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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 31 May 2021 00:11 #849305

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Well I’m just goin to throw my hat in the ring here and say if you ever want to sell that mk2 seat to help fund the project just let me know and I’ll pay any and all costs.

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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 31 May 2021 00:49 #849306

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Well I’m just goin to throw my hat in the ring here and say if you ever want to sell that mk2 seat to help fund the project just let me know and I’ll pay any and all costs.

Thanks, I'll keep you in mind , I'm going to do some measuring up tomorrow so I'll have more of an idea of where i'm headed with the seat....
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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 31 May 2021 01:26 #849307

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My shocks turned up today, I have some clevis fittings to suit the GS swingarm, will test fit tomorrow.
These shocks are Chinese, They are an Ohlins copy and are very well made, We have already pulled one set of these apart to see what they were like, My friend has a set on his Honda CB 750, They have threaded preload , 16 position compression and and 24 position rebound damping. The damping all works as it should and these are relatively easy to set up.    They should look good on the bike...  Also the shims for the front wheel bearings arrived, I can get pics of those later if anyone is interested.



 
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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 31 May 2021 08:51 #849320

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Can't beat a good Moriwaki build.
This is the current dry build state of my turbo'd rendition.
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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 31 May 2021 16:46 #849369

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PM me your shock source, if you don't mind!  
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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 01 Jun 2021 01:15 #849386

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Well I did some test fitting of body work today, lots of little adjustments to be made to the frame. I need to start by mounting the tank where I want it , I may have to do a bit a of panel work on the underside to give me a little more clearance.. Above is pics of the bodywork on using the R1 seat, you can see there needs to be a bit of work to make it all fit, the Z1R tank is a bit shorter than the R1 tank, so the seat mounts will have to be moved forward, I have stripped the seat down to the bare pan, the R1 seat is about 20mm too wide, so I plan on cutting a section out full length on both sides and have it plastic welded back together, It will be a bit tricky but it will work. The KZ1000MKII tail I'm using is not as wide as the R1 tailpiece and the Z1R tank is also narrower. I'll have to do some surgery on the tailpiece too, the seat rubbers that sit on the frame hit the side pieces but again, it should be an easy fix...      You can see above that there's a bit of work to make the pan fit with the tail.I also stuck on one shock just to see what they looked like, I think I like them...!
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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 01 Jun 2021 01:24 #849387

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I have to lengthen the steering stem 10mm, it almost fit without alteration but anyway, I didn't want to remove the bottom clamp to cut the stem so we put it in the lathe an, we then realised that it couldn't be cut because the bottom clamp was in the way, so I suggested a pipe cutter, so we put the lathe on its slowest speed and used the pipe cutter to cut the stem in half, It also left a nice beveled edge for welding...
 
I also test fitted the handle bar risers in the Triumph top triple, they look good i think, and are lower than the stock Triumph ones, the Triumph triple clamps are quality pieces , they look custom from the factory..
 
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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 01 Jun 2021 01:27 #849388

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Here's a pic of the MKII seat just showing how much longer it is compared to the R1 seat, this is with the tailpiece in the same position as it was with the R1 seat..
 
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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 01 Jun 2021 04:46 #849390

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This will give you an idea what I'm doing to make the seat fit.. The straight lines are cuts, the cross hatched parts will be removed.....

 
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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 01 Jun 2021 04:57 #849392

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Nice,Plastic welded after?

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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 01 Jun 2021 06:48 #849402

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Nice,Plastic welded after?


Yes, I know a guy that has a plastic welding business, they do everything from signs to fish tanks, he said it will be as strong as it was before I cut it...   I hope he's right...!

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Wayne Gardner tribute {not replica} 01 Jun 2021 08:12 #849412

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A Moriwaki Monster! I'm in! Following with interest.
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI Mikuni RS34s W/ K&N pods

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