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  1. OK so my small bike experience has started to escalate... so I'm changing this thread to be a catch-all... First is the GT"50" - Silver Bullet Then there is the GT50. Its tucked away waiting its turn - hint, its been queue jumped... The RGV50 Frame is still in the shed. I still haven't quite figured out why I brought it. And then this happened... Scrolling the old Facebook buy and sell one night, and up popped this CRM50. It looked rough in the photos but mostly complete, the price was OK, and it was local! So I jumped on it and started messaging. Then I started getting messages from other oldschoolers asking if I could go and look at an old Honda for them haha. No sorry, its mine! Its been tucked in the shed for a few months due to lack of time, but with the next east cape ride looming I've decided to start seeing if I can get it sorted. Seller says "It will run, but pisses fuel out of the carb". I've had it started, so it does run, which is great! Last night I pulled the carb out for a look-see. There as definitely been some diddle fingers here... First thing is the choke plunger is broken and was held together with a hose clamp. Then I pulled the bowl off to clean and set the float needle. That doesn't quite look right The float needle is missing.
  2. So by the end of the last east cape ride this had a really horrid vibration, made more horrid by the petrol tank rattling. Last time I took it out for a ride I had a fairly solid look over it all to work out where more issues might be. I found the chain was quite loose, the cush drive sloppy, the petrol tank issue and a loose engine mount. I'm hoping the engine mount might be what was letting the vibrations out. I got a new tank rubber set from Ali, machined up a thing and set about modifying the mount: Much better! Last night I cleaned and tightened the chain, and have whipped the wheel off to inspect the cush drive. Yup that's fucked. So I need to sort that out, clean the air filter, advance the timing and then start thrashing it to work again, hopefully keeping my will to live intact.
  3. Yes. Only negative is that my knee regularly finds the pointy bit on the end of the cord guide.
  4. $30 is still less than the cost of the massage I’ll be booking for the 14th
  5. Registering a tentative solid "Fuck yeah". I loaded my new bike up onto the work table last night to start into the prep. I am fizzing to get it running.
  6. I kept my pleasure at that news under wraps from my wife
  7. Yeah its got to be designed to be fit for purpose. I would like to think the drive shaft manufacturer would know all about it and ask you what kind of speeds you are expecting and what kind of diff ratio / wheel size etc, and design the shaft to suit. i.e If you are going to be doing 200km/h with 13" wheels and short diff gears, then that shaft is going to be singing, and likely need to be a bigger diameter.
  8. We have a one piece in our race car and it is fine. That's 640hp and a live axle rear, so its turning fairly quick and moving through a range of angles.
  9. Oooh I remember the coffee. And the guitar... Swoon
  10. Sheeeeiit thats a lot of car on a single axle trailer!
  11. This one does... If you're picking up what I'm putting down
  12. Just to update the thread as well. I managed to beg borrow and steal enough parts to get it back together again for the next race day after the big crash. Its got an RS125 style tail on it now, because that's what I could steal from dads shelf. I actually think I like it better. The new clip-ons are on a slightly different angle to the Honda ones, so have to re-learn the muscle memories, which is mildly annoying. I need to find some time to paint the new tail and get some new stickers made for it.
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