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Thanks for the compliments everybody,
in answer to one question... the tank was from a 1978 honda cg125 and the seat i made myself out of fiberglass, was a real pain!!!!
 

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What a beatiful retro looking back lane scratcher

Even with the TKCs on you'll have great fun on the twisties pushing sportsbike riders

My mate recently had an XBR500 in similar trim. I used to race with him many years ago for different manufacturers and sponsors. Up to 100 mph he would blitz many a sportsbike rider
 

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My initial idea was to restore my tired old dommie but thought it would be a more interesting project to build my very own custom jobbie:D

First to go was three inches from the rear subframe uprights and the addition of a frame loop.
Next was the addition of a 19 inch front wheel from an slr 650 which lowered the whole thing nicely.
 

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Next on the list was basically refurbing with lots of new bits - brakes, bearings, motor rebuild and paint etc etc.
The exhaust was made by a guy in the states called jon easton(jemco exhaust ltd), his workshop turns out flattrack performance pipes for allsorts of bikes and was a reasonable £300 incl delivery! Only downside was i had to wait four months for it as he is very busy.
It makes an awesome deep growling sound and was the look i was after.
The tank came from an old cg125, the seat was home made out of fiberglass as was the piece behind it.
The headlight came from trail tech u.s. as did the speedo unit which has very handy oil temp guage facility.
I painted everything myself in my shed and hey presto! 6 months later it lives:sunny:
Goes like stink :p handles ok and brakes well too due to the weight loss.
 

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The tyres are continental twinduro's have to say they are pretty good with little vibration and excellent road holding. Reckon that wouldn't be the case in the wet though!:eek:
 

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I would find that impossible to ride.

Namely because I'd always be sitting on the ground next to it, gawking at it!!!

It is very nice... I like...is good!!
 
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