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Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,471
Posted By Mad Git
Hey Waco, I found this on Youtube, some beardy...

Hey Waco, I found this on Youtube, some beardy guy riding the "most dangerous bike in the world" ....................like a girl:rofl ...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By Mad Git
How about this for a disgusting lump!!! ...

How about this for a disgusting lump!!!
http://madgit.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Z650/bloody-hell/1135627520_noPUt-L.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 01-08-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By Mad Git
I understand that it's concept etc, but your...

I understand that it's concept etc, but your shock is in the wrong position to work properly, and I also think the top mounting point for the shock needs a bit more thought. The chassis it'self looks...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,333
Posted By Mad Git
Most reliable engines, mmmmmm, well, top of the...

Most reliable engines, mmmmmm,
well, top of the list has to be the honda cub 90, my wife had one years ago, until the frame snapped in half! The engine had a burnt exhaust valve when we first got...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 1,486,960
Posted By Mad Git
It's gotta be worth several words, like,...

It's gotta be worth several words, like, stunning, beautifull, mind blowing etc, really NICE !!!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By Mad Git
Hi Kev, a really,really nice Z, what nick was it...

Hi Kev, a really,really nice Z, what nick was it in when you started? Really nice, well done.

And Garebare, nice chop, I never really fancied the idea of a rigid, the roads here are crap. Any...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By Mad Git
http://madgit.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Z650/1000747...

http://madgit.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Z650/1000747/1135628043_uRjhV-M.jpg (http://madgit.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Z650/15182072_U5tVW#1135628043_uRjhV-A-LB)
Thanks. The high level exhaust was a kinda...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By Mad Git
Thanks, there must be some more Z650 specials out...

Thanks, there must be some more Z650 specials out there, how about some pics.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By Mad Git
Thanks Garfey, a lot of time and effort went into...

Thanks Garfey, a lot of time and effort went into that, but it turned out really nice, photo's don't do it justice.
http://madgit.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Z650/1000587/1135631587_2PSEN-M.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By Mad Git
List.....................

Ok, man.
It started with a piece of crap that sat in a garden for maybe 10 years, or there abouts. A sort of a plan was decided on and a VFR400 found for bits. The entire front and rear ends were...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By Mad Git
Z650 Special

I looked everywhere for a thread on these lovely old machines, and couldn't find one, so.
This is an old SR (US import I beleive) that I built for a friend, the modifications are too many to list,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,704,325
Posted By Mad Git
My old GSX1100ES ...

My old GSX1100ES
http://madgit.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Other-bikes-and-projects/gsx1100-6/1135644638_DptGh-L.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
Wheels, wheels and more wheels

At last, despite -10c and no damn heater, I got the front wheel sorted! A pain in the bum to do coz I ended up having to move all the shock mounts, caliper mounts etc. I've only one disc now, because...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,100
Posted By Mad Git
Hey Red, 16's are really hard to find, but a...

Hey Red,
16's are really hard to find, but a friend of mine has one on the rear of his FJ, it's an Avon Turbosteel 165 HR 16, I believe it has a speed rating of 130mph, and is intended for use on...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
Hi Steve, thanks, I took some better photos...

Hi Steve, thanks, I took some better photos today.
The big lathe makes it easier, but I've done similar without it. A steady hand and a bit of patience. I'm sure some will do a bit of frowning, but...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
Narrowing the rim for the front, before and...

Narrowing the rim for the front, before and after.
http://madgit.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/bikes-and-stuff/1001070/1128640601_S6xbW-M.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
Wheels!!!

Well, I finally got around to doing something about my wheels, snow, ice and lack of grip etc, kinda prompted me to get on with it.
At the moment I've finished the rear wheel, and have it in, and...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 214,109
Posted By Mad Git
Hi Mouse, I discovered this thread...

Hi Mouse,

I discovered this thread yesterday, and got hooked, it's like one of those old Epic films, like maybe "How The West Was Won" etc etc, they went on for bleeding hours and hours, and ya...
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,000
Posted By Mad Git
Hey Gixx, Great stuff, I love the body, it must...

Hey Gixx, Great stuff, I love the body, it must be a little heavy on the steering though?
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By Mad Git
A Guru I am not, more the suck it and see type,...

A Guru I am not, more the suck it and see type, but, it's not so much the shock that you use( within reason), but the position you mount it in, and if you have the space for extra mounting holes, it...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
Yeah, I kinda knew I wouldn't be the first. As...

Yeah, I kinda knew I wouldn't be the first. As for the "wooden crate", I can remember Dad had one on his Triumph back in the 60's, I think they called them a Tradesmans box.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 37,499
Posted By Mad Git
My '86, the best bike I ever...

My '86, the best bike I ever hadhttp://madgit.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/bikes-and-stuff/1001065/1102370042_x29r6-L.jpg
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
Hi Andy, I have to admit, the box isn't as strong...

Hi Andy, I have to admit, the box isn't as strong as it looks, the base is fine but the lid is a bit floppy, and it is the cheapest one Halfords sell (I got it second hand). But it'll do for this...
Forum: Europe 11-26-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By Mad Git
Hi Mark, I'm in Tipperary:evil

Hi Mark, I'm in Tipperary:evil
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,708
Posted By Mad Git
Cool2 I'm now looking for a cheap, reliable, practical...

I'm now looking for a cheap, reliable, practical used bike. I ride year round here in Pennsylvania/New Jersey/New York, mostly commuting.

A guy in my county is selling a 2002 Concours with a...
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
The one on the fazer is really nice, I couldn't...

The one on the fazer is really nice, I couldn't afford a "shiney" one, they're quite expensive! I've figured out the photo thing, so this is it finished for now. I'm changing to car tyres/wheels...
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
Hi Johnny, I did, I'm on a three day week so I've...

Hi Johnny, I did, I'm on a three day week so I've lots of time for the shed, I spent my four days building it, and my next four days making the leading link jobbie. Life is sweet :D
Forum: Hacks 11-21-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,371
Posted By Mad Git
Worlds First maybe??

Hi, I think I have the worlds first 'Roof box' sidecar, unless anybody knows different :evil (having a problem with photo, but i'll figure it...
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