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Author Topic: introduce yourself and your bike  (Read 36429 times)

Offline sifty

  • Posts: 10
Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #20 on: Jun 10, 2012, 18:56:57 »
Yeah that is a dilemma, seems a shame to cut up a good'un.

A few years ago I would have had no qualms about ripping into an old Honda, but they are rapidly becoming collectibles in their own right.

just means yo have to buy two of the same model I guess  ;)
'74 CB360
'69 CD175
'72 Egli Honda 750sohc
'75 Harley Sportster
BSA's and Triumphs 1932 - 2006

Offline MikeyG

  • Posts: 42
  • addicted to caffiene, nicotine and trackdays
Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #21 on: Jun 10, 2012, 19:21:04 »
Hi all. I'm down in the shaky city with my gn250.

Got my full but mainly use it for commuting so not much point in upgrading.

I might be the only person in the country to do trackdays on a gn.  so far 2 at taupo and one on minefield. Not a trackday but doing rider training at ruapuna on wed. I wonder if suzuki would sponser me to do a trackday at every track in the country on my mighty gn.
Maturity is knowing you were an idiot in the past, wisdom is knowing you will be an idiot in the future and common sense is trying not to be an idiot right now.

Offline hareaway

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Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #22 on: Jun 12, 2012, 06:50:57 »
Hi im from down south , have a GB 400 i been mucking around with

before


couple of weeks ago

Offline Canis

  • Posts: 1
Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #23 on: Jul 17, 2012, 05:24:48 »
Kia ora Dudes,

Another person from old shaky town and another GB400 owner (mate you hardly seem to see them on the street and this little forum is full of them - choice). Mine is currently spread across the garage floor in preparation for blossoming in spring.
I consider my bike to be a work in progress, it started out as a running wreck that had been off the road in a shed for a number of years. Took it for a test ride and fell in love with it. Got it home and started stripping it and discovered that just about every bolt was loose - yep including the triple clamp bolts, brake caliper and axle nuts. I still have the nightmares!!!!
The first build was just to get it up and running (including an overdue cam grind), the current one will turn it more into a CR. Will post some pictures when its done.

Offline baldilocks

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Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #24 on: Aug 29, 2012, 05:16:52 »
Hi

Also down in Munro country, in fact now live on Oreti Road right on the way to the beach.  Had planned to get a Guzzi V50 to do up, similar to my first one back in 84 as per profile photo.  However got seriously outbid on TradeMe, and on the rebound realised for what I was prepared to pay for the Guzzi, even though it was not enough, I could get this rather nice 88 Ducati 750 Sport.  So I did.  Its in Blenheim, or rather was, it is currently in a a BikeTranz van on its way to me, hopefully in time for the weekend.
Have horrible feeling it way too good to do serious changes to.  Already has braced swing arm to counter the propensity to crack and the weber carb long ditched for a pair of Dellortos.  Will post photos once I have it.

Am following Dale in SA and his Guzzi and 900SS cafe converts with interest.

Gordon
Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.

Offline Richie555

  • Posts: 3
Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #25 on: Sep 17, 2012, 20:01:36 »
Hi all,

Down in Christchurch, have just purchased my first bike a SR250 which will be something good to learn on. I also brought it so I can have a go at making it into something of a cafe racer/tracker, unsure of which avenue I'll really go down, may be a bit of a combo.

Enjoying reading all the builds in progress, and seeing the ideas out there.

Cheers,

Richie

Offline Terry66

  • Posts: 136
  • terry66
Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #26 on: Oct 12, 2012, 23:32:53 »
good to see some more kiwis on here now:-) would be keen to see your duke baldi
keep the pics coming!!

Offline ProphetOfDoom

  • Posts: 71
  • The really perverted one amongst us
Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #27 on: Oct 13, 2012, 02:22:07 »
Love the GBs I use to have a 500

I'm down in Christchurch.
I started a build thread on my XZ - see my sig

Offline vphillipson

  • Posts: 42
Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #28 on: Oct 23, 2012, 01:08:47 »
Hi fellas thought I'd say gidday nice to see some bikes on here from down under
Just finished rebuilding my sr250 over the winter, well finished for now
Until I change my mind! In Hawkes bay at the moment there are
A few good loops around here to get out on, have a build thread of it
If you wanted to check it out cheers!

Offline tonci

  • Posts: 50
Re: introduce yourself and your bike
« Reply #29 on: Oct 29, 2012, 20:53:05 »
Hi im from down south , have a GB 400 i been mucking around with

before


couple of weeks ago



I saw this bike on trademe a while back. Almost bought it before the CB500 i bought came up. Awesome bike, love what you have done to it!