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    a lifetime of Bike ownership I've owned some really nice bikes and some really ****e bikes.
    That phrase alone epitomises everything

    PS I like the plain white
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    Remember those exhaust cans?



    Inside there is a HUUUGE baffle, surrounded by wire wool and an asbestos-y layer



    And mahoosive amounts of baffle tubing:





    At the end of 'part 1' I have a 2/3rds length can, inner end cap (minus baffle tube) and outer end cap.



    Stay tuned for the next exciting episode which will either result in a smiley face or a full scrap bin.
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    Part two; Scrap or smile?

    The only part of the fubard silencers that came on the bike that was any good were these:



    Which were unceremoniously pushed up the hole of the Kawasaki cans (oooh-errr!), and then a small amount of welding produced:







    They look great tucked up under the seat of the bike.
    Big smiley I reckon
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    Side by side before and after:



    I had a rethink on the screen, mainly because a Yamaha BT07 screen came my way cheap. Well, $45 cheap anyway:



    Looks even better!
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    It's funny how 'quick' projects always seem to get a bit out of hand.
    Here's the rear subframe from the bike. It's pretty ugly and has lots of stuff on it that I won't be using:



    With everything unnecessary removed, a few necessary bits were added. Small tags on the front lower members are the front mounts for the Fireblade tail unit.



    Towards the back, the big upright brackets are the rear tail unit mounts. They're massively over-engineered just in case some fat bird sits on my seat hump
    The tubes added in the triangle of the subframe are for the rear silencer mounts. These take the original exhaust mount rubbers and (when the tail unit is in place) will not be seen.



    And I've added this small tube at the back to replace the original tube (which had seat and lock mounts on it) to keep everything together. Or apart. Depends on your perspective....

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    Quick mock-up and I think I've nailed the look:



    Well I've definitely nailed a look........
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    Made up this shroud thingy to cover all of the ugly bits:



    It's made from 2mm aluminium and attaches to the 4 screen mount bolts.
    Plan is to either paint it body colour (erring towards white) or body colour with a black stripe that follows the line of the screen.
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    A quick rework of the shroud thingy with recesses for the indicators and a bit more material added to the sides:





    And back to the under-seat radiator conversion, this has now grown mount tabs for the rad and threaded tabs to mount the fan:



    Which all looks very spunky in place:

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    Out with the grinder and the plastic welder to fit the Fireblade single seat hump permanently to the Fireblade seat fairing, then slop on some filler:



    All of the mounts for the seat fairing have now been added to the subframe.
    Currently making the seat base so that I can get the shapes of base and fairing to look like they belong together!
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    Somewhere to sit.....

    The seat base is made from the front section of the original FireStorm seat base with an aluminium construction forming the new sides and bum pad.



    I've extended the side 'skirts' down to fill the gap and better follow the line of the Fireblade seat fairing:



    These will need more shaping and forming to fit as I want, but it's a fair start. They are welded to the new bum pad which should give everything more strength. Talking of aluminium welding, there's quite a bit of it:



    Now that the seat base is made I can continue to shape this and the tail section together which should result in an almost 'factory' look when it's finished.

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