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PostSubject: new member   Sun May 02, 2010 9:12 am

hey all, im ben from massey west AK
just bought my first bike, 250 virago, chopped up, just been painting it this weekend, be keen to roll with some others at some point
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Sun May 02, 2010 1:35 pm

whats happening dude,

welcome onboard, all the lads and lassie here more then willing to ride man, got any photos of your virago?

always good to see someone fresh aye
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Sun May 02, 2010 6:38 pm

Hey Ben. Good to see another Westie. The Wellington Crew were starting to outnumber us. Looking forward to seeing the bike. Those Viragos are srating to get popular as bobbers.

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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon May 03, 2010 1:21 pm

hey Ben, Im in Ranui, on an 883 but i'll ride with anyone.
any pics of your xv dude?
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:36 pm

sorry about the late reply fellas!

been so busy with the bike, workin out how it all works, so used to cars!

well i have just had the motor out over this long weekend for paint and just a general clean up

iv got another two month till i can ride, i lost my license and cant afford another 6months on top, missing the ol cars haha

heres a link

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000060894080#!/photo.php?pid=342274&id=100000060894080

this is it last week, im a hater on silver and chrome so its now all black, (back wheel and motor)

and heres a pic of when i first got it..

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000060894080#!/photo.php?pid=287115&id=100000060894080

yuck, too much chrome, too much silver haha
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:29 pm

best xv250 ive seen so far
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:52 pm

gud shit! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:36 pm

That’s actually been done quite well, be a nice ride. Cheers & welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:24 pm

fuck thanks so much!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=100000060894080#!/photo.php?pid=353834&id=100000060894080

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=100000060894080#!/photo.php?pid=353811&id=100000060894080

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=100000060894080#!/photo.php?pid=353828&id=100000060894080
(thanks to elboneshaker for the lid!)

just came up from the garage, a weekend well spent, stoked i got the motor all blacked out and an oil change done

im starting to get a real taste for bikes, i never really liked bikes, but after ive been working on mine, seeing what you cats have got going on, i've grown a real liking! SO easy to work on!

but now i have seen this triumph, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erqS3k5h58k

cant handle not owning one!

so cool

rides soon!
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:43 pm

that's a very cool triumph.
I'll give you my experience, it's not the same for everyone, and you may have a different experience & perception to mine, but i'll just give it anyway, disregard it or do what u like with it!
i started riding jappas in the 200-400cc range in my late teens & early 20's. Then I had time out until my 30's. That's when i tried jap cruisers like intruders & viragos. Then i had a triumph chopper. That had a completely rebuilt motor that started out oiltight but after not much riding leaked oil like anything. The motor always sounded like a bucket of bolts to me. It went ok tho. Apparently the triumph case edges were machined/polished in such a way that led to them leaking, but also some people say the actual cases themselves become porous. (The brit fanatics might correct me on that - Im no expert on the things).
Then i got an ironhead sportster. No other bike was like that. That was it for me. I found what i was looking for. An agricultural tractor-like bike that has gear changes that go 'clunk'. It didnt leak oil tho (was a '76).
Ive now got an evo sporty cos i wasnt into kick starting a 1000cc motor anymore. The gears are still quite clunky. So that's where i ended up. Im 47 now & had this sporty since early 06.
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:56 pm

Hey man can you post the pics to the forum, i cant seem to get the facebook ones to work
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:10 pm

Slaytanica wrote:
Hey man can you post the pics to the forum, i cant seem to get the facebook ones to work
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:32 pm

love ya bike,that looks real sweet....and topping it off with a metalflake lid,man I bet ya cant wait to ride it,if ya looking for a riding companion only live 15min away out in the country roads.gives a PM sometime if keen
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:44 pm

Cheers Brett, nice work Ben good choice in colour too.
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:34 pm

thanks brett, sorry i cant use comps any well, i only know how to post up links

thats interesting what u say about triumphs, i like to hear other peoples stories, definatly sounds like brit sorta shit to do, haha!
i just googled ironheads, the first one that popped up, woah! fucking awesome man. definatly cool.
also just found this http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e222/72Triumph/P1010099-1.jpg
fuck yeah thats so cool

definatly keen to ride! its a bastard having it locked up. tempting to just ride,
what area are u in ren? im next to westgate
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:50 pm

not particularly riding weather anyway,so don't beat yourself up too much....I live just out of riverhead so not far.Maybe catch ya after winter when you are back to legal status
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:05 pm

sweet. thats my mates old build. thought it would pop on here sooner or later. i remember picking that up with him as a stock standard xv.....fucking ugly standard.. he put a lot of hours and hard work into that bike, hope you enjoy it when your legal again.
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:43 pm

west end rotangs wrote:
thanks brett, sorry i cant use comps any well, i only know how to post up links

thats interesting what u say about triumphs, i like to hear other peoples stories, definatly sounds like brit sorta shit to do, haha!
i just googled ironheads, the first one that popped up, woah! fucking awesome man. definatly cool.
also just found this http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e222/72Triumph/P1010099-1.jpg
fuck yeah thats so cool

definatly keen to ride! its a bastard having it locked up. tempting to just ride,
what area are u in ren? im next to westgate

That bike is a Flyrite Smokin gun, pretty low aye. heres the other side too.



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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:12 pm

The Yamaha's looking real good. We got matching lids though. Bugger.

Doesn't everybody have an unfinished Smoking Gun project in their garage Laughing
I get back to finishing Sara's one next weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:43 pm

i know what it's like. I lost my license no less than 3 times 'back in the day'
What turned me back to bikes in my 30's was that I owned & drove a taxi for a couple of years. That time made me get so bored with driving cars. And Im still like that now. If the car is fast it helps a bit, but still nowhere near how i feel riding.
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:02 pm

Doesn't everybody have an unfinished Smoking Gun project in their garage Laughing
I get back to finishing Sara's one next weekend.[/quote]

No not everyone, But I see a lot more of them in the very near future. heehee
Hell might even get one meself. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:05 pm

You'll need two. An Evo to be reliable and an Ironhead to be cool Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: new member   Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:12 pm

Irishjon wrote:
You'll need two. An Evo to be reliable and an Ironhead to be cool Twisted Evil

I don't own enough tools to be that cool. cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:06 am

hows it Ben,welcome aboard! B

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The Yamaha's looking real good. We got matching lids though. Bugger.

nah Jon he got the Wine red. same as my one.
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PostSubject: Re: new member   Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:19 pm

yeah i saw one last night standard-fucking gross!

yeah simon is a good dude he seemed to have worked hard on it!

not really gonna be bigtime legal, just so i have a current drivers license haha
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