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  1. Have done a couple wee tidy up jobs lately - Got new control switches for the bars, rewired a bunch of old messy crap, painted a couple wee things, jetting the carb a bit better. Still needs a wee bit of fine tuning though, I need to go and get some more plugs! Also I finally got my license so have been riding everywhere, so much fun. Will work on getting on expansion pipe and popping the new motor in soon! Peace
  2. Hey team, done a couple wee things on this ol girl lately! Chucked some new bars, grips and throttle on, made a front mudguard, and got rid of the ol oil tank. Also passed a warrant which is rad! Been having loads of fun ripping around the streets, exhaust pops and farts and is pretty loud so it's sweet for winding people up. Got pulled up the other day though, Cop said he was trying to catch me for 5 mins haha! But he was a GC and let me off with compliance for not having a motorbike license haha.. Also brought a new motor thats been ported and had a few other bits, apparently it'll be an extra 10hp which would be epic! Will try and get that in over the next couple weeks. Also brought a bunch of jets off Ebay so I can try get this running good with the new motor. Also will try and mod my PE175 pipe to fit at the same time. Happy days!
  3. Hey mate, I was lucky and a 18" old suzuki wheel just popped up on trademe. It I brought it and it fitted up sweet! From memory a old drum GN250 front wheel will work. But I'm not 100%. Theres a forum somewhere with all the old suzuki rim/brake/axle sizes and you can just find something that'll work. I was keeping my eye out for an old DR rear wheel as it should fit the TS and is half an inch wider. Good luck!
  4. Thanks for that dude! Just brought some bars, grips and and new throttle assy from them, Rad!
  5. Done a few wee jobbies on the ol girl lately, it's all pretty much ready to go! I'll go for a warrant next week and see what they fail me on.. Still need to get some new bars and grips. Was going to get some gears off Dime city cycles but shipping is pretty bloody pricey. Ahwell! Pics..
  6. Cheers Chap! That's in the Skin bay at work, it's much better than my garage that's got no bloody power or lights! Yo Nick, yeah I want to ditch the oil tank but apparently these engine gets almost no lubrication on one of the mains without the oil feed. So I'll probably make a oil tank that looks less ugly sometime. Keen to get a warrant and do some street hacking first though. Sounds rad with the 85 chamber, but is crazy loud, and doesn't go that well, needs jetting to suit for sure, I chucked the factory exhaust on for a warrant anyway. Have almost got this thing kinda road worthy. Have made a seat with minimal padding, and it's actually kinda comfy which is rad, need to get it covered though, anyone know someone that does sweet seat recovering? Also put all the indicators and lights on. I want to move the tail light to the left and put it opposite the number plate but I don't think it'll pass a warrant like that, so I'll move it after a warrant. Also my headlight hasn't turned up still, cocks, so I chucked the old headlight on badly, but it looks kinda legit for rolling around for the interim. So hopefully I don't get pulled up. So it's pretty much wait for my headlight and cover the seat then I can try and get a warrant! Anyone know any kinda loose places that aren't worried about mudguards etc? Couple of pics here for pine.
  7. Did a few wee jobbies on the bike today; Modified a sx85 expansion chamber to fit. Will probab.ly do nothing for performance because it's not the right type of pipe for the engine but it looks rad. It'll be the job until my PE175 pipe turns up (then I'll mod that to fit). A GC from work bent some stainless tube for my rear hoop so I welded that on too. Now I can get onto making a proper seat. Managed to strip a thread for the exhaust too. And painted a couple wee things. Rad
  8. There is a tube like piece that sits inside the stanchion and connects it to the fork lower, I put a 3" spacer behind the head of it so effectively the stanchion sits 3" lower than it did before. I also cut the springs to suit, but only cut about 2.5" off them so they're loaded up a bit more. Pretty hard to explain but there's loads of info in different forums
  9. Hey team, Have been frothing over small engine tracker style dirtbikes since a trip to Indo a while ago. I pretty much just wanted something 2 stroke with rego. This popped up on trademe and was just down the road so I went and got it! I then turned the backyard into a flat track figure 8 and gave it the hiding of its life. Then I started stripping it down to change it up a bit. Have stripped all the crap of it, rebuilt the forks and lowered them 3 inches, put an 18" front wheel on (was 21"), and sandblasted and painted a bunch of stuff. I chucked it together yesterday to go for a wee skiddie and it was super fun! Handles so much better being slammed with road tyres. It still feels like a moto bike though and is wicked for banging off curbs and grass skiddies! Have got a new headlight and indicators etc coming so hopefully will have it all together and warranted by the end of the year. Rad. Also if anyone is super into their 2 strokes and knows how to work them up properly please let me know! Am super keen to hot up an engine for it!
  10. Have been away for a while and just got back on Sunday. Have been pining to get some work done! I got some tyres put on 2 Rays mesh and 2 Hayashi mesh. Rear guards needed plenty of massaging but there's no guard rub now. Also chucked on my roof racks and tinted the high beam headlights and out covers on the spotties. And did a few little tidy up jobs inside. Might drop the front another 10mm ish also. Am running low on funds after a holiday but still on the lookout for a MGB 1800 engine to repower with! Happy with how it's looking though. Rad
  11. Hey Mateys, Just finished lowering the ol girl today. Took a couple of goes to get the front height right but I think it's pretty good, and it still rides pretty well! Fron't dropped about 3" and the same-ish on the rear. Also test fitted a 14x7 volk mesh and liked it. So I'll run them or my Hayashi mesh's.. Once I buy some tyres.. Also brought some sweet old roof racks. They're just getting sandblasted currently. Then I might just let me rust a bit then pop em on, should look fairly hilarious. Also been thinking about what to so with this rubbish old motor. Have been giving it tits everywhere lately and I'm pretty surprised it hasn't let go yet. Have been thinking pretty hard about a A15 and 5 speed, would need new mounts ect but once in and tidy could probably get away with no cert as they look very similar to J series. But could also stay with J series and maybe get a J15 and put some MGB twin SU's and headers and it could go ok.. Anyone have J series experience or input? Also my alternator is super poo. If anyway has a spare to get rid of please PM me!
  12. Yoo, So I sold ol Bluey a fair while ago, but I wasn't really set on selling it. Anyway, one popped up on Trademe a while ago and I finally went and had a look at it yesterday. I was pretty happy with it and brought it! Have a few tidying up jobs but it's pretty sound and clean. Gearbox is making some nasty noises so I'm on the hunt for another, and maybe another engine, current motor burns loads of oil if you get up it. Today I gave the interior a good huck out and it came out really nice. Dash and door cards are all mint, headlining and seats are a wee bit discoloured but no rips. It's missing carpet so I'll sort that out asap. It looks like it's had a gbox change sometime because the shifter if a bit further back than factory. I tidied up that today and made a blank for the old hole. Anyway, jobs; -Gearbox change -Slam -Get some 165 55s for a set of 14x7 Hayashi mesh I have and pop em on. -Roof racks -Carpet After that's done I'm keen to put on some different carbs and some headers. Apparently manifolds off B series MGB fit, but I'm not sure if I want to stick with the J series or not. The head design looks fairly terrible. But we'll see. I'll take some better photos once this poo Auckland weather clears up. I'm using the same threads as I can't be bothered making new ones..
  13. Hey Team, Been doing a couple of little things on the bug since I'm down from Auck. Got the motor and box in a while ago but couldn't get it going. I triple checked all the wiring and found nothing wrong so I sent the computer away to be checked. Have got it back with a few changes so hopefully it goes! Have chucked a few panels on. Will hopefully get it pretty much back together and driving this week. Rad
  14. Cheers chaps! Yeap factory colour, I trawled through the books for ages at Resene to find it! I've had two other bugeyes in the same factory green too haha. It is my prefered colour for sure on KP's! Where can you get these diecasts you speak of Mr malarky?
  15. Managed to get the ol Bug into the booth on the weekend. Came up pretty sweet and I only put one run in.. I'll cut that off and it'll buff out sweet as apparently.. Started chucking some stuff back in tonight, just taillights and loom stuff. Will hopefully get the brakes and a few other things sorted this week and then slot the motor and box in on the weekend. Then do some skiddies. Cool