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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:53 am 
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Nice work......but wont it be easier to get the engine back in with all the breakables off and laying bike and engine on the floor? this way it will save you scratching any thing 8o

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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:20 pm 
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I was just gonna roll it into position on the jack, then jack it into place, slide bolts in and done...

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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:11 am 
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Tried a few methods to get the engine in, sliding it in and jacking it up doesn't work. In the end took the wheels back off, me and a mate picked the frame up and lowered it onto the engine. Then put the wheels back on and fitted the exhaust studs.

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Plan for tomorrow is get exhausts on, just as a test fit, then see if I can get ALL the bodywork fitted so it can be checked and sent for paint.

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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:43 am 
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Looks excellent :clap

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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:26 am 
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Looks like new well done :clap


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:41 am 
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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:21 am 
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Test fit of the exhausts, not quite perfect atm.

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Needs to be fiddled, obviously been made for someone who hasn't cut the tail so the exhaust fits a little too low, but still.

Also started fitting the bolt kit I got off monketeer

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:27 am 
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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:33 am 
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A bit of fiddling will soon get them into place keep it going looking good m8 :)

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:35 pm 
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Think I might need to make one link pipe again, so it sits higher up, or have it sit a little low :/

Dad put the carbs back together after stripping them for cleaning, so gonna start getting the engine plugged in tomorrow, electrics, carbs, restrictors, airbox etc.

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:40 pm 
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nice :clap :clap the twin pipes look cool :hat

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:46 pm 
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Nice carbon cans dude :thumbup

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:42 pm 
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hmm you gonna go 17" front and get soem decent rubber? would be hell fo a shame to crash this after the money you have spent because of some shit cheappy rubber

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:02 pm 
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Welshd1k wrote:
hmm you gonna go 17" front and get soem decent rubber? would be hell fo a shame to crash this after the money you have spent because of some shit cheappy rubber


Already done it, Wheel and discs were £50, powdercoated, wrapped in new rubber and fitted.

Its visible in all the pictures

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:41 pm 
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maxiss? rubber ugh
each to their own its like wanting a iphone and buying a 'sciphone'

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Nothing wrong with Maxxis, just because they're a cheaper tyre, yeah its only single compound and a touring tyre, but they do what I want, give me about 6,000 per rear, quick enough to warm and good water displacement.

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:22 pm 
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if you say so . i thought the same about a continental tourign tyre that died in 3k miles and was shit.... and that was £120 back tyre... have you used these tyres? or just reading other peoples thoughts on them? as my mate at mandp knows ALOT about them


and maxis are some cheap rebranded tyre . that my mate at mandp has had more complaints about than i dont know what. but hey its you bike that your spending 3k+ on and goign to skimp on tyres. not mine

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:27 pm 
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Welshd1k wrote:
if you say so . i thought the same about a continental tourign tyre that died in 3k miles and was shit.... and that was £120 back tyre... have you used these tyres? or just reading other peoples thoughts on them? as my mate at mandp knows ALOT about them


and maxis are some cheap rebranded tyre . that my mate at mandp has had more complaints about than i dont know what. but hey its you bike that your spending 3k+ on and goign to skimp on tyres. not mine


Maxxis aren't cheap rebranded tyres, whoever told you that clearly doesn't stock them and is just trying to upsell you something with a higher profit.

And it's coming from the guys at Moore Speed, who run Maxxis on all their bikes except one, couple bandits, XR1 etc, no sports bikes so maybe they run more expensive tyres on their sports bikes or whatever they don't use to commute on.

But that's not the point, if the tyres are rubbish I'll be careful, get to know their downsides then not buy them again, if they're good, then I've found myself some cheap tyres.

Anyway, tyres are a tiny part of this build, why waste time talking about them?

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:41 pm 
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Anyway, tyres are a tiny part of this build, why waste time talking about them?


because they are a MAJOR part of it. if you think tyres are a tiny part and no importance then you need to think again...

and who told me that? a member off staff at a shop who use to stock them but stoped due to complaints. as for a 'comuting tyre' is that what you want ? you aint gonna do any fast road riding etc? and 6k on one of these single compound tyres i think not . a mate had a set on a fazer 6 that did almost 4k and was showing cloth ......

and as for trying to sell a more expensive tyre? i know id rather spend the £40 extra on a pair of decent branded tyres.... i mean would you put wilkinsons value 2t oil in your ped?

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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:57 pm 
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They're an important part of a bike, but a tiny part of this project, that's my point.

You aren't going to convince me other wise, I'm not gonna go sell the tyres and fit new ones?

I did wonder how long it would take for you to come stick your oar in.

No more tyre talk, Maxxis Touring tyres are what I have fitted, and what I will run.

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:05 am 
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'stick my oar in' i posted on the first page. i only offered some advice.

but no im just saying please be careful on them . as they have been known to be unpredictable in the wet AND dry , and dont go @#%$ up this awsome project .

is all i am saying. because it is coming along nicely

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:23 am 
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i smell some grapes :Bad :Bad :angel

a individuals choice of tyre or other component is strictly that !!! just coz a person likes sumert you dont doesnt give anyone the right to critizise ... i dont like lots of things but its not my place to judge what other like :angel

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:29 am 
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Where did i critizise? I merley offerd some advice from experience . just the same as almost every one would say about goldfren brake pads to advioid well i do the same with maxxis and continental St tyres.....from not just my experience but other peoples experience.


and i am not passing any judgement...

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:10 pm 
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welsh I can see where your coming from mate, but tyres like a lot of things are good to some, crap to otheres!
I have a few mates who use Maxxis and have had no problems with them, It all depends on
how you use them and your expectations of their limits!!
they are very good, reasonably priced tyres, they are not track standard, and if the guys complaning
about them are using them beyond their limits then it is their mistake :Bang
I like metzeler/pirelli (practicaly the same tyre) because i am used to their construction/feedback, others like Mitchelin (i @#%$ hate them)
but thats coz i dont like their handling caracteristics :eek
why do you think that WSB/MotoGP riders dont like to change manufactures? its coz they handle differently between tyre makes!!
and it takes them too long to get used to them :)

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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:21 pm 
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370steve wrote:
welsh I can see where your coming from mate, but tyre like a lot of things are good to some, crap to othere!
I have a few mates who use Maxxis and have had no problems with them, It all depends on
how you use them and your expectations of their limits!!
they are very good, reasonably priced tyres, they are not track standard, and if the guys complaning
about them are using them beyond their limits then it is their mistake :Bang
I like metzeler/pirelli (practicaly the same tyre) because i am used to their construction/feedback, others like Mitchelin (i @#%$ hate them)
but thats coz i dont like their handling caracteristics :eek
why do you think that WSB/MotoGP riders dont like to change manufactures? its coz they handle differently between tyre makes!!
and it takes them too long to get used to them :)


agreed :angel
plus its down to digi in the end.
each person rides differantly, so used tyres differantly.

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:27 pm 
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The bikes look awesome and you make it look easy.

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:22 am 
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Welshd1k wrote:
Where did i critizise? I merley offerd some advice from experience . just the same as almost every one would say about goldfren brake pads to advioid well i do the same with maxxis and continental St tyres.....from not just my experience but other peoples experience.


and i am not passing any judgement...


Agree with welshd1k why spend all that money to have your bike looking like new thne to skimp on cheap rubbish rubber had maxxis once never again absolutely know confindence in them as far as heating up quick yeah like in a week riding flat out lol just a shame to spoil such a good project when tyres wash out.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Bad news is I'm stuck with loads of coursework so sadly this is on hold AGAIN :/ Might be able to do some Easter but all this comes before any bike work.

Also got caught speeding... Really hope I get an awareness course, no way I can afford increased car and bike insurance :Bang

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Also got caught speeding... Really hope I get an awareness course, no way I can afford increased car and bike insurance :Bang


How exactly did you get caught speeding on a 50cc bike? :rollin

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:27 pm 
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Also got caught speeding... Really hope I get an awareness course, no way I can afford increased car and bike insurance :Bang


How exactly did you get caught speeding on a 50cc bike? :rollin


easy! my 50 would do 55-60 .... i go 6 points before i passed my test :D:D

haha 3 on my 50 3 on my 125 :D:D

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Welshd1k wrote:
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Also got caught speeding... Really hope I get an awareness course, no way I can afford increased car and bike insurance :Bang


How exactly did you get caught speeding on a 50cc bike? :rollin


easy! my 50 would do 55-60 .... i go 6 points before i passed my test :D:D

haha 3 on my 50 3 on my 125 :D:D


Why did I think 50ccs were restricted to 30mph? :help

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because legall they are :D:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXc8CbNLPjU

there's my 50 ;) she would berry the needle off the clock 60 + indicated ;P

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:48 pm 
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3 things.

My 50 will do about 55
If you're 16 on a CBT they should be restricted to 50kph
Got caught 36 in a 30 in the car

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Wow, the bike looks better then new! Youre doing an amazing job!

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Dad decided to buy another Hornet engine, to tinker with himself, and I guess he'll probably completely refurb it, eventually put it in my Hornet.

Came with carbs, and the loom with CDI, covers polished for £118, pretty good deal I reckon, unsure of condition inside though.

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And this is how the bike stands today

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Might do a bit more over Easter when I have time, coursework is taking over now :/

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:copper safeway police will be on the way soon :angel

bikes starting to come together now :)

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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Made a to do list, sure I'm missing things off..

Fit carbs and tubes
Fit restrictors and airbox
Fit PAIR valve blanks
Finish sorting wiring and prepare for lights etc
Connect all pipes, water, fuel, throttle, clutch etc
Buy and fit spark plugs
Make fan fit Radiator
Fit Radiator
Add coolant/engine oil
Fit stand
Fit tank
Fit handlebars and controls
Fit lights/indicators
Fit brakes and footpegs
Fit exhaust properly and get them sitting right
Mod undertray to fit new tail
Odd jobs
Check to see it runs
Remove bodywork for paint
Re-fit bodywork
Have it dyno'd and carbs balanced
Insure it
un-SORN it
Tax it
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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:26 pm 
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looks amazing and look forward as always to seeing it progress...well done on a job well done so far :clap


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 Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:03 pm 
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It doesn't work.

The pipework isn't in anyway correct, the Y piece hasn't been stretched correctly, and one of the 2 link pipes won't sit right even if the Y piece fitted right, and the hangers aren't correct either.

Seriously considering getting a new tailpiece, and buying a single sided can :/ I just don't know what to do.

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Rather than buying a new tailpiece, if the pipe work is all screwed, why not get on the y connectors sold on here somewhere that is specifically made for the hornet 600 to allow two cans? If you have a word with Scott, he's got two cans on his 600, sure he'd know what was done to get it to fit.
Where there's a will there's a way and all that :)

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