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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    From what I've seen the use of actual hand tools is becoming passe.
    Thinking back to Alex Briggs' tool tray, and assuming that MotoGP mechanics are relatively leading edge, each socket he required had it's own ratchet handle fitted.
    No wasting time changing sockets, just grab a different ratchet.

    I'm assuming there was a big tool box somewhere with electric and air tools and pretty much any tool money could buy, but his go to was a simple plastic tray.
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    Mike Sinclair tells a good story about Yamaha factory racebikes. Apparently they had been using more and more oddball fasteners over a few years. When Mike went to the factory with K Roberts he made a point of going to see the designers. He showed them one of the 3 legged socket things - with 8. 10 and 12mm sockets on the legs. Asked them to make next season's bikes possible to service using only this tool. They did.

    Ti is a bit flexy. One of the F1 Ferrari's in the turbo era designed by a pom whose name I've forgotten actually used light gauge Ti plates as suspension pivots rather than Heim joints.

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    These are dreadful, from the era tha Honda had given up to focus on making Civics.

    The only thing to make it more dreary would be if it was the 250. So it's a lot of coin for this model. I mean maybe if it was mint. . .

    But someone has had a go with the paint haven't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    These are dreadful, from the era tha Honda had given up to focus on making Civics.

    The only thing to make it more dreary would be if it was the 250. So it's a lot of coin for this model. I mean maybe if it was mint. . .

    But someone has had a go with the paint haven't they?

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...1?bof=mme67G46
    And some of the paint is already falling off, probably because of the buble in it, trying to get away from the christmas music.

    Old enough for cheap rego, but still a bit spendy for an average 400 with ugly wheels.
    Riding cheap crappy old bikes badly since 1987

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    For the same money you can get a RC31... Its a no brainer really....
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    The more you look the worse it gets. That engine has been painted black, in situ I reckon. Bolts and all, so no surface prep, good luck that staying on. Rattle can bodywork. But it's the little touches that. . . Well
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    The more you look the worse it gets. That engine has been painted black, in situ I reckon. Bolts and all, so no surface prep, good luck that staying on. Rattle can bodywork. But it's the little touches that. . . Well
    and that perfectly appointed pin striping.....
    the icing on the cake?

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    My favorite is the pillion pegs (accessorised with blue tinges). You may note the end is only done on one side just to complete the quality job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    These are dreadful, from the era tha Honda had given up to focus on making Civics.

    The only thing to make it more dreary would be if it was the 250. So it's a lot of coin for this model. I mean maybe if it was mint. . .

    But someone has had a go with the paint haven't they?

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...1?bof=mme67G46
    bollicks man, very good bikes and 80s style to go... awesome... but alas thats horrid and the price worse LOL
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    To be fair I looked at a 750F of the same lineage that they were style apeing.

    It was backwards compared to the Katana that I ended up with.

    And that wasn't a very good bike.
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    Not a bike, but it aint no Lambo either!
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    Isn't that just a taxi without the meter?
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    It's no longer a car in the proper sense of the word, it's now just an investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Ohh, Double Denim, he must be cool.

    120hp from a stock Hardley? What is it a 2 litre?
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    All that money and its a manual. Only "desirable" to a few well heeled punters in two markets that dont matter. There are better options if you are "investing" 600k
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