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Well not posted much as not had much to say but have been busy behind the goals.
As I said in my welcome post I am replacing the seat unit on my 'blade with one from a late R1, never having had much to do with Yamaha's I cannot believe how many bloody variations there are for the latter half of last decade...
So if anybody wants a fairing or 2 I have a few now :crying: but still not the one that suits the bloody subframe i've got, lol.
So like all good mods it usually starts somewhere else as you think whilst I do that I may as well do x,y,z...
So as I am doing the rear cans, I thought why not start at the front...

So a few late nights after work, we have this




Stainless flanges and Inconnel tube, 36mm id with a 37mm od. Super light and will improve flow a little. Which has kept me busy for a couple of nights hahaha.
So tonight I started work on the collector



Swaged to suit the od and we have 4 made...



and then ran out of time as had to come home for food as had been a long day...

Although whilst having a spare 5 minutes the other day I did have time to start work on my paddock stand



Basic frame, one will be for the rear, one will be for the front.
Annoyingly no matter how I orientated it on the bending machine I couldn't get both upsweeps without it clashing the machine, so one cut and weld later we ended up with this...



as it needs something to stop it pivoting forward some laser cut brackets that I will weld on once I have turned a spacer to sit between them and turned some delrin wheels.

but the brackets are here



That's it for now... Comments welcome
 

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oh nearly forgot replaced the levers also as the front brake light switch had gone so whilst in there put some shorter and black lever on...

Very impressed with them, nicely made and do what they say on the tin



and fitted



and yes I know my bike is dirty, it used every day, regardless of weather :D
 

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Those equal length headers? Nice! I hope you can get to the oil filter with those on there. I know my Akra full system has bends in the middle two pipes so I can reach in and get a hold of the oil filter.
 

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Those equal length headers? Nice! I hope you can get to the oil filter with those on there. I know my Akra full system has bends in the middle two pipes so I can reach in and get a hold of the oil filter.
You're supposed to change the oil filter? Next you'll tell me I have to change the oil as well???

lol

Oil filter is not an issue and has been allowed clearance. :thumb:

r15suk said:
Nice that you are able to fab stuff yourself!
Thanks, yeah it has it's uses especially when I can't stand paying someone else to do a half assed job..

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Looking good!! will be watching this one with interest
Cheers buddy, it will be a slow ish sort of progress as my bike is a daily ride, but when I have all the parts together for the rear conversion I'll do that over 1 weekend so I can still get to work on Monday morning, lol and then I have the inconvenience of having to do my paying job as well which doesn't leave a lot of time for the fun stuff.
I admit I had borrowed a few ideas of yours and others bikes, I don't think I am doing anything new or groundbreaking yet, but just my versions of it all and hopefully may inspire others to have a go???
 

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Hello, i have a 98 blade rrw and i would like to put a different tail unit on it. Maybe an R1 or newer Blade one. Can anyone help ? what can i fit ? and how easy would this be ?
 

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Hello, i have a 98 blade rrw and i would like to put a different tail unit on it. Maybe an R1 or newer Blade one. Can anyone help ? what can i fit ? and how easy would this be ?
Do what I did, the search button is your friend, there are enough posts here on the forum where people have done it. Failing that find a shop that will do it for you but it is bad form to post a question like this in someones project thread.
 

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Well if nothing else at least I got a chance to finish the paddock stand after last nights issues... but like any negative there is always a positive :eyebrows: as whilst the engine oil is drained for the stator removal it gives me a chance to refinish the engine covers (pics to follow)



and a close up of the wheels, sadly only had white delrin available, wanted but black but that meant buying some and id something is free then it's the perfect colour :D

Just need to clean off the marker pen from the alignment lines and I'll finally be happy with it.



Now on to measure up for the front one, got the basic frame already from when i made the rear but need to tweak and adapt so that it works as an under the yoke design.
 

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Do what I did, the search button is your friend, there are enough posts here on the forum where people have done it. Failing that find a shop that will do it for you but it is bad form to post a question like this in someones project thread.
Thanks for the answer, & sorry for posting the question on this threat, i have just signed into this forum so iam new to this.
 

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looking good there mate, are you anywhere near Leicester? could do with your fabricating skills to make a link pipe for my R1 cans to rrw headers!

project whenever!
thanks...

what version of R1? looks 5VY??? I am using a 5VY also but with 2009 Can's for the same conversion...
Sadly I live in Norwich so nowhere near Leicester and am using different headers so I don't think what I make will work for you but happy to help if I can???
Just off to view your project :thumb:
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Thanks for the answer, & sorry for posting the question on this threat, i have just signed into this forum so iam new to this.
No worries, we all have to start somewhere... and if I or others can be of any help, just ask :welcome:
 

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Right after last weeks stator/rectifier failures I have spent the week getting those sorted and stripping both engine covers stripped of their peeling chrome and bead blasted and repainted in stain black, why Honda chose to chrome the bloody bolts also is beyond me, so yep replaced those, for now I have just chosen to use a stainless dome head bolt and painted them a dark grey (don't do shiny remember).

Stator has been rewound, the only grumble there is that they haven't replaced the main lead and plug, which i did ask for, it hasn't failed but you can see heat has been present, so I will buy a new lead set and replace accordingly, but not today.



Rectifier has been upgraded, original for a RRW is a 633-12 and after hunting around discovered that there is an upgrade and is listed as a 639-12, it looks more like a heat sink and should have far better heat dissipation, but time will tell how long it lasts. Original is in the background.



and a sequence of the covers



nasty peeling chrome



fresh from the blasters



and fresh from paint.

Tomorrow is install day, so more pics to follow then and will be the first time I use my paddock stand on the bike and work on it, so if i don't post tomorrow the stand failed and I am stuck under the bike, so please call the emergency services for me please. :welcome:
 

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looking good!! casing look great have to say, wish I had blasted/ powdered mine as im worried about paint pealing.. I also have that same rec and have had no problems so good move getting that one
Thanks :thumb:

I haven't powdercoated but have had them etch primed, baked and then painted and baked again.
Won't peel and should last as long as it takes me to find a Blackbird engine but anything is better than peeling chrome.
 

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well it's done and buttoned up....

Couple of points of warning should anyone else bead blast their covers, I didn't realise until reassembly that the clutch lever that goes in the cover runs in needle roller bearings, these do not like bead blast media and I was fortunate (and very patient) that I was able to clean these out of all media and have them running smoothly again. Had this not been the case this cover new was over £230 for a gen item.
Def dodged a bullet on that one :clap:
So to make myself happy I have removed yet more pieces as there is still more chrome that is not welcome on a real bike...

Oh and the paddock stand didn't collapse so no need for the emergency services :thumb:
 

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Didn't really get many pics from yesterday's efforts other than a pic of the working paddock stand, I affixed some foam pads to the top brackets to protect the swing arm.

Very happy with the results and total cost? zero... other than a bit of time lol


and the covers all buttoned up, sort of shows up the rest of the dirt now :crying: but only until I locate another engine :evilaugh:



Had a spare 30 minutes at lunchtime today so as the correct R1 fairing is turning up tomorrow I thought I would start to debaffle the cans...
I need to remake the hanging brackets as the cans are from a 2009 and the subframe and associated bits are all 2005.
If anyone knows of something I don't as to whether these won't fit there will be 2 debaffled 2009 can's appearing on ebay, lol...



This square bracket will be cut off and a suitable 1 will be fabricated to suit the '05 subframe.



and the end cap removed, that's as far as I got today... sorry :idunno:
 
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