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Title: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 07/07/09 07:57PM
For those of you unfamiliar with a project thread, this is the deal. I lock the build thread, only post progress pics and notes, and all discussion is here. If you feel the need to say something, feel free. Have at it. For once, no matter how idiotic a comment is, I'll take it as is and go. I may not agree with your opinion, but feel free to say whatever you want.

Some background:

I picked the bike up as a lien sale for $1500. Supposedly had only 2 miles on it and was wrecked before the kid even got insurance, he walks off, tow company sells it, I bought it from the guy who picked it up at auction. It's been sitting for nearly a year while I aggregate my fecal matter to such a degree as it is feasible to attempt to get this thing going again. Frame is broken beyond repair, front forks and wheel bent, electrical system shredded, yadda, yadda, yadda. My goal is a kick ass streetfighter. I have a replacement frame, direct from honda, $1350 in my garage. I have a new airbox, gas tank, front forks, wiring harness, headlight, and swinger. I have had Dr. Johns fix the front wheel and rotors, straightened the forks (they will go on my Monster build), and the engine is now the last question mark remaining. I still need a radiator, exhaust, and some assorted odds and ends, but for the most part, this bike is ready to be reassembled once the engine work is complete.

Enjoy
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: Ghost of Chimster on 07/07/09 09:28PM
If you had known about the damage to the engine...would you have still paid $1500 for it?

Looks like a fun project...Good Luck!
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 07/07/09 09:41PM
It's still a good deal at that price.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: bumble bee on 07/07/09 09:49PM
damn that looks like fun!  cant wait to see the final product
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 07/09/09 10:54AM
Started trolling 1KRR.net and some other sites looking for a head. Got some info that the cap is a part of the head assembly and can't be purchased seperately. No sweat. Just a minor issue. Still looking for HRC kit stuff. When I wasn;t looking for parts, they were littering the ground and you tripped over them going to the fridge to get milk. Not that I want 'em, none around..... Timing is everything.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: Ghost of Chimster on 09/01/09 08:06AM
Just wondering if there's been an update to this lately?
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 09/01/09 08:55AM
New head is in a box, waiting on some small parts to get it installed. I bought the official Honda service manual and it's TIGHT! Has all the info I need including proper part numbers, assembly techniques, the works. Also waiting on a triple tree. The old one was ruined in the crash and I need a new one to make a roilling chassis. Got a 520 conversion kit from Superbike Supply (http://www.superbikesupply.com) with an RK chain, and SuperSprox Stealth (http://www.supersproxusa.com/our_products_stealth.php) rear sprocket. The owner is on the 1KRR.net site, so I got a agreat deal on it. When I put the roller together I'll have pics of the rear to show. I'm concentrating on the GS500 this week. Got the tank mounts corrected, and a new petcock filter assembly installed, just waiting on a gasket set for the carbs. I ran it, but the float bowl gaskets leaked a LOT, so I get new ones this week. Rode my Monster to work today so it's all   :7: I'm going to try to make it to a night before I fly to India in late September.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/21/09 04:20PM
OK, latest/greatest on moneypit: I got the steering stem ready, and have the tapered bearings ready to go in. As soon as I get some time back at home I'll be building my rolling chassis. I already ahve the reces installed in the frame, but had to dremel the stem to get the old race off. Major pain there....
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: Jared on 12/21/09 08:38PM
Maybe I missed something.  The project bike is the 07 CBR 1000 ? ? ?
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/21/09 08:43PM
Yeah. Heres the pics so far:

http://www.ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=17098.0 (http://www.ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=17098.0)
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: tehrawr on 12/21/09 08:46PM
nice to see progress being made mike.  good call on the supersprox, i've been very satisfied with mine. :7:
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/21/09 08:51PM
Can't wait to get a rolling chassis. As soon as I have some time, that's next. I need to powder the lower sprocket, then it's ready. Still debating these though: Black TiN coated fork tubes (http://www.fastfromthepast.com/servlet/the-template/forktubespage/Page)!
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: submaniac on 12/24/09 06:51PM
oooooh.  This sounds like a very familiar topic for me.  Here's the link to my 'moneypit project', a 2006 CBR1000rr.  I got it at the police impound auction for $950 with a clean title (had about 3,000 miles):

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=68007&id=610491470&l=ea533805c3

here's what it looks like now:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=138345&id=610491470&l=4dd32d0c65

Do you need parts? I have a ridiculous amount of left overs.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: chrisweir.com on 12/24/09 08:46PM
When I saw the title of the thread I thought it would be about Kareem's 1993 FRANKENBIKE.

Can't wait to see this thing when you're done.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: Iamkar33m on 12/24/09 10:04PM
When I saw the title of the thread I thought it would be about Kareem's 1993 FRANKENBIKE.

Can't wait to see this thing when you're done.

Mike's moneypit is WAY more interesting (and fruitful).  Thanks for the thoughts though.  ;D
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: chrisweir.com on 12/24/09 10:16PM
When I saw the title of the thread I thought it would be about Kareem's 1993 FRANKENBIKE.

Can't wait to see this thing when you're done.

Mike's moneypit is WAY more interesting (and fruitful).  Thanks for the thoughts though.  ;D





Dude, your pain has only just begun.

Did you sell your 250 yet?



Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/25/09 12:57PM
When I saw the title of the thread I thought it would be about Kareem's 1993 FRANKENBIKE.

Can't wait to see this thing when you're done.

Mike's moneypit is WAY more interesting (and fruitful).  Thanks for the thoughts though.  ;D





Dude, your pain has only just begun.

Did you sell your 250 yet?





Beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. LOL
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/25/09 01:01PM
oooooh.  This sounds like a very familiar topic for me.  Here's the link to my 'moneypit project', a 2006 CBR1000rr.  I got it at the police impound auction for $950 with a clean title (had about 3,000 miles):

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=68007&id=610491470&l=ea533805c3

here's what it looks like now:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=138345&id=610491470&l=4dd32d0c65

Do you need parts? I have a ridiculous amount of left overs.

Only things I'm missing are the radiator (mines bent) and the emissions canister (recall notice from DMV) and it's about ready. I'm going to powder coat the lower triple next week and start the rolling chassis.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/25/09 01:02PM
This is the build so far.  http://www.ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=17098.0 (http://www.ocmoto.com/index.php?topic=17098.0)
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: submaniac on 12/25/09 10:48PM

Only things I'm missing are the radiator (mines bent) and the emissions canister (recall notice from DMV) and it's about ready. I'm going to powder coat the lower triple next week and start the rolling chassis.

I have my old radiator. There's a hole in it on the side from the crash.  I do not know if it can be fixed or not (think it can be welded).  If you want it I will give it to you for free to see what you can do.  If you can't use it, just toss it in the trash. 
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/27/09 11:01AM
Free is always a good price.  :7:
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: submaniac on 12/27/09 06:22PM
From looking at your pictures, you will also need the white plastic coolant overflow tank.  I have an extra (I think).  Also free.  I have the assorted brackets and whatnot that you might need. (FREE FREE FREE!-->just pick up the crap before I throw it away, hahaha.)
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/27/09 07:17PM
I'll be fabbing an overflow bottle out of an aluminum bottle. I'll be gone for the week in San Diego, but I can swing throuhg on my return run and pick up whatever you want to dump off.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: submaniac on 12/27/09 07:19PM
cool. Whenever you want.  I don't think it's going anywhere! I am in Garden Grove, intersection of Euclid and Chapman. I am the neighbor of KingKong5 on this site.  Stop by whenever you have time.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 12/27/09 08:04PM
Will do.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 03/27/10 07:43PM
Well since my build thread is locked, I'm posting here:

It's now a rolling chassis!!

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z284/njineermike/CBR%20Streetfighter%20build/CBR1KRRRoller.jpg?t=1269744090)

Only now I'm running out of room.....

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z284/njineermike/CBR%20Streetfighter%20build/MyBabies.jpg?t=1269744137)
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: Ghost of Chimster on 03/27/10 07:57PM
Woohoo!!!!
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 03/28/10 01:08PM
If I can get the head swapped, it's about ready to reassemble. I have a new(ish) wiring harness and a valve cover gasket all ready to go, and I still get to take it to a Honda dealer for the tank inspection even if it's been wrecked. I called the customer service number to verify that. If the inspection shows bad welds, I get a BRAND NEW tank for free. If not, I have an unused tank sitting on a shelf too.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 04/14/10 09:48AM
Well, new head is on the engine, got a nice .002 squish on the cam, WAY below the .01 service tolerance limit, but FORGOT to check valve clearance. I'm using an '04/'05 head on an '07 block, so I need to make sure all the valves have clearance on the pistons before I run it. The old valves looked practically new, only minor carbon on the tops of the pistons. The valve cover looked a LOT worse than I thought, but it was free, so I guess I need a new one from ebay. $50 more or less. After that, the engine is ready to have the fuel rail re-installed and go back in the chassis. All I'm still missing is the replacement header, decent radiator even though mine is still technically usable, just bent, and a bar and riser set to have a bike I can start and ride. Once the bike can be started and is reassembled, it's got to go to a Honda dealer to have the tank recall checked out. I called Honda customer service, and they said I can take the wrecked tank in and see if it's in need of replacement on the recall and I can STILL get a free tank if it's a recall tank. Should be ready for that in about 3 or 4 weeks. Hope to be riding this thing by summer or so.

Also got the bar risers on my Monster installed. Since I'm using a replacement black bar with a lower curve profile than the stock bars, I get interference with the switches on the bars hitting the tank before it hits the end stops. That means now brake lines aren't long enough, so I just ordered a set of Spiegler custom brake lines, black lines, black fitting, black banjo bolts. They never oriented right anyway, so now I get to have them orient where I want them to instead of wherever they happen to, and they will look all snazzy blingy. After that, I'll get a custom clutch line to make it look right. Found some Venhill dome top banjo bolts I might try using too. They look SWEET. Kinda sucks. My arms and legs are WAY sore from the workouts, wrestling Frankenbike all the way to work and back would kill me and likely be unsafe, and the R6 still shoots flames, which might just attract a tad bit of attention from the popo, so next week I should have the Monster back for commuting again and it will all be good. I'm pretty sure if I'd pulled out with the R6 and ran in front of the motocop on 190th I saw this morning, he'd probaby have lit me up after the backfires instead of wave as I went by in my truck.

I got the GS500 "lunchbox" filter from K&N installed and it REALLY cleaned up the smoking problem. Waiting on a set of double shutoff quick disconnects to arrive so I can remove the gas tank without making a huge mess, then it's just about ready to ride. Donna gets her first lessons on that bike once it runs, since it's the only one her feet hit the ground on, and if she drops it, nobody will really care. It looks like crap already, so another dent or 2 won't hurt it.

Not a bad weekend all told.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: kePrez on 04/14/10 10:42AM
Glad to see her coming together.... finally! ha ha.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 04/14/10 11:31AM
Tell me about it. It sat in a garage for 2 years while I began the tedious process of getting the parts all in one place to rebuild it, and aggregated my fecal matter to the point I could get to it on my other projects. I STILL haven't been able to test out the dyna beads yet, but I want one of the Raven rear tires for the Monster, so I may be able to try it out on that. I'm just thrilled the rest of the projects are starting to reach a finish (ish) point instead of just hanging out there undone and not running.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: kePrez on 04/14/10 12:56PM
lol, you crack me up with your choice of words! ha ha.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: ghostf4i on 07/27/11 04:13PM
Gl on ur build I'm in the same boat as you in a way
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: calamari on 07/27/11 06:45PM
By chance was this bike red and black? Do you know where the collision occured or from what dealership it came from? I recall a very young very inexperienced boy purchasing a CBR1000 from a fellow coworker(salesman) and it was a very tragic case. Just wondering if it might be the same guy.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 07/27/11 08:00PM
By chance was this bike red and black? Do you know where the collision occured or from what dealership it came from? I recall a very young very inexperienced boy purchasing a CBR1000 from a fellow coworker(salesman) and it was a very tragic case. Just wondering if it might be the same guy.

It WAS red and black. Not too tragic in this case. The kid walked away from the bike almost completely unhurt. Stupid, but unhurt.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: motorcycledood on 07/12/12 04:06PM
This is going to be one project thats for sure. How much do you think approximately the end result is going to cost once you have piece everything together. The only thing that was untouched was probably the tank.  Good thing is watching it coming back to life bad thing is having to watch it for many months without being able to ride it.
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: Adrian on 08/03/14 03:52PM
Curious about your SS in there. Is that a 900 or 800 or the 1000? Ride her much?
Title: Re: Project: Moneypit
Post by: njineermike on 11/14/14 11:55PM
The 800 was sold to somebody else, and now the project bike is for sale to fund the down payment on a house. I'm moving to Denver and buying a house there.