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    Hello all, just joined here, couldn't find an intro section so picked this one....
    I took early retirement a while ago, bit of an industrial accident kind of thing, nothing serious but a good excuse to spend all my time playing about with bikes.
    I ride a Aprilia Shiver as a daily bike but grew up on British bikes...I got a Gold Star the day after I passed my test (it cost 99) and still have one now...although currently it has a Triumph engine
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    Its a nice bike, goes well but the thing is I don't really enjoy riding it anymore....mainly because I worry I'm going to break something, worry I'm going to drop it, worry someones going to nick it if I leave it parked....then on top of that I find if I take it out on a Sunday then go back to my Aprilia the next day I ride like an idiot...stamping on the brake pedal to try and change gear certainly wakes me up!
    So, I got to thinking a couple of months ago that what I really wanted was something that looked fairly classic, felt that way to ride but had controls the same way round, decent brakes and an electric start and didn't cost a fortune.
    So, I bought a 650 Honda for a couple of hundred pounds and built this....
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    Hello and Welcome
    Nice bikes looking forward to finding more about them. There are lots of like minded people on here so I hope you enjoy hanging around.

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    Hi Rob, welcome. Nice clean wee honda. Is it on the road yet?

    Not many venture into this section. General Mayhem for max attention but full of politics and willy waving just now.

    http://www.therevcounter.co.uk/forums/10-General-Mayhem

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    Nice bikes. Good skillz.

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    Looks good.

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    Welcome. Dont be put off by the willy waving. This is a good place with the odd idiot.

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    Hi, Odd Idiot here, welcome to TRC!


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    Thanks all, the Honda is almost finished now, though it will be getting a pair of new wheels soon, sticking with the front at 19", and going up to an 18" rear. Also have another seat off being upholstered, and a couple of other minor bits to do. It runs but not intending to put it on the road, just a few trackdays. Since I made the frame it needs an IVA test to use it legally so I'm in the middle of building a second one with lights, speedo etc and a much quieter exhaust! which I will get tested.....
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    Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by LondonDRZ View Post
    This is a good place with the odd idiot.
    Oi! Not all us idiots are odd. Or is that the other way around . . . ?

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    You need to venture into Staying Alive. Lots of old folk in there, but it does smell of wee.

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    its nice bike.. welcome here

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    Nice bikes Welcome in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    You need to venture into Staying Alive. Lots of old folk in there, but it does smell of wee.
    Not many in there spend their time crafting cafe racers tho'

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    Sorry to hear about the industrial accident sort of thing.

    Down with this sort of thing!

    I knew a guy who didn't work because he had so many boils on his bum; spent his time making Tritons and BSA-in-Norton specials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclerob View Post
    Thanks all, the Honda is almost finished now, though it will be getting a pair of new wheels soon, sticking with the front at 19", and going up to an 18" rear. Also have another seat off being upholstered, and a couple of other minor bits to do. It runs but not intending to put it on the road, just a few trackdays. Since I made the frame it needs an IVA test to use it legally so I'm in the middle of building a second one with lights, speedo etc and a much quieter exhaust! which I will get tested.....
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    that should annoy a few purists...


    hope it goes well.

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