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Another RSV1000/900RR project.

Hi guys,

Couple years back I bought a 92' blade to use as an every day commuter. After coming across Cabby's awesome 96' blade in Performance Bikes Magazine and then finding Lambchops' build on this forum (and crashing my bike and destroying the front fairing, subframe, rear fairing and some other bits) I decided to follow in their footsteps and start a little project of my own.

I am pretty much copying the main theme of their bikes. It's not the most creative thing to do I know, but I love the look of those bikes. As this is my first build it's nice to be able to copy someone else's mods (Many many thanks to Lambchops for posting such a detailed account of the mods he has done, it's made my project fairly straight forward untill now )

What I am going for is the looks of a late 1990's endurance racer with some modern blingy bits thrown in. Right now I have Aprillia wheels (not the factory ones), the rsv swing arm mounted with the Aprillia Ohlins shock and last weekend I fitted the the Ohlins forks with radial brembo's.

I am now working on the custom subframe. The side plates have been cut and fitted but welding still needs to be done (I can't do this myself). Right now it's very heavy so i will have to cut some material out to make it a bit lighter.

I think I'll go for a RC45 front race fairing and try to fit a ZX7R headlight unit, but at the moment my damaged fairings are still on the bike.

I'll post some pictures below. I took them at night with my phone so the quality is crap. I'll post some more and better pics as the bike progresses.
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

Got some clipons and front brake lines mounted. Front end is functional once again. Even got the Honda steering lock to work on Aprilia Yokes (but not yet in this picture). Only needed to grind some material of the part of the headstock where the lock fits over. The Honda lock bolts right onto the Aprillia triple.
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

Looks great so far. Really cool to see the RSV front end on there. This is one of the few i've seen that actually looks good. The lines flow very nicely and the same color swingarm/frame also really helps. can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

Thanks gts455! I am really enjoying the process of doing a little each weekend and seeing it take shape. Can't wait to feel how that suspension works on the bike. I'm trying to keep the look of the modifications subtle, like it's just a high spec version of a 90's bike.

I really like those golden OZ wheels on your Mille R. Are they magnesium or Aluminium? I would love to get some lighter weight wheels on this thing eventually, but for now these wheel are fine and I like the fact that they are so similar to the blade wheels.
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

So been working on a paint scheme.
This is what I'm thinking so far:
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

I approve ........The entire project

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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

Thanks Ian! Glad you approve
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

This is looking very cool!
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

wow ı love the swing arm and how it fits complete looking bike nice job.
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

Thanks man! Can't wait to do this paint for real!
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wow ı love the swing arm and how it fits complete looking bike nice job.
Thanks 900rrPhaNtoM, can't take any credit for the idea of the swingarm, it's been done by several others before, but I agree that it looks awesome
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

Subframe was a bit heavy (even without the under tray welded in) so I spent my evening drilling, sawing and filing some big holes in this thing. Remarkable how much lighter it feels now. Still solid as hell, could have easily taken more material out. Hoping to do the right hand side on monday.
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

Did some more work on the subframe today. Realy like how it looks on the bike, even though it wont be visible when the seat is mounted.
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Re: Another RSV1000/900RR project.

And here is a more final design for the paint. I'm sure I'll probably change things later, and paint is still months away, but for now I'm really happy with the look.
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