10/06/15 at 4:12 pm #70481
I haven’t built or changed much of anything lately, but as some of you old-school members know, I sold my former race bike at the end of last season, to fund its replacement… I finally got that picked up a couple of months ago, and will begin to get it ready for next season.
The new machine is a 600RR, formerly raced by Pegram Racing’s Ryan Elleby, in AMA Pro Formula Xtreme – the bike is very well outfitted, and will be just what I need to have a chance at staying competitive in a faster class next year.
Here’s a pic that the seller took when he put it up for sale:
Some of the equipment on the bike is as follows:
•Apex radial M/C and lever
•Ohlins fork internals (.95kg/mm)
•Penske Triple shock
•Billet top triple clamp
•GPR steering damper
•NRC stator cover
•PC III (tuned for 118hp at the wheel on pump gas, just over 123 w/race fuel)
•Bazzas quick shifter
•Zero Gravity Double-Bubble
•BMC air filter
•EBC wave rotors
•SBS dual carbon racing brake pads
•Lightened rear rotor (uncertain of brand)
•Speigler braided stainless lines
•Rizoma swingarm spools
•An assortment of Vortex rear sprockets
•Two extra race windscreens
•Spare forks with Penski internals (.85kg/mm Race Tech springs)
•Cycle Cat fully adjustable rearsets (custom made set for Pegram)
•Cycle Cat adjustable clip-ons (custom made set for Pegram)
•Set of frame sliders
•Spare cush drive with sprocket
•Wheel set that needs straightening
•2 extra sets of crashed bodywork, that could be repaired
•New supersport tail that uses stock seat
•OEM rotors, stator, R/R, flywheel, brake lines, levers, and top triple clamp
The seller saved my a 14 hour round-trip drive to get it, by sending it with one of his buddies, that also races in my org, when he was attending an event that was only about 2 hours away. This guy had another set of race bodywork for this model, that he no longer needed, so I got that set and another race windscreen, for $75.
This set is very solid, and will only need sanding and painting.
The bike was a wee bit dingy, so I cleaned it up first off, and stripped the number plates – I would have just put new numbers on the existing plates, but his numbers were printing with the plate graphics.
I got some new plates on the way, from PopShadow decals.
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bambamRegistered MemberRideCBR GuruPoints: 22,470
Sweet JNS! It looks like its got a killer head start, but im sure you will put it on some kind of diet.lol
Always cool to see what your working on J.10/09/15 at 3:32 pm #70492
Yeah Darrin, this thing has been tweaked considerably, but I assure you I’ll free up another 3-5 pounds or more, and if I find a good deal on some used magnesium or carbon fiber wheels, well that number will obviously go up!
I think my first attack on weight, will be to score a race sub-frame, and ditch the heavy OEM type battery.
It’s currently got the stock aluminum sub-frame, with a custom aluminum battery box welded on, that holds a smaller MX battery.
At the least I will trim some of the unnecessary bracketry and unneeded surfaces from that sub-frame, replace the battery box with plastic, and make it bigger, so I can put in an 8-cell Lithium race battery like I had in my F2 race bike… actually, come to think of it, this bike does still have a charging system, it just charges a little less than stock, due to the lightened flywheel and more compact stator, so honestly, I might just be able to get away with a 4-cell Lithium since even at just 5k to 6K the stator’s kicking out about 14V.
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The number plates are on, along with my CGR decals, and I painted in that patch of white on the front of the lower fairing, which gets beaten by crap spinning off the front tire.
New tank grip-pads are on the way, as I really don’t like the ones currently on there, and the next steps otherwise, will be replacing the OEM-type clutch lever with a short adjustable billet lever, and repairing/repainting the front fender – you can’t see it in the pictures, but there is a really big crack in the fender, and it is really “boogered up” with stone chips.
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I adjusted the ride-height evenly, front and rear, since the thing had me really stretched out when sitting on the bike, and also made some control adjustments, sweeping the clip-ons back just a tick, and angling the shift lever down considerably.
I got rid of that eyesore of a tank grip set, and put on the StompGrips, which looks a lot better, and is the type of grip pad that I prefer.
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adminRegistered MemberRideCBR GuruPoints: 127,277
Very nice! I always like your custom touches on the bikes you own. Looks like she will be a boat load of fun. Be safe out on the track.11/05/15 at 2:46 pm #70902
This thing needs very little – the real change, and the most personal touch, will be when I get around to painting the spare bodywork – I’m still going with the scheme used for Stefan Bradl’s old LCR Honda team MotoGP machine… it will be a lot of work, but it’s going to look Suh-weeeeet!!
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