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Worth a watch

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:16 pm

How to ruin a perfect bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JX_SlHjQEA

Bit weird. Obviously very capable people but completely failed to put it back together properly.

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby windmill john » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:59 pm

Hmmm, did you notice the head torquing….. maybe the spark plug obscured the other bolts…. :roll:
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Re: Worth a watch

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:03 pm

Did they actually take the heads off?

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby Jaythro » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:17 am

There are so many clueless idiots (Not all are idiots but there are a right few with no mechanical/welding abilities rushing to build these abominations

Having been the one that people have brought them to, to fix /repair, I dislike people working at them a lot

Some of them have been downright dangerous and the price tag they command is crazy !
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Re: Worth a watch

Postby Mjolinor » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:31 am

The thing is that you almost never see these things anywhere but for sale.

That say a lot about how they are for actual riding.

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:33 am

I won't go into what I think of the resulting abomination... but that video could be subtitled, "An exercise in doing things the hard way"... not that they did much beyond taking bits off and painting it black!

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby george baker » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:55 pm

Hi
she wheels it in well, and looks like a better ride than I do. But at 1.05 diesel? I hope she knows that the paraquat is kept in the lemonade bottle? [-X


Joking aside, apart from the K&Ns, wrap & sound of the exhausts, I quite like the concept of taking bits off (& painting what's left, black).
Although the riding position (bars, seat, rear sub frame, mud guards) is a bit radical for me. I wonder what they got the weight down to and how it (and the rider) would fare on a 7 day, 1000 mile trip?

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the tank filler scares the **** out of me, apparently a great uncle took his tackle off on a similar arrangement in the 1940's


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Re: Worth a watch

Postby george baker » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:28 pm

Hi
how to do the same to a K11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axsW47q4hTw

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:34 pm


the tank filler scares the **** out of me, apparently a great uncle took his tackle off on a similar arrangement in the 1940's[/color]

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:37 am

Hi

the tank filler scares the **** out of me, apparently a great uncle took his tackle off on a similar arrangement in the 1940's[/color]

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I have to say it's not much worse that the /5 and /6 tank fillers, especially those with a lock... :???:

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby Mjolinor » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:41 am

Hi

the tank filler scares the **** out of me, apparently a great uncle took his tackle off on a similar arrangement in the 1940's[/color]

George
I have to say it's not much worse that the /5 and /6 tank fillers, especially those with a lock... :???:

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Reduction in the number of people that ruin stuff can only be an improvement to the genome shirley?

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:44 am

Hi

the tank filler scares the **** out of me, apparently a great uncle took his tackle off on a similar arrangement in the 1940's[/color]

George
I have to say it's not much worse that the /5 and /6 tank fillers, especially those with a lock... :???:

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Darwin's theories at work.

Reduction in the number of people that ruin stuff can only be an improvement to the genome shirley?

Absolutely... and don't call me Shirley!!! There... I typed it. Promised myself I wouldn't but I couldn't resist :roll: .. :smile:

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby Mjolinor » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:46 am

Hook, line and sinker. :)

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Re: Worth a watch

Postby george baker » Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:33 pm

Hi
Shirley someone falls for it almost every time

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