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Author: Subject: Tiger build so far,
furryeggs

posted on 22/6/15 at 08:13 PM Reply With Quote
Tiger build so far,

A few (lots) of pictures of the build so far.

Front uprights before
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Hubs getting ready for paint
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Painting
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Upright
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Completed upright/hub
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Rear shafts
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Shafts before/after cleaning
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Hub
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knackered seals/bearings
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Rear brake back plate
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Rear drums
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Painted diff
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Floor panels.
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Start of the riveting
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Seat back forming
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Plenty more picture to come

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big_wasa

posted on 22/6/15 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
Keep up with the photos as I would love to see what the current quality of the kit is like and how it comes together.
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furryeggs

posted on 22/6/15 at 09:04 PM Reply With Quote
The overall quailty so far seems ok, no major issues with anything, offered up wishbones etc all bracketing looks ok. diff mounting holes were 0.5-1 mm out but a quick file and it slid in.

Pre cut panels have been a bit out. Yes there is alway trimming to be done but the floor panel angles were off to the chassis rails in places but I've managed to sort it fairly well. The odd delivery scuff/scratch on the powder coating to touch up, all in all. not bad

The only main issues has been the book and CD, not much use. Build blogs and diarys have been more use with alot more useful info along with Tiger owners club site and this site.

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Rosco86

posted on 23/6/15 at 11:34 AM Reply With Quote
looking good! is it mx5 based?





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furryeggs

posted on 23/6/15 at 12:29 PM Reply With Quote
Sierra mainly. Been collecting bits for months before the chassis even turned up.
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Lander

posted on 23/6/15 at 04:52 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good, what did you use to clean the uprights and hubs ?
Ian

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furryeggs

posted on 23/6/15 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote
Brake/clutch degreaser, brush and then a wire wheel in an angle grinder. 2 coats of etch primer 3 satin black paint 2 clear coat.

I'm happy with the results, didn't take that long either. All bearings and seals have been replaced as well.

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Lander

posted on 23/6/15 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers, Do you fancy doing mine ?
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Rosco86

posted on 23/6/15 at 06:56 PM Reply With Quote
Are they cortina front hubs then?





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furryeggs

posted on 23/6/15 at 08:03 PM Reply With Quote
yep, mk 4/5. cheap ebay find.
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furryeggs

posted on 29/6/15 at 08:32 AM Reply With Quote
That's all of my suspension/drive sorted, just waiting for front callipers and discs and I can get rolling...

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furryeggs

posted on 1/7/15 at 07:24 PM Reply With Quote
Got brake lines and pedals in today, not yet fully fixed to the chassis yet but getting there.

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Rosco86

posted on 5/7/15 at 05:09 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good, nice and neat!





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furryeggs

posted on 5/7/15 at 06:34 PM Reply With Quote
Not much done this weekend, just a few more panels cut and bent ready for fitting. I started to fully fix brake lines at the front also. fuel line and wiring loom through the tunnel next then time to fix the panels for good.


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furryeggs

posted on 30/1/16 at 09:18 PM Reply With Quote
It's been a while since the last update. With a knackered back stopping me dead for weeks, the baby, NVQ exams, wedding anniversary and Christmas all getting in the way, I can see now how it can take so long to build these things.

Lots of smaller bits done and out the way whilst my back recovered so here's update.


Managed to get the sender drilled and fitted in the tank...

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Got a inlet plate from DanST, cut, machined and welded inlet tubes and gave them a lick of high temp graphite paint. hopefully they'll do the trick???

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Refurbished my alloys, sanded, metal filled, painted and new center caps fitted...

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Stripped and cleaned my calipers, painted graphite, replaced seals ready for rebuilding.


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Plus a bit of painting of other bits, Oil catch tank, fuel pressure regulator both graphite and some brackets black.


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I've also changed to wide track front wishbones and painted them black, collected a rear roll bar, fitted a few more panels and spent to much on bits i don't need yet.

The backs sorted now so the next few weeks hopefully will be a lot busier

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neilp1

posted on 31/1/16 at 06:52 AM Reply With Quote
Some good progress made their especially with a bad back
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locost7-online.com

posted on 31/1/16 at 11:00 AM Reply With Quote
Nice progress furry eggs I've had a few slow weeks, should get loads more time now as changed my job to do less hours for same money!





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furryeggs

posted on 10/2/16 at 09:25 PM Reply With Quote
Few more pictures.


Fuel line knocked up for the tunnel.

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10" rear brakes assembled, new shoes etc.

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New 2.4 quick rack mocked up.

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New GAZ 13" open front shocks for my wide track bones, 170 inc springs.

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Front calipers rebuilt with new seals and monuted to measure up discs.

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Rear roll bar modified and mocked up to measure for front bar and cross bars.

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I still think it's taking to long?

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furryeggs

posted on 18/3/16 at 09:04 PM Reply With Quote
I'm still not getting as much time as I'd like on the build but its going ok.

I have tried my hand at a little aluminium weld/braze repair to the end cap of my R1 exhaust. Speaking to Yamaha you can't buy them separately and I didn't want to fork out more on another exhaust that would probably still have the same damage.



The damage all bike exhaust seems to have.

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Repair patch in place.

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Welded and ready for tidying up.

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almost finished, I will probably paint it with some aluminium vht to help hide any imperfections. Its going to be on the bottom side facing the road so i'm not overly worried.

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Still waiting for my leaking shock to be replaced so I can finally get her on the ground and get the last panels riveted on should only be 2-3hrs more work to have her sitting on all 4 wheels. This is how she looks. Engine and wiring next.

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furryeggs

posted on 4/4/16 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
She touched ground for the first time...

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Gearbox checked and a few new gaskets fitted...


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I need to work out how to remove the reverse stop ready for the quickshift and extension...


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JMW

posted on 4/4/16 at 09:34 PM Reply With Quote
"I need to work out how to remove the reverse stop ready for the quickshift and extension... "

Not sure I understand this, why do you need to remove it?

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furryeggs

posted on 4/4/16 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
I was wondering that myself? I've been told that when using a remote extension the stop has to be removed to allow the right amount of play??? the book says remove it as well. I'd prefer not to take it out if i don't have to.
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JMW

posted on 4/4/16 at 09:56 PM Reply With Quote
I suppose it depends on the remote extension. The one I have (Rally Design I think but not sure) does not need anything removed, it replicates the reverse blocker in the extension bit, and where it engages with the original it does so without the plastic saddle clip and does not have a shoulder at that end which would otherwise conflict with the reverse blocker in your photo.

I hope this makes sense.

In any case get the remote of your choice first and offer it up before hacking away.

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furryeggs

posted on 4/4/16 at 10:08 PM Reply With Quote
it does make sense, and Its the rallye design one i've ordered.
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neilp1

posted on 5/4/16 at 07:49 AM Reply With Quote
I didn't need to remove mine either
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