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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #116 on: Today at 12:56 »
And me!
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #115 on: Yesterday at 19:54 »
Reminds me............must look at the Kwaka.
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #114 on: Yesterday at 06:17 »
Yeah that was the intention.

If I really like it I may keep it a fair while, but thought I'd probably use a bit and then move it on (if I can get a decent price anyway).

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #113 on: 21:46 - 12 November, 2019 »
You’ll run the FJ for a bit and then sell it on?
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #112 on: 18:54 - 11 November, 2019 »
If I was keeping long term I'd probably look into something like that to be honest.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #111 on: 16:52 - 11 November, 2019 »
Hm... Thunderace... Yummy.
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #110 on: 15:49 - 11 November, 2019 »
I really like the look of these bikes, they seem to make perfect sense for touring to me.

There was a fantastic looking one on facebook for sale last night, r1 forks, thunderace swingarm etc. and they are dirt cheap for what they are.

One day I will build one, the tdm might have to be sacrificed for that to happen however.
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #109 on: 14:52 - 11 November, 2019 »
Apparently my new clutch line has finally been delivered today (taken nearly a month for them to make!) so can start getting the brakes and clutch reassembled and then start putting bits back together.

The brake likes were a fortune for proper 1TX model brakes as they include the anti-dive parts too, so I just got a company to make me up some Venhill lines the right length to go directly to the calipers which came in at good value.

The existing lines were ok, but the braiding had frayed in a couple of places to the point I wouldn't trust them in an emergency, not worth risking it.

Just getting over a dose of Manthrax but hoping to be back on it soon.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #108 on: 19:25 - 25 October, 2019 »
Lol, yeah I've already forgotten what needs tightening up so I'll just check the lot.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #107 on: 18:36 - 25 October, 2019 »
Hairy muff. I've always enjoyed those rides to the MOT... "That's not adjusted right... That's too tight... Pressures wrong... Bit too stiff that.... Did I tighten that..." Adds a nice edge to the ride :0)
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #106 on: 19:48 - 24 October, 2019 »
Probably not to be honest.

It would need an mot and insurance sorting and then bodge some indicators etc.

It's a risk as I could finish the bike and find it's fundamentally knackered somewhere, but it's looking ok to my eye while stripping it, so I'm hoping it'll be ok to just go for it once finished.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #105 on: 19:02 - 24 October, 2019 »
Yum

Will you test ride it before plastic surgery?
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #104 on: 14:20 - 24 October, 2019 »
Need to get back on to this really.

Have ordered new brake and clutch lines as the braiding is looking a bit worn in places and the brakes is something I don't want to take half measures with.  Once I fit those I'll start putting it all back together from a mechanical point of view and make sure everythings torqued up properly, and then can begin the look at the plastics.

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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #103 on: 22:51 - 21 October, 2019 »
Hats off to the riders with iron test ickles
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Re: Nogs FJ Restoration Project
« Reply #102 on: 21:51 - 21 October, 2019 »
I've see an few of them on my track day travels. Some ridden pretty hard!
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