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Post  dixiethedog on Wed Aug 03 2011, 22:15

Some of the bikes im busy with at the moment,for myself. Having checked out the pics elsewhere,im almost frightened to post my stuff,as you's lot look very conservative with bike mods! I suppose its not a bad thing,as i plan to keep my thundercat standard.
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gsx1260efe. Currently having a bare frame rebuild.
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New plenum for the turbo and an ex Big CC racing turbo katana carb.
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Post  dixiethedog on Wed Aug 03 2011, 22:24

Im in two minds as to what to do with the EFE? I was planning on doing the build in 2 stages,standard efe paint,turbo,white wheels,long swingarm and just ride it,and then for stage 2,fit wide yokes a 6x17 split rim wheel with 1 90 tyre up front and a 12.5x17 330 tyre out back. Im tempted to go to stage 2 straight away. green smile
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Next up,my zxr750. grumpy
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Post  dixiethedog on Wed Aug 03 2011, 22:32

And then my z1000r thing.
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(the dates not correct,it was just a dodgy camera!).
And my on going fj12,when i can be bothered again.
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Tl thou usd front end,busa brakes etc,zx9r back wheel conversion. One day i'll finish it!
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Post  dixiethedog on Wed Aug 03 2011, 22:35

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And then theres my paint side of biking! Pics maybe later if anybody is interested?? green smile
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Post  MevsyD on Thu Aug 04 2011, 00:14

Loving it you busy b'stard!!! I grumble when I had to clean mine tonight so the photos look good for Cadwell on Saturday! Keep 'em coming..
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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 09:38

I tend to be always busy with something when bikes are involved. One of my hobbies with bikes is paint. Im not sure if this is the right place to post these ones,but it all comes down to my projects,so here goes.
Ive not loaded videos here before,so you might have to click pic to watch??

From blasted bare metal to finished in 3 days. It wasnt my tank,but shows an example of my painting abilities! green smile [img][/img]
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Yep,you need to click pic to watch videos. Enjoy. green smile


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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 09:49

That was a tatty GSXR tank,which to be hoinest,i wouldnt have used myself. I offered to paint another tank if the owner picked one up in ok condition,but think the bike was sold soon after.
At least getting back to a YAMAHA now,heres some pics/vids of my mates FJ11 trike I painted up. I used a silver base coat,followed by small-ish silver metal flake,before candy tangerine and finally a hi-solid clear coat to give a shine.
The first video(click the pic to watch!)is of a panel with the silver flake alongside a candied panel for comparison.
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One of the back mudguards,finished in the sunshine. (click the pic).
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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 09:52

Front mudguard in the sunshine. pass the sun glasses. green smile
You can guess whats next? Click the pic!!!!!!!
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And so as not to bore you to death,the finished panels sitting on the kitchen table ready to be collected,and never seen again!
(yep,clicky the piccy!).
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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:05

Blue sparkle pearl over a black base on a (urgh!)chinese 125. Yuck bike.
(again click the pic!).
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I could probably fill the website with my ramblings!!
Currently this week i have a bandit to paint,an aprillia rs 125 (white base coat with a special pearl over the top,that looks like the new suzuki sv650 etc white colour)and a H**da v twin 125 thing.
So im busy! green smile
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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 10:18

Im not a pro,just a hobby painter. When im painting,i want to machine things on my lathe or milling machine,and when im machining i want to paint. Getting a good balance with stuff so as to not get fed up is tricky. green smile
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Post  billyw on Thu Aug 04 2011, 12:54

Amazing stuff - both the project builds and the paint jobs!
I have enough trouble just changing the oil and as for my spray painting - just grim.










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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 13:18

LOL,i have enough trouble just trying to find the oil sight glass to check the oil on my thundercat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a bad design on the cat. Rolling Eyes
The only good thing i can see about the clutch cover (where id expect the oil glass to be !!),is its not a stepped design like my FJ12,and would be very very easy to modify with a windowed clutch cover.
And then i could fit the spare R6 swingarm thats collecting dust........

NO!!! Im not modifying it!!!!

But thanks for kind comments. green smile
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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 13:19

green smile green smile MMMMmmmmmm.......ive a spare aprillia usd front end,that would possibly be better than the standard thundercat forks etc...
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Post  Rosco on Thu Aug 04 2011, 13:56

Nice pictures and vids and some excellent work - I cope with Polyfilla & Dulux (or cheap equivalent) every so often but haven't had to use them on the bike yet.

I guess that is Dixie the dog in your pic / video.

Does Dixie ride the bike?

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Post  furball on Thu Aug 04 2011, 14:19

Welcome some nice work there, keep us posted with future projects.

PS: any pics of the bikes with all there painted panels on?

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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 18:49

Thats actually Dolly (the dog),meet the real Dixie on this video (click the pic),keep watching and as if by magic,more paint. This time gsxr1000 panels. green smile
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Finding pics of completed bikes ive painted is a tough one,people turn up/courier parcels to me,i paint them,and often never see them again. I'll search out some pics of more work ive done.
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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 18:52

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Im sure you've got the hang of the idea to click any pic i post to see video!
The gsxr 1000 panels came from my brothers bike,he got knocked off by a deer. LOL. He said he was only doing 30mph....oh yeah! green smile
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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 18:58

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Post  dixiethedog on Thu Aug 04 2011, 19:03

This one was about a 5 day turn around,and not really as good as id have liked,but a few days later it won something or other at stormin the castle bike rally/show,and was soon later featured in a 5 page article in BackStreetHeroes magazine.

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Im useless,so heres my brothers gsxr panels,on the table ready to go.
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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 04 2011, 21:38

Very nice , especially the big fat rear tyre (I'm a vmax owner and the front and rear wheels are often changed for very much larger ones Smile)
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Post  dixiethedog on Fri Aug 05 2011, 09:28

I love to see v-maxes with fat wheels. Only problem is,they get modified to be different,but then all look the same! But id love one,if i was rich!!! Ive a bit of a collection of tyres,and presently i have 5 240 tyres,3 16 inch ones and 2 18's. Ive mounted one of the tyres on a 9inch wide alloy aftermarker car wheel (£20 or so),and just need to make hubs for it. green smile
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240 next to a 190 tyre.
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Post  dixiethedog on Fri Aug 05 2011, 09:34

Again on the fat tyre look,i think this would look good from behind.
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Next to tyres,wheels are needed,I bought some ferrari f40 wheels (3 piece split rims),split them to make a really wide stupid wheel. Dont ask me why.................
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Post  dixiethedog on Fri Aug 05 2011, 09:42

Im not very organised with my photobucket account,but have just found pics of yet another project ive stashed away. This time its a z1000j frame with suzi engine z1 tank,crappy back end (land fill here we come!).
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A couple more of my z1000r frame thing. This has been profesionally raked at the front,so ready for the dragstrip (and road!).
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Post  dixiethedog on Fri Aug 05 2011, 09:43

BUt,the thundercat is staying standard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! green smile
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Post  dixiethedog on Fri Aug 05 2011, 10:19

Today im off to the stainless steel suppliers to check pre made bends,so i can TRY(!!!)to make an exhaust system for the turbo gsx efe. My inspiration is this piccy below. Im a crap welder at the moment,but figure i should be ok,once i finish this type of exhaust system (if i ever get it done!!).
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I once started to make an exhaust like this in the past,and it was very hard to get right. I think i must have abandoned it after making 3 of the 4 pipes. Ive a few pics of one of the pipes i started on,but cant find the other pics at the moment.
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