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Old 07-26-2007, 03:57 AM   #1
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At It Again....Thinstrom 650

Prologue here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=248975

Yes, he's back again....the crazy bastard who can't keep his hands off the Stroms.
And after the 2 WTF1000s, the 650 is finally a starter.

Let's see what the Damaged Vehicle Auctions spit out....

Here we go then.....

.... Gilders Transport in Brisbane did a GREAT job of picking the bike up and getting it down to Melbourne.
All within 3 days !! :shock:
Picked it up yesterday....and collected a quote for shipping the Posties up to Brissie for the Cape York Ride next year, while at it s:

Urrrrks....

At least it saves me taking the fairings / headlight off :lol:



CRUNCHIE !!!



Easy...



No probs here, either...



Rooted...bar the switchblock.



Gonna need something prettier here...



Even the foot of the sidestand copped it....



Seen that before....



The whole front is looking good and straight at first sight...
still the OEM Deathwing rubber at both ends...and plenty of it.



Anyone got a 2000W steam-iron?



Hmmm, yah...



Rear footpeg bracket bent in (at the subframe-lugs) hard enough to have juuust touched the swingarm (a couple of fine scratches).



Radiator...threaded lug 3/4 ripped out....left side mounting lukg pushed in....it's an easy fixer-upper.



Pretty neat from the back, eh?

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Old 07-26-2007, 03:58 AM   #2
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A bit hard to see....the tank bracket's totally outta whack.



Instrument cluster, busted housing, The A$750 green bit inside is fine though, once the key is turned, everything fires up. The cracked wire near the right switchblock proved to be the reason for the error-message when the ignition was turned on, just twisted the blank ends together, turned key and everything lights up/ fuel pump kicks in...first problem sorted



Left rear footpeg assembly, not all that far off a kg. I think I'll leave them off and follow my idea of a single-seater.

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Old 07-26-2007, 07:19 AM   #3
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:38 AM   #4
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Left rear footpeg assembly, not all that far off a kg. I think I'll leave them off and follow my idea of a single-seater.

Yeah, I can't get my old lady on the back of mine, so I left mine off too.
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:13 AM   #5
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Pete, that is a fine looking motorcycle, I can't imagine you had a lot of competition for it at the auction...

Waiting to see how it turns out.


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Old 07-26-2007, 11:51 AM   #6
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I love watching your minimalist builds. And plastic bodywork skilz.

Maybe Zooki will watch too, eh!

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Old 07-26-2007, 04:57 PM   #7
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Pete, that is a fine looking motorcycle, I can't imagine you had a lot of competition for it at the auction...
Hi buddy....don't bet on it, bent 650 are as rare as hen's teeth over here

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Waiting to see how it turns out.
Same here I've already been swayed from my decision on the final colour (black), that I was dead-set on.....after seeing a green Benelli TRE in front of some bike shops last Saturday. What a gorgeous paint-job that was, yaieee
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
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I love watching your minimalist builds. And plastic bodywork skilz.

Maybe Zooki will watch too, eh!
Doubt that Zook will ever get their ar^e into gear, Zook AUS hasn't even replied to any of my emails in the past....so...screw 'em.

This one will be a longterm project, there are too many big/ loooong rides set up and organized to quickly slap it together in between...
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:17 PM   #9
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:58 PM   #10
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I can't wait.

And unfortunately Im probably gonna try to copy you too
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:25 PM   #11
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I can't wait.

And unfortunately Im probably gonna try to copy you too
Unfortunately?
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:10 AM   #12
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A drizzly morning, some shopping...dropping off the radiator to get fixed, then ordering some spares like the footpeg-bracket and other small bits.
Decided to stick with the OEM instrument cluster, ordered the bottom casing for it, but baulked at $156 for the top cover (the one with the clear lenses)...I'll think of something else!! At 150 bux they can shove it...

After getting home it was time to hit the garage, fix some of the minor blemishes caused by the accident, repair the tank filler cap (Christ, THAT'S fiddly :shock: ) with some spares I still had on the shelves ....and kept wandering around that rear end of the 650.

With the seat and OEM rack off, the thing is decidedly lopsided with that single pot on the right. The thing's MASSIVE, too....ideas started to spin, no plans really, just ideas....that tiny Laser exhaust i'd seen on Steve's R6...then my eyes settled on the old Staintune box half buried by junk in the far corner.


A little over 8kg:







One of those things I'd come by years ago, a brandnew Staintune for a Yammie TT600 !! Hmmmm.....looked at the rear-end of the bike real close for a while..... things started to gel.

Doing the sums....2.5kgs here...




Plastic-welded up some cracks in the instrument cluster cover first...let it stew for a while.
Then the tools came out and an hour later the tail was stripped bare.
BARE!



See where it's going??














That rear-end will be drop-dead fuggen gorgeous !!
Fingerlicking horn!

And to top it all off, Jamie (Prof. Dr. Farkles) dropped by and brought along a DLK handlebar !!!
Mate, once this thing's finished, the first ride is yours :chug: :chug: :lol:
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:04 AM   #13
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he's a genius.....
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:03 AM   #14
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he's a genius.....
+1. And an EVIL genius, at that.
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:23 PM   #15
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Is that gonna be enough room for suspension travel?
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