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Old 05-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #916
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Ebay...drilled...punched...bogged...brazed...seale d. A squirt of paint and it looks ok. Toaster panels are fibreglass copies I made, with aluminium discs with stickers my mate made and chrome vinyl.
I love reading stuff like this.

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #917
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You are a talented man Woltaire.
Ok so you have faked some parts on your bike - that's a different sin then

Please post some more on this thread as i'm trying to crack 50K. But I would encourage you to copy your other posts in other threads & incorporate them in a single thread. Not only because it is interesting to go back & see how things progressed (& if you are like me & forget things) but also my friend there are few people racing these things with any threads. You will have quite a good following & possibly inspire others to follow your path.
I would even partially sponsor your racing career by supplying you with used engine oil!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #918
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Thanks guys for the positive feedback, I have lots of pictures so I might start a build thread.
It took 5 years as the original plan was build a 500...that ended up being a dead end.

Do you guys go to the Bert Monroe Rally? I'm looking at maybe going as I will be at Manfield the week before?
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:53 PM   #919
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I have lots of pictures so I might start a build thread.
yes please - build threads are just as interesting as ride reports

without airheads this forum would be a graveyard
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #920
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Introducing Berlina

Here's a bit of a laugh. For those on dial up FF to about 1.30 for the funny bit. Don't turn up your volume - you'll see why
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #921
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Introducing Berlina

Here's a bit of a laugh. For those on dial up FF to about 1.30 for the funny bit. Don't turn up your volume - you'll see why

very good, 2 questions.

Has that bike been in a fairly major prang?

Why did you name it after a Holden?
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #922
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I am not sure if you guys have heard, but Siebenrock.com has %10 off on everything until the 27th. I putting an order through now.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #923
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very good, 2 questions.

Has that bike been in a fairly major prang?

Why did you name it after a Holden?

Yep pretty major alright. The frame is twisted by the stem & the subframe was bent onto the back wheel so tight I had to cut it off with a grinder.
I'm trying to get some info as to the swapability of parts between it & the other boxers. I really like the low seat height & if I can find an appropriate frame I may keep it as a cafe/ track bike until I need spares of it.

Before anyone comments I already know the 65s vibe alot, are underpowered, not popular & that some cafe racers/ custom bikes ruin original bikes that should be kept shiny in garages blah blah blah etc however I'm not going to spend good money on it but if the opportunity arises to have a bit of fun then I will take it. Do I sound defensive? I must have spent too much time on UKGSer.

I was going to call it Berlin until I realised he was a she
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #924
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I was going to call it Berlin until I realised he was a she
First I had thought you had named it after a sewing machine, but then I realized that these are called Bernina.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #925
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I had a Berlina once. What a POS. This cool bike deserves a much more awesomer name.

Man, I need a project like that. The kids will leave home in about a decade and a half, so I should have the time and $ then.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #926
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Now that's a bike for a leather jacket and matt black open face helmet.

Cash n Trade have a pair of oooold school mx boots that'd almost match too.

But they're Italian...
Think these in worn condition...
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #927
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So where's a pic of this other thing you have bought Padders?
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #928
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I was gunna say Bert would be proud of you guys then I saw that R65. (ah no)

ps if ya want a BM to start. 3/4 choke , 2 pumps of the throttle and hit the bingo button, worked fine for me for the last 25 years.

ps. my bikes have exhaust though.

pss. You and noise control on first name basis
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #929
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Good to see it runs. Was the left header & exhaust squashed? See if you can pinch a banana seat off a chopper pushbike to go with that frame...And do you still trust Supershaft as the font of all knowledge now?

Marlena would be a better name. Marlena de trick, if your are going to modify it (which you can scarely help doing in it's current condition).

So I guess no spare gearbox for me then...

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I am not sure if you guys have heard, but Siebenrock.com has %10 off on everything until the 27th. I putting an order through now.
No stocks of exhausts when I looked though. Also the NZD/Euro has been been dropping. Pay to watch that. Finally I think the Germany freight rates are higher than the UK suppliers (?).
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #930
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Frame with live rego...
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...-477201147.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...-476381263.htm
both in SI.
You could also PM maxheadroom and see what he has....I think he was converting a twin shocker to a mono ....he has/had some mono frames.
or this.... and part yours out....just saying.....
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...-476568908.htm
Hence my earlier comments on scope creep.....been there regretted that..
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