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    Good call. The stock Hayabusa master cylinder isn't great.

    ISR do make this if you're keen on the integrated reservoir look



    They do radial ones with integrated reservoirs too, but they don't exactly look period either:


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    Interesting design, but it doesn't say "Brembo" on it

    Stopped by Ray Easson's this morning.



    It's coming together nicely. There's a bit to consider with the oil supply to the top end though. Ray has a modification to increase the output of the factory pump, which involves a different gear size and changing the size of the oil jets to the head. But there's a top-oiler alternative which he has too. It takes filtered oil from the bottom end, but has no provision for the fairing fasteners like the US version has. Hmm.
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    Being resourceful just saved me $700.

    Ray Easson called to let me know the unique-to-1991-GSXR750 valve followers were more worn than first thought... and need replacing.

    Options:
    1. Buy new ones @~$45 each. There are 16.
    2. Recondition these ones (weld and grind). >$45.
    3. ???

    So I found the parts diagram and posted around the place, hoping to find some good second hand ones. I got pointed to a complete head of unknown condition in the US, for which freight was a killer ($60 for the head, $260 for slow freight). There was another down south in WA, which the guy just won't commit to a price for. And there was a guy in Sweden who had a head in his garage. And took photos of each rocker to show how great the condition is. And told me I could have them for FREE!!

    I gave him $100 for his efforts and to cover fast post to Australia, because I want this engine back together and rolling in the frame soon. Real soon And that's a possibility because everything is with someone, or coming from somewhere, and the ETA is pretty much this week or next!

    In the meanwhile I got to work on the brakes. The previous owner had fitted a braided line to the rear caliper, probably to improve feel. But considering one piston was seized I'm unsure how much effect that would have had.

    Now they're out, and off for blasting:



    And the custom rear sprocket arrived:



    And I even found a pair of almost matching shoes!



    I needed shoes anyway, and these were a cheap online purchase

    Sooooo close to making it look bike-like!!
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    Almost matching?
    That's how it's meant to be. Two left shoes ain't gonna help.

    Good to see its getting close.
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    It's always a good thing to see a project where quality is a key ingredient.
    Keep the good work flowing Loud.
    Looking forward to seeing this in person.
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    Cheers Drew

    Here are the brakes back from being wet blasted. I'll be using this guy for all blasting work from here on in.



    Then washed, rinsed, bores polished, washed, rinsed, compressor dried, and cleaned with acetone.

    And then re-taped ready for potato! Dropped them off to him this afternoon

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    found this in the bike pics thread yesterday when i was bored lol page 22 post 428

    yours will look like a space ship in comparison i would imagine

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    Its been a while since i dropped into this thread some really good progress there Loud. I really do like the planned, organised, systematic pace you do these builds, yet still with the attention to detail
    I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality



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    Quote Originally Posted by Heretic View Post
    Its been a while since i dropped into this thread some really good progress there Loud. I really do like the planned, organised, systematic pace you do these builds, yet still with the attention to detail
    Cheers mate. So close to the exciting part of bolting things together, though there are a few hold-ups making me feel like a kid trying to sleep on Christmas Eve right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    found this in the bike pics thread yesterday when i was bored lol page 22 post 428

    yours will look like a space ship in comparison i would imagine
    Mine would have looked exactly the same (colour and all), once upon a time.

    The Gixxer community reminds me of the Lego movie I watched last night - there are plenty of President Business types and micro-managers putting their bikes back to original. But putting them back to original just isn't my deal - I'd rather play



    Come onnnnnnn parts. Hurry up and get in my garage!
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    Gixxers are just like the lego movie too....
    Everything is awesome ! :-P haha
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    Booyeah! They're here!



    I was in the car on the way to the Post Office to see where they were at. Reversing up the driveway an envelope sticking out of the letter box caught my eye. Nearly two weeks late but, looking at their condition, worth the wait! Ray's expecting them on Monday and the engine should be together shortly after.

    Forks are together and waiting for collection from Russ at Dyno Time, calipers are being baked at the powder coaters having been painted by potato, triple clamps are ready and the remaining bearings and bushes should arrive next week. The frame has gone through a little finishing prep and will hopefully be in my hands soon.

    Got to race knumbnutz to the finish line
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    Haha. Challenge accepted 😁

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    been keeping an eye on this thread for some time. great job so far is the end nearly in sight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy63 View Post
    been keeping an eye on this thread for some time. great job so far is the end nearly in sight?
    Thanks, and I'd like to think "yes" If the frame and engine make their way in to my hands shortly then it'll be full speed ahead.
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    Is the frame finished? If not what is left to do to it?
    I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people, I'm just saying lets remove all the warning lables and let the problem sort itself out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaynus View Post
    Is the frame finished? If not what is left to do to it?
    Oh polish...n polish some more... with polish... shiny..

    "Install the heart N soul of the beast...

    Elect it's future direction... caresse it.

    allow it to be!!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaynus View Post
    Is the frame finished? If not what is left to do to it?
    Painting. There hasn't been a rush until the engine has been close, as it is now
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    paint... will only spoil the overall look of the motor..
    " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    paint... will only spoil the overall look of the motor..
    Because of the combination of alloy grades (factory cast, factory extrusion, factory weld, modification weld, modification extrusion) it's pretty much impossible to get a good looking finish any other way. Re-anodising could leave some sections looking satin, some dark grey.

    Besides, having had a polished frame on the RS125 I'd never have one again. That's why the RS250 is painted - something I'm thrilled I decided to do, after I scratched it the other day. Thanks to the Paint Wizard you'd never even know

    It'll still look like it's meant to, don't stress
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    Because of the combination of alloy grades (factory cast, factory extrusion, factory weld, modification weld, modification extrusion) it's pretty much impossible to get a good looking finish any other way. Re-anodising could leave some sections looking satin, some dark grey.

    Besides, having had a polished frame on the RS125 I'd never have one again. That's why the RS250 is painted - something I'm thrilled I decided to do, after I scratched it the other day. Thanks to the Paint Wizard you'd never even know

    It'll still look like it's meant to, don't stress
    XXX n hugs... ( I hate myself ...right now..)
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