The bike that didn't go in vain

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by John Steed, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    Life Happens, you described it perfect! Thank you for the concern!

    Nothing painted, and the progress is REALLY slow, but I will post what I have done so far! Thank you for being my lovely audience!

    Hello LikeItLoud, I've seen your project and I admire it for what motorcycles are all about: To serve man and his sense of adventure. The simple things are the best!

    Everything you said is true, First, I thought that by summer time I would have finished, but that didn't happen.

    In June I took the semester exams in my university. It almost lasted one month.

    Unfortunately, it didn't go well and I took it very hard.

    July and August, I was working my arse off, lots of anxiety and a lot of work, tested my wits and strained them a good deal.

    On September, we still had a lot of work, so when I asked my boss for some time off, so I could read for my exams in mid-September he just laughed.

    All this tense wasn't good on my nerves, and now, I suffer from constant vertigo, which is really annoying and sometimes a little dangerous.

    I've been to three different doctors so far, and the last one is convinced that my problem was caused from the long anxiety period.

    I'm waiting for my appointment with the ct scan to set the things straight, and as I think of the possibility of something being wrong inside my brain, this adds up to the case!

    I've got to relax, but I'm trying very hard to relax, so the opposite occurs

    :wink:arrrgggh--------------------->>>>> :D There! I popped a smile!

    Yeah, tell me about it!

    True! Sorry about that...:shog

    Well, ossifer ED, I'm not an SRX addict, look at me, I'm walking on a straight line...! :freaky

    :lol3:lol3




    Ohhh, It's good to be back among friends... :clap
  2. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    Head light gentlemen! What a mess!

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  3. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    Inside view...

    ououhh :huh

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  4. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    After a lot of sandpaper, it came down to this, and my hands were as sore as a lumberjacks! :rofl

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  5. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    After I finished removing the rust,I cleaned it really well and sealed the holes with some tape so I could paint it.

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  6. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    That's the paint I used, it was the only on I had.It was either thart or the temperas of my wife :lol3:lol3
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempera

    It is just a simple enamel paint for metal surfaces...

    Of course I didn't care for the looks! :1drink

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  7. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    Ok! I hope that this part will not bother me again for the next 10 years or so..

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  8. chainslap

    chainslap BlessedarethesicK

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    Sorry about your health. Hope you get that sorted out. Work and school at the same time can be rough.

    Thanks for keeping us involved with the process.

    Best of luck with your build.

    :clap
  9. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    Can we see naked pics of your wife?
    Pics of your dog humping your neighbors leg?
    Maybee a pic of a dead squid in the old ladys mailbox down the road?

    :freaky
  10. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    Thanks for the wishes!

    HuH? :dunno
  11. John Steed

    John Steed Too cheap to buy one

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    It is not as good as it used to be, but it is shiny enough! :jkam

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  12. steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Adventurer

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    Just keep at it and do it bit by bit. When you get sick of it put it down for a few weeks and start again when you feel like it.

    I bought a 65cc Moto Guzzi Cardellino from 1953, 18 months ago. This is my first restoration and I know nothing about mechanics. Parts are impossible to find and everything was in Italian. I did everything wrong and my next restoration will be so much easier because I learnt so many things.

    Like me, you will find out that you will not have saved any money but you will have learnt a lot and will have so much pride in what you achieve.

    Good luck with the project. If I can do it anyone can. For those who do not know "Restoration" is just another word for cleaning.

    This was my Cardellino before:

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    and after:

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    Steve
  13. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Think bicycles, ya perv

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    Welcome back JS! Sorry to hear about your troubles. I find working on bikes relaxes me......as long as I don't set any deadlines. :deal:freaky
  14. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    Just trying to cheer ya up some!
  15. LikeItLoud

    LikeItLoud Adventure Seeker

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    Glad to see you back JS. Remember that your first responsibility right now is taking care of yourself. Take enough time to enjoy life as you go. I sure you will get your bike going eventually, at least now if we see you are not at it, we will know why and understand. Good luck with your doc.

    LikeItLoud
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    Though with each passing day I grow older, I REFUSE to grow up!
  16. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Well, just get better, finsh your SRX 400, And go for a ride!!! School is not easy with work add in to the mix. Hope your heath is better!!:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil
  17. angustoyou

    angustoyou Adventurer

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    Any progress? Just bought myself one of these, though not in that state.