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Post by Will-Radford on Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:16 pm

Sorry for huuuuuge pics, cba to change the size



Ditched the fairings



Handle bar absolutley flubbered


Bentttt


All levers, speedo cable, rev cable, all speedo unit cables and actuall speedo removed


Yoke removed




Will have more pics in a bit,

More pics now

Jacked it up more so i can slide the forks out


Can anyone say fucked bottom bearing?


Forks out, inside of the bearing still stuck on forks




Took a while to get them free and out


Top bearing a tad chewed up


Picture fucked up but all the bearings in bits


Woahh looking a bit bare


Looks awesome Very Happy


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Post by Bluecollarlove on Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:29 pm

You know....it still amazes me...that at 16, you know how to strip a bike down.

I wouldn't know half where to start with that ....mess Laughing


(j/k)
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Post by Will-Radford on Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:05 pm

Updates on first post


Haha ill take that as a compliment morgan Very Happy

I do actually enjoying doing stuff to my bike

Now the only thing i havent refreshed with new bearings and seals is the bottom end, i will be rebuilding the whole engine soon as i think my bottom end could do with it
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Post by Greg J on Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:35 pm

Good old Haynes Wink
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:53 pm

Will-Radford wrote:Updates on first post


Haha ill take that as a compliment morgan Very Happy

I do actually enjoying doing stuff to my bike

Now the only thing i havent refreshed with new bearings and seals is the bottom end, i will be rebuilding the whole engine soon as i think my bottom end could do with it

Well it is a compliment Will!

I'm sure you'd do well in the electrical components of your college course. As for the woodwork, having a blockhead like mine when it comes to DIY wouldn't help much Smile

You have a garage and complete space to work from - that makes the DIY stuff enjoyable.

I just finished running a tube of autosol across my exhausts and pipes. It looks quite filthy! I'm thinking maybe I need to get one of those professional deep bike clean units (they remove traces of rust too) which cost around £150 to come and restore mine to its former glory.

That last 8 hours marathon cross-country in the rain really was a soaking. It's just incredible that it holds up so beautifully Wink
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:54 pm

Greg J wrote:Good old Haynes Wink

I've never understood how anyone can read these books!

When it comes to Haynes, my ADHD gets the better of me Smile
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Post by Greg J on Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:59 pm

You dont read it all, just like wiring diagrams..

You only read the bits you do.

Its simple once you get going Smile
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:01 pm

Won't help me.....I did Physics A level and I can read complex diagrams on resistance, transistors - the lot! Or derive quantum mechanics equations.

But when it comes to changing a light bulb, I shudder in case I take it out the wrong way lol!
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Post by Greg J on Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:12 pm

Haha, im more of a..
"Lets have a go and if it fucks up, then bodge it!"
Kind of guy Razz

Im amazing for MAKING things fit.. I put the wrong bulb in my bike because I couldnt be arsed spending £5 on another :@

I put a car bulb in the DT, was all the wring shape, but was MUCH brighter.
Had to break some bits off, becuase it wouldnt fit though..
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:17 pm

Haha, im more of a..
"Lets have a go and if it fucks up, then bodge it!"
Kind of guy

Lol. I hope you're still talking about bikes and not girlfriends lol!

That's like my brother. I had to put with him for years dismantling my cd player; computer, camera - everything. He considered himself an expert inventor of rendering everything useful I had completely obsolete!

Well if you put the wrong bulb in your bike - won't it blind or cause flare problems, and not necessarily give you the right illumination?

Oh - one thing I notice about my headlights - they're really brilliant for illuminating up to 500 yards Wink

But I've never touched or modified them either..
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Post by CraigB on Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:56 pm

Greg J wrote:Haha, im more of a..
"Lets have a go and if it fucks up, then bodge it!"
Kind of guy Razz

lmao, oohh im not alone then Smile

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Post by Bluecollarlove on Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:11 pm

Awwww.

You 2 are both going to be heart breakers bodging things up like that Smile

I'm more of a 'look but don't touch' mechanic Smile
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Post by Greg J on Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:36 pm

Yeah, I was forever taking things apart when I was younger, especially things with motors in it! haha

And i had to adjust the angle of the headlamp (single, so easy to adjust)
But was working good after, did blind some people, but only because i couldnt be arsed spending ages finding the right angle Razz
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Post by Will-Radford on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:44 am

Im a good bodger, when it comes to important stuff on the bike like forks and suspension or engine i do a proper job!
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Post by CraigB on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:10 am

then goes out and does a proper job fucking it all up Razz

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Post by Greg J on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:27 am

Hahaha :@
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:05 am

Now now guys!

Let's be nice.

Just think - if Will does *bodge* it, you will have the best collection of RS parts to choose from Very Happy

Will - any chance you can stick those metal parts in a bag and wash them in one of those white machines behind?
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Post by Will-Radford on Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:21 pm

If i put them in a bag that defeats the object of cleaning them hahah

They are knackered, and fallen apart and crushed bearings

ill get a pic of the new bearings in a bit,

I also made myself a exhaust hanger, and got rid of the rear pegs and mounts



Looks alot cleaner and has removed weight off the bike haha
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:38 pm

I'd agree with getting rid of the rear pegs....they are pretty pointless on a RS50.

Like...you really want to go at 20mph top speed with a pillion?! If that's even legal.....!
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Post by Will-Radford on Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:01 pm

Ive got 50mph with someone on the back of my bike

Private land of course *cough* last day at school across the field *cough*
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:22 pm

Was that "fun" Will? lol!
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Post by Will-Radford on Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:26 pm

Very fun, i tried to ride through the sports hall but the closed the fire exits Sad
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Post by DanHam on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:53 am

LOL Will if I did that bye bye to me from school and my bike.

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Post by Will-Radford on Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:51 am

It was my last day ever from school

And it was fun so i dont care haha
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Post by Rhapsody on Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:19 pm

[quote="Will-Radford"]

Omg, you made a unicycle!!! That is so cool!!!

Joking aside, I wish I had your mechanical skill! Hats off to you!
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