TimShadboltfan27

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    Otago/Southland Meat discussion thread

    I have tailor made this thread for discussing meet ups in the southern country, so when decided i can make a single post and leave the chat for this one. March is coming soon, idea was tossed around to head to ranfurly and visit that dude with the sweet shed and nice things. Tis an hours drive from alex, with plenty of awesome country tavs to stop at along the way for a shandy. Any other suggestions? Warm regards
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    So we have had this dusty old thing in the corner of dad's lock up for about 20 years. It's basically a family heirloom. incoming sharn: the story goes was that the old man was looking for a beach hack for me and my brothers to fluff about on, and potentially get it road legal. We got given it from good family friends of ours, who owned Tokoroa Yamaha at the time. all dad knew was that it had an "electrical fault". after confirming that it was not a faulty spark plug that was the issues, my father's mechanical knowledge was exhausted and off to the container it went. none of my brothers had the intention to do anything with it, so it would continue to gather dust for years until i spotted it a few years back. i went back home for a few days in july and decided to pull it out and take stock. its pretty rough, but i have been pining for another 2 stroke nangmobile since i sold my gp, and a long term restoration didnt phase me. the rego sticker on the plate would imply its been sitting since 1985. motor appeared to have ok compression. we proceeded to see if it would fire, but it wasnt playing ball. the primary coil was ok, and points were opening, but still nothing doing. after pricing up replacing the magneto and other electrical gubbins, i was losing hope. but then, last week i spotted a post on moped nz fb page from a rooster selling a complete, ran when parked motor in chch. i harassed him, tracked him down and acquired said motor for a decent price. also came with a few spares too. Much like Glenn Frey's debut single, the heat was on. im gonna get it to orig spec for a revin, then probably make some tasteful changes. probs gonna turn it into a little scramber and give it some cubits down some gravel roads. other issues to fix: - Front caliper is completely seized. pads stuck to piston, piston wont budge. was taxing moving it around before we took it off. - no key for ignition. new one ordered from ebay. - tank is cheeched. beyond repairable. going to sought for a nice replacement, now investigating options on what will fit (opinions/recommendations plz) - seat is incorrect. old boy reckons the original is somewhere in the garage... basically its gonna get a full overhaul. the chrome is actually in good condition in most places, forks might get rechromed but the rest is restorable. im looking forward to working on it. miss the simplicity of a single 2 stroke 125, those blardy 4 stroke things are over engineered. so yeah im on the hunt for any and all spares. the bike is in palmy and im in queenstown, so progress is gonna be slow. but it's OS, im sure you all wont mind. also keen for some advice on aliexpress tanks, and the likelihood of a knockoff cb125 tank fitting on this... some inspiration
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    A lazy, turd polishing afternoon. have some boring pics, bought to you by steel wool and wire brush and loads more i forgot to take photos of. the bike is slowly falling apart...
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    made a bit of progress. So i had the motor buttoned up in the frame, but needed some gubbins to get it to run. I stripped the carb and gave it a little clean. the fuel and oil lines were solid and crusty. i spent this morning trying to track down some fuel hoses and after visiting a few places found what i was after. also got a new throttle cable, feels super lush. plumbed oil pump into motor, topped up the 2tang, filled motor with gear oil, made some premix for the tank at 50:1 and thought by jingo, this thing might actually fire! and it did! but not nicely... it would only run on choke and throttle hung up a fair few times. it's not running well at all but at least it fires and kinda runs if you massage the choke and throttle. current state: next i'll probs get the carb ultrasonic cleaned, track down a carb kit and a gasket set to make sure all the surfaces are mating like chimpanzees. but yeah cool this thing made ring dings and clouds of blue smoke! yay!
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019

    strewth, just checked air new zealand and stone the flamin galahs, return flights are cheaper than a pack of winny blues!! get amongst! @SunnyCoupe will be broadcasting his talkback show live from cabin 8. Bought to you by woolrest bio mag!
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    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    id just check theres no holes or soft areas and if it all holds air/doesnt pinch choobs run em. personally i think that looks all good, maybe tape the rim before putting rim strip on for max coverage but yea looks sweet
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    Nicks Honda MT50 dirt scooter/PPSC gateway bike

    so after going on a few outings with the penis pinchers sex club, i decided i had to get back into the 50cc game. Was ideally on the hunt for an A50, or small 100cc 2 banger of similar nature. Then this old thing popped up on facebag. Had @BLIZZO go inspect, and within minutes it was on the back of his ute! i would then spend the next three months pining for my next trip up north to get this thing tidied up and in a rideable state. It wasnt perfect when we got it - was obviously someones beach hack and does not appear to have ever been used on the road. the frame was haggard and boy there were some questionable exhaust leak repairs which including the use of an m8 bolt to plug a hole in the chamber. Blake gave me a list of what it needed and even tore the motor down and inspected. Webike australia had everything i needed; top end, crank seals gasket kit and front cables for about $130 landed. couldnt find the materials for that! next it was a trip to Beryl at Feilding AA office to get a plate for it, classic rego and this thing is now legal for just 64 clams. then just last week when i got back up home, we spent two nights in Blizzs shed making this thing marginally pretty and making it do ring dings. a questionable prep job and some quality spray cans made it look pretty decent again. just dont look toooooo closely. motor came up great after a few coats of that VHT wheel paint stuff. new clutch and brake cable, wang in a new piston and crank seals, replenish 2t and gearbox oil and we let er rip. Started after two kicks. unfortunately the carb is leaking like a sieve, it has been put thru ultrasonic cleaner so is most likely a needle/seat issue. birthday kit on the way. Unfortunately no nangs - we had ran out of time to put on a new chain after two long nights of completely stripping and rebuilding this thing. big props must go to blizz for all the work he smashed out on it. true GC. next will be wanging a chain on, get a none ice cream container front guard for it and then hit the molesworth m99999 i am excited for what interesting adventures lie ahead of me with this dirt scooter. perhaps ill enter the NZ supercross champs. stay tuned
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    Nicks Honda MT50 dirt scooter/PPSC gateway bike

    another day at blizzshop and we banged new tyres on, loooooooooooong whistle they look lush. the vee rubber front tyre appears to have a larger inflated diameter than the cheng shin rear. but hey, will suit me fine. whacked a new spark plug in and seems to have resolved the misfire issue! its so easy when you know how! so all thats left really is to wang a new battery in there, replace headlight bulb and action bronson into the sunset. probs a new pair of grips wouldnt go astray. here it is parked up next to its not so distant cousin CB50
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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019

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    Oldschool Hanmer Springs - 2019

    keen if i can get a ride from the airport/car to use in chch!
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    Nicks Honda MT50 dirt scooter/PPSC gateway bike

    Pining for motard nangs
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    aaaaand donk back in. Yesterday we nanged down to palmy and grabbed the 3rd bike in @00quattro00's BA XR6, using far too much gas doing trailer nangs on gravel roads and zututu'ing cunce on the expressway. took me all of 2 minutes to throw it in and bolt up. god i love these small bikes. everything was coming up milhouse, the replacement motor threw good spark, but then the kickstart shaft seized on me. it felt pretty sloppy to begin with, these have quite a lot of slack until they engage the crank, this one particularly more so. good excuse to pull it apart and give it a birthday i guess. failing that i could just throw in one of my other three motors... any have a shit photo of my fleet of rusty 2 strokes
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    Polished Rockers March 3 2019

    A couple of PPSC bum grabbers have expressed keen interest in attending the following event. Anyone else coming along? these are rad events, deffs one of NZ's best bike shows. http://motoevents.nz/polished-rockers-bike-show-upper-hutt/
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    Lord Gruntfuttock’s 1975 Ironhead Café Racer…

    lel thats my old one. i must have omitted to remove the QCR sticker stoked to see it still alive and most likely on the same tyres and condition i sold it in
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    the donk is out! ready for its replacement.
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    Truenotch's Tiny Tracker - Yamaha MX100

    Let me know if you wanna flog any rx125 bits off I could be keen...
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    Nicks Honda MT50 dirt scooter/PPSC gateway bike

    oh yeah stuff has happened! well stone the flamin galahs once again @BLIZZO has been beavering away and banged a chain on, it now moves under its own steam. having taking it for a ride it got to 65km/h without any dramas, playing with the sprockets and i could definitely see the needle creeping further. The fuel leak was actually the fuel tap - new article from ebay sorted that. Ordered new shoes for it too, only the finest cheng shins and vee rubbers for this stallion. feat Blizz's hooves also bought aliexpress rear fender with built in light and Blizzshop customs wanged it on. if only sugar were as sweet as him. unfortunately it has a slight miss at mid throttle and cuts out intermittently, probably ignition related. next mission is to fit the tyres, then try and resolve this gremlin and pest into the sunset. here it is next to its big brother XL250
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    BlownCoronas 1988 Toyota Crown TC24SC

    Good to see this car finally back in the hands of an OS’er. Was @frodo‘s for ages then he sold it to some goons in Auckland, who were the probably the people you bought it off. Can confirm it’s lushness and supercharged nangs
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    baby steps! got a Flaxmere master key and got the cap open. Was pretty gross in there, so bought a catering sized bottle of white vinegar and smashed that in there. gave er a good ol swishing and let it sit for two weeks. let nature do its bidness, came back 2 weeks later and flushed her out. zero leaks which i am stoked about, so no pesky pinholes or cracks in the seams. got it looking pretty good in there! think ill get a tank liner for it eventually. have ordered a new tank cap, petcock and fuel filter so should be able to hold petrol now!
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    Otago/Southland Meat discussion thread

    A man who truly inspired me. I remember he even told us the Aussie cops used them as patrol cars as they were the fastest vehicles in aus at one point. Must’ve been Australian motorings darkest hour.
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    red RX125 was put on the chopping block and sacrificed for the greater good. removed front end, seat, sidecovers and oil pump from the red bike. After a bit more tinkering i was unable to get the red one to start up due to a lack of spark. I got the silver one running on carb cleaner at full throttle as carb is jammed. was quite lol, much cheech out the zorst. this all confirmed that i would use the spare motor ive got as it is the tidiest and has the cleanest bore and piston head. It was run on premix in its last life so needed to put an oil pump on from another bike. gonna order some bits and then get the good one running and riding, then strip er down.
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    well boy have we come a long way since the last post! I thought id keep to the tradition of oldschool and instead of making meaningful progress on the bike i had, i went and purchased two more. knowing i needed plenty of genuine yamaha bits that were going to be unobtanium, a good tank, sidecovers seat etc i stumbled across the red one on trademe under wrecking bikes. got in a heated bidding war and snagged it. thanks to my knight in shining armour @Threeonthetree for picking up and inspecting for me. unfortunately it doesnt have a key so am unable to check condition of tank, but rust around the bottom seams would suggest its not in great shape. however the saving grace is that not only does it have a mint seat and matching pair of side covers, but the front forks are in good nick and the front brake also still works ok! a seal kit and flush should see me through. the silver one fell in my lap after @Tumeke had a shed clear out. the motor runs on engine start and has a lush pack rack for overnighters. the tank on this one looks the better of all 3 so i will run with this one i think. so the count is now 3 complete bikes and 4 motors in total. now they are tucked away in my new storage facility here in the Hawkes Bay, gonna get tucked into stripping them down and chucking the good bits on to the original bike! then she'll go like a cat on a hot tin roof m9
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    Nicks Honda MT50 dirt scooter/PPSC gateway bike

    19 f 16 r i think
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    Otago/Southland Meat discussion thread

    beerfest you say... this intrigues me
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    Otago/Southland Meat discussion thread

    thinking early december ? November's all stitched up for me i think