New UK member.

Bodd

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Currently making a tracker out of a 1973 TX750 imported from Japan, previous project was a cafe racer made out of a CB400F1 I found in a scrap yard which was about to be broken for parts and previous to that was a full restoration of my RD250 which I've had since I was 17 when I passed my test on it, instead of posting loads of pictures on here they can all be seen at the link in my signature.
 

Tim

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Staff member
Welcome! Quite a few members in the UK - glad to have another. Will check out your pics!

BTW you can easily post pics here using the IMG tags and the link to your photos at your site if you like.

{img]http://www.skylinesoftware.co.uk/finished/IMAG0010.GIF[/img}

But replace the { } with [ ] and you get this:

 

Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
Welcome Bodd

i’m also in the uk ( surrey) and my first restoration was a light touch CB400f, then a CB360 to 390 and am just starting on a US import CB550

steve
 

Bodd

Member
Thanks for the heads up Tim.
@ Sderbyshire I made my 400 into a cafe racer and got a few complaints from the purists but I much preferred making it than the job of restoring the RD where I was tied down to making it as from the factory.

 

Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
Looks like you did a beautiful job Bodd

breakthrough today for me on Project 550, after two days with diesel in the cylinders the siezed motor turns !

steve
 

NoRiders

Well-Known Member
Hi Bodd, nice to see another UK member on here. I'm based nr Oxford, you can spy on my builds by following the links in my signature down vvvvv there.

Retro modded my old CBX550F, that I'd owned for over 20 years, into something looking about 10 years older and now butchering a 400/4 frame into a Suzonda flat tracker style coffee shop blastabout.

Got to keep up the Brit content.... :)
 

Bodd

Member
@Sderbyshire, "weather seized" as FreddyTheFatFrog always advertises his bikes, when I bought the TX it was advertised as "turns over" and when I got it I thought it was seized but it turned out to be the starter clutch and me not being fat enough to kick start it, I couldn't budge it but I didn't want to proper jump on it in case I did some damage.

@NoRiders, I love 2 strokes, I'm 17 again when I'm out on my RD.

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NoRiders

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Yeah, at 16, on my fizzy I was lusting after the latest RD250C coffin tank in met blue/black...licking the windows of the dealer.....I bought NRD497R just after my 17th, had to take a part time petrol pump attendant job to make the payments of £21.50p per month.....loved that bike...only sold as all my mates had cars and girlfriends into bikes were hard to find.
I had the early C model with high bars, wires and no seat moulding.....beautiful :)
 

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Bodd

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I was the 2nd owner of my RD and bought it just after my 17th birthday, I still have the original receipt for it for £725. I passed my test within a few weeks of getting it (I got a cancellation) and only kept it because I was still paying for it, I'm glad I did now. Since then I've had loads of bikes and the RD just got dragged round the various places I lived and sat in the garages gathering dust and rust until 2012 when I decided to put it back on the road, a recommission turned into a full nut and bolt restoration, being a 1979 model it's now Tax and MOT exempt but it's back in the conservatory whilst I do the tracker.

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NoRiders

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That's a credit to you...did they come with foamy grips?

I worked in a starch and glue factory transport garage, the mess of the yard I had to ride through everyday saw a mass of gluey gunge collect on the underside...took the chrome off the pipes and paint off the engine case...couldn't clean it every single time it rained and the yard turned to sludge. Still loved it and regretted selling it.
I'd have another instead of lusting after a fizzy (at much the same value these days), although I loved my fizzy, after 3 months I was hankering for the 250 at my local Yam dealer. Happy dayz :)
 

Bodd

Member
Fizzys are now going for stupid money as are RD's for that matter but there is nothing funnier in my opinion than an overweight 50 odd year old trying to recapture his youth on a 5hp wheeze box moped, as James May proved none of them did 50mph as often claimed back in the day and that was with featherweight 16 year olds on them, so you can imagine what it will be like with a latter day Chubster in the saddle.

This is fun.
 
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