Introducing the mustard marauder

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Introducing the mustard marauder

Postby Andymarksonline » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:35 pm

Well it's been 3 months of great fun stripping down and rebuilding this old r80 which was never used and stood in the garage for years.

We've learnt so much and thanks to the tech help on here it hasn't been as painful as it could've been.

I know the colour won't be to everyone's taste (I actually didn't think so at first but love it now) but it certainly is striking!

First shakedown ride today all went smoothly no major issues can't wait to get out on it properly!

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Postby j8ejc » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:50 pm

Although not my cup of tea ,that is a nice looking machine. The colour ,to my old eyes ,does not look bad and seems to work

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Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:49 pm

A very nice job indeed - happy biking!
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Postby King Herald » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:29 pm

That's bloody gorgeous mate. :cool:
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Re: Introducing the mustard marauder

Postby gogs01 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:35 am

A good looking bike - what's it like to ride ?
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Re: Introducing the mustard marauder

Postby P-K » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:16 am

Good work.

It looks really fine.
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Re: Introducing the mustard marauder

Postby Andymarksonline » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:15 pm

Thanks for the comments, it's the first one we've done (hoping to try something different next time, got a few cb750's in bits) but I do love working on the airheads and feel I'm getting to know them now!

As for what it's like to ride, difficult to say have a slight issue with fuelling not helped by the lack of tank filters (which are on their way from motorworks as we speak) so haven't been able to properly ride it. All feels solid and the thump from the engine side to side is something else along with the exhaust note!

I ride a triple that's so smooth and this is a totally different experience. My mate who is doing this with me rides one of these pretty similar to this one so he'll be used to them!

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Re: Introducing the mustard marauder

Postby andyb » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:46 pm

Great colour, I had an early Speed Triple which was about the same.
Wonder how the low bars work with standard footrests?
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Re: Introducing the mustard marauder

Postby Andymarksonline » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:32 am

Great colour, I had an early Speed Triple which was about the same.
Wonder how the low bars work with standard footrests?
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I've ridden my mates one which is pretty similar, found it so uncomfortable! Don't think it's anything you'd want to do long distance I'll stick to my street triple for that!

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Re: Introducing the mustard marauder

Postby andyb » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:00 pm

So why not fit flat bars? Would look almost the same but would make it more rideable.
I wish I had done that with my speed triple, I would not have sold it then!
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Re: Introducing the mustard marauder

Postby Andymarksonline » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:16 pm

So why not fit flat bars? Would look almost the same but would make it more rideable.
I wish I had done that with my speed triple, I would not have sold it then!
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Flat bars was an option and we may use them on the next one, I like the look of the clip ons even though they're a pain to fit!


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