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Old 12th March 2019, 08:58 PM
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Part 4 and hasnít been updated in awhile

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Old 13th March 2019, 10:35 PM
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Part 4 and hasnít been updated in awhile

Yea part 4 was 3 months ago and nothing. good build would like to see more spanner spinning tho
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Old 13th March 2019, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by N11 EXPRESS
Part 4 and hasn’t been updated in awhile
I really hope they see this project through to the end. Don't give a bollix what folks say about the Desmo, to me it's pure bike porn. Would I buy one if I had the funds? I doubt it. But it's a bit like the Honda RC213V-S, MotoGP inspired tech but crazy price tag. Could you get something almost as fast for a fraction of the price? Definitely, but that's not the point, is it?

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Old 13th March 2019, 11:10 PM
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the care they put in was mind numbing, still remember buying an old zxr4 a good few years back as a project and it turning up in the yard while i was at work and the first thing the father does is turn the key and press starter....... texted me that it didnt run then..... "that would be the dropped valve and holed piston then"
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Old 15th March 2019, 02:34 PM
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Ffs not a straight bar conversion or rattle can of matt black in sight. They'll never make "Streetfighter" magazine with that kind of carry on.....
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Old 15th March 2019, 06:03 PM
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Old 15th March 2019, 07:30 PM
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Old 15th March 2019, 07:39 PM
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For Sale,unfinished project.
Just needs tidying and valve clearances.
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Old 15th March 2019, 09:45 PM
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Image you bought that thing and then found that. You'd be sick. Goes to show a well used/cared for bike can actually be a better purchase.
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Bollix! Ah well, they've come this far, might as well go the whole hog.
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Old 30th April 2019, 01:20 PM
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Part 6
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Old 30th April 2019, 02:28 PM
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Interesting. I've often adjusted the suspension settings but does anyone ever get their shocks serviced? Like the chap said, ride on till it leaks. Probably worth doing as the decline in performance over years would be so gradual you'd probably not notice it till it was fairly bad.
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Old 1st May 2019, 10:55 AM
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For Sale,unfinished project.
Just needs tidying and valve clearances.
Carbs just need balancing
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Old 2nd May 2019, 11:47 PM
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Really enjoyed this series...cheers for the share!
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