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ahm1
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Greetings

Post by ahm1 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:47 am

Hey fella's just joined, looking at building my first project/mild bobber. So if anyone knows of any suitable basket case or low cost bikes(something like an xv535 or gr650 but has to be under 650cc) going soon not too far from Newcastle give me a yell .
Cheers Ahm1

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Re: Greetings

Post by Bearcx » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:20 pm

G'day mate. Welcome to the forum, I'm gathering you're a young fella, 'cos you want a scoot under 650cc, no ??

You'll get plenty of help here, lots of members on your side of the planet.
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ahm1
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Re: Greetings

Post by ahm1 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:44 pm

yup and it'll be my first registered bike so unfortunately it has to be a LAMS bike so i thought I may as well make it cool

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Re: Greetings

Post by ol_750 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:57 pm

8) Welcome to the forum.
Good to see another chopper builder in the Hunter, there are a few of us in the area.
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ahm1
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Re: Greetings

Post by ahm1 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:22 pm

just been looking at this for a project would you's consider it too far gone to be a feasible project. would those forks be a bin job or would they be able to be polished and recoated
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bobs-far ... 1000332165
also found this which is much nicer just wondering if I could fit the bigger 454cc or other similar variant motor later on?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/port-mac ... /358188101

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Re: Greetings

Post by Bearcx » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:10 pm

The 250 LTD frame is built to handle a 250cc engine, thinner tube, lighter controls, smaller brakes etc. Putting a bigger engine in, may cause probs. You should try for a frame that is suitable for the engine size you wish to use.

I'm no injuneer, just my 2 cents worth.
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ahm1
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Re: Greetings

Post by ahm1 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:34 am

yeah i thought that could be a problem thanks for the insight

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Re: Greetings

Post by ahm1 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:15 pm

hey again guys long time no post I've been flat out and lucky to get time for working on the bike, so here's the bikes progression to now still a bit to go... it's a 81cb400n

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Re: Greetings

Post by Bearcx » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Heeeey....welcome back, glad to see you got a scoot. My first ever road bike was a CB250N. Looking good, so far. :D
Glad you fitted a filter on the carby, would have sucked a spoggy in.......
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Re: Greetings

Post by Prof » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:49 pm

You've done some interesting things to the beast
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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Re: Greetings

Post by ahm1 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:31 am

haha is that meant in a good or bad way Prof. Most of the things on the bike that are a little different are usually from lack of money and trying to keep the bike on the road without breaking the bank.

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Re: Greetings

Post by Prof » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:50 pm

Lack of money and keeping on the road was the order of the day for most of us youngsters in the 70's as there was not much money around and few aftermarket parts and our bike was our only transport... so you do what you can. We did anything we could to make the bike look custom, which included removing side covers, gauges and large mufflers... which you have done... We also tried to get the bike lower at the rear which you could do with making up some brackets to move the bottom shocker mounts rearwards or by shortening the rear shockers... Shortening shockers doesn't cost a lot... just a thread die and get someone to heat the springs to get them level once cut.

How does the bike run with your carby set up?
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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Re: Greetings

Post by ahm1 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:10 am

its got a hell of a lot more low down power than the twin cv's it'll lift a wheel or smoke the tyre fairly easily now but 7500rpm seems to be the rev limit now where as before it could hit 9500rpm and possibly even more. I am deffinately going to lower it as the seat to tyre gap looks terrible i'm just toying with the idea of relocating the top mounts closer and higher to the frame loop and changing the top mount so i can use clevis to eye shocks since the clevis to clevis styled are as rare as rocking horse poo and mine are feeling a little tired.

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