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Old 05-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #7
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Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Perth WA
Oddometer: 196
This is the HPN that sparked my interest.

Having bought my first R80G/S a 1980 model, I went back through all the paper work and discussed the way forward with Dave. He had already done a lot of work on the bike. The frame had been powder coated and the mechanicals had been thoroughly sorted from top to bottom. It was only the cosmetics and the non standard exhaust that needed attention and then it would be a beauty.

We got to thinking it was too nice a bike to chop up!, what to do?

Dave suggested I hunt around for a suitable donor bike for my HPN and in the interim do up the 80, which I could then sell or keep.
So this is where the bug really gets under my skin. I start reading, browsing, net shopping etc. I'm riding the 80 and really enjoying it, takes me back to the buzz i used to get when I first started riding bikes in Africa at 16.

Here is a picture after the 80's tank and fenders have been painted. Simon the painter did a great job! Unfortunately I dont have a before picture of the tank and fenders but they were flaking and faded. Now they look brand new.

Next installment will be finding the HPN donor bike..
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