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Just got myself

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by thumperslaw, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    peripheral vision of the simpson helmet makes them not for the road.. So I've been told. I don't mind tho kind of got used to it now.

    As for the Exhaust that will not be near me (side of block) keeps it away from me
     
  2. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Tank went to my friend last night. Lucky for me he has a sand/soda blast machine
    That should get the rest of the paint off pretty good.

    Brakes stripped and cleaned last night (they where pretty good)
    Making seat unit over the weekend
     
  3. dangermouse425

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 16, 2011

    Posts: 1,018

    Location: Reading, Berks

    Looks awesome so far, will enjoy watching the thread develop!
     
  4. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Would of like to of done my seat unit base this evening but wife thinks better:rolleyes:

    Getting my tank back Monday after soda blasting
    Then I'll get some fuel lines sorted out (clear ones)
     
  5. agnes

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,816

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you buy that run down old goat for?

    I wouldn't mind a similar project to keep me entertained once the 1098S goes!
     
  6. bloodiedathame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,721

    Location: Surrey

    I want me a project bike, Bros 400 cafe racer. I can but dream.

    Nice work mate, really looking forward to some more pics.
     
  7. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    I only paid
    £150 for the bmw which was nice
    It's not the bike that cost but the cost of the tools
     
  8. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Making rivets tonight (brass ones) for that ol' skool look am after
    Then that's the mudguard sorted out

    Plus would got my fork seals if natwest did not mess up :rolleyes:
     
  9. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    So It's been a long weekend for me.
    First up my Honda firestorm gave up on me front cylinder has gone bust. Then I hope on to my srad 750 3 miles later that went bang! All in the space of 12 hours :(

    Good news is working on the bmw
    So far I've made the rivets and sorted them and making spacers to fit the on the mounting points from brass to.

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    Also dome headed the bolts

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  10. nicks3607

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 16, 2009

    Posts: 552

    Location: Stockton on Tees

    Good work!
     
  11. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Sorted the mudguard spacers out tonight. Re-shaped the mounts to
    Making some brass bar ends I think now
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  12. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Had to stick the bmw on hold for little bit (i got a off road bike to joy ride)
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  13. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

  14. gigeorge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 1,281

    Location: The Shire

    Outstanding project, didnt know bmw did a flat 4, how cool. Whats the output? You got this on any other forums?!
     
  15. gigeorge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 1,281

    Location: The Shire

    Sweet, RM250?
     
  16. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Yes i got it on vtr1000.org (honda)
    Bmw k100 forum also

    Flat four been around awhile now
    They did the 8v flat four and the 16v
    The output is pretty low but the best bike for smiles n' miles


    Rm 125

    Cuts out when the powerband kicks in :confused:
    Need to strip carb,clean air filter etc
     
  17. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    So the bad news is the Rm is broken
    Needs gear box rebuild, wiring sorted out etc!

    So I gone back to working on the bmw.
    Sorted and shaped mudguard stay's and shorted brass spacers to.

    Then started dome heading all the bolts I could get my hands on

    And started the seat base to

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  18. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Was going to use this sign as a seat base but now am about to order some 2mm think alloy sheet.
     
  19. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Hello postman!
    Got some more bits to fit now!! Fork seals,exhaust gaskets,sump washer,fork bolts
    Means I can get the forks done brakes back on
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  20. thumperslaw

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2011

    Posts: 184

    Location: oxford the ghetto

    Just made a very cheeky offer for the four of them
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    Can get them cheaper then what I can make them