Monday, April 30, 2012

PROJECT SR: In Full Swing


With the CX's recent engine out repair, Project SR had to take a back seat. Now that the CX is back up and running, the SR build is in full swing. I spent the better half of a day putting together a spreadsheet of deadlines that would need to be hit in order to get the bike done by the Chicago Mods vs. Rockers meet, June 15th - 16th. It's going to be VERY tight. Challenge accepted.


I got around to finishing up the left side casing this past weekend. I'll usually hit them with a wire brush attachment on a drill first then go on to sand paper. This one I took up to 180 grit and I think I prefer it to the 120 on the right side casing. I'm planning on hitting the right side with 180 next. 



The SR's Mikuni B34 carb dissembled. Quite a lot of parts for a single cylinder.


All cleaned up and ready to go back together.



The frame has now been shaved of all it's excess tabs. Tomorrow I'll be working on fabbing up some new mounting points for the Honda tank to sit on. This was the first time I've used a "flap disc" and I'm now of the opinion there is no better way to smooth out metal burs. It allows you to get a much more consistent finish then trying to smooth with a grinding disc, and risking taking off too much material.


In my spare time I've been separating out and stripping all the parts that will be going to powder coating, painting, and plating. Aircraft Stripper does the trick.


The parts keep rolling in and I'm trying to stay as efficient as possible, juggling many different projects at once. The timeline I created helps immensely. It can take a while to work out but it's a great guide to keeping yourself on track.

8 comments:

  1. DustinMc (04 GSXR 600)April 30, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I noticed both tanks had red on them. I am unsure of the color direction you are going but I think painting the recessed Yamaha red would look really good and give it more of a custom look especially if other parts will be red. I think it would be a nice accentuation to the whole look.

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    1. The tank will not be red. It's fully stripped right now.

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    2. DustinMc (04 GSXR 600)May 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      Best of luck, I enjoy this site and look forward to your builds.

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  2. Great images, good mix of informative and interesting. I hate it when the build pictures distract because they don't relate to the story. Nice work my friend, you need to teach me how to put instagram photos on a blog.

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    1. I do it manually - upload them from my phone then post them from my computer. I haven't figured out how to upload them directly and not sure if you can.

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  3. Flap disc is the way to go, made short work of all the extra crap on my frame with one of those.

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  5. Is that the best way to bring back the shine to the side covers; with wire brush and 180 grit sand paper? i'm working on the same bike

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