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  • The Dionysus Project (Aprilia ETX 125 Rotax 122)

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    CalumC

    Now that the engine is done, I suppose it's best I return back to the frame. I've contacted another local powdercoaters who are able to do the work for me and it'll be dropped off tomorrow. Fingers crossed they do a pucker job this time.

    This is it as of yesterday, it hasn't been touched since I got it back from the coaters.

    My garage is also very warm as it houses the gas boiler which means it's toasty in there all year round.

    Meanwhile I saw this cheeky swinging arm over in Italy for a measily £50...

    Now despite already buying and refurbishing an aluminium swinging arm, at no small expense I might add, I do prefer the styling of this arm. I wanted this arm originally, as this is what you'll find on the MX, however the one on the MX uses a special kind of dog bone which I could not source for love nor money. However this one came fitted with the same dog bones that you'd find on the RX/SX/ETX and claims it came off an RX. So I snagged it.

    Dimensions wise it all checks out the same as the one I originally bought, so there should be no issues with spacers, clearances or alignment.

    It's a lovely bit of kit and a few minutes on a basic polisher shows how good it can come out.

    I'll be sending it away for vapor blasting and new bearings have been ordered.

    Question is? To polish or not to polish?

    I'm looking forward to getting this bike reassembled and back on the road.

  • The Helios Project (Aprilia RS 125 Rotax 122 Biaggi Race Replica)

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    HOTSHOT IIIH

    @Calum Love seeing these Mitos with RD engines fitted, it's kind of how the 350LC/YPVS would look if Yamaha released a modern version today.

    I think the 999Lazer YouTube channel would be up for featuring this bike, it's predominantly a MX channel but they've been branching out lately to anything two-stroke, recently they did a comparison between the Langen Two Stroke and a 30-year-old V-Twin TZR250 and they've done some other road-going stuff:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6rGpiTzYGQ&t=2s

    Helios looking good as well!!

  • Honda CRM125

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    what are the four restrictions?

  • The Hermes Project (Cagiva Raptor 125)

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    CalumC

    @ZKJE101 Hi bud,

    Not sure if you're still interested in these? Access to my lathe has been removed for the moment, so I've taken one off of my Cagiva and gave it to an engineering firm to knock up a set for you if you would like them?

    Unfortunately, these are not CNC'd and he said it'll take 2 hours to make. Like mine, it'll be turned by hand. I'm having another set made for myself and asked to make a set for you as well.

    If you're interested let me know, engineering firms are shut for the holidays now, so won't see anything until next year.

    Cheers,

    Calum

  • The Chronos Project (Aprilia RS 125 Rotax 122 Jorge Lorenzo Race Replica)

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    CalumC

    Small updates, rear sets refurbished and fitted.

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    Brand new OEM Genuine handle bars fitted.

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    A quick five minutes with the buffer just to bring some shine to them.

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    Switch gear fitted and cables routed through.

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  • Gilera sc 125 de-restriction help

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    You might have to earth out a wire on the CDI unit on your bike. There are some weird restrictions I don’t know about.
    Like my TZR had a black/green stripe wire earthed out on it…

  • Aprilia RS125 2010 Spain's no.1

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    CalumC

    @pedrobatista10 I'm sorry to hear that. BMW550d sounds nice though. At least you're still alive and breathing and it is good to hear from you.

    Maybe one day you can get an adapted shifter two stroke kart and enjoy that 😛

  • Shedtunga Workshop Build Summer 2022

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    HOTSHOT IIIH

    @Calum What an excellent use of space, and a first rate job!!

    Steel section on the bench and a pillar drill somewhere will finish it off nicely.

  • DT200WR

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    CalumC

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    Looks like you've got a project on your hands!

  • '92 Yamaha WR200

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    ChallengerC

    Firing up the old girl every weekend lately 😎

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  • '97 KTM lc2/sting

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    @rraleks

    Who says it’s running lean? Overheating is caused by different things, lean is one possibility only. Check your radiator coolant level please mate...

    No way the crank has a 5.5mm longer throw! It’d of locked solid against the head...

    Please check your radiator coolant level!...

    I ran my bike well lean for 1000’s of miles without damaging the piston. It was only when my head gasket blew and emptied my radiator that it ran it hot enough to eat the piston, in the same way as yours...

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  • 420 pitch front engine sprocket?

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    @declan worth a try With the ybr sprocket hopefully works for you buddy

  • Rubber stator gasket

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    declanD

    @spookdog yes metal type it seems fine with the rubber gasket but if I can't sort the squishing issue then I'll just go back to paper gaskets

  • Long lost dt found!

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    NottsbikerN

    Agreed! Shame because we are all desperate for bits now

  • CB750 scrambler project

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    @donaldmendez
    Thanks, it didn't take anyway near as long as I thought to get it up and running. I've just been doing some final touches.
    I'm going to ride this one on nice days 🙂
    Here's how she stands now.

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  • Honda CRM 75

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    DartyD

    @g646tvrs3 Different size overall I believe.

  • Poseidon Project (Gaming Computer)

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    declanD

    @Calum when he took a drink of the cola i thought it was real lol

  • Aprilia RS250 1999 Mugello Replica

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    NINJAN

    @pedrobatista10 Bling Bling!!! 👍

  • Project SMX [Pic Heavy]

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    NINJAN

    Sadly I badly injured my back at work a few months ago, so I've been unable to do any work on the bike since the injury. My back is getting much better now so hopefully I'll be able to restart working on this project again real soon.........