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My Rebuilt Thunderace

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Sold my YZF750 and got a Thunderace.

Bought as a bit of a basket case, bought a lot of parts from Ebay, repaired and resprayed most of them!

Biggest expense was the stainless headers with no exup valve.

Second biggest cost was the paint aerosols from Halfords. :blink:

Still needs a decent end can, but no hurry now its roadworthy. :D

Heres where is all started

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And where i`m up to so far.

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Cheers all.

Still not happy with colour on seat panels, got a spare set i`m trying with half black, half white. :blink:

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Just an update, never liked the fat, wide rear end on the Ace, so modifying a YZF750 rear end to fit.

Almost there apart from a few niggly jobs and spraying it.

Got a lot more YZF750 stuff to fit, forks, swingarm and front fairing.

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nice bike, will you ever finish it or are you gonna keep modding it? :D

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Please keep them pics coming! :)

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nice one...

i love it when people make a real good job off moding bikes!!

keep us updated :D

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nice one...

i love it when people make a real good job off moding bikes!!

keep us updated :D

Really nice work... Beautiful bike!

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nice bike, will you ever finish it or are you gonna keep modding it? :D

I`ll always be modding it. :lol:

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Had to use the Ace battery box, as the Ace battery is taller than the YZF750.

Then plastic welded this to the YZF750 undertray.

All the wirings done, had to move the fuse box, extend and move the starter relay and reroute the negative battery lead.

Rewired the rear light and number plate light.

Had to modify the YZF750 seat to fit, just chopped the bottom front tab off the Ace seat and fitted it to the YZF750 seat, just needs tidying.

Made an exhaust hanger bracket from 2mm ally, just needs a little reshaping and finishing.

Only issue is the shock reservoir, had to move it under the frame, it might catch the hugger when i test ride it, see what happens.

Just needs the seat cowl spraying, then its roadworthy. :D

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very nice work, i do like the tail conversion but i prefer the standerd tail unit on there :D

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should have stuck a 2001 r1 tail on it :)

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should have stuck a 2001 r1 tail on it :)

Nooooooo, the R1 tail doesn`t suit the shape of the Ace, looks horrible in my opinion.

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Its been a while, been busy working on the house, but managed a little more on the bike.

Finally got around to fitting the YZF750 bodywork.

Had to jiggle a few brackets, but all on.

Just needs tidying and respraying.

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Thats going to look really good mate, what colour scheme you thinking of doing??

Cheers mate.

Looking at something similar to the old paint job, either red,white and black or yellow,white and black, with the Yamaha speedblocks again.

Or might go with something along the lines of the red,white and blue OW01 scheme.

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Cheers mate.

Looking at something similar to the old paint job, either red,white and black or yellow,white and black, with the Yamaha speedblocks again.

Or might go with something along the lines of the red,white and blue OW01 scheme.

I like the OW01 scheme better!! recon it would go better with that yzf fairing and would look proper retro!!

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