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Old 11-14-2011, 03:01 AM   #526
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OK here's a question for those that have managed to stay awake & have followed my thread. What model car was I keen on buying a while ago & what was I gonna do to it?
No I haven't bought another car but thought it may be a good question.
A chocolate fish to the correct answerer.
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What I've realised I'd love to have is either an old Bambina to play around with, or even better a old oval windowed VW set up for desert racing like in 'From Dust to Glory'.
Ummm...
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:02 AM   #527
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Where's my chocolate fish.
Bastard. I hit preview by accident and changed tabs
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:19 AM   #528
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Seems we may have been doing similar reviews. I've recognised that the first post of the thread is where new readers hit first, so have changed mine to accomodate this. Have a look.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:37 AM   #529
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Oh - you mean your thread's first post! Very cool. I should probably do a thread like that. I've already written most of a thread on enduro-ising the Adventure. The web morphs yet again.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:38 AM   #530
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Seems we may have been doing similar reviews. I've recognised that the first post of the thread is where new readers hit first, so have changed mine to accomodate this. Have a look.

HA! Don't think you're gonna get your post count up by luring me over to look at your showoffy bike build - ooooooohhh look at meeee I've got upside down forks oooooh aren't I coool



Not jealous... nup..... sob....
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:50 AM   #531
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HA! Don't think you're gonna get your post count up by luring me over to look at your showoffy bike build - ooooooohhh look at meeee I've got upside down forks oooooh aren't I coool.

Not jealous... nup..... sob....
So when are you going to do it....
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #532
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I will wait for a while to do the front. I'm just getting used to riding the beautiful thing. I went for a ride the other nite & the bike feels absolutely smooth & comforting to ride. If I was to do the front I will be honest & say it will be for looks only - the stock front does everything I need it to - ie gets me round corners. I haven't yet ridden much off the tarseal so that will come later.

Well done for answering the question so quickly. A chocolate fish wil be flying it's way up to you & for Warewolf a consolarity jelly snake will be slithering to you.

I've been doing the exhaust the last week or so.
Here's removing the exhaust nuts lesson for today.


1. Borrow correct exhaust nut spanner from sympathetic local bike mechanic.

2. Heat outside of nut with butane torch.



3. Position exhaust nut spanner snuggly onto nut - please note nice blue colour of spanner



4. With the handle at 10oclock position & hand at elevenses give a short daft hit. oooow! Give second hit - this time make it a deft hit trying to miss bruised portion of hand.



5. Marvel at your mechanical aptitude & the fact that it actually came off

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Old 11-14-2011, 12:13 PM   #533
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Undo the balancer pipe nuts (tehehe nuts) & let it all hang



Hey i've got valves!!



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Old 11-14-2011, 06:06 PM   #534
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Got the old grinder out with some snading pads & cut thru the layers of rust. Comparison shot.



All done with the grinder now.



A wire wheel onto the exhaust nuts





If anyone else has a dremel machine - do they have the same problem with the lil wires flying off & embedding themselves into their shirts? Quite annoying & unnecessary if you ask me. Still, better that then having the big wire brush attached to the drill grab your shirt & start climbing its way towards your throat. Couldn't turn it off - had to wait till it nearly stalled & pulled the lead out

Although the pipes came out reasonably shiny they were still pretty pitted & I had sanded thru to the nickel plating underneath so there was a distinctive colour difference. Out with the hi-temp paint.



A smudge on the lens



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Old 11-14-2011, 11:25 PM   #535
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Nicely snadded.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:12 AM   #536
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Tahnks!

OK- Negative ion generator- anyone got any lying around the house?

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Hmmm - can be found in hair straighteners you say...

OH yeah baby I feel an explosion coming up
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:04 AM   #537
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Tahnks!

OK- Negative ion generator- anyone got any lying around the house?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapwizard/145363095/

Hmmm - can be found in hair straighteners you say...

OH yeah baby I feel an explosion coming up
you can probably find a diagram on the net on how to make one, I think Dick smith sell little kits for them
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:28 PM   #538
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OK- Negative ion generator- anyone got any lying around the house?
Don't you need a flux-converter to run one of these?
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #539
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Don't you need a flux-converter to run one of these?
Hmmm I noticed the other day that the town clock was stopped at 11:55pm 30 years ago & the speedo has a large arrow by 88kph

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my airhead
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:40 AM   #540
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Hmmm I noticed the other day that the town clock was stopped at 11:55pm 30 years ago & the speedo has a large arrow by 88kph

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my airhead
88 kilometers an hour. Is that cause the Beemer wont do 88 miles per hour
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