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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    maybe, but this is including all the chassis so not sure how well it would fit in glass

    If you were in American now you'd digitally 3D scan it them mill a complete body kit out of a massive block of alloy.

    In a decade you'll be able to do the same 3D scan at home and then run up a perfect copy in a nice composite/titanium plastic hybrid material in your own garage.

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    His 3D printer will be too busy making silicon replicas of the Olsen twins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    If you were in American now you'd digitally 3D scan it them mill a complete body kit out of a massive block of alloy.

    In a decade you'll be able to do the same 3D scan at home and then run up a perfect copy in a nice composite/titanium plastic hybrid material in your own garage.
    I know someone with that technology here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    I know someone with that technology here.

    I know a chap who has several small printers and is running up bits for his Suzuki frequently. It's the future for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    If you were in American now you'd digitally 3D scan it them mill a complete body kit out of a massive block of alloy.

    In a decade you'll be able to do the same 3D scan at home and then run up a perfect copy in a nice composite/titanium plastic hybrid material in your own garage.
    You dontr needs to waste materials like that wit laser sintering you can effectively 3d print aluminium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    if you're talking about the NZeta i've got a brand spanking new body for one of those, story goes when the factory closed someone took three home and ditched the other two. these can rust like an old car of the time so a nice start to a resto job.
    Couple of years back, at the VCC swap meet, someone had a Silver Pidgeon scooter for sale - top dollar too.
    One of the bike section guys whispered in my ear that it had a modern Honda powertrain underneath...
    The complex hydraulic drive gizmos had been too complcated to restore.

    Be quite nice to have a period looking NZeta which actually went well. Plenty of choice now for powertrains too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    low mileage pretty much sums it up.
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    I remember wanting one of these.

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    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...d3c413b3ad-002

    this Honda is quite nice too, same colour as the 500/4 I had.
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    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...d3c413b3ad-002

    Ended up with a Z1000J which was ok.
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    GS 1000 for just under 10K
    cheap rego and very useable.
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    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...cc829cc54e-002

    Same seller has this
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    Despite the improved engine I'd go for the blue and white one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    GS 1000 for just under 10K
    cheap rego and very useable.


    Despite the improved engine I'd go for the blue and white one.
    Ah, no, not in this case. An S is only worth having if it's a genuine one. The 1100 is a much better bike.

    A genuine S with worthwhile mods - better brakes and ignition etc - is a very usable thing and would hold it's value too.
    But stock for the sake of originality doesn't make for a very pleasant ride. The other one you posted will probably disappear into a collection.
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    There was a time I really wanted a Triumph Triple, especially the last of them the T160.
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    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...88e310c015-002

    However in the same sort of price bracket I find this more appealing.
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    Maybe time to move into unit construction....anyone interested in a 53 Triumph Thunderbird???

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    DeMyer's Laws - an argument that consists primarily of rambling quotes isn't worth bothering with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post

    Maybe time to move into unit construction....anyone interested in a 53 Triumph Thunderbird???

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    I still have a manual covering Triumph twins from 1945-1960. It's a delight to read and actually quite amusing in places. They use the words "may" or "should" in a few places instead of "will", like they're having a bob each way on a particular maintenance activity being successful. Particularly rebuilding a sprung hub. Can hardly blame them in this instance. I'm sure that military scientists used the sprung hub design as the basis for the Claymore anti-personnel mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    I still have a manual covering Triumph twins from 1945-1960. It's a delight to read and actually quite amusing in places. They use the words "may" or "should" in a few places instead of "will", like they're having a bob each way on a particular maintenance activity being successful. Particularly rebuilding a sprung hub. Can hardly blame them in this instance. I'm sure that military scientists used the sprung hub design as the basis for the Claymore anti-personnel mine
    The sprung hub unit I gather was the first motorcycle part to come with an embossed in alloy warning.
    I think I read there were 50 odd parts, seems like a complex way to avoid a pair of shocks and a swingarm.
    Bearings are about 3" and over $200 each from memory.
    Mine is much 'improved" Mk 2 which you can tell by the cast in rings on the hub.
    That's all the useless information I have at the moment.

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    DeMyer's Laws - an argument that consists primarily of rambling quotes isn't worth bothering with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    The sprung hub unit I gather was the first motorcycle part to come with an embossed in alloy warning.
    I think I read there were 50 odd parts, seems like a complex way to avoid a pair of shocks and a swingarm.
    Bearings are about 3" and over $200 each from memory.
    Mine is much 'improved" Mk 2 which you can tell by the cast in rings on the hub.
    That's all the useless information I have at the moment.

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    Your memory is impressive - 52 to be precise

    The attached scan from the manual of the internals is enough to give me nightmares. Fortunately, I never had to work on one. The engines themselves were a joy to work on, not that they really needed a huge amount of work.
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