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post #121 of 449 Old 09-12-2013, 5:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

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What size tube are you using for the various components of the exhaust? (diameter and wall thickness) Is there any modifications to your swing arm/shock mount/battery box that allow you to route it through there? I have an essentially stock bike at present and was looking to make a custom under tail but I didn't think it would fit through there. Much appreciated, been looking to make an exhaust and haven't quite settled on the style yet, under belly/under tail/or dual high mounts, knowing an under tail might fit makes the decision even harder lol.
I used 2" OD 316 stainless steel with a 1.5mm was thickness for everything from the collector back . No mods whatsoever to the swingarm or shockmount, just good fabrication and alignment throughout but the trick is where to place the slipjoints to allow for expansion.
Battery box? er yes that is not a stock CBR900rr unit as it is from a 2005 Yamaha R1 but that has not been modified other than making it fit my frame.
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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

Indeed it does, thank you. One more question if you don't mind, when you made the headers are they 1 3/8"? I measured the stock setup and come up with 1 3/8" but I'm finding it hard to source stainless tube of that OD here. Also, I should have mentioned in the first post, just got a little too excited about the under tail lol, outstanding build. I'm in a awe of your dedication to your 900rr, I love mine I must say but I could never commit to a bike long enough to invest so much time/money, perhaps I just haven't found the right one yet. Thanks again.
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Indeed it does, thank you. One more question if you don't mind, when you made the headers are they 1 3/8"? I measured the stock setup and come up with 1 3/8" but I'm finding it hard to source stainless tube of that OD here. Also, I should have mentioned in the first post, just got a little too excited about the under tail lol, outstanding build. I'm in a awe of your dedication to your 900rr, I love mine I must say but I could never commit to a bike long enough to invest so much time/money, perhaps I just haven't found the right one yet. Thanks again.
Ask as many as you want dude
My headers are Inconnel tube that I had laying around the size is 37mm OD with a 36mm ID, it was a bugger to work with but it became what I wanted so all was good.
You may be better off finding 38.1mm or to you 1 1/2" stainless tube (it would be way cheaper) in 1.5mm wall thick, I have this material on the shelf for my work so I know it is readily available.
Thank you for the compliment but yes I should have been committed years ago (to the mental asylum haha )

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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

Received another lightweight parcel today and had to weigh the contents...
Original rear spindle washer

new Ti item

Original adjuster bolt

New Ti item

Original front fork spindle clamp bolt

New Ti item

and a cheeky shot of my recently installed Ti exhaust studs and nuts


So a good weight saving to be had, with increased strength and corrosion resistance from these but it doesn't help with my Ti addiction!!!

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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

Yes very good weight saving there!! You have the Ti bug bad dont you haha



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Yes very good weight saving there!!
Very very good weight saving, although if ultimate strength isn't required then the use of 7075 aluminium is lighter still

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You have the Ti bug bad dont you haha
yes I admit it,, I need help!!!

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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

Now on the lookout for Ti circlips as don't want to use the original carbon steel items as they end up looking nasty. I can find stainless steel items easily enough but Ti is a little harder to come by...

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Yes very good weight saving there!! You have the Ti bug bad dont you haha
Haha, sure seems he's got it bad!
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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

about a year ago I purchased a quick action throttle made by RobbyMoto from these guys
http://www.moto46.co.uk/
I bought the complete kit for my bike, including the cables.
I went to fit it one evening and couldn't get the inner cables short enough to get it to work, so disgusted I threw it at the back of the cupboard and sulked, however I still had it in my mind that I want to use the thing.
One other thing stopped me was that it didn't allow the use of the kill or starter switch which pushed it further towards the back of the cupboard. Which was a shame as it was really nicely made.
Anyway fast forward a year and with the bike being in bits and the cupboard being empty I saw it sat there, so I investigated why I couldn't get it to work. I spoke to the people there and they assured me I had the correct cables etc and I mentioned that I didn't like the fact I couldn't use the original switch gear, to which they said, you do know we offer a replacement switch... so I bought one of them (last one at the time they had in the UK) and was again pleased with the quality, what I wasn't pleased with was instead of it being supplied with a wiring diagram they suggested I take it to bits!!! anyway...
Well last night I tackled it all again and I must have had a eureka moment as I figured out that I didn't have the push cable in the correct hole on the throttle cam and well, it only bloody works.... and I can now get full throttle in 1 wrist movement...
Tomorrow night I'll add some pics once I've finished the rewiring....

for reference the page where it's all listed is here, not cheap but it is good...
http://www.moto46.co.uk/quick-action-throttles.html

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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

Wow man. All that Ti MMmmmmm I love it. Sooo jealous!
very nice work! What does your bike weighs now?

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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

Nice result on the throttle 89, I realy want one I hate having to adjust my wrist to get FT pain in the arse!! Get those pics up when you can.



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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

well it appears that my quick action throttle is camera shy and the light was awful, so until the light is better this is the best I can muster
So, this was Moto46's idea of a wiring diagram, not good people, not good.

I took my original loom and spliced it into the new version for an OE interface and then I assembled the switch gear and throttle onto the clip on. Looks pretty original, am chuffed with the outcome and love the feel of the new twist and can hit full throttle from the stop in 1 wrist movement. YAY!!!
Whilst I am waiting for the last shipment of engine parts to land from the USA and spurred on by Lammie old bean I had a spare hour at work and set to on mocking up the new fairing brace. I want to route the brace from the clock mount and up the inside of the fairing so it is hidden from view to really clean up and modernise it a bit more.
I made the mirror mounts to mimic the originals from 316 stainless.

and then started on roughly bending some thin walled 12mm 316 stainless for it to be as light as possible. Sadly I have no aluminium available as that would have been preferred.

I will make some lugs to enable it to be bolted to the clock mount...


oh! and I got the engine in


more to follow...

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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

oh very nice 89 those braces are going to look ace! cant wait

motors back in too, not going to be long now! just in time for winter



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oh very nice 89 those braces are going to look ace! cant wait
I managed to make more than I need to

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just in time for winter
there will always be next years sun, means I can spend winter having more Ti bits... lol

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Re: RRW Fireblade, my take....

back to it, sun, sea and lots of bikini's can't stop a bikes progress...
had a bit of time today to assemble the new Ti spindle I got from Pete at Ti64, I also had him make the new lower clamp bolts and I redesigned the front wheel spacers to remove weight and had Pete make them from 7075 aluminium and then he had them Surtec650 coated.
So another step closer...
and as usual I weighed it before and after, the spindle and bolts are weighed further back in the thread but the spacers are as follows
old left hand side

new left hand side

and then the old right hand side

and the new one

and all buttoned up


so that's another 96.84g saved... out of curiosity I am off back through the thread to see what I have actually saved so far.... watch this space

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