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CaNsA
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PostPosted: 11:15 - 29 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

ackack wrote:
Giving how things are going these stamps will be replaced with the flag of St George accompanied by a swastika.


You're an idiot.
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PostPosted: 12:21 - 29 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean91 wrote:
Ive just bought a carbon fibre 'Micron' can, its about 15 years old, unused for 10. good condition, nice quality can... however it doesnt look like any micron can ive seen before, usually they have a rubber gasket at each end rather than the rivets and that plate/badge with 'MICRON' etched onto it seems unusual too. any thoughts? Confused Smile

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/_57-1_zpsaito22ng.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/_57-2_zpshxnzls4y.jpg

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Good job on the swingarm Thumbs Up
The only thing I can tell you about that Micron can stamp is that E13 is the country code for Luxembourg


Cheers. And the 'E' marking does mean its road legal, right? Smile
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PostPosted: 16:01 - 29 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaNsA wrote:
ackack wrote:
Giving how things are going these stamps will be replaced with the flag of St George accompanied by a swastika.


You're an idiot.
Have you not been watching the news? That was tongue in cheek and in response to the morons who now feel it's acceptable to demand anyone looking remotely 'foreign' to go home.
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PostPosted: 16:04 - 29 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean91 wrote:


Cheers. And the 'E' marking does mean its road legal, right? Smile

You would have to seriously annoy a copper for him to worry if a can is legal Wink
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PostPosted: 19:19 - 29 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

ackack wrote:
in response to the morons who now feel it's acceptable to demand anyone looking remotely 'foreign' to go home.


I'll pay for the ticket.
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PostPosted: 19:20 - 29 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know about that can, but the Micron that came with my T'cat was really quiet, so no issues there.

That said, the exhaust on my R1 is really loud and the number plate is tiny. The tiny plate came when I bought it, but I was given a full size plate too for MOTs. Never fitted it yet. Never had a spot of bother from anyone about it yet! Not even the MOT tester Very Happy
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PostPosted: 19:36 - 29 Jun 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the micron cant be any quieter than the original end-can, i can barely hear it Neutral
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PostPosted: 21:55 - 05 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

The exhaust has arrived, looks tidy and half the price of a new delkevic can... You'll have to excuse the shitty iphone pics Rolling Eyes
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4695_zpsex3zevb1.jpg

badge is fitted wonky, im not confident this is original, but whatever
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4692_zps26fxm6if.jpg

i drilled out the rivets and filled the holes with exhaust gum
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4701_zpslgdk9jfj.jpg
theres a glossy rectangle left behind where the badge was so i sanded all the carbon fibre lightly with wet and dry to give it all the same matte finish, touched up the smoothed over holes with black engine paint and clear coated the lot with a high temp lacquer

The picture is crap quality, but the can's actually got a nice shiny/satin finish. I'm pleased Thumbs Up
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4708_zps8xdp62oe.jpg


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PostPosted: 07:22 - 06 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that a few years ago these plates were available to buy as a way of disguising a non road legal can "look officer it has 'E' stamped on it Laughing " this can wouldnt of had a baffle, it doesn't even have the fitting for one, so that makes sense. However i fitted it the can last night and its not what i would call 'loud' it has a nice deep grunt to it but not such that an MOT tester would deem it too loud for the road

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PostPosted: 11:39 - 06 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your touch up/paint work is exemplary. Kudos Cool
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PostPosted: 12:43 - 06 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work, im sure this bike is starting to take shape now

By the way i have seen micron cans in this design before, not many but they do exist. Yes it is down to the discretion of the mot tester whether its quiet enough to be road legal, but if its not that loud and doesnt have not for road use marked on it, i think it'll probably be ok. have a chat with them at the garage before hand or just put the old can back on. Its best to have no markings on the can at all than some b.s writing though, i would of taken that badge of too
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PostPosted: 13:33 - 06 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers guys Very Happy


iv'e made some more progress today.

the orange indicator lenses make the bike look dated so i bought clear ones and orange bulbs...
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4661_zpsmlvvtylh.jpg

which i think are a big improvement, they suit the black-cat really well, especially with the bits of silver. 22 well spent i reckon Very Happy I fitted blue windscreen bolts not that you can really see them in these pics
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/Tcat%20Front_zpse4ztejvy.jpg

And from the arse end
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/Tcat%20Rear_zpssn5ywwal.jpg

Next job: these bikes got a big old fender on the back and it doesnt seem like an easy bike to get a tail tidy for, so i decided to cut it and make a sort of DIY tail tidy instead.


marked up as straight as possible with tape as a guide
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4684_zpsrj2uy07i.jpg

i dont have a dremel with cutting disk or a jigsaw so i cut it with a pair of tinsnips while on the bike. i angled off the sides and tidied the cut with a file and some sandpaper
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4689_zpskbjyytf1.jpg

Bought a smaller 8'' x 6'' plate, and fitted it an inch higher. The rear end looks neater now but the plate is still big enough to stop the indicators looking a mile apart. The new can fits nicely too
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4719_zpsdaggtwu9.jpg

finishing touches to the can. all in cost me 82 Smile
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4733_zpsjlcvzjcd.jpg

next the swingarm needs to be changed, i left it until last to give the paint time to fully harden. i also painted the wheels satin black around the same time

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PostPosted: 19:16 - 06 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! I love the early 90's style Micron carbon can with the late 90's Micron decal fitted.

The late cans were really well made, re-buildable with nice rubber seals at each end and stainless fittings and end plates.
Couple that with the serpent hydroformed full race systems that made gains like Akrapovic systems, and it still puzzles me how Micron went out of business?

If they were here today, they make a fair living just out of re-producing the famous 80's two stroke systems for 125's and 250's for us older people wanting to spunk cash on re-creating our early bikes with the mods of the time.
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PostPosted: 19:50 - 06 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo as b4 wrote:
Very nice! I love the early 90's style Micron carbon can with the late 90's Micron decal fitted.

The late cans were really well made, re-buildable with nice rubber seals at each end and stainless fittings and end plates.
Couple that with the serpent hydroformed full race systems that made gains like Akrapovic systems, and it still puzzles me how Micron went out of business?

If they were here today, they make a fair living just out of re-producing the famous 80's two stroke systems for 125's and 250's for us older people wanting to spunk cash on re-creating our early bikes with the mods of the time.

Early 90s ey?? i shouldnt think you'll be too impressed by the next couple of pictures. i took the bike out for its first ride with the new can today, and i was rear ended at a ring road junction, by a lady who was heavilly pregnant and who's mind was probably elsewhere. me and the bike hit the ground, im okay but the bike the bike's fairing is scuffed and cracked, there are two dents in the tank, handlebars are bent, right indicator looks like it could be broken, and the micron can is destroyed. doesnt look too bad from a distance, but its still going to take a fair bit of work, money and new parts to put right. i have the ladies insurance details and i will be making the call tomorrow. it does beg the question why does this sort of BS keep happening to me Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: 20:24 - 06 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody hell, how's your luck...
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PostPosted: 20:32 - 06 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep your pecker up Sean, I know there's no much positive you can take from this, but a few deep breaths and get your smile back on your face , tomorrows another day Karma Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 13:35 - 08 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meatybeaty wrote:
Keep your pecker up Sean, I know there's no much positive you can take from this, but a few deep breaths and get your smile back on your face , tomorrows another day Karma Thumbs Up


Cheers. Its just been sat in the garage and I've tried not to look at the past couple days, so i can start work on it with a clear mind. the new swingarm will be fitted by tomorrow, and then i'll take it from there. Ive been in touch with a breakers though and i have some parts winging their way over to me.
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PostPosted: 13:39 - 08 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Onward and upward matey Wink Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 00:50 - 11 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel your pain mate.
My one had a spill after a minor rebuild and I went from this
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/bart74/Thundercat%202011/IMAG0185.jpg
To this
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/bart74/Thundercat%202011/IMAG0199.jpg
And finally this
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/bart74/Thundercat%202011/20150507_151212.jpg

Keep at it, it's a great bike.
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PostPosted: 06:26 - 11 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing mate, that looks awesome. Was it just the front fairing that was damaged then? Also how much did the respray cost if you dont mind me asking?

Yes it is a great bike and ive really enjoyed riding it so far, so im not letting it beat me. I am a bit pissed about that exhaust though, but To be fair theres not a great deal wrong with the bike. I am struggling however to find someone local who can remove the dents paintlessly from the petrol tank, i know it can be done quite easily but a lot of companies will tell me it cant so they can respray the tank and charge me 3 times as much

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PostPosted: 11:32 - 11 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went the chinese fairings route as I pretty much beat up the entire right side plus the front frame that holds everything together. I think everything was bought via ebay including a tail tidy/undertray combo which was a pyramid item I believe, I notice you've cut your undertray like I did and I wasn't happy with the result.
The chinese fairings lasted very well until I sold it 6 years later, only issue I had was pebble dashing on that piece of plastic before the headers. The cost of the fairings was between 3-400 I think the nose cone and RHS fairing was more brand new from Yamaha so it was a no brainer really.
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PostPosted: 17:50 - 11 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

really happy how well the rear fender turned out, it doesn't look like its been cut down at all

Your body kit actually looks really good, i wouldnt be able to tell its chinese. Plain fairing like those dont seem to be available on ebay any more though, They mostly have crap ripoffs of yamaha designs, and you have to put a plastic cover over the tank. Getting mine repaired and sprayed up seems to be the best option at the moment, but i'll see what's out there

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PostPosted: 22:21 - 11 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was looking for mine I had to filter through the Yamaha/Fiat/Rossi colours and I got lucky one day, I did notice a couple of plain ones on ebay amongst all the flame designs.
I didn't even attempt to put the petrol tank cover on it looked out of place. That's why I had the red YZF on panel and white Yamaha lettering on tank, it bugged me for a few years.
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PostPosted: 12:15 - 17 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

First things first. i contacted a breaker and got a new right handlebar and exhaust pipe bracket for 45
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/Untitled-2_zps5kbkdqxr.jpg

And the old dented swing arm has been replaced with my shiny refinished one Very Happy
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/swing_zpsen3uiacl.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4774_zps3dlk5bze.jpg

the heavy oem exhaust has had to go back on... for now Thumbs Down
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4823_zpszt0e6k3o.jpg
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PostPosted: 15:51 - 20 Jul 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more bits and pieces gathering... cant fit any of it yet, the bike's at a local garage pissing dot4 out of the rear brembo master cylinder Rolling Eyes

crash bungs for the frame and bar ends
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4846_zpsyxbrtesd.jpg

the old mirrors were a bit scuffed and tend to come loose really easy so i thought i'd change
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4847_zpsptjoktcu.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4848_zps3hznoj4c.jpg

these are just cheap blinkers i bought to test the wiring on the crm before it was nicked, but i think they'd look alright on the thundercat
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd404/SeanS91/My%20Motorbikes/IMG_4845_zpsockrlbgf.jpg



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