bikes in ditchs

Most of my bikes are safety stored in the ditch, no idea how they’ll survive once i have my own shed. buggers will probably never start.

take my runner 180


fork chrome shot, rubber on the filter of the kart airbox cracked, seats a bit buggered, front wheel (not the tyre) won’t keep the air in.


kick it over a few time to fill the carb with three year old petrol, clean the rust off the plug, started third kick. no sweat.


This? not really a problem, pm55 on the way! moar power!


pm55 won’t come with a silencer, but i got loads, dug this short one first, its a chamber type.


The carbon one is from a aprilla rs125, straight tru. worst looking too, so it’ll look just right.


Found the tzr250 anti-rocking bar, gotta repair the engine cases where this bolts to first before i mount the rear part.

XTDR250 – an update? impossibru!

So the other day the quad was welded up badly.


Currently we struggling to get the shagged tyres off it.


An update on the XTDR250? i was gonna weld something today and this didn’t need a flat surface.
this plate was there just to hold the sub frame in roughly the right place


hope it was all straight coz’ it’s going fecking nowhere now.


of course all the nice welds are where you won’t see em, and i blew a hole right in your eyeline.
all the usual small stuff todo now, carbs, spark, silencers, brakes. do wheelies.

only been 5 and half years to get to this point.

Ubuntu Phone

the tl:dr is crap gui, nice filesystem, good hardware, android bits everywhere, much hope(prayers) for future gui/os forks.


3ma got stripped for race bike bits, forgot how gorgeous it is under the plastic.


2xt rear rim finally installed, ted seems to be serious about going track-daying, next will have to start the yzf, but next week i’ll be off drugs again, that means another three weeks until i get the mental game into fix bikes gear.


two two strokes.

Got the rover started, small leak from the copper washer on the drain bung. also the flapper on the exhaust was open the whole month or so it was off the road, queue buckets of black sooty water splattered everywhere, excellent.


obama agrees. awesome tzr250 oil pump which i have spent forever looking for.


So awesome i fitted it straight away, god i love ebay.


so next up was some welding to the xtdr, front mount was started and tak welded in place.


Chopped out a rusty bit of the rear grab rail.


then chopped out a replacement bit of rail from a tdr 125.


Fitted in ok, but the rot was further along the rail then i though, so instead of cutting it out (no time) i plated it, not so nice but at least it’s strong.


Even managed to bolt on one of the pipe, it’ll be running in no time (ha!)


Getting ready for winter.

Honda 50cc trails bike, so tinchy. only let down on this jewel is the steel rims.

TDR pipes have arrived! got em for €112, bargain!

Dug out the xtdr.

They miss the tank and the petrol tap, the hardest to mod, the frame how ever is getting the chop, no biggie, it’s all ready mauled.

New tyres all round again for me, pirelli dragon evo 150/60, whipped off a sumo bike that seemed never to have been leant over? lots of chewing up in the centre section from engine braking.€60 bargain.

I though i had a dragon evo front to match, but no it’s actually a dragon supercorsa, yay more track tyres in winter.

Also fitted the black exhaust pipe, quite on idle, raspy on accel and the fueling is right again. Gotta fit a new fork seal next week no excuses!

something got finished (fuck titles)

Rightly tired now, not sure why i took a pic of a blaster 200 a couple of days a go. it certainly won’t fit in a rxs.

Mostly finished the busa today.

Both side are on to stay, dead battery now tsk.

In a burst of energy, i spotted the xtdr needed a head light. so i put it on, taa daa!

Got a job btw, yep working in the body shop in town, expect second hand makeup applied to bikes soon.

Sad News :(

Starting a full time CAD course next monday, 32 weeks of study means no work done. all projects moth balled. Might do something interesting in CAD and post that, clean finger nails for the next 8 months or as long as i can stay away from the shed.

Another surprise in the garage, streetfightered gsxr1100

Too cheap for proper bars? can’t imagine the brake/clutch reservoirs work very well either.

I’d have a standard one please, where the hell is he going with that rear brake pedal?.

I leave my bike at teds place for one night.

XTDR250, rear mounts done.

Inner mount tack welded in.

Outer mount weled up beatifully.

Then it went a bit wrong, welded the inner mount outside in the bright sun and it was a fine weld just a bit tow much to the mount side rather then in the middle.

Outer mount bolted in with two m8’s, this is so we can take the engine in and out with the solid subframe.

Inner mount all welded back again properly, lot’s of heat went into it so it bent a tiny bit. worried that it was bent all over the place so i chucked the engine into the frame to check alignment.

Held up the front with rope and lo! the chain run was fine 😀

standard tzr250 pipes are not gonna work

Not a lotta space for a high up rad. low rad will catch a lotta crap from the front wheel.

Looks like it could wheely away forever.

XTDR250, rear mount.

Looking at tdr pics on the net, I should have loads of space for tdr250 pipes, only concern is the width of the frame near the stingers.

Bought a new m10 drill bit, old one was extremely worn and got started on the rear engine mounts.

One down, will weld this in on Thursday.

Second one half done, making this one a bolt in job because i decided to weld in the subframe and needed the clearance to get the engine out again in the future.

XTDR250, clamped in jig.

Other day i chopped off the this badly welded on foot peg. Haven’t put it back on yet.

Today i turned up with this, now i can use the very powerful pillar drill to make holes in my 6mm thick steel 🙂

Missing this spacer, probably gonna have to make a new one.

Engine all blocked up and level, frame now clamped at the rear.

used two blocks of wood to make sure the engine was aligned properly to the frame, will change these for some thing smaller later, gotta get the engine further back.

I needed the rear wheel on so i could sort the chain run, that made the rear very heavy so i put the front wheel on too, this reveled that the chassis wasn’t quite on the level so i raised the front of the engine again so it should be level in the frame when it’s finally on its wheels.

Cute little clamps i bought ages ago coming in handy.

Used a front spacer temporally on the back to align the wheel.

now gotta find out what squat i need, at the moment the axle to the sprocket is 10cm and the sprocket up to the squat line is 3cm, once the static sag is taken up  that 3 cm will drop quite a lot so i gotta figure out what exactly i need before i start welding.

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