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Starting a project :)

Postby SBeachill » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:00 pm

Decided to give the GTS a 2nd leese of life, spotted a pic while browsing the web the other day and thought the GTS would make a great donor vehicle to build this particular project as it already has the SSFE :) here's the pic I found:
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Already have a SSSA knocking about in the garage from a VFR750, have already done the car wheel conversion once on another project bike see here:
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So should be too hard to obtain the wheel look in the above pic?? Have already sent e mails to a couple of companies who specialise in one off wheel to see if they can help (mainly due to the offset of the front wheel)


Wish me look and she will definately come in at a few ponds lighter by the time she's finished :)

Steve

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Postby Trev » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:04 pm

If im not wrong someone here already did that.
And its tricky if i remember.

But best luck m8, and post pictures when u can ;)

EDIT:
Found the topic, or at least one of them.

http://www.gtsclub.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=803

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Postby 24c » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:13 am

Good luck with your project, one has been on my radar for a while, but other stuff takes priority first.

Oh, to be a lottery winner and have endless free time and cash. :lol:
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing

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Postby SBeachill » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:29 am

Thanks guys, this won't be my first project bike, I have built a lot of bikes in the past and if your on facebook check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... .720991778

Those were just a few of my bikes that i've owned/built etc over the past years, lost a lot of photo's of other ones when computer crashed couple of years ago! :(

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Postby SBeachill » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:29 pm

Removed bodykit that will no longer be being used :phew: no turning back now!! lol

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Postby 24c » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:57 pm

Yep, nice single seat and tail will look good, and remove the heaviness, which I think enhances the frame design. I too would keep the mudguard and belly pan.
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing

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Postby Trev » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:06 pm

Bahhhh..,
Because of you guys nd youre projects, i guess soon, one day, i will be the one also getting a 2nd GTS to "play" with it hehe.
Best luck on yout project, and keep us updated with pictures.
"Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul."

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Postby rooyenan » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:20 pm

Trev wrote:Bahhhh..,
Because of you guys nd youre projects, i guess soon, one day, i will be the one also getting a 2nd GTS to "play" with it hehe.
Best luck on yout project, and keep us updated with pictures.


:lol: :lol: I still have a second bike to play around with.. Maybe this winter :lol: :lol:

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Postby Trev » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:35 pm

rooyenan wrote:
Trev wrote:Bahhhh..,
Because of you guys nd youre projects, i guess soon, one day, i will be the one also getting a 2nd GTS to "play" with it hehe.
Best luck on yout project, and keep us updated with pictures.


:lol: :lol: I still have a second bike to play around with.. Maybe this winter :lol: :lol:

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Grrrrrr :evil:

This year i cant, but i guess next i may get my 2nd GTS :oops:

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Postby Chris Pinard » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:11 am

Mike, Ur right about the single seat conversion.I was thinking along the same lines. However what the f**k does one do with all the relays behind the side panels,tail unit etc. Sounds like a cut and shut rear wireing loom to me !!

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Postby SBeachill » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:37 am

Stripped a bit more off yesterday and tried an old race seat that was knocking aoround in the garage to see what it would look like in race style :)

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Postby Brian Steers » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:15 am

Hi Steve.

I see it is my old "bling-bike" you have got. On the subject of SSSA I would look into a Triumph or Ducati swing arm, instead of the Honda. The off-set hole for the damper to go through was the biggest problem I had with it. However with the VFR arm, the wheel alignment, and arm length were the same as the GTS one so no difference is noticed when riding it. I don't know about the others.

I like the look of the race seat unit. I went for the Suzuki SRAD becauce I like the bulbous lines, and the curves compliment the fairing, in my opinion. Looking from the rear it looks very insectile, like a wasp. and the space under the seat hump is handy for losing all the electronics into.

I am still trying to get a pair of matched wheels for mine. I have been told that Vauxhall wheels may fit the VFR s/arm but I don't know which model or width would match the Honda hub. I asked Steve Lindsell about his race bike wheels the other week. He says he got an Italian firm to make up three front wheels for him specially. It took nearly two years and loads and loads of grief until they finally came, then a tyre company damaged one fitting a new race tyre at a meeting, but managed to get out of paying for a replacement. Bummer!

If you get a damaged front mudguard (like I did) you can re-shape it for better lines and make it easier to get the front wheel out. Look at the latest pictures of mine in the Gallery. Subtle changes but they make a big difference.

Anyway, good luck with the project. Remember that it never ends. Mine is still evolving after fourteen years!

Biggles

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Postby SBeachill » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:24 am

Thanks Bri, been building project bikes for a lot of years now, triump SSSA is a bit of a pain as they are mega wide at pivot point, you can if you want a different wheel in yours use the triumph hub in the honda arm so you can use the triumph 3 spoke wheel??

I used a car wheel on my last VFR rear ended project you need a spacer making to set the wheel at the right offset (depending of course on what the offset of the wheel is that you use??) also used a 210 tyre clearance was close but not dangerously so.

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Postby Brian Steers » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:03 pm

Thanks for the info on the Triumph hub fitting the VFR arm. Good to know that. What wheel did you use on the VFR back (love the exhaust on the turbo, by the way), as I think the GTS front wheel has the same PCD and stud size as the VFR back, making it easier to match a pair up.

One thing I am having trouble with is findind a set of pod (K&N style) filters for the Thunderace engine. FZR100 EXUP are similar but apparently the spacing is dirrerent between the carbs and as the pods are paired together, and the carb bodies are oval, universal ones don't fit. Currently I am running a standard airbox, hacked about all over the place to fit under the GTS bodywork and sealed with gaffer tape. Not ideal, and I want to get that sorted before I tune the engine. A couple of placed I have asked said that you can only get replacement air filters for the standard airbox. However, one said you can squeeze them up and make them fit, maybe. That will be £85 and no returns if they don't fit, thank you.

Any ideas please?

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Postby SBeachill » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:17 pm

People have the same problem with the GSX1400 fitting pod filters, you can do it just takes some judicious work with a dremel.

As for wheel the one used in the pic was a single wheel purchased off e bay with a 4 x 100 PCD and a 38 offset so spacer made to suit to centre it right.

Front is a different kettle of fish as the offset is huge at 50mm and finding a car rim that'll do that kind of offset aswell as being suitable for a front tyre is tricky, I'm currently in talks with a wheel company to build me a matching pair with the correct offsets.

Steve


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