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Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,114
Posted By JonW
Play a hot air gun over the plastic until the...

Play a hot air gun over the plastic until the colour comes back, dont overdo it but you'll get the hang of it quick enough. beware the bit youre holding can get hot and dont put the hot it on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By JonW
LOL course they can, with an open chequebook...

LOL course they can, with an open chequebook anything is possible. And, really I agree with the rest of the guys, whacking 50bhp into an Ace is asking for trouble, by the time you done it with wheels...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,805
Posted By JonW
I like what youve done. Initially i wasnt sure...

I like what youve done. Initially i wasnt sure what it would come out like but I get it. nice work.

To be honest anyone with a project XLR would do good to go this route, Ive owned and been...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 62,066
Posted By JonW
+1 That is amazing, you sir are the man!

+1

That is amazing, you sir are the man!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By JonW
I had a 200 top end in a box which i never even...

I had a 200 top end in a box which i never even tried to fit as I got hold of a CB550 piston and a rebored cylinder that would take it which i think was 137cc or something and was said to be the hot...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By JonW
no worries Ed, I wish Id written it up a bit...

no worries Ed, I wish Id written it up a bit better now. :/ The hardest part was finding better mudguards and panel bashing them back into shape, even the (nos I was told) rear guard wasnt that great...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-11-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,272
Posted By JonW
Everyone loves these! But I still cant quite...

Everyone loves these! But I still cant quite believe they are worth so much in the UK, eeeek!

This is a 125 I build about 2 years back and sold 10mths or so ago... for a measly AU$1150... It...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,907
Posted By JonW
Nice fast work. Excited to hear what you think of...

Nice fast work. Excited to hear what you think of the painting process.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-30-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,226
Posted By JonW
+1 Great work as ever!

+1

Great work as ever!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,805
Posted By JonW
Build is coming alone nicely! Ahh, it may...

Build is coming alone nicely!

Ahh, it may well be bullet proof, but not leak proof LOL
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,907
Posted By JonW
Was following along your build and then.......

Was following along your build and then.... Ahh... Kreeme...! I would remove it now if i were you, as unless Kreme have sorted out their issues with Ethanol then this will be a headache. Sorry to be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-28-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,017
Posted By JonW
case numbers are there so you know you have...

case numbers are there so you know you have matched halves, they are line bored as a pair so you need matching numbers.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-16-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,996
Posted By JonW
A mate of mine had 2 spare frames that no one...

A mate of mine had 2 spare frames that no one wanted but about 6months back they were eventually sold on. I would ask around the scrap guys and on the forums Pezz, someone is hoarding those spares...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,996
Posted By JonW
Ohh cool. So what swingarm did you fit in the end...

Ohh cool. So what swingarm did you fit in the end Pezz?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-10-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,996
Posted By JonW
Well, yes there is that...

Well, yes there is that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-10-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,996
Posted By JonW
Bugger! Cant you just make up some...

Bugger!

Cant you just make up some lengthening arms for one of the OEM RG arms? 50mm isnt a lot and you could weld them through the original spindle holes as well as round the outside, it would...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,996
Posted By JonW
Nice pix! I recognise that driveway! :rofl

Nice pix! I recognise that driveway! :rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,996
Posted By JonW
Great progress Pezz, I really like the look....

Great progress Pezz, I really like the look. Fingers crossed the swingarm works for you.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,230
Posted By JonW
Thanks. He's oldskoolmx on ebay and has his own...

Thanks. He's oldskoolmx on ebay and has his own site. nice guy.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-10-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,399
Posted By JonW
I agree bumping might be the go, otherwise it has...

I agree bumping might be the go, otherwise it has to be compression I would think. otherwise, nice bike... :/
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,230
Posted By JonW
No worries man, drop me a PM or email if you...

No worries man, drop me a PM or email if you like, I will try to help if I can. The Elsinores are simple things, so if you have spark at the right time and fuel it should run. No reeds, no CDI, no...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,230
Posted By JonW
Thanks, and well, if i was closer I would defo...

Thanks, and well, if i was closer I would defo pop over and have a look at your Elsinore, fun bikes :)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,230
Posted By JonW
I'm not sure that too many folk are following...

I'm not sure that too many folk are following this build here, and since I'm only copying posts from elsewhere (RDRZ500 and XT500 forums) I think I will basically draw these updates to a close.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-04-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,360
Posted By JonW
Great project! These were fun bikes, but the...

Great project! These were fun bikes, but the clever tech was a curse at times. I expect if this is a uk bike that it was brought in by Lesiure Trail UK and then personally exported to Aus at a later...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,634
Posted By JonW
Good you are working through it, honestly once...

Good you are working through it, honestly once you find a spark it will run, 70's hondas can be left for years in the back of a garage with carb and pipes off and still run once you add fuel and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By JonW
Well I was in dealers in the mid '80s in Europe...

Well I was in dealers in the mid '80s in Europe that had them for sale as new models and I read info on that fact on the www.xt500.co (http://www.xt500.co) forum and maybe in the Kedo catalogue from...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By JonW
Enjoyed the write up, but Yamaha made the XT500...

Enjoyed the write up, but Yamaha made the XT500 until the late 80's they just didnt sell them in all markets.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,634
Posted By JonW
hmmm, if you have fuel in there and there is a...

hmmm, if you have fuel in there and there is a spark it will run... I had a smiliar issue with my old SL125 and it was an earth, once i found it I had a spark and then it ran rightaway... No need for...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,230
Posted By JonW
Thanks too funny! I love that light, it's proper...

Thanks too funny! I love that light, it's proper 'of the era' as you say LOL! Looks better from other angles I reckon. Still laughing at that, too funny. Thanks mate!:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,230
Posted By JonW
Thanks guys! I still catch myself looking at...

Thanks guys!

I still catch myself looking at the bike out of the corner of my eye thinking 'I cant quite believe i own that...!' :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,230
Posted By JonW
I lost this thread, but now Ive found it I will...

I lost this thread, but now Ive found it I will copy over the updates form elsewhere.... yes there is an XT forum LOL!

Last week I went up to the place doing my tank. Mostly as the next day it...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By JonW
Cool, another XT is getting back on the road! My...

Cool, another XT is getting back on the road! My thread about mine is on here somewhere and on my website, ive finally got my tank back now and should update everything really... hmm...

Anyway,...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,401
Posted By JonW
That's great! I wish I lived near that canyon you...

That's great! I wish I lived near that canyon you guys have... Id be riding my MT/CR now...

I've pretty much finished mine now, but... sigh.. my interest has moved elsewhere so Im going to sell...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 160,563
Posted By JonW
Haha! Sadly my fuel tank is still at the painters...

Haha! Sadly my fuel tank is still at the painters awaiting the dents taking out or I would be out on it and not replying to the thread LOL!
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 160,563
Posted By JonW
I think Im talking to myself, but Ive rolled the...

I think Im talking to myself, but Ive rolled the bike round the garage and the forks feel good, less diving than before under braking. I still need to ride the bike, but right now Im ok with my oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,254
Posted By JonW
Just watched it was well, amazing workmanship. I...

Just watched it was well, amazing workmanship. I especially love the bit at the end where he says stuff like 'I formed this part of the 'busa fairing over an old propane bottle, this curve over my...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 160,563
Posted By JonW
Ok, I decided I would go with 135mm and see what...

Ok, I decided I would go with 135mm and see what I think when its on the road. Its pretty easy to mess with these forks so Im not worried about rework, lucky as I had a few bits of fun while doing...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 160,563
Posted By JonW
Found some info about the air gap, here: ...

Found some info about the air gap, here:
http://www.dirtrider.net/forums3/showthread.php?threadid=18716

Essentially its 140-160mm, but some have said you can go to 120mm. With the shorter forks...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 160,563
Posted By JonW
Thanks man! I also agree that KTM talk is a...

Thanks man!

I also agree that KTM talk is a great resource, but one where you need to set aside a lot of time to sift through and find what you need. :/

My notes say that I originally filled...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,030
Posted By JonW
That's very nice indeed!

That's very nice indeed!
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