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 Post subject: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:40 pm 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Hornet-600-1999-cafe-racer-custom-project/292444479820?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D48497%26meid%3De0ef491ea7444601abf46889d7e79ec6%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D253423203735%26itm%3D292444479820&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982

And so reasonably priced as well ......

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:11 pm 
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Personally I think this one looks promising (and as we know so many don't) - shift the tank foward and downwards a couple of inches and the silhouette will really start working - and providing you take it in the spirit of a modern retro 'homage' to the 60's cafe racer and not as an attempt to build a true bike of that era then the concept works out - even the original manufacturers like Honda and Yamaha are now producing factory versions of home built retro/custom bikes because they recognise how popular the movement is - it's a bit like the 'new' VW Beetle or other retro moderns, which although having nothing mechanically in common with the originals that inspired them (and therefore anathema to purists) hold their own aesthetically and taken within these terms can actually look pretty damned good - I totally agree that taking a modern bike and attempting to 'cafe' it often results in a hideous/embarassing dog's breakfast - but I like this bike - providing it's kept simple and nothing more is added. But yeah - the price is definitely well salty . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:15 pm 
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The worst cafe job I've ever seen has to be that fireblade I posted up a few months back :teehee


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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:28 pm 
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How much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rollin :rollin :rollin

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:13 pm 
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The price!!! A ZERO mile 2003 horent is selling for around 4000....nd this guy wants how much?!


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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:51 am 
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I suppose the silly twat has given too much cash to this lot

http://www.lionsdenmotorcycles.com/

and is hoping to recoup some of his losses by passing the pile of scrap on to some other silly twat.

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
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richard pitman wrote:
I suppose the silly twat has given too much cash to this lot

http://www.lionsdenmotorcycles.com/

and is hoping to recoup some of his losses by passing the pile of scrap on to some other silly twat.



:clap :clap :clap

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:47 pm 
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anz243k wrote:
The price!!! A ZERO mile 2003 hornet is selling for around 4000....and this guy wants how much?!



Thats my old bike.............definatley not worth that money. Its been pulled apart a few times as it was an ex college training bike.
The head is not original to that bike as it has signs of corrosion from use.
The tank has been painted and the Honda wings are the wrong size.
One of the "Hornet" stickers on the rear is missing.
Lots of small scratches here and there.
Non original keys, Petrol cap and ecu.
Non original mirrors.
Non original horn.
Non original bolts here and there and many bolts show signs of being undone and wear.
Pair valve system removed.....not a bad thing but it was eaiser to remove it than try and replace missing parts and figure where everything went.

Theres probably more i have missed but this bike would be best just left with no miles and put into someones collection, once ridden with a few miles on it then its just another low mileage Hornet.

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Wasn't sure if this belongs to the "Joke of the day"-section, but look for yourself:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/332555960298?Vi ... 2555960298

BTW: I just sold a '02 Hornet 900 with 15,000 mls in a mint condition. New tyres, new battery, new service, new chain, new MOT and no dents or scratches at all. That bike has been EUR 100,00 cheaper than the 599 wreck shown at eBay :)

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
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Flyingbrick wrote:
Wasn't sure if this belongs to the "Joke of the day"-section, but look for yourself:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/332555960298?Vi ... 2555960298


@#%$ me that Can is BIG :lol

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
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Flyingbrick wrote:
Wasn't sure if this belongs to the "Joke of the day"-section, but look for yourself:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/332555960298?Vi ... 2555960298


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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:45 pm 
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It goes without saying what I think about the appearance of that bike.

That said, it looks as though a reasonable job has been made of it, maybe their equivalent of the MOT is tougher than ours ?

Also shows how easy it is to make a 'bobber' rear end on the Hornet.

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:39 pm 
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According to the seller MOT should be no problem at all, however, the MOT has to be done right now.
Or, perhaps, he has already been there and the MOT engineer offered to kill both, bike and owner, if they do not leave immediately?

Yes, cutting the end is a piece of cake. Just get yourself a chainsaw and six bottles of beer. Remember to use the beer prior using the chainsaw.

(...and you run and you run
to catch up with the sun,
but it's sinking...)

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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:35 pm 
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Yes, cutting the end is a piece of cake. Just get yourself a chainsaw and six bottles of beer. Remember to use the beer prior using the chainsaw.


If the seller is lucky someone will drink a bottle of vodka and then log onto Ebay . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Unfinished Project
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:29 pm 
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...which leads us to the fact that alcohol is sometimes the problem, sometimes the solution :D

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Flyingbrick wrote:
...which leads us to the fact that alcohol is sometimes the problem, sometimes the solution :D


Indeed :pissed :angel


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