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Old 05-18-2012, 06:44 AM   #41
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starting to look like a bike again. I like it!

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:05 PM   #42
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
One step at a time.
Got the tail all put together. Fit is good. Sometimes it's hard to tell if anything is bent or tweaked till ya get the plastic back on.
So far so good. I'm disappointed in the paint. It's not as deep as the part I rattle canned. Very very thin is places and through in some.
Oh well. If I wanted a nicer bike, I would have gotten one.
I be poor, so I be doin whats we can. Decals should be here so.
They will help to distract from the lousy paint......somewhat anyway.







I think so I'll run into the "I can't find the right fasteners" dilemma.
I like nuts and bolts to match and be clean. If I'm missing one I need?, I'll change the others to match what I can find. My parts bins have been gone through so much I'm about out of nice OEM fasteners.
After putting a few bikes together I learned the the Japanese make some beautiful hardware.
Take a long hard look at the nuts and bolts on your bike. You can't get that shit anywhere.

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:48 PM   #43
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:35 AM   #44
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Take a long hard look at the nuts and bolts on your bike. You can't get that shit anywhere.
+ 1 Million!

You won't find those clear/yellow/green zinc plated metric 10.9/12.9 bolts anywhere! And especially not with the nice shoulders on them. That reminds me, my metric bold supply is getting low, time to buy a wrecked Honda and steal all the bolts off of it and sell the rest.

Oh I found pictures of my CBR900 from the original craigslist ad. It has been dropped on both sides before I bought it but I still think it was a sweet ride.








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Old 05-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #45
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
A little more done.
Update.

Started getting the upper sorted out.
I used the 93 headlight assy. Looked fine. It wasn't. Bent just enough to not fit the Factory upper. Took it all apart and straightened so it perffect'amoodo(spelling) now.
Still searching my parts pile for the right nuts/bolts/clips/1/4" turns and so on.
I think the upper is ON now and I shouldn't need to remove it anytime soon.




Finished with the polishing. Wish it looked better, but it is what it is.
A coat of wax did help.
I fooled around with the stock mirrors. Not in real bad shape. They do have some deep scratches I can't get out. I Scotch Bright'ed and polished one to a nice shine. I still don't like em so I ordered a smaller after market set.
Didn't want to spend too much (I may not like em/ not work right) so if they turn out to be crap'ola? I'm not out too much.



Can't really see in the pic but the one on the right looks pretty good. I get that little 3" polisher at H.F open box for $17, works really good. About 500 rpm on low. Will be great for all those Velcro Scotch Bright type sanding disks I have.



More parts on. The filler panel on this side had a few scratches, but I think I can live with it.



This one of the pieces I needed to find. That little filler panel. I did find one on EBay. I got it for $15 free shipping.





I also picked up a roll of quality silver tape.
I couldn't get "tape" in the same width and this was as close as I could get.



I got the decal kit. They aren't OEM decals but close and I can't spend $200 on stickers.
This was the first attempt with the 1/2" tape, >>



It's very hard to get tape that wide to curve cleanly.
Attempt #2>>



I wanted to get the point in the back to be sharper the the factory style.
I thought it might make the tail look a little less bulky?
This was the 3rd attempt and is what's on it....for now. I started with 50' of tape so I can redo if I be needin to.>>>



This not as easy as it looks. Now I have to make it look the same on the other side.
Some pics of the rest.>>>




>>> I thought I took one with all the body on? The mids have the "CBR" on them. Guess I didn't shake the camera hard enough to get the pic out?

I still have the big "HONDA" that goes on the lowers. I didn't see one of them on the floor and I rolled over it with my stool and effed it all up. I put it on this morning and was able to salvage it. I put the bad one on the kickstand/low side. It was only the "A" on the end of the "HONDA" that to the brunt of the damage.

I still have one small "CBR HONDA" like on the front and two Honda wing tank decals. I can't use them on the tank. I've got black ones on the way.
I think I'll cut the "HONDA" off and add it to the "RACING". Not sure where to sick em. Shut up Suzuki guys, I not sticking em THERE!!



I could do either side of the upper close to the mirrors? I don't think it make sense to have "Honda" on the same panel, so maybe on the lower part of the upper. Maybe just above where the original turn signals use to be?

Anyway. That's about it for now.

Waiting for ;
tank decals.
Mirrors.
NSR style turn sigs.
And I have a Factory repair Manual on the way.

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:47 AM   #46
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
[QUOTE=Ryanthegreat1;2769159]+ 1 Million!

You won't find those clear/yellow/green zinc plated metric 10.9/12.9 bolts anywhere! And especially not with the nice shoulders on them. That reminds me, my metric bold supply is getting low, time to buy a wrecked Honda and steal all the bolts off of it and sell the rest.

Oh I found pictures of my CBR900 from the original craigslist ad. It has been dropped on both sides before I bought it but I still think it was a sweet ride.
...................................."]

Most of the Factory fasteners were gone of the two bike I picked up.
The 94 have a bunch of silver and gold Alum Allen head bolts on it.
OMG!! You don't use Alum bolts to hole the brake master!! I removed the Alum bolts and they were stretched and bent!

I think I'm going to be short the long 1/4"turns. The rest I've been able to piece together.

I still have one OEM upper front screw for my old RC30, still in the package. I think it was like $20, it's different than most of the other ones out there.

If both those bikes had ALL the original nuts and bolts? After I was done with the project I would take all the un-used fasteners. Pile them up and roll around in em naked!!

I think you can still buy nuts and bolts by the pound at Bent Bike?

P.S. Thanks for sharing the pics. Very one seams to like these bikes.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:14 PM   #47
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
Body complete.
Kinda surprised i didn't get any reviews on the rear tape line?
I think it's a bit bold. I might redo it later with something a little thinner?
The kick stand side looks better. A little smother.


I have all the panels on and secured. At least now if I need to take it apart. I have all the fasteners and most of the miss-fits sorted out.


I only need to paint the chin faring insert black. I have two. One black and cracked, one white and perfect. I can't spend any more on this for a while so it turns from white to black.

I received my $15 left inner faring cover yesterday. Had a lot of fading ( whitish stuff on the surface) Scotch Bright took it right off and it looks pretty nice.

I got rid of those little plastic Honda screws and push fasteners. I replaced them with nut plates and high quality Alum bolts, most of which you can't see.

I didn't like the stock mirrors so a set of Lockhart F1's for $35 will work. I have real carbon on the 500 and these are just black plastic but look fine.

I'll take some pics later. I have a few more OEM style decals to get on. Nothing too tacky looking. I never did get the tank decals so I ordered some more. I still need to polish the tank and get a few miner scratches out.

Just a bit more cosmetic details and get her tuned up and it's done.. .........
.... for now.
I'll do something to it this wint....oops almost said it. I'll do more later. How's that?

I also have a clean black front fender on the way.

I still need two mediums and two long 1/4 turns. The one that hold (3) upper/mid/inner panels together.
I think it's 12mm 16mm and 20mm lengths. If anyone has some of these?
Let me know.

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Old 05-25-2012, 06:12 AM   #48
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:56 AM   #49
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:28 AM   #50
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Todays (2:30am) update.
Lets see, what the hell did I do on this POS? It's my POS so I can say it.

I'm still waiting on the front fender and tank decals. I still need two of the long 1/4 turns. I would also like to replace the windscreen.

I did; turn sigs, mirrors, carb sync and cooling fan test ( a two-fer), a few more decals ( lower "Honda" and "Honda Racing" on the tail), cleaned the paint on the tank no wax (decals wont stick). Can't think of anything else right now.
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Turn sigs was a bit fiddly. I had to made rubber pads so they will hold position. Re-drill the holes that had been filled in. Solder 8 longer leads.
I used NSR250 knock-offs. They mount the same and all that, so if I find a set of OEM NSR's I can swap em out real easy. The stockers are far better but at get this 3.99 a set (2) they'll work for now. They are much better than them shitty flush mounts every one used when this bike was new.
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Mirrors. I needs block-off plates and I'm at the point, I just don't feel like messing with it now. I'll leave some things for the colder months.
I just reused the thin plate off the stockers. Painted it black and use the left over bolts that came with the NSR tinted screen. I had two little cone shaped Alum thingies ( were Purple, Scotch Bright back to Alum).
I know these mirrors can be a bitch to keep adjusted, so I put one rap of Elect tape on the ball and snitch down. It gets all gooey and stays put better.
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Carbs. I did find one Air fuel screw that was missing it's O ring. I don't remember taking the screws all the way out. Have no idea what's become of it? Not it the carb, on the floor and I didn't eat it.....so maybe that's why it was running so fat on top? I cleaned all the screws and checked for damage, all is good.
Have the carbs synced to half a Bar. Screws out 3 turns. Idles real nice. I think the fuel is crappy and it really needs to be ridden for a while.
After a tank or two, I'll re-tune and see where I'm at.
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I think it looks good. I have a few things I'm not satisfied with, but time and money have to make choices for me sometimes.
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I think that's about it for now.
It's done!
For now it's done.
Stage 1 complete.

Thanks to every one that kept up with this. It was a fun little project for the most part. I have tons and tons of parts left over. I'll be selling most all of it off at some point.
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I just realized it's the 27th. There are maybe 6 or 8 days in the last month I didn't touch it. Most days it was from 2 or 3 pm till 4 or 5 am. I did try to spend a few hours with my little sweetie. She needs a big round of applause for putting up with me and my toys. This one was for her.
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I did all this for a back seat!!!!!

Wanna see?

Before>>>>>






AND, WAIT FOR IT>>>>>>>















BAMM!!






I know the first are the same pic as earlier in the thread bit sometimes it's nice to see a direct "before and after".

Well?

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #51
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Man it looks clean!!!!!!!!!

good job. impressed.

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:19 AM   #52
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #53
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I've always liked the speed holes on this era of CBR.

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Old 05-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #54
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
Yea speed holes. They say it helps to fall into a corner better.
I think if you take a 93 and a (?) 96 without holes. Stand em side by side and let them go at the same time. I'm sure they'd hit the ground at the same time?
At least it was a good place for the plastic to brake.

Yea it's been fun to work on. I'm starting to think the reason it runs kinda crappy on higher revs is just old fuel. All I had at the time was the 2 gal I've been putting in the mower. It might be 2 or 3 months old and it really needs to be out and run for a while.
I think I'll take it out in a bit and have a test run. See if anything falls off.

Thanks for the kind words Gentlemen.

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Old 05-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #55
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
Took it out for a spin.
First impressions.
As I left the house, I noticed that the front was weird. Just turned/fell in, at low speed. I thought maybe it's just different than the other bikes I have?
I went to get fresh gas. Oh? No air in the front(20psi, opps). That MAY have something to do with the front feeling how you say?, ODD?
OK, so after all that messing around I forgot to check pressures.
Filled em both. One more try. Brakes feel strange. A bit of pulsation. I'll check the rotors later.
Biggest issue is it wont pull past 5k. Idles fine although a bit rich. As so as it gets to 4500-5000 rpm it sounds like it's dropping a cylinder?
Bad plug? Plug wire lose? Missed something in a main jet/jets?
Not sure at this point. I'll let it cool and give it a go later today.
I'm scratching my head on this one.

Other wise it rides fine except for the slight pulsating front brakes. Nothing fell off/broke/burned up/caught fire/pured out/leaked.

So it runs good off the bottom till 4500 or so and it rides straight and true.
Not bad so far. Test and tune and test some more then tune and test and so on and so on till forever....that's life with jalopies.

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Old 05-31-2012, 02:11 AM   #56
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
a few miles on it and this waht I've learned.
It's way lean on the mains. I pulled the plugs, yep, lean.Thats good because it's got a full exhaust system, K&N and stock jetting. How the F#@k did it ever run? I replace the 115's with 120's ( all I had to put in during the carb cleaning) and it's still way too lean. I had modified the air box a little a while back and of course it made the situation worse.
So I shimmed the needles as much as I could. That help a whole bunch. Then put the box back to stock, even better. At least I can now just put it around town and check other things.
The brakes are acting funny so I checked it out to day. Got the font end up. The rotors seem fine. I did notice the wheel looked off set to one side. WTF? The left side rotor is rubbing on the caliper. Again WTF? After fooling around a bit, I pull the axle...It's bent!! It's got the slightest bend on the bolt end.
I rolled it on a thick pain of glass I have.
OK, I have a different one I can test with glass and through in. Perfect. All the offset is gone and everything looks good. I did sand and Scotch Bright the rotors to clean the glaze off, so that may be giving me the pulsating feeling? It seems to be going away slowly.
I call Everett Powersports about the jets. Dude on the Phone had no clue what the hell I'm talking about. I ask for Kihin round main jest and do they stock em? He said you need to bring one in so we can see it. WFT? I told him it's a jet, they only have two kinds, round and bolt shaped. Still he said to bring one in so he could match it up and they don't stock parts for this bike. I said it's like a spark plug, they're all the same. It's a kehin round jet! Tons of bikes use em. He said all he could do is order the stock 115's for me......OMG!
I pull a jet out the old carbs on the spare motor and take it with me just in case dumb ass is the only one working.
The next guy I talk to pulls the box of jets out after looking for like 2 seconds.
I need 140's. No 140's, has two 138.5's, I need 4, has 4 142's..ok I'll do that. I can mod the air box even further and she'll be great and I can drop a shim. Cool. I head home. Right on now I can get this thing running proper with my new 142,142,142,145 jets......145? Oh F@#K ME.
Oh well that's what I get for not checking at the counter to make sure I got the right shit the first time. Now is when I find the axle issue.

One week out on the jets and fasteners. I needed two 22mm 1/4 turns ($11.95 each).
Anyway, the bike runs good, just not much power on top ( like none) but it's not misfiring, so I'm just putting.

I offer to take the girl out for a short ride, she's game. Really? Cool.
So it was her first ride in forever. She did great. Had a bit of a hard time staying put on the seat. She said it was very slippery. I treated it with some Mother's Back to Black because it was old and faded looking. I didn't think she would want to ride for a while, oops. Well the back seat looks like new anyway.
We took it slow. Only out for 20 mins or so. She needs to get her sea legs so to speak. She'll be great on the back. I plan to build her a backrest. One I can remove and store under the back seat. I'll make it so the rear seat still opens with it in place. I may even mod the tail pipe to pull it in closer to the tail. It sort of sticks out at a funny angle. Make new rear peg hangers so I can get them a bit lower and forward. EZ pleasy lemon squeezy

So far so good. Everything is working fine except the new mirrors, they suck. Like I didn't know that all ready before I put them on. Work OK going down the road. But vibrate like crazy setting still.
Tracking says my fender will be here tomorrow. Maybe one day I'll get my tank decals? i think it looks like crapp'ola in the sun shine (paint it kind funky) very one else says it's fine. Whatever, I'm happy with my LOW BUDGET sport tourer.

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #57
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
Small bits of parts and stuffs.
One of the last parts to go on.
Needed to fine all the little bits to make it work. I only had the fork loops. I use high end Alum nuts/bolts just because. Painted the loops black because the white plastic use faded and turning yellow.
That's my $30 fleeBay fender.



Still waiting on jets and 1/4 turns. I think I'll Mod the air box tomorrow. I have two so not a big deal to cut one up. Word is it works really really good.

Remove the baffle and trim out the roof. Seal up the gap in the top, drill 3 holes on each side of each of the air tubes at about 1/2" in diameter. 140 mains, full pipe, free flow filter and tune with shims.
I'll get some pics of the air box Mod just in case someone else wants to fool around with one of these old POS's.

Oh yea this too>>

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #58
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
oops, I did some rearranging in my PhotoBook and it all got effed up so here is a link to the pics if anyone wants to see em.
http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/g...0RR%20project/

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Old 06-21-2012, 01:58 AM   #59
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
More Mods.
I finally got the new jets in the bike today before heading down to the Backfire.
Now I need to get the box sorted out. This is a typical Mod for these bikes.

I cut out the baffle and removed the horn. Then drill three holes either side of the inlets.

After removing the baffle the top is a bit flimsy so I when one step father and cut a brace out of thin Alum.



Now seal up the gap. I just used black silicone. Taped the out side so I could squeeze it in there. It only has to seal, no strength involved.





I screwed it altogether to dry. I'll pull the tape off tomorrow (later today) and put the brace back on.



It now has 140 mains and with the filter and pipe it should run much better.


Now for the Mod most people are going to scoff at.
I got this bike for two up riding. I know, not the best choice but hey it was cheep!
Anyway. The rear seat it's the most comfy so I though I try to get it a bit more level. My bright idea was to remove the two lower sub frame bolts. Drop the tail about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2". So that's what I did.
I removed the bolts and clamped it in place. Found a drill jig and just re-drilled the lower holes( in the sub frame, not main frame). I moved it just enough to be able to get a new hole. That way I can go back to original hole if I want. If I had "oval-ed" it out. I don't think it would have staid in place if I put the tail back up.
The tank mounts to the sub frame and the main frame. It's such a small movement because the rear tank bolt is very close to the pivot point. All I had to do was push against the grommets to get the bolts in.
The only noticeable differance is a small gap detween the tank and front seat.




Can you tell the difference? The very back dropped 1 1/2". The east it's quite level, but closer.



You can see the adjustment on the pipe hanger.



The seat gap.


It sort of looks like it might have been lowered? But it's hard to tell.
That's what I was after. I didn't want it to look like it was bent or too low and look odd.
Just a bit of angle but not so much she's sliding foreword all the time.

Next thing is a custom made detachable fold down back rest. I've got it all planned out and all the parts I need.

What cha think? Remember, she's not into bikes too much. I'm doing what I can to get her to ride with me. It's also fun to Mod things. Can't do a whole lot to this one, so I'm fooling around with the passenger area.

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:58 AM   #60
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I am interested to see what you come up with for the folding back rest. That is the biggest complaint from my wife, no back rest. She keeps trying to talk me into a top case but I can't stand the look of those on a VFR.

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