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Old 29-09-2012, 02:06 PM
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Default Black hard up chop.

This was bought as a part built project,and so far the best part of the build was the trip upto Scotland to collect it. Lovely scenery.
It should have been finished ages ago,but anybody who knows me will tell you im busy on different things all the time,so projects (ahem..)often get put on back burner.
When we got the bike,it was in bare metal with i think a thunderace front end and a gsxr750 rear wheel,a mustang tank etc..I dont seem to have a pic handy of it. With a little graft,it became this.
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Old 29-09-2012, 02:20 PM
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I then decided like a fanny,that we should change the front end to one from a then just bought gsx600f donor bike. The engine was also changed,as at the time,i was ()going to use the V5 from the donor. Naughty.
Ive since decided to go legal with an sva test.
I hated the mustang tank from day one,it just doesnt look right on the bike in my opinion? If it was painted metal flake or similar it might look ok? But this bike is black,
So,off to the shed and a quick rummage thru the "custom" tank area,and i found these.
Pics of some tanks.

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Old 29-09-2012, 02:22 PM
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Pics of some tanks...
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Old 29-09-2012, 02:22 PM
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and some more.
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Old 29-09-2012, 02:23 PM
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Old 29-09-2012, 02:25 PM
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Old 29-09-2012, 02:28 PM
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The one we are now going with is a balck 125 jobbie from some chinese 125.
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More work has been done,the electrics are in place and working,the brakes need to be fitted,some lights a chain and a (oh oh!)exhaust.
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Old 29-09-2012, 02:32 PM
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Incidentaly,the leccy box was i thought horrible,so i sliced it in half. to make it a bit more slim line. this also meant i had a partly built leccy box,just in case i decided to build another one.

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The other reason i chopped it about was that when i fitted a chain,it clonked against it,unless i changed the sprocket sizes.
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Old 30-09-2012, 04:40 PM
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Ive been looking at what other people are building,and one bike thats caught my eye is Bigbike-r's goosenecked HUC.
All I can say is Bigbike-r must be either a braver man than me to take a cutter to a perfectly good new frame,or mad.
Im happy with my boring HUC clone bikes!!! All the same!
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:51 AM
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Ive been talking tongue in cheek of course about bigbike-r's (Dan)bike,its great. Id include Dan on my Christmas card list,as I consider him a mate!
Im also going to do a bit chopping of the frame's on mine,as theres something about part of the frame that is, "getting on my tits".
The frames are put together absolutely beauitifully,with lovely welds and very good solid constrution,but one of my niggles is the front down tubes. If you were to park a HUC up next to lets say a bandit,and look at the space between the engine on the huc's frame against the bandit,youd see what i dont like. The bend of the tube and the angle of dangle make fitting a standard set of down pipes from a donor an impossibility. So i plan to take the pipe bender out,chop the downtubes out,after putting some braces across the frame to stop anything moving,and then to re weld new sections in. To match the curve of a suzuki bandit,or gsxr frame. Nobody will even notice other than me no doubt?
Then the next issue with the frames is the lack of ground clearance......
One piece of advice id give,before starting one of these is make sure you have access to a full engineering workshop,because they are not really a "kit' bike. People will and probably argue that they are,but I'll modify as I go,to get the finished article I want.
Would I buy another frame from HUC?? Yes,cos they are great value,and a good starting point.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:57 AM
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Im also now thinking of chopping the upright tube behind the crankcases,as the bend in the top doesnt give much space for air filters. I'll make mine straight vertical and tie it back in with the top tube.
Bigbike-r is going turbo on his,and Ive been looking at making him a plenum. Chopping the tube im on about would be the only way also to allow a plenum to go in to the bike. I suppose they arent designed for turbo's.
Or superchargers.
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Thats just not going to fit,without some grease and a very big hammer.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:58 AM
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Big hammer time.
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(can anybody tell me why when i load up a pic,i get a message to say ive loaded several pics,when in fact it might only be a couple??).
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Old 22-10-2012, 02:52 PM
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looking again at this thread - i know you dont like that tank but ......that pic and the one below it, a small seat and exhausts either side of the head would look really cool .... i like that small blue tank too that would look pretty funky

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now get it built
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Old 23-10-2012, 12:48 PM
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Ive just discovered what riding a standard bike is like for the 1st time in a long time. You put the key in,turn it on,and off you go. You get to where your going. Then ride back. Beats the hassle of all this "custom" nonsence.
Give me my mark two suzuki bandit 600 anyday. Big indicators,big number plate,a fairing.....
Lovely.
I even went out yesterday and bought some new oxford bone dry motorcyle trousers. This means i must be planning on riding in the cold.
Im after a standard exhaust can for it,as the "viper" one fitted is too loud.

Who needs turbo's or superchargers?

I have been in the shed making bits for HUC's. Ive just made a wide top yoke ,with the bottom ready to go in the milling machine.
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Old 23-10-2012, 12:54 PM
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It looks like ive done bugger all on the HUC projects (three of them),but im busy doing bits and pieces,collecting things and making ready,so i can when ready,put things together fairly quickly.
Ive bought a blandit,as mentioned above,so that i can re bend the HUC frame front down tubes to match the suzuki bends. This way,if i wanted,i could use modified standard exhausts. The angle of the down tubes is driving me crazy. Its a flaw in the design i think,but others may not agree. But all of my frames are going under the knife soon.
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Old 28-12-2012, 05:08 PM
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I even went out yesterday and bought some new oxford bone dry motorcyle trousers. This means i must be planning on riding in the cold.
You'll be getting wet then...
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:04 PM
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No,sorry,i seem to have abandoned this and the rest.
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I did go to the trouble of buying a donor FJ12 for the last one,but think a certain famous bike builder is buying it from me? Arent you Robbie??
Ive a few things to get finished bike wise once I kick off into the new year,then once those little jobs are done,i can think about doing some work on the black HUC. Im busy doing some paint on a 1500cc turbo nitrous fuel injected Katana,much more interesting. I just wish it was mine.
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:05 PM
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One day i shall do this one.
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:06 PM
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:08 PM
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The supercharger set up has apparently been sold? Im still waiting after a few weeks for the buyer to cough up. If he does its going on an uncle bunt framed z750 twin oldskool chop.
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