Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby Gosling1 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:21 pm

:lol: :lol: here they are mate :kuda:

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these were taken this arvo - the bike basically did not look like this until about 10pm on Friday night !! :shock:

this is what it looked like on Wed arvo....

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The suspension is way too stiff at speed, much chatter through T3 at WP yesterday. Rearset linkage needs to be shortened to get the action more comfortable. The quick-action throttle I used is a piece of crap on a 4-cyl bike with a big return spring......its good for a MX bike with a single carbie though :lol: - the Dellórtos will need a trick throttle actuator arm and I should be able to build in some good adjustment and also lighten the action immensely. Exhaust system needs to be a better design.

Good news though - the brakes are fabulous ! Love those AP Lockheeds, although they will have a limited lifespan on this bike as there is a set of Brembo calipers sitting on the bench :P

Next round is some time away - July - so most of the mods I want to do - including the build of a dinkum race motor - should be done by then.....

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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby leep » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:59 pm

I like it!!!!
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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby dickfaber » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:02 am

like? LOVE!
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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby Jonno » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:31 am

Looking a lot different from when I seen it at EC, good to hear you got a decent run on it.

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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby MickLC » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:06 am

Watching it out there on it's trophy winning run, it actually looks great....like a proper race bike now ;)

The only thing I'll say is it needs lower bars so you can tuck in more, you looked pretty upright going through 8 and 9 as well as down the straight. That might change the suspension setup a bit too.
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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby Gosling1 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:03 pm

MickLC wrote:....Watching it out there on it's trophy winning run, it actually looks great....like a proper race bike now ;)

The only thing I'll say is it needs lower bars so you can tuck in more, you looked pretty upright going through 8 and 9 as well as down the straight. That might change the suspension setup a bit too....


thanx Mick :) - yes, its trophy-winning run ! 1 leg was all it took. What a legendary bike :lol: :lol: :oops:

Lower bars - check. What I need to buy is a set of 41mm clipons. ZX6 size. This will help get my fat guts over the tank....I prefer clip-ons anyway - the flat bars were really only used because I *don't* have any 41mm clipons at the moment....

The suspension is way waaaaayy to stiff. Phil could see this from the commentary box ! The bike was pogo-ing pretty badly through T3 - bouncing around everywhere. It was also giving me absolutely SFA feedback through T5 up the top of the hill. Could not feel a thing that the tyres were doing or not doing :? . The rearset linkage angle for the gearchange is all wrong but that is an easy fix.

I will feel a lot happier with a lighter throttle action, softer suspension and clip-ons fitted. By Rd 2 in July there should be some marked improvement in this rig. Well...........thats the plan ...... :lol:

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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby yzr750 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:07 am

What are those forks off?
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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby Gosling1 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:56 pm

yzr750 wrote:....What are those forks off?....


another old kawasaki - 41mm is the class maximum.

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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby captain slow » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:51 pm

well done on getting it out on track at wp wacky park it did look good running around the track hope to see it at the barry or next round
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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby dub » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:28 pm

Looks the part mate. I'm actualiy liking the white frame.

Hopefully you can sort out those few gremlins.
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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby Gosling1 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:21 pm

cheers Capt'n :kuda:

Dub - the white frame is a bit out of the ordinary - but it looks pretty good (at least when its clean ;) )

sorting out gremlins is pretty high on the agenda at the moment......a good race motor is #1.

Looking forward to Rd 2 at EC - I won't be entering this bike at the BSFOS.

Here is another shot of the 7/11 in action form the weekend - thanks to Ray Oxford for the photo :kuda:


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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby h.b.bear » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:47 pm

looks good Gos but i still find it hard to believe how that cheap can of spray paint made that bike look,wether it looks different up close or 8) the pictures tell a lie
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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby Gosling1 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:21 pm

h.b.bear wrote:.....looks good Gos but i still find it hard to believe how that cheap can of spray paint made that bike look,wether it looks different up close or 8) the pictures tell a lie.....


it's what they call in the painting game - a 10-foot paint job. It's good from far and far from good :lol:

I have to say though, that the Aussie export does a fine job if your prep is up to scratch.

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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby davo231481 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:48 pm

i like the polished rims with the dark colour. are they black or gunmetal/charcoal?
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Re: Genesis Of A Racebike - IT LIVES !!!!!

Postby Six Addict » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:10 am

they be black davo ;)
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