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Old 04-25-2010, 06:47 AM   #1
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Geoff's one armed (for now) Tenere project...

Think Mezo might be getting fed up of me hijacking his thread so better start my own...

Been looking for a 3AJ for ages to rebuild & spotted this on another site..










this had been bought as a basket case by Bruce, & built up to be known as the Green Queen

anyway I bought it sight unseen....
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:54 AM   #2
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I got it home...








with a few spares & extra bits








& so I proceeded to get it stripped down as much as pos before my shoulder operation on the 23rd of april....
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:51 PM   #3
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Getting started

So before I dragged it in the garage to start I gave it a good thrash around.

The engine sounds as sweet as a nut, so will be leaving that alone.
The brakes ummm there aint any......

I bought one of these, brand new for £1650, in 1988 for my first european ride, had planned my route, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria down to Monaco & up the coast all the way to Spain, then a ride back up thro France home.
I got Givi panniers, tent, etc,etc... then a week before the trip my father in law got seriously ill & we had to dash up North for a few weeks.... so i never made the trip.
A few months later I part ex'd it for a ZX10, regretted it ever since & been looking for one for a while now, so inspired by Mezo's rebuild am gonna do one too.


so I started.....


oh only 27,000 miles by the way




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Old 04-26-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:16 PM   #5
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:03 AM   #6
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Thats as far as I got before my op. Stuck at home at the mo too so can,t do anything 'cos the bikes at work....
Will go up later today for a tinker.

Bonus on the bike is that Bruce fitted a kick start

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Old 04-27-2010, 04:44 AM   #7
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new bits

Thanks to a brilliant tip off by mezo I bought these off Germen Ebay
Just been delivered...










And all for less than 50 quid delivered I owe mezo a
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:49 AM   #8
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Yahoo!!!!!!! Is this going to have mezo style humour and updates.......
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:02 AM   #9
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Yahoo!!!!!!! Is this going to have mezo style humour and updates.......

hmmm dunno 'bout that, don't think I can keep up with mezo on the funnies.....

but, if I win the lottery am gonna ship the bike to Perth when its done & mezo & me are gonna ride back to England, now that would be a good story eh??
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:48 PM   #10
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A little bit more..

Got a bit done today, airbox & oil tank off, found my first seized bolt.. the bottom one on the engine sprocket cover.... bloody screw head all chewed up.... oh well try again tomorrow...







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Old 04-27-2010, 01:00 PM   #11
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Bruce why did you paint this bike such a shit colour???
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:08 PM   #12
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I can look at your pics & see how mine shold go together, LoL.


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Old 04-28-2010, 04:50 AM   #14
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I can look at your pics & see how mine shold go together, LoL.


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Everytime I take summat off I take a pic.... so I don't forget how it goes
got bloomin hundreds already
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:43 AM   #15
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Nice to see that Beast being looked after well

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