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Offline yawentong

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my bike
« on: May 07, 2016, 08:20:36 AM »
Hello All,
              I have finally got to the stage of finishing the old TX 500, it has been a relatively short rebuild only taking around 3 or so months. I went right through the old girl stripping it down completely and re-doing every thing that needed to be done, by either replacing or rebuilding.
Probably the part that required the most research and finding was the balancer chain, finally tracked down the right size from a cam chain you get in those little pit bikes. I have only ridden it for about 5 kms but will be taking it for a longer ride next weekend with a few other older bikes and blokes, so far the bike starts first pop idles and accelerates like a charm, and does everything that it should, I am quite pleased with the outcome.
Will let you know after the 200 km ride next week.  Andy
73 TX 500 , 84 RD 250 LC, 85 RZ 350, 2004 T100 Bonny, 2005 BMW F650GS, 72 Kawasaki S2 350, 1927 BSA Sloper 500 Outfit

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Re: my bike
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 05:18:59 PM »
Great work Andy. I love that color that we didn't get here in the States. The bike is fine but a little work on the camera focus would be good.

Guy
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Re: my bike
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 06:13:32 AM »
Hi Guy,
            You are absolutely right about the camera, a brand new one and I can't drive it yet, I will take some outside on a sunny day and re -post. ( after I've been around the block a couple of times on the camera )
The paint was pretty hard to match but I think I got it fairly close.
73 TX 500 , 84 RD 250 LC, 85 RZ 350, 2004 T100 Bonny, 2005 BMW F650GS, 72 Kawasaki S2 350, 1927 BSA Sloper 500 Outfit

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Re: my bike
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 03:24:06 AM »
Beautiful bike!