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quick update, first one in a few years

BigBen

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quick update, first one in a few years
« on: April 03, 2019, 04:25:11 PM »
alright chaps? what have a i missed??
got a new bike, pics to follow. and finally got round to throwing an engine in my blade streetfighter project. sellers on ebay were charging an absolute fortune for them so i waited until i was offered the 1996/1997 engine for free. a lad from the bike club picked it up for me as i'm currently sporting a broken foot, (semi bike related injury) and then had the nice job of fitting it by myself with no lifting equipment. it can be done! just takes a long time!! enjoy






Radar

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Re: quick update, first one in a few years
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 08:43:00 PM »
Good to hear from you again Ben! It has been a while! I always enjoyed reading about your many and varied projects! Great work getting a free engine

Re: quick update, first one in a few years
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 04:16:57 PM »
Ben! How's it hanging buddy? All good here thanks.

Nice to see you're still keeping the projects going. The blade looks cool, even like that. Reckon you'll be finishing it over the summer now the lump is in?

BigBen

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Re: quick update, first one in a few years
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 08:49:05 PM »
Aye its good to be back Radar, got a bit bored of facebook groups to be fair. too much BS not enough quality substance.

yeah not too bad thanks ID, lots has changed since i was here last. in my personal life as well as the forum, its looking great! nice work! nah i wont be getting it finished this summer, still a few bits i need that are quite expensive and in about three weeks we are expecting my daughter to be born so the bike will be on hold again but for good reason. i still have a lot of work to do to the ZX10R and i'm sure you all remember i have a major soft spot for the 2004/2005 ZX10Rs.

i never thought i'd ever be able to afford another one but i found it on ebay for next to nothing. the seller had been riding it when the chain had snapped, the chain luckily missed him, went through the carbon hugger, through the bottom of the seat, through the battery tray, through the top of the seat oh and through the engine! he had actually purchased and sort of fitted the new engine (nothing was tight so i stripped the bike fully and started again) but he couldn't get it running. i spent a while scratching my head and trying pretty much all my tricks to get her running, turned out the sub loom going to the coils wasn't fully clipped in. schoolboy error...but as i say it was absolutely rock bottom price i won it for. it had more money in the aftermarket parts that were fitted than the bike cost so it was a win for me.

bought it in july 2018 and had tickets for a bike rally in august that the missis and I wanted to attend so got her rebuilt in record time, passed the MOT with a couple of days to spare! if anyone wants to know the work that has gone into her i shall compile a list. but for now i shall leave you to enjoy my ramblings :D take care all.

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Re: quick update, first one in a few years
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 11:46:22 PM »
I prefer the forum layout to FB too Ben