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  1. Back guard needed to go, and got annoyed at the prospect of having to make a plate holder and another smaller rear guard so came up with this idea. Hopefully it's WoFable? Also was going to go full LED with the lights but thought I'd keep the stock brake and indi's as they have grown on me. Hard mounted the indicators to the frame and relocated the taillight to the seat. http://
  2. Haha, thanks Nick - and cheap! Plus you get a feed out of it
  3. This is awesome bro! Excited to see how it progresses. Go the CB's!
  4. So here's my old Honda CB125 - fried the Lifan engine installed by the previous owner so ripped it out and put in a XR200 engine I got off some guy here on OS a while back. Can't remember his name, good guy though, lived out Piha ways and had a sweet Volvo wag. Any who, gave it a paint and a new carb and away she goes. Also: * De-seamed the welds on the tank, added a 'sternal fuel gauge (just for giggles), derusted it, flushed some of the "Honda" badges, knocked some knee craddles into it and gave it a paint (Honda Metallic Ice Tea, Honda S600 red (red line also doubles as the "empty" line on the fuel gauge) and matt brown. (Special thanks to Sam for sourcing the missing badge! Looks great mate!) * Knocked up some wood knee craddles on the tank. * New laminated side covers with hole for the filter. * Ford F100 radiator hose for the intake. * Cambells soup can front guard works a treat. * New oversized LED/projector head light and mounts to accommodate the size conversion, hopefully be able to actually see the road at night now. * New chopped bars, grips and throttle. * Running 12V now so ripped out the inards and made a new battery box etc. * New custom exhaust and muffler. And a bunch of other small stuff. Still to do the seat, rear light and rear guard, but that can wait. Goes in for a WoF on Friday all going well!
  5. Here's my new Hondarific CB100 with a new Lifan 200 to give it a bit more life. Gona be my learner bike so expect lots of noob questions! Colour has already started growing on me. Given it a bit of the once over, indicator bulbs, refixing stuff and cut off the extra foot stand. Should be a blast! Sounds beast, can be a bit of a pain to start, but once it's up it's good and has enough oomph to get me around town.
  6. Saw this bad boy up for sale, glad some one on OS scored it!
  7. Bench seat FTW! Looking good man!
  8. Guy! G'day man, havn't looked at this post in years. Yeah man, I'll come say g'day next time I'm over and we'll have a catch up. Would fully be keen to have a go at making one, it's been to long between welds. What's your number bro? And where's pics of your bikes? Anywho, this bike is now up for sale: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=625405552
  9. I also hear expansion chamber exhausts are the go on 2 strokes. Where would one aquire such an item? Would one of these modifyed to fit be the go? http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/5/ ... C_ID=10010
  10. Oh yeah, anyone know where to get a cheap 6 volt battery from?
  11. Cheers Chris! It's finally arrived! It's my first bike ever, so completely utterly noobish, but from what I can tell taking it for a quick spin it's a 3spd and chops through the gears pretty well. Smokes up a storm, gota love the 2 strokeness. Here's a dumb question, if I made up the wrong ratio 2 stroke mix (1:30) would that be enough to stop it running? Cause it ran out of fuel and I had a rough guess at the mixture and now it don't start no more... gutted. Mate snapped this awesome pic of me and the wife going down the alley.
  12. Like an employer!! Sweet 2 strokeness... Those indicators are rather large though tbh.
  13. Sicko! Man it's got a good looking body for a '69! Digging your colour scheme idea - do it!
  14. INSPIRATION!!! Is it water on the knee?! ^^ Love these dudes bikes.
  15. <---(this does not get used nearly enough) So ampping to get it now! Have to wait to go up to Auckland to pick it up on Monday, the suspense is killing me! It's my first bike (if you can call it that) and have no solid ideas. Will let the inspiration flow when I see her. The rough plan is to make it into a beach bike that can nip me round to different spots. So have been day dreaming on the best way to have a removable surfboard rack on the left hand side. Have a novel, cheap idea but will have to wait and see. Kinda been digging Duess Ex' kinda style for a long time, probebly take some inspiration from there, but keep it looking low budget if that makes sense. Basicly what a 15 year old me would do to a bike but lacked in style and abilitys hahaha. Oh yeah, it's 2 stroke! = 1up! 3 spd too.