View Full Version : A Rebuild Update v 1.1

Rich Quarre
12-08-2010, 09:02 PM
So here's some more new happenings.

Tomorrow, I pick up the freshly serviced (and completely straight :thumbup:) Ohlins forks from KFG Racing. Many thanks to Barry for another great job and for getting them done quickly.

The wheels are at Russ's (Custom Classics) getting painted/clearcoated.

The fuel tank is back on and all hooked up. Also have the headlight assembly/instrument cluster all put back together. It'll go back on after the forks are remounted.

Yesterday, I brought the lower radiator to Seattle Radiator to get it straightened out. It wasn't until I went to mount the lower side panels on Monday that I noticed that the lower radiator had become somewhat misshapen by the crash. The guys at Seattle Radiator said they can straighten it.:thumbup::thumbup: Should have it back Friday or early next week.

Today I received my MotoCreations Duc EE servo motor eliminator. Way cool! Not having that large servo motor under the seat really opened up that area...maybe for a proper tool kit.:cool2:

Also today, I got the mid pipes back from Glen (glendmcc). Glen does awesome things with metal. His welds on the mid pipe are art work...it's simply beautiful stuff. He removed the exhaust flapper valve mechanism, removed a bracket which used to hold the servo cable, and installed a bung in the collector part of the exhaust. Not only that, but he did it super fast and was more than helpful. Thanks again Glen...I owe you, man.:bowdown: I highly recommend Glen for anyone's welding/fabrication needs.

Here are a couple of pics.

The servo motor is the black thing. It's history.

The center section is where the flapper valve use to reside. The new bung is just above that section in the pic. I'll be able to attach my oxygen sensor/meter there to get an idea what the A/F ratio is while riding.

12-11-2010, 07:45 AM
More pictures please.

Rich Quarre
12-13-2010, 10:02 AM
More pictures please.

I'll post some more pics later this week after I'm back. It's going back together quite nicely. Forks are back on, the headlight/instrument cluster is back on and hooked up, I have the radiator back and it's all fixed/straightened, and the exhaust is all back on minus the Termis. In a twisted kind of way, this has been fun.

Anyone needing radiator repairs, Seattle Radiator (206-682-5148) is the place. They evidently repair lots crunched dirt bike radiators. $50 to straightened and repair mine.:thumbup:

Rich Quarre
12-15-2010, 10:39 PM
OK, some more pics. It's really starting to come together. Just needs gas...and oh yeah, the wheels and tires. Maybe by this weekend, I'm told.

Every piece of red has been repainted and cleared. Forks were serviced by KFG with new seals and oil.

Repaired and repainted lower radiator and side fairing. Re-cleared front fender.

Termi slip ons, exhaust flapper valve removed from the mid pipe, Shift Tech heat shield and exhaust hanger.
No more servo motor. The small shinny box on the left is the Duc EE. Dual Fat Ducs with DP ECU and DP air filter.http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/FlyingQ/DSCN0222.jpg

12-15-2010, 11:14 PM
Very nice subtle updates Rich!

Now for your next project I have most of the parts you'll need to convert to a 1098 tail setup. Lot's more clearance for your trackday forays... :cool2:

12-15-2010, 11:22 PM
Very nice Rich. Can't wait to see it in person.

Rich Quarre
12-16-2010, 08:38 AM
Thanks guys.

Bong, thank you for the SBK tail offer...I gave it a lot of thought and consideration. It definitely has it's practical advantages, particularly at the track. In the end though, I wanted to keep the original Streetfighter look. I guess I'm one of those (enter appropriate adjective) that like the look of the side mounted over-under cans. Thanks a ton, though.

12-16-2010, 10:55 AM
Looks great! Now aren't you glad you had that little get-off? think of all the hours of fun you have had since; rebuilding it, and rebuilding it to be better and look better!

Rich Quarre
12-16-2010, 03:51 PM
Looks great! Now aren't you glad you had that little get-off? think of all the hours of fun you have had since; rebuilding it, and rebuilding it to be better and look better!
Thanks Kurt. Yep, like I mentioned, in a twisted sort of way it's been lots of fun.