Today, we are particularly pleased to publish this post, because it sent us himself Andrey Chernov, the pilot CHPmotorsport racing team. We decided not to change anything, we publish the first person that by Andrew.
Hello, my name is Andrey Chernov, I imagine racing team CHPmotorsport from Vladimir. Every year we take part in the Championship of Russia on the highway-ring motorcycle races (SHKMG). By the nature of its activities, we prepare, develop, test, and repair break race technique. Judging by no small number of prizes in SHKMG, it turns out we are not bad.
With the submission of our friend, who bought Yamaha DRAG STAR 2017 and really wanted his bike something different from similar models. The idea of creating this particular custom bike. Thus, the mechanics Vladimir racing team accustomed to maintain and repair racing motorcycles, found the opportunity to work on civil projects, as early as the summer of 2017 saw the release of a custom project from CHPmotorsport.
Experience in construction of racing, so light, fast and reliable devices, allowing our engineers to design and civilian motorcycles. Besides, in my opinion, with the civil motorcycle is easier to work here depends only on the imagination and the complexity of the process of execution of any items, you can always err, somewhere to make walls thicker, or choose a different, heavier but durable material. In racing everything is more complicated, you need to create a device capable to reach the finish line with the maximum result, that is, it should be light, strong, balanced, and the like. In pursuit of a minimum weight of parts for sports equipment should be thin, light and durable, calculate weaknesses and competently design are any parts extremely difficult.
In the construction of our civil custom bike difficulties did not arise, except for the fact that the dismantling of the planning and any improvements in his head came more and more new ideas, but the budget as usual, was very limited. I must say that initially no major alterations were planned. They wanted to remove the massive wings, put the pot smaller remake the wheel steps. Leave a minimum of parts, only the engine, wheels, lighting, management of agencies, the word only that which is necessary for the movement.
Also wanted to achieve similarity with the bike the main character from the movie "Harley Davidson and Marlboro men". In the end, we came to the conclusion that changed quite a lot. It all started with the disassembly, it became clear that looms beautiful, stylish silhouette. Then we removed the rear shock, decided to do mot dry (no rear suspension) as a real chёpper , lack of suspension travel possible to underestimate the ass quite low, with the changed angle of the fork in the right direction for us. Of the two front brake discs, left alone, because in our version, it looks much better, and no one was going to drive on this bike, but with a calm movement of one is enough. Native front steps was untenable, had to invent, draw plans and carry them out on friendly production, quite different from the removal of a small, forward.
Of course, these improvements have drawn for themselves and other alterations, such as control gear and rear brake. All this was well designed and drafted by racing engineers, and executed in metal, but rather in duralumin D16T, all on the same friendly company. Now we come to the helm, native was sent to the scrap, lighting control consoles followed. The plan should be straight wheel, produced his own team in the studio. Such a steering wheel needed, which is not the usual stand here helped a proven method: drawings and user-friendly production. Panels on the steering wheel replaced the old custom bikes switches on a moped. The rear wing and a base for seating made of fiberglass, of that form, which was considered necessary. Then I waited for their turn gas tank on the idea of it has to be small to the very large part on a motorcycle engine remained. Here complicates the task of the wide frame, with a large air box. Later, the solution was found, but the volume of the tank had to be sacrificed, the tank had sent a total of 8 liters. We felt that for city driving is enough.
In this revision we were to end, but in the end the native front wheel R18, seemed not at all suitable. We decided that you need a wheel hub and R19 should be wider, because of this had to do a wider fork. The hub, axle, wheel hub, and traverse fork drafted and produced. Faro left home, but picked up the flashlight back on overseas directory of attachment produced themselves. First the air filter removed, put K & N, with the help of a homemade adapter. Wiring partially removed what was left, tried to hide. After all these improvements was to paint the newly custom and restore luster. As planned by the motorcycle had to be just white, but before disassembly for painting, decided to experiment. Everything you wanted to paint, plastered white tape, add red stripes on the frame, look how it looks, and decided that we need a red line on a white leather seats, as well as wing and fuel tank, should be matte white with painted red stitching. The only thing left othromirovat, polish some details and collect all in one.
So, according to the creators, it turned out quite decent custom bike, low center of gravity, comfortable fit, excellent handling, and elegant appearance.
I prepared and gave Andrey Chernov.