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Old 03-03-2016, 07:27 PM
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So me modded Suzuki cabbage is on here a few entries down an I promised to post the rest of the shed so here they are in all their glory!

Me Triumff Adventurer Lowrider - built by Sootys Customs in 2005/6 and apart from the pipes unchanged since then. Replaced the engine a few years back when a mains bearing let go and it was cheaper to get a recon motor from Sandy at Triumph'ant he also stuck in an extra cog to give me a six speed box!

Now the other two belong to my other half - which makes my life so much simpler when I need something for my bike or a new project!

So first up is her GS500 chop - now called the "forever bike" as it was meant to be sold when the second one got finished, but ended up with a total rebuild into it's current guise instead. Been run as a custom now since it's original build by Sootys back in 2000

Finally her 600 Bandit chop again built by Sooty - great bike but as per the previous thread up for sale as she doesn't get to use it enough and it's a waste not to. Think it's last major run out was the NAB'd rally a couple of years back!


Well that's it the sheds currently full although at some stage my Hinkley Bonnie chop will get finished - (Well when they can finally get the "house of kolor" paint colour I want, only been 3 friggin months) Should have been on the road in March but beginning to sweat it won't be ready for the summer.
Once that one comes then I guess the adventurer will be up for grabs.

Oh and if the GS ans Triumff look familiar, they did grace the pages of 100% a while back and the GS was in one of their ads!

That's all for now folks
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:40 PM
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Known sandy since we was youngsters don't see much of each other now but still get on well
Infact i remember someone trying to sell me Sandy's monoshocked Z1 once ( fuck that went down well ) luckily I knew the bike or I would have snapped it up
That bandit looks like another bike i used to know the fat bandit built by another mate of mine and sandy's might just be cos it's the same colour

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That's some metal in your garage, matey!
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great to some good looking bikes
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:18 PM
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Nice collection that bud. Look forward to seeing the latest build.
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:04 PM
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Thanks for the posi comments on the bikes!
They've all been stockers when we got hold of them and you've probably noticed the theme that runs through - all built by Sootys Customs! I drew up what we wanted and sourced paerts etc and then left him to work out where it all went!
The Triumph has been a great bike to run, plenty of grunt but gets a bit juicyu when I get a bit throttle happy. Only issue that I've had over the years that's affected the running has been the needle jets wearing oval - seems to be about every 3 years they need replacing. Always one to remember if you get a bit of a misfire (I ended up doing coils, leads, CDI before it got sorted!)

The GS is a great little bike, probably one of the nicest sounding 500 twins I've heard. Think that has something to do with the end cans. If you're ever after a decent set of one offs - have a chat with John Campbell at Campbell Custom Exhausts - quick turnaround and good price.

As for the Bandit - well just been on E bay for 10 days didn't even make 1500! ah well we'll keep it and try again in a month or two an if it doesn't go I reckon Mr Grinder and Mrs MIG will be out to magic up a hardtail or perhaps a plunger rear. We'll see

As for the last project - when the paint eventually arives from the states (think it's being bought over by a series of swimmers) it may finally see the light of day - on the other hand maybe I'll change my mind and find a colour that is in stock!
Still in the meantime heres the bare metal basic build - engine still to be stripped an polished- I'll update once it's finished
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How about Battleship Grey?
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:40 AM
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Powder coat everything matt black (more of a satin than matt) with maroon pin striping
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S'funny that cos I had wodered about camo colouring, but wasn't going grey as I'm thinking of redoing the motor in grey with a bit of pinstriping and signwriting.
Being a bit of a magpie and liking all things shiny an bright, I'm beginning to think about going black sparkle (gold underlay) _ I've got a nice bit of celtic artwork lined up which I think would look neat on top.
An I haven't had a black bike since my old iron head chop - still not sure though - still nough of the future - back to the shed today to put the carbs back on the bandit - give the motor a run up.
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This is were I get my paint from ,saves a lot of time ordering from USA , Custom Paint
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:37 PM
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Seriously black base coat maroon pearl top coat with about 15% white pearl added then as many coats of lacquer as you can get on it cut it back every two or so coats to avoid orange peel

Many years ago I was asked to judge best paint at a local show I gave that prize to a stock us spec bonnie from the early 80s the only thing not stock was the paint it was a black pearl affect with so many coats of lacquer that it looked like you could put your hand into the lacquer
Nearly everyone asked why did you give best paint to a black bike i just told em go have a close look then you will see
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