Jump to content
warren t claim

The Bikeshite Thread

Recommended Posts

8 minutes ago, Flashband said:

picked this up on Monday 

20200621-180312.jpg
image share

Been keeping me amused. Also working exup valve shocker

Old school. Definitely the best. So much better looking than the modern plastic crap. 15/10. Good work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, stereotype said:

No burnouts on my baby! Nah we haven't done front pads yet, I want to make sure it'll not go forward when I eventually attempt one in an unspecified carpark 😂

 

brake on slightly for a ride round itll warm the disc enough - saves putting the bike up against a brickwall :P

do it in the driveway theres not gonna be much smoke and the clutch might not like it anyway :D

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ashamed to say that despite being furlonged for several months now,I've not ridden anywhere for at least 4 weeks,maybe longer,just haven't had the inclination.buting the rover to replace the mz for daily duties has made me question wether I keep it or not,as I have my Ariel for fun biking,and keeping it taxed motd and insured is an expense I could do without now I've got a car to run,obvs the Ariel being 66 years old only needs a small dollop of insurance and it's legal so is minimal expense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Flashband said:

picked this up on Monday 

20200621-180312.jpg
image share

Been keeping me amused. Also working exup valve shocker

I've got an exup. They are stonking bikes. That looks tidy.

 

Service the exup valve if it hasn't been done  and if it runs rich put new emulsion tubes in. 

 

Join exup1000.co.uk for expertise 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, pilninggas said:

I've got an exup. They are stonking bikes. That looks tidy.

 

Service the exup valve if it hasn't been done  and if it runs rich put new emulsion tubes in. 

 

Join exup1000.co.uk for expertise 

This is what inside of the carbs looked like prior to cleaning.

IMG-20200604-WA0000.jpg

It's a right grumpy twat when cold but fine when up to temperature so I suspect I'll be in there again, joy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, plasticvandan said:

Hoping to drag this out tomorrow,started first kick this afternoon after being sat for 2 months IMG_20200327_180430080.thumb.jpg.5b3461aae995ce7b9393f58d161f8130.jpg

Liking the MZ too. Wish I could try one. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, plasticvandan said:

Hoping to drag this out tomorrow,started first kick this afternoon after being sat for 2 months IMG_20200327_180430080.thumb.jpg.5b3461aae995ce7b9393f58d161f8130.jpg

I quite fancy something like an Ariel or Matchless now. I feel I now have some semblance of mechanical sympathy for a simple 1950's single cylinder bike.

It's only taken me 45 years to come to this conclusion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today we went from this ......IMG_20200615_200424.thumb.jpg.862c28682693c2a1c5d7261542e1042a.jpg

 

To this......received_1474442759395087.thumb.jpeg.bb885df34c4803f0d65765a4daf775db.jpeg

Have had a few battles up to yet. But I am super happy with how this is turning out.

I love a standard MK1 bandit, I always wanted one when I was younger in the late 90's early 00's

Have a few snags still like the fouling of plugs and carbs out of whack (probably related tbh)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks so much better.

I'm glad there are other haters of those twin headlights that seem to adorn far too many Bandits, especially the 600's for some reason.

I bought a very cheap 02 plate 600 about 18 months ago, and chucked a few hundred quid at it trying to get it to run right. It didn't so sold it at a breakeven price, but its refusal to run right kept me awake at night trying to figure it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

them type of lights are utter toss and needed throwing in the bin :)

had on previous bikes and the wiring is utter dogshit - gets hot and thats not a good idea

did what you did - was looking at buying a 900 hornet after buying a new one in 2003

it was cheap but the pics showed it had one of those twin lamps on

swerve - when the 7 inch lamp like those and countless other bikes is so cheap and easily available why would you put a shit streetfighter one on ffs

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still not had a new date for my Mod 2 test through so I got an MoT on the shonky 125, nice to have a run out on the back lanes yesterday evening, even if it did leak petrol everywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Today we went from this ......IMG_20200615_200424.thumb.jpg.862c28682693c2a1c5d7261542e1042a.jpg
 
To this......received_1474442759395087.thumb.jpeg.bb885df34c4803f0d65765a4daf775db.jpeg
Have had a few battles up to yet. But I am super happy with how this is turning out.
I love a standard MK1 bandit, I always wanted one when I was younger in the late 90's early 00's
Have a few snags still like the fouling of plugs and carbs out of whack (probably related tbh)
Where did you get the headlight?

Sent from my SM-A202F using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Braved the heat to take the Chinese Thing for a quick blast this evening - also coincidentally my first solo ride. Much joy was had, with only one stall, thanks to the clutch being way more forgiving than the CG I did my CBT on. No bullying by cars, probably because they were intimidated by my MASSIVE CRASH BARS. Anyway, it took me 10 minutes to get it back into the garden, so I've taken the rear bars off. They weighed about eleventy lbs, so I've probably taken another half a second off its 0-40 time too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, They_all_do_that_sir said:

Where did you get the headlight?

Sent from my SM-A202F using Tapatalk
 

From a breaker in Wales iirc. 

All the Chinese aftermarket ones are toss and made plastic 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
From a breaker in Wales iirc. 
All the Chinese aftermarket ones are toss and made plastic 
Yup, the aftermarket headlights are total garbage.

The 600S I'm taking on currently has a single headlight, but matey is keeping that for his 1200 bandit.

It comes with the original bikini fairing but it looks wank so I'll keep that in the attic and get another headlight. Justbandits do one and I'm watching a couple of original ones on ebay....

Sent from my SM-A202F using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Occasional hiccups translated to full on fuel injection flu.  Everyhing is fixable but just not worth the aggro and time tracing the problem, shame it was not a carb model.

From now on i think i will limit my searches to carb only 2 wheelers. Much cheaper and easier to trace issues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think all these twin headlight mods are done to make the bike look like this

0t5EORp.jpg?1

I do like the big twin headlights on my Triumph but anything like a Bandit/Monster/Brutale or Raptor to name a few looks much better with the standard single light. Those aftermarket arrangements rarely suit the bike especially those teeny ones.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Question for the bikers:

I’m shortly getting my big bike license and what I’d like more than anything is a 90’s Honda with as lurid colour scheme as possible. I’m thinking CBR600 with lots of pink and green. Any others I should be thinking of? 
 

less lurid, but there’s a nice looking NTV600 reverie on eBay at the moment. Thoughts? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...