZ

Post by sirch345 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:38 pm

You're certainly getting on with the build :clap:

Chris.
A closed mouth gathers no foot. :thumbup:

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Re: VTRNZ

Post by legendlives » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:40 pm

sirch345 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:38 pm
You're certainly getting on with the build :clap:

Chris.
Yeah, my car build is 'on hold' at the moment as it's waiting to go to a car show and I don't want to do too much to it before then. Oh, and I get itchy fingers!

Onwards and upwards, this is the look!

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Well, its a look.........
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Underseat part 1

Post by legendlives » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:00 am

There was no way that the ugly radiators were ever going back on the side of the bike, so a new location for another radiator needed to be found, and I know I'm not the first to spot the under-seat area as a likely location. There will not be a pillion seat going back on, so I looked around for a suitable rad that would fit the space.
I came up with this:

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It's an auxiliary radiator from an Audi Turbo, and possibly the most perfect fit I could have found. It's about 1.5 times the surface area of one of the single VTR rads, and about 1.5 times the thickness so should (cross-fingers) be about right cooling-wise.

So carefully taking a grinder to the under-seat panel:

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and trying it all for size:

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Even the VTR fan (with it's little shroud removed) is about the perfect size.

And to cap it all, it all fits under the tailpiece!

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It will have a grille to protect it underneath, but should work great!

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Re: VTRNZ

Post by fabiostar » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:46 am

thats a real nice looking job :thumbup:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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Re: VTRNZ

Post by sirch345 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:45 am

You've done well in finding that radiator with it being such a good fit, and the increase in volume against one standard rad :clap:

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Re: Underseat part 1

Post by freeridenick » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 am

legendlives wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:00 am
There was no way that the ugly radiators were ever going back on the side of the bike...
Mac will hate it anyway.
legendlives wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:00 am
It will have a grille to protect it underneath, but should work great!

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Nice work that. Is the fan sucking or blowing in that position and what are your plans for the hose routing? IIRC someone else who did this had problems with getting the coolant to flow uphill.

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Underseat part 2

Post by legendlives » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:38 am

freeridenick wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:53 am
Nice work that. Is the fan sucking or blowing in that position and what are your plans for the hose routing? IIRC someone else who did this had problems with getting the coolant to flow uphill.
The fan will probably be blowing, but I'll do a bit of investigation as to which side will be the lowest pressure area.
Hopefully it shouldn't give problems with coolant circulation, but if it does there are plenty of cars now using small 12v aux coolant pumps.

Back to the radiator.

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The inlet and outlet tubes are 5mm smaller than the VTR hoses, and one of those would be poking straight up my tonsils in their current directions.
So I fired up the grinder and....

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Too late to turn back now!
The new tank is shaped for more seat clearance, has a bit more capacity, has the bottom hose pointing in the right direction and a provision for the fan switch.

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Re: VTRNZ

Post by Wicky » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:17 pm

It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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Re: VTRNZ

Post by legendlives » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:55 am

Nice conversion. Hopefully mine will keep the temps similar to stock!
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Underseat part 3

Post by legendlives » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:41 am

Applying the same method to the other tank, but this one has the filler neck and another 25mm barb to take (what will be) a 90 degree hose pointing forward.

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Just the mounts to make and I can start to make the plumbing!
I like my bikes like my women - Loud with two big cylinders :D

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