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Old 08-11-18, 07:49 AM   #31
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Ha ha! That looks like it might be loud!
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Old 08-11-18, 09:12 AM   #32
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I've just picked up a polishing wheel set for my hand drill from Lidl that they're selling at the moment. Just in case it's of any use
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Old 09-11-18, 06:25 AM   #33
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I've just picked up a polishing wheel set for my hand drill from Lidl that they're selling at the moment. Just in case it's of any use
I have a polishing wheel already, something that I've had for years & hardly ever used. I think that it might get hammered now
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Ha ha! That looks like it might be loud!
They're fairly quiet to be honest Gaz. I had to fit them to see how well they fitted & it would have been rude not to fire it up wouldn't it? Trouble was, it was 6:30am, so don't think the neighbours agreed


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I'll see if they will buff up, if not I think that they will be going black


So, as stated just, I had to trial fit the Allspeeds. They were "brand new" as described & they even came with the original Gibson decals in a separate bag. When I was a pimply, fat 17 year old oik I always wanted a set of Microns or Allspeeds for my X5, but could never afford them, so I was transported back to 1979 & I was 17 again.
6am on Thursday & I'm in my shed, spanners in hand fitting them to the bike. The quality is there to be seen & everything lined up perfectly & only took about 10 minutes to fit.









Saying that these pipes were nearly 40 years old, they are in really good condition. I have a feeling that they had surface rust on them that the Danish owner had cleaned off before shipping due to the wire wheel marks visible in the steel. I'm going to see if they will buff up, if not i have some High temp paint that I used to spray my boss's Red Rocket exhaust with that looks nice, so we'll see.
Now, it was 6:30am & I couldn't resist fitting the tank & firing the bike up to see how she sounded. A few prods on the kickstart & she fired into life, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up, I'm one happy boy
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Old 09-11-18, 07:31 AM   #34
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That sound takes me back a few years. I never had two strokes but quite a lot of folks I knew did back in the 70s and 80s.
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Old 09-11-18, 07:35 AM   #35
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That sound takes me back a few years. I never had two strokes but quite a lot of folks I knew did back in the 70s and 80s.
Same here, back to the 1980's

Never owned a two stroke then, loaned a friend my cg125 so she had something a bit easier to pass her test on, I had her RD200 for a couple of days. That was a wild machine compared the the CG
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Old 09-11-18, 07:26 PM   #36
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Bet your neighbours love you doing that a silly o'clock! Sounds awesome, reminds me of my old RGV 250L. Miss that bike.
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Old 17-11-18, 05:48 PM   #37
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Bet your neighbours love you doing that a silly o'clock! Sounds awesome, reminds me of my old RGV 250L. Miss that bike.
It was only for 30 seconds, haven't had any complaints
Painted the cans today as they wouldn't polish up

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Nice! I can't wait to see and hear this in the flesh (we'll, the metal, anyway!).
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Been busy with other things of present, so not had too much time for the bike. I have finished the silencers this evening. A 2nd coat of high temp paint, end caps polished & stickers applied. Hopefully, she'll have some tyres next week

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Looking good Col. Bet you can't wait for it to be finished and a decent day to get it out for a spin!
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