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11-12-2014 10:00 PM
Mikeo
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

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Originally Posted by IanDoohan View Post
Well then, I'll take the rear wheel, as long as it's a 6" wide.

11-12-2014 3:37 AM
IanDoohan
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

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Originally Posted by Ready2Fight View Post
If I part it out they would go as a set.
Well then, I'll take the rear wheel, as long as it's a 6" wide.
11-11-2014 10:13 PM
Ready2Fight
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

If I part it out they would go as a set.
11-11-2014 10:07 PM
Mikeo
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

If you do part it out, I'm interested in the front wheel...
11-11-2014 8:10 PM
Ready2Fight
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

Thanks. But I maybe parting this one out. I'm wanting to build a car for some road racing. So its forsale now and if it doesn't sell soon I'm going to rip it apart and put it on eBay.
11-11-2014 7:40 PM
Kevo954
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

Bike looks great, keep the good work going and get out there and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
11-10-2014 11:17 AM
Ready2Fight
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

Some final updated pics of the bike
07-20-2014 7:31 PM
Ready2Fight
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

I haven't been on much but have stayed busy with the project. Rolled it out today Just to see what it looks like outside. And here it is.
06-30-2014 1:45 AM
954Kevin
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

the dent i mentioned is just about where the logo on the part in the link is at. or in that area. i think this part would cover it up well. but i mean i wouldnt hafta make an exact replica of this part i just have no idea how i could use the tank as a mold n have a nice fitting piece without messing up the rest of the tank paint n what not
06-30-2014 1:42 AM
954Kevin
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

so let me describe what ive got going on that i had in mind for this and maybe you can tell me if what id like to accomplish is possible or how i might do it. you seem to have some experience going on.

i have a 03 954. its black n titanium but anyway my tank has a very shallow dent in it about an inch n a half from the fill cap rim. its a little off center but more or less straight back towards the seat.

its not creased and its honestly barely even noticeable but i see it n it bothers me. i was wondering if i could possibly fill the dent with something and do this over the back portion of the tank kind of like this...

CBR954 2002 Tank Protector - Geelong Carbon Craft

or do you think there is a way to maybe line something over the tank and use it as a mold to produce a part like this? like some kinda plastic stretched tight over that portion of the tank to get the shape id need to fit the tank and apply the resin to get a hard shell and then get it to release from whatever i had keeping the tank clean in the process?

or any ideas on how i might go about getting a part like in the link made myself? im assuming you can leave the edges over sized n then cut them after its hardened to clean up the edges n get a nice clean part like before you put the clear on.

or do you think itd just be best to buy the part? id like to get the plastic air ducts in carbon fiber as well whick i think you can just buy as well but just thought itd be a cool project because im interested in the process n think itd be a cool skill to add to my set. im pretty much on a budget tho and realistically the dent is not bad at all n nobody even notices it until i point it out but i like some carbon accents n think it would look nice with the colors of the bike. maybe hit the front fender as well? i guess it might be cheaper if it was just the tank thing to just buy the part in the link but with the other parts might make it more cost effective to try the method youve got going on and whatever id hafta do to produce the part like in the link. i dunno but i guess if anyone ive run across so far knows how it could be done itd be you...
06-30-2014 12:02 AM
Ready2Fight
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

I dont use a block because tanks are not flat. Even a soft rubber block will sand to much in the center. I use my hand and I use the side of my hand not pushing with my fingers because this will make even more mistakes. keep a rool of paper towls near by you can kinda wipe off the water and sanding grit and see your work as you go. Tomorrow night I will post some pics of the sanding so you can see what it looks like. And no matter what you have to sand or atleast scotch brite pad every shiny part of the resin out. Any place thats shiny before you spray it with clear the clear will peal later on. then that will be another mess to fix. And if it helps you can keep a spray can of clear on hand to kinda spray it on the parts let it dry so you can see and bad spots and wet sand and spray good clear on for your final finish.
06-29-2014 11:27 PM
954Kevin
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

looks pretty tough man. cant wait to see the whole bike together. so when you sand it do you use a block or just your hand or both?
06-29-2014 11:13 PM
Ready2Fight
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

So here is the tank after 3 coats of resin. It looks great in the pic but is really not that flat and smooth. There is now enough resin on the tank to start wet sanding and getting ready for clear.
06-29-2014 7:41 PM
Ready2Fight
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

If I would have just painted everything this bike would have been done already. Also if anyone is interested this bike will be for sale when its done. I'm getting into scca racing with a friend and need the cash to kinda fund that next.
06-29-2014 7:05 PM
IanDoohan
Re: CBR900RoadRacer build

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What I have found is that no matter what I do there will always be some imperfections. That's OK if I worried about every little thing I would never get anything done.
lol One of my biggest hurdles to overcome. Another reason I'm not riding yet too.

Great work on the carbon, gonna look amazing.
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