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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:51 am 
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Location: Koh Samui, Thailand
I was really lucky that I spotted a '99 Hornet for sale here. I grabbed it straight away.
I was extremely happy to see it had a fuel gauage and was very low millage and had been looked after.
I decided this would be a major project for me and I would rebuild it from the frame up.

This is the bike how I bought it. I hated the colour scheme... Yuck.

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My idea is to paint it white, the same white from the Kawasaki ER-6N

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:01 am 
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Hornet Warrior

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Unfortunately due to work I haven't had much time to spend on this bike. Over the past few months I've stripped it down to all the parts and have the engine and frame out.

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I live in Thailand and it's very hard to get things done here. Luckily I have found a place in Northern Thailand that will professionaly powder coat my frame.
The frame is currently boxed up and I will ship it there next week along with the swing-arm.

The fairings are currenly at the paint shop being painted with the exact paint ordered from Kawasaki for the ER-6N.

I am currently waiting for an engine stand to arrive from the USA. Once that is here I will degrease, clean and paint the engine with VHT Wrinkle Paint.


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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:49 am 
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Engine stand arrived a few days ago. Had to get a local metal shop to make a bracket. Got it installed.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Looking good, how difficult was the process of removing the engine and stripping the bike? I've never done one before and might need to soon. You got any tips or a particular order things were done in?
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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:32 am 
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Hornet Warrior

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Hornet250 wrote:
Looking good, how difficult was the process of removing the engine and stripping the bike? I've never done one before and might need to soon. You got any tips or a particular order things were done in?
Cheers


Hey man, sorry about the late reply on this - I only just saw it. It's been really easy to strip it down and pull it apart. Everything has gone smoothly. I just hope I can put it back together again!

I did make the mistake of not marking where everything went and it's probably a good idea to buy clear plastic seal-able bags to group pieces together. I'm quite lucky that I have another hornet, so I can use that as a reference.


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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:36 am 
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Hornet Warrior

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Something has arrived!

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My frame, back from the powder-coaters. I went for a semi-gloss finish, it came out nice!
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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:31 am 
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thanks for posting the pics cinders.... someday I may need to do the same thing....

you've got a lot of time and money to burn...


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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:30 am 
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Hornet Warrior

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forcemajeure wrote:
you've got a lot of time and money to burn...


1.) I don't consider it burning money, I have two hornets which I intend on keeping. This is worthwhile project. I don't have a lot of money either or I'd have bought a lot more cool shit for my bikes. :)

2.) I don't have a lot of time on my hands, I run my own company and work long days. I maybe get to spend 5 hours a week on my bike projects. This bike project was stared on 08/04/12 - so it's been just over a year!


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 Post Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:01 am 
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question...

are you gonna replace the radiator hose on your bike?


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 Post Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:09 am 
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No. The current hoses are fine, plus they are black colour. I don't see any reason to change.


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 Post Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:28 am 
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This project is finally complete... :)

http://www.hondahornet.org.uk/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=32290


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