my old girl betsey..

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mr B
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my old girl betsey..

Post by mr B » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:11 pm

thought i would stick a few photos up now ive got them on postimage.....
bought betsey back in 1998 after a very serious bike accident.i was told never ride again so bought a kr1s.... :)
used on trackdays for the last ten years she spent some of her time like this
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but most of her time like this...
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and many diferent looks over the years..
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but recently after her sitting outside for a year i decided to put her back on the road as standard.
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to put her back ive fitted...
new battery
new wheel bearings
new discs
refurbed calipers,new seals,pads and bolts
new fork seals
new headstock bearings
s/hand tank,new stickers
changed rear brake arm from polished to gold,changed clipons from gold to silver(anal i know)
new genuine bolts(discs,calipers,hangers etc all available still from KHI and quite cheap.
brake pivot pins
fuel tap seals
ultrasonic cleaned carbs,new carb internals and pipes
new plugs and airfilter
clutch and break levers and fluid resovours
new pistons,smallends and plated barrels(stock)
new clutch and springs
new screen and mirrors
s/hand pillion seat
and stock pipes and silencers fitted......
cant wait for a sunny day......... 8)

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Re: my old girl betsey..

Post by podman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:28 pm

Fab....some great history attached to your bike ! I think we are all looking forward to that first warm, sunny day mate...PS Whats the story behind the name Betsey then?!

mr B
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Re: my old girl betsey..

Post by mr B » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:55 pm

just thought she was a betsey when i bought her,no real reason....however,my other bikes are winnie and katie..because or there number plate letters (kty and wno) but betsey is just betsey... :)

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Virgie
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Re: my old girl betsey..

Post by Virgie » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:08 pm

Looking fantastic, and I bet you didn't pop the carb needle guides in upside down either :lol: :roll: :oops:
Is Betsey the same bike that came to my Cicely's aid?

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mr_bungholeo
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Re: my old girl betsey..

Post by mr_bungholeo » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:57 pm

yep the same one....andi bet you never made that mistake again... :roll:
bring a ding ding i'm a throttle happy chappy...:)

you cant beat a bit of blue haze...
danny harris.....R.I.P
gone but totally forgotten...:)

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Virgie
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Re: my old girl betsey..

Post by Virgie » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:12 pm

Funny you should say that - I always cring with shame when I think about it :oops:
Glad to see you putting so much effort into Betsy as she is looking fine for it.

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Re: my old girl betsey..

Post by twigg » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:46 pm

Nice looking Futura too!
if its green its mean :P

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