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post #1 of 54 Old 02-16-2010, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Brutale Hornet - build by opper

Hmm lets skip a step or two before returning and make a complete walkthrough recipeed



Single sided swingarm - attached ready to go

Parts list:
swingarm complete with brake and shock from CB1000R (0 miles)
VFR800 5,5" rearwheel

THATS IT !!!!

Build time 2-3 hours





Front end

Parts list:
*Complete frontend of a SP2
(no use for stem and tripples, I was promised it was from a SP1 as I would like the 5 spoke and smaller stem ... but)
*CB1000R stem and tripple (0 miles)
*Brembo Radial master
*stainless brakelines
*CBR600RR carbon front fender

Instrument cluster - is not yet decided if a swap is "needed"

Build time so far 1-2 hours !!!!
-I will return with a walk through on this as well

The Brutale part(s) of the Name, you will have to wait for ...

Stay Tuned !!

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very interesting, I never even thought about using CB1000R triples. Is the tube to tube spacing the same as the SP1? (214mm)
The single sided swing arm is starting to grow on me, was it a bolt-on or did you have to make spacers like the VFR conversion?
Keep the pic coming, by the way, if you ever get tired of the blue feel free to ship it to me.


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Interesting! Those new OEM parts must have cost a fortune!?

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I hate everything.

But your's looks classy. Keep going!

Love the blue. Wish we could have gotten that color.

As far as OEM parts, I can't say what MV uses, but KTM uses a lot of parts from other manufacturers. Wheels by Excel, or Marcheseni (which have Brembo on them) suspention from WP, Kehin FI, etc.

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Looks like a nice project...keep the pics coming:001_smile:

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Lars, your bike is looking great! The 1000R swingarm looks like it was made for the Hornet, the Y-pipe seems to fit through the swingarm and around the shock perfectly. Was it really direct bolt-on?

Can you make a 5-spoke RC51 front wheel work with different bearings?

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Lars, your bike is looking great! The 1000R swingarm looks like it was made for the Hornet, the Y-pipe seems to fit through the swingarm and around the shock perfectly. Was it really direct bolt-on?

Can you make a 5-spoke RC51 front wheel work with different bearings?
Yep, I'd like to know as well. Was the front end a simple-on bolt too?

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post #10 of 54 Old 02-16-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Rear end first

I WILL COWER ALL MEASSUREMENTS IN DETAILS WHEN I HAVE DONE A TECHNICAL DRAWING,
THIS IS MY WORK AND IF YOU FOLLOW IT - YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN RISK !!
I HAVE DONE THIS IN MY GARAGE - USING MY KNOWLEDGE - I'M WORKING WITH THE EMERGENCY AGENCY AND IS NOT A CERTIFIED MECHANICH/ENGINEER
(if I needed to state this to our friendly americans)

CB1000R swingarm is approx 1,5-2cm longer
have the same spacing (more or less) in the front
with only minor modifications fits directly into/around the frame
rear brake master is positioned as the CB1000R.
space around and inside is equal to the 900/919 swingarm leaving the stock exhaust routing the needed room.
you might have to consider which rearwheel to use - I didnt like the CB1000R four spoke design, opted for a VFR800 wheel that have an extra extrudetion (?) inside on the surface thats faces the wheel pickup - I donno if all VFR wheels have this or not?

This will raise the rear end with approx 2,5cm when used with the CB1000R shock

CB1000R shock is longer than the CB900, but the pivot point is further back - away from the top pivot of the shock leaving only a slight raise (actually wanted in my case)

you need to trim down the bushing on the right hand side so its flush with the swingarm as there is only 0,5-1mm in total of slack framewith and swingarm-inner. No 10 on this drawing


Right hand side is fixed by the bearing and I didnt do anything else on this side.


Left hand side you will have to remove from the inner part of the foot-peg console, where the swingarm axel goes through. I did it with a saw and finished it with a metal file, 5mm off

I trimmed down the No 11 bushing by approx 5mm, note this bushing is the free moving part in the axel assembly that will make the swingarm fixed on side to side movement. so when you tighten the swingarm axel you will have to fabricate some spacers to make the foot-peg-console fit to the upper and lower mountings - when you mount this the first time you will see some spacing/slack between the console and frame on these points, meassure and make spacers.



now the CB1000R or 900 swingarmaxel will fit in lenght as it would be to short if this wasnt done. (they are identical)

Next is that the shock is angled a bit more back leaving a clearange issue with the expansion container, but as this is PPHD its possible to form it thermaly using cauting and a heatgun (?) as the temperature around 150 c is enought to press it into another shape (with something round'y) leaving space for the shock. I did remove a rubber collar around the top of the shock as I didnt see any use for it anyway.




the chain alignment should now be spot on, but the CB1000R OEM chain is one link to short, either you will have to add one link or put in a completely new one.

connect brakeline (I will make a different routing or make a small heatshield)
bleed, pump
put decent rubber on the rearwheel
lubricate chain

GO !!!

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Opper, cool project! Very impressive! Thanks for sharing.

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Opper, you're my hero....you make that look so easy! Awesome job, it looks fantastic!









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Nice work so far, Love the ingenuity and fortitude! I'm definatly watching the completion of this project...





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599 Headlight
Koso Gauges DB-02r
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Buell M2 shield - plasti dip black
Givi Crash bars
Dynojet PCIII, Custom Akrapovic map
Akrapovic GSXR 750 Exhaust, Shorty Carbon fiber Low mount
Custom weld job on OEM header, to enable use of center stand and GSXR exhaust
VFR front fender, re-shaped and CF wrapped
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Custom LED Rear lights w/ Vizi-tech flasher
Competition Works Fender Eliminator, modified
Front 3-way LED Turn Signals flushmount via cbr1000r
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 - New @ 19940 8/10/11 190/55r17 rear
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17t / 44t Sprockets, 520 conversion from LDH
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Piaa horns 400 & 500 hertz
Ohlins rear shock from an F3, Re-Valved/Sprung- By Pro Pilot Suspension
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Where are you located in Denmark? If my Danish was any better after all these years I'd attempt to greet you properly, but ....... it sucks. I lived in Aarup on Fyn for a year and got to travel pretty much from Copenhagen to Skagen. Beautiful country.

Didn't miss your Tuborg crate in the corner.

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Look's great Lars
When ever season start's here - let's meet up one day - 1'st official Hornet meeting Denmark

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Nice work.

I've a couple of comments - is the CB1000R shock a direct connect top and bottom like the Hornet or does it run through a linkage on the 1000? If a linkage the shock may be well off as a direct one. Or not


Your main stand - it will have to go - there is no way you can have that covering that lovely swingarm!

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Frontend will be covered when I have the time to write it up -no major setbacks
but some tweeking needs to be done

AllanB: Clue is that both swingarms have a direct bolt-on shock, allmost equal dimensions
regarding my centerstand ... its nice to have while building

OY05: I'll get back to you -sorry - slipped my mind, and yes to first annual DK Hornet meet

ROKTBOX: I live in the midle of jutland, and the old tuborg wodden box is a such good dimension to sit work and use for evrything .. and thinking of my dad would carry home 50 bottles in it 30-40 years ago .. wow

The shadow: it is quite easy but takes a lot of guts and investigating and sometimes wrong initial purchasing to make it look so easy. PPP ... as we say

Farab and others: I'll get back on the frontend work ... and I donno about but are trying to find info on doing a 5 spoke instead - as this build - compared to my old FJ - hopefully is going to be showroom standard - for everyday use.

regarding OEM prices - I'll give you a hint of the cost when Im done - but found it in the UK by a breaker that parts out these models as the engine is used for testing purposes.

Sniper and Woodooridr: The blue wasnt my favorit - as my initial contact with 900/919hornets was 9nineteens build by a google search. Its okay but I have gathered another tail and tank to have the possibility to change it ....


Regarding the frontend there is more smaller details that needs to be described and documentet - but the build is pretty straight forward


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(when Im done I want the BOTM challenge back

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I like the single side swing arm idea, but they all look to me to be one massive hunk of metal. Are these swing arms not way heavier than the stock 919 swing arm?

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Probably are heavier due to the size of them, but they are hollow and with modern casting methods there may not be much in it.

The front will be heavier as well again due to the size.

You can always off-set it with less beer.

On a project of this nature it is the look that is beautiful - probably a bit like a really good set of boob implants - yes they will weigh a bit more but don't they look better .......

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Probably are heavier due to the size of them, but they are hollow and with modern casting methods there may not be much in it.

The front will be heavier as well again due to the size.

You can always off-set it with less beer.

On a project of this nature it is the look that is beautiful - probably a bit like a really good set of boob implants - yes they will weigh a bit more but don't they look better .......
Well!!! While I love the look of the single side if given a choice I think I'd have to choose the boob job! Probably about the same cost too!

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Well!!! While I love the look of the single side if given a choice I think I'd have to choose the boob job! Probably about the same cost too!
So...you're saying you want a boob job? Do you really think it will make you look more attractive??






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Well!!! While I love the look of the single side if given a choice I think I'd have to choose the boob job! Probably about the same cost too!
And both go up and down over bumps....................

Lets not even start talking about putting oil on them


Pretty sure there is a front-end joke here too!!!!!

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Well!!! While I love the look of the single side if given a choice I think I'd have to choose the boob job! Probably about the same cost too!
If you did that, you would probably never leave your house again and would be found dead in front of your mirror.....

Just saying.....

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I will put both solutions on the scale - end of "boobs" discussion

I never make jokes about my frontend !

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Okay I had some great responses but I guess it's time to un-hijack this thread.

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Can you post bigger pics? My eyes are getting too small.

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Can you post bigger pics? My eyes are getting too small.
Of my boob job? Nah never mind!

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Nice bike.
I like the gauge bracket.

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Update and Q: Wheels Powdercoat or paint?

hmm small pictures ... you say .... have you tried fondling them a bit with your mouse?
(NO connection with the Boob job, which in Denmark is around 7000 us$)
and a 919 05' is around 14-15000us$

Today I have been adressing the headlight bracket and gaugebracket.
the setup Im working on demands quite a bit of tweeking
-made a new bracket but the original could have been re-used if I wanted to keep the look, only needed to be bend just a little - then you could go with the original setup

and I got my new front fender - nice looking carbon CBR600RR one
that only needs to be reshaped at the lowest fixing point as the SP forks only have one and thats the top one


What would you do?
powdercoat the wheels or paint them?
I have some parts that I want powdercoated as well (footpeg consoles, engine consoles, grabrail, small brackets etc)

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Lars, I recommend powdercoating the wheels. Powdercoat it's much more durable than paint, and usually the same price or cheaper.

Nice fender! I used the same model on mine, but not carbon fiber. I have an extra made of fiberglass as well. (I still have way too many extra parts laying around!)

I can't wait to see photos of the brackets you're making. Keep up the good work!

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UPDATE !!!!
powercoated a few parts ... not the right color but I want to be out there driving

Still needs a few upgrades ... and parts from the garage
needs to get my centerstand of ...
and som other minor but disturbing things

Whatayathink ????????????????????










CB1000R mirrors, singlesidedswingarm with shock and brakes, trippleclamps
VFR800 rearwheel
VTR1000SP1 front forks, wheel and discs
CBR600RR carbon front fender
CB900/919 carbon airbox covers
CBR1000RR clocks, carbon bracket homemade
MV Augusta Brutale headlight, blinkers, home made aluminium bracket

needs to be done ... rear blinkers, centerstand, engine and footrest brackets, Brembo radial brakemaster, ss brakelines, hydraulic clutch conversion with Brembo radial master, new pickup for engine coolant temperature.

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Wow! Well done, fantastic effort!
What was the first ride like? Obviously the geometry has changed, as can be seen by the rear wheel touching the ground on the centre stand.

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Fantastisk flot Lars

Så billederne forleden på MCG, den abslout mest "ultimative" SC48 der findes og det fede er, spejle og alt muligt andet brækker ikke af, som på den orginale Brutale..

Håber på mange fede køreture, og lidt mindre polarvind, jeg bræ... mig over ti grader og vind fra nord....

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Saw the pictures the other day at MCG, the absolute most "ultimate" SC48 that exist, and the good thing -mirrors and everything else does not break off, as on the original Brutale

Hope for many a great rides..........."

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Looks great Lars!! How's she ride??

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Lars...again...that's a fantastic looking bike! Way to go!




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Nice clean work! I'm not a fan of the color on the wheels and the grabrail (why keep it at this point without passenger pegs?) but on a whole, that's come together really, really well. Got some real flow to it. Front end has a nice aggressive stance and don't get me started on the pro arm...

...So how does she ride?

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That's a sexy, sexy bike. My hats off to you.

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Beautiful - looks like it came from the factory like it - awesome. You have another career waiting for you customising bikes for people.

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No the color is more purple than the dark blue metallic I saw on the colorscheme
but ....

I have powdercoated a set of foorrestbrackets and engine brackets in the same color
but this did (with no fitment done) look toooo purple'ish
and I have the airbox covers in the same color as well

My son is getting 5 this summer and then he is allowed to get on the bike, so Im putting on the standard footrests (for two) shortly thats why the grabrail is left on
-but It did look sweet with the rider-only option.

regarding geometry:
Front end is standard lenght and I can drop it by another 2 cm if needed
(distance between headlight and fender compared to maximum travel of fork)
but it performs well

Rear end is raised by approx 4,5-5cm but Im 1.86 and I still have more than flat foots on the ground. Downside is not lifting the rear wheel while on centerstand and did have to make a ekstra foot to the sidestand.

RIDE GEOMETRY
only done 50-60km, but the increased rear and firm rear shock compared to the standard lenght but firmer front makes the same more or less as the lowering of the front. but overall impression is more firm and well damped compared to the more plush ride of a standard (with no adjustment shock)

Grabbing the front brakes firmly, makes a stoppie at the end of braking - and I havent tried this before
turn in, is stable and still quick

need warmer weather, time, maybee fresh tires and some practice to get the small fear inside me go away from last years spill

riding position is with the new bars a bit wider and more streetfighter'ish but thats fine for local backlane riding

mirrors are great - no buzzing and free elboe view

clocks are - well ..... porn

need to make the headlight go a bit further in distance, adjust up.

well thats its for now - still have some goodies left to see to

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