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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:03 pm 
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whats the old shock like??
better than my 105,000 km one?


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 Post Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Its a little rusty at the bottom but it works fine........ive not seen your shock?

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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:12 am 
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woodyeee wrote:
Its a little rusty at the bottom but it works fine........ive not seen your shock?

pitted on the chrome part


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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:20 pm 
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hayd3n wrote:
woodyeee wrote:
Its a little rusty at the bottom but it works fine........ive not seen your shock?

pitted on the chrome part

The chrome on my old shock is fine its just the spring that is rusty.....its only done 11k miles :mic

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Cleaned up the new calipers, i think i may buy some stainless steel caliper bolts as these are just starting to look a little weathered 8o

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 Post Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:15 am 
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wanna sell it cheap? id have to pay stoopid freight to nz


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 Post Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:04 am 
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Isnt your bike a 600? this is a 900 8o

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 Post Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:49 am 
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Isnt your bike a 600? this is a 900 8o

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Ive been doing a little bit on the bike again.
I ordered this intergrated led light from Jester.........................
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A quick swap over and...............................
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I think it gives it that clean new look.
I also started to shorten the bars as they are hideously wide.
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Ive taken 40mm off each end 8o

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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:22 pm 
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I was going to get the swingarm and forks polished but after waiting nearly 3 weeks for a polisher to do it, ive decided to get them powder coated :mic
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Fork legs after coating with sparkling silver........
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I posted a picture of the Swingarm before with hole in the underbrace earlier, so, here is the arm with the hole filled in and freshly coated.
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I also got the swingarm side plates powdercoated although they didnt really need doing, but at least they will match.
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Next on the agenda for the powdercoaters was some items to be done in black!
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The bar brace, a second hand clutch perch and some paddock stand bobbins.
The clutch and front brake lever will now be matching Titax items.

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:23 am 
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Looking good :) I've decided to go black on my swinging arm and side plates Just got to get around to doing them.

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Done some more on the bike, but not as much as i wanted to :halt Ive just started another contract and may be working through the festive season :Bang
Ive managed to get the bearings back in the swingarm, so, i fitted that and the new Hagon shock from Jester.
Its made quite a differance.
Before :eek :eek :eek ............................
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After powdercoating and new shock fitted :love
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I have also rebuilt the forks with new oil, seals and new Hagon springs but didnt take any pictures as i was in a bit of a rush :mic

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woodyeee wrote:
Before :eek :eek :eek ............................
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OH thats well looked after......................................................NOT :(

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:52 pm 
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Oohhhhhh yes it issssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss :mic

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:54 pm 
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:clap :clap it is now :k

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Cant wait to take it out on the freshly salted roads :cry

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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:38 am 
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sovrec wrote:
...that user Sinnn only joined the forum in March - big issue here about membership and using the marketplace facilities - unfortunately buyer beware remains the traditional warning...


if someone buys a heap of shite without viewing it or even asking for detailed pics its not the forums fault. the forum didnt make him buy it.

no offence woody lol

project seems to be going well though and you seem to be enjoying the rebuild process so its all worked out you're having fun and will have a sweet bike. imagine how bored youd be without this project lol!

arent you the guy who posted in my thread about arrow headers, did you used to have a new style hornet too?


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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Yes forde, I used to have a 59 plate 600, I wasn't impressed with the build quality though. I now have 2 900's and a 02 600 :D to be honest ive got better things to do than piss around making this niner presentable.............like finishing my other 900!
Once this project is finished I will sell my 600 to be honest I could do with the space now as its a bit cramped in the garage at the moment.

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:44 am 
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haha nice one

tbh i'd do her up as cheap as i could and punt her on to someone then to concentrate on other projects! unless you are planning to make back the money you are investing at sale time. or maybe with the amount of work that seems to be going into it this will end up being your good one and youll sell the other one xD


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:12 am 
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forde wrote:
haha nice one

tbh i'd do her up as cheap as i could and punt her on to someone then to concentrate on other projects! unless you are planning to make back the money you are investing at sale time. or maybe with the amount of work that seems to be going into it this will end up being your good one and youll sell the other one xD


Have you seen the "other one"? Chances of him selling that are about as much as pigs flying over your house playing the bagpipes. :rollin

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Looking good ,the bloke who sold it to you couldn't even pressure wash it what a @#%$ .Bet the time you have spent working on bike is way more than the time it would of took to go look at it .

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:28 pm 
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hayd3n wrote:
wanna sell it cheap? id have to pay stoopid freight to nz

Hey place in Australia does brand new shocks for hornet $619 http://www.suspensionshop.org/JSONViz-S ... ulsion.php

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Scott wrote:
forde wrote:
haha nice one

tbh i'd do her up as cheap as i could and punt her on to someone then to concentrate on other projects! unless you are planning to make back the money you are investing at sale time. or maybe with the amount of work that seems to be going into it this will end up being your good one and youll sell the other one xD


Have you seen the "other one"? Chances of him selling that are about as much as pigs flying over your house playing the bagpipes. :rollin


:clap nice one scott :angel

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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Managed to get a little more done but not as much as i wanted too.....
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Frontend and backend on and all bolted back up, so now i can at last wheel it in and out of the garage.
I was hoping some eagle eyed fellow would point out i had put the swingarm and shock back in, but, had not put the y pipe back on before bolting up the rear shock......Doh! good job it was only a 2 minute job once the downpipes were fitted :Pray
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It would seem its a lot slower refitting all the parts as most of them have to be cleaned first or modified.
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The number plate bracket and undertray needed some attention......why you would want all this wiring for two poxy indicators is beyond me :eek The problem with this big clump of wires is because 4 resistors have been fitted for the led indicators :help
The indicators and wiring have now been removed as i now have the indicators intergrated into the led rear light :D
I will order a proper flasher unit that replaces the stock flasher unit to correct the flash rate 8o
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I cut down a couple of bolts that were way too long that hold the reg plate bracket on..........need to lose as much weight as posible after eating all the mince pies at xmas :lol
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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:04 pm 
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:thumbup - this is looking very wicked indeed - swinger looks superb !

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:10 am 
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aussie600s wrote:
hayd3n wrote:
wanna sell it cheap? id have to pay stoopid freight to nz

Hey place in Australia does brand new shocks for hornet $619 http://www.suspensionshop.org/JSONViz-S ... ulsion.php
still not cheap enough


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:44 pm 
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looking sweet mate :thumbup :thumbup :clap :clap
looks like someone knew what they were up to with the indies :rollin :rollin

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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:16 am 
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Indicators :notme are now working as they should :D ive ordered an led relay off the bay but in the mean time i pinched the one off my other 900 :lol to check the led indicators work in the new tail light.
I managed to get a flyer from work today :D so i popped to a nearby place to buy some stainless socket cap bolts 8o
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Slightly weathered looking bolts now changed for nice shiney new ones :love
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The brakes still need brake fluid and i will probably bleed them up this weekend :Pray
I bought a variety of m5's, m6's, m8's and some nyloc m6 nuts and washers for £5, so i have started to change various fastenings on the bike.
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Changed the m6 bolts on the lever clamps although they were not that bad, i also changed the posidrive screws on the switchgear for m5 socket caps 8o

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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:42 am 
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lookin good mate :clap :clap been doing that with mine now for a while, rusty nuts/bolts make the bike look shite :(

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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:38 am 
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I would reconsider changing the stock bolts on the caliper mounts with stainless steel. Just
be careful and check that the bolt strength is the same or greater than the stock.


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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:01 am 
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With a little (lot) of hard work you have cleaned up the bike very nicely. The hardest job now is keeping it clean.Oldgit


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 Post Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Managed to clean and refit the chain with new soft split link, I tried 4 bike shops to try and buy a new link but had to order one from egay :Bang
Bleeding the front brakes was a bloody nightmare :help I spent a couple of hours on them the other day and i have spent a couple of hours on them again today :evil whichever way i tried to bleed them i could not get any pressure to the lever :notme I even changed the mastercylinder over from my turbo bike but to no avail :cry
In the end i thought i would try the reverse bleeding with a syringe :mic
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First though, i had to make a trip down to the local crack den :eek i kicked the door in and found a junkie with a needle stuck in his arm :box i said my needs are greater than yours and pulled the needle out and went back to bleed my brakes :lol
Its the first time i have used this method to bleed the brakes and it worked a treat :D

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Its the first time i have used this method to bleed the brakes and it worked a treat


I've been banging on about this for years, works a treat at dislodging stubborn air bubbles in the master cylinder piston.

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Amen to using vacuum to bleed brakes - makes the job a doddle. :clap


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Amen to using vacuum to bleed brakes


I used the syringe to PUSH fluid up through the bleed nipple.

Vacuum bleeders SUCK. :lol

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doh - I missed that particular nuance...

So you empty the MC first and push new fluid up from the bleed nipple?


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richard pitman wrote:
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Its the first time i have used this method to bleed the brakes and it worked a treat


I've been banging on about this for years, works a treat at dislodging stubborn air bubbles in the master cylinder piston.


It could of been you Richard that i heard it from :clap

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doh - I missed that particular nuance...

So you empty the MC first and push new fluid up from the bleed nipple?


You dont have to empty it first, you just need to keep an eye on the level so as not to let it overflow :pissed

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Got some nice shiney stainless brake hose clips in the post.....
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I also refitted the rear brake caliper and gilles footrest etc.....
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Next on my list seems its the new year was to start losing some weight :help so i attacked the pair valve :lol
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After a little fiddling around.....
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Ive actually kept the reed valves in place but had to drill out the tops of the screws that hold them in, so the alloy plates fit flush and reseal 8o
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This is whats left over to go in the bin :eek
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After removing this little lot it will make access to the spark plugs much easier in future :blahblah
And not forgetting to block up the hole into the airbox 8o
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I found this cap end on a plastic tube from a burr that fits a treat :D

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Ive now managed to get the bike just about finished, i still need to buy a couple of stainless bolts for one of the carbon heat shields and change over the front master cylinder reservoir for my Rizoma pot.
I'm uncertain if i want to put the bellypan back on 8o
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I managed to go for a 15-20 mile run yesterday as it was nice and dry :D

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Looking like it should have in the first place :clap :)

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nice result mate :clap :clap :clap

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