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  1. Thread: Jaco's ZRX.

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    Re: Jaco's ZRX.

    Yep...,Jaco is looking on smiling and nodding.!!

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    Re: Zephyr paid me a visit..

    Ok just received this text from him this morning..


    "Hi Brian the bike is purring like a cat thanks very much ":)
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    Re: Zephyr paid me a visit..

    Just a good carb synch and then she was running like a watch...:thumbs:

    Little "clattery" at very low idle ...(according to the Zephyr community the cam chain tensioner is the culprit and should...
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    Zephyr paid me a visit..

    So I got chatting to an elevator service engineer who popped into my work today..

    He was telling me he had a Zephyr 750 that was running a little "lumpy".,so he arrived at my house this evening...
  5. Re: I think I probably need counseling - looking for a bike again: 1986 KLR600

    Yes when I finish a project...,or even approach finishing it I kinda slow down and want to to last a bit longer:loco

    It is like the adventure has came to an end and you have reached your...
  6. Re: I think I probably need counseling - looking for a bike again: 1986 KLR600

    Another project........?? Sounds perfectly reasonable to me..:grin:

    I am never as happy as when I have a bike in pieces going over every single little bit.

    I see you are developing the same...
  7. Re: Modifying Lathe tooling for 'long turning'..

    Yeah that's right..,I have the steady rest too (I forgot about that..):thumbs:
    Must dig it all out sometime...
  8. Thread: Jaco's ZRX.

    by BG Wells
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    Re: Jaco's ZRX.

    Coert.,you are a good man !

    Walking into Jaco's garage and seeing his 'stuff' untouched since "That day" would have been so very difficult (and surreal) for both yourself and his dear widow..
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  9. Re: Modifying Lathe tooling for 'long turning'..

    When I bought my little Taig micro lathe back in my modelmaking days.I also bought nearly all the accessories available for it at the time..

    I have in addition to the lathe itself
    The face...
  10. Re: Modifying Lathe tooling for 'long turning'..

    .....:thumbs: Yep.,I have some tiny bearings for a further mod like that sometime maybe..

    I looked at those particular travel steady's but the base wouldn't have worked...but the bearings is a...
  11. Re: Modifying Lathe tooling for 'long turning'..

    Thank you guys...glad you enjoyed it..:thumbs:
    My lathe is the same as this one...however mine is produced by Axminster and is white..(this one is the same by Warco and is green..)
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    It is...
  12. Modifying Lathe tooling for 'long turning'..

    Once in a while you might want to machine something 'longer' than a simple wheel spacer or bolt in your lathe..(eg a swing arm pivot or wheel axle...etc..)

    Well if you lathe has sufficient...
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    Re: Cool fab and latheing skills

    I love how it says "limited edition"..:lol:

    Super skills and very inventive......

    Kinda reminded me of riding about on a big "belt sander" though..:jest:

    I loved watching the process and...
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    Re: Axial to radial adaptors

    Not sure if these would fit...but might be worth double checking..,?
    https://www.srtfactory.com/en/adapter-caliper-radial/adattatore-srt-pinza-da-assiale-a-radiale
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    Re: Axial to radial adaptors

    Carlo...,I forgot you were fitting CBR 900 fireblade forks....
    Check out this thread on this site....(good information here..other links etc)...
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    Yep..,its crazy Arash....!

    Anybody that tells me he loves work and wouldn't know what to do with himself without it is a Nut.!

    Then again...,if you were "off" all the time.,I guess maybe the...
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    It is amazing how much time and effort "we" put into stuff like this in the hope that "when this gets done" my life will be easier..

    "Life" and its chores always finds a way to take our time...
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    Sticky: Re: Check Your Frame Rail Bolts!!

    :thumbs:...Yep they are M10x1.25...

    I know the stock OEM ones are 30mm long however in my opinion they protrude excessively at the rear (one marginally less so than the other three) and I replaced...
  19. Re: Giving it away. And then getting it back. And giving it away.

    Joe...,you sir.,are both naughty and Nice....VERY nice !!

    A top guy....:thumbs:

    BG.
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    Re: Who is going for the new Z900RS?

    Just arrived at my local dealership....:drool

    Just arrived at Motoplus Bikes, the 2020 Z900RS in stunning candy tone green, you have to see this modern classic in the flesh #truespirit...
  21. Re: Heino's broken pilot screw issues..(initial observations.)

    I was talking these women through their carb issues recently... :lol:
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    BG.
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    Re: Let's see your most unique tools

    Hey...,where didya get that.??

    I yousta have one just like it.:LawnBoy

    :grin:
  23. Re: Heino's broken pilot screw issues..(initial observations.)

    I am glad it reached you safely and it did exactly what I designed and machined it to do..

    Thank you for reporting this good news of success...:thumbs:

    Brian G Wells.
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    Re: First world problem...

    Back in business....:thumbs:
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    Re: Blast from the past...

    I had one of those Suzuki GS750's .....loved it (mine was a 1977....an early one with wire spoke wheels...,however it also had the twin front disc conversion (they came with just a single front disc...
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