Next project in the Skunkworks

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Pezz_gs, May 1, 2011.

  1. WILL_S

    WILL_S OUTLAW POSTIE 001

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  2. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Just found this in the @Fast Idle thread in Some Assembly Required :thumb

    Makes my GT200 twin dirtbike seem a little tame :imaposer

    T500 twin dirt bikes :-)

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  3. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Got the X5 Instruments back from a rebuild and tidy up.

    Also just picked 2 new chrome covers from MotoHub Suzuki.

    Saw a pretty rough, second hand one on Fleabay for $30. New they were $24.00 :thumb

    They will be almost a good as new :wink:

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  4. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Its amazing how a scratch drawing can keep inspiring one on with a build . . . :-)

    The X5 has been languishing on a stand for about 12 months with low coin availability and other issues coming up. Like working on my Scrapper, Reg. And the GT300ie Vespa that's currently on the bike lift. . . .:becca

    But back onto it now. Will fit the custom steering head bearings today and the triple clamps. Post the swing arm up to Ian Lovell at Servalloy to get 85 odd mm inserted, then I will have a rolling chassis.

    I am building up a Hot X5 200cc motor with Piston port reed valves should give me over 40HP, but that will be for stage 2.

    I have pretty much all I need to get this to start moving forward. Will be spending some time on the lathe too making various bits.

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  5. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    So last night I set about removing the old steering head bearings.

    Thought about a simple re-grease as I reckon they were servicable. . . but decided to splurge :lol3
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    A bit of cutting and off the lower race came, with the assistance of a large hammer and cold chisel

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    I will have to cut the steering stops off the lower triple as they only allow turning to the left :1drink

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    Thought I would also check the 21" front wheel clearance

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    Then one thing led to another and fitted the rear wheel, which will need some spacers made.

    Definitely needs an extension of 87.892mm!! Ok with you @JagLite :ear

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    Just sat the TS tank and TF seat on there . . . . I want alloy tank etc so these are just for a quick look

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  6. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    Mice love those seats!

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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    With all of that blue cheese :stupid ... it's no wonder it attracts the little rodent bastards... :rofl
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  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Not often here but, I do think of you mechanical maniacs some times.:nomystery

    I just found this one on Youtube, for those that don't have one (like me) but do have the skills to make one (unlike me).



    Love ewes all.
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  9. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    I like the jig he set up for the grinder. Been 'gunna' make a bender using steel weightlifting weights, when i get around to it.
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  10. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    So . . . . . . been thinking :hmmmmm

    In the coming months I might try and organise - Silly Bugger's Ride 2

    However whilst Reg technically has a hint of silly, he is a Scrapper. So thinking I would like to get a bit creative . . . . .

    Rego will be a requirement. I do have a TF185 frame and a cut up TS185 frame to get around that loophole.

    I wouldnt mind something a little smaller to start with . . . . 50-100cc complied frame

    I do have a postie bike frame but was thinking something a little more conventional. . . . .

    I shall not post many details as it will be fun to see what turns up on the day. . . .
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  11. tomrux

    tomrux Long timer

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    I have several A100 Suzuki frames. Welcome to one if can work the logistics.

    Cheers
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  12. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Thanks Tom,

    Appreciate the generous offer :thumb

    Thinking the distance might make it a bit hard.

    Still cogitating this build. . . . .

    I'm a bit torn between big wheels or 21's front and rear.

    Also looking at options for an e-start power plant. Definitely sticking to sub 125cc :loco
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  13. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Look for a moped, go the 21" wheels and a Chinese 125cc e-starter with reverse gear. Then you could fit a sidecar.......
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  14. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Hi Joe :wave

    Mate, I have been looking. . . . . If anyone has one please let me know :thumb

    Edit: Actually maybe not . . . :lol3
  15. OzCRU

    OzCRU Long timer

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    Does it have to have rego if it originally didnt have rego?
    How far are we talking bout travelling?
    How silly are we talking?

    What I have in mind would not be sidecar compatible
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  16. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Needs to be able to go on full rego

    So need a frame with a chassis number. The rest can be ‘built’

    There are tasty frames on eBay US

    It will get some decent distance put on it

    Sub 100cc
  17. OzCRU

    OzCRU Long timer

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  18. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    05316A99-C91E-4951-8A6F-40D554CE1ED0.jpeg 6F57932F-08E5-4EB7-AC86-5E5E6264DF5F.jpeg Well the Vespa has been sold and onto the next project

    The GT200 now has been moved into the vacant room



    Thinking I may go for a more classic style with metal guards etc

    First to get 100mm put into the swingarm
  19. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    A little like this

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  20. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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