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hi all
been doing something down the garage might even get it finished for summer

started to strip it to get frame and stuff power coated then decided to try something thats been on my mind for a while

looks like they fit in there quite nicely and now for the air box





that took me quite a while to rig up will have a go at the rest tomorrow:devious
 

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Nice.Will this be a new airbox?
 

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yep
new airbox with a complete new snorkel feed through the front of the side spars

its not a complete one piece box as the cross bar gets in the way
so im taking insperation from a development photo i saw a while back
of a norton rotary with its cobbled together airbox all made of seperate pieces


what you see in the photo is the bottom half not quite finished
with the tank being used as the lid for the airbox

right now im using ducati 749/999 54mm throttle bodies with 749s injectors
probably wont deliver enough fuel at full chat but will upgrade if needed:devious
 

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You could use carbon fibre or polyester to form the shape you want.
 

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yep bottom may well be made from carbon as i have plenty sitting in the garage

thought about vacuum forming the lid from tank
 

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the late 80's nortan rotarys were amazing, especially in jps livery - there was a photo of one of their racebikes throwing blue flames a mile out of the back in performance bikes.



sorry for the hijack, took me right back to the days when i lusted after an fzr1000 !!
 

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no probs
actually seen the new one doing a support race at this years motogp at donnington it was making alovely sound into corners and seemed to howl for ever on exit:hail
 

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been able to get back in garage:devious
so started on the airbox needed to fill it so i could take a mould from it


while i was waiting for it to set thought id have a go at removing the exhaust
system
bugger whoever had my bike before me put alan bolts in the front header they were rusted so had to cut the heads of them to get the exhaust off
looks like it just needs a good polish and a good sorce for my new exhaust plan

looks like i'll wait a couple of days for the foam to set properly so had a go
at the rsv swing arm
man it looks good it only looks like it needs 15mm of frame taken away from both sides to get it in may use the rsv swing spindle and get some spacers made for the frame points


thats it for now
 

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:devious
 

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u have a pretty involved project on your hands but its coming together...good luck with it...the airbox fab is interesting...
 

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Everything is looking great... and I know this makes no difference now, but I have to add: HOLY GOD THAT IS A RUSTED CHAIN! :laugh
 

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btw the allen bolts on the headers are standard I believe, if you can get them out the trick is to replace with stainless studs and brass nuts, that way in future if anything strips it will be the brass which you can replace :)
 

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Alan bolts in the header are normal. easy to break as well.

Very interested to see how this turns out. Especially any gains your likely to get.

Are you aiming for a removable mod to be able to revert back to the stock airbox?

:eatcorn
 

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Great project, what swingarm is that?

Lube that chain from time to time and even winter riding with lots of salt shouldn't result in a ton of rust like that:)
 
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