Postie's 'ohsix 600RR Rebuild after (someone elses) crash
So, I should probably tell you the story of how I stumbled across this bike, before telling you the story of how its being rebuilt.
This bike had been crashed by it's previous owner and listed as a repairable-writeoff (ie, can be repaired and re-registered after a full vehicle identity inspection and roadworthy).
The previous owner managed to run all the way down the side panels of a brand new Subaru Forrester ($7500au damage) before dropping the bike and wedging it under the back of an old Ford.
He wasn't insured, and needless to say had a very hefty repair bill at the end of it for the forrester, and also for his bike.
(PUBLIC EDUCATION LESSON 1: INSURE YOUR RIDE) - or you end up getting
I picked it up for what I consider to be a bargain based on current australian '06 600RR sale values (however not as cheap as I would have liked), and I'm rebuilding it for the purpose of both road, and future track use.
Mate, that's rough.... you need help. You have your fridge priorities all wrong mate! Beer does not belong in the small fridge!
Originally Posted by Postie
Nico, do you ever sleep/eat/*insert anything other than being on the forum here* ??
I only sleep a little bit, maybe 4-5 hours a night. And other than when I'm at work I will usually be on here about every 2 or so hours... so essentially I'm on here regularly between about 5pm and 1am...
Changed the oil and Filter, drained and replaced the fuel, checked the air filter & airbox, and checked the radiator fluid.
It was turning over fine, but refusing to start, and then I realised that the tip sensor was missing and that consequently fuel wasn't pumping.
The whole concept of the tip sensor is to cut the fuel supply by stopping the fuel pump if the bike falls over onto it's side. Unfortunately if it' has been completely ripped off in an accident (like with mine) the circuit isn't completed, and the fuel pump doesn't work.
So I took the time after work tonight to repair the front speedo loom, and the ripped off tip sensor socket.
I'll need the tip sensor attached (and working) to get it through the roadworthy test, so I couldn't just permanently bypass the tip sensor (see previous post).
Should connect with this:
Red and Green are the two outside wires of the plug, with the white in the middle (if in doubt - match it up to the socket attached to the Tip sensor, which has matching wire colours)
The metal inserts to the plug can be removed with an very small jeweller's flat head screwdriver so that they can be worked on - before being re-inserted into the black plastic plug.
Instead of buying new metal pins, or trying to open and re-crimp the wires, I've just soldered the wires back onto the metal pins (or in the case of the red wire - soldered the two halves together, and then covered with heatshrink tubing.
*REMEMBER* place the green rubber seals (as shown in the pic below) back onto the wire BEFORE soldering the wire back to the pin. Otherwise you will end up like this --> and the rest of the forum will end up like this -->
Nico & CBR6racr - We've had boxers all our lives. Fantastic dogs with a great temperament. Connor - the guy in the pic is an absolute champ.
He still has a way to go as an apprentice though, he's learnt to find my tools, but seems to confuse the bringing them to me part, with burying them randomly around the garden.
JGVasa - Picked it up for about $3000au, and should have it back on the road, fully repaired, including the Vehicle identity inspection & roadworthy fees for under $5000au total (ie $3000au for the bike, $2000au in parts).
They still sell for well over $6.5k here in Australia, so I consider that a bargain.
By far the most expensive part to replace is the fairings. I'll update this post soon with a breakdown of the costs.
Nico - I've tried a lot of detailing products over my (relatively short) lifespan, but by far and wide, that Meguiar's stuff creams the rest (pun intended).
I've been looking at the chinese fairings, and can get a kit painted delivered for about $700 including a rear seat cowl)
I'll probably end up getting them from www.ozzymotorcyclefairings.com (I know Steve from the cbr250.com forums and may be able to get a discount)
But I guess now would be a good time to ask for opinions on paint schemes.. because I've spent the last week trying to decide, and I'm more unsure now than I was back then.
Go Go Gadget Suggestions!
(I'll update this thread with pics of my favourites once I've downloaded them)
I actually like the Konica Minolta from CBRfairings.com I think, the differences are subtle, but make for a slightly nicer look (or am I just being too picky)
Anyone had dealings with CBRfairings in terms of product matching website photos?
I was visiting those websites while you posted this... but I don't think there is any difference between the fairings, just in the lighting of the photo maybe
There are a few reviews on here for CBRfairings, from what I remember they were good... just the standard fitment issues you will get with all of them. The other nice thing about them is that you can have them put a few extra coats of clear on for you...
Does anyone have any suggestions on the best rearsets out there?
It's going to cost me $100+ to get parts for the RHS bracket & brake lever, and I'm thinking that $100+ may be better spent on a new set of aftermarket levers.
I'm going to have to get them off ebay too - because none of the wreckers here have any and Genuine Honda is just too damn expensive.
From what I know, Vortex rearsets are awesome, but will destroy the soles of anything shoes they come into contact with.
What would people do, would they just replace it with a stock rearset, or put the money towards a good set of aftermarkets, and if so, which ones?
Oh, and you don't need the stock indicators, they just have to be a decent size with the appropriate globe in them, stockers are 21W. They also have to be mounted a minimum of 30cm apart. You should be able to find a fair number of second hand ones from ebay from various makes of bike.
With the fender, you don't need the stock one there either, you just need a fender that goes past a line drawn at 45 degrees like this (sorry about my lack of artistic skill):
I've already picked up a fairing stay and headlights from guys in the 03-06 parts forum - they should be posted tomorrow :D
Scouted most of the threads there, but the rearsets seem to be the first thing to sell (and especially the RHS).
There's an ebay auction thats' about to end with Rearset/MC/Line/Caliper going cheap that I'm keeping an eye on. I figure I can re-sell the Caliper/Line and MC, and get the rearset for next to nothing.
I'm throwing the stock fender back on because it came in the bag of spares with the bike and costs me nothing , as did 2 stock indicators and the other 2 stock indicators I picked up from a wreckers for next to nothing yesterday.
The only thing I have left to sort out is Mirrors, everything else is either on it's way, or being ordered this week :D