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  • Have all the Monkeys gone into hibernation for the Summer?

    Board has been a bit slower than usual.

    I havent been riding too much - I find it hard to muster up the courage to don the full kit with 30c+ and 85%+ humidity being the norm here, I am committed though to riding a lot more once it cools of.

    Also aiming to "deChina" the J1 a bit more. As much as I'd like to do the motor first - budget is looking slim as wife is studying full time. ShiftUp rear rack has arrived, guards and indicators will probably be next. I'll resurrect my old thread as I do it!

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    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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    I’m trying to save for a newer model Z50 at the moment. I’ve been monkeyless for just over two years now. So even your partially china model is better than what I’ve got!

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    • #3
      Yeah, I guess Im in an ok place!

      My rider is a Tonelli, so TOTALLY China - but that will be moved on soon enough.
      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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      • #4
        Originally posted by Paulie View Post
        I’m trying to save for a newer model Z50 at the moment. I’ve been monkeyless for just over two years now. So even your partially china model is better than what I’ve got!
        what ya sold em Paulie?
        You have two parts of brain, 'left' and 'right'. In the left side, there's nothing right. In the right side, there's nothing left.

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        • #5
          Been snowing down here so yeah......
          Z50J, Z50R, YB100, CB250RS, GSXR600

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ivanthefish View Post
            Been snowing down here so yeah......
            And here I am sweating my guts out with 30c and 85% at 7:30am.
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Diggs View Post
              And here I am sweating my guts out with 30c and 85% at 7:30am.
              Good riding weather. Not only did it snow in January in the last two days there's been 100km/h winds and storms.... I just want to ride to work in peace before summer is over
              Z50J, Z50R, YB100, CB250RS, GSXR600

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              • #8
                I ride regardless of the temps .. just go out earlier or do a night ride instead. Every weekend without fail usually..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eichkay View Post
                  I ride regardless of the temps .. just go out earlier or do a night ride instead. Every weekend without fail usually..
                  Yeah I usually do too mate, just not always on a Monkey.
                  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
                    Originally posted by z nut View Post
                    what ya sold em Paulie?
                    Nah, not sold. Just don’t have them. They’re in ‘long term’ storage.

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                    • #11
                      its funny to think of things as quiet.

                      For me - its basically anything bit.

                      A year ago - the addiction started here:

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                      A year later; and this is where Ive ended up:

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                      So - I'm saying - quiet is a state of mind. And there's plenty more to do.

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                      • #12
                        Is that chrome jz from alljaps?
                        still learning.....

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                        • #13
                          No. from a private sale. It was very original and with import papers. i got it registered, and have tried to make some subtle changes to make it rideable around town - pretty happy so far.

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                          • #14
                            Nice bikes Magilla!
                            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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                            • #15
                              Thanks Mate.

                              I'm no fabricator - some of the builds I see on here are way beyond what I can do.

                              Happy to do engine work and the take it apart put it back together stuff, or maybe figure out a different way to use stuff or stare at stuff till I figure out how it works.

                              I'm also pretty good at finding mechanical limits....

                              But it's the bikes that have custom parts or fabrication done by the owners that you see on this site that I find amazing - I'd like to be able to produce that kind of stuff.

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