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So now that we've got the seat and the wiring all sorted. It's almost done. We just need to make sure every bolt has been tightened and to put the chain on, bleed the brakes, and top up the 2-stroke oil.
Looking forward to getting this little one on the road, will be great fun to ride around the city.
Ever since Harley introduced the XR1200 back in 2008 I've always been interested to see what owner and builders would do with this nice piece of machinery. Even though it's styling takes cues from the XR750 I felt like it never really hit the mark. There were a couple of design aspects that needed a little tweaking to make me want to go out and buy this bike. First of all I think Harley made a great decision to come out with a bike like this. The change up their image and appeal to a different target market. As was similar to the Harley Davidson 48 that was also recently released. A few things I would change if I ever had an XR1200. Exhausts - I think they need sit higher and more parallel with the rest of the bikes lines. They look like they've been an afterthought of the overall design. After reading some reviews it still seems like the pipes will drag if you try and get your knee down. Remus make a good 2 into 1 exhaust and BUB make a loud tracker style setup
The Plain Jane Hypermotard After reading an article in the lastest motorcycle trader about Ducati introducing a new 659 Monster to cater for the LAMS riders. It got me thinking about what Duke I would own if I had a wad of cash burning a hole in my Jeans West trousers. Obviously the idea by the Ducati marketing teams was to give the LAMS rider an opportunity to own a ducati. That and to drop in on the same market dominated by the 250 Ninja and the newly introduced CBR250. The monster is a great bike and I know a couple of people that own them and love them. It's a model that hasn't really changed since it was first introduced in 1993. However I'm all for change and when they introduced the Ducati Hypermotard it was a bike that I was instantly attracted to. It doesn't have the beauty of a 1098 and even though it shares the same visual cues as the Multistrada it still has a look that is completely unique. Along with an engine that you could have some seri
We found this bike on ebay as a stock 1987 Yamaha SRX250. I was pretty excited to win the bike at a fairly low price even though there wasn’t much information at the time about this particular model. Which is no surprise as Yamaha had only manufactured this for a couple of years. We had picked up the bike from an area in Brisbane known for it’s close proximity to a large university and it’s toga parties. I spoke with the then owner for a while, mainly small talk about the weather, the government and the fact that this might have yamaha’s 80’s experiment gone wrong, he then mentioned that he was in fact a scientist at the nearby university. Irony aside is was only fitting that we named this “The Experiment”. Once we removed all of the plastic a neat looking frame begun to reveal itself. We kept the stock tank and hand shaped the rear seat cowl, with an integrated LED taillight. We sourced some leather from an old mercedes bendz that we used to cover the seat pan. We us