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Post  number8wire on Sat 19 Feb - 14:49

Well, after much blood, sweat and tears 'project 001' is all but complete. I bolted on my freshly painted tank and seat, completed the wiring and reassembled the cleaned and re-jetted carbs. After an almost complete rebuild(bar the top end) I'm always a little nervous I've missed something crucial, but after a good blast around the neighbourhood earlier this evening I still have a big fat smile on my face!

number8wire cafe project 001:

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Changes will include: lowering headlight and attaching stainless mesh grill for aesthetic purposes, changing mirror, relocating front indicators-either side of the lower triple clamp bracket, shortening rear fender, perhaps lowering front forks another inch and upsweeping the muffler? a wee bit of polishing here and there.
Some of these changes will come once a road-worthiness certificate has been attained Wink
My girlfriend pointed out the seat isn't perfectly in line with the tank when looking at the bike side-on and that I need to paint the frame green like the tank.. but what does she know Laughing
As I get time I will write up some specs and break down the build process a little.. lots of pics to come!
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Post  alazzurra 550 alu style on Sat 19 Feb - 15:03

hey man, that thing looks really awesome. nice clean build, looks very very nice!!!
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Post  number8wire on Sun 20 Feb - 13:29

Thanks for the positive feedback Rien!
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Post  kornfed on Sun 20 Feb - 14:46

WOW really a very nice job
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Post  joolzned on Sun 20 Feb - 18:51

Great looking bike, very clean lines

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Post  650zed on Mon 21 Feb - 15:01

affraid

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Post  tjeeke on Mon 21 Feb - 23:13

WOW, that's a nice one...
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Post  number8wire on Tue 22 Feb - 0:26

Thanks for all the really positive comments guys!
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Post  650zed on Tue 22 Feb - 14:25

I just posted your bike in the Gallery of our bikes:
http://classicbikes.actieforum.com/t111-our-gallery#428

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Post  earl34 on Mon 27 Jun - 0:04

Very nice! Very Happy
Is that a Sebring pipe?

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Post  Toecutter on Mon 27 Jun - 18:36

One fine machine , great work !!

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Post  number8wire on Sat 2 Jul - 10:12

earl34 wrote:Very nice! Very Happy
Is that a Sebring pipe?

Hi Earl34, i'm not sure what brand the 4 into 1 is? (think it might even be an Australian item?) It was fitted to the bike when I got it, I coated and wrapped the header pipes, tig welded up some deep scratches and polished the aluminium muffler sleeve, and removed the baffles Now it sounds like it should!
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Post  jacomoto on Sun 3 Jul - 10:54

Wow, that was a nice bike Very Happy . Something like what I want my GSX look like when I'm done with it... Cool

Your rearset looks like something from Tarozzi...? Is it the complete set for your bike? I have an universal one from them so i would have to make the brackets and levers... Can you post some pictures taken close up so i can get an idea of how they look like? Thanks Laughing .
And what are the make of your clip-ons?

Would like some specs and pics of the build Very Happy

About your girlfriend... You can be happy that she has a meaing about your ride...it means she care about it Wink
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Post  Kenneth on Mon 4 Jul - 22:53

Nice bike: it's clean, tight, cool paintwork.
I like the handlebar section very much, much better than the original meters!

Be proud of it man!!!

Grtz, Kenneth
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