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    Default 888 Racebike Build

    I picked up a 1993 888 SPO late this fall with plans to build it into a 2013 season racebike for AHRMA's new Next Gen Superbike class. Lots of miles (52k), a 926 engine, 45mm spaghetti system, Marvic magnesium and stock wheels, and a few other goodies.

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    Since then, I've sold a racebike, bought and disassembled a S4R Monster, and finally got a chance to disassemble the 888. As of yesterday, here's how she looks:

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    The good news: it's "ratchet reversal" day! Time to start putting things back together. The bad news: there's only 60 days to the season-opening race.

    The stock engine out of the S4R is going in once I check the valves and change the belts. Plans are to use the S4R wiring harness, ECU, throttle bodies, etc. The S4R made 108 hp on the dyno, so with race fuel and Power Commander mapping, we should be close to 115 hp. That certainly isn't going to impress the horsepower junkies, but I'd rather concentrate on getting the bike to go around the racetrack without killing me before spending any time/money on making more horsepower. If all goes well, next winter I'll look at hi-compression pistons, SP cams, etc.

    No big changes chassis-wise, just setting the stock Showa forks and Ohlins shock up for my weight. For next year I'll look at a set of Ohlins forks and custom triples, 4-pad calipers, etc.

    Have to fit up a belly pan, fit and paint race bodywork, etc. I'll try to post updates as the project moves along.
    Mark Hatten
    www.woundedduc.net

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    Default 60 days !

    Best of luck with the project Mark.

    what do you plan to do about the belly pan ?

    Phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phl851 View Post
    Best of luck with the project Mark.

    what do you plan to do about the belly pan ?

    Phil.
    Hello
    I raced in Belgium with my 888 and I attached a belly pan from a 999.
    i'll try to send some pics
    cheers

    sorry but don't have apic on my computer with the belly pan.
    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by stino888 View Post
    Hello
    I raced in Belgium with my 888 and I attached a belly pan from a 999.
    i'll try to send some pics
    cheers

    sorry but don't have apic on my computer with the belly pan.
    cheers
    Do you have any others of the bike ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phl851 View Post
    Do you have any others of the bike ?
    i 'll try to send some more of the bike
    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by phl851 View Post
    Best of luck with the project Mark.

    what do you plan to do about the belly pan ?

    Phil.
    I have a CF pan from a old 996 racebike that seems to fit. I'll need to get that securely mounted up, then the plan is to trim the side panels at the "relief" lines, like the 996 race panels.
    Mark Hatten
    www.woundedduc.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by stino888 View Post
    i 'll try to send some more of the bike
    cheers
    Any you have showing the belly pan, its mounting, and the fairing side panels mating with the belly pan would be awesome!
    Mark Hatten
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatman View Post
    Any you have showing the belly pan, its mounting, and the fairing side panels mating with the belly pan would be awesome!
    hello

    Here's a pic of my 900ss with the 999 bellypan.
    I was wrong my 888 has a 996 bellypan.
    But these parts are away for paintjob. as soon as they get back I'll post one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stino888 View Post
    hello

    Here's a pic of my 900ss with the 999 bellypan.
    I was wrong my 888 has a 996 bellypan.
    But these parts are away for paintjob. as soon as they get back I'll post one.
    Hello
    I just found one with a bellypan.
    That's not my 888 (unfotunately!) but the bellypan is pretty much the same.
    cheers.

    Mine is just attached under the original 888 fairing so there is no cutting or destroying your origanal fairing. I attched it with 3 bolts each side
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    Now that looks like the real deal a PUKKA Corse 888, somebody must know who makes those fairings?
    It's not like if you had those moulds you'd throw them away, they must be kicking around somewhere.

    Steve R

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