TimShadboltfan27

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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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    Te Urewera Undertaking, 2019 Nov 29th,30th,Dec 1st.

    tents sites booked for both nights for the PPSC 65th regiment. Ready for hilarious $6 tent eminent failure fizzing like a dropped pepsi
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    had a new one to go in but it was in there quite loosely, i will strip it down once again and double check everything.
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    by gee by jingo by crikey, i have been beavering away for a few weeks smashing out some work on this bad boy. Made some good progress, accumulated all my parts and proceeded to smash it all together. Assembled front brake, bled system and got the front end fully fitted. The aliexpress master cylinder feels like garbage to in all honesty, but still more inspiring than the original excuse of a master cylinder they came with. I then proceeded to reassemble the rest of the bike. Motor went in no dramas, but shag me sideways, there are some things on this bike that drive me bananas. the exhaust has a small stud which located on a tab at the bottom of the frame. usually most of these bikes bolt up to the cylinder and then a support to the swing arm bolt, but this extra stud/locator thing makes fitting this exhaust a cunt. The footpegs also have to come off for removal of zorst, and those are also a pain in the ass to remove. But alas, we pushed on and got the bitch back together. To be completely honest these bikes are so much more pointlessly complex than its competitors, honda cb125 suzuki gp125 etc. While i was in p naughty for swap meat, i popped over to see @Flauski and he gave my carb a hoon in his ultrasonic cleaner. Turned out grouse. I then smashed a carb rebuild kit in it and slapped it on the motor. lastly was a new chain, and the bike was back together for the first time in 6 months! i proceeded to get it running, and it would idle all on its own which was great, but the carb leaks badly, so investigation is required. But sounds healthy, throttle response is acceptable, and the smell, oh by crikey the smell of mineral 2 stroke being consumed at an alarming rate. pretty stoked at how far this thing has come, just need to finish putting bits on like the clutch cover, button cables up and do a bolt check, then take it for a hoon!! pinch me im dreaming.
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    Nicks GS450 punishing twin

    Owning this thing has been very fun! On my first day of ownership i thought i'd go for a ride with some tractor and saddlebag enthusiasts down Central Hawkes Bay to the Patangata Tavern for a shandy and sharn. After fueling up, the battery died on me which i thought was odd. at least i had plenty of big hefty harley riders to give the only japanese bike in the group a push start. I quickly learned that these bikes do not like running with a dead flat battery. After a while it wouldnt even push start, which left me stranded somewhere on highway 50. thank god for AA plus! The previous owner had told me the bikes battery would go flat after a while if not riding it often, these old bikes tend to have pretty tired charging systems so didnt think much of it. Didn't realise it would shit the bed within a day of owning it... Started with the regulator/rectifier. a quick diode test showed it was chooched. A second hand article was had from a wrecker in chch. The bike now held charge, but every time it started up it would blow the main fuse. I found some helpful info on the GS resource forum, which helped me diagnose a faulty stator. A common issue with these bikes, as they are tiny, dont get a lot of cooling from oil in the cases and are just generally shit. tracked down a local replacement. Its a Ricks Motorsport Electrics aftermarket jobby. the thing is super beefy and has like double the copper windings on it than the factory article. Now just waiting for a gasket for the stator cover and can finally start getting some more miles on it! yay for old shit
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    Nicks GS450 punishing twin

    so we renewed the lease to our current flat for another year.. which means i have a shed for at least another 12 months. i thought i should probs fill it with another bike. I love my 250 but long road rides were so wounding at 90km/h at 8000rpm. I was looking for something more capable of long distances and with more cylinders. Along came this well travelled 1988 GS450. i took it for a ride and fell for it instantly. the twin cyls sound amazing even with stock mufflers, and goes hard in all 6 (you betcha - 6 fuckin gears m8) gears. i am a sucker for punishment and the bike comes with a bit of admin - a half-fucked heated grip setup, leaking clutch cover, and a checkered history. has been round the clock at least once - previous owner used it as his weapon of choice for 30 years for rallies and touring. one bonus was that it got hit by a car not long ago and fell into a tree - drivers insurance covered a full repaint of tank and side covers, and a brand new seat cover. other than that, it's been well loved and came with a fairly complete service record. plans? tidy it up of course, have some exhaust wrap to do the manky headers (probs get a 2 into 1 when funds allow), install a pair of throwing star mags with fresh pirellis and perhaps get a little silly on yahoo japan auctions....
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    Te Urewera Undertaking, 2019 Nov 29th,30th,Dec 1st.

    $6 tent from the warehouse acquired! Any tips on how to waterproof it will be greatly appreciated
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    Te Urewera Undertaking, 2019 Nov 29th,30th,Dec 1st.

    Bike prep is going good. Might take it for a test ride this weekend And by ride I mean sit on it and make nang noises
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    New Plym Boes ZOIP

    Keen to come along, was Ken for Hawke’s boes in my now native area but NP is lush and full of symmetrical mountains
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    Nicks GS450 punishing twin

    So dreamy! What a combo.
  11. battery was drained and i charged it back up, reading healthy voltage. also sounded fine when it cranked today so i think its doing its job. think stator could potentially be chooched eh, i will run a multimeter over this new reg/rec tomorrow to confirm its still ok, and then probably check the stator. its weird that a stator would blow the fuse instantly tho, could it be shorting out?
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    we will rebuild today smashed in some new headset bearings, feels pretty nice up in there i tell ya. new tyres were fitted also. i went for Pirelli City Demons front and rear, both 3.00 x 18.tried and tested good quality road tyre, be interesting to see how it fears on the waikaremoana gravel.. Front rubs on the fender a little bit so i am going to have to grind down the side brace things. Still need to do a yambits order for rear sprocket, front brake pads, oil seal for kickstart, and air filter. then i will have accumulated everything i need to fully reassemble! fizzing!!!
  13. Wondering if anyone can give me some ideas, my GS450 recently shat the bed and fried the reg/rec. it drained the battery, would push start ok for a bit then wouldn’t push start at all. The coil runs off the battery so once battery was dead flat nothing it wouldn’t run at all. Replaced the regulator today with a similar model, off a GSX400E Of the same vintage. Same colour connections etc. after fully charging the battery, I started bike up and it blew the main fuse after a few seconds. Lights and ancillaries don’t seem to blow it just when the bike is starting/running. Any ideas on why it might be blowing the fuse? Have checked all the immediate earths and everything is secure
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    Datto_610's Suzuki FZfiddy

    That looks to be a fa50 tap, which are vacuum operated iirc. Fz are gravity fed taps, you should be able to find a chinga replacement for $10-20 shipped if you browse Ali or eBay
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    Te Urewera Undertaking, 2019 Nov 29th,30th,Dec 1st.

    Strewth accomm in gizzy is looking expensive, where is everyone staying and what have you paid? Waikanae beach is suuuper spenny on booking.com etc and no cabins left at the top 10. Either something else is on in gisborne that weekend or Oldschool is going to double the population for one night
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    makes sense, might give it a nudge
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    Nick's 1979 RX125 resto

    more progress these last couply weeks, ordered a bunch of parts which have arrived but still few more yet to come. todays job was fork seals, everybodys favourite. Yamaha's quality suspension components were on display when removing the old seals... yay for hoarding parts bikes! lots of rust and old fork oil sludge. now forks are back together looking a lot better than when they started. the stanchions came up alright with sandpaper and steel wool, the super rusty shit is gone but there is still a fair bit of pitting in spots, i am skeptical as to what the WOF man will say come re-vin time. i will just whack a pair of gaiters on in a half-assed effort at hiding it. bikes coming together! waiting for headset bearings to arrive this week, then can keep assembling bike. Then fit new tyres, rebuild carb, sort out front brakes, get her running and take it for a skid!
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    Hawke’s Bay roll call?

    do weekends work for most people ? could be keen to venture out to the Puketapu tav or somewhere similar one saturday arvo if that works
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    Hawke’s Bay roll call?

    Pretty keen to get some meet ups/events going on round the bay. I see there’s a few lurkers on here from round these parts. Even if your old car isn’t going would be good to have a meet up and yarn about gross cars over a few beers. @00quattro00 and I are often working on our old shit most weekends so keen to get something together. Who’s down? @Ash-he @Leebo3 and others
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    Hawke’s Bay roll call?

    yea hell yea lets get the moped pest club in full swing @Ash-he lemme know if you needa hand getting scoot together
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    Nicks GS450 punishing twin

    hello darling, it's been a while. i was a bit tossed up on the last bike. it was high kms, pretty rough and i was hesitant to spend a bit of coin on it, so cut my losses and sold it. GS450s are probably one of my all time fave bikes, and i was stoked on the above one, but it wasnt no 450 sport. the bikini fairing, racing stripes, throwing star wheels, the pinnacle of motorcycle design. so i held out, waiting for one to come up for sale, and low and behold one lazy sunday afternoon this thing popped up on trademe. talked turkey with the guy, agreed on a price and today i went and grabbed it. my word its dreamy. they have a beautiful sound when you open it up and plenty of mid range torque, i wont be losing my licence anytime soon being a 450, but its performance is nothing to be ashamed of. I will be leaving it as is, and tidying a few things up. the carbs need a bit of attention as it takes a while to warm up, and there is a slight miss in the middle of the throttle, then the usual maintenance bits like brakes, tyres and chain etc. and just ride the fuckin thing. Its mean
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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

    what a wild weekend just been, PPSC clocked up 550 odd kms doing a return trip from Feilding to Kuripapango, on the Napier side of the Napier-Taihape Road. taking nothing but rural back roads through the beautiful inland north island, including plenty of gravel, suspension bridges and angry wife-beating cockys doing a shit job at moving stock, climbing some 900 metres in altitude along the way. To my pure amazement the MT50 rose to the challenge and sat at WOT doing 9000rpm all day with no dramas at all. considering 24 hours prior to the trip we had welded up a very pesky hole in my exhaust which has been an ongoing debacle. after being unable to weld up the hole due to its swiss cheese/rust construction, Blizzshop managed to tack a piece of steel over it. This thing is incredible. I carry a reasonably solid tare at 90 odd kegs, and this weapon sat comfortably at 65-70km all day and climbed hills at reasonable pace, showing no signs of weakness. There's something to be said about nanging a 50cc 2 stroke at its limit, sustaining minimal traction on a gravel road, one of life's greatest pleasures. It takes a lot of riding to keep it in the power band at all times and time your gear changes perfectly to maintain momentum up hills. Perhaps if i can be fucked i might track down a 17" rear wheel and swap the rear, it looks quite funny with the 19 front and 16 rear. And of course keep blasting gravel roads into the sunset. Pic dump for Fred
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    Te Urewera Undertaking, 2019 Nov 29th,30th,Dec 1st.

    Please swoon me with power station yarns @Beaver