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A tempting project [message #288846] Wed, 11 March 2015 21:56 Go to next message
Quazi is currently offline  Quazi   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131452073238?_trksid=p2060778.m143 8.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

In Cumbria.

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Re: A tempting project [message #288849 is a reply to message #288846] Wed, 11 March 2015 22:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well known for knocking big ends out. good ones were pretty good but .....

have a good dig for a suitable forum to judge the quality of the bike before committing. Also not really old enough to be really valuable (like sohc 4's), so watch what has to be spent
Re: A tempting project [message #288862 is a reply to message #288846] Thu, 12 March 2015 06:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(18) Geoff Duke
Had loads done but needs fair bit to finish.

Meaning you get something resembling a bike and a box full of assorted spares.
Re: A tempting project [message #288872 is a reply to message #288862] Thu, 12 March 2015 13:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Doesn't look too bad a condition to me although pics always make things look cleaner than they actually are. No idea on the engine side but either it turns over without dodgy noises or it doesn't which is all the testing i did on the TDM I bought which turned out have failed due to carb needle value wear = excessive fueling.

I'd probably be tempted to do a bike like that myself one day given minimal bodywork which is usually the bit i hate doing and the fact I've never ridden a big CC bike from that eara or earlier (anything pre 1990 is old to me)
Re: A tempting project [message #288873 is a reply to message #288872] Thu, 12 March 2015 13:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Heres an auction for a project. Spares or repair CB750f. Been sat in garage approx 10 years after overhaul stopped. Slight oil leak from outer casing. Original tank is rusted badly inside. Lights,brakes, clutch, tyres good. Chain and sprockets new but rusty with sitting. Frame powder coated. Carbs just been overhauled i fitted them to bike put some fresh fuel in spare tank turned her over and started straight off. Its a little smokey as oil was poured into barrels while sat (i believe the engine was rebuilt but only have previous owners word for that i believe him all new gaskets showing no carbon on valvestems). Also spare tank has been filled with plus gas while in storage so that would also cause a little smoke. Throttle response is very good although tickover/balancing needs adjusting. Also comes with pair of front forks with good seals and clean stanchions and a spare petrol tank. Will need rear shocks. Haynes manual, log book and two keys. Too good to break good first project any info/offers.


Re: A tempting project [message #288877 is a reply to message #288873] Thu, 12 March 2015 17:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks guys.

I know all too well about these and the 900 GB, I am old enough to remember creaming my shorts over them in my yoof! Laugh


But I was open to a plan on this one, Bin the forks, puy some modern running gear on it maybe even consider putting a fireblade engine in Thumbs Up

Another special long term project to see what I could come up with. smile
Re: A tempting project [message #288878 is a reply to message #288877] Thu, 12 March 2015 18:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quazi wrote on Thu, 12 March 2015 17:19
maybe even consider putting a fireblade engine in


If you do ever get the urge to do something like that let me know: I'll swap you my unmolested, low milage RRW for your XT500 Grin Thumbs Up



Re: A tempting project [message #288879 is a reply to message #288878] Thu, 12 March 2015 18:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks about a weekends work for you Mike. Wink

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Re: A tempting project [message #288880 is a reply to message #288879] Thu, 12 March 2015 18:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just needs most parts running under a wire wheel which is what I normally do Grin

Re: A tempting project [message #288888 is a reply to message #288880] Thu, 12 March 2015 21:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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if i ever get the blade back together and then finish the triumph i would like something like that to do one day
Re: A tempting project [message #288893 is a reply to message #288888] Thu, 12 March 2015 22:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Loving the slippers !
Re: A tempting project [message #288920 is a reply to message #288846] Fri, 13 March 2015 19:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://www.sportbikerider.us/Pics4/ACF2FDD.jpg

That's how you want it to look like. Wink

Under the skin... Euro-spec CB900F engine bored to 1011cc, rumored to put out 145hp at the wheel. The more famous CB750 was bored out to 1023cc and more powerful, but even Freddie Spencer admitted it was a bit of handful to handle. Wink
AHM Special Projects was one of HRC's forerunners together with RSC. Grin
Re: A tempting project [message #288936 is a reply to message #288920] Fri, 13 March 2015 23:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Floats my boat Mike Thumbs Up
Re: A tempting project [message #288959 is a reply to message #288936] Sat, 14 March 2015 21:35 Go to previous message
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I'm going to get another project going, just can't make my mind up on what yet, or what doner bike to start with.

The Freddie Spencer look is a bit too popular for me to bother doing it, I't would have to be my own take on it and not a replica.


I can just feel my next project will be a bit special and expensive I expect, as I'd like to stick some modern exotica on it.

I;ll just have to wait for the right thing to come along. smile

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