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I've been lurking on here for a while and decided to join up.

Anyway, nice to meet you all - I'm from London UK and have a blast listening in on all the banter here. Really refreshing to see a snob-free attitude on a bike website.......

Anyway, apart from the all the chat, the projects here are superb and thought that I'd found a spiritual home for my little project. Like most on here it evolved from an everyday hack that we found in my sister's barn. It's a CB250RS and I got kind've attached to it and decided it needed a bit more 'charisma', so I sorta loosely based it on a 60's TT style and despite it becoming nicknamed the 'Mutantbike' by my mates, I've got a real soft spot for it!

So.......how can I post up a pic of it? I need a bit of advice on one or two things and thought I might find some sympathetic ears, but first I've gotta show it to you.

Cheers :)



Edited by - Wobbles on Aug 24 2007 07:50:22 AM
 

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Welcome . . .

Host the pic on another website. It doesn't matter where. A lot of people here use http://www.photobucket.com.

Photobucket gives you links to copy so you can just copy and paste the url.



the text should look something like this:


We need this in the FAQ section.

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Edited by - lefty337 on Aug 24 2007 09:37:03 AM

Edited by - lefty337 on Aug 24 2007 09:37:45 AM

Edited by - lefty337 on Aug 24 2007 09:46:17 AM
 

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Right.........Here goes!









Some shots of the Mutant bike.
I've just ordered some headlamp brackets to lower the light down a bit as that and the clock look a bit upright.
The shocks are knackered so I'm in a dilemma too as to whether to replace them with full black and chrome shrouded ones and then put gaitors on the fork stanchions.

I've also got to hone down the footpegs a bit. They're from an old Fireblade and are just that bit too clumpy.
Other than that, I'm getting there.

Hopr you like it......all feedback gratefully received :)
 

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Wobbles, dude, super nice looking bike. Well thought out and executed. In fact there's nothing mutant about it.
Rock on....


FR
 

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Hey FR, thanks for the comments.

I know....my cousin saw it when it was halfway thru it's genesis....a bit like Jeff Goldblum in 'The Fly' and christened it the Mutantbike. The name kinda stuck! Now its just a term of affection.

There's no such thing as a finished project, so just a few more little tweaks to get it how I want it....well at least for this week!

Have found that Ducati 916 pegs fit perfectly and they don't come much sleeker than that, so am going to order some up.

When the other bits are fitted I'll post up the results.

Cheers :)
 

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nice project....keep us posted, and welcome.

tex

p.s.- what is that tank off of?
 

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real nice. that thing looks great fun. and i thought they were pretty quick little bikes. like would run with the k4 350. very very nice little machine!

jc
 

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Hi Tex and Joe....
Thanks for the feedback.
Re the tank - A mate of mine recommended a classic bike racing panel beater up near Birmingham so I took the rolling chassis up to him along with a few photos of Hailwoods RC's.....He gave me a call when it was done and said he thought I'd be pretty pleased. When I arrived, he explained he still had one of the patterns he used when the Motorcycle Museum asked him to restore the tank on one of Hailwoods old bikes.....so he cut a new base for the pattern and made it fit! Yeah - I was pretty pleased!
He even took it upon himself to make a neat little dummy oil tank to stuff the electrics and battery in(it was intended to be open). I've got the receeipt somewhere - I'll let you have his name.

I dunno whether you had the CB250RS over in the states, but for a single, it's quite nippy. I got a replacement engine from a mate who does grasstracking where apparently they quite popular. Mainly tho they were used by couriers so most are shagged. A great classic? No: but the base for a fun, lightweight caff racer, you betcha!
When we got it going after finding it in the barn, my dad used it for a year or so, then I used as a hack for round London and just fell in love with it - so light and flickable - and just couldn't bear to part with it......it just needed, well, a bit more 'character'........
 

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Well, I finally got the mutant bike how I want it.

Have spent a while with the angle grinder, welder and spanners.

I've lowered the whole headlamp and instrument cluster, put some nice new Hagon shocks on the back and modified some 916 pegs.
Found some Oberon bar-end mirrors and modded the bars to fit so now I can see the cops behind me. Also stuck some gaitors on the forks.

Can't believe I've spent 11 years waitng for this!!

Sorry if it looks the same to the untrained eye!......Have a look :)





 

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That's a beautiful job mate!

Lead, follow or get out of the way!
 

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Nice RS..Really like the alloy look, & the Honda tank wings are a nice touch. How did you polish the rims? Where did you get the clock?
i'm half way through a 250RS cafe conversion myself ( I'll upload pics when I work that out).. seeing yours makes me feel I'm on the right track!
 

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Hey Richo,
Great to hear from a fellow RS builder....looking fwd to seeing yours. Get some pics up pronto!
The original rims were unfortunately beyond repair due to the anodising being pitted(common occurence) so I got some flanged Akronts on there and I reckon they were worth every penny as they transformed the look. Nice shiney wheels make a big difference!
The Tachos a brit generic aftermarket part thats got the wrong ratio so gives a false reading, tho I calibrated the red line when it got connected up on a dyno run I did to set the carburation with the new filter (ran like sh*t with no filter btw)
The speedos just a simply round cycle computer...but now I can tell the time too...yay!

Cheers :)
 

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