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Post by Garry » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:00 pm

best get a move on or you'll miss the summer :)

seemed to be a lot of bikes about today - going by exhaust noises i could
hear - think i'll wait until easter
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Post by SHimmer45 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:34 pm

went out for a bimble on the XJ today...

1st bit of sun and all the tourist's appear in the new forest ](*,)
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Post by Red Devil 777 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:00 pm

Garry wrote:seemed to be a lot of bikes about today - going by exhaust noises i could
hear - think i'll wait until easter
Lightweight :lol: :lol: :lol:

I went out yesterday (and had a little mishap) with the hybrid and decided to take the KR out for a bit this morning (cos' I really need to double check them zzr calipers, honest love' 8) ) and did something I haven't done for years.............

ran out of petrol :oops: well thay've shut all the petrol stations down near me honest. Ok was having too much fun, tell you what it's a lot easier now, used to be a marathon push or hike, now it's get your mobile out and 'well if you want me to go to ikea this afty you'd better get in the car and bring me a can of juice, cos otherwise.........' :lol:

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Post by mr_bungholeo » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:50 pm

since i put my kr on the road ive done 6000mls in eight months.... not rode any of my others...and ive just sold the r1...lookin at rg500/rd500 but all seem to b around 4-5 grand...may get an rsv mille...or may put an rg lump in a kr1??? anyone done it yet??.....better give the bank manager a bj...lol..dal
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Post by mgtkr1 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:37 pm

i has been done bung, a ratty race bike tuned, polished frame with black+flouredcent pink+yellow paint complete with battlescars and tz bodywork and to this day its the best 500 hybrid ive seen, miles better than yer average(if there was such a thing!!) rgv-500. i dont know why, it had loads of niggles, wasnt really pretty and basicly only used parts of other road bikes, usd forks etc. built in the early mid 90's. maybe it just had a certain amount of character, much like a tz/rs250 with scuffs on the bellypan were its decked or peeled edges on tyres! also the pic of him wheelying at a near vertical angle swayed me this was a racers bike who could ride it not just another big budget special built by a slo-joe with wads of cash. its a enginnering staement, work in progress but i absolutly love that bike. barry j has the article, this is what reinded me about the particular bike. was in performance bikes.

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Post by Garry » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:06 pm

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Post by mr_bungholeo » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:17 pm

oooh.. ive gone all weak at the knees..may be the way to go....hmmm do i pay off the credit card n buy the missus some flowers...nah she'll appreciate a kr500 as much as i will......NOT!!!
bring a ding ding i'm a throttle happy chappy...:)

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Post by SHimmer45 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:20 pm

today we have achieved........
not sure my finger tips appreciated todays efforts mind :D


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need to invest in a buffing wheel i think autosol by hand is hard work.
but is rewarding.
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Post by ScottaKR » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:30 am

Yeah, buff wheels are awsome. I use my mates one, and it takes about 5 minutes instead of 5 hours! :mrgreen: You can also get into those tricky corners etc with the dremel buff wheel, and then just give it all a quick finish by hand.
Saves your fingertips this way..... although there is a bonus to wearing the tips (fingerprints) off... :-$
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Post by SHimmer45 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:15 am

well ive gone and missed the summer and what have i achieved... not alot.

got some nice piccies of the black frame and that but that is about it o and some nicely polished forks

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Post by SHimmer45 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:03 pm

getting some boots on say.. some alpha 10's 150ish fitted i think...... so gonna be busy assembling the chassis at the weekend woot =D>
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Post by SHimmer45 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:41 pm

well i have some news :)



properly pulled finger out of arse today and the result with some help :

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pleased with how it looks :mrgreen:


all new bearings in etc and its all nice and tight, apart from some slight play in the rear suspension linkage which is odd as its got new bearings and sleeves throughout... so any thoughts be handy, as i cant see why there is the slop which you can feel if you lift the back end up gently.
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Post by Red Devil 777 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:47 pm

Yup, looks well =D> . Now next weekend I want to see it with the........... :lol:

It's good when you get them actually looking like a bike rather than a pile of scrap, gives you a good gee up.

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Post by SHimmer45 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:49 pm

loom and stuff in next weekend along with the brakes and the like hopefully, tho i need to repaint the tokio's that i have as they are bit grubby.

but yes good to see it coming together, so it might even be at the next kwak sunday if others are gonna do the same thing as last year
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Post by Garry » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:44 pm

the play could be in the swingarm bearings - not the linkages - look closely for movement there when you lift the back end
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