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Re: Bored with your Varadero? Enter "Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero"

No Problem I only had a quick look yesterday this might be more suitable much larger piece

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Thanks again Fred :thumbright:

I had a quick look also, but because I've not seen the stuff up close (in a touchy feely way) I've nothing to compare it to.
Also, because I'm a firm believer that not that much gets made here (uk) anymore I've been looking at Chinese stuff on ebay.

I've also been searching for cheap Tygon tube, 10mm id to replace the rear master Reservoir. Not too keen on paying close to a quid an inch..

I'm not really ready for either yet, but I now know what direction to go in. Cheers.

I've attacked the guard again, just to see where it goes, here's some pictures.

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Re: Bored with your Varadero? Enter "Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero"

I've been at again today, finishing off small jobses.

Firstly I set up the front cylinder exhaust pipe & worked out where the securing spring hoops were to be welded. This is a job that was sorted, but I removed a lot of pipe to remove the old trombone section & this included the spring hoops.

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Then I copied the small plastic front exhaust leg guard & made it with the last bits of aluminium sheet. Bit of a faff, but needed to be done.

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Next I tackled the seat, this is a biggie for me & it's complicated. It needs to be covered & I'd like it to be done in leather. The problem is where the seat base meets the tank & making it nice around that area. The plan is to make an aluminium seat pan that'll follow the contours of the seat base & rear of the tank. Then bond the seat foam to it so the two foam bits become one.

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I haven't thought out the fastening of the cover yet because I'm not too sure if I'll go old skool poppers similar to the old XR's.

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Re: Bored with your Varadero? Enter "Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero"

I've started on the seat pan today, not too sure what I'd come up with. Here's the pictures.

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I was going to use these two pieces welded together as the pan, it's only 1mm thick ally but it's so stiff it resembles stainless. A bit flimsy though so I changed my mind & popped to the local steel suppliers & got some 3mm thick ally & a piece of 1.5mm stainless for other bits.

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Then used the thin stuff as a more accurate one piece template.

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After a lot of bending, twisting & hammering it fits.

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Re: Bored with your Varadero? Enter "Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero"

First class metal bashing, as usual. It blends the tank and tail piece contours really nicely. When that seat is covered, the bike's going to look nearly finished.:thumbup:

Keep the pics coming, this is daily breakfast watching for me.
 

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Re: Bored with your Varadero? Enter "Project Varatrackerstorm or Firetrackerdero"

Cheers Tim :thumbright:

Here's a picture of South Stack this morning during high tide. Storm Ciara...

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Big storm my arse..



This is a Big storm, again high tide this is Storm Brian from 2017.

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Propper Big storm :thumbright:
 

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I've been doing another job no one will really see but needed doing, a bracket for the pulser for the Chinese speedo. I could of got away with a basic jobbie but that would of been too easy..

Here are the pictures.

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Here's the last three.

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I know it looks a little dodgy squeezed in there but there's no fouling of any sort & with the whole thing welded up there's no flex what so ever. I've had to angle the sensor so it will come closer to the magnets which will be glued into the disc bobbins.

The magnets are on order, they are 12mm dia & 10mm long, they should be here friday'ish. Then I'll see if it'll work.
 

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Been at it again today, the arrival of the three Chinese fuel unions allowed me to connect up the fuel system.

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Ignore the loose wiring, I'm thinking of fitting a switch for the pump so it's not constantly pumping when the ignition is turned on.

Now the fuel plumbing's in next job is looking for a home for the ignition switch.
 
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