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VTR of the Month June 2012

Old 06-04-2012, 08:25 PM
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VTR of the Month June 2012

Congratulations to Rob for winning the June 2012 VTROTM!





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A BIG thanks to everybody who participated in January's VTROTM, If you did not win, be sure to get your nomination in again this month for your chance at SHF fame and glory!

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Factory Red Tank
Rustoleum & Duplicolor Rattlecan Paints (me)
Staintune High-Mount Exhuast
Complete F4i front end (triples, forks, rims, calipers) - AllBallz Tapered Bearings
Traxxion Dynamics 1.05 Springs & Shims (Built by TSE)
Jamie Daugherty F4i Shock (Hyperpro spring, street valving)
EBC rotors - Galfer 1375 pads - Galfer SS Front Lines - R6 Brake Master - Motul RBF600
Stage 1 Jets - K&N air/oil - Repsol Full Synth Oil
Krieger Manual CCTs
Shindengen Regulator/Rectifier mod - Pair Delete
GiPro Gear Indicator
Front axle slider (China)
Woodcraft +2" Clipons
Sharkskins Race Upper/Lower/Tail
Cheatah F4i Front Fender
Single Radiator mod (front mount)
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Come on guys..... we need more than one entry....
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I am working on good pics of mine.
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1997 firestorm/superhawk.

Frame;
One-off stressed member hardtail by me.

Engine;
'97 Honda VTR1000 Firestorm. CBR600rr stick coils. Modified standard downpipes, one-off big bore tailpipe in 65mm stainless by me, wrapped.
Stubby big bore carbon race can.
Mikuni HSR40 flatslide carb, one-off polished stainless 50mm inlet manifold by me. Billet ally manual camchain tensioners, (not fitted yet).
Modified R/H VTR radiator with one-off stainless header tank by me. 9 row Serco oil cooler, AN-8 oil braided lines. One-off head breather tank on AN-8 braided lines by me.

Sharp End;
'03 Yamaha R1 3-spoke wheel modified by me, '03 R1 discs. '09 R1 radial fork legs modified by me, '09 R1 6 piston radial calipers, titanium caliper bolts. '03 R1 mudguard.
One-off 19" ape-hanger 'bars by me, 2 inch polished ally risers. One-off stainless braided brake hoses, clutch hose and throttle cables by me.
one-off billet ally polished slab yokes and one-off steering stem by me.
Radial brake master cylinder. Radial clutch master cylinder.

Blunt End;
Modified '03 R1 6" 3-spoke rear wheel, 200 tyre, 220mm wavy disc, one-off ally wheel spacers by me, VTR rear caliper on VTR carrier, modified by me. one-off torque arm by me.
+2 43-tooth Supersprox sprocket on one-off 10mm billet ally offset spacer by me. Braided brake hose.

Bodywork;
Twin 3.5 gallon fatbob tanks cut, narrowed, joined, re-tunnelled, new mounts and fuel outlets by me. One-off seat by me, Bates headlight,
polished ally Sparto rear light. '03 R1 front mudguard. 6" trailer mudguard, shortened, spilt and widened 2" by me.
Secondary polished stainless underseat fuel tank.

Electrix;
New minimal loom by me, uprated reg/rect, ZX9r fuel pump.

Paint and Finish;
Satin black paintwork, multi tone green flames under mint pearlescent wash,'dark gold' holographic flake pinstriping by me. Polished ally and polished stainless by me.

(front mudguard not fitted in pics).

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Originally Posted by rob... View Post
1997 firestorm/superhawk.

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I call bulllshit! Cool? Maybe, but not a superhawk!!!

just my opinion BTW.
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I'll fill the field:

2k VTR 22xxx miles
Race Tech .85 fork springs
Silkolene 7.5w
Ohlins shock
ASV levers
Corbin
Helibars
D&D's shortened 4"
Trucker CCT's
All ***** steering stem bearings
Eastern Beaver harness
Hella 100/55w
Powerlet outlet
Motrax signals f&r
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Double bubble screen
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And hey, I live in Gettysburg what do you expect:

It's an old pic, notice the clear screen and Jardine pipes.
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Originally Posted by 97Wolverine View Post
I call bulllshit! Cool? Maybe, but not a superhawk!!!

just my opinion BTW.
how so??

if i had put a ducati engine in a superhawk frame, would that be ok??

are you saying that the frame has to be standard to be eligble??

what about if i had a standard frame with the 'ears' welded on like the Moriwaki race bikes??

or a Moriwaki race frame??

or is the 'vtr of the month' only eligble to bikes that are mostly standard, with just a few simple cosmetic mods??

just asking.....
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Nice bike Rob. You have my vote. No different than entering a street fighter.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:20 AM
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rob, it's just my opinion. chill. We need a picture of you riding it.

Is something like this going to win VTR of the month?

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by 97Wolverine View Post
rob, it's just my opinion. chill. We need a picture of you riding it.
yeh, that did come across a bit terse, it wasn't meant to be.
i'll get a pic took of me on it this week, if the gales and monsoon rains let up.

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Is something like this going to win VTR of the month?

hopefully not, it's a tractor. lol.
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Here is my entry.
1998 in the fastest colour, 25 odd thousand miles.

· Tail Tidy
· Mini Rear Indicators
· Flush Front Indicators
· Clear Headlight Protector
· R&G Crash Bungs
· Gilles Rear sets
· Pazzo Short Brake Leaver & Long Clutch Leaver
· Black Double Bubble Screen
· Ohlins Rear Shock
· 2-1 Exhaust manifold (modified stock system)
· Exhaust Wrap
· Viper Road Legal Exhaust
· SP2 Link Pipe
· Tank Pad
· Stomp Grips
· Coerce Front Sprocket Cover/Clutch Slave Cylinder Mount
· Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines Front and Rear
· Armstrong Wavy Brake Disc’s Front and Rear
· Honda CBR 400 6 Spoke Front Wheel
· Honda SP1 6 Spoke Rear Wheel & Sprocket Carrier
· Honda SP2 Swing Arm
· Custom Shock Linkage
· Honda SP2 Rear Brake Calliper and Mount
· NWS Carbon Rear Hugger
· Carbon Chain Guard
· Aluminium Exhaust Bracket
· Front Fender Extender
· ART Carbon Frame Covers
· DHM Paddock Stand/Crash Bobbins
· Red Anodised Tax Disc Holder
· Honda Pillion Seat Cover
· APE Manual Cam Chain Adjusters
· Mini Rear Brake Reservoir
· 2" Chicken Strips

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oops, am I supposed to have a pic of me riding it??
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gaggenau, you need to add 2" chicken strips to your list.
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Rob that is... what is going on...

Ok, so you almost have sportbike geometry/rake going on, but a hard tail, water cooled engine with USD forks and a peanut tank? How does that thing run with that bitty carb and no airbox?

Huh.

It's clean.



I like the motor...
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Hmmm seems to me there may be a need to define what a superhawk is here...i mean really ? what we gonna enter a Volkswagen body with a superhawk motor next. lmao
sorry but...what we have there is a frankenbike not a superhawk jmo

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ok now, i ve always liked this forum bc everyone's not hating on everyone and busting ppl's chops like most forums, it's not my cup of tea but if you dont like it dont vote for it. looks like the man put alot of work into it...
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
Rob that is... what is going on...

Ok, so you almost have sportbike geometry/rake going on, but a hard tail, water cooled engine with USD forks and a peanut tank? How does that thing run with that bitty carb and no airbox?

Huh.

It's clean.



I like the motor...
it runs sweet as a nut. ticks over fine, pulls cleanly to max revs with no stutter or hesitation from any revs with any throttle opening. i did do some maths when i made the inlet manifold, but i guess i just got lucky.
water cooled engines and USD front ends are not unusual in chops over this side of the pond.
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Originally Posted by wsharpman View Post
Hmmm seems to me there may be a need to define what a superhawk is here...
happy to have started that discussion...

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i mean really ? what we gonna enter a Volkswagen body with a superhawk motor next. lmao
how about a VW motor in a superhawk frame?
in the UK the vehicles' identity goes with the unmodified frame, modify the frame, it becomes a 'new' vehicle.... so i could quite legally hang a VW beetle engine in a superhawk frame and it'd still be a 'hawk.....

what about a ducati motor in an otherwise standard 'hawk??

what about the popular conversion of the VFR single sided arm and fireblade forks??

what about a Moriwaki conversion? looks like a 'hawk but has no standard engine internals, non standard suspension and wheels, non standard frame etc, etc... in fact mine has more standard 'storm/'hawk bits than a Moriwaki conversion.....

are you saying a 'hawk is only a 'hawk if it has the standard(ish) sillouette??

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While the handlebars are a bit high for my personal taste, I'd probably opt for "standards" on such a bike, I like the rest...

Oh... Well, not the semi-spiky bling caps, but that's minor...
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Originally Posted by COLE View Post
ok now, i ve always liked this forum bc everyone's not hating on everyone and busting ppl's chops like most forums, it's not my cup of tea but if you dont like it dont vote for it. looks like the man put alot of work into it...
l grant you that. and a superb job of it he did however it is no longer a hawk.
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Originally Posted by rob... View Post
how so??

if i had put a ducati engine in a superhawk frame, would that be ok??

are you saying that the frame has to be standard to be eligble??

what about if i had a standard frame with the 'ears' welded on like the Moriwaki race bikes??

or a Moriwaki race frame??

or is the 'vtr of the month' only eligble to bikes that are mostly standard, with just a few simple cosmetic mods??

just asking.....
exactly what i am trying to get determined here. honestly ....if someone went to a corvette forum and entered a Volkswagen body with a corvette motor in it should or would they accept that? i don't think so. however custom things have a place and are cool but no longer are they what they were.
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i've started a thread in 'general' about this subject, perhaps a mod could transfer the relevant posts from here over to there, so we don't clog this thread???
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Originally Posted by 97Wolverine View Post
gaggenau, you need to add 2" chicken strips to your list.
They are not that big......... any more!

They are just the latest ones that I have after getting it all together which was about a week earlier from the dates ont he pictures.
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Wow what a donnybrook.... though guess who gets to put them in the running or not.....

Carry on lads.
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So many posts and only 4 entries..... you have 2 more days to enter this months contest.
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This months poll is up so get those votes in...
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Hey Rob, we still waiting on a picture of you on the bike
I like what you did in one exception... Why ape hangers??? Beside the bad steering... Your hands don't go numb? Just wondering...
I personally would like it with a straight bar, look and handles better

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this morning is the first sunny day for about 2 weeks, i'll try and get some today.
i only put the apes on as a bit of a joke really, but oddly, i really like them!!!! no numb hands yet.... i've got a new set of straights in case i change my mind, but so far, the apes are staying.

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got some pics on my mates camera of me on it, just gotta get 'em from there to here.......

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