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Old 06-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #121
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Action shot!

Photo credit goes to PNW Rider joeberentsen.

Note that I am also wearing a $100 Teknic suit that I picked up over the winter at Paulson's. Local shops rock.



Darren Beatty has more photos of the race that I will be purchasing shortly. Especially the ones where I am still temporarily in front of John Wood #934.

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:29 AM   #122
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Awesome presentation, I would personally would have gone with JB weld on the gauge cluster... but thats just me I love the project and cant wait to see the finishing touches... again awesome


I haven't seen that many zip ties holding a vehicle together since the last time I saw a mexican rolling a pimped out 88 honda civic hatch with every aftermarket Kmart performance sticker, hub cap spinners, multi colored body kit and a 3 ft spoiler

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Old 07-09-2011, 06:19 PM   #123
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Great build...enjoyed the read up on it. You sir make me jealous and haven't started my R1 track build yet... congrats!

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:41 PM   #124
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Awesome presentation, I would personally would have gone with JB weld on the gauge cluster... but thats just me I love the project and cant wait to see the finishing touches... again awesome


I haven't seen that many zip ties holding a vehicle together since the last time I saw a mexican rolling a pimped out 88 honda civic hatch with every aftermarket Kmart performance sticker, hub cap spinners, multi colored body kit and a 3 ft spoiler
Just wait until you see the next set of photos... and I have a plan to make it even more ridiculous.

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Great build...enjoyed the read up on it. You sir make me jealous and haven't started my R1 track build yet... congrats!
I have a related project thread to yours that I will be posting tomorrow...

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:48 PM   #125
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So I realized that aerodynamics are an issue, especially when my weight isn't doing me any favors compared to all these damn skinny people. So, I busted out the original upper fairing I had sitting on the side of the house, and went to town.

Evaluating how bad it is -



Note the color-matched zipties (again) -



Somebody tried to... epoxy? the fiberglass on the left side -



Mounting it up -



Cutting down the front plate so it will fit over the headlight hole (easy to bend the cardboard to fit the front plate) and clamping it for superglue since I don't want water getting in and damaging the "number plate".



This bike never came with a windscreen, so I checked with the WMRRA Referee (also my mentor, aka pscook) and verified that I could chop up a spare R6 windscreen I had lying around. There are no bodywork restrictions on the old-gen's, which gives me some ideas for what I might do next year.

Again, an angle grinder with cutting blade melts plastic very efficiently.



Putting it all together -



Another angle -



I'll get a full-on side shot tomorrow. It looks more like a Ninja 250 now, so jezterr can stop labeling all his photo albums "911 Vintage". Or not.

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:52 PM   #126
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Awesome! Best looking POS I've ever seen. The only thing that could possibly make it look better now is a hello kitty make-over.

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:58 PM   #127
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Awesome! Best looking POS I've ever seen. The only thing that could possibly make it look better now is a hello kitty make-over.
I can promise there will be at least one more major appearance change this season. I'm debating changing up the appearance for every race weekend.

For a $250 initial investment on 30k mile bike that's obviously been abused, I think I've got it fixed up pretty well. My total costs right now are just over $1,000 and unless I blow up the motor, I think (hope) it's mechanically a very sound bike.

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:57 AM   #128
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Couple better side shots -




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Old 07-10-2011, 11:04 AM   #129
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I can promise there will be at least one more major appearance change this season. I'm debating changing up the appearance for every race weekend.

For a $250 initial investment on 30k mile bike that's obviously been abused, I think I've got it fixed up pretty well. My total costs right now are just over $1,000 and unless I blow up the motor, I think (hope) it's mechanically a very sound bike.
Look forward to the "upgrades". You've done a good job, especially with the progress report. I've enjoyed following it and I like it that it is very much in the spirit of a "budget cup".

Best of luck with the rest of the season. I'm hoping the motor comes through to the end!

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Old 01-02-2012, 11:46 AM   #130
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Thanks to Phil Cook for all his mentor-ly input, and everybody with WMRRA for being awesome!

Last pictures before I tear into it for the off-season -




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Old 01-03-2012, 12:09 AM   #131
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Badass Dude! I enjoyed the thread. I got a pair of extra Kawasaki Decals I can donate to u if u want em. PM me

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:28 AM   #132
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Cool build thread!


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