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PostSubject: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:49 pm




 Delivered today looking forlorn and locked up solid.
Now the fun begins
I'll keep ya posted


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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:12 pm

Looking forward to future reports of progress Sid
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 pm

thumup
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:35 pm

nice looking bike can't wait to see what you do to it mate  thumup
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:39 pm

And so it begins








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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:55 pm

Sorry if too many of the same photo uploaded.
Me being impatient I think (Old bloke modern technology!)
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:04 am

Bloody Hell, you don't hang around do you?  Keep the pics coming though thumup
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:30 am

Hmmm... Rear bottom end seized solid. Front bottom end 1mm knock. Reckon its been run with no oil.
Bottom end for a VZ800 anyone?

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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:09 pm

At the rate you're going Sid I expect to see it finished and back on the road tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:29 pm

Lol. Bout the only thing I'm quick at these days. 
Just weighing up the parts cost. See how it goes.

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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:04 pm

Hmmm. What colour code are these shells I wonder? 
A long shot I know, but..
Anyone selling a crankshaft?

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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:11 pm

keep up  the good work mate 
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:21 pm

Wow, wow and bloody wow! You’re keen as mustard!
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:54 am

thumup
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:10 am

well impressed sid thumup

from the pics all the gearing etc inside looks like its never been used .
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:38 pm

The bike has 16,000 miles on it, by the looks of it, and going by its MOT history, has had a very easy life. I'm still trying to work out why it seized. Oil pump and passages are good.
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:58 pm

crikey thats a quick strip down! keep up the good work!
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:10 pm

She's looking a bit "Slim". But, as they say, "You have to break an egg to make an omelette" :-)
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:38 pm

lol blimey your bike is more stripped down than mine is now whats your plan for it? you gunna bob it will you powder coat the frame? keep up the good work crack on son he he 
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:29 pm

Going to strip the frame and enamel it. Got a bit of a budget going on now the crank has to be reground. I was hoping it was going to be a dropped valve or other top end failure, cheaper to fix. Should be a nice bike when finished (fingers crossed). I'm going to leave the passenger seat off. Missus will probably sulk, but I like the look. ilis
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:04 pm

thumup  coated frame , 1 up on me
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:40 pm

think mine is crank/bottom end ill know once the engine is split got mine out last Sunday 
single seater cant wait to see it Sid enamel frame sounds cool 
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:09 pm

Hope its not as bad as mine. I've sent my crank and rods to S.E.P in Kegworth because it was too scored to get away with just changing the shells. They quoted £180, which isn't too bad considering they are as rare as chickens teeth or £1275 for a new one. 
Don't forget to take pics of your progress and what you find.


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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Worse part over (the strip down), best part to come (the re-assembly) you're doing a great job Sid
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:26 pm

£180 sounds like a good price mate I might give them a call if needed yep I have taken a few pics of bike stripped down and engine out and on a bench lol I'm going on holiday next Friday though so not sure how much will get done for a while  hopefully if I'm lucky me mate will carry on while I'm away hehe 
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:52 pm

Superb. Sounds like a plan. 
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:44 am


And so it begins...
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:46 am

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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:31 pm

Looking good mate!
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:37 pm

Was'nt sure about the black wheels at first, but they're growing on me. Still waiting to hear from S.E.P. about the crank, two weeks now, wanna get crackin on the noise maker  thumup
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:42 pm

gunna look real neat n clean when back together mate 
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:03 pm

STILL Waiting for my crank to return. Three weeks of twiddlin thumbs..
C'mon S.E.P.
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:11 pm


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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:13 pm

WHOOPS ! lol
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 pm

bloody hell mate your bikes gunna look brand new great work 
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:21 pm


AT LAST! Waited a month for this. Now I can start the rebuild. I found a place to buy gearbox bearings at a fifth of the price of Suzuki. L.S. Engineering. Hope this helps someone.
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:25 pm

cool cant wait to see it back together
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:15 pm

Getting there!
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PostSubject: Re: My Baby has arrived   Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:40 pm





Getting heavier and looking more like it may work!. Have to clean off my grubby finger pints though
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