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Old 10-11-2017, 09:28 PM   #91
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A small package arrived:

20171027_092951 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20171027_094300 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Carbott included a Dzus fastener but didn't drill or add anything as this was dependant on my own fitment requirements. I decided to go with more Dzus fasteners to save it being like death by bolts so set about positioning the plate and seat pad. The rear hole required a small adjustment towards the rear but it was only minor. Dzus recepticles were then positioned and tested before the holes were drilled.

20171108_195652 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

In the image above, you can also see that I drilled the holes for the lights to mount on. I also trimmed the front legs of the seat pad as they weren't required. I still need to do some more trimming to allow the air duct pieces to fit in better. A fifth dzus fastener was added on the underside of the top section to allow the tail sections to fasten together at the top.

20171108_195657 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

All fastened up (minus the air scoops):

20171108_194304 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

From the rear - the lights work and are pretty secure despite no direct fastening at the moment. I may source a spare set and modify them in the future though.

20171108_194253 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

After sorting this, I set about modifying the side fairings to fit - I don't have any pictures at the mo but will take some soon. The next part will be the final trimming of the seat pad before I do a full test fit of the entire bodywork prior to sending it off for re-finishing.

I've also been collecting a few other spares ready for powdercoating!

20171028_103956 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

As for the custom tail tidy - it's yet to be finished. I told the company there was no rush bit the current speed is glacial. I'm hoping it will be done next week and I can get it test fitted prior to powder coating that along with the bits above.

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Old 10-11-2017, 10:42 PM   #92
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Dude,

Seriously, you need to stop updating this thread because if you dont, i wont be able to control the urge to sell the buggy, get a bank loan, and spunk a shedload of money on a motorbike that is sexy as feck.....

Hell, im not a biker but this thread is turning me into one, rapidly. As far as i go with bikes, this one is making me seriously hard!

Mate, keep it up. Im sure the hardcore bikers are goig mad for this and if it gets me the way it does with me being a non biker, then this thread is a winner.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:47 PM   #93
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Dude,

Seriously, you need to stop updating this thread because if you dont, i wont be able to control the urge to sell the buggy, get a bank loan, and spunk a shedload of money on a motorbike that is sexy as feck.....

Hell, im not a biker but this thread is turning me into one, rapidly. As far as i go with bikes, this one is making me seriously hard!

Mate, keep it up. Im sure the hardcore bikers are goig mad for this and if it gets me the way it does with me being a non biker, then this thread is a winner.
You know you want to....

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Hell yes I want to.

My wife says deffo not. My olds say deffo not after seeing what happened to next doors son 30 years ago after attempting to overtake a car turning right on a motorbike...

My will is up to date and the buggy is up for sale....!
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Hell yes I want to.

My wife says deffo not. My olds say deffo not after seeing what happened to next doors son 30 years ago after attempting to overtake a car turning right on a motorbike...

My will is up to date and the buggy is up for sale....!
Wives say a lot of things. I find that forgiveness is easier to find than permission though. Actually similar to how this bike arrived! And the carbon. And.. you know....

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Yeah, I know....

My olds will never get past the fact the neighbours son never got his promising RAF career and now has one leg 6" shorter than the other after a 9 month hospital stay in.the mid 80's.

I love your bike kiddo. Love it. Keep going!
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:21 PM   #97
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this transformation is nothing short of stunning!!!

Wonder how much i'd get for the kids and wife on ebay...... would LOVE something like this!!!!!

saying that..... ive got 100% feedback at the minute.... she'd only go and tarnish that too!!
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Old 22-11-2017, 08:54 PM   #98
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Small update:

If you remember - this was my riginal design for the new tail tidy I required as the original mounting / bolt holes are now covered by the carbon tail.

20170909_142122 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

It wasn't bringing the plate back far enough to clear the wheel with my 1 inch smaller plate, never mind the one for the MOT. (as below)

20170907_202434 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

I set about re-designing the bracket to follow the contour of the tail and extend out:

20170924_163138 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

After a further thick card mock up, I took the template to a local metal fabricating shop and they agreed to cut and weld up my bracket from 3mm aluminium. I picked it up today and here is the end result. They weren't happy with the first one so made a second. From left to right above: Final version, First attempt, card template, thick card template

20171122_170148 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Looks like the first version had a few issues with the enclosed section.

20171122_170230 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20171122_170224 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

The better version with the plate section and light bolted in:

20171122_170216 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20171122_170205 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Bolted on:

20171122_171254 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

I think I'll find some nicer bolts for the front but the rears are fine. I used small nylon spacers for the rear bolts.

20171122_171311 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Side view :
20171122_171246 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Rear view:

20171122_171326 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20171122_171338 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Normal size plate fitted - much more clearance:

20171122_171627 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Slightly smaller plate - 1 inch all round

20171122_171434 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

How it'll sit:
20171122_171424 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

The angle of the plate is just about acceptable and should hopefully be fine come MOT time (which has run out so it better be!). Next is to get the tail tidy and parts above powder coated in black before final fixing the body panels and then turning my attention to the tank.

Speaking of the tank, I may have some news on that front but I won't know for another few days!

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Old 22-11-2017, 09:06 PM   #99
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Looks really nice good job.

What do you find the best products are for cleaning the bike?
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Looks really nice good job.

What do you find the best products are for cleaning the bike?
Not too different to what I use on the car. Snowfoam, citrus degreaser etc; I like a slick shampoo on the bike too. The important part is the drying so a pet dryer is vital imo.

For the matte carbon front mudguard I used nanolex products. The last waxing was with Crystal Rock after it was machined with the red bodywork. I'm looking into what I'll coat the matte carbon with once it's refinished. Any recommendations welcome!

The other vital extra is using acf 50 a couple of times a year to keep the corrosion away.

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