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 Post subject: Hello from London!
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Hi!
Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm working towards doing my DAS in the next 2 months but bought a 2001 Honda Hornet project to work on and hopefully have on the road by the time I pass (Might be a few posts in mechanical section over the coming weeks).

Cosmetically, I'm in two minds on where to go with it. Tempted to go a bit mad, chop off the back end and go for a sort of modern cafe racer look, but I'll probably concentrate on getting to grips with riding a big bike for a bit first!

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:41 am 
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vanboosh wrote:
Tempted to go a bit mad, chop off the back end and go for a sort of modern cafe racer look



NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :Pray :Pray :Pray :Pray


PS Hi and welcome in :p

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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Hi mate, welcome to the forum and good luck with the DAS! :thumbup

You should get all the motorbike/Hornet info and advice you need on here. :D

p.s. the only 'cafe' the folks around here like is a greasy spoon so be warned (but I'm much more open minded on the subject) :angel


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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hello, welcome, :angel

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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This is what I call a past perfect bike. Worked perfect in the past but is supposed to be a "project bike that still needs some work" on ebay :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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Disappeared for a while there! Ended up moving and having to put the bike in storage, but I'm back on it! Thanks for the welcomes!

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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Hello again, cute Spaniel! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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Thanks! You may change your mind after you see her rolling in fox piss and eating chicken shit...


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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vanboosh wrote:
Thanks! You may change your mind after you see her rolling in fox piss and eating chicken shit...


She's seems pretty handy with a spanner too... :clap




A worthwhile mod is to upgrade the OEM soggy suspension (front and rear) This will transform the bikes handling making it a much more enjoyable ride.

There are more expensive ways to do it but this is how did mine....





Wish I'd done it earlier and am very happy with it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:06 pm 
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vanboosh wrote:
Thanks! You may change your mind after you see her rolling in fox piss and eating chicken shit...


lol :angel


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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Biggabit wrote:

A worthwhile mod is to upgrade the OEM soggy suspension (front and rear) This will transform the bikes handling making it a much more enjoyable ride.



Great read and advice, thanks! I got some progressive springs for now, but its sort of temporary as I'm hoping to get some USDs at some point. That might be a while away though, so I'll look into your option too. Still undecided about what to do at the back though. Tempted to go for a single sided swing arm.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from London!
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vanboosh wrote:
Biggabit wrote:

A worthwhile mod is to upgrade the OEM soggy suspension (front and rear) This will transform the bikes handling making it a much more enjoyable ride.



Great read and advice, thanks! I got some progressive springs for now, but its sort of temporary as I'm hoping to get some USDs at some point. That might be a while away though, so I'll look into your option too. Still undecided about what to do at the back though. Tempted to go for a single sided swing arm.


Then is your man. :)

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