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Are you sure your not from Liverpool Alias?It sounds like you got a bit of scouse blood in you.....:grin::grin::grin:
this ye scouse lads have lots of Irish in ye years ago lads caught the boat across to escape the hardship and misfortune of living hear times were even harder back then . when the got to Liverpool they asked around would there be ara bit work going so they got a bit a work carrying the hod and that then they got some digs and when they had a few pound in the pocket off out for a few pints . and like men the world over when the beer goggles were on they started saying things like oh be god now she's a fine ****ing bird would you have a drink with me and they ended up cross breeding and the rest is history :grin: but on a more serious note I was just admiring me new sledge it is like new no work at all done I never seen one as nice . only about a week ago I found a piece of pipe about 18 inch long I think its for a pto shaft for a tractor and a few months ago I found a galvanised piece of mounting plate for a side reflector on a hgv right on a round about . come to think of it there was a dodgy looking bastard sat on the armaco barrier close by maybe hoping to steal a vehicle ? I have found block's of timber sods of turf for the fire big hgv style ratchet straps / ratchet's like brand new a kangol flat cap like a golfer wear gave it to the brother and the funniest of all a boot full and back seat enough to sow the back of a big saloon car to the road of 2 litre bottles of pepsi cola must have been about 30 gallons all in . at first I had scooped up half of what was just beyond a round about what a couple pulled up I said I have half of what was hear ye can have the rest . yer man told me I was a decent man and off I went to find plenty of more people scooping it up along the road and a while later I came upon the mother load in one shot that's what over loaded the car . I also found a Stanley claw hammer well used but a lifetime left in it . and a rabbit at about 1 am it was still warm so into the boot with it and I had a grand rabbit stew the next day it was fine eating . I also picked up an insane woman hitching on the road years ago I didn't skin her and cook her but I did stuff her but that's a whole other story ;)
 

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i would like to clarify that I did not know the insane bird I stuffed and mounted not like taxidermy was cracked at the time . the road can be pretty dicey once while out for a run with a buddy who had recently become a father and only rode occasionally and I had backed off from well over the ton 130/140 on the old main road before the motorways were built to about 50 mph to wait for him I hit a big cows hip joint some slap off it fine job I had backed off . I knew a fella hit a sugar beet years ago before they shut the factory's they though he would never walk again . I am not mad for night riding at all I went straight out over a big sheep dog another time going handy he had disappeared when I went to check on him . very cold spell coming and I was planning on hitting the shed to tidy it and organise it get rid of stuff and set it up for getting the bikes ready to rock n roll . tax is out on both and one needs a chain and sprocket set tyres changing and new break pads fitting and servicing the brakes on both the transalp needs a new air filter too by right . cabin fever is taking it grip I am losing it slowly but surely . I haven't been on a bike in four months probably . I saw a gritting truck drive past the other night its a necessary evil but it dissolves bikes :mad:
 

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I get the old cabin fever big time around this time of year but this year I have been as happy as a pig in a s hit pit coz I been working on my Triumph...
This weekend I decided to wire up my Pazon electronic ignition and my new reg/rectifier and was pretty chuffed with my handy work but yesterday I had to dis-connect it all and take my coils off again.
I found a bloke on the interweb making these out of old copper that fell off the back of a lorry..

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The old Triumphs are famous for leaking oil from the rocker box gaskets and this fella makes them himself on his computer controlled waterjet cutter for £15 a pair plus postage which is a cracking price so I decided to take the Pazon and coils off so I can get the rocker boxes off.
The great thing about them being made of copper is they dont compress like the old paper ones and fail every time you do 100 miles on your bike and it also means that you dont have to set your valve clearances every month or so.
It seems like a sensible modification as it dont look like winter is quite done yet here in Denmark and the local council is using salt faster than a 1000 chip shops.
Once I got the the copper gaskets installed and the Pazon hooked up again its just a matter of wiring up the headlights, filling the bike with oil and coat the inside of my petrol tank with some Tapox tank sealer and then take it outside when the weather is warmer and make the old Triumph fire up for the first time in 25 years.
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I am going to take a break from bike building for the rest of the year and plan to go and enjoy myself out on my old Triumph with the check pattern that you that look like the old Gardas helmet band.......:grin::grin::grin:

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only started watching this but it's enjoyable make you want go out in the shed and open the tool box :thumbright: I used to be a zed head for years but the piss poor anchors and the way I rode I got fed up of sliding down the road on my ass . I wouldn't mind a Suzuki gs 1000 s ice cream van but one worth having is stupid money now hope you all enjoy this clip . stick in any random clips or thoughts in this thread seems its only me a scouse these days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ2STR_vD9g
 

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Do it Alias, go get a fixer upper.
I have taken a bit of a break from my Triumph project due to health problems but still expect it to be ready for summer...
My son has been busy on his own bike.
His XS 400 came with 27bhp as standard but I managed to find him a NOS camshaft to bring it up to normal spec, 38bhp.
Jnr has taken his bike into college to fit the camshaft as my workshop is a bit full.
I suggested he replace the camchain as he is fitting a new camshaft and replace the piston rings and hone the cylinder.
He is also refurbing the head with a valve re-grind and he has re-cut the valve seats...
I know this isnt an AT or a Transalp so thats probably why there is not much interest but it is about fixing bikes and I am surprised about the lack of interest.
Here are some photos anyway of my sons bike being fixed at the Danish taxpayers expense in a Danish college workshop free of charge except for the spare parts...:thumbup:
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He just needs his rings and camchain and its all good to go back together with another 11bhp added.
It might not be much power to us old timers but to a 19 yr old who gets his full bike licence in July, its quite an improvement to a cracking classic bike, improves his knowledge of bodgering and its a bike that he will have no problem selling if he wants to move onto something more adventurous.
The best part is he gets paid a wage for studying and working on his own bike which beats the hell out of having his nose buried in a smart phone all day long or hanging round in gangs and getting into mischief like a lot of kids his age....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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My sons teacher told him once its all back together he is going to let him use the college dyno and teach him about all that technical stuff.
I know its only 38bhp but dont you wish you were 19 yrs old again and given a dyno to play with?
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I wouldn't mind a Suzuki gs 1000 s ice cream van but one worth having is stupid money now
I've still got my old GS thou, i bought it 30 years ago when i was a long haired 21 year old hooligan ,
it had 19,000 miles on the clock when i bought it , got around 90,000 on it now and just about everything on it is worn out,
not been used since 2005 when i bought my xjr1300 , been in the mother in laws garage since then,
think it could be my next project after i've finished the Triumph 500,
i'll see if i can find an old pic
 

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Jnr scouse is getting a good education there, must be great to have a workshop like that at your disposal ,
one of those bike lifts would come in very handy, crawling around the garage floor with my knackered knees and back is starting to feel like hard work
 

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Jnr scouse is getting a good education there, must be great to have a workshop like that at your disposal ,
one of those bike lifts would come in very handy, crawling around the garage floor with my knackered knees and back is starting to feel like hard work
Dont get me started about crawling around on the floor, If I could have afforded a hydraulic lift and had the workshop space I would have had one by now.
Just look at the photo of Jnrs shiny stainless work table for plonking his bits on, bloody luxury I tell ya...:D
When I was his age back in the dark ages ,we never had the luxury of a ventilated climate controlled workshop with a dyno...
We were quite happy sitting on the driveway in snowdrifts and blizzards with one set of spanners and lump hammer....
Kids today dont know they are born ,internet, smart phones, heated bike workshops etc etc......
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Jnrs teacher had to go to a meeting and left Jnr alone in the workshop.
He had finished lapping his valves and didnt want to start assembly of the head until tomorrow when he will be fed and rested so he dicided to tart his carb tops up on the big kick ass polishing machine...
Whatever happened to a whole day with wet and dry or wire wool, a six pack and/or some herbal fags?........:clown::clown::clown:
 

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I've still got my old GS thou, i bought it 30 years ago when i was a long haired 21 year old hooligan ,
it had 19,000 miles on the clock when i bought it , got around 90,000 on it now and just about everything on it is worn out,
not been used since 2005 when i bought my xjr1300 , been in the mother in laws garage since then,
think it could be my next project after i've finished the Triumph 500,
i'll see if i can find an old pic
Here we go my old GS thou, the bike i rode the wheels off for 15 years,
despite having the braced alloy swinging arm, alloy fork brace and steering damper it still flexed and gyrated around corners, must have been the frame made of pipe cleaners :D Harris pipe, alloy bell mouths and all black paint job all helped to terrify old ladies and keep nice girls at a safe distance
I love this bike its tied to so many great memories

 

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Here we go my old GS thou, the bike i rode the wheels off for 15 years,
despite having the braced alloy swinging arm, alloy fork brace and steering damper it still flexed and gyrated around corners, must have been the frame made of pipe cleaners :D Harris pipe, alloy bell mouths and all black paint job all helped to terrify old ladies and keep nice girls at a safe distance
I love this bike its tied to so many great memories

Back in 1981 I bought the GSX 750E version with around 80 bhp.
I had no problems with it and it handled fantastic.
I ended up touring Germany on it and forgot to come back to blighty, I stayed down in Bavaria for almost 10 years which was a great place for touring on a bike like this...
I would gladly have another one...
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I think they did a GSX 1100E as well.
I would have thought that bike would be a bad girl magnet Nick...:D:D:D.It might be worth fixing up as it looks like it has plenty of life left in it.....:thumbup:
 

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Jnr has been spending the Danish taxpayers money again today, not bad for a first attempt...:thumbup:
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Now he just has to put it back together again and get it working next week when his rings and cam chain arrive.....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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Back in 1981 I bought the GSX 750E version with around 80 bhp.
I had no problems with it and it handled fantastic.
I ended up touring Germany on it and forgot to come back to blighty, I stayed down in Bavaria for almost 10 years which was a great place for touring on a bike like this...
I would gladly have another one...
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I think they did a GSX 1100E as well.
I would have thought that bike would be a bad girl magnet Nick...:D:D:D.It might be worth fixing up as it looks like it has plenty of life left in it.....:thumbup:
A mate of mine had a GSX750 just like yours , we used to look like the suzuki owners club when we all went for a ride together, had 3 mates with GS750'S another with a GS550 with a 650 top end and one mate with a monoshocked streetfightered GS1000

I would have thought my GS would have been a babe magnet too, maybe it was the fact i looked like the fifth member of Black Sabbath that put them off :D

Here's a pic from the week i bought it before i removed the indicators , mirrors etc and painted it all black, taken in the landrover car park by a work mate



what a cool dude hey :D hair down to my arse, led zeppelin t shirt, big mean looking machine,
my hair is about an inch long these days, grey and thinning :sad2:
 

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what a cool dude hey :D hair down to my arse, led zeppelin t shirt, big mean looking machine,
my hair is about an inch long these days, grey and thinning :sad2:
Nah mate, I think you look more like an overweight Marc Bolan, No tattoos or skulls or crosses so a bit of a girly vibe tbh......:D:D:D
 

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My son is putting the finishing touches touches to his bike...
Basically a top end re-build and fit a 38bhp camshaft instead of the German 27bhp...
I dont think it will make the bike any faster in the top end but it should gain more speed in the mid range.
Once they have warmed the bike up his teacher said he can have a go on the colleges vintage dyno....Should be fun.
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I must admit he has improved quite a bit since the days of his first bike....Time flies when your having fun.

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At least he aint hanging out with gangs on street corners doing drugs and getting into trouble......touch wood...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Probably want another project now.....:D:D:D
 
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