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Old 25-06-2008, 06:25 PM
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as per the title, anyone know of any nice chops that use watercooled sports bike engines??

reason being that I got this ZZR600 sat here, with tatty bodywork, but all the suspension brakes tyres etc are either new or recently overhauled

planning on a simple low hardtail built from it but wondering how its going to look being water cooled with rad and oil cooler??

intend to use something like a nitrous bottle shaped item as the expansion tank, to hide as much as possible

but off the top of my head and quick flick through mags couldlt find and similar engined chops, usually thats for a very good reason

hoping that I can get rid of things like the screen and luggage rack, seat, nexxus pipe etc and recoup some of the purchase price, to help cover things like yokes and headstock that I need to have made.
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Old 25-06-2008, 08:23 PM
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Is this the type of thing you are looking for?
Nik knows this bike very well ,
a good mate of Niks and mine.
Gaspode (the bike) has been around for quite a while now, walked off with many a trophy and is used and abused on a very regular basis.
I say hats off to Mr Budgie, exellent young man and a wearer of load trousers on occasion (flatulent's)
or look at Niks web site http://www.urbanxtremebikes.com/
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Old 25-06-2008, 09:02 PM
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how bout this triumph?


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Old 25-06-2008, 09:18 PM
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yeah that works for me

same sort of lines that I wanted to acheive as well

was looking at it on ebay, sadly never going to have the sort of funds to just buy a chop, hence having build everything with things from skips LOL
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Old 26-06-2008, 04:04 AM
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if you're going to play with water, don't build a chop - build one of these........... http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/ju...ernativeenergy
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Old 27-06-2008, 07:30 AM
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Hers a pic of a cbr 600 chop me n me brov in law built 7 years ago
not a good pic, in my view they make ugly chops, sorry
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Old 27-06-2008, 07:48 AM
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Have a look at Twizzle's MySpace, Tony, he's done some interesting water-cooled chops.

The proble wi' 'em, as I'm sure you're aware, is making them look neat - hiding all those water pipes and the radiator etc. It is possible, but it requires a bit o' thought, y'know? You can make 'em look good - Budgie did an amazing job with Helene's GTR1000 trike, for example.
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Old 27-06-2008, 07:52 AM
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Old 27-06-2008, 08:02 AM
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Is that one of those pit bike silencers like you use on a gn125 to get 100bhp ?
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Old 27-06-2008, 08:12 AM
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Must admit I'd not noticed the radiator and pipes there. Or the trike for that matter.

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Old 27-06-2008, 08:33 AM
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nah its just a standard sized can cut down I beleive

the more I think about it the more I fancy the challenge

the watercooled engines are very smooth cased and respond well to a nice coat of black paint, as mentioned already thgouht of places/way to hide the expansion tank, and plan on hiding the filler cap assembly either under a false section of the tank, or behind a covered in gooseneck at the headstock

going to break the zzr600 up very soon anyway, get things moving on and see how much money I can get from it

keeping the forks, wheels brakes tyres etc etc, as they all either new or recently rebuilt, lots of crap but also lots of good bits to get rid of, the exhausts tend to make half decent money on ebay, so if theres enough money I might also sell the engine and then search out a big aircooled lump, zedthou preferably, or go for it with the zzr engine
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Old 27-06-2008, 08:38 AM
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Might do something with my gpz9 when it's suspension linkages finally die. As it was built as a bitsa and states much on the V5 it is reg'd on a "y" plate (don't ask) and so I am sure I can do an awful lot without SVA (pre 84 and just listed as Kawasaki 900 not gpz900 on V5)

I actually think the smooth lines on a watercooled lump can make the lines better than all the cooling fins on an air cooled lump
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Old 27-06-2008, 11:26 AM
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Must admit I'd not noticed the radiator and pipes there. Or the trike for that matter.

what trike,where ?
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Old 27-06-2008, 11:44 AM
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LOL have to confess not really all that big on the topless girls with the bikes, but that photo ranks as one of my all time favourites

one of the best looking trikes I ever seen, exactly what I would have if I had the funds and ability

and a stunning young lady to match
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Old 28-06-2008, 08:28 AM
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Old 28-06-2008, 08:58 AM
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Old 28-06-2008, 09:55 AM
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kettle engine ,cool i could do with one of those,i've got a hole in my garden that that would fill just nicely
like the lines of the bike ,but ffs a kettle,one of ,if not,the, most over rated,over priced "jap classics".shit bike,shit motor
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Old 28-06-2008, 12:38 PM
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Have a look at Twizzle's MySpace, Tony, he's done some interesting water-cooled chops.
Is Twizzle still building Nik , always liked that frameless triumph he built completely mad that thing was
cheers Mick
Living here in the states I don't get to see truly off the wall stuff being built
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Old 28-06-2008, 05:22 PM
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Is Twizzle still building Nik , always liked that frameless triumph he built completely mad that thing was
cheers Mick
Living here in the states I don't get to see truly off the wall stuff being built
Yeah, he's still doing bits and pieces, not quite as much as he used to perhaps, but ... our rob off 'ere is sharing workshop space with him so that's two very talented gentlemen under one roof.
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Old 28-06-2008, 05:30 PM
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In Germany a couple of years back mate was having a really good look at a well ordinary chop, until he pointed out that rads etc had been hidden and he couldnt work it out, spoke to owner in broken english to find he'd stuck them in the pannier with a big cut out covered by gauze, opened panniers and they where flat against frame, dont know if it worked well or for how long but was a good way of hiding em
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Old 29-06-2008, 09:25 AM
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Found a better photo of the cbr
went like hell on fire but just looked an ugly engine and not a good choice for a chop
uncle bunts frame, upside down forks, fatbob tanks and rear mudguard
don`t know why i powder coated the frame purple but it seemed a good idea at the time
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Always liked this zzr1100

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kettle engine ,cool i could do with one of those,i've got a hole in my garden that that would fill just nicely
like the lines of the bike ,but ffs a kettle,one of ,if not,the, most over rated,over priced "jap classics".shit bike,shit motor

Gies the engine before ya bury it m8...got a couple that I could swap...
Had a shot on a race prepped kettle...mmmmmm
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