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.