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07-21-2013, 09:39 AM

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Time to start a new project, This one is something I had in mind when I finished my first build but because of time/money it didn't start. This is going to be a long termer but hopefully it should be finished by the end of the year as there is a lot of work to do and hopefully it should help spread the cost of the hardware.

The name should give away the concept of the build, basically I have a couple of old minimotos that I can't run on track anymore (noise restrictions) and so I thought it'd be a cracking idea to utilise one for a build.

Ok some pics of where it's at

The bikes have been stored under a table in one of my sheds, it will give you an idea of how small these little motorbikes are.


A bit of a zoom shot, you can make out some old bodywork there too, this body work might still be used but I figure that i'll have to make some new bodywork or at least add acrylic windows and modify these ones.


Here it is next to my road bike.


So now the bike has been rescued from a life in a garden shed, this is what it looks like in isolation. The reason I have chosen this one is that it has a very nice trellis frame with plenty of points to mount the hardware.


Ok so now it's time to remove the engine, don't worry it won't go to waste, I have another frame that it can go into.


The bike without the engine, there's plenty of space for what I have in mind. I will keep the throttle and brakes, It will need brakes to help it stop....err yes you did read that right, I plan to put an electric motor in the bike so that it will still run and i'll still be able to ride it. (it'll raise a few eyebrows at Lan parties)


A view from the front, the PSU to run the PC and battery for the electric motor will fit under the seat. It'd be good to figure out a way of running the PC and the electric motor off the battery but failing that it will run off two different circuits.


I have made out a board that is the same size as a mini ITX board to give me an idea of how the mobo will be mounted


The system will be water cooled, I test fitted a rad, which is just a little too big so I will have to use smaller items. The reservoir will be in the obvious place, the petrol tank (gasoline for our American friends :eyebrow: ) There will be two rads mounted inside the frame on both sides of the bike.


So hang on tight and watch where this project goes, you should be able to guess what direction I'm going in with the coolant

07-21-2013, 11:44 AM
I got home from work and the other half was annoyed with me, a parcel had been delivered from AquaTuning (Germany) and she thought I'd been spending more money (y'know how it is) I was baffled as I hadn't ordered anything and thought the parcel had been sent to the wrong address.


It had my name on it and thought what the hay and opened it. Inside was a modding kit from Phobya. 3 nice fans, some braided sata cables, LEDs and a fan controller ... oh and some gummy bears which got damaged in a series of small accidents involving me and my stomach.


Then I remember .... It was a prize for D33P THOUGHT and the write up it had in CUSTOM PC magazine. So a big thank you to AquaTuning for sending the Phobya kit through and also to Corsair for the Case and PSU. Also a Huge thanks to Combatus for chasing it all up :thumb:

So the fans came in handy as I have been looking through the Net trying to decide what to get, (they still might change yet) but for now they're a god send as I can see that they fit perfectly.


The fans look pretty good and should give off a nice red glow through the frame.


Right now for thing that's been bugging the hell out me, the reservoir. I really don't like the first idea as the reservoir will break up the lines and shape of the tank. The bike has been screaming at me every time I walk past it. I plan to use Mayhems fluid in this build and want to do the Aurora fluid some justice. So I have ordered up a solid block of acrylic and will make a custom reservoir, the shape will be the Mayhems water droplet logo (If Mayhems doesn't mind) and the return flow will go through the top of the tank, much like a fuel breather hose.


here's a mock up of what I have in mind, I need to see a man about a dog for this but it should be possible. I will use an anti kink coil as the hose will be exposed, it will help to keep the hose open and also protect it.

Another small job that I've done is to fit the front fender, which wasn't as straight forward as it should have been as I had to remove the whole front end and turn it around as the mounting brackets were facing the wrong way.


and finally the where it's at pic


Jobs to tackle next, fit two 12 Volt batts, fit the electric motor and fit the PSU.

07-21-2013, 11:46 AM
It's been a crackin day outside so time to get some more progress done on the bike

I have an old PC in the shed, it's never gonna be worth getting sorted and I'm low on material.



Not impressive is it ? but it has something I want so lets get this thing torn down, like I said it was a nice day, so took advantage of the sun and done it in the garden.


Now for the bit I want, not having any experience with the mini ITX form factor, I'm assuming it can still be mounted on to an ATX mobo tray (backward compatibility) and on further measuring I should be able to cut down the mobo tray and make use of the I/O shield and expansion slot mountings


and after drilling out all the rivets, I have what I want and also some useful material to make "other things"


I quite like the power button too, so I think I'll use that and mount that on the tank somewhere.


we will come back to the mobo tray later but in the mean time I have had some "bits" delivered for the drive system, motor, throttle, batteries, ignition, charging unit and port and motor control unit.


The motor control unit appears to have some excess connections (or at least to me there are) The light connections can go, or they might come in useful for adding bling when running, ohh and the brake connector can get binned too, pffft brakes ....


Fitting the motor was easier than expected, It's just mounted onto two strips of steel and bolted onto the frame, I did have some clearance issues with the front sprocket and the chain rubbing against the frame but I packed out the sprocket, ground down some of the motor cover and filed some flats onto the frame. This has allowed me to pinch a few millimeters and the chain clears the frame quite nicely.


It does however raise another issue about safety, namely getting my toes chewed up by the chain and sprocket, Luckily I have an off cut from an exhaust that I'd fitted to one of my race bikes. So I will run the header up to the graphics card (funky backplate to be designed) and the heat shield for the small piece of off cut will be a dummy exhaust and also double up as a chain guard.


So on with the update, yes it's quite a biggy

Now I have to think about fitting the batteries, I made a template so I could mock up the position and also use to mark out on my new found material.


Slightly over sized, to allow for a bigger battery to be fitted and some insulating material to stop it rattling around.


The position of the first battery on the rear of the frame


This will be hidden under the speed hump on the back of the seat unit


Ohh nearly forgot, I have a new seat unit, the paint finish isn't so good but it's very unlikely that it will stay this colour, as I plan to do a full race livery. Colour undecided it depends if any sponsors come forward.It would be great to have a nice ASUS or Mayhems livery, If not (the most likely scenario) Then it will be a Cal Crutchlow Replica (fave MotoGp rider)


Ok now for transferring to the steel from the old pc


and cutting out


So after bending, the tray fits onto the rear of the frame like so


and with the battery fitted


I run out of cutting disks so the second battery position is where the template is, that'll be done when I get more disks.


I have also been thinking about cable management, any loose cables is going to be bad news. I don't want them getting caught in the chain or wheels. I'm not going to win any MotoGp races if the bike don't run properly.
The idea is to use aluminium blocks with channels slotted into them and an acrylic cover over the top. I can bolt these all over the frame an keep those cables neat and safe.


Ok to finish off here's a couple of pics of the rear end of the bike, the ends of the frame under the battery tray are screaming for a set of exhaust tail pieces.


The tail unit has some beautiful lines, I'm liking how it follows the rear of the frame


That's all for now

07-21-2013, 11:47 AM
I redesigned the res for the tank and realised that I'd need some help to achieve what I had in mind, I contacted Phame (of Golden Pi fame) and he kindly agreed to lend a hand, This is the sketch that I gave Phame, yeah I know not a lot to go on but he's been given free reign and so I'm looking forward to see what he comes up with.


I also asked Phame to follow the contours of the inside of the tank, so I sent him a block of acrylic and sliced off the top of the scrap tank that I'd been using for mock up. He has sent through some pics of the mapping of the inside of the tank. (It all looks like witch craft to me)


and finaly some pics of the computer surface model (again I haven't a scooby about it)



The top of the res will petrude out of the tank in the form of the Mayhems logo and will be back lit with LED's. Phame will keep a small log of the machining, and I'll look forward to posting the result

A BIG THANKS goes out to Phame

07-21-2013, 11:48 AM
Here is a the first off design for the res.



I need to touch it up abit, like the outlet and inlet hose fittings.

07-21-2013, 11:50 AM
Ghosted Viewpoint



07-21-2013, 11:51 AM
Here is some different renders with LEDs and tube fittings.



07-21-2013, 11:53 AM
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A big thanks to Michael and welcome aboard. (I assume you have your own helmet)

So with the formalities done it's time to crack on with the update..

I mentioned that I had re-done the motor mounting plate, this was made out of a thicker gauge steel and now reduces the flex dramatically


With that out the way it's time to focus on getting the seat unit mounted properly. The seat unit I have is from a different bike, no real worries there it means new brackets will need to be made for the it to fit properly, It is quite critical that it is done correctly as there needs to be no flex in the panels otherwise they'll eventually crack and break. I rummaged around in my sheds and found a hand full of fasteners from my sports bike


Do you guys know the name of this type of fastener ? They are 1/4 turn quick release D ring DZUS fasteners (you're a clever bunch and already knew right ?) I'm going to use a lot of these on the body work to give it an authentic race bike feel.
So I need a starting point to take all my measurements from, I will use the single mounting point near the headstock. I basically measured and bent a strip of steal, nothing flash but solid (still needs tidying)


The sprung clip part of the fastener just slides into position


The D ring part of the fastener is then poked through both holes and the spring gives a satisfying click and the assembly is locked into position, these are really nice and I'm amazed that they're not used on some of the car/hotrod based case mods.
So here it is all in position.


So that's the front of the seat unit secured, the back end still needs to be done (next update) but in the mean time when I test fitted the seat pad, something was niggling me.. the bolts just look plain ugly and needed sorting


So after a bit of head scratching and a chat with the girl friend, she suggested that we could make a seat cover, I wanted it in red suede, but It would have to be a permanent fix, and so we settled on red velvet, So I was rather fortunate, the girl friend dragged out the sewing machine and upholstered the seat pad for me. Result :thumb: (The trick is to make them think it was their idea) This is a gorgeous colour and I'm going to have the frame powder coated in the same colour.
Think I'll run the same colour Mayhems coolant too


Ok Crackin on, it's time to address the mother board tray, remember the old PC that was gutted ?


I cut out the the part marked out in black with my Dremel, the edges filed down and the whole thing sanded down. After a coat of primer, I riveted it back together and very happy with the result




I saved the springy bit for the expansion slots ( Does anyone know what they're called ?) this was easily cut into it's new shape with a pair of scissors.


So know it's time to see how it will fit on the bike


I haven't ruled out using a riser ribbon for the graphics card, I need to check out how the belly pan fits as that will protect the mother board from boots/feet when riding the bike.


That's all for now but just to say again, Freakin brilliant that Mayhems is on board, THANK YOU.
(I now have a clear colour scheme and race graphics in mind)

07-21-2013, 11:54 AM
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On the last update I mentioned that I was working on the seat support, I have had to raise the seat by about an inch to accommodate the battery under the speed hump, but the upshot is that it's given me more room under the seat to fit the other battery and more room under the tank for "bits" too

To raise the seat I have used some old handle bar risers from another bike, they have been chopped in half, drilled and tapped. The supports are made from aluminium bar and again chopped to length,drilled and tapped. The bolts have been cut to length so I don't have unsightly threads sticking out from the frame.


Fitted to the frame, it is really sturdy and I will be able to sit on the bike without the body work cracking.


View from underneath the seat unit, The seat bolts directly onto the supports.


With the seat supports fitted, I can now locate the second battery tray, yes with new cutting discs I got round to making the second one.
I looked at the old case that had been chopped up and decided to use the rolled edge that the panel latches onto, this will maintain the angle of the top of the frame, it also adds some rigidity to the support and will stop it sagging under the weight of the battery.


I have riveted the brace to the battery tray, it's temporary fix, and will be disassembled for finish and paint (the parts list is growing rapidly for finish and paint) the rivets are nice and flat and won't interfere with how the battery sits.


Finally both batteries in place, you'll notice that the front seat support will make a rather handy retainer for the battery, the rear battery will need a strap to hold it in place.


With the batteries and the motor now fitted, I will now look to fit the motor control unit, get it wired up and do a test ride...:D

07-21-2013, 11:55 AM
This update is about getting the motor running and getting some drive to the back wheel. I have been down Maplins and got some connectors, I couldn't get the other connections to fit what was already on the motor control unit. So simple solution, change them for something readily available.


I have an old three pin fan extension, so I will rob the connectors to use with the throttle.


I have removed the brake and brake light connections, as there is mechanical brakes fitted and I really don't like the idea of an electronic brake, I really don't think you have the same level of feel as a good old fashioned pads and disc set up.


So, first things first, I fitted the motor control unit onto the top battery tray, a positive on one battery was connected to the negative connection on the other battery. This will give me the 24 Volts that I need for the motor.


This has highlighted a small problem with the battery and wire being visible through the frame and it looks awful. I hadn't removed the brackets from the frame in that area, so I can use those points to mount a small panel.


It's an awkward shape. I placed a piece of card behind the frame and drew around the inside of the frame to get the shape I needed.


With the panel cut out I can use it as a template and transfer it onto a piece of white plexi, a logo will be placed there and so I will be searching for another sponsor, I have someone in mind and hopefully they'll see the potential of having their brand on the bike, rather than their products hidden inside a case.


That's all for now, but the bike is running and i have been out for a ride, I will share the results on the next update. I've been to busy giggling to myself to get a video done but I will sort that out, once I've stopped having fun on the bike

07-21-2013, 11:56 AM
just tying up some loose ends on stuff that's been done and not added to the log.

First off is the radiator, I've gone with a small 160mm Rad. This gives me more options on mounting hardware, This is fitted with some simple brackets cut out with the dremel and screwed directly onto the frame


The rad now sits inside the frame and gives me more room to mount the motherboard tray, I'm going to angle it so that it follows the line of the frame. The previous idea of mounting it flat kinda dragged the whole bike down and I wasn't completely happy with it, so now it looks something like this


That bottom engine mounting plate can now be chopped off, it was the one thing about the frame I really didn't like as it was just poorly finished and a bit of an eye sore.

I have made up a rear seat pad this is just for show and will be upholstered to match the seat, I have changed my mind on the colour and have some new material but that's for another update.


I have fitted the ignition barrel, I went with this option because if I had just gone with a kill switch I could imagine the first thing people are going to do when they first see the bike is twist the throttle and the bike will be off the table .... so key needed I think.


Nothing too difficult just a hole with a slot to stop the assembly spinning when the key is turned. It does give it a nice feel to be able to turn on the bike with a key.


Next up is the PSU, I had this rather nice unit from Silverstone delivered today.


It's a nice little unit and should supply all the power I need, with it being so small I can fit it exactly where I want it and the brackets shouldn't be to hard to figure out.


There's a few cables so be sleeved but i already have some sleeving, but that's for later. This pic should give you some idea at just how small this PSU is


It's going to fit into this space here, I do need to remove a few of the tubes either side, but it will allow me to run some of the cables through the frame.


That's all for now... apart from the where it's at pic :cooldude:
(the vid I promised will be posted tomorrow)


07-21-2013, 11:57 AM
ASOUTER, Welcome to ROG.. This is really awesome buddy.. Loved the reservoir idea!:cool:

07-21-2013, 11:59 AM
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As promised the test ride of the bike, Nothing fancy no music but quite a handy lil exercise as I have noticed a knocking noise that I can't hear while riding. The chain has seen better days so a replacement needed. Enjoy the Vid.


The nice thing about helmets is that you can't see the rider grinning like an idiot

07-21-2013, 12:04 PM
ASOUTER, Welcome to ROG.. This is really awesome buddy.. Loved the reservoir idea!:cool:

Thanks man, The res is complete and will be in the next few updates.

07-21-2013, 12:05 PM

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Small update this time, I have fitted the PSU and it fitted nicely into the spot that I wanted it to go, you'll notice the fans and grills have been fitted. I went with the white golf ball type, nice lil fans and they'll look at home when the build is complete.


I have been lucky and the other half has bought me some bike bits, some of these I have been waiting for, for a quite a while...


New forks (the old ones were bent) , new bars and brake levers... nice and sparkly.


Next up is a set of wave brake disks, a new caliper, new triple clamps and some other stuff that will bling up the bike when it comes to final assembly. So of to the spares box with this lil lot, we'll see these again later on in the build.

There was also some new brackets for fitting the bodywork, These are the bits I needed badly, so now I can fit and see where I need to chop down the fairing to allow access and viewing for the motherboard. I have had to make a few minor adjustments so that the bodywork will accept the Dzus fasteners.


I'm happy with the result, even with the mish/mash of panels the transformation is huge. there's still a few brackets to make up but for now one last final where it's at pic :cooldude:


07-21-2013, 12:08 PM

Just started cutting the res for Mini Moto Mayhem mod, here are some of the photos from this evening.










Thats one side done, will turn it over to do the Mayhem logo and cut the shape to fit the body of the mini moto shell.

07-21-2013, 12:09 PM
with the bodywork now fitted I can now look at fitting the motherboard tray and shape the belly pan.

I'd already marked where i wanted to cut, to maintain the shape of the fairing and expose enough of the Motherboard as I want people to be able to see the guts of the PC. I will be using ASUS's new Rog Itx board and really want it on display (as soon as it gets to market)

so enough waffling here's a reminder of the area to be chopped


The motherboard tray is now fitted and secured, you'll notice that I have changed the IO shield. This is to allow another fixing point to the frame and to stop it wobbling around when the bike is being ridden. It also has the benefit of providing some protection from stuff flinging off the front wheel.


A view through the front forks gives a better idea of the protection that the grill will give


Another view from the front, shows the shape of the tray and the cut out of the belly pan


Finally a view from the side, you can see the final shape of the belly pan and how much of the Motherboard will be on show.


There's still a few minor shaping details to sort out, but the belly pan and front fairing are nearly ready to prep for paint (this is when the build will start to shine)

07-21-2013, 12:11 PM
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Now that I'm happy with the bodywork fitting, I can now look at prepping for paint. The first thing is to get rid of that nasty race number, not so easy as it is lacquered in. So it's out with the sander.


The sander makes short work getting rid of old paint and lacquer.


Back down to plastic without hardly any effort, A quick sanding by hand and it's nearly ready for primer.


That sander really cuts through the old paint.


So I thought bugger it and done the whole lot.


It wasn't without it's problems though, I found a nasty lil crack on the seat unit.


So I'll mix up some Araldite and reinforce the back, it's drying as I'm updating so I will let you know how it went.


07-21-2013, 12:12 PM

Started work on the top cut for the res this evening, here are the snaps. :)







After the final cut, I started to hit it with wet 'n' dry.. Sadly I got peckish and thats as far as I got..

I still need to face the sides and add holes for LED's and M6 mounting holes.




Will take a few hours to polish this bad boy to a blinding shine.. Im sure it will be worth it in the long run

07-21-2013, 12:13 PM
The colour (s) will be a black belly pan with manufacturers logos (race style)


For the tank and fairing - A base colour of white (pearlescent/Flake) and I have some Mayhems droplets being produced ( x30) these will be used as masks/templates and ghosted in with blue flake.

The best way to show this is with Michael Dunlops race helmet he wore at this years TT
(imagine that the Dunlop is the Mayhems droplet)


The Frame will be a nice blood red , imagine Ducati trellis frame and you're there.

Wheels will be white with polished rims, motherboard tray will be red. To fit in with ROG colours

07-21-2013, 12:14 PM
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So now I'm now looking at starting some of the paint work, Luckily I have a family member that is a professional paint sprayer and he's agreed to help with the paint. I was originally going to get this airbrushed but the cost is ridiculous for what I want.

With all the sanding done it was time to fill any unwanted holes and stuff i didn't like. I used a flexible plastics filler it doesn't have a very long working time and had to do this in three batches, yes it sets that quick.


It's applied the same way as any other filler


and sands down really well


I made a makeshift spray booth in the shed. This is ample for laying down some primer and the final coats will be done in the family members booth.


The panels were wet sanded between coats


wiped down with white spirit and tack cloth.


After 3 coats, I applied some satin black onto the belly pan, The satin paint is very easy to get a good finish with. The gloss coats for the other panels will be done by the professional sprayer.


The logos will be applied and lacquered in and that is the belly pan complete

07-21-2013, 12:16 PM
The seat/tank unit is still waiting for a bit of modding but while I'm waiting I can still get a coat of primer down and get rid of any blemishes. I'll finish this off when the bit I need arrives.


The upper fairing panels are now prepped ready for their top coats, the white did have me worried on getting right, but it's gone very well and the panels are immaculate


A few more shots against the black belly pan, we'll see how it stands up to close scrutiny from the professional but I'm fairly confident he won't make me do it again. :D




The panels have turned out really good, The top coats are only going to be as good as the base coats so I'm happy.

Next up is the ancillary stuff like battery trays and brackets, I've started one of the trays, as I wanted to try out a satin lacquer that I found. The tray has been sanded down and I applied two coats of red primer, after wet sanding I've gone straight to lacquer, no top coat as I like this colour.


I cut down some sound deadening material to cushion the battery and stop any rattles.


And applied to the tray, leaving room for the bolts


While the scissors were out I cut up a small dog harness that I'd got from a pound shop, it matches the colour of some of the sleeving I've used (for another update) this will hold the battery in place and is a nice simple solution.


and the assembly together


As I was taking photo's I had a delivery, so bonus time here's what turned up.


I've gone for a GTX 660, I was tempted to go for a bigger card but I have to think about

1. Price
2. The PSU I'm using
3 It only needs a 1x 6pin connector (reduced cables)

So here it is, (I'm gonna chop this up a bit so here's a warning for the faint hearted)


I'm glad EVGA has cleared up what F T W stands for, I totally had that wrong

07-21-2013, 12:17 PM
a nice D5 pump and Top from AlphaCool. I've decided to use this top as you'll be able to see the coolant inside, gives me plenty of mounting options and some flexibility with inlet and outlet ports.


I'm not happy with the standard colour and the quality check marks on the impeller, those are easily wiped off with white spirit and a scotch bright pad.


After sanding and wiping down with the white spirit, I've masked off the areas that I don't want painting.


and so after a couple of coats of paint and lacquer we have the final result.


Finally some pics of the final assembly, the fittings are for show as I'm waiting for new ones to arrive from the States.


I have cut the parts of the back label that I want as it's not the prettiest of labels, the cables will be sleeved after they have been cut to the right length.


Stay tuned, more to come ...

07-21-2013, 12:18 PM

Here are some final shots that I was meant to post on Friday, these are before the LED and mounting holes went in the side.




07-21-2013, 12:19 PM
So here goes the single slot conversion for the GTX 660.

First off the stock cooler was removed and the shielding for the two DVI ports. I then chopped through the connecters to the top port (pic not posted, it really was horrific)

This allows me access to the IO plate.


This was also sawn in half ... well I did say it's not for the feint hearted. I decided to add to the cards torture by showing its own mutilated body parts BWAHAAHAAHAA


The exposed connection is covered with the port cover that EVGA put on their cards (Nice touch EVGA) This makes it a lot tidier


Then the cards IO shield was cut in half, filed and sanded. The remaining fixing points were used without the need to make new ones, made things very easy


Had a delivery ... A nice EK water block, After the cards face lift it needed some love.


Final pic of the card in all its single slot glory, Suits you sir !!


So with an other of those lil jobs out the way, I can move on to the next one ..

07-21-2013, 12:20 PM
The Res arrived from Phame, and I can tell you photos do not do this thing justice, The parcel box was all painted up with his logo and I took care not to rip the box to bits to get at the goodies (Kid at Xmas)

I'd asked James to print off a template from the model to make cutting out the tank easier, this was in the documents pocket taped to the box so it was I good job i'd not destroyed it while opening.

So here's the contents, Res and template. James had also sent me a link so that I could order up the right size O' ring and yes You can see that it's been leak tested and it's the dogs danglies.


So the template was cut out and positioned on to the tank


and then on to cutting with the dremel, I used a wheel that was small (read worn down) the smaller diameter wheel made it easier cutting around the tight radius.


I had a quick file down of the shape and done a test fit, as I was doing this I got carried away with the camera and done a few mock ups, the shape still needs a lil tweeking but for now enjoy the pics.


My better half has started the new seat cover, the blue crushed velvet really catches the light



F'in fly ruined the shot grrrr


This is the first time that I've seen how the colours are going to work together, I'm liking alot

07-21-2013, 12:20 PM
I have been talking to my good friend Asphiax (AT-AT, BORG Cosmos, USS EURISKO) We were discussing the side panels which cover the exposed battery.

Asphiax has started his own business making custom computer parts and also a workshop where he will teach you how to use the machines and give access to much of the machinery used in some of the awesome builds you see in this forum. He is also sponsoring the build

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Anyway, back to the panel, I was thinking of having an inlayed Mayhems logo but decided it would be too expensive and a decal would be just as effective, but Sander suggested a few ideas and offered to help. So after a few days he came back to me with a few ideas.

The first render of the suggested logo


He then suggested that we do a nice 3D image and curve the Mayhems lettering, There's nothing like having extra input in the design stage. His idea is brilliant and will give a nice bike like detailing feel to the logo, here's the rendering


So the original template was transfered onto acrylic, cut, filed and sanded. I took a few reference shots for Sander to work with and sent the panels to Holland.



Originally he was going to use his CNC to do the logo, but with varying results we needed to take a different approach. Here's a pic of the CNC doing it's thing, the battery is for reference and shows just how small this logo is.


There was to much heat for such a small part and so we went with the component being laser printed, the result


Here's a pic showing the curved lettering (this is going to look so cool on the bike)


Please take some time and check out Sanders business, if you're after adding that lil extra WOW to your build, Sander is definitely worth talking too.

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Mod With Me will be producing the decals for the bike and also some masking items for the paint work.

Thanks Sander

07-21-2013, 12:26 PM
This looks pretty awesome mate!

Is your idea to just ride to lans, set up a monitor, mouse and keyboard and play?

07-21-2013, 01:00 PM
This looks pretty awesome mate!

Is your idea to just ride to lans, set up a monitor, mouse and keyboard and play?

Thanks DeKiller,

Yeah that's pretty much the idea, Take the bike out of the boot and ride into the lan, set up and play. I really want this mod out there for enthusiasts to see. There are so many projects that just don't get to these events.

07-21-2013, 01:19 PM
Well it's an awesome concept anyway mate!

Closest I have seen is a PC mounted to a two wheel shopping cart, but yours takes it to a new level. I look forward to seeing the result.

07-23-2013, 02:22 PM
Well it's an awesome concept anyway mate!

Closest I have seen is a PC mounted to a two wheel shopping cart, but yours takes it to a new level. I look forward to seeing the result.

Thanks DeKiller,

The result will be something else, I have a clear picture of what it will look like, it's just getting it there :D

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07-23-2013, 04:16 PM
Sick concept man! looks wild! Cant wait for more!

07-23-2013, 06:07 PM
Love the idea. Love the Lucky 7 mini moto too... Had a few myself..

Heres one of my Lucky 7's i modded for racing...

Also had some water cooled ones..

Here's my modded one for racing in watercooled class..

Loved racing minis.. So much fun...

Can't wait to see more of your build.....

07-24-2013, 07:31 PM
Sick concept man! looks wild! Cant wait for more!

Thanks man, I have a few days off, so an update will happen within the next few days

Love the idea. Love the Lucky 7 mini moto too... Had a few myself..

Heres one of my Lucky 7's i modded for racing...

Also had some water cooled ones..

Here's my modded one for racing in watercooled class..

Loved racing minis.. So much fun...

Can't wait to see more of your build.....

Thanks, Those lucky 7's are difficult to get parts for and you don't see them very often. They don't even compare to the Italian machines tho' they are works of art and it would be a crime to chop one of those up. I'm pretty envious of your Polini.

There are very few places to race these bikes now and yeah it's so much fun. The track where I used to ride these bikes have banned them because of noise restrictions, we now run pit bikes but the fun is still there.

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UPDATE 26/07/13

Big update today, there's a few days of stuff to get through. Sander has had the other panels logo 3D printed. This is for him and to promote his business on.


He has also out sourced the decals and hopefully they'll be in the post next week sometime.

I have been making some brackets to mount the reservoir and pump, to be honest it's been a pain and it has taken me a few attempts to get right. I used cardboard templates and transfered them onto red acrylic. The triangular bracket doubles up to hold a bulkhead fitting from bitspower, which will allow the fuel breather to be connected to the res.


The angles were quite tricky to work out and the brackets have to position the reservoir at the correct height, I was going to mount the reservoir directly inside the tank, but after making the brackets I found that there wasn't enough room to get the fixings in. So the res has to be mounted to the frame.

On a plus side it did make it easy to mount the pump


The triangular bracket doubles up to hold a bulkhead fitting from bitspower, which will allow the fuel breather to be connected to the res.


The next few pics are of the res fitted,



In the next two images you can see just how much has been crammed under the seat/tank unit.



So now we move on to some cool stuff, A few months ago I was reading someones build log and he came up with these amazing anti-kink rings that interlocked, I absolutely loved them and thankfully they are now available. Here they are


These will be used for the fuel breather (return flow) into the res. These are gorgeous so here's a few more pics


You can see why the bulkhead fitting was needed


The black fittings are from Primochill, I picked these up on offer for 99p each :thumb:


While we're talking about Primochill, I also had a delivery from the states. I don't think these are available in the UK yet.
I will be using acrylic tubing around the M'board and like the concept of these fittings, I have had a play and they grip remarkably well. There is also a flow indicator this will give the feel of an open clutch basket and will spin away to itself giving the impression that there's a motor in there somewhere ticking away.


A quick pic of how this system works, There's some tubing there to stop the tube collapsing when bending


I struggled to find something to bend the tubing around to give me the radius I wanted, but then realised I had a box full of graduated forms I could use (my socket set)


This piece connects the radiator to the bulkhead which then returns to the reservoir


The great thing about this forum is the good ideas others have and what they post on their logs, I wanted a display to use as a dashboard, the stuff available from usual sources is just too big and so when Scott posted his display it solved a problem for me, here's the display I ordered. I've put my mobile next to it to give an idea of scale.


and the info it displays


So I have a few holes to drill into the frame to route cables/wires and then the frame can go off for powder coating, still waiting for the ASUS impact to be released but it's getting there.

07-26-2013, 07:17 PM
Niceee.. I am really enjoying the way this build is coming along.. Love those anti-kink rings BTW! :)

07-27-2013, 02:14 PM
Niceee.. I am really enjoying the way this build is coming along.. Love those anti-kink rings BTW! :)

Thanks Rage,

Those anti kink rings are gorgeous, I couldn't resist using them. They're much better than a spring

07-27-2013, 03:02 PM
True mate.. They indeed look gorgeous.. :) Anti Kink FTW..:cool:

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MINI UPDATE 30/07/13

After the big update, here's a not so big update

Mod With Me have just sent through pictures of the decals for the belly pan, They're looking good and when applied to the belly pan will give the bike a "race" feel

The decals have been mounted with a backing, to help position in place



Once in place, peel off the backing


Smooth down, making sure there are no air bubbles (I might use water in this stage)


and peel off the front


Looks really good ...


These are the manufacturers that I will be using for my hardware and .. err bits


A huge thanks to Sander and Mod With Me, He's been brilliant keeping me up to date with the progress of these parts
I'm looking forward to getting these through the mail

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UPDATE 11/08/12

Time for an update, First on the list is finding a better home for the pump, Someone made a good call and reminded me that the pump might not run properly, so with that niggling me I needed to move it so that it would get a good feed.

I had to add another outlet to the res, which wasn't a big deal but it was very close to the inlet, so to direct the return flow away from the outlet I used some hard tubing and made a U bend which will spray coolant upward to the underside of the Mayhems logo. (Should be a really nice effect)


I have also been doing some sleeving, and discovered that I have one of those nasty electronic thingies (resistor/capacitor) on the cable. Really don't like it when PSU manufacturers do this. So that had to be moved further up the cables as it was right on the 24pin connector and impossible to sleeve neatly.


With it moved the sleeving was much easier


I have also had delivery of the logo's, decals and masks from Mod With Me, photo's to follow. I decided to double check the bodywork fitting before I started final paint and applying decals. I'm glad I did.

I fitted the Graphics card and m'board tray. before putting on the bodywork ... The bike looks good without it's clothes



So when I refitted the bodywork I found that I still need to make some alterations so that it will fit properly, which means re-doing the belly pan, I'm glad I picked up on it now rather than ruining the decals on the belly pan later.


Still a fair bit to do but it's getting there and I'm happy with the progress

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UPDATE 15/08/12

Time to share the package that I received from Mod With Me. First off is the decals, there was a fair few emails getting the details right but it was worth it. Here are the belly pan logo's and the droplet masks.


And the 3D printed logo's, man these are small !!!


The decals have now been applied and have also been lacquered in, there was no adverse reaction from the lacquer. This is a satin finish (yup I found a satin finish lacquer) the lacquer will stop the decals peeling off and also stop any adhesive on the edges picking up dust. This makes it easy to wipe/clean without the cloth lifting edges.

apologies for the dust that the camera picked up :)


I have also painted the base colour on the upper fairing panels, this is a pearlescent finish. It's a two stage paint process with the white going down first and I used a blue pearlescent effect over the top of that, It's very subtle and difficult to pick up on the camera.
(if you look at the leading edges you can just about make out the pearlescent effect)

The droplet masks will be applied randomly and ghosted in with a heavier blue flake. Once that has been done more decals will be applied and then the panels will have a few coats of lacquer.


Talking about packages, I had one from Overclockers UK.


guess what's inside .....


YAY ... God I've been waiting for this board for what feels like an eternity but it's now on general release and I have one :)

Overclockers UK were kind enough to price match against one I'd found for 196 and they also refunded the delivery too .... Thanks guys much appreciated.

So more picks of the board to come later.......

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UPDATE 21/08/13

Now I have my mitts on the M'board, It's time to get it fitted and share some of the goodies that the Impact has.

First off is the lil boards that come in the box. There's a Supreme FX sound card and a Combi wi fi adaptor (this is the bit I'm interested in)
You can see on the combi board an NGFF socket, Once the NGFF SSD's are available I will fit one and the power and SATA leads won't be needed.


Here they are fitted to the board, looks pretty but that view will be obscured by the GPU


and the other side looking back at the Supreme FX chip


while were down here, we'll take a look at the daughter board and heat sink.


and the board assembled,


With the board together I fitted it onto the tray and have also fitted the flow indicator which will link up the pump and also where the hard acrylic tubing starts.


and some more pics...


a view from the front


and finally the assembly fitted to the bike


For features alone this board is crackin, there's no other Mini ITX board that comes even close, it's solved a few issues with cable management (I like how the CPU power and 24 pin ATX are next to each other) I will also use the power switch on the board and also I will make use of the NGFF socket for my SSD.

The only thing I don't like is that there isn't a full set of matching screws to fit it all together, but this is just a very minor niggle. Overall I'm very happy with this board and looking forward to booting it up and having a good play with it.

Next up is the exhaust....

I had an old one lying around and decided to see what it would look like fitted, I'm glad I didn't scrap this as it's a good fit, here's what it looked like before I started.


It's a lil rusty on this side but after I'd flipped it over and made some cuts, it's very rusty and pitted. This needs sorting before I continue


So it onto the linisher to get the rust out and get rid of that pitting, The pitting needs to be totally eliminated as I want to cover the sleeves in that fake carbon stuff Di-Noc and I don't want the piitting to cause air bubbles.


I cleaned up the inside tubing and painted it black, the sleeving covered very nicely (no air bubbles)
and the end caps, springs and split pins were polished. The end result looks something like this.


and finally here's the pipes fitted



There are some Termigoni Logo's on order and those will finish off the exhausts. It did put a smile on my face fitting these and they add a lil interest to the rear end of the bike.

08-23-2013, 02:11 PM
Wow just wow :D

08-23-2013, 07:48 PM
Wow just wow :D

Thanks Ahlot, That's the reaction I'm trying to achieve :)

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UPDATE 10/09/13

So now I have a few weeks off, Time to knuckle down and get some progress done.

First off I have had a stand delivered, A nice new i5k Haswell CPU, some water blocks and some other stuff....

The stand works well, It took a bit of beating to get it to fit where I wanted it, but it makes the bike much easier to work on.


I have solved a problem I had with routing the GPU block back into the bike, I ordered up a SLI block from EK and chopped it down to the length I need, I just need to get another link block. (Hard to find) If anyone has one that they haven't used get in contact please.

A small section of the frame was cut out the make room for the block, You'll also notice that I cut a small hole for the GPU cables as they'll run through the frame.


Here's the off cuts from the water blocks.


The CPU is fitted, Block installed and I started to sort out the Hard acrylic tubing.


More decals have arrived, here's the front mudguard... Just a small nod to ASUS. The mudguard will have a very light dusting of blue flake and finally lacquered.


The side panels are getting prepped for airbrushing, if you look closely you can make out the Mayhems droplet masks. These will be ghosted in.


I have painted the front panel, this is a blue pearlescent paint the number will be added and again a very light dusting of blue flake. I've added the panel to show the contrast between panels.


and finally ... the bike is now broken down for paint and finish, here's the frame ready to go to powder coat tomorrow.... I'm sooo looking forward to see this transform.


09-12-2013, 04:21 PM
having a hard time sleeping while waiting for this one to finish....unbelievable!

09-13-2013, 06:35 PM
having a hard time sleeping while waiting for this one to finish....unbelievable!

cheers moe, It has caused me a few sleepless nights too :D

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UPDATE 16/09/13

While the frame is away, I have been working on the wheels and front end of the bike. When the frame is ready I want the rolling chassis sorted.

First up is the wheels, the rims have been polished, then the tyres and rims have been masked off with tape for priming.


All the new bits for the front end have been assembled and look so much better than the rusty old bent one.


I made up some templates, one for the GPU backplate and the other for the VRM daughter board to protect it from my boots when riding the bike. These where transfered onto acrylic, cut out, filed, sanded and polished.


The GPU backplate breaks up the big slab of circuit board, and with a few random angles both plates tie in with the ROG theme ohh and just to be sure people know what coolant is being used Mayhems web address to remind them.


You'll notice that the rest of the hard acrylic tubing has been done, also the EK waterblocks have been polished.


I like how the internals of the link blocks show through, talking about link blocks .... after contacting them looking for another link block, EK have now added them to their web shop


I've had a delivery from Mayhems....


Mick has sent through his new UV Yellow, I don't think it will suit the build but I will have a try anyway, also he sent through all the dye colours.

A nice range of blues


Reds leading on to pink ... (nice but I'll skip the pink)


and some green and yellows


A big thanks to Mayhems, I will be having a good play with colours and trying to chose a short list for a poll.

any suggestions will be welcome ....

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So a Vid of the choice of colours....

I've been mixing colours all day, and before I show the choices I'd like to explain why some colours have been left off the list

Red, although it looked nice in isolation, when offered up against the m'board it just kinda blended in, it was the same with Black. The greens are Ok but just not for this build and I'm not a big fan of purple.

So it was down to the Blues, and The new Lime Yellow

First is the blue. This was mixed from the Ice White Pastel and has a Nice contrast against the tank.

The second one is the Lime Yellow a bit odd, but it's so vibrant and stands out against the red and black, it shouldn't work but does ...

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I picked up the frame from the powder coaters, and I'm well chuffed. The frame has been totally transformed into something really nice... take a look


The job was done by A1 Coatings in Southampton ... dunno if they done me a deal but the job lot cost only 72 ... there's just no way I could have done that at that price and as for the time saving ..
Here's the other bits


I have just removed the tape from the wheels, I will have to wait for the paint/lacquer to harden before finishing the rims..


and finally I couldn't resist having a sneaky look at how the frame colour ties in with the tank unit


I have pressed in the new headstock bearings, over the next few days I'll be getting the chassis sorted ... I'm happy as it's a big milestone getting the frame back :)

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I've put together the chassis, I managed to find some small Ohlins logo's for the front forks. I do need to replace those allen bolts though....


The rear sprocket has been polished and looks much better with the dull black paint stripped


The Termigoni logo's have been added to the exhaust, and breaks down the Di-noc nicely.


and finally the where it's at pic :)


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I've been doing some cable routing today, I want to run as many cables through the frame as possible (keeps them out of site)

I started with the throttle and display cables, these run from just behind the headstock.


The throttle cable comes out right at the back of the bike, saves me using unsightly cable ties.


The USB connector for the display routes down to the IO panel on the M'board .... I'm guessing you're wondering how I got the big square block through the small round hole ? ...that's just the way I roll dudes :hehe:


Now for the GPU cable ... this was a bit more "interesting" (read P.I.T.A) these run a short distance from inside the frame ...


Down to the GPU getting the individual wires in the right order was entertaining but got there in the end.


I've just noticed that one of the blue sleeves has pulled, (thank you macro shot) I'll have to tease that back in line

09-27-2013, 05:06 AM
This is seriously awesome buddy.. Very nice idea for cabling.. This is one serious game-on-the-go motor.. :)

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09-27-2013, 11:16 AM
Very impressive!

10-01-2013, 11:51 AM
This is seriously awesome buddy.. Very nice idea for cabling.. This is one serious game-on-the-go motor.. :)

Thanks Rage, there's still a whole lot more to come, I'm still going through the back log of parts that needed finish and paint.

Very impressive!

Thanks Poco, much appreciated :)

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I've been working on paint and finish, lot's of brackets to paint. While waiting for paint to dry, I have been installing the completed parts.

First up is the motor, the bracket has been painted and lacquered, as has the rear chain guard. The chain tensioner and wheel alignment adjuster (other side) have been made, painted and fitted.

The chain has been fitted (I don't think I can get a gold one) The PSU has been fitted and left me with a big slab of panel to break up. I used the ROG logo that came with the Impact board as the colours fit in well and it kinda reminds me of the Ducati course logo.

The Mayhems logo has also been painted and at the moment is blue tacked into position, (still needs finishing)

Yeah I know lots of waffling but there's alot going on in the photo


Next up is the radiator, I wasn't happy with the standard colour and paint finish so it needed some "adjustment" easy enough to paint and you've all seen it done before. here it is fitted.


and finally I know there's been a lot of close up shots, so here's a where it's at pic .. enjoy :)


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The 3D printed Mayhems logo has been niggling me a bit, The whole thing painted kinda looses its 3D effect, you'll see what I mean in this pic


So I sanded down the front face of the lettering, but needed lifting. So I decided to have a look at gilding it. I ordered a small kit from e-bay. The kit came with 10 gold sheets, some glue, a brush and a simple set of instructions.


I applied the glue with a cotton bud and left it to become tacky


The leaf is applied and I decided to "stipple" the leaf onto the lettering, I think it's a nice effect


The result looks something like this ...


It really lifts the 3D image, at the moment it has been lacquered and is now drying and will be polished when dry, in the mean time I have the other 3D printed Mod With Me logo to do, I have talked to sander and we have agreed on doing the sides of the M's


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Over the past few months I have been collecting some airbrush stuff, With the cost of the hardware taking out a lot of funds, I've had to scrimp and get the things I need for this build a bit at a time.

So here's what I have, which is enough to get me started ...


Eventually I will get some stenciling material and a stencil burner as I really got into the airbrush side of things .... so expect some airbrushed cases soon(ish)
Luckily Mod With Me provided me with 30 droplet stencils to do the job I had in mind, I ended up using 50 :D So here's the very first thing I have ever airbrushed ..


I'm happy (more than happy) with the result and it's exactly what I wanted, here's the tank.


and a wider shot .. you'll notice the front mudguard has been painted, this has been done with a blue flake ... It didn't quite look like how I thought it would, but it's quite an interesting finish and ties in with the droplets on the body work.


Here's the mWm logo, I did apply some gold leaf to the sides but it didn't quite look right, So I gave it a light dusting with blue flake and it has lifted the logo nicely.


The logo will be touched up on the edges and will look great on the panel. I have done all the body work but I won't be sharing with you guys until the final photo's (BWAHAHAHAAHAA)

10-13-2013, 12:40 PM
Sweet, very nice and unique too.

10-14-2013, 05:07 PM
Sweet, very nice and unique too.

Cheers TIGGER, much appreciated and thanks for commenting :)

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Some updates on the some of the small jobs that I've been doing. Lots of little things and just tying up loose ends

First up is the front mudguard, I'd originally planned to put a ROG logo there, but on second thoughts I thought that it's taking away some attention from the guys that actually sponsored the build ...so I chose something non-PC related and used a Ducati Course shield. The paint finish is a blue flake over the white ... I'm glad I done this small part first as I just don't think that finish all over the body work would look right ... It's ok for the mudguard.


Next up is the fans, I'm going for the 80mm Cooler Master ones... had a big hunt around and found these items, I like these as they're different than the usual generic design of the shrouds that most fans use


These were given a dusting with blue flake just to make the matt black a bit more interesting...


I have now got the RAM, I'm going with Corsair Dominators, Nice understated design and they'll give out some subtle lighting around the M'board


Really like these, but tricky to find the right ones .... Had to check the Vendor list in the ASUS manual


Next up is the dash...

I made a template to fit the curve inside the nose cone, difficult to get right and found it easier to fold the card in half, so that it kept both sides equal.

The display was torn down to its basic screen and I made a template of that too. This was to get the holes in the right place .. eventually the template was transfered onto the acrylic and cut out


Here's how it turned out


and with the display on ....


It just needs fitting to the bike now ... getting closer :)

OOPS nearly forgot about this photo,

I've revised the loop around the M'board and also fitted the break out point, the tray has been painted and lacquered and also I have started to look at the last bit of cabling. I'm using some clips that keep all the lines nice and tidy, those clips will be stuck onto a bracket and will keep them all in place.
Also the ram has been slotted in :)


10-22-2013, 09:22 PM
Amazing :)

10-24-2013, 02:43 AM
Amazing :)

Cheers James :) :) :)

10-25-2013, 02:57 PM
No problem, I meant it! It's an inspiring build, have you got a build log on any other forums? ROG forums are pretty quiet most of the time!

10-25-2013, 06:23 PM
No problem, I meant it! It's an inspiring build, have you got a build log on any other forums? ROG forums are pretty quiet most of the time!

Yeah the forum is very sleepy, You can find this build on Bit-Tech, Overclockers UK, those seem to be the busiest but it's also on a few smaller forums, one of which is very friendly (CASE MOD CONTEST)

I do hope the build inspires others to pick up their tools ..
Thanks again James.

11-03-2013, 05:17 PM
http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=33097 (http://www.mayhems.co.uk/front/#.UUS6tRxhiWw)

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=33774 (http://www.modwithme.com)

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=35083 (http://www.ekwb.com/)

UPDATE 3/11/13

With the dash made. it needed to be fitted to the bike. This was done with a couple of simple brackets which were bolted in place. I mixed up some araldite, applied to the brackets and used clothes pegs to clamp the dash in place.


The screen was glued in place in the same way with some brackets, so that it can be removed if necessary, The end result looks like this.


A view through the screen (screen decals have now been added too)


Now it was time to tackle the paint work finish ... It's no good paying for all that paint and leave it all unfinished, otherwise it'll look crap, All the panels have now been Lacquered but after lacquering you'll be left with something like this :


Under close scrutiny it has that horrible orange peel effect, Here's how I got rid of it.

The tank/seat unit was dragged into the kitchen sink and sanded down with 2500 grade wet and dry, (THE LACQUER HAS TO BE HARD WAIT AT LEAST TWO WEEKS BEFORE DOING THIS)
You'll notice some washing up liquid, this just lubricates the wet and dry. Dunno if this helps with the finish but it feels better :naughty:


after a quick going over you'll see this : The low spots are still shiny


So we keep going until that lacquer is "flat" (no low spots) Don't go mad with this you're only sanding the lacquer, we don't want to sand through it into the paint. This is what you'll be left with


So now we have a nice flat finish it's time to polish it back up, I've used Meguires products, I'm sure there's other brands but used this because they have an excellent reputation. I don't have a polishing machine, So I have used a polishing mop that fits into an electric drill (a couple of quid from Halfords)


First I have used a cutting compound, this will get rid of the sand paper marks.


The mop has been rinsed out in cold water and used when wet (extra lube) Don't dwell in one area keep the mop moving.


I rinsed out the mop again and repeated this process with the finishing polish. This is how that area ended up like, I've left the top of the tank "flat" for comparison


The other panels have been done too, here's the top/ nose cone fairing all assembled and polished ready to fit onto the bike. Sander from Mod With Me has sent through the last of the decals and it finishes off the panels quite nicely. Top work from Sander, he's had to put up with a lot from me So a huge thanks man :thumb: I'm very happy.


Ohh go on then another pic of that assembly


I have some really good news, EK Water Blocks are sponsoring me with a new block they have coming out. A big thanks to you guys.

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=35083 (http://www.ekwb.com/)

I look forward to sharing with you what EK is about to release and the build will be complete by the end of the month.

11-17-2013, 01:29 PM
http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=33097 (http://www.mayhems.co.uk/front/#.UUS6tRxhiWw)

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=33774 (http://www.modwithme.com)

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=35083 (http://www.ekwb.com/)

Update 17/11/13

I've been finishing off all the little things, First up is the Cooler Master fans. I've shortened and sleeved one of the cables. the other one I soldered on a male connector so that the fans can be "daisy chained" and run direct to the motherboard.


Next up is the LED's for the Res, nice and simple, the Res was already pre-drilled by Phame so all I needed to do was secure the cable with a P clip and slot in the LED ... real easy job (Thanks Phame)


Next we have the cables into the Motherboard, nice simple solution again. I have basically stuck on a couple of clips on a bit of plexy, but it keeps those cables really tidy. (the camera is picking up all the dust will have to wipe before taking final photo's)


Something I very nearly forgot about was the front brake :wallbash: although it would have made things more interesting when riding the bike, it really needs brakes. I fitted a nice wave disk to add a bit more "bling" to the front end.


So It's pretty much done, Just need to slot in an ngff drive and fill the loop. Waiting for the block from EK but that can be fitted later. Talking about filling the loop here's what I have got, some lovely Aurora 2 :)


Here's the pre final photo's of the bike. next update should be the last :)

I've added some EK decals, seems fair as the other sponsors have theirs on the bike :)



11-17-2013, 02:52 PM
Very nice build ASOUTER and great attention to detail. Good job mate :D

11-17-2013, 06:21 PM
Very nice build ASOUTER and great attention to detail. Good job mate :D

Thanks man, much appreciated :)

11-17-2013, 09:17 PM
Thanks man, much appreciated :)
You're welcome mate, Great job!

11-18-2013, 06:41 PM
This is what I call a masterpiece. Great job sir;)

11-19-2013, 04:50 PM
This is what I call a masterpiece. Great job sir;)

Thanks Hero1, it came together well :)

12-03-2013, 06:12 PM
http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=33097 (http://www.mayhems.co.uk/front/#.UUS6tRxhiWw)

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=33774 (http://www.modwithme.com)

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2340&pictureid=35083 (http://www.ekwb.com/)

FINAL PICS 03/12/13

Quick tidy up before final pics

I've had a cracking day, my M.2 (ngff) SSD arrived and WOW is it small.


Here it is slotted in.


and a quick reference pic, the fitting is just a 1/4 inch compression thingy and a bike which might confuse scale a bit.



Here's it is against my road bike, to give an idea of scale


and one in isolation


a view into the mini ITX bits


Next up we're on track


Would be a crime not to take it for a gentle ride :)


and after the session, Mini Moto Mayhem got a podium


Tomorrow I will post a vid of it up and running, also a short vid of track riding

12-06-2013, 06:26 AM
Here's the final Vid


12-14-2013, 09:00 PM
Just a photo dump of the latest pics