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Author Topic: Newbie  (Read 2066 times)

Offline beachcomber

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #10 on: Oct 16, 2017, 05:43:28 »
That's the start right there ! ;D Keep 'em coming VNP  ;)
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

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Offline NoRiders

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #11 on: Oct 20, 2017, 07:39:27 »
Well I've started now.
Other than wheel bearings being a git to remove ( found a neat trick with a rawlbolt - God Bless YouTube )
Calliper and wheels are off for refurb.
Forks are next job.
Then hope that my welding is up to scratch for frame hoop.

Top tip. re seat/subframe hoop. Resist final welding until you have the seat made/supplied so you get the best fit of both.

Will you be going for the flat or angled hoop?

Carry on...:)

Offline VNP249L

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #12 on: Jan 13, 2018, 17:54:04 »
Bit of delay since last post. Been side tracked on a 125 project for my son plus a bout of illness.
Anyway - all welding on frame done now so shes ready for powder coating.
Am making a seat base from a sheet of ABS and heat formed it to wrap over the frame. Bit tricky but with some help from son it looks ok So far ( see picture ). Need to trim edges using a Dremmel cutter then that can go for upholstering.
That will mean I have some space to reassemble front end and wheels.
CJ250 Brat - well that's the plan!

Offline miffa

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #13 on: Jan 14, 2018, 12:56:01 »
welcome young man,nice little project ...

Not sure if I can change wheels to cast ones?......wrong move stay with spokes 10/10 oppose to cast,mag or comstars ,just relace into flanged alloy rims for a super cool bike ,but at the end of the day its your bike

get hold of my good friend tony Call: 01142 508 421
Email: completecaferacer@gmail.com
he stocks a massive range of brat seats plus allsorts of goodies to transform your bike ,check him out

 
cheers miffa
« Last Edit: Jan 14, 2018, 13:01:39 by miffa »

Offline VNP249L

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #14 on: Jan 15, 2018, 15:15:34 »
Miffa
Thanks - Ill give your mate a call.
Have stuck with spokes- just coated rims and hubs. Really pleased with them.
CJ250 Brat - well that's the plan!

Offline Titan performance

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #15 on: Feb 27, 2018, 05:03:13 »
Coating the rims and spokes is a good choice....it's a relatively cheap alternative, and looks good. As one of the other guys said, spokes are definitely the better look. My pal built a little Honda 125 cafe that had wheels needing a refurb, and he went the same way.......

Offline beachcomber

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #16 on: Feb 27, 2018, 06:18:10 »
Definitely a get out of jail card having wheels powder coated ! Mine cost 50 the pair and well pleased. Saved an absolute fortune over new rims /spokes/rebuild !
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"