Post by mickross355 on Oct 22, 2020 12:31:39 GMT 1
Hi all I thought I better make a start to some progress pics and ideas. My plans for this one are to make all mods reversible. That way if I have a change of heart, I can always go back. I picked this up a few weeks ago, and seeing as things are slow here in Melbourne it’s time to get started collecting. It’s a good honest old girl and seems to be pretty complete and correct. But I’m no expert So far I’ve mocked up a cbr1000 front end Got a R6 shock in the post and managed to sort out fitting an R1-Z rear wheel and breaks to the standard swing arm.
Wow, thats something different! I cant think of any other bike Ive seen built with that combo.
You may need to raise those bars to fit the fairing? worth a check on the dry build. Solid progress tho.
I’m not sure why more haven’t been done this way Jon Maybe there is a trap I’m falling into? Also cannot find a FZ600 swing arm anywhere. Would love a banana arm but a good one is hard to find at realistic money. The rear wheel swap is really simple The axle size is the same. So it was just a matter of machining up to spacers at work to get the rim in the middle of the swing arm. Standard Rear sprockets bolt to the Cush drive keeping this simple. For the caliper mount I just need to turn up a bung and weld to the swing arm.
As for the front end. It’s off a 2004 CBR1000R So far in the mock up everything looks like it’s going to work All balls do a bearing set that I’m planning to get fitted over the weekend.
As for the bar height. I’m not sure whether I’ll put the fairing back on or not. Once I have the rear shock in and the height set. I’ll be able to work out the bar height. Maybe even some Mx bars?
The FZ arm wasnt really a thing for us in Aus, we dont seem to have many FZ parts here like say the USA.
The RGV arms are easy to do, but again hard to find. I know where you can find some in Melbourne if you want some, have a look for RGV Spares who is a guy called Deet. Hes a great guy and sold me all sorts of parts for RGVs over the years if you do ever want to go that route. He has other bikes and other spares as well, not just RGV.
Amazed how easy the R1Z wheel was, but Ive never seen one come up for sale, so well done getting one.
Bars are interesting, there was a post on here within the last year when someone put risers on and straight bars.
The R1Z is left overs from a couple of LC builds. Unfortunately my garage burnt to the ground due to a battery charger fault. So that ended the lc builds quite a few years ago. I thought they where they same as Fzr250 and TZr??? Still got a R1Z front end somewhere.
I might try and find this RGV spares guy as I would really love a banana arm Thanks Jon
Thanks Jon Ne I get the connection Been getting a lot of info from your site Thanks for all the hard work and sharing Valuable info I run a pretty well set up CNC Engineering shop, so making all these parts will be a walk in the park now I have access to your hard work
No worries. The plans were not mine, I just rehosted them when they were lost off another site. They are quite old but I believe they are 99% of what NK offers. I didnt check the parts I bought from him against it but it felt right when i read them.
no worries, its all coming to an end tho. I dont want to spend the time on it anymore, my web builder software died and the bill was due - it was 'time'. lol
Cool... you might want to keep that quiet or I'll be asking for all sorts! haha.
Thought I better put up a bit of an update. Parts are taking sooo long to get here. Finally got the cases back from blast and hardware back from replating. Big thanks to Alan @ The hydroblast shop in Melbourne. For all you Aussies out there his work is amazing. Few more little bits to get and the 421 will be complete.