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Cool video brother. Love the squeak of the tool tray opening up.
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Unread 01-25-2019, 06:33 PM
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With TT running, and a couple of Heat cycles done, Im anxious to ride it. The problem is I have a long list of odds and ends to finish up before riding.

First Is removing the front forks to replace the leaky seals and change the fluid.









Forks off with seals ready for a refresh.


Fork work is an oily mess so I didnt get too many pics of this process. First up was taking apart the fork, draining the old oil, and removing the old seals.





With the old oil and seals gone, the tube gets a fine grit, cross hatch, clean up to remove nicks and promote sealing.



New seal and dust boot slides on and everything goes back together.




Next up was removing the rear swingarm to install the super sweet Xero spool mounts.



Get to use my new swingarm tool! Its available for any of you Bats to use on your projects, just hit me up via PM!





Need a 22mm socket for the bolt.





Since the wheels had to come off for the fork and swingarm stuff, I took the time to get to the bottom of a slow leak on the front tire, swapping in the gold valve stems, and balancing both wheels. These are really important to solve now since TT will be capable of a very high rate of speed once on the road.

Tire off and gold stems mounted.


Found whats causing the leak, needed a little sanding.



All back together and getting balanced.



Almost ready to mount. First I measured the rotor bolts and ordered the appropriate length Ti replacements.



Rear needed a bit of cleaning so off came the rotor and sprocket. Same measure and order of Ti bolt replacements for both. I also have something special on the way for the Sprocket setup!



I will start the process of putting everything back together this weekend and get one step closer to riding TT!
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Unread 01-27-2019, 12:49 AM
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Right on man. I haven't worked on anything in months now.
Must be the winter blues. Its cold in my garage.
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Right on man. I haven't worked on anything in months now.
Must be the winter blues. Its cold in my garage.
Were gonna pitch in and get you a worksite heater for your Bday lol


Love the updated Sig
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Unread 01-28-2019, 12:13 PM
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Right on man. I haven't worked on anything in months now.
Must be the winter blues. Its cold in my garage.
Come on dank - how bad can it be?

I just installed a 220V heater in my garage, which can bring the temp to a balmy 50F pretty quickly in normal WI winter temps. Did a brake job and some work on my CRF150R rebuild not long ago, and it wasn't bad.

Nothing normal about this week though. Expecting temps of -25 later this week, and that's not factoring in the windchill. Getting 8 to 10" of snow by this afternoon too.

Only 2-stroke I'm firing up is my snowblower.
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Unread 01-28-2019, 03:35 PM
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Whittled the list down significantly this weekend.
After finishing the fork seals and oil change, I decided to get some black enamel to give them a more uniform look to the bike theme. Dank taught me to spend time on the prep so I tried my best, but Im not the best painter.



After cleanup, acouple coats of black enamel.



Side by side transformation pic.



Finished off with some fresh gold Ergal.




With the color change complete it was time to pair them up with the carbon fiber fender and more gold ergal hardware.






With the front done, it was time to get the rear buttoned up. Since the forks got a coat of black enamel the swingarm got the same. I would have powdercoated, but my longterm plan is to replace it with the RS4 version so the black enamel will serve just fine in the meantime. Clean up was a little more involved on the swingarm since it had quite a few nicks and scrapes. I filled in any that went down to the metal with primer and the enamel paint pen before sanding everything down prior to painting the whole thing.



Hanging in the bat cave after a few coats.


Once the enamel dried it was time to install the spool mounts Xero made for us.


Couldnt find spools I was 100% happy with, but these will do once I replace the bolts.



Ready to swing!


A couple really nice custom made pieces sent to us by Xero, along with more Ti hardware, and a new swingarm nut to finish it off. Big thanks to Xero for all the sweet goodies!



Almost done here, just waiting for my custom 415 setup a little more Ti!


Starting to look like a TT racer!



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Unread 01-29-2019, 08:33 PM
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Were gonna pitch in and get you a worksite heater for your Bday lol


Love the updated Sig
I've just been so busy working I barely have time to do anything.
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The RS125 top triple clamp need some modification to properly fit the RS50 ignition without hitting the frame. This was a major hurdle to get over as I didn’t want to ride it on the street without a properly mounted ignition nor did I want to hot wire. I contemplated an RFID setup briefly, but since I need the key for the gas tank and seat it made more sense to properly fit the ignition.

First step was removing the old ignition loop from the triple, making a template and measuring the nessasary clearance. Clamped it in my vise and hacked it off.



Carboard template and measurements action



Dropped off @ CN Racing and a couple days later I had this!





Finished off with a little more Ergal and Ti hardware on the upper and lower triple clamps.







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Very nice looking. I'm hating over here.
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More goodies for the TT build! If youre interested in how much weight is being saved on TT just check out my Aprilia RS50 Weight Reduction Thread

First up was the S3 rear rotor that was first ordered by Vaperson for the Marco and I was so awestruck that I had to get one too! It was amazing that this thing came all the way from Austrailia in only a week!



SBS with the old stocker



Mounted up with some nice new Ti bolts!



The next mod is something Ive been looking to upgrade ever since buying my second Cagiva Mito that came with a bunch of SP kit parts including a 415 conversion kit. This is not cheap and is totally custom made so I dont expect to see many others out there. Interestingly enough, the single sided swingarm pre 99 RS50 came with a 415 setup so front sprockets are easy enough to source for those of you looking to put together a conversion.





420 counter next to the new 415 counter



Super light rear sprocket installed with new Ti bolts and wave washers. Im not sold on the wave washer just yet so I will probably change them out for drilled bolts and safety wire instead.



Front sprocket mounted up.



Gold DID 415 ERZ racing chain has enough tensile strength for much bigger bikes.





Drivetrain ready to roll!

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