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  1. haha man those firestone are AMAZING!! you might be shit out of luck for XM+S but I'll see if anything a little more retro is available. I think I have one only michelin in a pattern similar to this on my parts wreck vogue. the rest are something like dunlop adventurers or something.
  2. dunlop should indent them for you. can still get those in 7.50r16 on brand new 70 series cruisers. you may find this to be the issue quite regularly. what pattern michelin would you be after? again, michelin dealers should indent them for you. may not be overnight of course. pm me if you're keen to get into some michelins though. we do 'em at work and althoguh I don't have much to do with that side of our business, i can defo get the boss onto it for ya. He's usually pining people getting stuff for old cars in teh original pattern and has had no problem sorting a couple of sets of michelin metrics for citroens for me, and recently got a hold of a set of the original michelins that his trump stag came on.
  3. oh man such neglect. so i whacked a couple of new bearings in the gearbox, repacked rear wheel bearings and new hub seals, new bits and pieces for the motor, got mucked around by old mate with the head. bought another whole motor then spent heaps on that one';s head to get it ready. put together, got running, then chipped away veerrrry slowly at the last few jobs like replacing all the lights, new brake hoses, removing a couple of leaves from the front springs to make it ride a little nicer etc. finally got my arse into gear and got her woffed on saturday. glorious! she's got a Jim carb on it and I'm not that happy with it! hesitates when taking of from intersections unless you're pretty hard up it. will build something up from the 2-3 spares I have, and do some further timing fettling. plus, tdc is correct on the balancer but holy shit does it run pooze/not at all if you time it as per specs. it's apparently running like 40 degrees of inital advance. wat! timed her by ear and don't even worry about that shit and it's mint. goes a little better than the old 186 did, and seems to have a little more top end which is what I was after, plus doesn't sound like it's going to explode and doesn't blow all it's oil out the breather. success.
  4. she's been chopped down to a ute. will get you some pics of various shit at some stage
  5. shit yeah!!!!! will be watcing this with interest. can't beat an early 2 door (and any resto work you do to it will be fully worthwhile. they're worth decent coin now!) I have a late 80s vogue if you need any bits.
  6. dayum. I should really buy a 22mm one for my lifan 125 conversion so that i have integrated tap gutted she dropped guts on ya!!
  7. whoa did you get this sex machine going again recently??
  8. what size is the first ali carb? 22mm?
  9. he means lower it. I vote get it scraping by riding the thing round corners quickly rather than being an immense faggot.
  10. will find links later on - CL50 looks like it'd be simple as to achieve. so manjy cheap high pipe exhaust options too. Tom I shal do something like that just for you me old mate! Ordered a carb spinner from aliexpress coz it's easier than making my own, and a larger bore pit bike high pipe exhaust from trademe to get me going. will fit carb spinner once it turns up then I'll be able to run legshield again, and if I like the high pipe i'll leave it and/or modify it or get hold of a large bore low pipe of some description. hopefully be able to tie intake back into factory filter etc so she'll be a lovely POS.
  11. totally. tbh gayest thing for me is exhaust coz I'm shit at fabrication and the stock 50cc ones are so hilariously small (and apparently the 125s hate trying to fart through that). rest is just bolt up spec stuff. I'll be pretty much doing a full rewire coz all the wiring for my lights and stuff is whack as frig so the change to 12v will mean a good tidy up of that so it's not just a sack of potatoes. will do some pics etc and try work out the pitfalls of such a conversion smellan. c90club forum in the uk and a joker on advrider that did an awesome thread about swapping a c90 to one of these engines super cleanly was my resource before buying engine.
  12. engine arrived! will see what goes down but I may not crack into it until the first week of next year. probably need to order a few extra bits and pieces to make it all tie in together but the bulk of the stuff I need is here
  13. mate I'd even be there to spot you in case you get a bit wobbly and fall off. are we talking about scooters?
  14. end of the last scoot mish. c20 support vehicle, and waggy's whip lurking in the background.