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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old Oct 12th, 2012, 12:24 am Thread Starter
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Hi Duc MS,

Just thought I'd post a few shots of the work in progress, a labor of love, as they all are I guess.

Bought an '06 SC1000 just over 3 years ago on a bit of a whim (with the GF moving in, thought I should sneak one more bike into the garage before the 'deadline')

Had always wanted to build a classic cafe style bike with a single sided swing arm, and am very keen to find a single sided spoked wheel for this, although its pretty challenging to find a manufacturer.

Sourced a great swing arm for it from Brook Henry (Vee Two in WA), and spent some time modifying this to fit and include a suspension linkage tucked under the seat. Might have been easier in retrospect to go for the S4R swing arm, but I prefer the bespoke tubular trellis linkage to be honest. Working on the exhaust now. Many thanks to Brad at Bikecraft for his many hours of welding and head scratching on both jobs.

Been watching EIGHTFourtyEIGHT's and SM70's builds with great interest since I stumbled on them, inspiration is never far away on this forum is seems.

Sorry for the phone pics, and it doesn't appear I missed my calling as a photographer... but anyway, here she is:
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Great work. Keep them coming....

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Hey Lascivus,

Looks awesome so far - well done! Can't wait to see the final product.
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Hi Duc MS,

Just thought I'd post a few shots of the work in progress, a labor of love, as they all are I guess.

Bought an '06 SC1000 just over 3 years ago on a bit of a whim (with the GF moving in, thought I should sneak one more bike into the garage before the 'deadline')

Had always wanted to build a classic cafe style bike with a single sided swing arm, and am very keen to find a single sided spoked wheel for this, although its pretty challenging to find a manufacturer.

Sourced a great swing arm for it from Brook Henry (Vee Two in WA), and spent some time modifying this to fit and include a suspension linkage tucked under the seat. Might have been easier in retrospect to go for the S4R swing arm, but I prefer the bespoke tubular trellis linkage to be honest. Working on the exhaust now. Many thanks to Brad at Bikecraft for his many hours of welding and head scratching on both jobs.

Been watching EIGHTFourtyEIGHT's and SM70's builds with great interest since I stumbled on them, inspiration is never far away on this forum is seems.

Sorry for the phone pics, and it doesn't appear I missed my calling as a photographer... but anyway, here she is:
Wow! Very cool...to say the least. How is the vertical cyl exhaust header going to fit around the shock? Also, could you post more Picts/info about the rear shock linkage/attachment points? Really neat that you left the battery box in place and worked around it. Usually that the first thing to go in a custom rear shock build.

Keep up the good work! And clean your phone/camera lens

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post #5 of 95 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 2012, 9:52 pm
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Great work. Really impressive.

Will you change other OEM parts like the seat, the gauges/clocks, etc?

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WOW! Really impressive swingarm and what a noise those pipes would make! Can't wait for the finished article and videos too please.

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Thanks all for the kind words, really appreciate it! Looking forward to getting the exhaust done and some baffles installed so I don't blow out my ears

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How is the vertical cyl exhaust header going to fit around the shock? Also, could you post more Picts/info about the rear shock linkage/attachment points?

And clean your phone/camera lens

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Sure thing, I'll take some additional shots of the header routed through the swing arm and the rear suspension linkage, but first I'll clean that grubby lens!

Got the header to sneak in on the left of the shock, down inside the swing arm and and a tight angle 'U' bend underneath to bring it back up.

I plan to remove the battery case shortly and put it under the tank or the rear cowl (in order of preference). Means removing the airbox and plumbing in another solution though... hmmm
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Great work. Really impressive.

Will you change other OEM parts like the seat, the gauges/clocks, etc?
G'day Dutch, thanks and absolutely, the goal is to run over the whole bike and remove/replace quite a fair bit. I can see the finished project vividly in my head, if that makes sense!

Getting the largest jobs out of the way first, and then the front suspension so I can buy some interim wheels. Will be working on the engine a bit later, slipper, lightened flywheel, quick shift, slave cylinders, belt covers, other necessities.

Diopa seat should be in the mail (fingers crossed!) and Motogadget do some beautiful gauges and replacement switches/buttons I am sourcing as well.

The final stage will be the rear spoked single sided wheel (assuming I can get one without selling an organ) and a custom headlight incorporating something I haven't seen yet on a bike...
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Looking forward to getting the exhaust done and some baffles installed so I don't blow out my ears
Baffles.... We don't need no stinking baffles!!

Ear plugs!!!


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