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Old 30-12-18, 12:44 PM   #11
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Just goes to show that you should never throw stuff away. Front brake line off an SV that I had lying around in the dark recesses of my shed. Hey presto, it fits perfectly. A nice little saving of 40

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Old 01-01-19, 08:42 AM   #12
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My NOS chain guard arrived from Indonesia yesterday, brilliant service saying that it was only ordered on Christmas Eve. Only 2 screws to fit, so took no time at all.



I'm keeping a tally on how much it's cost in parts & today it's topped 2000. I'm amazed saying that in 1979 I paid less than 700 for a brand new one.
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Old 01-01-19, 09:23 AM   #13
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Heh, in early 1982 my V-reg (1980) X5 was 299 from a dealer, with a Haynes manual thrown in
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Heh, in early 1982 my V-reg (1980) X5 was 299 from a dealer, with a Haynes manual thrown in
Aye, but them's thare days when you could go out of a night with a fiver, drink all night & still 'ave change for chips on the way home, thay knows
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Old 01-01-19, 04:50 PM   #16
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Aye, but them's thare days when you could go out of a night with a fiver, drink all night & still 'ave change for chips on the way home, thay knows
Well, I remember well that in 1981 a pint of Stella (which was posh lager back then ) was 65p ...
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Old 03-01-19, 08:03 PM   #17
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I spotted the holy grail of parts on Ebay on Christmas Day, so bought it straight away. This little lid is new/old stock again, but has to be the rarest part on an X5. I have been offered 100 for my 2nd hand one with holes in, so that has now been sold. It's a shame that my bikes going to be blue really.
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Old 13-01-19, 01:16 PM   #18
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I've decided that I need to get a life. Following on from the new tail lid, I've sold my old one for a nice profit, bought another 2nd hand one & sold the "new" old one for a tidy profit, which should pay for my paint, so a nice bonus for being a Billy No Mates that sits on Ebay all of the time
Anyway, on with the plot. I have bought another shed load of bits & am not far off completion. We now have mirrors screwed onto the handlebars, new bulbs in all the right orifices, a chain & sprocket kit fitted, spark plugs & caps in the motor & rubber mounts on the side panels. I plugged all of the electrics in & found that the fuse kept blowing, so I fitted a slightly larger fuse & the regulator rectifier decided to sizzle & go up in a puff of smoke before blowing the fuse again
Electrex do a new regulator for 12, so will call them tomorrow which will hopefully sort out the problem. All I'm waiting for now are the rear brake switch, a couple of nuts & bolts & then some paint, which I'm going to get tomorrow too from BS Supplies in Stoke. This time I'm staying away from rattle cans & heading over to a friend of mine that has a decent spray gun & huge garage for me to prep & spray it properly, so watch this space! My mate is a proper stickler for perfection, so it should be right when it's done.


















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Old 13-01-19, 02:40 PM   #19
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That is already so cool - when it's finished and riding down the road it's going to be epic as I'm sure it will look mint based on your last few builds.
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Whoah, this is getting exciting now! Can't wait to see this!
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