Resto-Mod N/A to Turbo Project

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One step forward, two steps back....you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette....best laid plans....however you want to phrase it but I’m changing my headlight setup slightly. I’m doing away with the single 3” bi-halogen projector light and will be using two Hella 60mm projectors (one low beam and one high beam). That means I had to cut out my headlight block off panel and will fiberglass in a new one. I was a little devastated but I had already butchered the hole for the single projector.

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personally Doug I like the 2 light setup better, it just using a little more space up and looks better.

Nice work. :thumbup
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Thats going to look cool, have you considered having them different sizes ??
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Been pretty idle on my projects while doing work on other people’s bikes. I finally took time to shorten up the dented Ladybird muffler I bought months ago. It had a few more dings than I remembered it having. I ended up shortening it 5.5”. I cleaned up the cut end and now the only telling sign I did anything are mis-matched rivet styles.
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Nice Doug

Good to see you are back at it.

I am a little stalled on the front end right now. But at least I got the oil leaked fixed, the valves adjusted and it tuned and running good. I am really close, and it's killing me :mad

I must be patient and it will eventfully come together. Keep up the good work. :victory
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Thanks LFD!

It’s definitely been a long LONG road with this project. It doesn’t help that I keep changing my mind (and part selection) along the way.

Here’s what the muffler looks like mounted. I’m wanting to make a new hanger and move the strap up the can about 2-3”. I didn’t like that hanger anyways.
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Nice angle though. :thumbup
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Finalized the muffler mounting. Made up a simple little hanger. Only thing I may do is shorten the exhaust pipe itself to drop the muffler outlet away from the bodywork.

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Streetfighterkz wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:35 pm Only thing I may do is shorten the exhaust pipe itself to drop the muffler outlet away from the bodywork.
When we did My mates VFR, we sat the muffler a little lower,so it stayed inside the wheel/tyre profile. That way it sort of visually disappears into it and leaves a nice open gap between the bodywork and tyre.
Rip Loosebruce and Daryl :(
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Since swapping to the hybrid rear-end mashup, the caliper bracket I made to fit the Brembo caliper with the stock VFR wheel no longer works. So I found just about the smallest caliper I could and set out to remake another bracket.

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Nice work... tight but looks good :clap
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Nice work Doug, good to see you are still at it. :thumbup
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So I thought a little self torture was in order so I’ve decided to tackle the wiring harness….again. I’m trying to use a Zr7 main harness and remove/add circuits as necessary. Which leads to a question: what does the black/white tracer wire from the IC Ignitor do. It goes into the junction box but when I look at the base manual it doesn’t really help. Red is the power shared by the coils and black/yellow tracer is ground bit I can’t figure out what the black/white does. Any help?!

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It might be a side stand cut out wire, I have a 550 igniter on my z650 and it had a brown/white tracer wire for that reason just leave disconnected (if indeed that's what it is)
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I started gathering electronic components to make sure I have all items accounted for. My original plan was to buy a Stack tachometer with built-in digital speedometer function but after waiting several weeks with no delivery date available, I cancelled my order and went a slightly different direction. I bought a single function Stack tach but added on a Koso speedo unit. That meant re-laying out the gauges. I added an indicator light for the FI fault warning and a shift light (now needed with the standalone tach).

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It’s quite bulky from my previous 3 gauge layout but it will serve its purpose well.

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