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    Tell the auctioneers thank you, and have sex and...

    Tell the auctioneers thank you, and have sex and travel.

    You have more than one option but - being a project, fastidious or not - don't expect top dollar "as completed". You should do much better...
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    I've been using Sena units for training for...

    I've been using Sena units for training for various reasons, including the ability to connect with other brands (although funny enough - thanks for the info Az - not a Spirit unit). Chat to...
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    Thanks again, Vespa 1. Slow final changes in...

    Thanks again, Vespa 1. Slow final changes in process. I'm getting a stencil made so that I can put the Suzuki logo across the back of the saddle for that factory look. New front tyre just went on...
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    Powerbronze and Puig both made several options -...

    Powerbronze and Puig both made several options - the universal types but they're good quality - which will fit. The CB-1 and Super Four were both popular as courier bikes in London back in the '90s...
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    Why not make a call to the CMA Head Office /...

    Why not make a call to the CMA Head Office / Bikers Church Midrand - behind Grand Central, large parking area etc.
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    Thanks a mill for the encouragement folks, its...

    Thanks a mill for the encouragement folks, its been a great education and inspiration for getting the Bandit going again.

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    Quick update: to my complete surprise she took...

    Quick update: to my complete surprise she took Bike of the Day at the local Wizards on Wheels car & bike show. I'll post a pic. Just goes to show - a dad with my kind of mechanical ability can go...
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    Wanted STOP RIGHT THERE! What Az and AMZ said on the...

    STOP RIGHT THERE!

    What Az and AMZ said on the paintwork. Repsol are a major Honda sponsor, and it is just a paint job. Now certain CBRs have come from the factory with Repsol paint schemes, but...
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    Those are both good commuter options (the CBX or...

    Those are both good commuter options (the CBX or Burgman).

    Good idea, keeping the SR as a bobber project. Regarding your gear change issues, I doubt its an oil change fix. Sometimes notchy or...
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    Thanks gents, much appreciated.

    Thanks gents, much appreciated.
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    Now for the exhaust mods, possibly a change of...

    Now for the exhaust mods, possibly a change of indicators, a few more fasteners & the rear axle adjusters needing plating and perhaps silk screening the Suzuki emblem onto the back of the new saddle,...
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    And here's the final result: A quick comparison...

    And here's the final result: A quick comparison in profile with a stock standard example, then the unmodified saddle on the modified bike, and finally the new saddle.
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    At long last, into Sukamiza for the saddle to be...

    At long last, into Sukamiza for the saddle to be done. I made a few slight changes to the original plan. A typical flat tracker-style saddle would have sat like a plank and not quite worked...
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    Back at Police Clearance for the first time since...

    Back at Police Clearance for the first time since the remains were pulled out of the yard in July 2016. The officers couldn't believe the difference.

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    I wanted to take a pic on the same...
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    At long last she's now registered, licenced, done...

    At long last she's now registered, licenced, done and dusted. I'll be fitting the new number plate shortly, then it's just the saddle needing doing for the last major item. The original owner saw her...
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    Hi there, As a new rider she'll need time to...

    Hi there,

    As a new rider she'll need time to build her confidence and polish her skills, even though she's gone through a good training academy. That just laid the foundations. It didn't make her...
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    You, sir, are a gentleman of high calibre.

    You, sir, are a gentleman of high calibre.
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    :blush: Errmmmmm....... I kinda went and blew...

    :blush: Errmmmmm....... I kinda went and blew that one out of the water. If I'd been smart and just stuck it back together tidily but with rough edges (as originally intended) then yes. But I went...
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    You and me both, mate. I think they already do....

    You and me both, mate. I think they already do. After all, most of the Japanese 125 commuters (YBR, XR etc) are being built by their factories in China. I stand to be corrected but I think that for...
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    I have the RPC forms so she's probably going for...

    I have the RPC forms so she's probably going for clearance and datadots tomorrow. I'll drop past a friend in roadworthy to check if the flash rate on the indicators is ok to pass. They're too fast...
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    Right, now that I've got a gap here're the ones...

    Right, now that I've got a gap here're the ones that didn't post last time.

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    What he said. Perhaps down the line - if properly...

    What he said. Perhaps down the line - if properly supported and marketed - they'll grow in perceived value. But right now you're better off paying a bit more for the Japanese competition or watch...
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    Internet problems all day here today. I'll reload...

    Internet problems all day here today. I'll reload them tomorrow.
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    Forks back in - it's subtle, but you can see the...

    Forks back in - it's subtle, but you can see the difference in the stance especially from certain angles. I really want that seat done now.

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    Thanks very much gents, kind words. Some new...

    Thanks very much gents, kind words.

    Some new updates:

    I've had the fork caps milled down and it gave close enough to the right amount of drop that makes no difference without spending more...
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