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Discussion in 'Builds & Projects' started by joe mc donald, Nov 26, 2018.

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  1. joe mc donald

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    some of the peeps said to put pictures of the work I am doing to my bike. I have rebuilt the switch gear and replaced the headlamp. but the rest is on hold as I am hoping Santa is looking at this post and know something about classics. Not to sure on the quality as I had to keep cropping.
    Ride free
    Joe.

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  2. Rich Bryce

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    Keep them coming as you progress Joe.
     
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  3. joe mc donald

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    Stupid thing I did all the carbs and switch gear before someone said to stick some pic's on here. But yes I will take photograph evidence as I go along. At a bit of a stop now might get Christmas out of the way first. But I am enjoying the tinkering again.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  4. darkman

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    Love the cast wheels on the TSX :)
     
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  5. mpllineman

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    This looks like a lot of fun! I recently picked up a 1985 Honda CB650 Nighthawk for a sideline project. It's in pretty good shape now. Mainly needs all maint. and a lot of "love". I think the previous owners never cleaned her off, so that will go a long way on her journey. I like to tinker too! I have to try to post some pics, but I'm not very good at that sort of thing!
     
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  6. joe mc donald

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    I just sold my 83 model and really missing it as it never failed to go and go well. Was a beggar to start without full choke but when warm cruise all day and enough top end when needed. The only trouble I had in six years was one of the inlet rubbers split and are obsolete. But I found out the 550 one were almost bang on. DarkMan I think they were called Morris But you will correct me if wrong. I am a lover of spokes but these are the oem items so will suffice.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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  7. Ron Ashurst

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    2 observations mate.

    1) My garage is like a palace compared to your shed so hat's off to you mate and well done.

    2) In the 1st picture, isn't there supposed to be 2 chrome thingummies holding that tire on, and not a board. Now, i admit to limited mechanical skills true, but I keep seeing them on other bike pics so i was just saying. :p
     
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  8. joe mc donald

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    You are sharper than I. I did think there was a bit missing. No but honestly the stantions were beyond repair so waiting for some new ones That Santa might bring. The bike should stand properly on the centre stand but just want to be careful. Garage that is tidy compared to what it used to look like. When the boys I used to ride with used to come round to work on their bikes you had to climb over bits and pieces. I am sure new models were designed in this Garage as I don't think any parts went back on the bike they belonged to it was just it fits so put it on there.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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  9. odinz

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    No you got the front end idea from fred flintstone..i recognise the craftmanship lol
     
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  10. Bad Billy

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    Don't think much of that front suspension Joe, how do you adjust it? With a chisel!
     
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  11. Ron Ashurst

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    Christ Billy, Nothing like being a bit subtle mate. lolol. Joe's like me, trying to figure it out as he goes and i'm sure he would have tweaked to it soon enough to prevent a first ride.

    Now the good news: Nursey remembered to give me my meds after 2 days so I am kinda back to normal. So please have matron remove the white jacket. ;)
    Bad news: The current Mrs Ashurst pinched a psychotic nerve in the back and they gave her meds as well. That psychotic nerve is a bitch and took over her whole body and she will be off work for a week..:mad:
    More bad news: She keeps repeating shite like a fecking record player that's stuck. I think there are 5 questions on that record and I hear em about 25 times a day. :no_mouth:
    More more bad news: She got me drinking during the week and that's fucking with me meds so can I have the white jacket back please before someone ends up :skull: and i'm in the bin. :imp:

    Sorry Joe, needed to vent, but hide it. In case the psychotic nerve looked on my computer. Figured as a mate you would understand brother. Anyone got room for a bedroll in the shed for a week?
     
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  12. Bad Billy

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    Oh Dear! The 5 questions on repeat is not peculiar just to your missus, they all do that sir! :joy:
    I can see you ending up back in isolation unit by tomorrow, unless you follow my advice so here goes;
    1. Make some black tea.
    2. Don't let it brew too long so that it is just the right shade of brown
    3. Put it in the fridge for later
    4. When the current Mrs Ashurst demands a drink later, give her a 'large' JD
    5. Poor yourself the black tea and add ice for authenticity
    6. Repeat until she's comatose
    7. Proceed to garage and finish yer feckin project! :grinning::joy::laughing:
     
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  13. Ron Ashurst

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    I was just going to use a board. Got the idea from Joe propping up his bike.
     
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    Last resort use antif..... no, better not say it.
     
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  15. thebiglad

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    We used to do something similar with our dear old Mum. She'd come to stay, so on welcoming her it would be her favorite tipple Gin n Tonic. Then a 2nd one.

    Then she'd say "that was lovely I'll just have tonic on it's own now" - so we'd switch to vodka !

    She always said she slept well at our place............................
     
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    Cheaper than JD I suppose!
     
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  17. Ron Ashurst

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    True, and as I have confessed my gag reflex and wimp hood it would be easier.

    So, back on topic. Should I just go to Isolation now? or wait for official word?

    Crap, this is Joe's TSX thread.
    @joe mc donald I like the wooden monoshock Joe, I would keep it and might make one of my own. :heart:
     
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    #18 Bad Billy, Nov 28, 2018
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    Err No, just don't listen to the voices, either the ones in your head or the the one coming from the direction of Mrs Ashurst, make your way quietly to the garage and start fettling for fecksakes!
     
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  19. joe mc donald

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    No he copied me.
    Ride Safe
     
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  20. joe mc donald

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    Well you see its not a hartail its a hard front. Irish jack. Don't need it just want to show of.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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