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Old 03-03-2011, 02:16 AM
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Heres my Yamaha SR125 When I bought it well sort of it was in bits & I had to put it back together first but you get the idea






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Old 03-03-2011, 02:17 AM
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Heres how she looked after making it a bit more erm...Me!







But then I thought Bugger it its time to have some fun with the angle grinder


I lobbed the arse off of it & I thought its a start






Theres still a lot more I want to do to finish off the rear end but then my brain started whirring & I fancied a challenge so I decided to change the engine.
Ive got this 125cc twin laying about which is a copy of a Honda lump I know Im probably mad going from a nice reliable Yamaha lump to an unknown Chinese lump but I am mad really I once converted my old CG125 rat bike from CDI to points ignition.
My excuse is Im from Norfolk
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:18 AM
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I started stripping the bike down some more & got to this stage








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Old 03-03-2011, 02:19 AM
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:20 AM
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I tried wrestling with the engine to get it in & it was a right bastard
So I tried laying the frame & the engine on their side & wriggled the bugger in like that but I discoved I needed to cut a bit off of the front downtube to clear the starter motor.







I managed to get the bugger in there & it fits quite nicely Ive still got to finish the mounting points but my priority was the chain allignment which Im going to double check tomorrow but I think Im there.
Ive also got to move the pegs further back because they hit the engine & also I have to move the brake pedal too for the same reason.



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Old 03-03-2011, 02:22 AM
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I then mocked up a few bits to get an idea of how its going to look theres still a long way to go but Im spending the next 4 days on it so I should get a fair bit done in that time
Im really happy with the way it looks I tried a few sets of bars & I settled with the drag bars but with taller risers as the bars hit the tank with the original Yamaha clamps.







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Old 03-03-2011, 02:24 AM
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:25 AM
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:42 AM
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I like this,it's going to look cool.What bike is the new tank off?
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:53 AM
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Well Im not a 100% sure, I got it off my mate & it came off of a Chinese custom bike probably a Vulcan or similar but I like it I think its the perfect size with the new engine.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:20 PM
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Yes i agree mate,keep us updated with plenty of pics
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:53 PM
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'S coming on, that!
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:20 PM
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Yeah Im quite pleased with it so far but Ive got all these ideas in my head & I think I will be getting to the boring bits soon where it looks like nothing has been done when really it has but I hope to have it back on the road by the end of April as I want to go to NABD & Rat & Survival on it.
My mate says it looks too short & fat but I like that Im not into massive raked front ends I like the old skool look & I hope this has its own unique style my mate doesnt get rat bikes one bit he thinks you get a hammer out & bash it up & paint it matt black & whenever I say I dont like something he says "dont worry it is a rat" but I said although this is a rat its still got to have some style I dont want it to look stupid which I think it did before I want people to say "what the fuck is that?" I was originally going to put a 21" front wheel & an 18" rear wheel in but I like the standard wheels it is short & fat but so am I so its kind of fitting really.
Ooh look Im waffling nothing new there then
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:57 AM
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Heres the welder I bought which is a bit of a shitter as I cant get it to feed the wire through the gun Im gonna put it back on ebay I reckon or I may have a go at fixing it if I can be arsed but Im going to have to wait until the end of the month as Im due a backpay from work so Im going to treat myself to a Brand New Gas/gasless mig I have seen so until then Im mocking stuff up & doing everything apart from the welding.




So today I spent an hour down the workshop & I fitted the risers which I bought off my mate & the drag bars I have too
I also fitted the headlight & brackets which Im going to use so that al the wiring isnt hanging out everywhere
Im quite happy with the way it looks so far





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Old 09-03-2011, 01:12 AM
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just had a quick look through, cool project man.

i'm also currently ratting my daily ride a 82' honda cb 125 twin

you also metionied a rat bike meet, when and where?
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:20 PM
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Cool you should put a post on the forum about your CB the Rat & Survival show is in May near Ipswich
Details are here http://www.urbanxtremebikes.com/LIST%20PAGE.htm

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:36 PM
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Yeah will do soon

aww its so far from me, if i go on the cb i would have to aviod motorways which means 4 and a half hours on the A roads!
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:17 PM
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4.5 hours is ok, go for it, you will enjoy the weekend im sure.
were here for a good time no a long time
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:52 AM
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I went to Stoke by a roads once on a 125 it was ok I went through Melton Mowbary & along the A50 it wasnt a bad ol run really
Im going to NABD in Cheshire in May hopefully on this it should be done by then.
Long journeys aint too bad on a small bike it can be quite fun.
Go for it you know you want to
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:59 AM
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Great, i thought it was just one day.. whole weekend sounds good!

but my cb broke down just yesterday lol. wont pull without dying, had to ride home slippin the clutch..20 25 mph all the way
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Old 20-03-2011, 07:00 PM
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Love the way you are going.
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Old 20-03-2011, 11:19 PM
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............update?
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Old 21-03-2011, 07:43 AM
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Lovin' the build
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:05 PM
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Havent done bugger all to this lately had too many distractions like my RD125LC & breaking a few bikes up & my mrs' scooter but I did bung in a rear wheel from a Rieju MRX125 which had an ally rim, rear disc & a nice knobbly tyre but I sold the rear disc on Ebay so I may fit something else in the back now Im also going to nick the front master cylinder off this to put on my RD but Ive got an ugly one off an RD200 that will do the job for this as its too big for the RD.
Ive fixed my welder but my welding is shit so as soon as I get good enough to weld the engine mounts thats what Im gonna do
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:09 PM
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Ive fixed my welder but my welding is shit so as soon as I get good enough to weld the engine mounts thats what Im gonna do
So's mine, that's why man invented flap discs...

Never any scrap metal in my place, it all gets glued together just for practice.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:20 PM
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you're not ratting your RD are you...?
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:23 AM
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No Im not ratting the RD its not perfect condition but its not bad Im seriously thinking of building a ratted Monkey Bike too Ive got most of the parts here to build one & Ive got a 125 pit bike engine thats dying to be used so I will put another build on here if I do
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:50 PM
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ooh good lol. rd's are too good to be ratted :P

do you have any ratty bits i can get off you for my cb? i like the rusty cafe racer bars...
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Old 14-04-2011, 11:32 AM
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Ebay or a good breaker is where I get most of my stuff I never part with anything fit for a rat cos its like treasure to me
This is at the back of an even bigger queue now cos Ive just bought a road legal pit bike my mate started to build but had to sell it cos hes just started a business & hasnt the time or money to finish it
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Old 14-04-2011, 02:19 PM
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ahh sweet, always wanted a road legal pit bike, they looks like great fun
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