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2004 CBR600RR 3D Printing

CBR600RR Rebuild 5

There’s not a lot of room in the trailer for painting the wheels and I wanted to be able to rotate them and preferably be able to get to both sides while painting rather than do one side and then turn it over. I found a tube in the garage that fit through the hubs […]

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2004 CBR600RR

CBR600RR Rebuild 4

I took a little break from posting due to some personal issues, I still made a bit of progress and am starting to get back on track. For a start I got a great deal on a mint set of fairings. They also came with a tank cover and seat cowl that should work great! […]

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2004 CBR600RR

CBR600RR Rebuild 3

The pace has dropped off a bit this week, partly due to waiting on fork seals and the rest just not feeling into it. Still, I came through at the end of the week with thanks to my little guy for helping me get the exhaust back on. The midpipe and muffler were scraped and […]

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2004 CBR600RR

CBR600RR Rebuild 2

Made a bit more progress this week but also ran into some issues. Stripped nearly all the paint off the subframe, took it apart and removed all the brackets, found some bolts to plug the holes and painted in the ‘spray booth’ aka the back of the trailer. While waiting for the paint to dry […]

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2004 CBR600RR

CBR600RR Rebuild 1

I’ve been making some good progress with the CBR this week. Apart from the engine, I’ve been scraping the paint off every component and cleaning/repainting as required. First of all, I got the swing-arm back in and torqued up all the engine mounts. Take note of the super clean rear suspension linkage. Then I painstakingly […]

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2004 CBR600RR

Frame Sandblast and Paint

Once the CBR600RR was stripped down to the engine separated from the frame, I decided to look into getting it sand-blasted. A lot of people online suggest using walnut shells as a media instead of sand to reduce risk of damage to the aluminum frame. I figured that in these times it would be good […]

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2004 CBR600RR

2004 CBR600RR

Sold the Duke and before I could put the money in the bank I saw this going cheap so I jumped on it. It rained hard on the way to get it and half way back and it fell off the dang ramps while offloading! Only damaged the lower left fairing a little but also […]

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2005 ZX6R

ZX6R Overheating

After the first couple of sessions at the track, when I got back to the pits coolant pissed out and then I noticed that the temp gauge was flashing HI. At first I thought it might just be an air pocket from not bleeding the system properly when I swapped out the coolant for Water […]

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2005 SV650 3D Printing

3D Printing SV650 Parts

To install the little bikini fairing on the SV650 I needed to find a way to mount the rev counter and find some bulbs and connectors. For the clocks I decided to try and clamp them to the screen type part of the fairing and after several iterations this is what I ended up with. […]

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2005 ZX6R

First time back on a track in 22 years!

Last weekend I got out to Grand Bend Raceway for a track day with KSR. The last time I rode on a track was on my Suzuki RGV250 round Mallory Park UK in about 1998!! That was about the last time I rode a road bike hard apart from when I had a quick blast […]