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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. ShaneP

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    wow that looks good
    i wish i could do paint to a high standard
    looks like a new wheel
     
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    Thanks mate :) I'm happy with the result (especially with the old rattle can)

    Hey where in staffs are you? I live in Australia now but originally from Lichfield
     
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    Its all in the preparation.
     
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    Stoke on Trent not so far from Lichfield
    got some stuff fro E bay today a set of conical rollers sprockets and chains as well as a 1400rpm 1.5 kw motor the first stage of a rolling roller bike starter i have yet to draw a design and get the metal work created
    As i have said in the past I am getting to old to kick up some reluctant bikes
    All ideas and suggestions welcome
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    Yesterday I did forks seals on the ZX-6R (what a painful job) and fixed the rear wheel. Today I fixed the forks (did I mention it was painful?). Then I rode it home, probably the longest ride, yet. And no issues! Well, it was dark.
     
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    Hey guys!

    been a while between posts, been a little bit to well, ANYWAYS!! I picked this up from a guy that does mortgage repossession and got it for a really good price! Anyways didn’t run etc etc so took it straight to @kiffsta for him to work his magic, couple of new plugs and a clean of the carbs and it came to life! And it’s apparently pretty strong little motor, I’d been looking for one to turn into a race bike and I think this is the one!

    side note , having a look at my shed I’ve been a little overwhelmed with how much stuff I got atm and moving forward I’m unsure if I’ll be able to get to them all, and I don’t want them to go to waste but they are all stored well and out of the weather so that’s a good thing

    point I make, is I have mc19,22 parts galore, couple of full bikes I haven’t gotten to, fzr, and zxr stuff, zx6r in there also

    I may get to it all , but yeah, happy to chat if anyone wants to take a look or ask questions , just gotta sort a few other things before I get back into bikes full time

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    Will be nice to see another mc22 on the track , congrats on purchasing a kickarse bike mate , next step is race glass and some rubber
     
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    well, today was a day like no other, after much neglect I decided to bring the T500 to shop for some love, it hasn't been ridden in over 6 months and my attempt at starting at home last weekend resulted in a massive cloud of white smoke with her running on 1 pot and one less than impressed wife and even my neighbor popped his head over he fence to see what the fuss \ smoke was about.

    I stripped each carb and there was some small junk in the bowls, but it was surprisingly okay. I checked the jets, all okay, reassembled it and it fired up on one pot and every once and while number 2 would cough. Phil rocked up so I sent him to the shop to get some plugs, once fitted we fired her up again, same issue. After 4 -5 hours of playing, I started getting cranky and began removing parts , I noticed some corrosion on a battery terminal, I grabbed my meter and it was only showing 4 volts. Now most 2 bangers will run without a battery but mine has electronic ignition , so I hooked up my jump pack and whammo, she is running like a bought one.

    off to the battery shop I go... one new motoBatt and she is purring like a kitten, I am going home to get my riding gear and get out on her for a ride

    @Suzukititan
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    I decided this morning that it needs to go to a new home , it shouldnt be so neglected , then I took it for a ride and fell in love with it all over again. I am now down to the titan and the 380 , I think I need a 4 stroke

    I just work to pay regos :)

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    replaced what had been masquerading as a throttle return spring on the 250 Katana carbs...........

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    the throttles now close instead of sticking open at 13000 rpm.

    The carbs have been on and off more times than the ignition switch so far.

    Then the top coolant hose split. Replaced that.

    Now the genny cover gasket has started leaking.

    I WILL eventually get this little demon on the road................
     
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    I know the struggle. Just did the coolant system, including repairing tabs broken off the radiator mounts. I've at least managed to get through a tank of fuel
     
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    What a cracker ! A bike I always wanted! Two stroke heaven
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    So today I did a thing!

    came across a couple of bikes that I don’t need, but you know how it goes

    really nice bloke and knew what he had, also had a lot of spares but I have spares coming out my ears, so I made an offer on the bikes and we made a deal

    the 22 is close to immaculate minus the tank, took it for a ride and everything was mint, he hasn’t spared much money as prob 90% of the bike has been replaced with new stuff which I really appreciate

    the 19 is un molested, for a 31 year old bike to find one basically original as I’ve seen “I could be wrong” I couldn’t not have it, the paint code checks out as original and even had all the original sticker on the frame, under the fairings etc etc

    so spent money I wasn’t planning on doing, but hey, gotta love these things E94EC35C-C5E6-4BAE-9AFA-9C40630F7DF4.jpeg A845CE2F-7889-49DD-A278-DF2C5427E022.jpeg
     
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