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Hi from North Wales

#1 PostAuthor: Russ » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:45 pm

Hi everyone,
Been here for a short while getting a feel for the site. Already talked to a couple of members via PM's about their bikes and seems like a friendly bunch :D .
I've had big Kawasaki's in the past (I'm wrong side of 50 :( ) and ride a ZZR14, on my 3rd one now, as a daily ride when the weather is half decent. Over the years been picking bikes up here and there, as you do, and got a couple of decent 4XV R1's and an old 954 'Blade.
I'm almost (ish) finished on a 2 1/2 year refurb of a '79 CBX, which has been a bit of a task to say the least. The end is nigh now (of the rebuild, not me) and I'm actively searching for the next steed. I've recently sold a couple of bikes to clear some space and raise funds and I'm erring towards a 70's Kawasaki but not a basket case or mega refurb as I might not be around to finish it :wink: .
So, that's a bit about me :D .
Regards, Russ

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Re: Hi from North Wales

#2 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:31 pm

Ey Russ,
Nice to see you on here.
Be interested to see your CBX when it's complete!
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Re: Hi from North Wales

#3 PostAuthor: Wrigers » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:47 pm

By chance Russ did you see the article on CBX's on the motorcycle show, Wednesday 10.00pm ITV4+1.
There was some beuts on there. Good luck with the project.

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Re: Hi from North Wales

#4 PostAuthor: glav666 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:51 pm

Welcome Russ, good luck with the hunt.
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Re: Hi from North Wales

#5 PostAuthor: Russ » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:52 pm

Wrigers wrote:By chance Russ did you see the article on CBX's on the motorcycle show, Wednesday 10.00pm ITV4+1.
There was some beuts on there. Good luck with the project.

Hi bud, I did see it and, with CBX's being a relatively small pool, knew some of the peeps there. The big lad with the glasses was Nigel, he refurb'd my clocks and changed the gearing from KPH to MPH - knowledgeable and helpful chap. Did stick my toe into a "six" forum when I first got the bike in 2015 but some of the blokes had a major superiority complex for some reason, so pulled my toe back out :( .
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Re: Hi from North Wales

#6 PostAuthor: Russ » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:58 pm

Ultim8pc wrote:Ey Russ,
Nice to see you on here.
Be interested to see your CBX when it's complete!

Hi Nigel, thanks for that, your A5 was at the wrong time for me as I hadn't sold my other bikes. Been looking, jealously, at your latest acquisition. Nice one pal :D
Russ

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Re: Hi from North Wales

#7 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:35 pm

Welcome along :welc

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Re: Hi from North Wales

#8 PostAuthor: Philippe » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:56 am

Hi Russ

welcome to the forum!
Hope to see some pictures.
Greetings from Belgium
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Re: Hi from North Wales

#9 PostAuthor: Russ » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:33 am

Philippe wrote:Hi Russ
welcome to the forum!
Hope to see some pictures.
Greetings from Belgium
Philiipe

Hi Philiipe, thanks for the welcome. You might have seen the bike before :D , I imported it as a non-running "garage find" from Hasselt.
As it was off the curtainsider
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And roughly where we are up to now, maybe finished this year :roll:
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Got a 1000 pics of the build I could bore you to death with :oops:

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#10 PostAuthor: glav666 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:37 am

Thats a very pretty Hodna, nice job
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Re: Hi from North Wales

#11 PostAuthor: Philippe » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi Russ

thanks for the nice pictures!
Looks like a nice bike, hope you can finish it soon and that you can enjoy it!
Pitty it's not the correct brand of bike but I think you're one of the nice people to meet. :P
Hope sometime you'll allso let the good times roll ! :D
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Re: Hi from North Wales

#12 PostAuthor: deka » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:19 pm

welcome russ mmmm cbx chuck a martin frame on it and i am sold
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Re: Hi from North Wales

#13 PostAuthor: G » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:13 pm

Welcome,the CBXis looking well

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Re: Hi from North Wales

#14 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:36 pm

Russ wrote:Got a 1000 pics of the build I could bore you to death with :oops:


You could start a thread in the Bottom Shed and let everyone see how it’s going...

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Re: Hi from North Wales

#15 PostAuthor: Russ » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:16 am

deka wrote:welcome russ mmmm cbx chuck a martin frame on it and i am sold

Hi bud, Georges Martin is retired but still at it. He is making a frame for Ian Foster, who probably knows more about CBX's than anyone on the planet, I think the bike build is up to four or five years the last time I emailed him.
There was a bare Martin frame for sale on Anglesey last year for £5k, no engine, forks or anything else. Don't know how much they would be for a Z?


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