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Yeah finally started to rebuild my bike, ready to fit my tried and tested 350 engine into it.

Check out the shiny black powder coated frame

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Spot on Steve!!!   Gonna start work on it in the warmth of your kitchen eh? biggrin

Brian

PS I am assuming you got the side bar as well wink



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And the kick stand

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FFS wheres the side bar??



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oh it's here20200131_210955.jpg



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mossproof wrote:

And the kick stand


 Doh! should have powder coated that at the same timenono



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looking good Steve

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Getting all the parts ready, flipping lower shock bearing was well rusted in, had to use Bri's top tip for getting the circlip out.

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 Not sure why this post is a bit of a mess, tried to do it on my phone and then tidy it on the Pc, but not much luckbleh

Anyway, got the loom on the bike and then started to fit some parts, including the 350

Managed to use up alot of parts that I had accumulated no

What is really nice is the speedo covers that I sell, they fit really nice and you can still see the sprocket, which is a massive help smilesmile

 

 

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Some progress today

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Weekend well spent!
Looks good Steve. Can you check your carb jetting and post it in the 350 jetting thread before you get too far please?

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Yep will do Simon, I will also check the needle setting.

 



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Looking good will be watching with interest.
P.S. Steve check your messages have requested a postage quote!!

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Looking good will be watching with interest.
P.S. Steve check your messages have requested a postage quote!!

Steve


 got it and will be doing that today for you



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Holding my hands up to a bit of a mistake, when I got the engine in late last night, I overlooked the aesthetics of it and to be honest I was a bit disappointed when I looked at it this morning. Nothing else to do but take it back out and give the heart of the bike a nice fresh coat of paint, looks so much better and I should of done it at the start.

Oh well

piccy of the 1st coat

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What brand/colour do you use for the engine Steve? Is it a heat resistant? Looks similar to original Bluey shade.

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Hi Simon

Just Holts auto spray, metallic grey. No special heat resistant stuff and never had a  problem with this type of paint.

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Halfords Rover Gunmetal Grey metallic is a good match. If you can, finish off with a high temperature clear coat.

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Some more progress today smile

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Engine back in, electrics getting sorted, she now shows life!

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Anyone seen this grab handle before?

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Seat cover looks smart

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That'll look nice with the black frame and white plastics Steve!



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3 in the shop for sale smile

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Neat job Steve.
I was getting confused what with OE seat, Raid headlight, kickstart etc. Couldn't remember what it looked like to start with!
Going to look sweet

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Definitely a one off! Bit of a mish mash of all the best bits

Raid Headlight

OE base bike

Kicker

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This bike was a basket case I bought from ebay, the engine was proper screwed, but the frame was rock solid and the best I could find for the resto, other parts have been accumulated along the way. I have got all new white panels for it, apart from the rear mudguard, but again I have found a super solid one, that just needs a bit of TLC to make it look like new smile New side panels were squirrelled away a couple of years ago and just ordered a new genuine white front mudguard.

Just found I can still get the proper raid headlight indicator brackets, so may change what I have done to fit them.

Going for a black and white look, think the Acerbis tank is going to look nice on it and will see if I can get some stickers for it, like the idea of the speed block like on my WRF, guy in Cornwall makes them, so may go and visit himsmile

Glad you are all liking my build.

 

  



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A bit more progress today

Heated oxford grips fitted, fuel tank fitted, seat fitted (bloody tight!) but fits.

Handguards

Rear mudguard

Front mudguard

Looking like a bike now

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AMAZING, they are the right way up for a change and Brian hasn't had to do it!



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Looking really good Steve! All original OEM panels including the front mudguard?

Gonna be a shame to get it dirty though cry      biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Looking very smart in white

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Nice job Steve, that's great!



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That looks choice. Needs to be dirty. A matter of time.

What type of decals /stickers stay on an Acerbis tank?



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Don't worry it will get dirty at some stage!

Not sure about the graphics yet, as the tank has a rough texture to it and not sure if any will work yet? the Acerbis sticker has been put on a smooth bit of tank made by the manufacturer, that's why I'm not sure it will work yet. Need to get someone to have a look.



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Added the screen today, nearly ready for it's MOT

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Had to use some rubber P Clamps as my raid headlight does not have the screen locating lugs, but still looks good



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Finished at last! Ready for MOT Saturday morningsmile

I may do the seat cover again, bending it a bit before re covering, as I think it may get rid of the creasesconfuse

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Looks great in white with the big tank .Well done .

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The bike passed it's MOT just fine, took her for a road ride to Bude and back taking in some lovely Devon and Cornish countrysidesmilesmile I must admit I have struggled a bit in the past doing road work with my friends on bigger bikes, but not this time! The 350 engine transforms our little bikes into something spectacular smilesmile I am eternally grateful to Simon who got this project to off the ground and into the shop, thanks matey!

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The bike passed it's MOT just fine, took her for a road ride to Bude and back taking in some lovely Devon and Cornish countrysidesmilesmile I must admit I have struggled a bit in the past doing road work with my friends on bigger bikes, but not this time! The 350 engine transforms our little bikes into something spectacular smilesmile I am eternally grateful to Simon who got this project to off the ground and into the shop, thanks matey!

Steve


 Good to hear on both the MOT & the performance, bet you didn't tell rego it is not a 350cc!!!

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Fantastic job, looks great now get out and ride it.

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Thought it was best not tell the mot guy or the insurance, as it would be to complicated and who would ever knowwink



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Looks the business i must say.

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Thought it was best not tell the mot guy or the insurance, as it would be to complicated and who would ever knowwink


 Our rego takes  a leap above 250cc, I know guys with 250 KLX's with the 300cc barrel like back in the XL250S days guys used a 305 kit, no one ever told the rego dept.

I had a XR400RC before the TTR & what a great engine, wonder if it gets close ?

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