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 Post subject: Re: Darmah in da House
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:51 pm 
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Tulips on the Organ always trumps anything on a piano :thumbup: :beer:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:19 pm 
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hence the song..... chewlips from amsterdam! :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:14 pm 
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persempre907 wrote:
jcslocum wrote:
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She knows who's boss around here ;-)

Not only the bike in the living room, but the battery detached and left on the floor, too!!!!!!
You're a real boss....



Yeah, I'm a legend in my own mind :-)

That's actually the battery for my 750-F1 there on the floor. It was cold as hell and har forgotten to take it out becasue it requires removal of the body work. I pulled the week before and carried it in and was quickly asked to do something else, so I set it by the 250. It now in the shop on the tender rack with it's other battery buddies.

NO tools in there, I have a shop for that. Just keeping her in where it's warm and can be seen and admired.


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You're THE boss!!!
Even if the tools remain in the garage...
Ciao :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:53 pm 
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I've been itching for 70's Duc twin or an early single to add to the collection.



Every time I seem to have enough money to build a garage, I buy another bike. My living room is no more....neither is the spare room adjacent to it....

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I'm used to working on bikes in the living room...

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you are aware they have very good medications these days :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:56 am 
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higgy wrote:
you are aware they have very good medications these days :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Every time I have enough money for the medications, I buy another bike....I think I'm starting to recognize a reoccuring theme.... :lol:

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who needs medications when you have all those petrol fumes in the house :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:59 pm 
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who needs medications when you have all those petrol fumes in the house :lol:

Many people don't believe it, but there are absolutely no gasoline fumes in the house. The only time I did was when I had a split accelerator pump diaphragm on the Harley and it dripped gas under the bike. It did give me motivation to repair it as soon as I could.

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Same with mine... i only have to empty the carburators before moving the bikes inside.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:04 pm 
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always open the windows,doors etc for ventilation purposes when ever possible and cover tables chairs pianos and floors in cardboard to protect them from tools and fluids, :lol: :cool: :) :thumbup: :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:30 am 
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Ok, after much hijacking of my original post, I have finally managed to get a few photos up in the bucket of my Darmah. She was in a pretty bad state when I picked her up and unfortunately hasnt had too much done, (that is viewable anyway) to date.

What has been done so far is :- Exhaust - Scrapped
Rear shocks - scrapped
Panels & tank - off for new paint (secured a good example original steel tank and have that being done at the same time)
Brake calipers (all of them) - off the bike, fully restored with new parts, stripped and repainted
New headlight shell/reflector/glass purchased
Instrument panel - stripped, repainted (including the carrier)
Switch blocks - both replaced with new
Instruments - new shiney NOS binnacles for both tacho and speedo (may even replace the guages as well since I have a source)
New front mudguard
Resurrected the rear mudgard, both look good but not concorse
Engine - delivered to the Bevel Guru for a full checkup and replacement of whatever needs replacing. Valve seats hardened to start with.....and anything else he thinks needs doing. (I havent a budget for the motor so anything goes at this stage).
Carbs - original 32mms need rebuilding, sourced a set or 40's which are on their way to my house.
Indicator stems and lights - replaced all lights, stripped and repainted the stems, new chrome bits
Idiot light carrier - stripped to bare metal, repainted
Some other bits and pieces......everything was rusted, so just soaking in WD40 and freeing up threads has been a major problem so far.

Anyway, photos are pre-anything being done so dont be too harsh.

Right mirror refused to leave the thread so managed to slap that and almost ruin the brake master cylinder - :,( :,( more $$$'s.
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Guages and brackets in bad shape, but NOS parts are plentiful if you know the right people.

The rest I will leave up to your imagination.
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You can see the condition of the exhaust in this photo...the Conti's are shot and the headers and crossovers are not much better.
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Chrome is no longer.

Dont know how much I have spent so far, but I know it will be worth in when she is back on the road with a new, full Conti system barking in the mountain roads around Canberra.

Cheers guys. :beer: :beer:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Photos of the brake calipers, not in the best of condition when I picked up the old girl.

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Rear caliper found its way from an "SS" somehow. Traded it for a new P08. (Whats that in the background????) :thumbup:

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Front right looks pretty mankie, but not as bad as the left as it turned out.
One bleed nipple was broken off and was a bugger to get out. Both caliper internals were binned and with new pistons, seals, bleed nipples and rubbers installed.

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Completed calipers to follow.

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 Post subject: Re: Darmah in da House
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Looks like a project that requires quite a bit of TLC and money thrown at it. I bet it'll be a sweet ride when you go through it. I wouldn't mind finding something like that to work on....except for the lack of money and time.

I wish you luck in restoring it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:02 am 
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the old duc needs a lot of work...start with the bare frame and with a lot of TLC you'll end up with a nice bevel drive classic :thumbup:

PS...first pic, top of frame...the good old aussie milk crate, someone should write a book...
101 ways to put a milk crate to good use :lol:

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