Antmans piranha

Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:28 pm

Hi all,

I have already posted a few topics so it is about time I posted some pics and shared my build ! but first a bit about me, I am a boilermaker / coded tig welder / fitter / draftsman all in one, work in Townsville building very large air compressors and boosters for the mining and exploration industry, also do a lot of drill rig repairs. so this build is right up my ally

I am already a good way into my build, I'm using a Suzuki 2003 GSXR1000 :mrgreen: I have streched it 220mm cut the wings off for nurf bars instead, double A rear end with cv's, big fuel tank behind seat and hope to run fox shocks on it.

hope you enjoy and please feel free to poke sh#t at my work and gimmie some tips along the way.

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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:36 pm

Here is some pics so far
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laser parts from Adam and the boys at Ilaser in Townsville

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frame parts

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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:41 pm

some more
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rear bar work
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front pedel and shock mounts
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:49 pm

and more
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my light weight 60t sprocket, think I may have made this a bit to light :roll: will find out first time I trash it I spose!
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more Ilaser
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this is when I chopped it into 3 bits to add the extra length. put 120mm in the drivers and 100mm into the engine bay
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back as one :)
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:59 pm

more pics
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fathers day gift, love that deeeeeeeeeeep dish 8)
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engine dummy in place
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sprocket's line up sweet
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I am pretty sure I'll need to run a idle sprocket so the chain will pass over the gear peg shaft
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:07 pm

latest photos
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woot woo! got the seat
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this is my latest photo, shows my top engine mounts tacked up fuel tank dummy in place with the poly flex mounts I got for it.
I machined a boss and mounted the fuel pump direct in the base of the tank so the dash gauge and low level light will function as they would in the bike 8)
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby MRT » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:50 pm

Hey Antman, Looking very nice.
Sprocket should be ok.
Spose it's to late to maybe lower your motor so the chain dosen't fowl?
Found out myself that it is heaps better without a chain idler.
Keep up the great work. Oh yeah, and keep the pics coming.
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby 14WRC » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:15 am

Coming along nicely
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:15 am

If I lower the motor the sump will be below the frame, I was trying to avoid that to keep it slick on the skid tray. It's a bummer I know but I don't know what else to do :-(
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby MRT » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:37 am

You can't tilt the motor slightly back, looks like you have the room.
Looks like you have the same set as I have, Exhaust running under the motor.
I need a bash plate on mine to protect the headers. Haven't got around to it yet.
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:21 am

pics from this weekend :-)
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:26 am

good weekend on the buggy ! got lots done like all my swing arms mounted, fuel pump fitted, pedel box's sorted. but ran into some trouble with the cv adaptor flanges hitting the lower a arm's !
Tony has told me a larger bevel on the back of the flange will sort this :-) sweet !
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby MRT » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:24 am

Antman, Did you make your CV adapters yourself or did you get them from the EDGE?
I got mine from Tony, Like Tony said, if your bevel isn't right. Very close fit.
By the looks of one of your pics, A Smidgen more off the outside edge of the bevel should do it.
Everything is looking great. Doesn't it feel good when you sit back and look at your progress ?
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:14 pm

Yeah mate I did do them myself, your right with a bit more bevel, I have them at work to do today :-)
And yes it is good to look at it all but I'd much rather drive the bloody thing lol ! It's been on the go since November 2010
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:02 pm

G day all,
I am very excited to let you all know i have made the move over to the wild west !!! 30 mins NE of Perth and loving it.
First week here I saw 2 buggys on a trailer and am mad keen to get my one up and running, planing to blow my tax money on shocks and axles then there is no holding back.
only set back is the house i am renting has no 15 amp power point in the garage :-( i need a cheep leco to come change a twin 10 to a single 15 ?????

I would love to meet some like minded buggy guys over here aswell, so if any body wants to talk sh#t over a couple off beers msg me and we will make a plan !

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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:43 pm

My understanding is they use one 15A power point instead of 5? 10A - I made a short adaptor with a length of 15A cable, 15A male end and 10A male end, I just turn everything else off when welding...
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby aceface » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:09 am

Not familiar with your wiring over thee but as mongrel said that will work just keep an eye on the cable to the wall socket if its too small it will get hot
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:19 pm

Whats up with your build man??
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:37 pm

Sorry for the lack of posts guys ! But don't fear I have been working on the build every chance I get.
I've got my steering rack in now with tie rods sorted, also had a massive chop up to change the frame !
Re done the rear down bars to be more square like the cuda so now the fuel tank can come out from behind the seat. I've also cut the sump to lower the engine so I don't need an idle sprocket for the chain, also got my shocks from edge and got them mounted. And just last Saturday I mounted the radiator and decided I'm gunna do my own exhaust rather than use the stock bike one.
I'll try post some new pics :-)
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Re: Antmans piranha

Postby Antman » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:47 am

Fresh Pics 8)
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