To all who have contributed and who will contribute, please take note that I will seriously consider every suggestion, but will also be very critical of anything departing from the Barely Legal concept, and from looking as light as possible. Don't be discouraged if I don't jump on every bandwagon, but it must not
look committee designed!
Here's my take on what you started Rob... the shock area is an absolute mess, sorry but I was in a hurry...
It is? Coulda fooled me. Nice work.
I took your tank, seat, and rear section (lengthened just a touch), attached it to 9nineteen's bike (to get the inverted fork and 6-spoke wheels), then added a Bates dual headlight and a Yosh carbon can off an '08 CBR1000RR. I also added some black to the triples, headlight bracket, swingarm, and rearset plates.
Lose the black. All of it. As it gets closer to finalized I may want some of it back, but for now ...
The front got way too bulky for my tastes, so out go the headlights and instruments -- I've got very specific plans for the front as regards those assemblies. Remember, amongst my specialities are electrical / electronics / optics, so I'll be configuring the street legal end of things, most of which will be cutting edge, and barely visible if at all.
My vote is for standard forks, but preferably with some real damping inside.
Agreed, and reinforced by mdtoney's excellent work. Again, the USD forks unbalance the look too much toward the front, requiring the lengthened tail piece. With the lighter front, the tail comes out too much, just too bulky. It will have to be shortened, maybe further than I originally did. I have plans for the conventional forks: the spring in the slider with delrin stuffer tubes / oil lock travel limiters, and a pressurized shock cartridge in the stantion with a damper rod to the slider and an external reservoir hidden under the upper triple clamp. All adjustments will be at the top, and the damper fluid and fork lubrication fluid will be separate.
Mdtoney, could you do ma a favor? Since your abilities with photoshop far exceed mine, would you be willing to be the official artist? If so could you restore the original colors, replace the forks with stockers but keep the wheels, and get rid of the exhaust can (I'm thinking of a MotoGP style exhaust.)? That would give us a baseline to work from. I'd appreciate it.
rear-view camera mounted between gauges(nix the mirrors altogether) is my vision
Very tempting, and I've already done some work in that direction. Specifically, a 4" by 3" sealed screen between the handlebar clamps with a standard video overlay chip that will invert the video where speed, rpm, temp, whatever else will be displayed, enabling all the information you need without masking the rear view. I've seen this on fighter aircraft displays -- works beautifully. It will, however, be expensive. Such is life.
Nice...Ockham's Razor in action. Definitely needs your custom lanesplitter bars!
That's what started me thinking about this. How did you know? Great minds ...
ok i took mdtoneys picture and added what i think it needs to be absolutly perfect... lots more horses
Where? Nice job hiding the nitrous bottle. Seriously, once Honda starts producing this, you are free to pump it up as much as you want. I think 120 at the rear wheel will do nicely.
Keep up the good work everyone!