Rob's Build Log

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Rhughes945
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Rob's Build Log

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Hi all,

Decided I'm going to keep a log here of everything I do to this machine from day 1, and maybe get some feedback from you guys.
I'll start with a photo of delivery day and go from there post by post.
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Here she is! Day 1. 27/11/2019
Mileage: 26587
Year: 97

Decided to call her Lillith as I kept mixing up the US name with our name and calling it a Firehawk, which is a main story character of one of my favourite game series.

Insurance only £109! Noice.

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New bits!
Black double bubble
Black, fuller, belly pan from a local company in Poole.
Shorty levers, cheap ones from China but they're lasting well!

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Not shown here:
New AGM battery, shiny new stainless bolts all over my cockpit.

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Looking good Rob :thumbup:
Bad choices make good stories :D

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Not long into lockdown boredom I decided my forks needed a seeing to (oo err)
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Used a dremel to pull off all the old crap. Bit of etching primer and a nice silver wheel paint and we're there!
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While I was here I also replaced the sprockets and chain and put new sprocket nuts on.
One of the few photos where my wheels are clean too! And yes, I do hate them.

(Also, anyone know why my photos keep rotating on here? They're fine on my PC)

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Looks better already


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keep at it and welcome to the world of the never ending story :lol: :lol:

has it got a shock spacer in the rear? looks a little low and they steer so much better with the spacer :thumbup:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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fabiostar wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 6:03 pm
keep at it and welcome to the world of the never ending story :lol: :lol:

has it got a shock spacer in the rear? looks a little low and they steer so much better with the spacer :thumbup:
I'm yet to look at the rear spring, I think I want to replace it.
It's very hard, no static sag, and I can't for the life of me get the adjustment to turn at all!

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Good to be able to see all your hard work in one thread 8)

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Rhughes945 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 6:41 pm
fabiostar wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 6:03 pm
keep at it and welcome to the world of the never ending story :lol: :lol:

has it got a shock spacer in the rear? looks a little low and they steer so much better with the spacer :thumbup:
I'm yet to look at the rear spring, I think I want to replace it.
It's very hard, no static sag, and I can't for the life of me get the adjustment to turn at all!
a decent shock does transform them :thumbup: . its looking well
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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Just need to find one that's wife friendly :lol:

I still need one of your lightened flywheels too!

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Rhughes945 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:04 am
Just need to find one that's wife friendly :lol:

I still need one of your lightened flywheels too!
no bother just buzz me when you wana pull the trigger :thumbup:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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What differance,does a lightened flywheel make?
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MaroonMachine wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 5:49 pm
What differance,does a lightened flywheel make?
Less weight, engine changes speed quicker.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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Worth having then :mrgreen:
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MaroonMachine wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Worth having then :mrgreen:
well i know i would say this because i make them :wtf: . but they spin up a lot faster, the vtr has prob one of the biggest flywheels on the planet lol..

its a no hassle mod, no setting up, no dyno time,no changing anything else, just bolt on and go. if you get one from me if your not happy, il change you back.pay ur postage and refund the money no questions :thumbup: :thumbup:
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

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