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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2017, 05:47:07 AM »
Allllll righty.

Here is some shifty business..  Made up a simple bell-crank set up to bang-dem-gears, and a hand clutch.  My thought was to keep it on the left side. 





Believe it or not, the darn think actually worked!
Whipped up a heat shield to protect the seat.

Fit up some aluminum for the hood and dash piece.



That was actually kinda relaxing doing the aluminum work.  It's pretty basic, but it turned out decent I think.





Al right, more i a litle bit.  I gotta do this thing called work to pay bills.  lol

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2017, 06:10:24 AM »
Good work!
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2017, 09:57:33 AM »
your getting closer!
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Because he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2017, 10:47:52 AM »
So this car is designed around air shocks.  However I wanted to go with the coilover and also the compression adjust.  Well, I had to modify the lower arms to accommodate the lower spring retainer.  Hind-sight, i should have re built the whole arm, but I think the modification is pretty stout.  I clearanced the inside of the arms, and added steel to fill things back in as well as plating the bottom of the arm.
Here is the arm upside down.
 

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2017, 10:51:55 AM »
So now time to take things apart to prep for powdercoat.




I went to Prismatic powders and got some textured black, and some gunmetal for the smaller items, and had the guys in the shop run them through the oven. It took a little time working around our production schedule, but the labor was free.  I slid him $100 though



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« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2017, 10:55:55 AM »
So, I went with a dark cherry metallic for the main chassis.  It is a 2 stage powder.  Base goes down, cure to a gel, spray the clear and do a full bake.  Turned out KILLER!

Partial cure

AAAANNNDDD the cocaine over the stripper glitter.


And a fully coated chassis ready for assembly. 


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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2017, 11:00:50 AM »
Iv'e had this together and apart so many times that I know the assembly will go good.  But it takes a lot longer not banging things around, and thread locking everything.  Here is what I have so far!  Now I have to do all the wiring, plumbing, and button everything up.  More to come!
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« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2017, 01:08:05 PM »
SWEET!!
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2017, 01:44:19 PM »
Thank you sir!
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2017, 03:37:32 PM »
VERY NICE WORK.

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2017, 03:47:40 PM »
Hot damn! That is looking Awesome!
Nice work!!!
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2017, 05:01:31 AM »
Thanks fellas!  This weekend I got it 95% wired.  I have to tie in the horn, front blinkers, and headlights.  BUT  I did get it running yesterday too!!  I knew the bike ran when I took it apart, but after all the care taken in soldering all the connections and lengthening all the wires it sure does feel good.  Next up is the plumbing, axles, and cables.  Oh yeah, bleed the brakes. 
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #57 on: April 17, 2017, 06:01:54 AM »
You're just a heart beat away from having fun now!
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #58 on: April 18, 2017, 04:14:11 AM »
So close, yet so far away.  I am headed out of town for 3 weeks to a jobsite at Pratt & Whitney. 

Well, here are some MOAR assembly pics 
The bottom of the electrical box, and the battery tray. 

This is the front of the battery tray where the ECU is mounted, as well as the kickstand switch, and I believe an air density sensor of some sort.


And after a day of wire harness extension, and installation. 


in all reality, these GSXR harnesses are pretty simple and easy to modify to fit the cars.  All splices were soldered, and shrink wrapped.  Super clean, and IMO the right way to do it.

And back on all 4's with the body panels on.  One thing I want to do is re-think my coil springs.  I think I want to go with a lighter coil on both the front and the back of the car.  It seems like it's too much into the droop.  When I ordered the springs from King, I wanted to be 40-60.  It seems more like 20-80.  I will have to get it out and run it first.




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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #59 on: April 18, 2017, 06:05:09 AM »
The talent our members have is truly impressive.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)