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Offline spotty

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its NOT a bloody scrambler
« on: Oct 19, 2017, 21:01:55 »
its going to be a proper trailbike

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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #1 on: Oct 19, 2017, 21:51:43 »
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its going to be a proper trailbike
Looking good, but I don't know about doing some single track and popping over a few decent logs! :P
Fire trails would be a blast though.  ;D
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #2 on: Oct 19, 2017, 22:00:50 »
its more for some proper gravel road stuff, I live in the hills outside Melbourne and that's pretty much all we've got (unless you want to play dodge the dickhead tourist on the only tarmac road that goes over the hill)
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #3 on: Oct 20, 2017, 01:14:05 »
and this is what happened last time I got it home....bloody tiedowns that don't
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #5 on: Oct 20, 2017, 05:48:28 »
Are they those bloody pull to tighten straps that come loose with every tiny bump in the road. God I hate those.

Also at least the head got a good lube...
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #6 on: Oct 20, 2017, 08:52:09 »
and this is what happened last time I got it home....bloody tiedowns that don't

I think this has the makings of the best thread ever.
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #7 on: Oct 20, 2017, 10:35:26 »
and this is what happened last time I got it home....bloody tiedowns that don't

Tell me I don't see bungee cords.... :o

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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #8 on: Oct 20, 2017, 13:22:21 »
That looks very close to going over the hill and into the stream !!   :o
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #9 on: Oct 22, 2017, 18:08:16 »
Tell me I don't see bungee cords.... :o

the bungee was only there to hold the muffler in place, that was about the only thing that  didn't let go

and it was very close to disappearing down the hill but the trees would have stopped it before it hit the driveway further down

luckily as i'd spent a week converting it to the genesis of a trailbike it wasn't damaged at all, if it had been stock it would have destroyed the tank, bars and headlight/taillight at the very least
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #10 on: Oct 23, 2017, 10:28:54 »
so that's concrete not water ?   ???
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #11 on: Oct 23, 2017, 11:53:05 »
Is the rear brake torque arm hanging loose?

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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #12 on: Oct 24, 2017, 01:08:23 »
yep, that's the bottom of the driveway, its not very long but its dangerously steep and goes round a couple of very sharp corners, right pain in the arse to ride up, you have to take all the corners real wide and slow.

the brake torque arm and rod are both loose and flopping around, I think I may have the wrong brake setup installed and none of it lines up, I shall see next time I can get my weary old bones down on the ground to sort it
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #13 on: Nov 13, 2017, 22:19:36 »
sorted the rear brake issues by taking the back wheel and swingarm out then I could get the brake arm stuff in the right place. started on the front brake but the m/c I was going to use is seized solid. I really wanted to use it cos its a nice small magura racing 13mm. now i'm not sure cos its $70 for a rebuild kit or $130 for a new one or do I just use the spare one off the Vmax or do I try and find the GSXR one that should be in a box somewhere ??????

pics of the front brake so far as well as where the muffler is intended to be mounted, front forks with telefix brace which will also get gaiters (prob red)

also the LED headlight bulb is the best way I've found of checking lighting function without the hassles/blowing/fragility of having a glass bulb hanging out the front of the bike

working on how to mount the race number plates in place of the orig plastic side covers and do I use oval or square. i'm thinking square to sort of match the areas they're covering. also need to steal some alloy street signs to make the plates with (well it is a budget build, can't be doing with paying for something that's hanging round on every street corner - literally)

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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #14 on: Nov 14, 2017, 00:23:06 »
That is one hefty rotor.
Doesn't look like heaps of clearance between the fork brace and the tyre, at least not enough for a fender.
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #15 on: Nov 14, 2017, 17:00:14 »
the rotor is stock CB750, it could well get drilled later on

the front guard is an MX one mounted off the bottom of the lower triple clamp, though I do want a new one instead of the scabby old white one, prob get a new red one to tie in the stock Honda look. I found them for $40 in one of the big accessory supermarket clearance places. the (currently orange) plastic tank will get stock Honda XR red paint, not sure whether to paint the ancient hodaka back guard, which looks right or try and get a period red plastic one
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Re: its NOT a bloody scrambler
« Reply #16 on: Nov 18, 2017, 03:29:41 »
A fruitful afternoon, just me and Mr Carlsberg. Found the vnax m/c and another new brake line that's shorter than the new one I got last week. Hooked everything up, used the inject fluid from the caliper end and instant full pressure at the lever. Win.

Managed to get the rear shocks back on except for one bush that won't cooperate.

Exhaust may need to be modified to get it where I want but at the very least the rear footpeg frame bits are going to go. I'll hopefully mount the muffler off the upper shock mount.







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« Reply #17 on: Jan 18, 2018, 18:45:30 »
new bits on the way...red grips cos I can and what appear to be some nice looking headlight clampos that should suit the older style I want for the bike and have go to be better than the cheapshit ' chopper/café racer' instarust ones that I've used for years
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