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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:51 am 
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So with this big-ole gaping hole at the back of my bike - I took some left-overs (see what I mean Vash) of the same stuff I'd used for the tail-light bezel, and made a plate to fit.

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I put a nice bead of epoxy around the entire plate, let everything set-up and then smoothed off the edges with the dremel and some fine grit sandpaper by hand.

Later on I also added a bead of black silicone inside to be sure to keep the elements of my wiring.

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A lot of times I keep my wallet or items my wife & I pick up when out in the trunk area - so one thing I wanted to keep was the ability to lock things up.

I had thought to mount the lock onto the subframe, but the back-side kept wanting to hit... so I found another spot.

On the side of the inner-fender is a lip that I thought would make a good spot - so first I cut a hole of sorts the same size as the outside of the lock - then drilled my bolt-holes to the sides.

The result turned out pretty good...

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**EDIT** ^^ these wires were taped up this weekend!!!

And none of the back hits anything else

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not shown - is the 'water-proof cover' I made for the key-hole.

I'm a pack-rat - sometimes it pays - sometimes it doesn't... so I took an old rubber foot from a broken guitar stand I'd hung onto, and cut most of the length off - perfect for what I needed!


Ironically enough - when I removed all the smog crap off my Mustang, a piece of the metal tubing from that same stand came in very handy!! :lol:

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I also (finally) managed to clean up some wiring that I'd made a mess off - I wish I'd taken some pics of this, but alas, the solder-iron won!!!

One of the things I'd mentioned during the taillight swap was that I left my LED's unhooked for the time being - I hooked those up while straightening this out - I promise I'll get a video of this in action as soon as I can...

Another thing I'd mentioned was that I left the previous blinks in the circuit to slow the blink-rate down in the tail-light... well, I figured I'd make use of them rather than have em' covered in tape.

I had some plastic mesh my brother-n-law had given me a while back, I figured I might use it in the back side vents, so at the same time, I moved the signals there & mounted them up with double-side foam tape, only exposing part of the lens to shine through the vent:

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The pics really don't do this justice, and I love the way it works out - teh angle of these things really get peoples attention on four-lane roads when making lane changes as it's right in their line of sight - I highly suggest this one!

I will have to admit I swapped them top to bottom the next day as they fit a little better that way - wiring and all... I may swap out to a smoked lens set in the future to make it a little less noticable when not in operation...

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Next up, I did get the chance to swap out the rear shock for the '03 part - man, what a difference!

I didn't get anything but a after pic on this one, but many write-ups can be found without me doing any worse ones! :oops:

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I did manage to mount my (stinkin' spelling) can in a different sort of way - I found another section I liked under the fender & rotated it in a way to allow for adjustment without removing anything...

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I do plan on going back to make some sort of rubber-skirt to protect it from any debris that might come up from the road...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:19 pm 
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The last thing (which I don't have a pic of yet) I did was to replace the gauge bulbs with a set of 194 blue LED's - they aren't as bright as I was hoping for, but they do look better IMO... I'll try to get pics when I can..

But for now, I also decided to wash her up too... man... I love this bike!

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FINALLY got a chance to get some video of the tailight / blinks in motion last night.

I think these may have actually turned out better if I could have gotten them before it got to dark; but at the least, they'll give a better idea than pictures! :D

Here's a vid of the left blinking - brake off:

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/ ... ake-on.flv

And here's another with the left blinking - brake on:

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/ ... ke-off.flv

Ok... gotta' get back to work now... :2cents:

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All I can say about this one is :D


As mentioned in another post; Vash & I had been talking with a fellow from ebay about some parts - mainly really nice plastics - Vash was able to pick up both side fairings at a steal!!

During the transaction, he had mentioned to Vash that he also had a set of forks from the same bike - a 96' YZF with only 2,568 miles!!!

When all was said and done, I was able to nab the forks, lower clamp, steering bearings, top nut, axle, calipers & lines for 200 bones shipped.


Here's a pic of how the parts arrived - well packaged:

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and here's another of the setup out of the box:

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These things even still had the reflectors on them... I am going to try to polish the lower fork legs before installation and can't wait to get em' on, but had to share in the joy :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:33 pm 
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dude those look tight!! why oh why did i tell you about those??? lol :???:


my stuff came today too also amazingly packaged and also all cleand. it seems my bike isnt too far from resurection.


i hope my forks survived. they dont look messed with but i cant say untill i ride it.

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vashtsdaytona2 wrote:
i hope my forks survived. they dont look messed with but i cant say untill i ride it.


8) Hey buddy... I might be able to hook you up with some pristine 95' model forks pretty soon.... :wink:

JK... see ya,
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Well; not much work to the bike lately, outside of working on tailight v.2.0 and polishing the fork legs on the '96 forks - pics of that to come soon.

I have been able to pick up a couple of parts off ebay lately. The first is something I've been needing for some time:

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I was able to pick up this jet kit from a fellow who was closing his shop and parting with his inventory; I was also able to pick it up for $43 shipped!

This next item was pointed out to my by Diztroy (thanks bro'):

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I was able to pick up this little addition for a high bid of .99¢!!

Not a performance item in any way... I just wanted one. 8)

Ride safe,
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Well; not much work to the bike lately, outside of working on tailight v.2.0 and polishing the fork legs on the '96 forks - pics of that to come soon.

I have been able to pick up a couple of parts off ebay lately. The first is something I've been needing for some time:

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I was able to pick up this jet kit from a fellow who was closing his shop and parting with his inventory; I was also able to pick it up for $43 shipped!

This next item was pointed out to my by Diztroy (thanks bro'):

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I was able to pick up this little addition for a high bid of .99¢!!

Not a performance item in any way... I just wanted one. 8)

Ride safe,
Jeff


Hyper, I installed the factory Pro 1.1 ti jet kit in my bike. So depending on your set up of other mods/Pipe/Filter/Elevation/Temp/etc. Combo, I may be able to help you get in a close ballpark right off the bat.

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that was a couple of amazing deals. i tell diz is always pointing out deals. and for some reason you and i seem to buy them, lol.


someone find me a deal on a center cowl? hehe sorry to be to broken record here. but ill damned if i dont need one.


great buy its all commng together now

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:26 am 
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Hyper, I installed the factory Pro 1.1 ti jet kit in my bike. So depending on your set up of other mods/Pipe/Filter/Elevation/Temp/etc. Combo, I may be able to help you get in a close ballpark right off the bat.


That sounds great Nick; I'm not sure when I'll get to install the kit, but I may take you up on that.

There's a kid... well, compared to my old butt... a neighbor down from me I've known for some time that graduated from MMI that's offered to help me when I get ready.... but I also know he's used to workin' on Harley's...

I'd rather idle smooth thank you... :D


Thanks agian,
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vashtsdaytona2 wrote:
that was a couple of amazing deals. i tell diz is always pointing out deals. and for some reason you and i seem to buy them, lol.


Hmmm.... I may have to ask him about that... :lol:

:shock: I wonder how many ebay accounts he's got!


vashtsdaytona2 wrote:
someone find me a deal on a center cowl? hehe sorry to be to broken record here. but ill damned if i dont need one.

great buy its all commng together now


Yep - I'd read your other post... I can just see you riding without the center - and wouldn't blame you at all!!

Keepin' my eyes open brother!

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Come on guys...your the ones that scored the mint fairings, forks, wheels, tires!! I don't think I had anything to do with that...???

I've become very proficient at searching ebay (my watch list is always very long!), and local classifieds. If you knew all the deals I pass on every day it would make you hurt!!! Every once and a while I can't turn them down...like the streetfighter, VFR750, or the FZR1000, or just this weekend a 1923 Ford Bucket T body for my father. One of these days I'll run across a fzr600 motor...

It never ends...but you do run outta garage space!!! (however I have notice that my brother and I have become very good at storage. :lol: )


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