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  1. Iron

    Iron Elite Member

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    Almost exactly a year since starting, although it's been in the queue for a bit longer than that.

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    The last MOT was dated 1983 and it's been sat in a lean-to since then.

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    Almost there, still waiting for a few bits to get it running but the first spark in 40 years was seen yesterday. :)
     
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  2. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    It's got a Fonzy vibe about it... cool as feck!
     
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  3. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    Man that looks great. Good job on the restore.
     
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  4. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Your bike looks great!!! You did an unbelievable job!!! ;):party:
     
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  5. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Great job :)
     
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  6. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Wow, @Iron! You are truly a moto builder wizard. I love how this bike turned out. The before and after photos are amazing. Thanks for posting the pics and update here. More photos please and let us know how it rides! :kissing_heart:
     
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  7. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    That is one horny looking beast.
     
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  8. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

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    belt drive? or do you just not have the caps in?

    what is your opinion of the open TT pipes? i have a pair to experiment with sitting on the bench right now
     
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  9. Iron

    Iron Elite Member

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    Caps not in yet, still waiting for the postman. Primary chain works well for me so I've never tried a belt.
    I like the TT pipes but they do make the arse end look like there's something missing. Wider wheels and tyres should help there though.
    They hooliganise the 140 engine but I'm no top speed merchant these days, especially around this neck of the woods with all the cameras and plain clothed plod trying to use me as a cash cow.
     
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  10. Wire-Wheels

    Wire-Wheels Elite Member

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    IRON: Very nice work. Funny how these things take way longer to get around to than ever expected it would when someone parked it. You rescued it from "rot & ruin". ...J.D.
     
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  11. Iron

    Iron Elite Member

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    Thanks @Wire-Wheels all done now, put TT100s on it rather than the Avons just a shake down to do, then probably off to market

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  12. MoreT

    MoreT Senior Member

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    Very cool bike. Don't jump the shark.
     
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  13. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Very nice @Iron, I hope Fresh is a compliment, as it is clean as.
     
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