CBR1000 Firestorm

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moto1818
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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:05 pm

StormyRob wrote:Seeing that engine looking absolutely beautiful is just pushing me more and more towards dropping mine out!

Need to resist that
Weather is shite, get your spanners on it!

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:06 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:watch out not to scratch your nice and shiny rear cam cover when you lower the frame over it.... there is feck all clearance and you need to wiggle it a bit to fit over.

either fit an old cover that is scratched anyway, or cover the new cover in tape to protect it
Cheers, I will tape as suggested :thumbup:

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by sirch345 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:06 pm

Moto,
Many thanks for taking the time to post up an in-depth "How To" on electro plating 8)
You must be very pleased with the results :thumbup:

Nice work with the engine and carbs, they look amazing :D

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

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:48 pm

sirch345 wrote:Moto,
Many thanks for taking the time to post up an in-depth "How To" on electro plating 8)
You must be very pleased with the results :thumbup:

Nice work with the engine and carbs, they look amazing :D

Chris.
No problem :thumbup: I would have given details of chemicals/volumes etc but wasn't sure if it was relevant? I love plating, time consuming but a real buzz to make a duff bolt new again! Cheers for the comment on the carbs I would say it probably 10 hours work in total just for them, time well spent to me. I will be rebuilding the forks tomorrow so will give a write up about that.

I don't know if anyone has a quality shock for sale? If so I'm interested, cheers!

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by bertye » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:32 pm

Lovely job. Check this link about the carb's wile you have it apart, as to the overflow pipes to prevent it running on one cylinder after heavy braking.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=40552

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by sirch345 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:47 pm

moto1818 wrote:
sirch345 wrote:Moto,
Many thanks for taking the time to post up an in-depth "How To" on electro plating 8)
You must be very pleased with the results :thumbup:

Nice work with the engine and carbs, they look amazing :D

Chris.
No problem :thumbup: I would have given details of chemicals/volumes etc but wasn't sure if it was relevant? I love plating, time consuming but a real buzz to make a duff bolt new again! Cheers for the comment on the carbs I would say it probably 10 hours work in total just for them, time well spent to me. I will be rebuilding the forks tomorrow so will give a write up about that.

I don't know if anyone has a quality shock for sale? If so I'm interested, cheers!
No I don't think there was any need to add details of chemical volumes etc. I'm sure if any of us decide to have a go at Electro Plating we can contact you for the volumes of chemicals needed, seeing you offered :wink: :thumbup:
Yes definitely 10hrs well spent IMHO :D
bertye wrote:Lovely job. Check this link about the carb's wile you have it apart, as to the overflow pipes to prevent it running on one cylinder after heavy braking.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=40552

Good shout Bertye :thumbup:

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

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:11 pm

bertye wrote:Lovely job. Check this link about the carb's wile you have it apart, as to the overflow pipes to prevent it running on one cylinder after heavy braking.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=40552
Cheers for that. Not something I've hard or heard of so thanks :D

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:35 pm

Hi all interested watchers!!

Been called to work for a month so the project has stopped till I get back. I will finish the thing shortly afterwards..............definitely!

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by Pla3108 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:18 pm

Beautiful looking fairing
Maybe the exhausts want a link pipe tgat raises them up now though :)

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by sirch345 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:22 pm

moto1818 wrote:Hi all interested watchers!!

Been called to work for a month so the project has stopped till I get back. I will finish the thing shortly afterwards..............definitely!
You'll be back on it soon I'm sure :thumbup:

Good of you to lets us know about your work commitment,

Chris.
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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:39 pm

Hi all, back from work commitments and ready to box my bike up.

First I rebuilt my blade forks, all new bushes, seals and oil.

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Fitted all new bearings and seals in the swingarm and all new bearings in the linkages.

New wheel bearings and seals.

New head bearings and seals.

I have bought some nice race cooling water hoses in black, I have started to fit them with full stainless jubilee clips.


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Random piccy of my old Mito 350, my mate has just bought another one, I might have to build another one because I'm jealous!


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I will load lots more pictures tomorrow.

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:34 pm

I'm looking for a race shock or something interesting if anyone has or knows of one available ??

Cheers :D

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:34 pm

Bit of an update. Not far off now. I expect to complete this week! Awaiting last bits. I have decided on a KOSO dash not original but easier than grafting a newer blade unit on.

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Oil cooler needs some work to get it tidy

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:52 pm

A few more pictures. I am fitting all new discs and pads because it turned out the front discs where warped so I went full hog on the braking side of things.
I still await my race brake fluid to bleed all hydraulics.
New chain and sprockets to be fitted once they arrive.
My downpipes are the last big expense so I want them right, I will prove my current set up before I get some professional to make me some!
All the wiring is sorted and battery stuff squared away, I have to make a proper heat sink for the rectifier as not happy with it as it is.
I sighted the rear cylinder coil on the top shock mount, it makes a lot more sense there than standard to me!

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A list is always good!

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Re: CBR1000 Firestorm

Post by moto1818 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:26 pm

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The radiators are not mounted correctly here as they are awaiting painted brackets that move them slightly back.

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AS3 hoses with full stainless clips.

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