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Post by masterblader on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 19:34

Bootiful just bootiful.
That was a stunning project Cabbie old son, you kept the forum glued to their monitors admiring all your innovations and skill and inspiring so many of us make beleive builders.
So now do we all get a ride on it !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by griz on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 20:24

hubba Woohoo!! you did it mate!!! hubba

It's lookin bleedin marvellous, that's a fantastic paint job mate, spot on thumbup

I didn't know you had a TTS big bore kit fitted, I thought about havin that done, if you don't mind me asking how much did it set you back? & whats it like to ride now?

I bet your lovin it!

Congrats on a top job done matey!! sunny
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Post by yammydave on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 23:08

What the hell do you mean finished?
Just what are we supposed to watch now?
This just won't do.
Congratulations and well done.

P.S. What's next?
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Post by cabbie on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 23:12

yammydave wrote:

P.S. What's next?

I have an S3 Kawasaki (400 triple) in a lock up, I haven't seen it for 15 odd years, I'm going to get it out and restore it.
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Post by wild bill on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 23:16

cabbie wrote:I have an S3 Kawasaki (400 triple) in a lock up, I haven't seen it for 15 odd years, I'm going to get it out and restore it.

I can't really add to what people have said already, it really is a work of art Cabbie, well done mate, total respect dude. thumbup

As for the 400 triple... I'm sure most of us will turn a blind eye to see the restoration done on here. whistle
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Post by cabbie on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 23:19

griz wrote: I didn't know you had a TTS big bore kit fitted, I thought about havin that done, if you don't mind me asking how much did it set you back? & whats it like to ride now?

Sorry griz, didn't see you're question.

I had the kit fitted in 1995 just after I bought the bike, it was well lively after the work on the engine and easily out accelerated all the other blades in the group at the time.
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Post by Guest on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 23:19

I loved those Kawa triples! Wang-a-nang-a-nang-a-nang!!!
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Post by griz on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 23:43

cabbie wrote:
griz wrote: I didn't know you had a TTS big bore kit fitted, I thought about havin that done, if you don't mind me asking how much did it set you back? & whats it like to ride now?

Sorry griz, didn't see you're question.

I had the kit fitted in 1995 just after I bought the bike, it was well lively after the work on the engine and easily out accelerated all the other blades in the group at the time.

No worries mate, you've had your blade for some time then! I've heard a lot of people say the big bore kits are to be avoided, in your experience was it worth doing & given trouble free motoring?
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Post by cabbie on Wed 29 Apr 2009, 23:49

I've had 38,000 miles of wheelie popping trouble free fun, but I only had the 2mm over bore, I feel any larger and the engine integrity might be compromised!

I've also had cams and gas flowed head.
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Post by fastbikefinder on Thu 30 Apr 2009, 00:03

Well done there, great to see it finished, but a shame after all that work a number plate is going on.

Will have little to catch up on now yours is done, and Griz's soon to be complete,

Yammy Dave, you'll have to get on with that Retro blade, and Radio bloke needs to work on both bikes everyday to keep us all entertained.

I think you'd win blade of the month if you pull up outside a track with a camera
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Post by griz on Thu 30 Apr 2009, 00:15

cabbie wrote:I've had 38,000 miles of wheelie popping trouble free fun, but I only had the 2mm over bore, I feel any larger and the engine integrity might be compromised!

I've also had cams and gas flowed head.

Sounds like a good move then, god cams & gas flowed, musta cost a pretty penny mate! I'd love to do all that but my funds just won't stretch that far!

So tell me have you had a little up & down the street as it is yet??
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Post by fastbikefinder on Thu 30 Apr 2009, 09:43

(nothing to read ) tongueout tongueout tongueout

I don't suppose we'll hear much from Cabbie now that his bike is done, he'll be out on it all the time!

Maybe he'll do a winter refresher?
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Post by pauleves on Thu 30 Apr 2009, 19:06

eyebrow fine looking machine , decent effort put into it , u need some fine weather and keep it rubber side down , will miss your threads tho.
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Post by Deathace on Sat 02 May 2009, 10:51

congrats on the finish its truly stunning, I like the paint scheme better than the early photoshopped one, more blending with the times.

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Post by Guest on Sat 02 May 2009, 17:50

Just got back from visitting Masterblader and Cabbie. Great to meet up at last mate. Sorry my mate knicked yer spanners!!!. Guys, if you think Cabbies bike is nice, wait till you see it in the flesh, wow!. I suggest you try finding it in Hastings on Monday, it's well worth it. Oh and Mega thanks for your generous gift Cabbie. Hope to see you Monday if you can find my place?
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Post by mr pie on Sat 02 May 2009, 22:58

Cabbie, A job well done mate! its a credit to you and thanks for all your post and pictures, respect.
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Post by alsieboy on Mon 04 May 2009, 13:22

cabbie wrote:It just kept locking solid every time it was done up!
Bit of vasaline may help....oh eh! have a posted on the right forum rofl
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Post by alsieboy on Mon 04 May 2009, 13:32

Cabbie..


Awesome bike matey, one of those builds that looks understated when you first glance it but will intregue you enough to start looking deeper and start noticeing the details..

I also have to thank you for opening my eye's. I have to be honest looking at the finished product I personally in the past would have though "nice looking bike different tail piece..wonder what it's off..! and move on..

But when you witness the work that goes into a project, it makes you start appreciating modyfied bikes a whole lot more..

Thanks and look forward to the next project, doesn't matter that it may not be a blade matey, keep us posted sunny
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Post by yammydave on Mon 04 May 2009, 20:12

alsieboy wrote:Cabbie..


Awesome bike matey, one of those builds that looks understated when you first glance it but will intregue you enough to start looking deeper and start noticeing the details..

I also have to thank you for opening my eye's. I have to be honest looking at the finished product I personally in the past would have though "nice looking bike different tail piece..wonder what it's off..! and move on..

But when you witness the work that goes into a project, it makes you start appreciating modyfied bikes a whole lot more..

Thanks and look forward to the next project, doesn't matter that it may not be a blade matey, keep us posted sunny

How excellently put.
Yours and Griz's bike have certainly inspired me to have a crack, though I don't expect to come anywhere near as good.
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Post by bladeycrazy on Sat 25 Jul 2009, 21:26

sooooopurb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! work of art

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Post by mechie tech on Tue 23 Feb 2010, 13:11

Hi Cabbie,

I'm new to the forum and just spent 2 hours gawping through your thread!!! True craftmanship, very well done m8. Bike looks truly 'kin fantastic respect

Cheers,

MT.
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Post by martin_deyanov on Wed 11 Aug 2010, 19:53

Hi, just wanted to share how impressed I am with the amount of work and the craftsmanship of everything. Beautiful bike.
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Post by cabbie on Tue 14 Sep 2010, 16:43

rofl rofl rofl


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Post by ginger nutz on Tue 14 Sep 2010, 18:44

Only problem that i can foresee is the rising rate on the linkage, i tried to put a 954 swing arm onto my 929, the 954 plates jacked it up to much, the 929 plates dropped it too much, testing the suspension on all the plate combinations gave a different feel to the shock, it changed the lever action so the shock spring rate seemed to change, too much or too little lever action. The ride height also changed dramatically, hope this is some use to you. The only thing i could have changed would have been the rear mount behind the gear box as the plate mount may be different, it could be longer or further forward than the rry.
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Post by cabbie on Tue 14 Sep 2010, 19:01

rofl rofl rofl


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Post by ginger nutz on Tue 14 Sep 2010, 22:19

Sorted then, do you want to make a clock and headlamp bracket mount for my 92


It`s the same bike i`ve just returned it to stock forks and seat assy, let me know eh
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Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 19 Sep 2010, 19:00

Nice swinger Cabbie...now it's winter again it's all steam ahead.
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Post by cabbie on Sun 19 Sep 2010, 19:06

Ging when I've finished the Kwaka triple build and done the blade swinger I'll have a look for you.
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Post by cabbie on Mon 20 Sep 2010, 17:41

rofl rofl rofl


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Post by wild bill on Mon 20 Sep 2010, 21:05

Kin ell you didn't hang about doing that did ya! Thought that was gonna be one of your winter jobs.
Looks the nuts, much much better than the slab boxy style thumbup
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