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Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:51 pm
by V4mp
andybaggies wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:00 pm
BTW why did you use the R1 yokes as didn't the forks slip into the existing ones?
I used R1 yokes so I could use R1 wheel, brake discs and brake calipers without any spacers or machining.
andybaggies wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:00 pm
I suspect this may well be decided by how the horns limit travel more than anything else.
First I went and tried to use clip-ons.
I bought LSL Offset High Handlebar Kit. But actually lower part of the front fairing was limiting factor. Bars didn't hit anything but there weren't enough space to fit controls. That means I have to go with normal handlebar.
In future I might want try to fit clip-ons again. Something in clip-ons fascinates me. :evil:
For that I need fork extension so I can move clip-ons from under the top yokes to upper side of top yoke.

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Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:54 pm
by V4mp
So from clip-ons to fatbar...
Little teaser. 8)

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Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:32 pm
by andybaggies
I used R1 yokes so I could use R1 wheel, brake discs and brake calipers without any spacers or machining.
Doh! missed that point :oops: which is obvious now you have mentioned it !

Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:00 pm
by V4mp
For handlebar I needed to drill holes for risers.
That wasn't a big deal, but I had to go for fatbar risers because I couldn't get normal risers fast enough or they were some kind of China crap. Which meant I couldn't use old handlebar.
So I bought LSL x-bar risers, LSL x01 superbike handlebar and LSL Sport grips.
I also installed Motogadgets m.blaze disc barend turn signals, plan is to remove V-Raptor indicator pods and replace them with some kind of covers. I think those indicator pods make V-Raptor front look bit bulky.

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Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:43 pm
by V4mp
When I was playing with handlebars I started to smell petrol... after small search I founded the cause, fuel pump seal has started to leak. :shock: Because I needed to remove fuel pump from tank, I thought it would be good time to replace fuel filter also.
I was pretty shocked when I removed fuel pumps plastic cover. Fuel pump base plate was badly corroded. It was a huge work to get it cleaned. I also added quick release connector to fuel return line making fuel tank removal easier.

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Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:28 pm
by V4mp
Pictures from summers second ride.
Started to adjust front forks... Seems like I need harder front springs. :geek:
There are still thing to do, paint front fender, mount bellypan...

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Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:02 am
by gilbert666
nice work!

Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:33 pm
by Dapper dan
Looks awesome. ..love the single sided swing arm!

Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:40 pm
by V4mp
Bellypan and front fender mounted.

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Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:53 pm
by Dante
Nicely done.
Some more detailed photos please! :D

Re: Project Polar-Raptor

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:42 pm
by V4mp
I have to wash bike before I can take any detailed photos. :D
But they are coming before winter and snow arrives.