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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27800 on: April 23, 2019, 01:59:00 am »
I took off the ape hangers that came with the bike and rewired some stock CB400 replacement bars. What a #$%* dealing with all that wiring. Had to warm up the old bars with a hair dryer to get everything moving...being the bars were so long and the wires are 45 years old and a bit on the stiff side. Then I had to remove the extra wire someone installed to make the initial change from stock. It'll be worth the effort when I get the new ones on, I still have to replace the extra long brake line before I can put it all back together.

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« Reply #27801 on: April 23, 2019, 02:09:14 am »
Well back on February 16 my son Tim ordered a new black Royal Enfield 650 Continental GT. He put his money down and the salesman told him his new bike would be in Oz in 3-4 weeks. Last week, when he called to ask where the fcuk his bike was for the third or fourth week in a row, they told him that a new "Chrome Tank" bike had just arrived, was he interested in that? Why not, as winter draws nearer, we both wanted some riding time! We had a false start on Saturday when we drove over to the bike shop, only to find it closed for Easter. Great.

Today was better, the shop was open, the bike was there to look at, so Tim and I piled into the spare Hyundai and drove over there. We spotted the new bike as soon as we walked in the door, and we both liked what we saw.

Timbo's new Royal Enfield 23 Apr 2019 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

I'm continually impressed with the quality of finish, the "Chrometank" is the most expensive model, $500 more than the bike that Tim ordered, but I've always liked the idea of a chromed tank, so the chrome/black combo with gold (hand painted) pinstripe appealed to both of us.

Timbo's new Royal Enfield 23 Apr 2019 0 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

I had to have a sit on it!

Timbo's new Royal Enfield 23 Apr 2019 2 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Now of course we were both hoping the dealer was gonna give us the bike for the same price as the one that Tim ordered (that still hasn't arrived) but that wasn't gonna happen, so instead we wangled a deal on some really good wet weather riding gear for Tim, a new jacket and trousers for half the dealers cost price, so we both thought we'd had a win. Good thing is this bike hasn't even been test ridden yet, the Pirelli Phantom tyres (remember them?) were unmarked with all of the tyre mould tits still in place, so it goes to "VICROADS" (the DMV) tomorrow, and as Thursday is a public holiday (ANZAC Day) we'll pick it up on Friday afternoon. Hopefully it won't piss down rain on me on the ride home, I'm always nervous riding someone else's bike anyway, and I'd hate to bin Tim's bike on it's maiden voyage! ;D     
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27802 on: April 23, 2019, 03:31:14 am »
Have yet to see a RE in person. Really curious to see just how well it's made and rides. Please report back soon.

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« Reply #27803 on: April 23, 2019, 08:12:55 am »
Have yet to see a RE in person. Really curious to see just how well it's made and rides. Please report back soon.

I haven't ridden a recent RE model, but I was very happy with my 2002 Bullet 500ES (electric start). It was my gateway back into riding in 2006 or 7 after a 20 year break.

It wasn't fast, but it was lots of fun, well made, and sounded terrific. I got a lot of positive attention from that bike, particularly from Chicago cab drivers.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27804 on: April 23, 2019, 12:41:45 pm »
Have yet to see a RE in person. Really curious to see just how well it's made and rides. Please report back soon.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27805 on: April 23, 2019, 12:59:09 pm »
Good  choice Terry, it look like an old fashioned real bike to enjoy life on and beside the road!
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« Reply #27806 on: April 23, 2019, 01:09:34 pm »
Thanks guys, I loved my test ride, and sales of these things world wide is so strong the factory can't keep up with the orders, so we're happy to have a shiny new one, at long last. Once we get our hands on it and get some miles under the tyres, I'll let you know my first impressions, but I think its going to be a great first bike for Tim, and also a great addition to the herd! ;D
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I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #27807 on: April 23, 2019, 09:11:45 pm »
Looks good Terry............bike that is  ::).  Look forward to review...Larry

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27808 on: April 23, 2019, 09:24:00 pm »
Picked up a 76 today. For some reason I missed this for over 30 days. I asked the kid when he listed it for sale and he said well over a month ago. I was the first person to reach out and she had to come home with me today. 10k original miles. I have every registration since new. All documents were in the manual under the seat. Also the bull nut remover I left with the seller due to them having a 144 acre farm with Black Angus steers. Prior to removing the fairing and luggage racks, there was possum poop, piss everywhere and pussom hair.

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« Reply #27809 on: April 23, 2019, 09:38:22 pm »
Thanks guys, I loved my test ride, and dales of these things world wide is so strong the factory can't keep up with the orders, so we're happy to have a shiny new one, at long last. Once we get our hands on it and get some miles under the tyres, I'll let you know my first impressions, but I think its going to be a great first bike for Tim, and also a great addition to the herd! ;D
You must feel safe that your son has a bike that is not racing inspired with 150-200 hp reaching 300 km/h. Half of that power is enough to really enjoy the roads and nature on a bike.
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« Reply #27810 on: April 24, 2019, 01:26:23 am »
Picked up a 76 today. For some reason I missed this for over 30 days. I asked the kid when he listed it for sale and he said well over a month ago. I was the first person to reach out and she had to come home with me today. 10k original miles. I have every registration since new. All documents were in the manual under the seat. Also the bull nut remover I left with the seller due to them having a 144 acre farm with Black Angus steers. Prior to removing the fairing and luggage racks, there was possum poop, piss everywhere and pussom hair.

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That's a great looking K6 mate, well done! I'm glad you took that poxy fairing off, but I kinda liked the bags? ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #27811 on: April 24, 2019, 01:30:14 am »
Thanks guys, I loved my test ride, and dales of these things world wide is so strong the factory can't keep up with the orders, so we're happy to have a shiny new one, at long last. Once we get our hands on it and get some miles under the tyres, I'll let you know my first impressions, but I think its going to be a great first bike for Tim, and also a great addition to the herd! ;D
You must feel safe that your son has a bike that is not racing inspired with 150-200 hp reaching 300 km/h. Half of that power is enough to really enjoy the roads and nature on a bike.

Thanks Per, I think it's only got about 40 BHP, but plenty of torque, so it'll keep up with traffic fine, and they are a really nice handling and braking bike with Harris frames and Brembo brakes, so I think Tim will keep up with me on my Harley or CB750, which are the twho bikes I ride the most anyway. Once he's got his full license and wants to try something a little quicker I'll have both RC51's in the garage, so he can have some wicked fun. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #27812 on: April 24, 2019, 07:45:05 am »
That Vetter fairing block the cooling of engine rather well, right?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27813 on: April 29, 2019, 05:05:24 am »
Good progress this weekend, but still didn't finish the mechanical.

- I drilled and installed 2 roll pins like what Godffrey does with his kit to make sure the speedometer drive flange doesn't move.
- Balanced the front wheel.
- repainted the center of the right side rotor center where I had gouged out a pockets in my early attempt to adapt the drive flange.
- Installed new fork seals and fluid and reinstalled the forks.
- Sorted the spacing for the caliper brackets and installed the calipers.
- Swapped the front master cylinder and mocked up the lines.
- Made up a bracket for the brake line splitter. The dual brake splitter won't just bolt up to the '76 lower where its splitter went. I had some spare aluminum around the garage I was able to repurpose.
- I replaced one of the headlight shell bolts that had gone missing and painted up the shell.
- Replaced the burnt out bulb in my right rear turn signal.
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« Reply #27814 on: April 30, 2019, 09:06:20 am »
I covered her up and took my jeep today.  Did not feel like riding with a hangover :) 

I was testing my new beer mug last night.

My wife calls me speed limit now  ;D

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« Reply #27815 on: May 01, 2019, 04:17:37 am »
Installed my home made frame kit on the Swamp Rat! ;D

Terry's frame kit install 1 May 2019 2 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27816 on: May 01, 2019, 05:54:25 am »
I bought my March 1973 manufactured CB 750 a month ago online. Today I was able to bring it home after a 1300km drive. It's still on the trailer but hopefully tomorrow it will make it into the workshop.

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« Reply #27817 on: May 01, 2019, 06:40:07 am »
I bought my March 1973 manufactured CB 750 a month ago online. Today I was able to bring it home after a 1300km drive. It's still on the trailer but hopefully tomorrow it will make it into the workshop.

Hi B.R. and welcome to the forum.
Got any pictures of your 73 750?

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27818 on: May 01, 2019, 08:23:43 am »
I bought my March 1973 manufactured CB 750 a month ago online. Today I was able to bring it home after a 1300km drive. It's still on the trailer but hopefully tomorrow it will make it into the workshop.

Excellent.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27819 on: May 01, 2019, 09:41:17 am »
I covered her up and took my jeep today.  Did not feel like riding with a hangover :) 

I was testing my new beer mug last night.

My wife calls me speed limit now  ;D



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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27820 on: May 01, 2019, 09:49:02 am »
I covered her up and took my jeep today.  Did not feel like riding with a hangover :) 

I was testing my new beer mug last night.

My wife calls me speed limit now  ;D

Yes, i did.  Thank you, Larry.



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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27821 on: May 01, 2019, 02:53:17 pm »
I bought my March 1973 manufactured CB 750 a month ago online. Today I was able to bring it home after a 1300km drive. It's still on the trailer but hopefully tomorrow it will make it into the workshop.

Excellent.

You need to have a few more posts before you can post pictures directly to the forum using the "Attachments and other options" link below, but when you can I encourage you to use that method as photos posted via a link to a hosting site get blocked by some security settings (like the ones at my office).

Thanks for both of the welcome messages. I have always wanted an earlyish CB 750 since I first saw one when they were new. My involvement in motor racing has always been my priority but now it's time to fulfill a few dreams.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27822 on: May 02, 2019, 08:30:35 am »
I finally got around to dropping the engine out of this little sohc CB100 last night.

Have to split it to change out the kick shaft.

Hopefully have it back together b4 I leave for DC to ride in the last Rolling Thunder.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27823 on: May 04, 2019, 09:02:46 am »
I gave the old girl a nice wash and a caress

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« Reply #27824 on: May 04, 2019, 09:31:45 am »
Worked alittle on filling holes in my rear fender. I hate body work....
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