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Old 02-04-2010, 05:30 PM
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just took it for a quick ride round car park, carbs are well out, this is going to be my biggest concern

but hoping that with a little luck I might at least get it rideable.

otherwise its off to the auction house in the sky LOL

oh and I am still under my 500 budget although the MOT at 27 will take me over

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Old 02-04-2010, 07:44 PM
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I quite like that!
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:49 PM
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that turned out really nice m8...
although id have painted the wheels and tank satin black with some pinstriping..
only cos thats what i like...lol

trike next?

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:17 PM
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yeah the orignial plan for this was satin black with red and white pin striping, however I got that tank for free, was going in the skip, its got a dent on the front left hand corner, bulldog bash sticker over it now LOL

butI couldnt bring myself to sand that tank down, and I cant pin stripe, so it ended up like this

yes trike is next, still trying to get some big fat rear wheels, cant do anything until I have them

have the shape and design of the frame all worked out, got the engine, and all the rear diff etc etc

soon as I have the wheels I can start on the layout and start working out sizes for wishbones etc
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:48 PM
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The price of an MOT taking you over budget is nowt worth worrying about, Tony. You have shown what can be done on fuck all budget and a bit of effort in the thought dept. Well done.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:12 PM
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cheers, took long enough to do though LOL

tempted to just sell this, should hopefully get about 1000-1200 for it with mot etc

then at least I can go buy the bits to build the trike, but wife reckons I wont enjoy it if I do it that way LOL
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:47 PM
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I like it...and to be honest I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it.

Very Minimalist.

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Old 02-04-2010, 11:00 PM
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good stuff tony. hope you get the carbs done right.
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very nice job tony .....lookin kewl
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nice,,,, thats nice..good work and it shows you don't have to spend 15k to get a good looking ride..
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:58 AM
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I would get it set up and enjoy it for a while.....summer....then work on a trike over the winter months...?.....very nice job on your budget !
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:26 PM
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the problem is getting it setup, about 250 mile round trip to the nearest place that I know of for rolling road setup, but most annoyingly it appears that the carbs on this engine, dont use conventional jets, the mounting boss is huge

no way I can move the bike that distance or afford to pay to have it setup

today I discovered that the damn thing isnt charging, looks like the rec/reg is dead, gets very hot but no charge to the battery

will be a month or so at a guess before I get to take it for MOT now.

scouring ebay to try and find a cheapy bargain one.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:37 PM
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i got a spare 550 one if thats any good?

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mate, if I could borrow it even, that would be a huge help

I have checked the output of the generator, and thats fine, so have to be the rec/reg
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is it the 600 teapot motor you got in there tony? seem to remember eddie from cbuk having carb probs on his chop
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its your m8..
pm me your address an ill pop it in the post...
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Good work!
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:11 AM
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thanks Nik, coming from someone that sees as many bikes as you, I am really happy

been right through all the charging circuit and its deffo the rec/reg all connections are good, but voltage to the battery wont go above 12.3 even when revved hard, rec reg gets very hot very quickly

checked the alternator and I got 20-70+V AC across all 3 combinations of connections

still really hoping to get it MOT'd this Friday.

I really want to get up to the predators bash on this, will be my first time out for a very long while.
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thanks Nik, coming from someone that sees as many bikes as you, I am really happy

been right through all the charging circuit and its deffo the rec/reg all connections are good, but voltage to the battery wont go above 12.3 even when revved hard, rec reg gets very hot very quickly

checked the alternator and I got 20-70+V AC across all 3 combinations of connections

still really hoping to get it MOT'd this Friday.

I really want to get up to the predators bash on this, will be my first time out for a very long while.
You're welcome, mate, it is ...

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Old 10-04-2010, 10:39 AM
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woo hoo MOT and Tax

minor mod to the gear lever linkage that I got wrong

and need new grips, these look great but hurt the hands like hell, and with gloves on the throttle keeps sliding shut, unless you got a death grip on it
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:29 PM
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well it didnt last long

off to ebay soon

probably going to lose money on this bloody bike

cdi unit died today, only 2 pots running

apparantly the engine that I used they only imported 500 to the UK in '84 so no chance of getting a replacement

will be listing it this week if anyone wants spares??

probably send the tax back get something for that at least



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Old 11-04-2010, 06:51 PM
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Shit man i wish i had a few quid spare to buy this '
defo cdi thats gone ? and not a coil away ?
What is the model the cdi was fitted to ?
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:33 PM
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its a gsxr400 made for 1 year only

deffo the cdi. swapped the coil wiring, and swapped the wiring for the sender units etc, all good

got the cdi out and it was hot, smelt like a capacitor or transistor has gone.

looks like you can buy a replacement from a place in australia 114

the 400 was used because it was cheap and there, but really needs a gsx550 or something similar, the 750 is too big for this frame, will fit but looks wrong

the 400 just revs a lot and I cant stand that, especially with the near on open pipes
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:38 PM
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Theres a gsxr400 sitting in my local scrappys if you got the number off the cdi i can check it out
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thanks sadly I have no idea what the number is, the one I have is an aftermarket one

the bike would be about 84 or 85

think the only way that I can be close to getting the right one would be if the engine has only 2 carbs, they run dual twin carbs, one diapghram with 2 slides in each

this would narrow it to 2 models and if it wasnt mega bucks then I would consider the gamble.
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Been to the scrappy and the cdi unit has gone off the gsxr it was an old steel framed one too so must have been fairly early one .
What sort of money are you after for the bike as is ? pm me the price please
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