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Old 04-16-2011, 10:56 AM   #16
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Yeehaa!

Got the bike through the MOT test today so we're moving along the right track.

If you're not aware an MOT is an annual inspection where everything on the bike has to work, not play in the suspension or bearings, no leaks. A pain in the arse as I want to build a special out of it but need to get a UK registration document. I've had to build the bike up, get everything working all so that I can pull it apart and start again...I suppose I've nothing better to do

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:54 PM   #17
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Sweet, both MOT as the bike itself.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:06 PM   #18
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #19
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:04 AM   #20
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Still stuck in the registration nightmare

I swapped out the subframe for a g/s one this morning. I still cannot make my mind up what I'm going to do with the bike cosmetically once I get the registration sorted. In the mean time I've just bought two more Paralever frames. One with an 1100 back end and WP USD forks so I may need to rethink the whole project (or build more bikes )

This is the g/s subframe fitted. Rather than cutting the g/s subframe up to make things fit I'm tempted to simply buy a new subframe for a Basic, it's a stronger subframe and has the correct mounts for the mudguard and exhaust.






The frames a 93 but thats the only thing on it from a 93 bike. The bike and the parts available seem to be steering it towards being a 1000cc Basic clone.


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Old 06-04-2011, 04:53 AM   #21
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It's going to be interesting following the evolution of this build!
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:27 AM   #22
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Time for an update -

Still stuck in registration hell. I haven't had the age confirmation letter through from the BMW club DVLA chap, he's spat his dummy out because I dared to ask when it was coming through, he's now refusing to answer emails and drummed up a load of tosh about about being hassled...How the hell a friendly "any news on the certificate" email and a phone call constitutes hassle I'll never know. And the BMW club wonder why they're hemmoriging members :nenau I won't be renewing mine next year.
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Pulled the bike apart ready for it's proper rebuild. Engine in bits again to fit the pistons. Heads and barrels vapour blasted and ultrasonically cleaned. The valve seats and guides have seen better days so they need replacing along with the valves. I'd like to fit Morespeed one piece valves, need to have a chat with Richie first though.

9.5:1 pistons.

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:42 AM   #23
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You are moving along at an incredible pace Kevin.

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I just realized i called you Kevin.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:18 PM   #24
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I just realized i called you Kevin.
I had noticed


£350 lighter today after a parcel arrived from Motobins. Frighteningly small package considering the cost. All the bits and bobs to finish the engine off, including new wiring, engine sprockets, big ends and cam chain.



I have a brand new Basic subframe arriving on Saturday. I was going to modify the g/s subframe but the Basic one is stronger and has the mudguard and side panel mounts in the correct place so it will save a lot of hassle and also save cutting up a perfectly good g/s subframe.

I'm hoping to sell off my remaining g/s parts to help finance this build. wheels, frame parts and bevel boxes are fetching a premium, it all helps.

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Old 07-16-2011, 04:40 AM   #25
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Gotta love that Santorini blue

Mono G/s subframe against the new Paralever Basic subframe. Just need to get a powder coat match for the frame, stand and battery tray.

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #26
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Powder coatings back

2 day turn around and even comes with a complimentary touch up kit.

Just need to start putting it back together again.



That's a pretty good match for the Santorini Blue in colour and finish.

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:31 AM   #27
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Nice Rob, who did the powder coating?
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #28
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These guys kev http://www.surfacefinishers.co.uk/
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:09 PM   #29
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Are you going to get them to do the patio table and chairs too
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #30
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Are you going to get them to do the patio table and chairs too




Haven't got time for that! Got a bike to build...

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