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JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by Jameshambleton on Fri 11 Jan 2019, 9:05 pm

[quote=yantosh;3109230]re tap the hole and get a new spacer , want I make spacer?[/quote]

Might take you up on that at some point. The angle grinder has at least got it close enough to mock up now.

Hopefully @370steve will be about to help me out with a m26 x1.5 tap

In Between Northern Ireland, Glasgow, London and christmas I've got bugger all done, oh and my rear camera is fubared so have to take photos with the front camera :doh:

so... Went to work on the swingarm some more tonight. Found that one of the arms hits on the back of the engine. So sorted.




Now I've got most of the movement I need, checked the other side and the rear set has being scraping on the swingarm so that now needs spacing out and the swingarm painting (was hoping to avoid that)


Went over to the other rear set and went to swap the mastercylinder over and..... the outlet for the reservoir is on the wrong side so now need to find another... oh and the bolt pitch was wrong!

Remounted the old rear shock and that seems to fit and clear the swingarm so looking at buying a new YSS rear shock for it.

My bike is currently sat on the mainstand so for the linkage triangles what angle should I have the swingarm set to?

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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 12 Jan 2019, 7:52 pm

Hold shet another f̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ post.. damd @casper

Rear wheel in



Started completely overthinking about this shock linkage, about the bolt positions and it actually extending the shock instead of compressing it.
Just couldn't visualise it so drew it up went back to it and it functions as it should... enough to get the bike back to a rolling chassis at least. Need a rolling chassis for completing a few other bits.



Decided to messabout with the exhaust so the subframe, seat, rear cowling and seat lock frame thing

Hunting for an exhaust mouthing. Still not 100% decided on location yet but this indicator..




hmmmm.....



Held the tip up too much but you kinda get the idea. though I probably need to make a bracket to hang it off as I want it higher.
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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 9:51 am

Found some indicators which I like so.. got some


Managed to blag an offcut for making the linkage triangles


Accidentally made a small fire



Snapped 2 drill bits, wore the angle grinder down to nothing and now can't find the tool to change the disc.
Got most of it done but gave up for the afternoon, hopefully I'll get the linkage finished done tomorrow.
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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by ANDYC on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 10:23 am

The last thing you want is to see all your hard work go up in flames James !
As always the small parts of a project seem to take the longest, but it will be worth it in the end.
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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by GollyGosh on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12:38 pm

Your suffering the effects of the Pareto Principle.

80% of a project is completed in 20% of the time. Completing the project is then 80% of the total time.

At least your not paying someone by the hour to do it for you... Smile
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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by ANDYC on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12:45 pm

@GollyGosh wrote:Your suffering the effects of the Pareto Principle.

80% of a project is completed in 20% of the time. Completing the project is then 80% of the total time.

At least your not paying someone by the hour to do it for you... Smile
I know that feeling too.
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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 3:02 pm

@GollyGosh wrote:Your suffering the effects of the Pareto Principle.
80% of a project is completed in 20% of the time. Completing the project is then 80% of the total time.
At least your not paying someone by the hour to do it for you... Smile

At the moment I'm about 4k into it, I've only got a smallish list of things to do and another thousand or so quid to put into it. New rear shock, exhaust system and odds and sods.
I'll start relaxing one I've got it to a rolling chassis, but I need this bike finished before the end of summer. But with an upcoming house move in a few months we'll have to wait and see what happens!



@ANDYC wrote:The last thing you want is to see all your hard work go up in flames James !
As always the small parts of a project seem to take the longest, but it will be worth it in the end.

Was a bit of old tissue that caught sparks under my feet as I were grinding, hoiked it onto the bench and tried to blow it out/ set it alight faster but no such luck just smaldered so just left it.


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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 4:11 pm

So the day after yesterday.. that would be today then =D
Stole... sorry borrowed my mums phone as it's so much easier to take photos using a working rear camera instead of trying to use my front one!

The finished product of last nights efforts.



Did some more trimming to the triangles to get the clearance between the swingarm and dogbone mount.
Managed to get it somewhat linked up but hit more problems, apart from not having a 10mm hss bit for the bolt holes so I can't get the triangles perfectly centered in the holes but that's the least of my problems.


The bolt which I were using from the shock linkage not only cannot be inserted because it is shrouded by the dogbone linkage. So do I need to flip the triangles or would I need a much longer shock.



oh and the rear shock fowls on the swingarm
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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by ANDYC on Thu 17 Jan 2019, 7:15 pm

Fiendishly clever these Japanese in making everything difficult to modify.
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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 21 Feb 2019, 6:24 pm

Managed to get an m25 1.5 tap delivered, awfully expensive for cleaning up one thread but oh well.
Many many thanks to cookie for sending me his spare linkage triangles.
After more finessing with the swingarm spacers, I got the swingarm in and both bolts nipped.
Managed to get the triangles to work with a cbr125 rear shock for now.






Going to make a list of bolts and nuts I need tomorrow to get the rear triangles properly secured. Then I'll chuck on the subframe, tank and bodywork and roll her outside for some cleaning.
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Re: JamesHambleton 87' VFR750 Liz

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 23 Feb 2019, 4:29 pm

Thanks to Steve for digging out the bolts for the rear suspension, I think my mockup using the wrong size bolts has bent and twisted the existing dog bones. Also found out that the different year subframe has more than one change excluding the footpegs, meaning the removable seat lock/rear cowl support/new exhaust mounting position isn't properly mounted.







After this I put on the standard rear undertray and the rear doesn't look as high, but still should be enough room for an exhaust pipe in there I hope.

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