Hello folks.

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello folks.

Post by imago on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:06 am

Long time no type.

So, how is everyone?

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:50 am

HiYa Larry.

All good in my hovel thanks.

See you have been doing Ironman stuff, you loon.
avatar
Bill (the boss)

Posts : 1688
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 56
Location : Somerset U.K.

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:52 am

Glad to hear it Bill.

Yeah, I think that'll be a one time only deal. It hurts! Laughing

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by caveman on Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:57 pm

How you doing Larry, nice to hear from you matey!

avatar
caveman

Posts : 632
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 65
Location : In my hoose, Scotland

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:48 am

Good thanks Ray, hopefully things are going as well as you'd like?

I've been busy with 'life stuff' so haven't been getting onto the forums much.

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Alan H on Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:45 am

Well, stop living so much and post a bit more often!! Shocked
avatar
Alan H

Posts : 1495
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 66
Location : Republic of South Yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:15 pm

In my defence quite a bit of the spare time activity which has kept me out of the virtual world has been bike related. I've had a clear out and I'm trying to keep progress up on building the kit/project bikes which are left.

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Alan H on Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:12 pm

Aww, come on now, tell us about the builds. Pics will do.
avatar
Alan H

Posts : 1495
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 66
Location : Republic of South Yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by lwt big cheese on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:16 am

Alan H wrote:Aww, come on now, tell us about the builds birds. Pics will do.
avatar
lwt big cheese

Posts : 1111
Join date : 2010-10-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:58 am

I don't have any birds to tell you about cheesy, so it will have to be builds.

The 1100f is now wearing it's new clothes and looking all shiny and red.

I had a complete 650 katana in bits spread around in the various hidey holes stuff gets stored in. Well that's becoming a bike now, the frame is away being powder coated and various bits are getting painted ready to get a rolling frame together. Then engine will get done, then the bodywork, ending up with a nice standard kat.

When that's done I'll start work on the Can-Am. It's a military bike but it'll be rebuilt as a T'n'T or Qualifier depending on which tank I can get. So basically a civvy trials comp bike from the 70's in Orange.

Then it'll be on with the other 650 Kat which I have some more radical plans for. I'll bore you with those another day but it involves USD forks from a Hayabusa, frame work, fat 'balloon' tyres and a stripped back minimalist look. Think flat tracker/bobber styles.

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:27 am

have you got a spare set of diaphragms for a 650 Kat?
avatar
Bill (the boss)

Posts : 1688
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 56
Location : Somerset U.K.

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by lwt big cheese on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:49 am

And some pictures would be good...
avatar
lwt big cheese

Posts : 1111
Join date : 2010-10-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:09 am

I might have some diaphragms, I'll have a look at the carbs and see. I have two sets, one set are OK and going on the bike. The others are unknown 'in a box somewhere' jobs. How many do you need Bill?

Pictures will follow at some point in the not too distant future.

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Alan H on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:44 am

Good man. I know it means time away from the bikes, but keep us informed. it's about all the biking I get nowadays - secondhand!
avatar
Alan H

Posts : 1495
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 66
Location : Republic of South Yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:53 am

I dont know how many I need actually. I do know the bike dont rev over 2000 without a LOT of coaxing and love, so I assumed it was diaphragms, looked at the price of them and got scared
avatar
Bill (the boss)

Posts : 1688
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 56
Location : Somerset U.K.

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:16 am

Have a look and see how many you need Bill. Well worth checking the inlet rubbers too, they've a habit of perishing too.

OK, pictures. If I've got this right you should be able to see the album. The first three pictures are the before pics. There are a few other bike pics on there too for you to nose at. None of the 1100 in its new clothes unfortunately. Pictures here.

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:53 am

Failing that, the three pictures are below and the link to photobucket is here.






imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Alan H on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:05 pm

Are they poorly? I've just got 3 red crosses.

The linky works though, and nice pics they are too.

Do you agree that the big laser cans don't add to the looks though?
I much prefer the old style straight or reverse cone meggers, thruxtons or goldies - I realise they are illegal on modern bikes, but for looks they take some beating.
That Canam looks very practical.
avatar
Alan H

Posts : 1495
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 66
Location : Republic of South Yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:24 pm

The Laser can looks better now since it got a coat of matt black, but it is a bit out of place. Laughing It does sound good though. That orange Kat is a cracking bike, and it'll be used this year, then it'll get its transformation next winter. I have a Harris that'll probably go on it when it's done.

The can-am in the pics was sold a while back, but I have another that's waiting a rebuild and I'll civilianise it into a track ,n, trail or MX Qualifier like these. I'm looking forward to getting a two-stroke back on the road.

I get the Kat frame back tomorrow from the coaters, so I should be able to move things on once the bearings arrive and the wheels are done. Pics will be taken as things move along.

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Alan H on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:33 pm

I keep looking for a cheapo large capacity two stroke, missed a nice T500 Suzuki last year, but the funds never seem to recover as our lass keeps booking holidays!
Hopefully we'll have some summer this year and you might get some saddle time.
avatar
Alan H

Posts : 1495
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 66
Location : Republic of South Yorkshire

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:39 pm

I get plenty of saddle time in the winter, but I get 'nice' saddle time in the summer. Very Happy

I use the 1100f in the winter as the fairing and powerscreen give me some cover. Naked bikes don't mix with a 50 mile commute in winter. No

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Bill (the boss) on Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:17 pm

It'll be awhile before I can get to them mate, have to wait until things move properly again
avatar
Bill (the boss)

Posts : 1688
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 56
Location : Somerset U.K.

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:04 am

The frame is back from the coaters, and I dropped off the wheels. They made a really nice job of the frame in satin black, the wheels will be in gloss white.


imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:17 am

Looking good.
avatar
Bill (the boss)

Posts : 1688
Join date : 2010-10-24
Age : 56
Location : Somerset U.K.

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by imago on Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:37 pm

Popped back in for an update. I've got the wheels back from the coaters and they look excellent powder coated in white. However, I haven't made anymore progress with it as I've been busy ....

.... with this Very Happy



GSX 1100 ET, and it's nearly ready for the road. Cosmetically I haven't done much to it, but the work (and money) has gone into getting it mobile. So brakes, bearings, and a shit load of new electrical connectors. I also managed to score a very tasty Cowley exhaust for humble money.

The bike was the bargain of the century, so although I need another bike like a second arse I had to have it. I'll post up a pic when I roll it out, and post a bit more when I'm not spending so much time in the garage.

imago

Posts : 16
Join date : 2011-02-04
Location : Birmingham

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello folks.

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum