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  1. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    Sweet! What did you get?
  2. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    Well, I haven't visited this forum for quite a while. I had some pretty major life changes happen and the CRF project was boxed up and set aside until I could get back to it. During the last year, I've purchased a house, built a completely custom CBR600RR track bike from the frame up, and as of this week, finally finished the CRF!! I ended up getting brand new cases for the CRF and swapped all the internals over from the damaged cases. I put it all back together and a few kicks later, it sprung to life. I ran it for a few minutes at idle and let it cool completely. I repeated that 4 times. Then yesterday I was able to do several 2nd gear pulls and let the engine brake it down to idle. I did that until about an hour was on the meter. Then I filled fuel, checked the other fluids(no leaks!) and went for some braaps in the woods. The bike runs great, starts first or second kick and I couldn't be happier! I've updated most of my gear and I have a great trail system that is accessible about 200 yards from my front door. I'll be putting a lot of time in on this machine this year. Now for some pics. First, this is the CBR I built. Summed up: 2003 frame, 2006 engine, 2006 swing arm, 2012 forks and triples, 2013 wheels, Vortex clip ons and rear sets with GP shift, woodcraft frame sliders, case covers, swing arm spools, and keyless start, full Micron exhaust system, K&N air filter, P.A.I.R. delete, CoreMoto braided brake lines, 2012 calipers and master cylinders front and rear, 520 chain kit with Vortex sprockets, antigravity battery, HM quickshifter, bazzaz fuel management computer with auto tune module, Scotts steering damper, Optimal Racing 2006 track body work, painted myself and did all the decals as well, and tons of weight savings. I'm running the Dunlop Q3's for now. I like them. I'm sure I'm forgetting some mods, but this thing is wicked. Of course you can't go to the track without a decent trailer setup, so I got one of those too. I painted the walls and then tiled the floor, also built shelves in the V-nose. Add an air mattress and a kuerig, and it's quite comfortable to sleep in at the track. This will also haul the CRF to hare scrambles. and this is how the CRF looks today. I'll get some numbers on it and I've still got a skid plate to put on and I need a front rotor guard I guess but I'm super happy with it.
  3. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    I got the enduro engineering bark busters. Good price, and I could order the clamps made for twin walls along with them so it was an easy purchase and they fit really well.
  4. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    I just ordered these cases from RMATV using the fiches for the '04. The case that came with the bike has the brass orifice. If it's not needed, I don't want to drill for sure. If it is needed, it's going to be a damn stressful operation. Lol
  5. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    Do I need the orifice? I'd rather not do any drilling on this brand new case. And that means I must have a later gen case on the bike now.
  6. darkfader

    Wife forces sale.

    Two bikes and yep, still got em.
  7. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    So here's where that little guy in the last post goes, (red arrow). Shouldn't there be an oil nozzle where the blue arrow is?
  8. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    I'm pretty gutted about it. I loved the chick. Who knows, I guess that's the way it goes sometimes. Happier note, I have these now. And this, which is definitely different than the old. I'll look at the manual and compare. I see where it resides, hopefully the other bits bolt on without incident.
  9. darkfader

    Wife forces sale.

    Yep, if something made her happy, I was all for it. Whatever. Hopefully her new man makes her happy.
  10. darkfader

    Wife forces sale.

    Heard that
  11. darkfader

    Wife forces sale.

    I kissed her ass everyday for the past three years. She dumped me this morning and one of her talking points? Motorcycles. Bye.
  12. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    Unfortunately wifey kicked me to the curb this morning. I figure she found someone else. Otherwise she'd want to try to work through whatever the problem is. Prepare for an epic 250r build because I'll need to keep myself busy. Once that's finished, the 600rr street bike will undergo a full track build as well. I know these bikes won't find another man to be with so what else have I got to lose.
  13. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    I guess I can try a 160 main and move the needle clip to the 4th position and see if that makes a difference. At my altitude, that's what the service manual calls for under 40*F. Between 40-60 I'd just need to move the clip and add 1/4 turn of the fuel screw. I guess it'll depend on what the weather is like when I get it back together.
  14. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    30 kicks seems ridiculous. Are guys jetting for seasons? We have some pretty serious temp swings where I live. There's no brake fluid leaks if that's what you're asking. I even forced fluid through the bleeder screw toward the master with a syringe and aquarium tubing.
  15. darkfader

    My '04 basket case build

    Jeez, I hope 30 kicks is an exaggeration. I put .1 hours on the meter just kicking. Note: it was in the lower 40's that day so that probably had some effect. Pads are fresh, I started getting irritated with the rear brake so I walked away from it last night. I'll open the master up again and take a real good look at everything before I start replacing parts.
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