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  • V11 Sport Cafe Racer Project

    Hi Everyone,

    Thought i would start a build thread for my newest addition to the garage - a V11 Lemans maskerading as a V11 Sport




    These pics were taken a few years ago and unfortunately by the time i got it was in a well worn condition, shredded rear tyre, faded filthy paintwork, rust, starter issues and in need of a major service. I replaced tyres , pads, oils, etc but on the second journey around the block found the quickest way to visit a hospital was in the back of an ambulance.
    I recall nothing of the accident which is the worth in 30yrs of riding and racing and 15yrs since the last crash (kangaroo at 130kms) and as much as i have tried, can't find what happened although it seems like a low side but no reason i even would have been on the brakes. Anyway... bike wasnt as damaged as me.

    Howdy -


    After finishing the TRX850 in the front here, i put the V11 up on the lift and started looking into what i needed to do to fix the beast up.



    The started issues were a bad relay, simple.. Then I stripped a thread on the sump plug so knowing i had to pull the sump off, i got a roper plate in anticipation of the rebuild.



    I have new rotors front and rear now and as i started stripping down the bike, I thought... i have to keep going. It needs so much tidying up. It filthy from sitting outside in the sun, rain and dust. The oil line to a head leaks, i think a stripped thread too, there is rust on some of the sub frame at the front, the gauges needed repairs and to be honest, i love the V11 but they look heavy so i want to at least make it look more cafe racer.



    So I have started accumulating parts, clip ons, new speedo (selling the old set) new headlight which i will make the same as the TRX and Ducati in the pic, and probably a few bits and pieces as i go, like dropping the side covers for K&N with Bell mouths, carbon fibre where possible/affordable, new pipes, new pegs, new paint, new shock . Clean everything else

    Some things I love about the V11 are the lines and curves. So i don't think i will change the seat or rear end, but i won't rule it out either. I will be making some sort of tail tidy though, possibly even under seat exhaust like i did with the TRX.

    If you have seen something like what i am talking about, please post the pic here or link.

    I'll add pics as I go. Cheers Neil

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    i have been thinking about what it should look like. I guess a couple of things that will happen
    - needs to be two seater
    - will have clipons
    - will lose the side covers, airbox - convert to pod filters and velocity stacks
    - deciding to clean and polish the bevel box - probably.
    - black paint, some custom decals
    - probably clean off the paint from the motor, but i'll see how it cleans up first.
    - billet headlight, same as the my other bikes - 7inch
    - single speedo same as the TRX
    - drop the ignition switch and use a motogadget prox switch, same as my TRX
    - new pipes, not sure whether same position or under seat but it will definitely by 2 into 2, not 2into1

    if it was going to be a single seater, then it would be simpler - small seat/tail, new sub frame but i really want at least one bike with two seats so i can take my daughter out for a ride in a year or two when she's ready.

    I want to make the bike look lighter.

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    • #3
      I reckon that bike would need to be painted blue to look lighter and smaller. Like the Tardis.

      Somehow you will though I'm with you - if you're going to do a project then strip it down to nothing and start from scratch.
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      • #4
        Flat bed rear end with perhaps a slight raised cushion section for the daughter? To give the seat curves to match the tank.

        Should still be lighter than the original tail with the right components.
        Ninety nine percent of the people in this world are fools. The rest of us are in great danger of contagion.

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        • #5
          Well having second thoughts. I think I will do two seat units, keep the original seat and fix it and build a nice single unit and swap them out (4 bolts) keeping the electrics down to one or two plugs.

          something along these lines














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          • #6
            Much sex.
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            • #7
              [QUOTE=knumbnutz;3327789]These pics were taken a few years ago and unfortunately by the time i got it was in a well worn condition, shredded rear tyre, faded filthy paintwork, rust, starter issues and in need of a major service. I replaced tyres , pads, oils, etc but on the second journey around the block found the quickest way to visit a hospital was in the back of an ambulance.
              I recall nothing of the accident which is the worth in 30yrs of riding and racing and 15yrs since the last crash (kangaroo at 130kms) and as much as i have tried, can't find what happened although it seems like a low side but no reason i even would have been on the brakes. Anyway... bike wasnt as damaged as me.[QUOTE=knumbnutz;3327789]

              Hey hey mate, after several of these trips over the years myself..... I can highly recommend that you "DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO AVOID THEM. Or be unconscious..."
              Those fukkerz may be quicker but damn .... they find every pothole on the route to where they are going
              "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for ..."

              Epicurus

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              • #8
                Originally posted by simmrr View Post
                Flat bed rear end with perhaps a slight raised cushion section for the daughter? To give the seat curves to match the tank.

                Should still be lighter than the original tail with the right components.
                You'll have to work out what to do with the battery although sling it under the gearbox seems to be a fairly common solution. Might be worth looking to see if Qaut D/QD Exhaust still do an exbox for these things.. I almost stumped up for a greenie meanie the other week, missed out on the procrastination do I really need or want another bike.
                Harvey community radio has a motorcycling show listen over the web here www.harveycommunityradio.com.au ,Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mo...34691323302991 yes I am the goose that hosts it.

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                • #9
                  I've ditched the airbox, I think I can get it under the tank

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                  • #10
                    More stripping than a Friday afternoon at dodos house last night.













                    Valves are as sloppy as a hookers twat so new valves and guides are on the way including some hi compression wiseco pistons from the USA.

                    Then it will be time to spray the barrels and engine now that it's apart.


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                    • #11
                      subscribed.



                      S.
                      Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by knumbnutz View Post
                        Then it will be time to spray the barrels and engine now that it's apart.
                        This stuff is the shit for engine painting, waaaaay harder than 2 pack as well as thinner (for heat transfer):

                        http://www.kgcoatings.com/products/c...2400-metallics

                        Have a read and speak to Dale, the Australian distributor, if you want some.

                        http://australasiacoatings.com.au/phone/index.html
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                        Aprilia RS250
                        1985 GSXR750 "Slabbie"

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                        • #13
                          If you haven't already get rid of crap factory timing chain tensioner.
                          Harvey community radio has a motorcycling show listen over the web here www.harveycommunityradio.com.au ,Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mo...34691323302991 yes I am the goose that hosts it.

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                          • #14
                            The first thing I noticed when i rode one when they came out was how sloppy the front suspension was, the rest of it was great, much better motor, fueling, ergos etc.
                            Now FF 16 years and this was similar badly dampened in the front and the sachs in the rear was failing.
                            Since the crash, i have removed the forks and stripped them and since this is a common complaint that the forks have no compression dampening no matter what the setting on the adjuster is set to and found what looks to be a small fix for the dampeners.
                            On these marzocchi forks they have separate forks for compression and rebound. What we believe happens is that the fluid goes out 3 bypass holes in the dampener before going through the shim stack on the rod and shim stack on the small end.
                            So weld up one of the three holes and this forces the fluid through the shims and especially through the adjuster hole in the piston valve

                            DSC_0161 by Neil Morgan, on Flickr

                            DSC_0164 by Neil Morgan, on Flickr

                            Hole filled
                            5ed43a9980459b8f6279be40859a0986 by Neil Morgan, on Flickr

                            Needs Clean..
                            DSC_0181 by Neil Morgan, on Flickr

                            DSC_0188 by Neil Morgan, on Flickr

                            Finished -
                            DSC_0189 by Neil Morgan, on Flickr


                            This fixes the rear shock issue. Wilbers V11 Sport shock
                            30891812585_c3f8d23c43_b by Neil Morgan, on Flickr

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                            • #15
                              Cam has a little wear but should be fine
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