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Project The Yamaha R4 (Glacially Slow Project)

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by maelstrom, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

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    So I bought a pair of Chinese discs that have black alloy centres.
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    and since my old disc rotors are still quite usable, I bought a set of rotor buttons from the UK. When the Chinesium discs wear out I will swap the rotors.
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    So here is the lower case after vapour blasting.
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    To prepare, I taped the surfaces with aluminium tape and used grub screws and silicone plugs for most of the rest.
     
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    Looks great, well done, are you doing the top case ?
     
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    Yes, but I didn't have enough plugs to do both at the same time.
    I think it might be noticeable if I don't do it. :)
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    Yamaha-Fzr250-3LN-EXUP 1989. Yamaha FZR400, Ducati 998S & 996 & 900SS & ST4. Dresda Triton. Suzuki T500 road & T500 race. RS125 with Rotax 257 engine. and a couple of Ossa trials bikes in bits and a Sachs rolling chassis
    Love looking at other riders projects. I have the problem of starting the next one before finishing the last one.

    Projects on the go.
    1. Dresda Triton T140, needs a few lugs cutting off and dismantling for paint(started 2010)
    2. Rotax 250cc 50bhp at the wheel 2 stroke engine into Aprilia RS125, needs assembling just to see what's missing.
    3. Race Suzuki T500 just needs timing and Lectron carbs tuning in.
    4. FZR400 neaten up and get to start.
    5. Greeves with Norton wheels, Silverstone tank and Triumph 500 engine. Creating a replica of the Greeves Silverstone with a methanol race 500 unit engined bike that put me through a barbed wire fence during a hillclimb. Result, plated ulna and radius with six months in plaster.
    6. Tiger 110 engine with Morgo barrel, T140 inlet, E3134 exhaust.
    7. SR46 (Seonag Racing FZR400/FZR600 hybrid). In the process of fitting R6 alloy rear subframe, bandit rear wheel, remaking brackets in alloy, replacing all bearings, making alloy tanks etc before adding the 600 engine.

    Laziness, two different cancers(now not a problem) and recently a month in hospital for something that the doctors still haven't diagnosed hasn't helped. But main cause is 14 year old brain in a 68 year old body.
     
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    Holy crapamole Mr Tigger that is a great list. I hope you have a factory to keep them all in. What you need to do is find some young fella who loves playing with bikes and get him to help you out. Who is going to ride all these bikes?
     
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    When finished they will be ridden either on the road or sprinting. I will still ride my 998S on the road and my 64 year old wife will ride her blue printed 996. The thing about a project is that it is your ideas being translated into an object so you really don't want help, unless it is expert machining etc. I have a friend well into his eighties who has about 110 bikes (one of his racers is the only example left) and he would not dream of having help. Bikes keep you young.
     
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