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    A bodger is born.

    Greetings from Denmark.
    A few months I posted a picture of my sons latest project.

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    This one has been on hold as jnr has spent all his money getting his other one sorted.
    I donated a pair of CX silencers as the originals are donald ducked and told jnr he can have them if he can make em fit so it can pass its mot....
    As the bike is at his mums place , I showed him how to make a cardboard template ,cutting it and shaping it to size which he went home and did.
    Here are pictures of my sons very first bodge and I must admit ,I taught him well, I think.
    Bearing in mind he has no workshop ,hardly any tools apart from what I have bought him and he did it in his mums greenhouse.

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    I think its not a bad job for his first ever bodge , I might see if help me design a bracket to support my flatside on my Dommie so the carb boot dont split....
    Good to know that our kids listen sometimes huh?
    What do think chaps ,a bodger in the making?...

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    Re: A bodger is born.

    definitely where's the photo of the finished job fitted
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    Thats bodging alright
    is that a bit of bodger seniors favorite bodging material, the danish road sign ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick in brum View Post
    Thats bodging alright
    is that a bit of bodger seniors favorite bodging material, the danish road sign ?
    Nah! ,that is something I BOUGHT from the local hardware store pre-drilled as Danish road signs are made from 3mm Aluminium and would probably break.

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    This is the only picture he has of the bike with the CX 500 pipes on ,he will be bringing the brackets here tomorrow so he can paint them and fit them back on his bike after easter , balance the carbs then MOT time.
    Its very helpful when his boss who hes been working for is mates with the MOT tester..

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    Not impressed with the exhaust clamp but it will do until his new ones arrive from Ebay..

    One fun fact about Denmark is you only have to take your bike for its MOT one time and it only gets another MOT if you sell it to someone else..If you keep the bike ,it dont need to be tested again as long as you own it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 650 Fred View Post
    definitely where's the photo of the finished job fitted
    There you go Fred.

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    Looks as good as if I did it for him.
    Just needs a couple of 10mm nuts to finish the job.

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    Hes gone from a bodger to a professional by applying paint to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 650 Fred View Post
    Hes gone from a bodger to a professional by applying paint to it
    Heat resistant paint no less.....
    I am sure he will be chuffed to bits when I tell him that ,he is rather pleased with himself ,learning something useful, keeps him out of mischief...
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    Re: A bodger is born.

    My son had a bit of bad news regarding his DT125...(bottom end rumble)
    Rather than let it get him down he has focused on stripping the carbs of his XS, ultrasounded them and spent today got them balanced and close to spot on.
    Heres his latest video of his 2nd bike running which seems to be ok, he just wants to set the mixture spot on.
    He wants different pipes because the ones on it are off my CX 500 ,does anyone have an old pair of Dunstalls or replicas they are not using and would like to sell, I think the XS would sound cool with Dunstalls on...



    Once its spot on he is going to mot it and then take theengine out of his DT for a full strip down and inspection...

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    Re: A bodger is born.

    Quote Originally Posted by scouseviking View Post
    My son had a bit of bad news regarding his DT125...(bottom end rumble)
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    Oh dear , have you checked for play in the flywheel up/down , side to side, its a good indicator of main bearing condition,
    good news is those little two smokers are a piece of cake to take apart,
    about a hundred years ago when i was a fresh faced 17 year old i pulled my dt175 engine apart in my bedroom for new mains and crank seals,
    had the engine out , bottom end rebuilt and back in the bike over a weekend
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    Re: A bodger is born.

    when I was 17 I wasn't pulling engines apart in my bedroom . I was pulling things in my bedroom just not engines . closest I got was holding a flash light while a friend of mine put a top end on my Honda 50 cub in a neighbours hen house when I was 16 . that xs sounds good I had two of them and a Honda 400four I wouldn't mind another xs 400 or another twin from that era I would like is a Suzuki gs 425 in red .

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