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    Re: New member...new project

    Update. made a stand to manage the work being done on the engine without having to crawl around on the floor. One thing I found when draining the oil was it was very thin and stunk of fuel so I guess...
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    Re: New member...new project

    Update.

    A few more pics of where I am up to.

    Managed to get the engine out and the frame divorced from the forks and swing arm. I will clean it down and remove the outer race from top and...
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    Re: New member...new project

    Just a few pics of some cleaning. Chain will be replaced. Brake callipers have had a good going over and the comparison is lovely.

    Glad I split them as the crud inside was heavy.
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    Just as an add on.. when on a refurb, what do you do with the alloy? just polish back and leave it? as you can see theres a good bit of pitting here and Im not sure the forward plan.

    Should I...
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    So today I wanted the carbs and the loom out.

    Carbs came out really easy after I took the airbox mounting screws out. I didn't need the two bits of strip as the rubbers were real soft, it took...
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    Re: Quick hello from new member

    Will do mate :thumbs:
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    Really? does the two strips of 2mm sheet between rubbers and carbs not work here?

    Also thinking filters so maybe the saw will make an appearance.
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    Re: New member...new project

    Just a few more from todays stripping session. Hope the images are not too big.

    I'm getting closer to the bare frame. I have started looking at powder coaters too as it might be an option over...
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    Re: New member...new project

    Wow! What have I done. I hope I can live up to some of the other projects on here..for sure a lot of the work Ive been looking at far outstrips my own capabillities and budget.
    My biggest worry is...
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    Re: New member...new project

    Yeah forks have been greased. Im no stranger to working on bikes so will do most of the work myself.
    Everything will come off the bike back to a bare frame and I will rebuild it and tidy, clean and...
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    Re: Quick hello from new member

    oh boy Id so love to take all those machines.....and if I had my way I totally would.... wife would kill me though. hmmm....worth dying for?:LawnBoy
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    Re: Quick hello from new member

    Posted some pics .in pictures....erm naturally :)
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    by Hawkmoon
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    Re: Quick hello

    Thanks guys :thumbs:
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    New member...new project

    I wanted one of these way back on 2001...had a Bandit and still have but this thing nipped at my brain for years.
    Anyway me and my mate were out on a run and happened upon a Triumph bike store. At...
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    Re: Quick hello from new member

    He was my mate and introduced me to his wifes sister...now my wife. so we ended up as family too..I guess he thought if I have to be trapped...so do you haha. yes hed be cool with that. He also left...
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    Re: 1100 vs 1200 manual

    Thanks lads. :thumbs:
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    1100 vs 1200 manual

    Guys how clkse are tgese two manuals? I got the 1200 manual and an 1100 bike just curious. I wonder why Haynes didnt do one for the 1100.
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    Re: Quick hello from new member

    Haha...cant believe the replies already... the only other forum I know this busy is the home brew forum... cheers brothers! :drinkup:
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    Re: Quick hello from new member

    I have quite a few on the DSLR I will post some soon..unfortunately I started taking pics after I pulled most of the plastic but I'll post some anyway.
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    Re: Quick hello from new member

    Yeah I been round the block a few times. I had an old imported KZ650 from Italy, man I must of had them carbs in and out a hundred times and stripped em each time. In the end I swapped em for a...
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    Re: Quick hello from new member

    Middle England..UK
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    by Hawkmoon
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    Quick hello

    Hey thanks for the add...posted a hello somewhere else..prolly should have posted here but anyway...hello from England.
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    Quick hello from new member

    Hiya...thanks for the add. Just picked up my brother in laws (and best mate) ZRX1100. He passed away 4 years ago and his bike sat there. His wife has asked me to have the bike I have taken it and...
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