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 Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:49 pm 
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More Pics added...............

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 Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:46 am 
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pmcn500 wrote:
More Pics added...............


Pics aint working bro... they dont seem to open up? are u using photobucket?

You should add em up on your facebook album of the hornet too...

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 Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:16 am 
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pmcn500 wrote:
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Pics aint working bro... they dont seem to open up? are u using photobucket?

You should add em up on your facebook album of the hornet too...


.... must be some issues with postimage.org ..??? .... It wouldn't let me add pics last week.... but was fine the other night when i reorganised all the pics..?? ....If there are still issues later in the week, i'll maybe have to look at moving all the pics to another host.... urgh !!

Pics were added to FB last night :)

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 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:56 pm 
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Apologies....but the board wont allow me to add any more pics to the original post..... so i'll need to continue the pics from here... This is after the exhaust had been sitting in the BBQ Pride for approx 4 days !!!


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and the finished result........


....The finish was helped with the use of Aluminium oxide sandpaper...... Scotchbrite pads.... and steel wool....!!
I sprayed the downpipes with WD40.......then gently rubbed away... (oooo-eerrrrrrr.....lol) ...then finished off with autosol metal polish... :)



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......and the wheels good to go........!!!!





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......Some more bits ready to go........!!!!



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......That's everything done..... Now it's rebuild time, starting on Tuesday, I'll keep updating with pics as the rebuild gets done :-)........!!!!


......It looks like a giant airfix kit.....lol... :-)........!!!!

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......The Rebuild has started........!!!!



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......End of Day 1 rebuild....!!!........!!!!

......and........!!!!


......It's finished....!!!........!!!!


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:hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb

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 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:41 pm 
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what happened to your headers?? they are now like stainless steel very nice...

you just used up the bbq cleaner to strip the paint?

originally you have stainless headers? or stock?

very nice outcome...

where can I view the pics in a much larger way?


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 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:49 pm 
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forcemajeure wrote:
what happened to your headers?? they are now like stainless steel very nice...

you just used up the bbq cleaner to strip the paint?


No....they were Stainless steel from the start.....just years and years off crud, rust and grime....

forcemajeure wrote:
originally you have stainless headers? or stock?

very nice outcome...


.....They are Yamamoto downpipes..... it did have twin Yamamoto Carbon pipes on it..... but they were goosed, so i'm just putting the original single silencer back on just now, until such time as i have more money to then replace it with the twin pipes again....

forcemajeure wrote:
where can I view the pics in a much larger way?


... you should be able to simply click on the pics to give an enlarged view... ??

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 Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 11:24 pm 
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ok I will try to view the pictures once I'm home... at the office right now... may its because of the firewall that we have here...

can't wait to see your hornet project finished


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 Post Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:45 pm 
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More pics added.... 20/05 :) :) :) :)

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 Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 12:06 am 
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More pics added.... 20/05 :) :) :) :)

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 Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:20 am 
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Arrrrghhhh i cant seeeee again...

And this time i cant find the Hornets Nest FaceBook group either... for some reason its missing...

Could someone send me the link to the FB group? i think i may have done something and i cant find it...

PMCN500 inbox me your name so i can see the Pics on your album.

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 Post Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:20 am 
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venomafiax wrote:
Arrrrghhhh i cant seeeee again...

And this time i cant find the Hornets Nest FaceBook group either... for some reason its missing...

Could someone send me the link to the FB group? i think i may have done something and i cant find it...


https://www.facebook.com/groups/35293037896/

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PMCN500 inbox me your name so i can see the Pics on your album.


https://www.facebook.com/paul.lisa.mcneill

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No worries bud :) :)

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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:46 am 
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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Excellent stuff :clap ... you should stick this up in the "Serious Mods and Build section"..

Waiting for a video of the first start up :angel

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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:01 pm 
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hands down to you sir... this thread is very helpful...


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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:41 pm 
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.........It is now complete...... my job is done....lol...!!! :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb

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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:02 pm 
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pmcn500 wrote:
.........It is now complete...... my job is done....lol...!!! :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb :hb


congrats...mate...

how much euro or pounds you invested on this build up?

I know that in the future I will have to do this kind of rebuild... I'm gonna copy all your pics for reference...

and also what kind of bike stand you have there? that's exactly what I need ...

hope you can do a video on how to use that kind of stand...


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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:35 pm 
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video of the startup?

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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:41 pm 
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venomafiax wrote:
video of the startup?


video on how to use that kind of bike stand... how to stand up the bike and how to stand down...

with the usual paddock stand you can't remove the mono shock..

with pmcn500's abba stand you can easily remove the mono shock


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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:39 pm 
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forcemajeure wrote:
venomafiax wrote:
video of the startup?


video on how to use that kind of bike stand... how to stand up the bike and how to stand down...

with the usual paddock stand you can't remove the mono shock..

with pmcn500's abba stand you can easily remove the mono shock



.......... No probs..... I will do a video of the Abbas stand being used :)

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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:47 pm 
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pmcn500

I found the website of abba... no need to post vids...

http://www.abbastands.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=1

don't wanna trouble you...anymore

what you can do is if you can post vids of your baby... time to rev it up...


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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:58 pm 
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forcemajeure wrote:
pmcn500

I found the website of abba... no need to post vids...

http://www.abbastands.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=1

don't wanna trouble you...anymore

what you can do is if you can post vids of your baby... time to rev it up...


No worries about the stand..... but she wont be getting 'revved up' just now..... she's getting crated for the container at the end of the week, and she wont be fired up until we get settled into Canada..... so you'll need to wait for a little while....lol !!

But I will do it.... :)

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 Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:06 am 
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I've heard there's a lot of hornets in canada...

Goodluck on your trip, bon vayage, Godspeed...

I do have another question..

about the leather seat covers you have there... is that OEM or custom?

very nice and clean


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 Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:00 am 
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The seat was recovered by myself ..... Took the old one off and used it as a template .... The material is a high quality vinyl (leather look/ effect) and I watched 3-4 different vids on YouTube to watch how it was done :-)

So ...... Yes I'm rather proud of it ...... And the bike !!! lol

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 Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:28 pm 
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nice one mate. followed this build from when you were first searching for the bike. glad you found it and just wanted to say you've done an excellent job. something to be proud of. :clap :clap :clap

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 Post Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:59 pm 
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chris b wrote:
nice one mate. followed this build from when you were first searching for the bike. glad you found it and just wanted to say you've done an excellent job. something to be proud of. :clap :clap :clap


Thanks Bud.....I've enjoyed doing it... and learnt a lot of new skills....lol.... :) :)

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Fantastic final product :)

Ru settled in Canada yet? If so have u fired her up yet?

May I ask what hugger you hav on her as it looks great


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Fantastic final product :)

Ru settled in Canada yet? If so have u fired her up yet?

May I ask what hugger you hav on her as it looks great



Cheers bud ...... Bikes only arrived last week, so not had enough time to do everything yet ...lol ... Hugger is a pyramid one .... Self painted .... And hoping to get her fired up. Ext week :-)

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:20 pm 
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.... after 7 years dormant..... 4 years tucked away in WarMadMax's garage.... then 3 years being completely stripped and rebuilt..... this was the moment.... lol... I still need to get carbs balanced.... but she's running well :)

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this what I've been waiting for..nice....


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Somehow missed this thread before. Really enjoyed reading about your restoration and the final result is pretty stunning.
Hope you have a great time riding her and that it brings back some good memories.

Incidentally the cheap white shock on Italian ebay would blend in nicely. ;)


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on the 2nd video was it really cold out there? do you have to use the choke or not?


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forcemajeure wrote:
on the 2nd video was it really cold out there? do you have to use the choke or not?



...the second video is actually a continuation of the first..... my wife was taking the initial video....then clicked it off immediately after starting the bike up.....lol... there's actually only a 10 second gap between the two video's...

It was quite cold.....(using about 1/3rd choke).... temps are about 3*c.... but getting warmer each day :) :) :)

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3 degrees celcius? That's really cold for us...

Thanks for the infoo about the choke...


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awesome

how much do you reckon you spent on it? its like a brand new bike!


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awesome

how much do you reckon you spent on it? its like a brand new bike!



Including the initial purchase of the bike .... I reckon about £3000 in total ....

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Inspirational pmcn500, well done!!

I have a question about your header pipes, if you have a minute to spare.

I've been thinking about replacing the downpipes on my 2003 600 with stainless steel pattern ones until, some of the guys who posted on this thread too, pointed out to me that only the connecting brackets on the stock pipes are made of mild steel, the actual pipes are stainless.

My problem is that those brackets are in a real state (and the pipes need some attention too!) I can certainly go through the trouble of cleaning and polishing my header pipes but my bike lives outside and I'm worried that, sooner rather than later, they will be in the same state again.

I'd like to hear your views. Could you please also send the link to the website where you read about cleaning the exhaust pipes with BBQ Pride?

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 Post Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:42 pm 
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Flav wrote:
Inspirational pmcn500, well done!!

I have a question about your header pipes, if you have a minute to spare.

I've been thinking about replacing the downpipes on my 2003 600 with stainless steel pattern ones until, some of the guys who posted on this thread too, pointed out to me that only the connecting brackets on the stock pipes are made of mild steel, the actual pipes are stainless.

My problem is that those brackets are in a real state (and the pipes need some attention too!) I can certainly go through the trouble of cleaning and polishing my header pipes but my bike lives outside and I'm worried that, sooner rather than later, they will be in the same state again.

I'd like to hear your views. Could you please also send the link to the website where you read about cleaning the exhaust pipes with BBQ Pride?

Many thanks


Hey there bud... sorry for the delay in Responding...

If the pipes are in good condition, then i would look at cleaning these up.... I cannot remember now where i first saw the article about using BBQ Pride... sorry... it was approx 4-5 yrs ago ! but i am sure it was a BMW owners site.... but it works.... then i used a fine Aluminium oxide sandpaper with WD-40 to buff the pipes.... polish to finish.
With regard to the brackets.... i would go to a someone who could weld new stainless brackets on for you.... this would not be difficult.... and help remain rust free.

Here's a pic of mine... now 3 yrs after completion

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Hope this helps.... and again apologies for the delay in response. :-)

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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:59 am 
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Hi pmcn500,

Thank you for your reply.

Don't worry about the delay, thank you for your help.

Downpipes are nearly finished now. The brackets have been cleaned, treated with antirust and painted - we'll see how long they last.

All the best,

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