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    im guessing thats an R1 fighter? Looks very well done though, very clean unlike some fighters ive seen before
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    Nah, it's an FZ1n, as the guy alluded to.

    One damn nice 'fighter though, and definitely on the dream projects list.

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    Ah ok, got a bit confused and thought he said he wanted the single sided swingarm from the FZ1N (and when he said FZ1N i thought of the CB1000R for some reason :S)
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    I like that geadlight more and more every time I see it. Quick update on the bike: all my fighter parts (excluding tail) have arrived. I've fixed the front brakes by using the 08 ZX6 calipers + braided lines. They are now operating like they SHOULD...not like a pile of crap! It's going in for the 1st of 2 inspections this week so it'll be rego'd soon but it'll still be a while before its finished. Money is the main hindrance now

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    nice thread

    Im looking forward to the end product

    dont let this thread go cold

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    Yes my apologies for the lack of updates but there hasn't really been alot since my last post. Common-sense has prevailed and I've decided paying my credit card off is more important than the bike project atm :-/ that's not to say progress on the fighter has completely stalled. Quite the contrary-it failed the first inspection cos of a broken bracket near the headlights and there were 2 VERY small dents in the front rim that required it to be fixed or replaced. I can't afford a glitzy new $900 rim so fixing it is the only option. Both faults have been sorted so now all I have to do is get it re-inspected.

    Its a mere formality to get it rego'd now but I'm putting it off cos I don't have the cash to professionally paint and get the remaining bling to finish the project. Ideally, it will be finished in the next 3 months I am REALLY looking forward to getting it licensed though!
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    i need to get my gixxa rego'd soon (hopefully) how much detail do the guys at licencing go into when looking over the bike

    what can u get away with what cant u get away with

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96 View Post
    Olololol.

    I'm yet to see a zx10 with working brakes...
    I believe you rode one today.
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    But it wasn't a full OEM system, some changes had been made.
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    True... standard Kawasaki brakes couldn't stop a runny nose.
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    The bike is rego'd time for the build to begin!! Thankfully I already have most of the parts I need. The next few months are going to be a lot of fun
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    I made some great progress in the two spare hours i had this arvo! I pulled off as much unnecessary crap as I could but had to stop once i reached the big stuff: swingarm or handlebar swap. Thats my goal for next week. I might need to employ the help of K-Tec or someone who can help me line up the swingarm and rim so I know how big the spacers need to be in order for the chain to line up properly. Half the floor in the spare room is littered with pieces of bike. Its hard to imagine they all fit together to make just one bike!

    Here is how she looks at the moment

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    So far so good The dirt bars have been fitted with relatively little difficulty...except for the fact you need to find a spare THREE DAYS to fit them
    They are a really good design but the instructions are less than perfect and they give the bike a shitty turning circle. After relocating the stock damper, you have to install a little bit of metal to act as a bigger steering stop otherwise the damper will hit the edge of the frame. This new steering stop increases the turning circle quite significantly. Im going to put up with this because riding the bike without a damper is crazy! The front wheel is constantly off the ground so you really need that damper!

    Step 1 of the instructions tell you to remove the fuel tank and airbox. Im almost finished with the install and i haven't had to do anything that would necessitate their removal. Annoying! :glare:

    I cant really finish the install until i buy some bar-end mirrors cos i need them to line everything up and drill the holes needed to lock the switchblocks in place. Im really hanging for my tax return so i can continue with the expensive aspects of the build

    Here's what ive been up to:







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    Solution.
    Get some highrise bar mounts(if you don't want the bars higher, try and get a flatter profile bar), then fit a GPR steering damper. It's a rotary style, so sits on the top triple clamp, over the steering stem nut.

    Would help get the turning circle back anyway...
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    I'll see how it goes for now. I might need to get a GPR for another reason: the stock damper sticks out a bit too far for my liking and may end up interfering with where im going to mount the headlight. Time will tell
    Damo

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    Quick update: ive been playing around with the placement of the headlight and tail section. The headlight needs some work on the bottom mount because the "universal mounting hardware" supplied isn't so universal...

    I cant believe how good the tail section looks considering all i did was cut 1/3 of the subframe off and slide the RSV4 tail over! Its going to need some small fibreglass panels to cover up the small gaps in the fairing but for a first attempt, i reckon its a damn good fit!

    Ive also finished installing the dirtbars. The kit from Spiegler includes all the hardware necessary to relocate the stock damper and part of this requires you to add a (supplied) piece of metal to the steering stop. If you dont, the damper actually hits itself just before its fully extended. HOWEVER, what they dont tell you is that the new steering stopper will reduce your turning circle DRAMATICALLY. My guesstimation is a reduction of ~20% which is huge.

    I have since removed the stock damper and Spiegler steering stop which means i can now mount the headlight MUCH closer to the frame and i also get my full turning circle back. I just hope i dont need the damper anytime soon haha

    Anyway here are some pics of what ive been up to:

    Very tentative headlight placement




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    Dropping the forks through the triples, until they're flush, will slow down the steering a bit, and make it less prone to headshakes. Dunno if I'd be keen to ride it for an extended period of time without a damper on though.
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    GPR Stabilizer - Steering damper available for sportbikes, dirtbikes & ATVs

    A 'sport' unit may work, or otherwise the 'dirt' would probably fit under the bars you've bolted onto the triples.

    Whoops! Just seem I've already said that... Carry on.

    (ps, rsv4 tail looks hot)
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    Good job so far on the project mate, looks mean! Can't wait to see the design that's placed on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 96 View Post
    GPR Stabilizer - Steering damper available for sportbikes, dirtbikes & ATVs

    A 'sport' unit may work, or otherwise the 'dirt' would probably fit under the bars you've bolted onto the triples.

    Whoops! Just seem I've already said that... Carry on.

    (ps, rsv4 tail looks hot)
    I have about 1mm between the triple tree nut and the handlebars-a GPR would never fit...unless i mount some ridiculously high risers and then a flat handlebar. I dont really want to do this because it'll look gangly with those handlebars :/ I'll figure out something re the damper

    Quote Originally Posted by Muzzy View Post
    Good job so far on the project mate, looks mean! Can't wait to see the design that's placed on!
    I still havent really confirmed the design in my head yet but i have an idea forming. I'm not going to waste everyones time by telling ya what it is until I get it painted cos im likely to change my mind for the 11th time haha
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