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    Mr Sparkle Tonelli 125 (Nerfbatt's)

    Picked this little bewdy up today from Zowie, lovely little bike. Plan on just getting out and riding and some very minor changes to suit my (off kilter) taste. It's firmly been named Mr Sparkle in this household

    and to quote the interwebs:
    "Zowie doesnt own vehicles in a normal concept of the word. he briefly experiences them in a manner as to let us all know what they are like."
    I'm lucky to get to experience this one!

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    What's off bloody kilter is if you combine that bike with that hang glider ,,!
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs View Post
    Picked this little bewdy up today from Zowie, lovely little bike. Plan on just getting out and riding and some very minor changes to suit my (off kilter) taste. It's firmly been named Mr Sparkle in this household

    and to quote the interwebs:
    "Zowie doesnt own vehicles in a normal concept of the word. he briefly experiences them in a manner as to let us all know what they are like."
    I'm lucky to get to experience this one!
    HAHA
    Awesome mate..!
    Good old Spakaro-san..!
    Miss her already.
    Glad it's in good hands
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    One day nerfbatt there will be a motorcycle that you totally fall in love with ,, and keep forever .
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dex View Post
    One day nerfbatt there will be a motorcycle that you totally fall in love with ,, and keep forever .
    One can only hope, mate....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nerfbatt View Post
    One can only hope, mate....
    :-(
    I dunno, I think I might have seen a tear as i drove away.............
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    Sorry Zowie, took it for a ride today and my old man back couldnt handle those clubman bars - had to swap them out for a bit more upright position.

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    Are the rear guards plastic on those ,?
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    get an closeup photo of that engine case for dex!
    still learning.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dex View Post
    Are the rear guards plastic on those ,?
    Nah, pressed metal like the Z repro ones Dex.

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    get an closeup photo of that engine case for dex!
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    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    They have a +10 swing arm too ,,,
    Hmm ,, be a chance to change out the relocater
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    looking great, mate..!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dex View Post
    They have a +10 swing arm too ,,,
    Hmm ,, be a chance to change out the relocater
    ????????
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    Hahaha ,!
    On my bike mate ,,
    I'm running a +10 swing arm ,,,, and am using a fender relocater to "push" the guard back .

    And I'm not happy with it
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dex View Post
    Hahaha ,!
    On my bike mate ,,
    I'm running a +10 swing arm ,,,, and am using a fender relocater to "push" the guard back .

    And I'm not happy with it
    Ah gotcha, had to make one on the J1 to push the front fender forward!
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    Well Mr Sparkle is now a Gorillaz Gorilla, few changes to the original format. Turns even MORE heads now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs View Post
    Well Mr Sparkle is now a Gorillaz Gorilla, few changes to the original format. Turns even MORE heads now.
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    That's DNA paint? Looks sweeeeeeet
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    motor looks nice like that and that pipe is a rippa.

    the paint down the bottom of the tank is awesome looking green!
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    Not sure of the name of the paint but it's a cracked crystal over candy green.
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    http://dna-paints.com/

    One of my mates is a custom painter and has done a few SS dash panels and we tried it on the bonnet of one of my old minis but couldn't get it right over a big area. Expensive stuff but unreal finish if done right.
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    Good to see some personality going into a build .

    Its a thing amongst its self when its different .
    Well done .
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Cheers Dex!
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    Got the boss to take some decent pics as I am a total dunce with cameras, really highlights to me that those indicators are rubbish, ordered some decent quality chrome bullet shaped ones.

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    Looks great.
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    I didn't even really notice the indicators - always makes me laugh how much something on our own bikes can annoy us and no one else really see it sometimes.

    Looks good - the paint and the polished surfaces go together great.

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    Spot on Magilla, can you EVER really stop restoring/customising them??????
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    Do it my way ,,
    Change everything,, then start at the front and change things ,,, make your way to the back .
    Then start at the front ,,

    Top effect in the colour
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    kickin ass, mate..!
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    Well we had a bit of an issue with the paint - was lifting around the fuel filler. Painter has kindly repainted for me - bit different but I still like it. Still needs decals added and battery cover getting done currently (got tank back early as I want to ride!!!).

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    What decals are u putting on?
    still learning.....

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    Same ones Thomas, just a bit smaller this time.
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    That stand is awsome ,,!!!!

    Put that air filter on propper .
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dex View Post
    That stand is awsome ,,!!!!

    Put that air filter on propper .
    Bloody nora you got some good peepers Sir Dexalot!!!!! Will fix, apologies.
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    Looks better with black rear shocks instead of the gold
    ​Too many bikes, not enough ride days.

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    I like it ! cool .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z50AYE! View Post
    Looks better with black rear shocks instead of the gold
    Only issue is I feel like they are a bit short.
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    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs View Post
    Only issue is I feel like they are a bit short.
    Yes, the gold ones look longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dex View Post
    It's early and my brain isnt switched on 100% but would that leave me with the bolt hole 90 degrees off?????
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    Oh right, you just spin the bottom of the shock. DEEEERrrrrrrrrrrr

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    You also have that bit of adjustment on the bottom of the shock its self ..
    Anything up to an inch . Just make sure theres plenty of thread left in the shock body ,,, and the locknut firmly tightened
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Thanks Dex for the suggestion - perfect. Gave me an extra 30mm or so!

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    Ugh, now I hate those spools because they are scratched from using them. Might fashion up some rubber boots for the stand and get some new spools.

    When does it end??????
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    Just spray em with oven cleaner ,," make sure its the caustic one "
    Let sit 5 minutes all foamy like ,, then wash the anodizing off with soapy water ,,,
    Then polish em ,,!
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Might give it a go Dex, but the last thing i tried to un-anodise didnt work out very well.
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    Left it too long to wash ,?
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    I just never took all the anodizing off, left blue parts looking like old lady hair rinse.
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    Scuff it with some wet n dry before mr muscle oven cleaner ,,,
    Anodizing will " melt off "
    If left long , the aluminium will " blacken " , as the cleaner will attack the soft aluminium .
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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