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my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by Johnfarley » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:17 pm

This is where my 1s started ๐Ÿ‘
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4277&start=45. So after reading the practical Sportsbike Magazine. November/December 2017 Image and seeing Tonyโ€™s mint 1s, i was talking to my mate Bernie were I was promptly given his number and soon after she was mine WOW stunning build Image. Image. Now the hard work of finding NOS parts to finish the build of to the same standard so with lots of help from Bernie I started to get the parts needed to finish ie: front brake set and nose cone bracket from javier, also the clutch perch and fuel cap from cradley Kawasaki . Cheers again Bernie for the Mudguard ๐Ÿ‘Image. Still lots more to do and find ie: full fairing lol
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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by dandan0162 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:20 am

Looking good mate mine is at similar stage to yours ๐Ÿ˜€

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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by 500bernie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:11 am

I have seen loads of the Forum members bikes during my trips for work (all around the UK).
Steelys (Tony Steel's ) bike is an exceptional bike, hat's off to Tony, his attention to detail and patience is unreal.
When I first visited him and saw his bike in the flesh, I was completely blown away.
When John mentioned to me that Tonys bike had been featured as the editor's best buy, I told John that it was a " one off" and did he want Tonys number.
The rest is history.
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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by Johnfarley » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:09 pm

Your right there Bernie ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ and after getting the belly Pan from you pre cut ready for the Jim lomas pipes for a straight fit and water over flow tank missing item I managed to find a nose cone letโ€™s say a bit worse for ware lol so the good bit Image. Now the rest. Image as you can see none original Kawasaki part Image . Image

You got your work cut out Bernie and not forgetting the bad repairs

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So some time later
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and offered up to see wot itโ€™s looking like Image still a long way to go yet Image
Marked up for cutting and joint rebaiting

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Joints cut
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Clamped in place and inspection panel fit checked
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Detail inside left hand side
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Detail finishing
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nearly Image pro at work Image looking spot on mate Image note the extra repairs ie: indicator ect Image and the detail with the edges were the inspection cover sits ๐Ÿ‘
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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by 500bernie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:52 pm

Hi John,

That was one of the worst bodged repairs I have ever seen, a bit of 1mm steel riveted in place and the rest made up with body filler. :shock:

Can't wait to see the rest of the photos :lol:

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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by Johnfarley » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:46 pm

Now ready for painting and got NOS inspection covers and indicators from Javier Image also a single seat conversion from Doug Image this was the good side ๐Ÿ‘Image and the very bad side all repaired by Bernie 1st class job Image as good as new ๐Ÿ˜ŠImage now sorting the lines out for finishing Image so with a massive thanks to Bernie for the hard work you done fixing the fairing to such a high standard she now looks mint Image. Image
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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by dandan0162 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:16 pm

:shock: wow such a transformation on the fairing is this your work bernie?
Good stuff John ill ring you tomorrow after 5 if OK I noded of today after work ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by Johnfarley » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:24 pm

Ok mate ๐Ÿ‘ if you want perfection it takes time but itโ€™s worth the wait Bernie doesnโ€™t do 2nd best Or compromise on the finished job ๐Ÿ†
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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by 500bernie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:30 pm

Hi Dan,
Yes, all my own work, fabricating the missing parts and repairing all the existing bodged repairs. All the old crap was removed as it had been welded with the paint still on the surface (contaminating the joints). I used new ABS so that the plasticisers that had leeched out due to age, were replenished resulting in a stronger and more flexible joint.
If you want a good finish, there is no point rushing.
My OCD wouldn't allow me to "just do a quick job", it has to look correct on the inside as well as the outside.
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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by dandan0162 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:52 pm

I wouldn't know where to start, iv done every other job on a kr just about but when it comes to stuff like this I'm clueless๐Ÿ˜”I have painted ect but not repaired stuff,
Mine will be a doddle for you! :)

John I pick up some billet hangers for my kr the other day of a friend and there are a few sets left, have you seen them they look lovley on and would compliment those exhausts and seat cowel ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by dandan0162 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:55 pm

Wow John you don't mess around lol looks fantastic ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by Johnfarley » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:09 am

Cheers dan I still have to pinch myself ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™ve only tried to finish her of to the same standard as tony spent all them years rebuilding her ๐Ÿ‘ and with all the help Iโ€™ve had as well sheโ€™s done look forward to seeing your progress as well. John
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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by dandan0162 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 am

Yes credit to both of you!I love the black and green! 8)

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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by 500bernie » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:41 pm

Keep posting them photos boys......

All you lurkers out there........ don't be shy, post a comment, give some advice, post a photo of yours (your bike that is).

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Re: my kr1s c3 started from here

Post by Gerrit » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:46 pm

That is one stunning piece of repair work on the fairing!
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