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i've helped put out at tge pit stops and with sweeper vans the last few years. But I've always found an excuse not to do it. Not this year how ever.

The steed.

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Dug out of its long term storage.

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Out in the daylight.

So its a '92 gsxr750wn bought of a mate of a mate. He had a head on with a nissan 5 or 6 years ago. Its been sat in his store since.

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Once home, a bit of an assessment was done.  Bike needs, Forks, brake discs, head light, screen, at a minimum.  Fairings can be patched up.

I have discs in stock.  I'm meeta chap in a random carpark next week to collect some forks. Another chap from Oldskoolsuzuki has generously donated a headlamp screen and fairing.

But will it run? Drain float bowls, they were dry.  Top 5 year old fuel in tank up with some 1 year old fuel.  fit new battery.  Press starter, it fires after 15 seconds of cranking.  Press starter again, and its running.  Settles into  fast idle, let it warm, turn choke off.  The thing is purring like kitten.  Blip throttle, it as crisp as they come.  So I'll give it fresh coolant and an oil and filter change but that's the engine crossed of the list.

Chain, sprockets, and brakes all seem good, tyres are Maxxis and 5 year sold but the seem like new tread wise.  so they'll do for now.

The spirit of the LDC is to do it on bikes that cost less than £600.  Once we've completed the challenge I'm going to sell the bike and any profit will got to cancer research

Costs so far:

Bike £250

Battery £44 

Running total £294.

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Out of likes but muchly liking. I'll implore you to change the tyres but that's looking good so far. Carry on!

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8 minutes ago, CMSMJ1 said:

Cool bike 

Maxxis tyres are lethal if there is water within half a mile 

You had those maxxis diamond things on the ace didn't you? I was considering getting some but listened to your wise words of condemnation 

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7 hours ago, hawkati said:

You had those maxxis diamond things on the ace didn't you? I was considering getting some but listened to your wise words of condemnation 

Yes indeed. They were cheap..

Turned to plastic when moist 

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9 hours ago, hawkati said:

Out of likes but muchly liking. I'll implore you to change the tyres but that's looking good so far. Carry on!

You've a cheek to talk about tyres, Mr skip-diver😄

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2 hours ago, jaycee said:

You've a cheek to talk about tyres, Mr skip-diver😄

Haaaa! I only skip dived for the very best rubber😛

Scarily I've bought new tyres for the past 5 years, though I confess the michelin road 5's I've got lined up for this are s/h, but in damn good condition. They're horribly expensive new.

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So a trip to the cosmic centre of the Universe or Trowbridge to the uninitiated today to collect a pair of forks kindly donated by a mate and then of to the shed to fit them.

I had a feeling it might not be plain sailing. Lots of play in in the headstock.

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Now thats not right.

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Luckily I'm a horder, so found a replacement stem and some new bearings in my stash.

Next problem, the top bearing race was rattling around in the frame, the seat had gone oval and there was a 1mm gap around the front edge.IMG-20240210-WA0016.thumb.jpeg.f97c3f068aa59c7251ef8e1b7ed5855f.jpeg

Dragged this out of the cupboard and dry fitted the bearings and yokes. IMG-20240210-WA0021.thumb.jpeg.4dd4a7c413e874071e84b75b568337e8.jpegIMG-20240210-WA0022.thumb.jpeg.dcad558869ae617de67fbbea4c5ffc3c.jpeg

I'll let the Devcon set over night, then pack the bwarings and fit the forks in the morning.

Also fitted some straight discs I had on the shelf to the front wheel and checked the wheel spindle was straight. 

Hopefully I'll have a running, rolling and stopping bike tomorrow.

This weekends expenditure.

£0.00.

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54 minutes ago, Superdunc said:

So a trip to the cosmic centre of the Universe or Trowbridge to the uninitiated today to collect a pair of forks kindly donated by a mate and then of to the shed to fit them.

I had a feeling it might not be plain sailing. Lots of play in in the headstock.

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Now thats not right.

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Luckily I'm a horder, so found a replacement stem and some new bearings in my stash.

Next problem, the top bearing race was rattling around in the frame, the seat had gone oval and there was a 1mm gap around the front edge.IMG-20240210-WA0016.thumb.jpeg.f97c3f068aa59c7251ef8e1b7ed5855f.jpeg

Dragged this out of the cupboard and dry fitted the bearings and yokes. IMG-20240210-WA0021.thumb.jpeg.4dd4a7c413e874071e84b75b568337e8.jpegIMG-20240210-WA0022.thumb.jpeg.dcad558869ae617de67fbbea4c5ffc3c.jpeg

I'll let the Devcon set over night, then pack the bwarings and fit the forks in the morning.

Also fitted some straight discs I had on the shelf to the front wheel and checked the wheel spindle was straight. 

Hopefully I'll have a running, rolling and stopping bike tomorrow.

This weekends expenditure.

£0.00.

I was born in Trowbridge. So yes, centre of the cosmos it is.

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5 minutes ago, Timbo S2 said:

I was born in Trowbridge. So yes, centre of the cosmos it is.

I saw the blue plaque on the wall.

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14 minutes ago, Timbo S2 said:

I was born in Trowbridge. So yes, centre of the cosmos it is.

I still live there. It’s the centre of something…

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Well I successfully rode it up the garden path yesterday. The front brake reservior was split so th fluid in the front brake prevented me ftom going further. Again found a redervior in stock so it just a matter of bleeding the front brake. 

Unforunatly, but not supprisingly, the botom yoke has a slight tweek, so the wheel and top yoke are slightly out of line. :(

Anyone got a  750WP bottom yoke going cheap?

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You wait till he slots a spare 1340 on flatslides in there 🤣

I can picture the evil snigger and stroking of chin forming from here already

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On 2/13/2024 at 10:23 AM, Herr V. said:

You wait till he slots a spare 1340 on flatslides in there 🤣

I can picture the evil snigger and stroking of chin forming from here already

Well the race is truly on.

 

which bike will win?

 

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3 hours ago, Thunderbolt said:

Well the race is truly on.

 

which bike will win?

 

It's not a race

 

 

 

 

 

:ph34r:😂😂😂😂😂

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1 hour ago, hawkati said:

It's not a race

 

 

 

 

 

:ph34r:😂😂😂😂😂

You might win, you know, Tyre Messier.

The whippersnappers May have faster/more powerful bikes, but you have experience and an R1

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16 minutes ago, Thunderbolt said:

You might win, you know, Tyre Messier.

The whippersnappers May have faster/more powerful bikes, but you have experience and an R1

The bike makes buggerall difference really....road knowledge and riding like a twat does😂

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12 minutes ago, hawkati said:

The bike makes buggerall difference really....road knowledge and riding like a twat does😂

So you are confident of the win.

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1 hour ago, Thunderbolt said:

So you are confident of the win.

Yeah, nah. It's all far too intensive ad cheeky these days...

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