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Forum: Australia 03-19-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,247
Posted By johmarq
Hi Dave, Yep been busy Hate TV, so I hide in...

Hi Dave, Yep been busy

Hate TV, so I hide in the shed

In the last 2 years I've done a few

Honda CB750 F1
Honda CB350/4
Honda CB250
Suzuki A70
Forum: Australia 03-12-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,247
Posted By johmarq
Yep the old bugger called in, drank all my coffee...

Yep the old bugger called in, drank all my coffee and told a heap of lies:lol3
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By johmarq
Mudguards

I just couldn't enjoy riding it waiting for the plod to grab me for not having mudguards on the bike ( call me paranoid) so I knocked these up
pinched the idea from crampy's bike trailer
...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,247
Posted By johmarq
All finished

She is all back together,
New Front Guard, new seat, New gaiters
I had to rebuild the forks and clean he carbs

what a sweet bike to ride!! sorta like a BMW R80GSPD but lighter and seems to have...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By johmarq
Thats a sweet looking bike!. Lots and Lots of...

Thats a sweet looking bike!.
Lots and Lots of custom work there.
Please Please tell me thats not the one you parted out.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By johmarq
This is what I can remember, don't tell...

This is what I can remember, don't tell her!!!:nono

Bike purchase, $500
Jardine Exhausts $300
Benelli Tank $300
SR400 Seat $200
Acewell Speedo $150
Rear Subframe Fabrication $280
Clubman...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By johmarq
The headlight is the stock one, to my knowledge...

The headlight is the stock one, to my knowledge most of the early 80's Yamahas used the same headlight, xs750, sr500 etc
you do see them on fleabay now and again
Forum: Australia 02-26-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By johmarq
I was hoping some of the BM's reliability will...

I was hoping some of the BM's reliability will rub off on the old girl:lol3
Forum: Australia 02-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By johmarq
The Tank is from a Benelli Mojave ( it's an...

The Tank is from a Benelli Mojave ( it's an Indian copy) I let it in the bare metal
The seat came from Thailand and is for a SR400
The pipes are Jardines that I got from a bloke in california on...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By johmarq
Yah so do I, But shit it was heavy to ride I...

Yah so do I, But shit it was heavy to ride

I haven't changed anything on the bike so I can easily put it back to stock.

The seat came from Thailand and is for a Yamaha SR400

I know about...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By johmarq
Yamaha VX1000/TR1 Build Finished

In between working on my Guzzi VT65TT I've managed to finish my VX1000 Cafe Racer Build, Thought I'd post some pics.

Started with this...
...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,247
Posted By johmarq
Re Guzzi V65TT Bits

I was amazed I could still find new parts for the V65TT
Found a place in Germany that had a new seat, Front guard and fork boots, they also had a used grey front guard that I grabbed as well
...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,247
Posted By johmarq
Thanks fellas, You should call in next time...

Thanks fellas,
You should call in next time your passing by Baz
My place is easy to find just off the Federal Hwy near the Hume

Does anyane know how many 65TTs were made?
Forum: Australia 02-08-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,247
Posted By johmarq
No idea on fuel consumption, just picked it up...

No idea on fuel consumption, just picked it up yesterday
It doesn't run yet,
needs a battery, key, brake system restored (both reservoirs totally dry) side stand repair, starter switch is...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,247
Posted By johmarq
Guzzi V65TT ???

I just grabbed this old girl off Gumtree,
She's been sitting for 20+ years but has only done 7,500 ks,
Still it's pretty neglected and needs a fair bit of work
But the price was right, only just...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 79,699
Posted By johmarq
Hi Guys I just picked up this old girl for...

Hi Guys

I just picked up this old girl for $500

She's a 1981 XV1000, pretty much the same as the TR1 or XV920
After a freeing up the seized clutch and front calipers,
and cleaning out the...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1,810
Views: 158,701
Posted By johmarq
My Latest Build CB125

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab336/John_Marquette/send2_zps2fe69e2b.jpg
http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab336/John_Marquette/send1_zpsf5f7af92.jpg

I got this little 1980 CB125s in a box...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,656
Posted By johmarq
Bike Ratio

This is interesting, I never really listed the bikes I've owned
They bloody add up when you start making lists

First Bike 1996

Honda MT125 1975
Honda XL250 1981
Ducati 250 Desmo 1972...
Forum: Australia 12-23-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 45,906
Posted By johmarq
want two more bigs?

go on Rob you know you want them...:rofl

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Suzuki-DR750-BIG-Desert-Express-/251203669548?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item3a7ce7ce2c&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1204
Forum: Australia 11-22-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 45,906
Posted By johmarq
Hi Treborbig, How about a photo of your Big....

Hi Treborbig,

How about a photo of your Big.

and Rob, I noticed some of your bikes have the Desert Express decals, are they still available?

Cheers, John
Forum: Australia 11-15-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 45,906
Posted By johmarq
There here,There here!!

Yeeee Ha !! There here!!!

My Big is now running like a clock and all spruced up, dented tank fixed, everything else either cleaned, painted or polished.

All I needed was the stickers for the...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,752
Views: 452,946
Posted By johmarq
Yep, no probs.... when would you like to pick it...

Yep, no probs.... when would you like to pick it up?:rofl

Maybe you would like to wait till the new decals arrive from Italy ( Thanks Rob for the link! )
Forum: Australia 10-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 45,906
Posted By johmarq
Big help

Hi all,

I just got a DRBig and she is missing the decals/stickers on the tank and one side cover.
Does anyone know where I can get a set of decals?

Cheers, John
Forum: Australia 10-22-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,752
Views: 452,946
Posted By johmarq
Laugh She's now mine :clap I've got no idea what...

She's now mine :clap

I've got no idea what these old DR's are worth, negotiated the seller down to $700

She is pretty rough in places, hasn't been started in 4 years, but I thought the price...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-02-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By johmarq
Suzuki TS400 Forks

Hi Guys,

Can someone tell me the grade and quantity of fork oil in TS400 forks.

Doing an oil change only, seals still good.

I MUST buy a manual!!!

Thanks, John
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 159,831
Posted By johmarq
I love my Gopro! ...

I love my Gopro!


http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo65/johmarq/GOPR0228.jpg
Forum: Australia 06-30-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 30,476
Posted By johmarq
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo65/johmarq/ma...

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo65/johmarq/mangoman1.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 06-29-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,116
Posted By johmarq
Hi Tripodtiger, Thanks for the Info. ...

Hi Tripodtiger,

Thanks for the Info.

Yes I thought it must be an early RD, the serial number is 352 102194,
Looks like that would make it number 2093 off the production line in 1972.

I...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5,456
Views: 331,158
Posted By johmarq
Hi Baza, I'm always about lurking. Will talk...

Hi Baza, I'm always about lurking.
Will talk to Crampy, at this stage we'll be there on Friday.:beer
Forum: Australia 06-29-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5,456
Views: 331,158
Posted By johmarq
G'Day Wiz.au Welcome. Why not roll...

G'Day Wiz.au

Welcome.

Why not roll along to the Dr Rally at Tuena next weekend (7th-8th), it's an overnighter.
Looks like quite a few of the Canberra boys will be there.
Should be a good...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-28-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By johmarq
Bugger Me, the problem disappeared! I spent the...

Bugger Me, the problem disappeared!
I spent the morning chasing my no spark problem,
then after lunch and a break got back into it and stuff it it's working!
Put it all back together and it rides...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-27-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 27,116
Posted By johmarq
I had a RD250 back in 1975 and loved it then. ...

I had a RD250 back in 1975 and loved it then.
Now I have another, not quite as nice but it will be again.
Got It in a package deal of 6 bikes for $1500
The 1973 RD250,1975 Honda CB750F0,1973 Honda...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-26-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By johmarq
Hi Richard, So, the fact that there is a...

Hi Richard,

So, the fact that there is a charge there, Would that indicate that the CDI and coil are working correctly?
and if you think about it also the energizing coil as the charge has been...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By johmarq
Anyone here got a Suzuki TS or TM400

Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone here has an old Suzuki TS or TM400?
I'm trying to restore a 1973 TS400 and it would be a great help to speak to someone who has one.

Also, if anyone knows of...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-26-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By johmarq
Yep, I did that, the switch is good. also have...

Yep, I did that, the switch is good.
also have checked, cleaned and re plugged the wiring.
I will be testing the wiring with a meter tomorrow

Just don't get why I get a spark when pressing the...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-26-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By johmarq
Suzuki TS400 Spark Help!

Hi all,

I'm hoping there might be some Suzuki TS/TM gurus here that can help me with a problem I'm having with my 1973 TS400.

I just purchase it, She had been sitting for 30 years, and only...
Forum: Australia 06-19-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2,752
Views: 452,946
Posted By johmarq
can't complain about the price!

Would be a good project over the winter.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Honda-Transalp-600-Extra-Rough-Sick-Gold-Rims-/221051101849?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item3377ac2299#ht_500wt_1203


...
Forum: Australia 06-05-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2,752
Views: 452,946
Posted By johmarq
That's funny, I pick up a TS400 just last weekend...

That's funny, I pick up a TS400 just last weekend
It was with 6 bikes that had been sitting in a shed in Sydney for 30 years!
Best part is the TS has only done 348 miles from new
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,954
Posted By johmarq
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/crowe2815...

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo124/crowe2815/bikeonsidejpg001.jpg

Love It!!! :lol3

Is it me? But you seem to have lost a little weight, lookin good!


Another great RR! Crowe.......
Forum: Australia 05-18-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,537
Posted By johmarq
I don't know what you blokes are going on about! ...

I don't know what you blokes are going on about!
I'ts all a matter of education.
I've been married for 30 years
I learnt very early in our marriage that you have to train them
I started start...
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