Eddie Lawson Replica (ELR)

Bought a frame and V5 as the basis for building an ELR on the 10th November 2013.

I had already picked up a full body kit (Tank, Side Panels, Front Mudguard, Front and Rear Cowling) from eBay along with a main stand and chain-guard…all NOS and in perfect condition…. Yes they were expensive.

Added a couple of Davida Swing arms to the collection… but…. I also managed to find an original one….so I have a choice to make…Think I will go with the original one to start and see what happens.

When I picked up the frame the seller also had a whole bunch of bits to go with the frame, which I went back and purchased a month later.

I decided to dry build the bike and work out what bits I needed to complete.

Did a bit of eBay shopping for some missing parts, but managed to get all the bits I needed and more.

Pictures below show the bike and bits as I got them and then the dry build, must admit it didn’t take as long as I thought it would.

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Found some nicer wheels..

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Managed to pick-up a genuine z1000r engine, that’s been rebuilt and slight over sized.

So I started to piece together the jigsaw…..

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Had some fun with the battery box and associated bits. So had to strip, check and rebuild, was a little rusty, but noting that cannot be fixed.

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But all cleaned up and put back together…and fitted back into the frame

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Sent a load of bits of to Redditch Shotblasting and Powder Coating….another great job…All done in Satin Black..

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Sorted out the bits that needed chroming and boxed them up and sent to AC Howells in Walsall once again..

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Started putting some of the newly powder-coated bits back onto the bike….

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Including the tail piece and grab rail..

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So that’s it onto the rebuild full steam ahead…..more to follow..