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Postby 24c » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:15 pm

Looking good in the pics Steve, could do with a cuppa myself!

Do you need to cut more away to get the lock to work at the handlebars/
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing

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Postby SBeachill » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:20 pm

24c wrote:Looking good in the pics Steve, could do with a cuppa myself!

Do you need to cut more away to get the lock to work at the handlebars/


Think so mate, I'm looking to see if I can get a set of jota bars top see if I can get round taking so much out??

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Postby SBeachill » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:00 pm

Did some more work on the bike, had the painter round to check some stuff to make sure all was going to plan and he and Mike gave an idea for changing the join line on the lower seat to tank unit to keep the lines clean looking rather than stepped, so managed to get that done and finish boxing in the rear lower panel :)

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Found something that might make a nice tail tidy :)
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My favourite angle to look at the bike from :)
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Cheers

Steve

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Postby Pachi » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:42 pm

This is going to turn out great!. It´s beggining to show the end line and it´s awesome. Fantastic job.

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Postby SBeachill » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:31 pm

Thanks Pachi :)

Right we're ready for it to go to the painter :) got the fuel cap ring postioned ready for glassing from behind, got the infils done to fill in the gap left by the replacement fibreglass tank cover, only thing left to do for the final paint is a front mudguard, will sort that while painters working on the bodywork to get it all glassed in :)

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Postby SBeachill » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:04 pm

Getting there guys :) painter brought the parts back today rough glassed and rid of my alloy mock up plates :) we did a preliminary fit, chopped and ground off where it needed. The painter has now took the bike to his place to do the final fit n finish and primer ready to paint :)

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Postby SBeachill » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:07 pm

Painter just sent some pics, ready for primer and will hopefully have it painted for weekend :)

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Postby SBeachill » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:40 pm

Bodywork now in primer :)

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Postby SBeachill » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:53 pm

The one off shock I've had built for the rear of the GTS has arrived, if all goes to plan with it and it works as expected I'll have protech make me one for the front aswell :)

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Painted bodywork could be back tomorrow :)

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Protech Shocks

Postby 24c » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:37 am

Protech shocks are a very good company to deal with. After visiting you I mentioned it to a few of the racing lads I knew, and they said they were good too.

Their website is very informative, and their prices are better than the usual names.

http://www.protechshocks.co.uk/

I'll be using them on one of the modded GTS1000s too, instead of the Öhlins. I have to tweak the front on the red bike, as going up & down the bumpy bits in Scotland tested the old girl out, but she didn't disgrace herself. Oldest bike there, and still got a pair of legs on her. :lol:
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing

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Postby SBeachill » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:42 pm

Sorry about the crap pics guys, bike got dropped off late and camera on phone decided to play up because of low battery, bellypan still to come as the was a couple of repairs to do on it but you get the idea :)

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Will do some better ones in the light.

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Postby Pachi » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:52 am

This is indeed a professional job. It looks impressive!.

Is it just the picture (last one) or is the rear wheel off centre?

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Postby SBeachill » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:08 pm

Thanks Pachi, yes rear wheel is off centre, pics make it look worse than it is but the rear end is yet to be finished so it will be sorted :)

Here's some more pics take in the daylight :)

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Paint job

Postby 24c » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:17 pm

That painter did a good job, lovely quality finish.
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing

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Re: Paint job

Postby SBeachill » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:11 pm

24c wrote:That painter did a good job, lovely quality finish.


Thanks Mike, getting that rear shock linkage done is still eluding me though :( may give up and go to twin arm again and leave it to one side for now!

Steve


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