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Old 02-18-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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Niels his Slabside project

O.k. it's time for an own project thread I guess

About 2 years ago I sold my fun and semi-track car. I had loads of money invested and hadn't much fun of it anymore so I sold it. Back than it had to be reliable from then on so I bougt a 97 BMW M3 with 321BHP. After a while I missed working on technical stuff and a garage with only a genuine 91' GSXR750 in it didn't seem much of a challenge to work on. A small rebuild project was what I wanted. Since the GSXR was celebrating it's 25 birthday a nice slabside project wasn't such a bad idea. So I looked around for a bike which was in healty condition and worth a little investment. At the other side, it was a shame to take a slabside in perfect original condition. It had to be something in between.

In that period Hans offered me a 86' "Union Jack" which was a nice basis for a project with a Yoshimura exhaust and around 37kkm on the tacho. Not much later I came across a 87' slabby which had the same owner for the last 10 years with only 16.000km on the speedo. The bike was complete stock but not completely free of small damages on the plastics. It was perfect for what I had in mind:



Nice couple isn't it:




The plan I had in mind was to build a race replica with a single seat and some nice things on it inspired by the 86 AMA Yoshimura - Motul bike. And yes that plan was made before I even met Hans or knew about Gixxer.com





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Old 02-18-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

So after almost a year I had finally some time to make a start.







The original against a Yoshi of a slabby 1100 which I bought on ebay in the US and yes I paid far too much for it since it's not in usable condition
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:35 PM   #3
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The left fork damfer has a small mark unfortunately:


Just for the idea I placed an old Yoshi:


Nice size though!

Rubber totally worn out:


Leaking seals:


After 24 years....


So it needs a little TLC.

Nice Yoshi Slabby on YT:
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

.......and the owner rides it around wearing a fanny pack and weight lifting gloves. AWESOME!
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:43 PM   #5
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So I bought a couple of 17" rims which should fit a slabside and had them deliverd by a friend of mine since we were going on holiday. So I hadn't thought of the fact if the would fit the 87 bike and they didn't because the front wheel fitted the 15mm axle.



Well actually I didn't like the solution anyway:




Rear wheel spacer is just 1-2mm to wide:



A little bit disapointing since I was expecting it should fit right away but nothing what can't be fixed.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:50 PM   #6
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

So I did some dishes:





And found out which bearing I could use for the front wheel

Old&new
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And it fitted o.k:
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Because the front fork seals have to be replaced I also bought some new springs from Wilbers



I also bought some decals:


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Old 02-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #7
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.......and the owner rides it around wearing a fanny pack and weight lifting gloves. AWESOME!

, taking out one of the most awsome bikes on the planet
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:54 PM   #8
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So I bought a couple of 17" rims which should fit a slabside and had them deliverd by a friend of mine since we were going on holiday. So I hadn't thought of the fact if the would fit the 87 bike and they didn't because the front wheel fitted the 15mm axle.



Well actually I didn't like the solution anyway:




Rear wheel spacer is just 1-2mm to wide:



A little bit disapointing since I was expecting it should fit right away but nothing what can't be fixed.

For the front you could try to use a reducer, or just knock out the bearing and install these instead. These are the correct size. I used them to mount the same gen wheels to an 86 1100

http://www.amscovf.com/BALL-BEARING-..._p_222465.html

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Old 02-18-2011, 10:56 PM   #9
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

Since I bought the Wilbers front springs the rear could not be left behind So I bought a 04' R1 shock to replace the original one



Oud en neu




A little bit of cleaning:




Needs a little bit of adjustments though:
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:05 PM   #10
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So first I had an Ohlins spring fitted because of my weight and the fact a R1 has an other linkage and quite a long swing arm. My little girl is holding the shock for me while taking a picture of it, what a girl!



And with a little work it fits:


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Old 02-18-2011, 11:34 PM   #11
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

So after a little bit of grinding:


The wheels are in the bike:


After the 1100 Yoshi scrap I bought a L&M from Germany. It was rather popular there so I've heard. It's not like new but again with a little attention....


So then last week I came across a Yoshimura can which got of an Slabside 1100 regarding the seller. It was in nice condition and the seller didn't ask a truck load of money for it so I had it shipped right away Never seen it before and it's quite large but I like it and its position is great!











Does anyone have some info about the Cyclone Duplex?? Just curious.

So that's were I'm at at the moment
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:22 AM   #12
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For the front you could try to use a reducer, or just knock out the bearing and install these instead. These are the correct size. I used them to mount the same gen wheels to an 86 1100

http://www.amscovf.com/BALL-BEARING-..._p_222465.html

Thanks, but those don't fit the 17mm axle of the 87 Slabside since the inner is 15mm. I had to use the 17x47x14 and these were more easy to find than the ones you show by the way I looked for them because of someone here asked for it
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:48 AM   #13
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

that rear shock looks awesome!! great job cant wait to see it done
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:22 AM   #14
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Hoi Niels, welldone sofar
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:27 AM   #15
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

Nice write up...great project...it will be well worth your efforts!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:45 AM   #16
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Thanks guys
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:52 AM   #17
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

nice project
we wait for news
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:06 PM   #18
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

interesting exhaust, does it have the Yoshi logo on the endcap ?
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:43 PM   #19
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Re: Niels his Slabside project

No it doesn't. So I'm not totally sure it's an original one Linkpipe certainly does look genuine, logo = genuine but the can itself I'm not sure. That's why I'm also very interested in more info.

If it looks to big or it doesn't sound like it should I will combine an other (damaged) Yoshi with it which then is going to be rebuild. We have this company (Star Twin in Loenen) which can rebuild it with a new alu, carbon or titanium cover.

I can choose out of these:




On the right top:


This one is waiting for the 91' since CF is not suitable for a slabside in my opinion.


Also Hans has came up with some options so at the end it will look great
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:21 PM   #20
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Hans came with a TRUCK of parts

but, i m happy in a little we move in direction WEST for living
just 300 km from netherHANS (EDIT)....

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