Post by Slabsideian on Oct 22, 2015 22:44:02 GMT 1
Hi to all. Well, long story short: bought my standard mars bar 350lc back in 1991, wrote it off not too long afterwards, rebuilt it not long after that with straightened frame and forks, black smoothrited frame, forks, engine and anything else that could be smoothrited (best diy paint ever) tuned engine with new Pistons, painted mk1 escort purple velvet with bikini fairing, ledar pipes and various other bits and pieces. Ran it in etc, went well then broke down due to the woodruff key coming out of the generator. Removed the engine to smoothrite the frame yellow (?) passed my car test and there it sat ever since (circa 1993/94) So........ Some 22 years later after watching Bruce ansti on tv going round the TT track on a yzr500 like stink I got my mojo working and wheeled it from my parents house to mine ]to start a rebuild. After some looking about on t'internet I fancied something a bit different so here we go......
Post by Slabsideian on Oct 22, 2015 23:41:18 GMT 1
Carbs are away being sonic cleaned and got some good ol' black smoothrite on the head and barrels today. Stan stephens said it's cool to paint them before I send them to him, he will be as careful as possible when working on them. I'm just getting itchy fingers waiting for bits to turn up so wanna crack on with something
Hi Welcome to the forum. Looks like your Lc has survived it's hibernation pretty well - even the tank doesn't look too bad. It's great that you kept it - so many of us sold our bikes to get a first car . Lots of hybrid builds in the resto section if you need inspiration. Brace yourself for the cost of some parts though - 80s/90s parts prices are a distant dream !! Good luck and look forward to your progress.
Post by Slabsideian on Nov 17, 2015 23:48:37 GMT 1
Rgv front and rear end modifications done and waiting my collection from Nk racing. Dropped the complete engine off to Mark Dent (performance fabrications) for rebuild/tune and probably loads of other stuff now I've seen what he does.... Wow Came to a bit of a standstill for a few weeks but all of s sudden we are off again. I'll get some pics on as it progresses
Post by Slabsideian on Nov 19, 2015 20:14:42 GMT 1
Oooohhhhhh Ello my good buddy/work colleague and major builder of my ...... Well everything really went and picked up my bits from NK yesterday Rgv250 front and rear ends modifications all done plus new bearings etc and a couple of goodies
Post by Slabsideian on Nov 23, 2015 19:15:56 GMT 1
Stuck front and back in roughly just to make sure all is well. I got some tarozzi rear sets but looks like the side stand is gonna be right in the way (and looks shite to be honest). Has anyone replaced/moved or modified their side stand? I'd like to just bolt something on rather than cutting welding etc. Any ideas I would be grateful. Ta