RZ350 Super Motard

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1051 Post by kobra » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:46 am

Smoker wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:47 pm
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I could ride all day with the pipes scraping on the ground.
Now that would be a damn sin!

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1052 Post by nokturnal » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:47 am

hit your shins a few time on the frame cradle, have you?
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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1053 Post by Smoker » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:29 pm

nokturnal wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:47 am
hit your shins a few time on the frame cradle, have you?
:smt003 Ha, ha!!

Didn't have a clue, at first.

Nope! Those "X"s on the crossbar show how much to chop off. I'll be installing custom sliders on the bar ends. Didn't want to chop before the pipes are done. The blue tape starts at the outside of the side covers. The covers stick out the same amount, just have more bar on one side to chop off.

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1054 Post by Smoker » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:07 pm

Pipes are growing fast.

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1055 Post by Questo vecchio rz » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:49 am

Looking good and progressing a good pace. I think your going to be proud of your endevor, many of us are proud of you as well, I'm sure!!!
As a fellow 1985 to present RZ owner
Keep it coming!!!!
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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1056 Post by Smoker » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:53 pm

Questo vecchio rz wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:49 am
Looking good and progressing a good pace. I think your going to be proud of your endevor, many of us are proud of you as well, I'm sure!!!
As a fellow 1985 to present RZ owner
Keep it coming!!!!
I know a lot of people have been watching and waiting.
I don't want to let you down, but the clock is ticking.
I will do everything I can to get the bikes finished.
Thank you for the kind words. :smt006

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1057 Post by Smoker » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:25 pm

Pipes are getting close to finished.

Not sure if we'll have time to get the billet spring hooks done. Still hopeful.

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1058 Post by Smoker » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:29 pm

kobra wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:46 am
Smoker wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:47 pm
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I could ride all day with the pipes scraping on the ground.
Now that would be a damn sin!
All my downpipes are scraped, dented, or both.
Can't imagine these pipes will be different. :smt003

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1059 Post by Smoker » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:29 pm

Trying to get these finished.

Pipe construction will probably be done this weekend.

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1060 Post by Smoker » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:10 am

We'll wait until the spring hooks are done. :smt045
Jeff will be racing at Phillip Island, but can finish after he comes back, if necessary.

I don't think Jeff would mind if I post what he told me a while back...

"Hi Pete-
I wouldn't touch the machining of those clips with a 10 foot pole :) Have you ever machined stainless with small cutters? It's a nightmare. I have a lot of experience with it too. See attached for some of my 316 work. Lots of surface, holes, threads, and o ring grooves. Anyway, if they pull it off they will be pretty cool parts."

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1061 Post by Smoker » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:03 pm

Mason Cantar used this tiny cutter for the spring hook cutouts.

"Ran this little guy at 7500rpm and 6.5 IPM. Easy peasy, ran like butter."

One of the best machinist/welders I've met. Just have to wait until the machines are open to get my stuff done. Takes 3 operations in the CNC machine, plus some manual cutting. If things go well, I'd like to get 24 more of these made out of titanium, with different bottom radii. Kind of skeptical that's going to happen. :smt037

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1062 Post by Smoker » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:54 am

The SXV frame has nice mounts in the perfect place for downpipes.

Almost used these for the engine torque bars. Glad I ran torque bars to the cradle, the way Yamaha designed it.

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Asked Jeff to rubber mount the pipes. I also rubber mounted the stingers and tips.

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Frame clearance is nice and tight.
I'll add the usual hardware, and maybe some custom rubber cushions.

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1063 Post by Smoker » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:47 am

Stinger couplings are cut.

Need to get thicker o-rings.

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1064 Post by Smoker » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:52 pm

Pipes are looking serious.

Guess I need some nice tips to fit onto the lower couplings. Then there'll be a nice option for open pipe mayhem. :smt003

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Re: RZ350 Super Motard

#1065 Post by Smoker » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:30 pm

Getting there.

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Upper part of the pipes will be covered by the lower side panel. Never seen this panel in white. I think this one is painted. Will try to get it in white to match the other plastic.

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Rear suspension compressed.

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Waiting on the machined spring hooks.

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