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    Re: Old but Gold

    Some pictures of the bike build in various states:







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    Re: Old but Gold

    A few fettles this week. Added pillion pegs, carbon wrapped the battery to make it blend in with the bike and plastidip sprayed the front mudguards black to see how it looks before painting. I think it looks better. Having new front springs installed on Thursday as the ride was on the granite side of hard.



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    Re: Old but Gold

    Looking very nice - very nice indeed.

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    Re: Old but Gold

    The mudguard looks better in black

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    Re: Old but Gold

    A long afternoon yesterday over at Stephen's place having new front fork springs installed and a low fuel warning light (lol). The ride had been really hard and not nice. On the way home I wasn't convinced the new springs had made enough of a difference.

    Went out for a blat this morning on some local country lanes to test.

    The new progressive springs have made the front so much smoother, along with changes I made to the rear rebound this morning the ride is transformed to smooth and compliant. I was surprised just how much difference tweaking the rear shock by a few clicks made to the handling overall. Every day is a school day .


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    Re: Old but Gold

    Glad you're starting to bond with it

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    Re: Old but Gold

    I'm happy you've released Stephen back in to gainful work now - he's got a power cable to build for me ya know.. anyway, I've also agreed that due to delays in fabrication that he's going to put the cable costs on your bill.. hopefully he doesn't get it the wrong way and my ten quid power cable costs me much more for forks/springs/godknowswhatelse

    Looks like you've created something that you can both get older with happily

    Every days a school day huh - man, am I in trouble - Havent turned up for 30 odd years now - wonder how much detention thats going to cost!

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    Re: Old but Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Glad you're starting to bond with it
    Lol. Perseverance. I wasn't thinking that when it died on me 3 times after leaving Stephen's garage yesterday early evening. There were a few heated words said inside my helmet as I turned it around and pushed it up a hill which sounded very much like 'should've got the r9t'. Wasn't far away so managed to get it back to the garage just before they went home, dodgy fuel pump plug, resolved in minutes, the 'joy of vintage' as Stephen's Dad Graham commented .

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    Re: Old but Gold

    Looks good, but somebody forgot to install the indicators and rear lights...

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    Re: Old but Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by andyf View Post
    Looks good, but somebody forgot to install the indicators and rear lights...
    Look at the top of the number plate.

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