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[solved]My first project bike!

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jerryfudd
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 21 May 2015, 11:19 pm

excellent, felt better handing it back not to mention it's got a bit of weight to it too Smile

just noticed your signature about live to ride..... oh how very true!!!
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by badseeds on Thu 21 May 2015, 11:27 pm

@jerryfudd wrote:just noticed your signature about live to ride..... oh how very true!!!

Ha ha! Bike's gotta earn its keep!
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by alvamiga on Sat 23 May 2015, 9:37 am

With our office move soon, not riding to work would make a 30-40 minute journey each way into almost 2 hours! Smile
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jtwin on Tue 02 Jun 2015, 10:48 pm

Regarding fork drain screws.
A useful tip I have used on several bikes including my CB500W 1998 is to drill and tap M5 the bosses that are cast in fork leg bottoms but not adopted. 
Put bike on centre stand, drill 4.2mm dia and tap M5 in situ. No need to disassemble as oil draining out will flush any swarf. 
Use mixture of 50/50 white spirit and oil in fork top to rinse out gunge and wear debris. 
Install M5x12 or M5x10 screws with fibre sealing washers. Refill forks. 
Easy quick job. And simple to change, tune or adjust fork oil in future.
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by Beresford on Tue 02 Jun 2015, 11:36 pm

I always thought this should be possible, though it's good to hear that somebody has actually done it and showed that it works.
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 9:03 am

likewise it's good to know it can be done but risky if you don't make a good job of the tap and adds another point of failure. it's no biggie to slide the fork out and tip to empty plus any lumps of crud will come out - that way you can also make sure it's perfectly vertical to measure the air gap on the refil.
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by burning_rubber on Sun 12 Jul 2015, 11:48 pm

shit!!!!! i can't believe i missed this thread 
i have no words, just read the whole thing

my bike just gets me to work everyday and go's to track days maybe it needs some love lol

i have so much respect for the work and love you have shown that bike 
well done mate  Very Happy
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Mon 13 Jul 2015, 9:34 am

likewise, just replied to your thread too!

I've only just started watching part 1 but have no doubt will have watched them all by end of play today Smile

great stuff!

Dan
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 26 Sep 2015, 12:52 pm

@jerryfudd wrote:applied the new decals....











Not sure how hard wearing they are but I guess we'll see.

.....and yes that is string on my centre stand, the replacement side stand isn't back from the coaters yet and during the testing period I couldn't run both stands so I've only attached it back on loosely for now while I have nothing else (except the original one which I'm too lazy to refit in the meantime lol).
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 26 Sep 2015, 12:59 pm

Looks lovely u did an amazing job on bike, decals  look professionally done. Great work, u should rescue an other bike and do an other restoration, maybe a two stroke Smile

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