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  1. This is actually flipping awsome!!
  2. Go on eBay and buy a xvs 125 mudguard and chop that down. On my project page " my bobber project" your see how I done mine.
  3. This is what's in the stock pipes. Unless your good with a welder it's quite hard to gut themfully. Best to save up n get a set of vance and hinds.
  4. That is very true. So at the moment it seams like the general views are against e-bikes due to the damaging effects on the land to generate the batteries and the lack of range and charge times that they give.
  5. Thanks guys keep the views coming as it all adds points, n points mean prizes (well an NVQ) I only used HD as a comparison as I knew they just brought out an e bike so used one of there best sellers to put against this live wire. But I must admit this live wire has a very nice sound.
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    Working OK for me
  7. Ladies and Gents im reaching out in my time of need to ask if you would help me on a module on my NVQ which is all down to research and presenting reasoned arguments and evidence. The topic i have come up with for you all to discuss is the growing popularity in manufacture and development of electric powered motorcycles. Now im a big lover of proper fuel powered vehicles and it would be very hard for something to persuade me to sell up and switch to an all electric vehicle but the need to tone down the usage of fossil fuels is well and truly noted and these electric vehicles down have some promising potential. The two bikes to compare are the Harley Davidson Sportster and the Harley Davidson Live Wire. So, what are you views on electric vs fossil fueled motors?
  8. Good luck grouch, one more big tip to add to the rest is.....................relax, as we all know the bike dose not handle very well with a tense nervous rider. Loose free flowing riding and the bike just turns into an extension of your body.
  9. Cardboard, as it has more than one way to entertain myself with
  10. Hi Pablo, I gotta agree with the ape's as above but i also think they are cool to look at, i have ridden my mates Triumph Speedmaster with 20" apes and it feels almost like the bike is just falling over and your in no control of it. my advice would be a set of Z bars, i had them on my 650 draggy and made her twitchy and fantastic in the bends. As for the exhaust they are a doddle to fit just make sure you have some WD40 or stronger penetrating fluid to help free up the rusty bolts, then you just slip on the new pipes and bolt them onto the frame or exhaust bracket (there will be obvious points to bolt to) as to the re-jetting things don't be scared as its not as hard as it looks. See points below: SOME BIKE PARTS NEED REMOVING FIRST EG FUEL TANK & AIR FILTER After putting on new pipes ride the bike, if she bogs down and wants to cut out then there is a fuel air mix problem, First when riding pull the choke out, if the bike runs as it should then get the bike back home this way (you shouldn't be too far from home)Now take the spark plugs out. if they are white then you are getting too much air and need bigger main jets, if they are black and sooty then you are getting too much fuel and need smaller main jets.remove your carbs and drain the fuel from the float bowls (drain screw)Remove the float bowlremove the main jet and see what number is on it (example 90.0)If your lean (too much air) replace main jet with a 95.0If your too rich (too much fuel) replace main jet with a 85.0put the float bowl lid back on and re-install the carbs and other items removed to get to the carbsRide the bike againIf the bike still runs like shit repeat steps 4 - 9 until the bike runs great with no choke and the spark plugs turn a light brown color.
  11. I found this ages ago and have it saved ready to print for when my girls are of age. every lad will have to come to meet me first and ready the rules of engagement before any shenanigans can begin TEN RULES ON DATING MY DAUGHTER/S Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk you’d better be delivering a package, because you’re sure not picking anything up. Rule Two: You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter’s body, I will remove them. Rule Three: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don’t take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, In order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist. Rule Four: I’m sure you’ve been told that in today’s world, sex without utilizing a “barrier method” of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate: when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you. Rule Five: In order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is “early” Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry. Rule Seven: As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don’t you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car? Rule Eight: The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: - Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. - Places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight. - Places where there is darkness. - Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. - Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka zipped up to her throat. - Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies which feature chainsaws are okay. - Hockey games are okay. - Old folks homes are better. Rule Nine: Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me. Rule Ten: Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy outside of Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit your car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car-there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.
  12. That's a shit way to do it, but thankfully he's only emotionally hurt her and not physically hurt her which sadly this day in age is happening far too often. With two little girls myself im dreading the day this happens as like you Drew id be very happy to rock up at his gaff and learn him the ways of how a iron bar can bend round a fleshy throat.
  13. You running problems (acceleration) sounds to me that your still running too rich, id say drop a size down on the main jets before forking out for a single carb conversion, if your running a 120 main jet try dropping to a 115, clean the spark plug and go for a ride, if its still running rich, bogging out and giving a black sooty plug drop another size. if how ever the plug turns white your now running lean and need a bigger size 116.5 etc. It took me 5 attempts to get my 650 draggy to run properly after sticking straight through pipes on so in the end she had 120.5 main jets and adjustable pilots, ran a tad rich, spat flame on over run but still managed just over 105mph on a good thrashing day.
  14. Haha, we can hold hands skip and sing this song: WARNING OPEN AT OWN RISK
  15. I might see if i can make it, will pencil it in and keep reminding the wife i wanna go and hopefully the Bandit will be built and broken in by then O and i want a T-shirt
  16. I must be one of the very few who actually likes the C word, its firm and to the point and the receiver defiantly knows that they done wrong if its firmly installed with its best friend the F word. As im also a firm believer of equal rights, the ladies can gain the right of becoming a C word nominee if the right buttons are pushed (normally turning on X factor or the likes)
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    One for tommyxs

    That is beautiful!
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    Im in need of some of this too Jimmy, my shed is in a right shit tip, two engines on stands, bandit frame on the deck, wifes bike and the daughters bike on the deck and next to no room for little old me. gotta rip it all out so i can re-do the floor before the weather turns.
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    Project hakka

    Making very slow progress with this one, didn't realize how flipping hard it is to put together a bike thats just in boxes! Pick up an item and your then thinking "what is it, what does it do, is it needed, do i need it to finish what im doing, is it going in the bin, etc etc" So far all i have managed to do is paint the frame and swing arm and marry them together and fit all the new wheel, head stock and swing arm bearings. Think im gunna have to wait for a nice day and lay everything out in the garden and see whats what.
  20. Hi Buddy, yer this has been finished but soon sold it on as it was a complete dick of a bike and no matter how many times i looked and fixed the motor it just never ran right. Not sure what year the blade shock came from as it was a freebee from a mate who had it spare for his old track day bike The blade shock did fit with very little modification: Up in the spine of the frame (under the seat by your bollocks) is where the stock shock fits, in there is two washers that they used to gusset the bolt hole, these need to be removed (angle grinder done the trick) this will then let the blade shock fit in the hole You can then bolt the shock to the frame and swing arm. Once its in you will then have to measure and get someone to spin up some spacers to go over the bolts to stop the shock from having any sideways play both at the top and bottom. And thats it, job jobbed
  21. Thing is with the draggy (and i think the viggy too) where they are shafties unless you are pretty thick as shit you physically cannot put that rear wheel in incorrectly as you just line up the shaft and stick it in all the way till the rear axle bottoms out on the swing arm and then bolt it down. And if you aint got a torque wrench you just do it up to FT. But as the rest of the guys on here have already said, the fact that its had a new rear tyre its a very high possibility that its been fitting wrong or its not been balanced right. On the rim itself can you see any balance weights? and if there is do they look nice and new? Also check to see if the axle is butted right up to the swing arm?
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