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  1. laddy1987

    My Ride's Story

    Well its taken over a year but im on the home straight! ... took longer to get my parts back from the friend doing my cheap paint job 1 year +!!! but so worth it ... I was going to leave the aftermarket headlight on but now ive got the paint job back im going to give him the original head light to paint yellow it looks so retro This morning Ive bled all the brakes and wow stops on a dime with its over kill cbr900/zx7r front setup and rear gs500 conversion , Support bar installed (i no it still needs a clean underneath ) Its been stood unstarted for all this time, fresh fuel in few dummy kits and the big kick and it started! Small video http://vidmg.photobucket.com/albums/v627/M0j0/12058345_10153723659507490_1824682198_n_zpswzs5dxsj.mp4
  2. laddy1987

    My Ride's Story

    Update Fitted my new Nissin kawasaki zx7r front master cylinder so now it grips the disc like it should! now just need a sweat band to put over the reservoir) Replaced my front race number pad not very exciting i know but its cleaned the front of the bike up
  3. laddy1987

    My Ride's Story

    Quick update I've made a template for the front brake and thats been given to a local blacksmith to recreate in metal (I have no tools to cut thick steel) I know have a rear caliper just need to get someone to weld the caliper link bar bracket to my aluminum subframe Also created the mount for my rear master cylinder its using everything off a xt600e I've rebuild the carb it was a right state inside even found some leaf matter inside Got some new hand protectors and also my new rear 47 tooth rear sprocket, I wanted a steel sprocket for life span but the gs500 uses a 525 chain so I had to get a Aluminum 520 Race Sprocket as my xt uses a 520 chain but hay ho also need a new chain as my old one wasn't long enough
  4. laddy1987

    My Ride's Story

    Thankyou both, I'm very happy to get it back as its favorite project. I have some plans for the colour scheme using decal's, etc to make it more modern looking, but the base colour is all done and getting all the panels back early next week so ill post some pics when i pick them up, I didn't bother painting it my self this time as it was either £40 in bits for me to do or my friend at a proper bodyshop to do it for £60 all in (not worth me getting out of bed to save £20 for a professional to do it) Update - New handle bars fitted , oil leak fixed by replacing a o ring in the tenere oil cooler (60p from yamaha) and all the wheels are now attached and the bikes now back to a rolling project The rear wheels on and spaced out, chain is attached for reference purposes but i need a 45/46/47 tooth sprocket to replace the gs500 35? tooth, which prob meens I need a new chain aswell as that's the chain that was attached to my 15 / 40 tooth my original 18" rear sprocket used, being a 17" need to use a larger sprocket for gearing down similer to the later xt600e's use, being its a suzuki wheel i have to use a sprocket off a sv650 which bolts straight onto my gs carrier which is nice I've been really lucky with the wheels / spacers - The front 17" gs500 wheel is attached using the original gs500 speedo drive shaved down using a grinder prob 3-4mm? and then the disc side is spaced using the original xt600 untouched spacer (just need to make a dust cover for the bearing) this gets me the wheel in the middle and the disc a few mm away from the fork! very lucky ... On the gs500 the brake sits on the right of the bike so if you look carefully the front wheel is facing differently to the rear o well life go's on! The rear gs500 wheel is spaced on the sprocket side with 3 industrial steel washers from my local bolt specialist (prob 2/3mm each) then the original gs sprocket side bearing spacer. The disc side is just spaced using the original gs spacer and original gs brake bracket and with this combo meens i can use the original 2 piston gs caliper and the original gs500 250mm disc without any modification (just need to get a mobile tig welder to add a bracket to my aluminum swingarm so i can attach the caliper support bar) as my xt is a early one it came with a single piston front caliper that just would never work (or look cool) so as i had to make a spacer for the caliper anyway due to the 310mm disc (replacing the 270mm) i bought a 4 pot cbr900rr left caliper, I attached this to my original master cylinder and it just doesn't have enough pressure to be safe (being 30 years old this year! and designed for a single piston) so i'll invest in the master cylinder off the cbr900 but for mock up purposes it holds onto the disc fine while i make up a plate - side affect to this tho is it might be abit to powerful as the master cylinder of a cbr900 is designed to run 2 4 piston calipers #YOLO STOPPIES ANYONE I have a bracket to make for the rear master cylinder aswell but thats in the post so I can't do that just yet, after its all on and where i want i'll replace all the lines with braided lines As i said before will update when i have some more done Cheers Chris
  5. laddy1987

    My Ride's Story

    Fitted my front wheel just need to source a 4pot caliper to upgrade the 1 pot 267mm brake to 310mm Then i have to mount the rear which is abit harder as going from drum to disc brake
  6. laddy1987

    My Ride's Story

    I then fitted a new front light to replace the 1980's one It then went to the machenic once again for a fork seal and i was told it had uprated springs in side which is nice and also the rear isn't a standard one either, couldnt tell you what it is tho, I then did about 30miles on it since then using it mainly on a few trips out green laining with a few friends but they all have ktm's and gas gas's so my big tanked girl isn't the best and after a nasty fall that damaged me and my bike (bent handle bars, scratched paint, etc i've decided to take it off the road and give it a revamp into more of a commuter and use it for going to work This is how it sits atm, its getting painted over the weekend in a nice new colour will update once all back together and while its apart I sorted another oil leak and also had the dreaded bolt issues with the oil filter housing so i've replaced them with studs, while cleaning up the clutch cover i noticed a few cracks, etc i've repaired the best i can with chemical metal and gave a lick of matt black but the next time it comes off for something i'll proberbly source another List to do Replace studs in fork for spindle clamp as one is rounded and they all look abit worse for wear Spray a few other things black before it sees the road as silver bits just won't go with my new paint job Grease everything i can Source/fit a rear tyre Source/fit some new lower handlebars Service what ever parts i can (it had new oil and filter when i refitted the clutch cover) Give it a top to bottom fram / engine clean before i refit all the panels
  7. laddy1987

    My Ride's Story

    and a new paint job! not everyones cup of tea its called "fantasy pink", did all the prep and paint my self Note it now has xt600e side panels as the old ones were missing and replacements were hard to find While Painting
  8. laddy1987

    My Ride's Story

    Hey all this is the story of my 1984 XT600 I purchased it in feb 2011 it had 32000km on the clock and a horrible paint job It started life as a 43f but in its past it had all the Tenere bits added on including the tank, seat and side panels The engine is a mix of 43f bottom end (but not number matching to my frame) and a 3TB Top end, I have no idea if its had a upgraded piston or anything special done to the engine It does have a after market exhaust which really brings out the single thumper noise I then resprayed it my self in kawasaki orange pearl and had it mot'd and it passed first time it then looked like It then got stolen in mid march 2011, police couldnt find it and as my excess was so high i didnt claim and just took it on the chin. 26/7/2012 i went into my local bike shop (in the same town i live in!) to look at a white xt they had as a field bike, i told the bike shop owner i had one stolen and he was nice and wanted to make sure the one he was selling wasnt mine so i got my v5 (i never declared it lost/stolen/scrapped to the DVLA) and my vin matched! the police were called sorted some stuff out and as i never claimed technocally meens i still owned it! so i got it back there and then (bike owner even delivered it to my house!) Sadly it was in a right state! paint was terrible, lights and wirings all missing, massive oil leak, chains buggered and gennerally just been abused theres no clocks, etc so thats handy! Month of work it was Mot'd and ready for the road - all work except for valves and stator bolts were done by me and my dad Its had all new custom wiring for lighting, etc - now runs AC voltage only as the battery and regulator/rectifier were removed oil and filter (sorted oil leaks) chain and sprockets (see below) Speedo & Rev counter inc new Cables Carb cleaned & manifold rubbers replaced due to one of the old one split New Air filters New Spark Plug The engine was making a weird noise thought it was the cam chain so took it to a local machenic and he checked and thought it could be the valve clearences so he adjusted them and found the noise was from the stator bolts coming loose and coursing it to rattle all sorted now starts 100% better now! Front Sprocket (old one 1 tooth less) - Rear wasnt much better!
  9. laddy1987

    Hi and my bike :)

    While Painting Still a few jobs to do like a fork oil seal and seat cover and source a side panel but all theres can be done on the go now
  10. laddy1987

    Hi and my bike :)

    Just thought id sign up and say hi and show you my bike Hey all this is the story of my 1984 XT600 I purchased it in feb 2011 as a bit of a dog it had 32km on the clock and a horrible paint job I then resprayed it and had it mot'd and it passed first time it then looked like It then got stolen in mid march 2011, police couldnt find it and as my excess was so high i didnt claim and just took it on the chin. 26/7/2012 i went into my local bike shop (in the same town i live in!) to look at a white xt they had as a field bike, i told the bike shop owner i had one stolen and he was nice and wanted to make sure the one he was selling wasnt mine so i got my v5 (i never declared it lost/stolen/scrapped to the DVLA) and my vin matched! the police were called sorted some stuff out and as i never claimed technocally meens i still own it! so i got it back there and then (bike owner even delivered it to my house!) Sadly its a right state! paints terrible, lights and wirings all missing, massive oil leak, chains about buggered, tyres bald and gennerally just been abused theres no clocks, etc so thats handy! Well after a month of work its Mot'd and ready for the road - all work except for valves and stator bolts were done by me and my dad Its had all new custom wiring for lighting, etc oil and filter (sorted oil leaks) chain and sprockets (see below) Speedo & Rev counter inc new Cables Carb cleaned & manifold rubbers replaced due to one of the old one split New Air filters New Spark Plug The engine was making a weird noise thought it was the cam chain so took it to a local machenic and he checked and thought it could be the valve clearences so he adjusted them and found the noise was from the stator bolts coming loose and coursing it to rattle all sorted now starts 100% better now! Front Sprocket (old one 1 tooth less) - Rear wasnt much better! and finnaly a new paint job! not everyones cup of tea but i like it the paints called "fantasy pink", did all the prep and paint my self
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