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What did you do to your bike today thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by dazza67, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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  2. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    @tHEtREV Thanx, yep its a TE 510, i think its done a big end as the crank is solid when you try and turn it. Its had the valves replaced.

    Hardly worth reparing sadly, might try and find another motor that i can fit. A big bore 2 smoker would be nice but like rocking horse shit i think.

    Ive got a bit of Yamaha RZ250 stuff laying around, looks like the motor is a lot longer but as its a steel frame nothings impossible.

    Something like a TDR250 sort of thing. https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/yamaha/yamaha_tdr250 88.htm

    [​IMG]
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  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    A modern TDR would probably sell well. Maybe that's what an MT03 is supposed to be?
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  4. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Took a lot of fiddling but, I succeeded with an improvement of the Suzuki Across mudguard fitted to the FZR forks. I even polished the aluminium. Of course, I scratched it almost immediately.
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    And you can see the steering stop that I added. With the steering dampener, might make it a little less frightening in the lower gears. It's nearly spat me off a couple of times at the front got light at the wrong point of the various tracks. Before I get told, the guard is now bolted down.
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    Changed my mid on how to mount the headlights in the nose of the sidecar.
    Figured I'd be laying fibreglass, in small pieces, for a couple of weeks if I just tried to build up the surface. With no guarantee that I'd have anything that was easy to work with. Decided to make a panel to fit around the headlights. Fibreglass over 3mm ply, work out the mounts for that then, I'll glass that in to the body. Leigh reminded me that if I get it wrong, I can cut it out and do it again.

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    I put two 'glass layers on it yesterday. Working on the edges today before I finish the other side.
  5. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    For those Intetested- to get ct90 to this point it has taken some 25hours and near $600. It’s not over as you can see. I’ve ordered more bits that are not included in cost. Just keeping a tally for interest sake. So when you see a fully restored bike at a cost you cringe at just think of the true cost to you if you did it yourself. Regards
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  6. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    The insanity never stops in my workshop. Lots more to do but it actually rides nice and I’ve got a place to grip legs and a place to sit and take in the serenity. BC616393-41D6-4EEB-A063-0E369A61E667.jpeg 6F8CC84C-133C-4469-8F49-587A25D074FB.jpeg E3759456-620C-41D4-951E-73F2C5C46579.jpeg
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  7. saltyD

    saltyD Been here awhile

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    Love the repurposed whitegoods :)
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  8. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Ordered 35mm arse end riser and tail tidy
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  9. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    A mate had a dual range TS, his dad put it in low and removed the lever until skills were developed. He had a Bombadier 50 before that, right change smoker.
    Something like that or an xr100 are gateway bikes...
  10. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Never seen a TDR250 in Oz, look like great fun :-)

    A few mates had lc’d, one even rounded OZ on his RD250lc straight out of high school.
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  11. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Similar architecture to the tz of the day, Banshees et al.

    If I remember correctly?
  12. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    TDR had the TZR engine so 45-50 hp and pop up for sale here every now and then but dont last long.

    Not too hard getting that sort of power out of a RZ250 or ive got a ported Banshee top end that i could fit then 70hp is well within reach.

    Now that would be a fun project. I could fit the RZ250 compliance plate and have it regestered as a 250.
  13. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    The fun continues. Must admit I only do a couple hours at a time. 90A4F093-4259-420D-8F9E-CFBFB7CBDE6C.jpeg 224B77B7-8870-4914-A8F2-8047FFE5EAF0.jpeg
  14. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    I shook the bulb out out of the socket again. Completely out this time. Le Sigh.
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  15. Hollalegs

    Hollalegs Adventurer

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    I'm glad to see you showing some TLC to the Good old TDM slowbike! I'm still amazed at what mine has done and still achieves 141 thousand km later. Amazing bike.
  16. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Camel spotting.
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  17. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Gave my bash plate a coat of paint. Much better.
    Started to finish a few things off on the old girl and put her clothes on. She has been running around naked for awhile but the honeymoon is over.

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  18. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Looking good bigborett. I've got one tucked away in the shed for resto if I ever have any money.
    I notice yours is missing the wear mark on the swingarm where the sidestand foot rubs.
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  19. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    What model you got hidden away?
  20. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Same as yours. Had it for around thirty years. Needless to say it is in a pretty sad state. Not sure it is feasible to restore it but one day who knows. Replaced that with a WR250Z. Its tucked away for resto as well.
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