the yzf project
ok had the bike about 3 or so years now and it has just sat in the back of my garage and no I have no ride able bike and looking at all the projects going on here + my friend came round on his blade the other day its time to get it out,
started to rub down the fairing getting ready to prime and soon as I can I drag it out the garage and start the work , will prob ride it in primer this year and will have to upgrade bits as I go along
Get cracking on lol!
will try and do something every day will get some primer tomorrow and hope it aint raining , just need about £800 and it should be on the road
little more done today had to do some plastic welding on some of the panels due to cracks got that sorted and got them all filled where needed sanded them all, primed the headlight fairing started to react in a few little places so will get some barrier coat and do all the panel just incase , then get some high build primer then good to go , will be bit of a mission trying to fit the r1 fairing but have seen the fitted to 750s so cant be that hard , will have to get a different rad as the 750 1 is to wide to fit inside the fairing they did do a curved rad on the last of the 750s which fit but don't come up so might try a r1 rad , also have to make a rear sub frame to fit the 636 seat unit so got my work cut out , heres a few more pic
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Sounds like a phat project, I've not caught the big bike bug yet. An RGV 250 is scary enough for me haha
Looking good! I've got a few panels for a bike I intend to fix up there cracked abd one had a hole through it and in dire need of repair! what's the best option plastic welding or fibreglass? not familiar with both methods it's going to be a first time when repairing
@Biker_123 Fibre glass won't fix the problem. It'll glue the pieces together but the crack will be visible since you fibre glass the back.
I see so plastic welding will be the way to go then! just wasn't sure
darty I would love a rgv250 that would prob leave my 750 round the lanes
biker 123 I use a soldering iron , what I do is start just before the crack in small circles mixing 1 side to the other about 2-3 mm deep both sides of the panel then stop just after the crack its quite a strong fix never had a panel re-crack on me ,then just rub down and fill , as for a hole if u can cut a piece of another panel u can weld it in with the same method I have some pics of a single seat unit I made and it worked out really well , hope this is some help to u if u need more help when doing just pm me
here is a few pics of the seat unit I made as u can see from the last pic it can out really well
@mad73 Thanks for that mate very helpful!! Yes I have a soldering iron here so I'd be able to give it a shot on the panels using your method . I'll probably sit down in the next week or so and give it a try need to strip the graphics of the panels first and give them a good clean .
got this in the post today little tatty but its only for mot , its for a fzr 400 but I'm sure it will fit
got these today and they fit nicely in the r1 clock bracket only 30 quid just hope they work ok wont no for a few weeks yet
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll115/mad73_2008/clocks and bracket_zpsvu8qtcet.jpg
don't no why it wont show the image ?
don't no why it wont show the image ?
Looks like a photo bucket error of some kind. I haven't got a computer at the moment so cannot investigate.
this happens a lot on my posts
its in the shed now, been looking around it and what a mess needs a dam good scrub ,
test fitted the seat unit shouldn't be to hard to fit will need to cut and remake the sub frame need to get it up higher as u can see for the pics also need to extend it needs to meet the fixing points http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll115/mad73_2008/extened_zps1lf991ot.jpg
been trying to get the gaffer tape off the fork as the monkey before me who had it thought it would be good to put it round the forks to take the headlight brackets as it was fightered
well got my work cut out I think
Dayum, I actually quite like the pink wheels.
nice Yamaha 90s colours they aint staying pink will b black