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The making of Frankensteen

Post  thunderstu600 on Thu May 09 2013, 23:27

Hong Kong special from Ebay. Very Happy

I haven't taken photo's of the actual kit yet (I'll do that tomorrow) but here's one of Frankensteen sitting proudly where she shouldn't while 'er indoors' was 'er in work' lol.
The new kit is stunning in real form.

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It started peeing down so brought her indoors and fitted the new rear panels, these are dead easy to replace and fit like OEM.

Once fitted I jumped to getting the nose cone off. What a pa lava that was, I've never done this before so didn't know what screws to take out and in what order. Anyway, got it off and got proper stressed with putting it all back together in the new one. Fits perfect albeit very fiddly to fit straight and true but a little patience and a brew and ciggie it finally went together nice.
Putting the whole thing back on was even harder and really got thinking it aint gonna fit. I've never been a quitter but I didn't want to break anything so gave up and phoned a m8 Bigwan600 (Steve). The wifey was due home any time soon so cleared the kitchen and tidied through, (brownie points for me) Smile
Steve called over and we got it fitted. Eventually. Thanks Steve.

I'll update more as soon as I get more done. I know it should only take a day but I'm really pleased with what's been achieved today, especially as I'd never taken a bike apart before. Oil change tomorrow after work hopefully. Gonna do this before side fairings go on.

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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  MrNutt on Fri May 10 2013, 00:17

looking good there stu

speaking from experience the nose cone fitting is a right bitch! good on you for sticking with it though

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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  Wooster on Fri May 10 2013, 00:21

The nose is by far the trickiest bit I've every had to put back on, it takes ages of farting around. Smile

Looking good so far. Cool
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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  thunderstu600 on Sun May 12 2013, 00:34

Once we understood where the fiitings go on it really is an easy fit. Didn't realise the HK clock cover had to go on before nose cone so took off cone and it pretty much slid straight back on.

This is the side fairing, not fitting it until after the oil change.
Note, indicator fitted, Didn't really sit very tight as this had been knocked a few times on old fairing but used plastic ties to fill the gap inside. now sits very tight.

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Didn't have time to do oil change today as it got dark so gonna do it sunday after work when I borrow a paddock stand

Off monday so photos to come when its all on Very Happy

P.s, if you look hard you can see my repair job on that kidney shape thing with epoxy resin (metal liquid) it's good stuff


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Post  thunderstu600 on Sun May 12 2013, 01:03

just realised you cant see the indicator on the fairing, you'll just have to wait until it's on the bike wall Ill blame my boy as he took the photo lol
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Post  thunderstu600 on Thu May 16 2013, 00:10

ANYHOOS, this is the final product Very Happy

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Oil change and filter was first to happen on Monday, exhaust was put on a few weeks ago and is a standard 'cat one, quiet but still goes nuts at high revs lol. and looks great with new kit.
Full plug change (managed to get a proper plug remover) and she now goes like xxxx off a shovel. VERY scary for a novice pale green smile

Fitting went without a hitch, all the side fairings went on without any issues really but once fitted the two sides wouldn't line up for the v piece to fit Steam Ears Realised there and then Frankensteen's been in a bigger smash than I gave it, (from the previous owner).
I presume the nose cone bracket is slightly off as my m8 and I found we had to bend a piece into place to make the cone fit properly.
New tyres fitted too, Pirelli Diablo Strada, scrubbed in over the last few days including 35 miles today with my boy as pillion. He loved it and was so good on the back, he kept telling me to "go somewhere else now dad". Really proud of him getting on too.

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Seat cowl has been removed too (still white) doesn't look right with new kit but gonna spray it the same new red, and should look the biz then

TBH I'm glad I dropped the bike as I now know what shape she 's truly in. At the moment she can stay as she is as I'm really happy with the way she's turned out and have a list ready for next year.

Roll on BC,,,, oh yeah,, just remembered, there's nothing wrong with the immobiliser. It's definitely the ignition as when I wiggle the key she fires lol.

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Post  Rosco on Thu May 16 2013, 09:13

Bang Tidy.

Good job.....thanks for sharing Smile
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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  greencat on Thu May 16 2013, 10:22

what he said Fantastic job!
TBH I'm glad I dropped the bike as I now know what shape she 's truly in.
Exactly! I know my bike very well. Embarassed

There really is no substitute for working on your own bike.
Currently cleaning Scotland off mine after the WeeMac and fixing up some minor damage.



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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  SteveCat on Thu May 16 2013, 11:32

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: It's definitely the ignition as when I wiggle the key she fires.

So it wasn't just mine with that infliction, glad you were able to figure it out.

Bike looking very nice, not sure your son would like you to put the seat cowl on.
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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  greencat on Thu May 16 2013, 12:40

Hmmm, feel like I've hijacked this thread.
I'll move my posts to a new one.

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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  thundercatCHRIS on Thu May 16 2013, 22:47

Looks good I've ordered a rossi rep one from fleabay not long till it turns up
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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  mikeyzf600 on Thu May 16 2013, 23:13

Looking good. Which seller did you go for on the fairings? Did you get a raised petrol cap?

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Post  thunderstu600 on Thu May 16 2013, 23:45

"mikeyzf600"Looking good. Which seller did you go for on the fairings? Did you get a raised petrol cap?

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Thanks everyone but I don't think it would've been finished yet without the help from a local member BIGWAN600 (steve) so a huge thank you goes to him too.

Thanks mike, I went for Neverland on Ebay [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Packaged really well and only £28 customs charge, just keep an eye on the tracking and phone them when the charge is complete, simples to pay them and get next day delivery. Not sure about other kits but mine didn't come with rear hugger so still gotta spray that black (still old red). I haven't got a raised petrol cap as I didn't know it was going to be that noticeable but TBH no one has noticed mentioned it yet and I won't leave her for too long while I'm in a shop so no-one gets to see the difference lol

Steve - I found out the real issue with the ignition today, sometimes the key goes too far past the on position so won't fire, I just got to bring it back a bit of a turn so no embarrassments in front of the ladies now haha.
As for the cowl, it's got to stay off for a while as I've got to take my boy to school on it. ooh and pick him up, go for a ride, go somewhere else THEN go home..Um..his idea lol

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Post  thundercatCHRIS on Fri May 17 2013, 00:11

How do you do all the customs things I have paid the seller not marked as dispatched yet what do I do ???
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Re: The making of Frankensteen

Post  mikeyzf600 on Fri May 17 2013, 00:24

Ah right. I've seen them crop up a lot. Good to know the fit well. How did you fit the rear tail piece to the rear side panels? Isn't there 2 holes which aren't usually there on the standard fairings?

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When did you order them? Remember they have to be painted and sent from HK. Customs usually gets done automatically and then you pay the UK delivery company (Parcelforce most likely) before they will deliver. They will send you a letter to let you know.


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Post  thundercatCHRIS on Fri May 17 2013, 00:30

Same place neverland best deal I could find and thanks that helps loads its very near to the 10 days for painting so soon the cat will have a new coat
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Post  thunderstu600 on Fri May 17 2013, 00:42

Takes roughly ten days to make and when its marked as despatched you get a tracking number EA3847294837529HK, something like that lol,
takes literally 24hrs to get into the country and theyll give a different number i.e EC2498538474873GB and customs hold it for 8 days and they update tracking info,


Date Time Location Tracking Event

09-05-2013 08:15 Newport Depot Delivered
08-05-2013 23:13 Newport Depot Loaded to vehicle for delivery
08-05-2013 09:36 Newport Depot Delivery scheduled
08-05-2013 08:28 Newport Depot Awaiting payment of charges
07-05-2013 23:51 Newport Depot Received at delivery depot
07-05-2013 11:42 National Hub Received and processed
07-05-2013 00:19 International Hub Revised charges to be paid
03-05-2013 13:57 International Hub Awaiting Customs Charging
02-05-2013 08:40 International Hub Awaiting Customs clearance
02-05-2013 08:39 International Hub Awaiting Customs clearance
01-05-2013 23:20 International Hub Awaiting Customs clearance
01-05-2013 23:19 International Hub Awaiting Customs clearance
01-05-2013 22:25 International Hub Awaiting Customs clearance
01-05-2013 22:24 International Hub Received in destination country
30-04-2013 19:04 Delivery Agent - HONG KONG - PTT Forwarded for export
30-04-2013 18:23 Delivery Agent - HONG KONG Collected from customer

once tracking states received at delivery depot phone up and pay charge, they may not send it straight away as they have to hold it for 24hrs.

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Post  thunderstu600 on Fri May 17 2013, 00:53

Mike - there are 2 holes yes but the side panels come with holes to put screws through, may be able to see it on my pics.

one snag tho is the centre piece does have joining clips that reverse into side panels but then you cant put grab handles on, I clipped these away, used the 2 normal bolts at the back of the seat (hidden) and screwed the rear.
bang tidy, job done

If you can zoom into the pic of the rear bike pic you can see them, ill take an upload a close up with my new (smaller) number plate
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Fri May 17 2013, 07:22

A pic would be greatly appreciated, thanks! Very Happy

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Post  MevsyD on Fri May 17 2013, 10:13

Looks fantastic, great choice of colours too..
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