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PostSubject: Gidday fullas   Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:13 pm

Gidday.

I saw this forum recently and spent ages reading projects etc and it impressed the hell outta me.

Ive ridden on and off for about 18 years. No road bike at the mo cause I went racing for a few years in motards and buckets. Im trying to sell my last race bike - KTM motard. Im over fast street bikes.

I was a car mechanic for 12 years and have done some work in basic fabrication and also worked as a fitter for a bit, helped my mate build a Dodge hemi rod last year. I want to learn to TIG and metal shape.
Making stuff to fix machines and patch up trace cars aint like pretty custom bike stuff.


I want a bobber or project bike so Ill keep my eyes open. The what I want vs can afford gap is the common issue but so many bikes seem to customize well.

see yas on the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Gidday fullas   Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:15 pm

Welcome aboard Cletus. Sounds like you have the bug that so many others on here are suffering from Laughing There's nothing quite like building something with your bare hands, very satisfying indeed. Good luck to ya and keep us up to date with your new purchase.
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PostSubject: Re: Gidday fullas   Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:49 am

Hey Cletus. Nice to have you on here. Get some pics up when you find that project. There will be lots of people on here that will be able to help.

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Gidday fullas   Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:40 pm

Cheers.

Ill keep hunting. I tried to get a cheap car today so I can sell my purdy one to get some coin but it was a dawg.

Oh well I wanted to fly to and from Wellie anyway - not Rolling Eyes

I was thinking about a GN250 but Im a lanky bloke - about 6'3". I dont want my knees inside my elbows.

Any lanky pants got a suggestion?

My knuckle/pan dream will have to wait. Such is life eh.
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PostSubject: Re: Gidday fullas   Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:48 am

Have a look at some of the Honda Rebels that Brett777 has built. Bigger than a GN and a fair few around.

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PostSubject: Re: Gidday fullas   Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:25 pm

welcome, ape's and flats stop your knees hitting.. im 6'2

cheers, look sharp there a bit out there, SR's are better to chop than Go Nastys and you can go to 400's and 650's with some with the new learners and eco wise...

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Gidday fullas   Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:29 pm

Cheers for the info.

Ive had a full for about 17 years - just being a cheapskate Razz
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