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    Monster Version 2

    a fellow put an original rear section of frame that everyone cuts off on a facebook page, so i bought it to return the frame to original (apart from the bracket welded on the front). i cut off and drilled out the aluminium bits that had been stuck in the ends of the frame and then cut the frame...
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    that stand is a great fab project. learning's a lot better when there's cool applications at hand.
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    Honda Shadow 750

    he doesn't care in the slightest.
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    Monster Version 2

    out in the sun a day later. it's a funny sort of colour, hard to work out what it really is. won't really matter once it's assembled and in, you can't really see much of the cases. just hope it stays there.
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    Monster Version 2

    got some paint on the cases. this is vht sp995 - cast alloy. it has quite a bit of metallic flake in it, which i wasn't expecting. will see how it goes off when it's dry. one of the heads i had chemically cleaned because it was a mess, but now am not sure if i can replicate the cylinders...
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    Monster Version 2

    when i go to someone who does something i don't i tend not to tell them how to do their job. i expect them to know. otherwise i'd go somewhere else. i'm sure we did gear tooth design at some point in the 4 years of mech eng, but that was 30 years ago and fucked if i can remember any of it...
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    Monster Version 2

    depends what you call expensive i guess. he did quote me, but i've forgotten how much it was now, a few hundred each maybe. i don't really see it as that relevant. the cost is long forgotten when the result is right. the gear man did explain it all to me, and he says some of the profiles are...
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    Monster Version 2

    i rang the gear man yesterday to see if he'd got anywhere with the gears, and he'd rough machined the blanks. he sent them to me to have a look at, but really i don't know wtf i'm looking at in terms of whether or not they'll cause any issues. the idea is to add a tooth to 1st driven and 6th...
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    Monster Version 2

    we'll see how it looks when it's got the silver on it. the paint guy in my block of factories told me to put a heap of coats of primer on so i could then rub it back to make it smooth, but that's so outside my attention span. paint is just not my thing.
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    Monster Version 2

    over 6 months later, i actually touched it today. making use of the summer heat to get some paint on the cases. etch primed, then primed. used the whole can of primer, will need more for the head. it's a start. i've forgotten which of the colours i bought i was going to use. i'll have to...
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    Yamaha DT250 Stray Mutt hard tail hellride.

    ah, the barber swap meet. how i miss it.
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    Honda Shadow 750

    won't the shock travel be very digressive through the range with the front mounted so low?
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    400ss was a japanese market model. they made 350ss for the italian tax break up to 92 maybe, and 400ss until 97 i think. there's a really cool ss junior japanese model of the 750 sport/1990 900ss style - two piece 16" marvic/akron wheels, floating cast iron discs. our learner law was 250cc...
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    late 2017 a customer rang and asked if i wanted to buy his 400 monster - he'd been taken out in a local shopping strip by a u-turner. broken femur and type 1 diabetes from the trauma, which is nasty. lots of damage on both sides. too old to go on our written off register, and the insurance...
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    in late 2012 i bought this 400ss. 1 of 20 bought into au in 93. it was cheap. always be wary of a cheap ducati. ranking high as one of my more stupid purchases. should have walked away on sight of the rusted out tank. anyway, dumped in cash, etc. bought some f1 fairings and a super cool...
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    st3 is coming along. gates carbon drive has been updated and is now a totally useless pitfa ime. i use n-track tuner. it's by far the most durable app i've found.
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    in chronological order of my ownership. 850gt with eldorado graphics in my favourite colour. falloon obviously wasn't impressed with it - it's in his book, uncredited (he pushed it out of the showroom into a park across the road and photographed it one day while i was out at lunch) and in...
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