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Well after being a part if the org for 6 months ive been inspired to revamp my 98 900RR with some tasteful mods and a complete strip paint and cleanup. I want to make the bike look more modern but still keep the great classic looks of the 900.

My plans are to strip the whole bike and have the frame powder coated satin black, install 1000RR front end, I have the forks / callipers already just need to source the yokes and a suitable front wheel. Other plans are a GSXR1000 K3 rear tail (have the tail just need the battery tray and undertray) and finally a VFR800 SSS swinging arm which I have all the parts for already. Then to finish it off Repsole bodywork.

Here’s a couple of pics of the bike before I started, she’s a nice clean example and a camera phone pic of where she is now. (I will get some better pics than this as I progress sorry for the poor quality.)

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good luck with your plans dude, but to be honest in my opinion, it looks bloody lovely as stock. really like the colours
 

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thanks Gmouse, yeah it does look nice as it is but just fancy a change. Im keeping all the stock fairing and getting a secondhand tank to have painted so will have the option to return to stock body work at a later date if I wish.

I will take some better pics tomorrow as shes allmost at the engine out stage, its amazing how quick it comes appart! Just hope it goes back togther as easy!!
 

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OK well ive been busy striping down and cleaning, wasnt as bad as I thought the strip down and there wasnt as many bits as I thought there could be.. I seem to have more room in the garage then when the bike was whole!

Now the cleaning starts, I want to remove the engine casings so I can spray paint them and hammerite the remaining alloy parts as I want the engine all satin black. I did some cleaning today, heres a pic before I started









And a couple more after an hour of cleaning








This is whats left of what once was my bike :hmm:





Frame will also be powdercoated black, not sure what colour black yet i think satin... im tempted with gloss though but im not sure, or perhaps even matt.. Better make my mind up soon!
 

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Well not huge amounts of progress im still waiting for my cleaning wheel to arrive so I can go to town on the alloy on the engine to clean it up ready for paint, but the new Vfr800 arm has been stripped and cleaned ready for mounting to the frame.

For those that are interested the original 2006 arm I bought doesnt fit, its much wider than the 98 arm and the shock mount is about an inch out of line with the bike shock mount points. It could perhaps be made to fit but was too much work for me to got a good deal on a 98 arm.

Coupld of comparison pics



2006 arm above 98 arm below



You can see the 2006 arm on the right is wider than the 98 arm by about 20mm.


Heres some of the parts I have to refit, cannot wait :eyebrows:

 

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Sounds like a great project, Good luck :thumb:

Wish I had the nerve, skills, etc.

Only ay I could do this to my bike is if I dropped it and I've not plans to do that just yet! :rotfl:
 

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well been busy clean, clean cleaning!!

She ready for paint now, the engine casings have been removed as im doing then gloss black and the main engine satin. Also ordered up a nice shinny engine bolt set for when she goes back togther.





 

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OK well did some powdercoating today of the calipers, I was going to go gold but wanted to go for the dull silver look of the brembo calipers. Ive even ordered some caliper brembo stickers to complete the illusion :evilaugh:
Also the forks are going to be reanodised gold so will look like ohlins so gold calipers also would have been a little to much gold.
Anyway I have cbr1000rr calipers to mount to the matching forks, first caliper split and pistons and seals being removed.



Cleaned an masked ready for paint




Out of the oven fitted up once again, will do the tother one tomorrow and I hope the engine paint will arrive so can get a coat of that on.

 

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hey bud its comin along real nice! im going to look at a blade tomo so hopefully i can start tearing it down!
what did you clean your engine with?
also did you do the powdercoating?
heres my number as well drop us a text or summin :)
would be cool if we can get ours both finished and go for a blatt on our fightered out blades haha
keep the pics comin bud!
 

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Thanks bf, yes im very pleased with how its coming along. Painted the engine today satin on the main part and gloss on the casings looks great. Will take some pics tomorrow when everything is dry.

Engine was cleaned with just a wire brush in a drill then degreased with whitespirit realy comes up well and the paint seems to have taken well too.

I powdercoated the calipers as have a little DIY system here but im limited to what I can do by what I can fit in the oven haha. Its a pain to do though and a bit messy and allways a worry its not going to come out any good but normally does and saves a few ££.

Hope your get the blade it look nice in the pic you posted im defo up for a ride once shes all sorted next year will be coool :)

Cant see you number, cant seem to PM you either dont you have the PM function yet?
 

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Thanks bf, yes im very pleased with how its coming along. Painted the engine today satin on the main part and gloss on the casings looks great. Will take some pics tomorrow when everything is dry.

Engine was cleaned with just a wire brush in a drill then degreased with whitespirit realy comes up well and the paint seems to have taken well too.

I powdercoated the calipers as have a little DIY system here but im limited to what I can do by what I can fit in the oven haha. Its a pain to do though and a bit messy and allways a worry its not going to come out any good but normally does and saves a few ££.

Hope your get the blade it look nice in the pic you posted im defo up for a ride once shes all sorted next year will be coool :)

Cant see you number, cant seem to PM you either dont you have the PM function yet?
i was gonna get myself a diy powder kit but i havnt got a spare oven or room for an oven! :( got a compressor and spray guns tho but wanna do lil bits like hangers and brackets etc in powder
not gettin that blue one now as the guy phoned me up saying the engine went on it today, which was damn lucky for me........... going to look at a standard 97 less miles part s/h and a bit cheaper (only in southampton as well :thumb:)
drop me an email [email protected] or try this lol
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ya im not allowed the pm function yet! dammit must think im a robot still lol
 

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Sent you a txt blade_fighter, yeah diy kit is great but like you say room for an oven and spray booth is a pain takes up a good portion of the garage. Worth it though for little projects like this :)

Lucky escape on the 99 then, my fingers are crossed on the 97 :)
 

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well the engine paint is dry so thought I would fit up the casings for a quick look hows its come out,. Dont have the new gaskets yet so casings are just rested on.

Im very happy with how it looks, it looks better in the flesh than the photos looks like a new engine! Paint finish seems tough too as ive tried to scratch it where its on the old oil filter and all seems good.







 
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