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2004 CBR600RR

CBR600RR Rebuilt!

Next on the ‘to do’ list – the belly pan. I picked this one up from Milton with a couple of other damaged parts, it’s in better shape than the one I had but the same mount tab on the left is broken! The guy that gave me it said he thought he had the […]

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2004 CBR600RR

CBR600RR Rebuild 7

We left off with waiting for the paint on the upper fairing to dry before removing the masking tape … again. This time it came out great so I got on with making a white number plate. I wasn’t sure whether to put the plate off to one side as there aren’t as many curves […]

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2004 CBR600RR

CBR600RR Rebuild 6

I’ve been making slow progress with the rebuild, mainly painting the fairing and it’s been a bit frustrating so I haven’t felt much like posting – I realize now that was a mistake and it would have been better to document the stuff that didn’t work out. On the plus side, I have installed the […]

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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 […]