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Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Monday, November 11, 2013

Two peices of the Jigsaw puzzle...

The Yamaha is being getting the final parts required to make it road legal.

Two key parts are still required and hopefully by the end of this week I'll have the parts.

The bike will be far from stock, and will retain the Harris air box for the flat slides, as well as the Dymags. Although I may swap out the front for the original front wheel in-order to fit the speedo drive. But we shall see. I'm also taking the easy way out with regards the radiator as despite having two radiators at the moment, for the road bike I feel it would be easier to fit an original set-up with fan.

Think that would only have indicators and mirrors as the final parts on the shopping list...

The plan is to retain the Harris alloy tank and buy the Lucky Strike GP sticker set to complete:-

Friday, November 8, 2013

one of the faves..


took out one of my favourite builds yesterday and still loving it! I've never seen another Iroko wood bodied schecter out there, I'm sure they exist, just haven't seen one. Mixed with a reverse-head neck and FATBOY vintage plastic, she's a cracker I reckon.
And yes, I know the lampshade has to go...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Some things just bug me..

So, initially it took me months to find an original OW01 seat.
Then, another huge amount of effort and too much cash, had me an airtech foam seat and replica bolts for the rear seat unit..
But when it was pearl...not white...and that has bugged me ever since..

So: had to be done:

found in Japan. Right colour and complete.

Friday, November 1, 2013

adding parts to OW project

found this rather used and abused set up, perfect to finish off the front as I never had a bracket or idiot lights. I'll replace the speedo with a KM/H speedo I have that I bought for the ZXR.

These came up as well, so all I have to do is get the rear Öhlins serviced and then put it all back as it should be.

really happy about finding the parts at a fraction of the cost of what you'd expect.