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Sorry, Servers are a pain so I am consolidating some poop and updating first post.[hr]

22/6/10 –
So.... had insomnia again last night.

<insert stripped bike pics here>

Project has begun, and space is reserved. This will be a 1 day a fortnight project as I no longer work in Brisbane, so don't hold your breath[hr]

28/6/10 –
Started a theroputic? treatment from the confines of my donga this evening by purchasing KOSO rx2n 20000rpm guages from ze Germans!

They should be at my Mother's house ready for collection and test run whilst my frame is getting powdercoated on my fist weekend home.



:drool:

I will do a writeup of installing if anyone is keen to waste as much money as I am.....[hr]

29/6/10 –
and some of these.. in black



these too... :angel:


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12/7/10 –
Well,

I have two more nights off in the backward ass town of Blackwater, and have been bored senseless. so today I purchased a return flight back to brisbane (and back) for my next days off in two weeks time, so I may finally get my parts to the powder coaters.

In my internet travels I stumbled accross some frame sliders, made by Ladybird. So I purchased them :angel:



Just found these on ebay. They are universal and adjustable mounting bolt position. so I bought them too :angel:


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8/7/11 –
Still in same state, except engine is in pieces. I moved from Brisbane, to Canberra, then broke up with the missus, then moved to NSW (Queanbeyan West) and now I need to buy garage doors from people that don't want to show up to quote me before I continue with the project.

Sux....

Anyway.. All will be continued when I get some doors :-/[hr]

25/9/11 –
Another update:

Noone will show up to quote me for doors :guns:



I will have to make do with my living room..... it's good to be single :D

i need a flywheel holder before i can continue, and need some mic's and calipers too - mine seem to have wandered off to the social club for wayward tools.[hr]

3/10/11 –
and this weekend I did this...
















I will need a clutch center holder of some description to remove the clutch - anyone used the universals for this task? like from supercheap?

I am a little concerned about the UNEVEN wear on the bearings.. thats not normal in these engines is it? like... wear on oposite sides of the bearing but not all around it. Seems strange to me. comments? opinions? on draglines uneven bearing wear means chatter and eventually snapped shaft :O but that on a much larger scale.

I am going to have to group everything in ice cream containers before I do anything else, I am out of space.

anyway, thats my story.... good chat.[hr]

12/1/10 –
Last pieces came out and I cleaned up the case, now she is waiting for some money for parts…. And some motivation.




I coated the inside of the bore, and the bearing for output shaft with wd40 to stop it from rusting, this will be cleaned before honing and new rings go in. Just taking my sweet ass time on this bloody thing so taking precautions.

I also need to do some careful metal work on one of the valve guide bores… might have been drunk while I drifted it out and made a booboo….



This weekend I am picking up another snake from Sydney, but will also pick up some engine enamel and some scotch brite to paint the cases. I am thinking satin black for engine, frame and wheels. But will be getting some powder coat on the frame and wheels.

Anyone removed tyres at home before?
 
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Where does the whipper snipper go? My bike doesn't have one of them :S

what work do you plan to do to it?
Whipper snipper is a bolt on :p Goes under the headers and breaths exhaust fumes :D

For now... Fix it (rings, pistons, valves if I get keen and inspect everything else/see how it works :blush:), chain conversion + sprocket upgrade, koso guages, coerce rearsets, some sort of non-ebay levers, and stainless exhaust headers.

Subject to change due to styling needs, because I can't decide on tyga, simon long, or jap 600. If I had the money last week I would have gone simon long, but there is so much carbon dirt cheap from the other 2.

A far fetched but maybe possible kit, will be a full carbon tyga, would have to purchase the tyga first though. I have a friend in who's father-in-law races sails, he can get _anything_ done in carbon fibre as long as they have something to copy. and its dirt cheap because he gets so much done (full race sailboat down to the toilet seat). But thats in dreamland and would be alot of money/waiting/and annoying. we will see.
 

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pretty sure tyga would make you a carbon kit if you asked them, would cost a fair bit but if you weren't going to paint it I'm sure it would be cheaper than getting a glass one painted. I quite like the jap 600 with the tyga tail. or if it were at all possible a full carbon oem shape kit...

try out tyga for levers also, they have some which look pretty good to me, titanium ones look pretty nice.
 
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Started a theroputic? treatment from the confines of my donga this evening by purchasing KOSO rx2n 20000rpm guages from ze Germans!

They should be at my Mother's house ready for collection and test run whilst my frame is getting powdercoated on my fist weekend home.



:drool:

I will do a writeup of installing if anyone is keen to waste as much money as I am.....
 
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^^^
shiiiit you actually got one?
not gonna lie, but im jealous :p
Why wouldn't I?

You thought I was bullshitting you didn't you :p
Unless the items in the first post are some ridiculous amount of money I will pretty much be following that plan :)

Even got a good quote for a 4-2-1 stainless system from a place just up from my house. Said If I bought it, they would fix my old headers for free as well.
 

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I
will do a writeup of installing if anyone is keen to waste as much money as I am.....
Would be Very interested in seeing a write-up
on the insallation and your impressions of this unit. Almost
bought one myself and am still considering it, so please
forward your opinion on this product. These look like quite
the cool instrments and would love to own one. I am guessing
the instrument lighting on the new unit draws less power than
the mc22 instrument lighting, anyway, get out your wiring
diagrams and be careful with cross referencing your colours
and let us know what you use to join the old wiring to the new.
Good luck with the install and looking forward to seeing
this sitting under the bubble in your cockpit. The digital
speedometer readout embedded within the tachometer is
way cool.
 
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and some of these.. in black



psidey said:
roobars:


I
will do a writeup of installing if anyone is keen to waste as much money as I am.....
Would be Very interested in seeing a write-up
on the insallation and your impressions of this unit. Almost
bought one myself and am still considering it, so please
forward your opinion on this product. These look like quite
the cool instrments and would love to own one. I am guessing
the instrument lighting on the new unit draws less power than
the mc22 instrument lighting, anyway, get out your wiring
diagrams and be careful with cross referencing your colours
and let us know what you use to join the old wiring to the new.
Good luck with the install and looking forward to seeing
this sitting under the bubble in your cockpit. The digital
speedometer readout embedded within the tachometer is
way cool.
and so I will... when I get home :/
 

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Nice tacho there, it should look great when you're done
 

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Can I borrow some money... it seems you have too much
lol
Seriously though, this should turn out nice :)
 

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one thing you might want to check man, from memory, the speedo drive on these is mechanical and the dash takes an electronic feed yeah?

but that aside, very interested to see how you go!
 
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one thing you might want to check man, from memory, the speedo drive on these is mechanical and the dash takes an electronic feed yeah?

but that aside, very interested to see how you go!
The current speedo is cable driven off front sprocket, that will be disconnected and replaced with an electronic sensor that is mounted on the front wheel :) its calibrated using your front disk bolts or similar.

Good point though! But yeah I do my research :) the only thing I am a little sketchy on is the fuel level indicator. no idea how they work, it will be new territory for me. If it works well I think i will just leave the bike on reserve permanently :)
 
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The acewell dash I have for the Hornet 250 also has the fuel tank level on the dash, but I was able to disconnect via the programming of it.

The Hornet 250 tank shape would make the fuel gauge that I have from a NSR150 difficult to mount. It may work on the CBR250 though.

Let me know if you interested in the gauge for the tank.

Also, great start to this project. I'll have to lift my game. Too many people doing great build ups now.
 
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The acewell dash I have for the Hornet 250 also has the fuel tank level on the dash, but I was able to disconnect via the programming of it.

The Hornet 250 tank shape would make the fuel gauge that I have from a NSR150 difficult to mount. It may work on the CBR250 though.

Let me know if you interested in the gauge for the tank.

Also, great start to this project. I'll have to lift my game. Too many people doing great build ups now.
Cool mate, I will see how it goes. I wouldn't get too carried away with trying to lift your game, I might blow my engine up if I do something wrong :lol:
 
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Well,

I have two more nights off in the backward ass town of Blackwater, and have been bored senseless. so today I purchased a return flight back to brisbane (and back) for my next days off in two weeks time, so I may finally get my parts to the powder coaters.

In my internet travels I stumbled accross some frame sliders, made by Ladybird. So I purchased them :angel:

 
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Hm, sounds like you got the connections. This sailboat man you speak of, if you find out he wants to do more fairings and he can set a good price, could you pm me?
 
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Hm, sounds like you got the connections. This sailboat man you speak of, if you find out he wants to do more fairings and he can set a good price, could you pm me?
If the carbon path comes to light, then I will certainly share mate. It's going to be alot of dicking around, but I will see what I can do.

The connection is just a mate's girlfriends, father... who happens to be her next door neighbour as well. He sends all his stuff to viet nam (from memory) where he utilises the vast experience and convenience of the local sweat shops in the industrial poverty stricken parts of the world.[hr]
Just found these on ebay. They are universal and adjustable mounting bolt position. so I bought them too :angel:

 
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