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Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:15 pm
by H_Lime
Gets in the way a tad doesn't it?
I'm rather time poor these days but have a wk off over Nov and I'm eager to put Dave's engine back in my DR.

Between the kids, new gig and an all consuming health regime the last couple yrs biking has been on the back burner as has a lot of my pursuits and interests. To give you an idea, mornings can start as early as 4:45am with a run, nevermind work and gym.

Yup she's laid up in stasus the last two odd yrs and I miss the hell out of it.
Have a few small refinements in mind and would like to have her ready for the odd spin over winter.
I guess this thread is a simple reminder/motivator for me to resurrect the most fun usable and engaging motorcycle I own.

Any craic with you bastards?;)

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:14 pm
by Haga lout
Hi slim was talking to Dave a bit ago and he was asking if you had put the motor in I'm starting on mine in the next few weeks just got a trip down to mv and then I'm good to start

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:53 am
by BigBob
So! You`re still alive and kicking then? We wondered where you disappeared to.
Not many of us bastards left in here these days. We are few in number and the years are catching up with us.
As for installing the engine in your sadly neglected bike; I`ve always found it easiest to lay the engine sideways on the ground and lay the bike over it.
Easiest of course if it`s just a bare frame but I`m sure you`ll sort it.
Just think of the grin when you fire up the old girl again. ;)

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:08 pm
by H_Lime
Haga lout wrote:Hi slim was talking to Dave a bit ago and he was asking if you had put the motor in I'm starting on mine in the next few weeks just got a trip down to mv and then I'm good to start

Fill me in Geoff what's the plan with that minter ya bought mate? Dakar rep?

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:46 pm
by H_Lime
BigBob wrote:So! You`re still alive and kicking then? We wondered where you disappeared to.
Not many of us bastards left in here these days. We are few in number and the years are catching up with us.
As for installing the engine in your sadly neglected bike; I`ve always found it easiest to lay the engine sideways on the ground and lay the bike over it.
Easiest of course if it`s just a bare frame but I`m sure you`ll sort it.
Just think of the grin when you fire up the old girl again. ;)


Sure am Bob. Where did i disappear to? A statistic which may explain is I currently have two three year old kids in the house haha. Suppose that and the very very imminent arrival of 40 has been a catalyst to sort things on many fronts.

Yeah the site seems quiet alright, but sure as well you know The Big has a loyal cult following and this domain is the main place of worship online. Sure the adv list is well populated but the one historical thread format makes it a poor resource for info. Yer like that dude in the last crusade except instead of minding the grail you have a rake of nos lhs tanks, tool boxes with lids and fuel hosing llol, keep her afloat Bob;)

Engine install was done as you suggest last time but she's still fully dressed so may carefully lift her in. Don't worry I'm still as anal as ever so no powder coating gouges allowed. As to the neglect all parts were labelled and acf'd and have been undercover since."In therory" it should all go back together and be as she was, minus the bastarding knock thanks to the ridiculously methodical and smart Dave!!

Yep really looking forward to throwing a leg over again. It's fuggin sooo good at covering ground over bumpy Irish back roads and the fun factor is mega.

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:25 pm
by Haga lout
H_Lime wrote:
Haga lout wrote:Hi slim was talking to Dave a bit ago and he was asking if you had put the motor in I'm starting on mine in the next few weeks just got a trip down to mv and then I'm good to start

Fill me in Geoff what's the plan with that minter ya bought mate? Dakar rep?


Got most of bits now I've a bloke going to make rear tanks ( hopefully but it maybe not as fast as I like he as projects on ) may just make dummy's up till then not decided on paint yet like marlbro but may try a different job

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:58 pm
by BigBob
They look like Jamie Whitham`s old 750 Gixxers from about 1992

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:44 pm
by Haga lout
BigBob wrote:They look like Jamie Whitham`s old 750 Gixxers from about 1992


That's right Bob , Jamie lives about 20 mins from me and comes down to my local pub from time to time top bloke to have beer with

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:14 am
by Haga lout
Haga lout wrote:
H_Lime wrote:
Haga lout wrote:Hi slim was talking to Dave a bit ago and he was asking if you had put the motor in I'm starting on mine in the next few weeks just got a trip down to mv and then I'm good to start

Fill me in Geoff what's the plan with that minter ya bought mate? Dakar rep?


Got most of bits now I've a bloke going to make rear tanks ( hopefully but it maybe not as fast as I like he as projects on ) may just make dummy's up till then not decided on paint yet like marlbro but may try a different job



What do you lot think .?

Re: Ahhh life...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:56 am
by H_Lime
Me I'd not go fag pack Geoff. I know it's "iconic" but there's the like of a Hesslers yellow example as a nod towards Rahiers bike with a modern twist to the design.