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Old 07-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #31
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Wow Rob... looking sweet.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:32 PM   #32
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Thanks Anonny.

Well that's the easy stuff done. Now the hard work begins. Need to strip the forks to paint the fork sliders and fit gaiters. Painting needs doing and a whole host of other things, obviously there's a lot of spending to be done. The front wheel needs a rebuild, a new seat is needed along with all the detail parts.

I'll post more when it's moved along some

end of play tonight

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:59 PM   #33
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:40 PM   #34
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:03 AM   #35
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Put the thread back in olds cool! olds cool is where it was started, olds cool is where it belongs!
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:50 AM   #36
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+1 for Kevin, I hate to have to search for a fine thread like this.
(plus I'm a bit afraid to leave the old's cool section to be honest.)
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:08 AM   #37
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Rob Farmer,
Your bike is going to be too pretty to ride. I'd say it should be a front room bike.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #38
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The fist thing I'll do when it's finished is ride it through a big mud hole
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:40 PM   #39
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After spending hours filling, sanding and spraying I'm on the road to completion. Not sure my garage is ever going to be the same again, I'd forgotten just how much of a mess spraying makes.



The seat looks completely wrong. There's a six week wait for a replacement seat so I'll have to wait and see what it looks like with a proper seat fitted.

Front fork sliders still need to be painted and gaiters fitted.

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:48 PM   #40
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New seats arrived. Wirings all done. Heads are heading over to Moorespeed for Richies one piece valves and matching guides. New exhaust valve seats at the same time. As soon as they come back I'll be firing it up

Still plenty to be done over winter.

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Old 09-06-2011, 05:50 PM   #41
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You're doing such a nice job there Rob,I just love these threads that showcase the talent of the builder.I'm amazed at myself who has never done a build as ambitious as this one for daring to offer up this comment.Here goes,the rear fender,mudguard,to my eye seems to unbalance the look of the bike.Too big or hanging too far out away from the rest of the bike.I,ve got the same piece on my GSPD and it looks not too bad.Maybe I should just button it and wait till the job is finished.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:17 AM   #42
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No worries John I'm always open to constructive criticism (you get used to it after a while )

The rack on the sub frame hides the rear mudguard on the standard GS and keeps it in proportion. I know just what you mean though and I'm hoping it's just the angle I took the photograph from. The forks look wrong as well without the white sliders and gaitors. I think they throw the balance of the whole thing out.

Here's a Kalahari Version - They had the 32 Litre Mono PD tanks fitted and were South African only machines. The machine looks better balanced with the front end as it should be.



Most seem to have Mono racks and panniers fitted. The right hand pannier frame is unique to the model, hopefully I've got one lined up so will just need to track down a genuine rack and left hand frame.

Theres a nice Basic here


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Old 09-07-2011, 01:11 PM   #43
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Yes Rob,the mudguard does look way better with the rack mounted.Strange how something like that can knock it all out of perspective.

Some great YouTube footage there,I'd love to get hold of a G/SPD.When one occasionally does come up for sale they are priced a little out of my range.

Keep up the good work. John
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:26 AM   #44
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We're up and running

Still need to paint the front end and have the front wheel built but what the hell I'd sooner ride it than look at it. The cosmetics can wait till the snow and bad weather hits.





I'm over the moon with the engine. It's an early 80's UK 1000cc RS so has 9.5:1 pistons as standard, the engines were rated at 70BHP as standard. I've had Moorespeed one piece valves an F1 technology valve guides fitted along with unleaded valve seats. Richie fitted larger inlet valves while he was in there. The engine flys and pulls like a train.

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Old 10-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #45
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very nice !!!!!!!!!!
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