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Old 03-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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it is alot more work doing a build....with that much custom work...metal and fiberglass.look forward to seeing the restyle rear,and intake : )
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:15 AM   #22 (permalink)
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it is alot more work doing a build....with that much custom work...metal and fiberglass.look forward to seeing the restyle rear,and intake : )
Yep Moko it is a lot of work and especialy in the little details, the things you think will be hard turn out reasonbly easy and the simple things take forever.

I'm having to teach myself Plastic Welding and forming as I go with this bike, so far there's been wins and losses, the air intakes are a mix between bike and car plastics which don't like each other, tomorrows another day

The hard bit with building custom bikes is to keep it useable and everyday friendly so function over form is 1st place but sometimes its very hard to polish a turd and make it look good
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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fastride,have you tried using plasifix,the stuff is amazing for motorcycle panel repair and modification.I did some mods on my bike last year using plastifix,turned out great.

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Old 03-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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a mix between bike and car plastics which don't like each other, tomorrows another day
most new cars have a soy (soy bean) base, so are not a true plastic, unlike our bikes. Thats prob why your having problems
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:35 AM   #25 (permalink)
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polishing a turd......haha,is that kinda like putting lipstick on a pig : )
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:12 AM   #26 (permalink)
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fastride,have you tried using plasifix,the stuff is amazing for motorcycle panel repair and modification.I did some mods on my bike last year using plastifix,turned out great.
no i haven't, will have to see if its available here in Oz, thanks for the heads up

Slim, didn't know that but they make a lot out of soy these days, it's funny how the Kawa plastics welds looking rough and brittle when hot and the car plastic becomes flowing liquid pretty easily.

mok, yeah that about covers it, you know you can't polish a turd, but!.. you can roll it in glitter
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haha....thats a good one,roll it in glitter....well just keep focusing on your vision...and stay on it,i think it'll look great.

i have used that plastic welding kit before.....one cool thing is it comes with different types on plastic rods....and it tells you how to pick right kind.....ill find a link
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:51 AM   #28 (permalink)
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http://www.hellotrade.com/goodburn-e...orch-kits.html

thats just one....notice it comes with severeal different types of plastic.....i used a dremel to make a v-shape trench along the crack in the fairing on my 1987 ninja1000,or if your putting to edges together,just bevel them.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:52 AM   #29 (permalink)
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another one
http://www.paddlerscove.com/kc-plastic-welding-kit.aspx
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:06 AM   #30 (permalink)
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@Moko, thanks mate looking into those rods, a lot of what i've had to do is to totaly refabricate panels with many angles and edges and curves, so its been a lot of smaller pieces being joined together and fused as well as re contoured.

what i've been using for rods is original plastics, some mate and some don't, agreed getting the right plastic identified is paramount
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:30 AM   #31 (permalink)
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good point.....you could look around for any of the zx fairing.....even if its in bad shape,cause you will be cutting it up,and it will be cheaper....then atleast its same plastic.
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mok, yeah that about covers it, you know you can't polish a turd, but!.. you can roll it in glitter
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:11 AM   #33 (permalink)
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lol..yes they did , didn't they!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:28 PM   #34 (permalink)
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dude your fab level is mad i just looked at your pics and i gotta say takin a classic beast and redueing it from the fram up is really cool. i got a 98 zx 1100 and im waiting to paint it cause i wanna swap the front end, i think the oem piece would be the best bet along with some sweet new light but i dont wanna waist my money. please hit me back man i apreciate it
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #35 (permalink)
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dude your fab level is mad i just looked at your pics and i gotta say takin a classic beast and redueing it from the fram up is really cool. i got a 98 zx 1100 and im waiting to paint it cause i wanna swap the front end, i think the oem piece would be the best bet along with some sweet new light but i dont wanna waist my money. please hit me back man i apreciate it
There is a lot of cool looking headlights out there fitted to some pretty boring bikes, seriously look at some of the cheap chinese crap, I usualy look for something a bit different, the stock ZZR fairing is a huge thing so adapting another light is pretty easy, I've got a set og Gagiva navigator lights that I'm going to try out , they will give it an insect type look..lol

At the moment I'm still trying to get the intakes and radiator shroud looking the business, the radiator will need different plumbing from stock as it is a smaller race radiator from PWR Racing.



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Old 03-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #36 (permalink)
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totally rad dude
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:59 AM   #37 (permalink)
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totally rad dude
lol..thanks mate

I've had to leave the 1100 alone in the last few days but work resumes tomorrow, I've got to build a F2 racing sidecar ASAP so the last few days this is what we've been building, it's still in bare basics atm





and this full modified/resto 91 KX125 had to get off the ground, busy days!


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You have a lot of work ahead of you,but it looks like fun.It must be an awesome place to work.Is most of your work mods and restores,or basic motorcycle repairs also?
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You have a lot of work ahead of you,but it looks like fun.It must be an awesome place to work.Is most of your work mods and restores,or basic motorcycle repairs also?
Marty it is a fun place to work, I hate going to work because it's work so I have a fun factory instead

We do just about everything with bikes including servicing/repairs/smash repairs etc but our main stream is bike building, there's a lot of places that specialise in bling bolt on stuff, we work more with user needs bikes, bikes built for a real use purpose, we make them pretty as we can but it's allways function over form.

I do have a heap of work on most times, and it can be sparodic as well when waiting for parts or financial input on build bikes, so servicing fills most down times.

Every year we have the Barry Sheene Memorial races at Eastern Creek, a CB750/4 K2 I just finished 2 weeks ago took out 2nd place for the event in F750 class, it's great when you see your work doing the business end of it
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