My challange, to build a bike this weekend...

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by tHEtREV, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    Last night I was sitting around planning my weekend, but then the cold hard truth stuck me that I was wasting my time.

    You see I have a problem, I'm lazy, and therefore I wasn't going to do anything I had planed.

    So I had settled myself in to wast another weekend when a cunning plan to make me do something hit me.

    You see, as well as being lazy, I'm also an attention whore, so if I got on here and claimed I was going to do something, then I'd give it my best crack.

    Fuck it, I thought, I'm going to build a bike using shit I have laying around.

    So that is the plan, Build a bike using shit I have laying around and as little money as possible on it.
    But it must be ridable by the end of the weekend.

    So I had a quick look for likely candidates, and when I was confronted with this site I decided to rethink the whole plan and just clean out the shed...
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    But I had a plan so I had better stick top it.
    I made a quick scan of potential bikes to use as a start point, the DR? to easy, just need to replace a bolt in the clutch cam actuator thingy...

    The KLX? I have to build that one properly and it would take to much time and money.

    Battle scooter 2000? Nope.... Ummm becaise.... Get fucked...

    But then I spied the perfect candidate laying forgotten in the back of the shed...
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    My old RZ350, my first ever registered bike...

    Some dirt suspension and wheels, some body work and I could be on a winner...

    That should keep me busy for the weekend.

    So it was time to make a start, I dragged her over to the designated work area.
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    That could also do with a clean.

    And with the aid of some ratchet straps, I put her into position to start fitting up the suspenders.

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    A few bits have come off so far but I was having a crap night and called it quits pretty early.

    And that brings us to today.

    And so far I have slept in, walked past her a few times, had two cups of coffee and tried to sort out a few unrelated dramas.

    I'll keep this thread updated as major advances get done, or more likely when I need your help.

    But I'm ready to get back into her, as soon as I shoot into town and get some suplies...
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  2. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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  3. AUS CRUZER

    AUS CRUZER Lets Cruz

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    That shed is amazing:poser This will be interesting:1drink
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  4. 1WD

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    Ever thought of scrap metal recycling and a garage sale? Could buy a Kawasaki just like your big brother with the money you'd make!:1drink
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    KTM_Paul Sans KTM

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    KTM_Paul Sans KTM

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    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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  8. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    geez tREV its a long way from the sterile motogp pits but I think you may end up with a certfiable race bike if yu add all of them together!!
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    KTM_Paul Sans KTM

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  10. S2W

    S2W I said wax ON you idiot!

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    You'll put your eye out with that!



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  11. Matt

    Matt Dirt Virgin

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    Oh dear, this is going to get ugly. :eek1
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  12. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    Dear everyone...

    Get stuffed...

    I just arrived home after getting some shit I may need, Starting work on the rear suspension now.
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  13. Matt

    Matt Dirt Virgin

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    Fark, I reckon you've got enough shit already..........:hide
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  14. baldymountaindweller

    baldymountaindweller Bald Bulganite

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    When you say shit, you mean shit don't you. It would be like christmas if you ever organised that mess. A never ending steam of ;oh thats where I put it.:rofl
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    hoyks Tightass KLR rider

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    If nothing else you have made me feel much better about the state of my shed.
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  16. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    Shut up about the shed, it's not all my mess.

    So I was planning on putting KLX suspension on the RZ, but after sizing her up there was obviously going to be problems.
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    Apart from it being way to narrow there were a lot of other problems so the idea was abandoned.
    Last time the old RZ was running I had modified it to fit KR1 swingarm, shock and front end so it looks like I'll have to use a KR1 wheel for the project.

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    I did look at fitting a KLX wheel to the KR1 swing arm but the axial is way bigger on the KLX.

    So I decided to leave the rear for awhile and work on the front end.

    I pulled the old front end of and was shocked at the job I did at fitting the KR1 front end.
    The bottom bearing was a roller type but it still had the guts of ball type bearing in the head stock, the top retained the roller type.

    On inspecting it, it was plane to see that the KLX bottom bearing was way to big to fit, so I went in search of a new donor front end and finally decided on this.

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    It's the front end of a XLV750 I had laying around, not the best choice but the closest fit I had.

    After finding the bearings and those steel insert thingys that the bearings run it and over coming a few small problems (they were just a tad to small to fit snugly in the head stock... So I set them in a layer of metal putty... Dodgy yes but when I said I was going to spend as little money as possible on it I new I would have to do shit like that) I got the forks fitted...
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    Next the plan is to get back to the rear end, I have a shock out of a Dakar I want to try and fit, just to mix it up a bit...:evil
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  17. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Minor technical question - does the engine run ?

    Sorry to interrupt your flow :D
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  18. S2W

    S2W I said wax ON you idiot!

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    For christ sake Trev put the poor thing out it's misery already...

    You got guns? Stupid question of course you have guns, it's Queensland. Wire the thing to a fence post and shoot the shit out of it. Way more, fun and probably cheaper in the long run. Do it at night and watch the fireworks, ohhhhhh! pretty!


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  19. aussiedav

    aussiedav ... it's just a road

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    Mate do you EVER toss anything away :rofl

    Great so far.
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  20. dastrom

    dastrom Been here awhile

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    You got a race pipe to put on it? It needs one.
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