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What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#91 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Mon May 04, 2020 8:58 am

Spent some quality lockdown time rewiring a mates XT500 - kept me busy......….. :D

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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#92 PostAuthor: Bill P » Tue May 05, 2020 7:55 pm

Had a hour or so tinkering on one of my z650 today she's a roller carbs cleaned wired up etc as you can see its not a show bike
i'm doing just a good reliable runner' she's gonna wear her original paint till back end as i've three lots at painters already and
he's busy as usual
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#93 PostAuthor: zapo » Wed May 06, 2020 9:51 am

Looking good Bill, keep up the good work.
I had a red B1 back in the day, great bikes lots of fond memories.......always used to run out of gears though :wink:

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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#94 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu May 07, 2020 7:21 pm

Cheers Zapo, i know what you mean about the gears :)

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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#95 PostAuthor: TiBolts » Tue May 12, 2020 10:15 am

kawasaki_man wrote:here is my ZXR from 1992 while touring in Europe, it can be done (when much younger!) but the rear suspension nearly stopped me walking.
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#96 PostAuthor: Bill P » Wed May 13, 2020 6:16 pm

You deserved a medal :)

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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#97 PostAuthor: Big Fluff » Wed May 20, 2020 5:18 pm

Whilst in self isolation, I've just finished restoring this old Hodna.
I've also bought a Z1000R, a 3k mile GPZ1000RX and also a GPz750 Turbo.
So plenty to do.... ☺
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#98 PostAuthor: bulldogbobby » Thu May 21, 2020 8:02 am

Big Fluff wrote:Whilst in self isolation, I've just finished restoring this old Hodna.
I've also bought a Z1000R, a 3k mile GPZ1000RX and also a GPz750 Turbo.
So plenty to do.... ☺


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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#99 PostAuthor: MikeP » Thu May 21, 2020 10:53 am

All looking good Will.

I know it's not the done thing on a Kawasaki forum but the CB1100R was a non-kawasaki bike I lusted after (past tense as my pockets aren't now deep enough). Just loved the race styling and colour, never had a chance of a ride to actually see what they were like. Looks like a few hours spent in the garage.
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#100 PostAuthor: gpjes » Fri May 22, 2020 5:33 pm

Hiya kids, well still alive and yes my loving wife has contracted those spikey little twatting bugs but me i've had some mother effing colds a real stinker end of November probably at big bike show at brum, but not caught it of our lass she caught it at work, one ignorant t**t £35000 a year, made it through the green zone next set of doors amber zone where the doff off bins are through final doors with warning signs on, into the ground zero ward to talk to some one in a bed about Ramadan, the matron with ppe on screams get out, this was 5 weeks ago, he remains at work, coughing and spluttering, over the whole cardiology dept, and infected from consultants down to the cleaning staff, furious, you bet I am, my poor wife, Is only just getting a slight sense of taste back, me busy time of year, as usual, but did have to self isolate for 14 days, lucky I worked like joe buggery before, Boris & Richie have done me proud, though fixed a load of petrol jetwashes too, so plenty of take away pennies, My little buddy has just bought a Z9RS to match old A4 he's got same colour, FFS be Adventerours whats wrong with Purple? Stay safe out there, your not all safe wear a bloody mask, love JES
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#101 PostAuthor: Bill P » Sat May 23, 2020 8:41 am

Oil tank of and cleaned out on my new toy and a general check over.And got my newly painted tank back and on myTR6c
my garage seems to have been infiltrated by British Iron the last few weeks :blush
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#102 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Tue May 26, 2020 1:54 pm

The Sunday before last i took the 650xs out for a spin, around 20 miles, about 3/4 of a mile from home i lost a cylinder accompanied by an unholy clattering, limped it home, and took valve covers off low and behold a valve stuck open, so off with as much as possible without removing the motor, following day motor out and head off, valve bent both ends, galled including the guide i had to cut tip of valve off before i could remove it, it had also caught the inlet valve so that was stuffed as well, no other damage, so i went on fleabay and got a head from D.K complete with valves one cover stud missing, it's a little gem hardly any wear on the valves or seats so cleaned up, lapped the valves in, motor back in Sunday, everything else back on Monday, and started her up second prod of the kick sounds better than ever, a little video of her running in the garage today before i balance the carbs, sound terrible in there, i guess because of the enclosed space, outside much quieter. What caused this to happen i have no idea as i measured everything while stripping and all in spec, i won't waste to much time trying to fathom it, as at a cost of a couple of hundred quid and a few hours in the garage it's not worth it.
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#103 PostAuthor: Pigford » Tue May 26, 2020 2:44 pm

Well sorted Kev - ahhhhhhh, the deep joy of owning old motorcycles :roll:
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#104 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Tue May 26, 2020 3:40 pm

Ow, shit, bet that sounded nice on they way home Kev.
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Re: What are you doing whilst in 'self-isolation'?

#105 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Tue May 26, 2020 4:19 pm

warren3200gt wrote:Ow, shit, bet that sounded nice on they way home Kev.

You can bet your life it did, rattle rattle bang pop, was a bit cheesed but such is.
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