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    I've had these two frames for a year or so, collecting other bits in the mean time. I thought I'd better actually make a start on them and stop procrastinating. I've put them in the custom section as, although they'll appear standard, they'll be tweeked to my liking.

    frames pre.jpgframes pre 2.jpgframes pre 3.jpg

    They're both relatively good condition, just minor damage. The older one has a couple of cracks, I'll repair and reinforce the sections to help prevent it happening again.

    frame 3.jpgframe 7.jpg

    A previous owner has drilled the battery bracket off to repair it. I'll have to fab up a new one as I didn't get that piece.

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    I got them blasted on friday.

    frame 4.jpg

    A quick coat of etch prime to stop rust and to help highlight the cracks etc

    frame 5.jpg

    I haven't done any A's before so I'm finding the differences between models as I go. The fork tops for instance.
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    • #3
      Ohh yeah ,,
      Peter with a project,,!!
      its engine oil madge ,,,
      Your soaking in it ,,!!

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      • #4
        I didn't know those US style forks were different at the top.

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        • #5
          Ha ha, neither did I....now I'll have find top for them. Got a headlight for it, they look weird.
          I only have enough bits to build one bike, just thought it good idea to do both frames at same time. Even cheaper by the blasters, one bike lot = $75 or both for $100.
          When I turned up to pick them up the guy said, "I have one of those", which he did. Stuck at the back of his workshop, painted in just primer. It's a complete bike, he said it runs fine and they scoot around workshop on it occasionally.

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          • #6
            Made the frame brace ala Z50Z? Even managed to match the 'bad' honda factory welds......easy for me. ;-)

            z50a frame.jpg

            z50a frame 1.jpg

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            • #7
              What were the frame models? K2 and GE originally?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by babu View Post
                What were the frame models? K2 and GE originally?
                Yes............no idea. I think one is k0 and the other k2.
                One has a tiny headlight and the other is like an m or j1.

                z50a.jpg

                z50a 1.jpg

                z50a2.jpg

                z50a3.jpg

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Peter View Post
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                  Nice bum in this pic!
                  Rigby "No dude, you're doing it wrong! Righty-tidey, lefty-losey! Not lefty-tidey mess it up because you're a loser!"

                  ZRX1200S, RGV250 VJ22, Skyteam T-Rex, Z50J1 '78, XV250 Virago

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                  • #10
                    The nice bum is for sale on bumtree if you want it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Peter View Post
                      The nice bum is for sale on bumtree if you want it.
                      Geez I wish, I am in the midst of selling up - not buying more!
                      Rigby "No dude, you're doing it wrong! Righty-tidey, lefty-losey! Not lefty-tidey mess it up because you're a loser!"

                      ZRX1200S, RGV250 VJ22, Skyteam T-Rex, Z50J1 '78, XV250 Virago

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Peter View Post
                        The nice bum is for sale on bumtree if you want it.
                        Could you put up a link to your mini ad ?

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                        • #13
                          https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-view-de...dId=1176962993


                          Hopefully I've done it right.

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                          • #14
                            I think one of your frames is a US model not a GE

                            The tail light mount tab on a GE I think is taller than that one.
                            Life is too short for cheap carbs...

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, something like that. Can even remember where i got it.......but then again, yesterday is a bit blurry.

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