2013 Scrapheap Adventure Ride - Back 'O' Bourke - March 29-30

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  1. micknmeld

    micknmeld Always in trouble

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    Update

    It is always a great moment when you have been working on an old bike and you finally press the starter button and it fires and runs sweetly! Not even a hint of smoke from the exhaust or the slightest rattle from the engine!

    Thanks to a new float needle, that I had to give our Honda dealer my first born in exchange for, I have stemmed the flow of fuel from the overflow. A special mention goes to Horri a freind from New Zealand for his tip on using a strand of wire off a wire brush to clean the small hole in the pilot jet. I had searched my shed high and low looking for something to clean it with and completely overlooked the humble wire brush!

    I still haven’t used Brianhare’s CDI repair technique yet, it is on the to do list. It is still getting spark after I bashed the CDI with a screwdriver (another of Brian’s suggestions).

    I got the rear shock cleaned up and back in after greasing the linkage bearings and borrowed the seat off my other NX just to get an idea how she is going to look.

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    I had a spare XR600 front guard kicking around, so I though I might go for the high guard look on this beast and do away with the fairing for that naked look.

    One of the exhaust cans has several rust holes in it, making it all but unrepairable, I couldn’t believe my luck yesterday when I logged onto ebay and there was a set for sale in Sydney for $55.00! I grabbed those quick smart! Thanks to TB for offering to pick them up for me.

    I got it going and stopping so I couldn't help myself but take it for a test ride around the yard. I am happy with its progress so far considering I originally bought it as spare parts for my other NX.

    [​IMG] It is looking rough as guts though, it suits the Scrapheap theme though.

    I also mucked around with a few fairings I have kicking around in the shed. It makes her a little more presentable.

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  2. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Hey btREV, Just got the carby, thanks mate much appreciated! I'll give it a clean up and throw it on the beast when i can.

    Cheers

    OD
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  3. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Just got it?

    I sent the bloody the express post last monday afternoon...

    I payed extra for the express so you would have it well and truly before the weekend.

    At least Hunsta got the non urgent parts I had been promising him for months the next day.:lol3

    So does it look like the right one?
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  4. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Bloody hell, Sorry tREV didn't mean ta be a rude bastard, didn;t go back and check after i posted did i? Yeah so dunno what happened re: carby but I was still impressed at how fast ya got it too me. Its a beauty too, it's not quite the same as the one that came with the bike but the jets etc are all about the same size. Its bolted to the bike now i just gotta get the bitch to fire:D

    How are your TT's progressing?
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  5. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Have a bit of time on my hands so I'm doing a bit of work on it.

    I butchered an a KLR250 wiring harness that I had laying around and I'm in the final stages of completing the wiring harness.

    My indicators and brake switches just arrived so I can finish most of the electrical work, and hope that the charging system is OK and works with the 12v system.

    I'm hoping it should be ready for a roadworthy in the next few weeks, and then the real fun begins...

    I'm aiming to get a decent bike on the road for as little as possible, so far it has been $425 for the bikes, about $45 for brakes switches and indicators, headlight, tail light and switchgear I had siting around so they cost nothing, so it owes me about $470 so far...
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  6. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    I just picked up a couple of scrappers.... one for me, one for Pete to ride if I can convince him to come along again....

    Just need to get one of them out of Myanmar... and both of them home.... Sounds easy eh?

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  7. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    Here's something to do in February. Should be a good day, be there..
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  8. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    This ride should be a big one. About 40 riders so far have indicated their intentions to be there. Some top prizes and give aways are being assembled. Could be a good night at the Oxford also. See you there.
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  9. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Oh you bloody show off! I've been looking for a good one of those for years so don't be too surprised if it goes "missing" at some point:D

    Good luck with the importation!
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  10. Rockman

    Rockman Been here awhile

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    Col's Scrapper, and his dog Scrappa.

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  11. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Mmmm that looks a little too reliable Col!

    Say Perry, do you think we could get leave passes for the Inverell soiree?:freaky
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  12. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    Please do not put the jinx on me about reliability.

    The bike is an 1982 CT185 Skipper Ag bike that was given to me a few years ago for my grandson. He spent a bit of time and a few dollars on it whilst learning to ride. Somehow, I ended up with this and he took home my DR200 electric start ag bike.

    It required a few more bits to get it roadworthy so I purchased a CT200 auto ag for $20 to get the tyres, seat and a few other bits off it, the tank I had to pay a few dollars for. I then begged, borrowed and stole a few more bits and it is now ready for rego.

    At this point in time, it has cost me $105 plus rego.
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  13. micknmeld

    micknmeld Always in trouble

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    Has anyone indicated when we can register for next year's Scrapheap. We are keen to start our fundraising proper.

    The new NX is all but ready for a shakedown ride. So far it has cost me $375.00.
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  14. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Soon Mick, soon!

    DSA NSW changed the fundraising platform.

    I have been waiting for ' a few weeks' since July.

    It is days away and we can start to take registrations.

    Thanks everyone for your patience
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  15. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    Hey Mick

    Consider coming to Inverell for our fundraising ride on 9 Feb. See above flyer. About a 300 km ride and a night at the Oxford Hotel.

    Rooms available for $20.

    Col
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  16. micknmeld

    micknmeld Always in trouble

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    Hey Col,
    I will certainly give it some thought, although we are thinking about running a trail ride fundraiser about 3 weeks later here on the coast. At this stage I think there are 6 riders leaving from the Port Macquarie area for the Scrapheap ride.

    Cheers
    Mick
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  17. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    Keep in touch and give us the dates for your ride. You never know.
    We have about 10 at this stage.
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  18. micknmeld

    micknmeld Always in trouble

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    At this stage including a $200 purchase price, the NX650 owes me $375. I took her out to a friends property today and gave her a shake down ride, I am now confident the bike is up to the 2013 Scrapheap Adventure Ride

    She seems to be going really well. It certainly goes better than it looks!

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  19. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Well you certainly did better than me on the price front...

    Mine was $425 just for the bikes, $470 all up, pretty much ready for rego.
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  20. colm

    colm Hopefull

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    Why has this slipped to page three?
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