Saturday, 4 February 2012

Trinity is Done! ........Revisited, with Full Rebuild Links List.

In the Begining.............

Yesterday about 6.00pm I thought I’d just pop in the garage and put the stainless fasteners that I’d bought on eBay away. They’d been sat in my tool box bugging me, being all mixed up and that.

Then came Jeannies dulcet tones.

“So how long are you planning on leaving these fairings in the bedroom?”
“Not long, I’ll be fitting them tomorrow now I have the infill’s”

“Oh right, It’s just that I don’t want anyone scratching them as the wrappings all over the floor. I’ve tucked it away”
“No sweat, I’ll get them shifted in the morning”
Morning my .........!
I decided to lay the infill’s out on the bench to see what was what and just thought “why not?”

And so started the final push!, I uncovered Trinity, put her in the middle of the garage and got stuck in. Having all the rubber edgings, two sets of Infill’s one new one old, I used the old ones to check where everything went. There was only on infill that baffled me for a couple of minutes until I realised it went under the top off side radiator bracket not above it. Der Raymond! Mind it has been a year since I stripped her down, how time flies.

I attached both side infill’s or “fairing inners” as Kawasaki call them, then the off side front infill. Then it was time to attach the off side fairing which went on a dream but stands just a little proud of the infill. One of my hopes to have these infills fabricated in carbon has not worked as yet but I will persevere. An email has already gone out to this end and I await a response with baited breath.

I then attached the cross member to the near side fairing and the small connector to the front A frame. Fitting the A frame turned into a little bit of a pain when the alan bolt just would not get a hold. Ben helped by shining the torch through the hole straight into my eye. Bless his cotton sock’s!!! After a few choice word Ben got the idea and lit up the hole from behind me and we swapped the alan bolt, the second one bit straight away, perfect.

Fitting the near side was easy give or take getting the first front bolt in and then it was just a matter of attaching the rear cross member and the rest of the fixings.

I took a couple of pictures last night and a few today but I’m sure when we get a sunny day the colours will change yet again as every picture I take makes her look like a different bike.

In one piece at last!

So what now? I here you ask, well I had a chat with Nick at Kais today and Trinity will be going over there in the new year to be Dynojet'd and the suspension set up correctly as at the minute the rear reservoir pipe is facing down and will catch the swing arm in time. Plus the rear suspension torsion bars which Martin kindly made for me need 5mm longer bolts as they are not recessed like the originals.

Also I want to sound proof the front fairings as the foam was removed for re-spraying. Sadly Kawasaki no longer make or stock the 4 off side foam liners so I’ll be on the search for those in the coming months. I also need to fit the horn which I forgot to put on yesterday.

Amazing what difference a little daylight can make

Trinity's looking good!

As soon as the weather picks up I’ll get Trinity MOT’d, taxed and then we will be all good to go in April. Look out Squires here we come.

Roll on Summer 2012!

Here's the definitive Blog Link List (feel free to click away)

"Trinity" My Kawasaki ZXR750 L1

"Trinity"...........In the beginning there was just a Kawasaki ZXR750 L1 1993

Trinity's History  

Right Trinity's in bits so what now?

9+12 = 21 18+12 = 30 Now that’s what I call a Great 21st Birthday Present.

Honey I'm Home! Trinity's back & we're ready to commence the Re-Build.

The long awaited Re-Build Begins

Not a bad day all in all.

Now that's not what I need!

Well it’s time to take stock of where I’m up to with Trinity.

Trinity saw the light of day today for the first time since November.

All I can say is “What a difference a lunch break makes!”

Sometimes the Stuff just doesn't fit!

And it was all going so well....................

Well they are working Jim "but not as we know it!"

Mmmmm Nice! Very nice indeed........ Rizoma

It’s been a quite week but got a few things sorted.

I met a really nice chap called Ian yesterday

Made another YouTube Video last night

The work continues...................

Trinity has sadly ground to a halt ! It's now just a waiting game......

Collected Trinity's Bodywork today...............

Trinity's Tank Goes back today

Trinity August Update........... Sadly, not a lot to say mind!

The Home Coming "Trinity" is Back!

Christmas comes early for Trinity

Trinity’s Great Big Thank You Christmas List  A must read for anyone building a ZXR750 L1

Trinity is DONE!......... Well for the time being that is! And back to the end..........

I hope you have had a great read and that my years worth of Blog has been of help to you guys who like me are...................

Kawasaki ZXR750 L1 Fanatics...... Good On Yer!

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