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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:19 pm 
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Bikes owned: FZ50, GP100, RG125 Gamma, GT380, Bandit 1200S
Love the way you've modded that frame. The extra gusseting at the top of the new frame tubes is a quality touch. Looks like it was made that way from new! I'll bet it will handle superb.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:49 am 
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Bikes owned: several gt250 ramairs
thanks you three :) glad somebody is interested. this is a genuine shed-built bike. no fancy stuff like cnc. i cut the tubing by hand and filled it full of sand, took it to a bloke who reckoned he could do all the bends for it, but only managed 2 on each leg. then charged me £20 :? took the tubes to another bloke who clamped them up, put some heat on them and i bent them by eye to where i thought they should be, and they turned out pretty damned good, if i say so myself :) that cost me nowt, but he told me never to darken his doorstep again :D emptied the sand out, ground and filed the end of the tubes [notched them] till they butted up perfectly and took the frame and tubes down to a mate - with one arm - turned the frame upside down and welded the tubes on - again by eye. they turned out perfect. after measuring here there and everywhere when i got back in the shed, both sides were the same to the nearest [less than a] millimetre, so i made the crossmember and all the gusset plates and had them welded in, including the big front one with the hole in it for the wiring etc to go through. this has now got a grommet fitted. all good fun and cost me a couple of pints. i've always done things like this by eye - it's what they are for :D glad you like the colour, because the wheels are the same, and both wheels blasted, primered and powdercoated cost me £50, which i thought was excellent value. all in all i'm quite chuffed with what i've achieved :o and i haven't gone over my £1000 budget yet [i'm not including the gt350 engine in that].
cheers, dd.

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GTS250 road registered. TS250 engine, Ramair frame.
GT250 big bang road registered. Both pistons fire the same time. USD forks.
GT285 road registered. Overbored - 58mm and TS125 +2 pistons fitted.
GT10 road registered. '65 T10 engine, GT250 frame.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:27 am 
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Blimey where did you get your wheels done for that price?! Mine cost me considerably more. Damn.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:35 am 
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http://mhpengineering.co.uk/
ex-biker runs it and loves 2 strokes. one of his employees [i think it's his son] is ben godfrey, who rides in the stock 1000 category in bsb :D
cheers, dd.

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GTS250 road registered. TS250 engine, Ramair frame.
GT250 big bang road registered. Both pistons fire the same time. USD forks.
GT285 road registered. Overbored - 58mm and TS125 +2 pistons fitted.
GT10 road registered. '65 T10 engine, GT250 frame.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:29 pm 
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Cool. Thanks. I will give them a try next time. I've use Maldon Shot-blasting before and have not been very impressed with the quality of their work. They don't seem to have any common sense; shot-blasting obviously freshly skimmed gasket surfaces while doing the cooling fins on a cylinder head for example. Blasting the inside of the crankcases when they only needed the outside doing etc. The list goes on. I might have put up with that if I was paying peanuts, but they charge a fair wedge for their services.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:28 pm 
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his prices have dropped since he got his own blaster. off the top of my head i think i paid £100 for the frame and swingarm to be blasted, primed and powdercoated chrome and £40 for 9 other bits in black, including stands, yokes etc. good set of lads :up:
cheers, dd.

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GTS250 road registered. TS250 engine, Ramair frame.
GT250 big bang road registered. Both pistons fire the same time. USD forks.
GT285 road registered. Overbored - 58mm and TS125 +2 pistons fitted.
GT10 road registered. '65 T10 engine, GT250 frame.


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