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    The most difficult part is that I don't know how the things are meant to be originally. If I had taken it apart I'd know in what order things should be, as it was with the 600ss restoration. But since it's an unknown (as similar as they are to supersports) it's not easy.

    Brings me to another question:
    As it has the original forks, but with a ST4 dash, surely the speedo will read wrong?

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    depends on the speedo drive ratio. might be right, might not.
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    Known good injectors arrived. Fitted them, put the fuel lines around the correct way this time.
    Hit the starter.
    Crank but nothing else.
    No spark, no fuel.
    After a bit of head scratching, I removed the shim from the CPS to bring it closer.
    Success!
    Fired quick, idled and ran healthily.
    It's stupidly loud. My 600ss is probably half the volume.
    Not only the volume, but when I lift it sounds like gunshots. So much fun.

    https://youtu.be/XTUNUlsWd8M


    Took it for a lap of the block. Brakes are shocking but the lines are garbage, I've ordered new ones but they aren't here yet.
    I'm also sourcing an air filter for it.



    Now I know it works, it's time to tidy up the subframe and clipons to de-rust and get them powdercoated. I'll have an ask around at the local shops to see what getting the fairings redone will cost.

    What a good day!

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    If you're not going to carry a passenger, the reproduction aluminum subframes are very reasonable. And you can save that money you would have spent on powdercoat.
    '01 996R, '94 888 SPO Ltd, '88 851 Adamo racebike, '91 ZX-7R K1 homologation, '89 NSR250 MC18r5k, '01 Derbi GPR50/75, '71 CB450/500 café.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nine16 View Post
    If you're not going to carry a passenger, the reproduction aluminum subframes are very reasonable. And you can save that money you would have spent on powdercoat.
    I've seen a few but shipping would be prohibitive to Australia unfortunately.
    It'll just stay a biposto until I find one down here

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