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    Imported Z50JS

    Hi,

    Been a while since I had a monkey to show picture of. Here it is. Bought it on Saturday. It's my first complete, usable bike. Needs a little attention to the rusty guards, but apart from that it's tip top. Just a quick polish and degrease. Of course I'd like to do the usual mods, shocks, bore kit, etc. But I'm skint so it'll have to wait a while.

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    Nice and clean, is that a stock rack on it?
    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 pretty sure it’s a stock rack. It doesn’t look like the bolts have ever been removed. They have the correct patina (rust) on them. It’s different to the Aust delivered models.

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    Japanese Domestic Model rear carry rack:

    Classic Honda 50's Australia - Visit our online store at -Hidden Content

    PERFORMANCE, REPRODUCTION AND OEM PARTS TO SUIT OLD AND NEW HONDA AND OTHER 4 STROKE MINIBIKES AND MOTORBIKES INCLUDING KAWASAKI, YAMAHA AND SUZUKI.

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    Very cool, I like it!
    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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    NIce colour scheme
    Old hondas don't die......they wait.

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    Got this in the mail. Pretty impressed with the record keeping. Pretty unimpressed with the price £30, but need it for the import and registration documents. No more searching around for little date codes stamped on frames etc 209BCD3E-D1D8-4BF0-88FF-9594C9CA6744.jpg

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    I assume Honda Australia don't offer the dating service? Any chance you could share who/how you contacted them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tj501 View Post
    I assume Honda Australia don't offer the dating service? ?
    Is this something like Tinder for bike owners ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkiesuncle View Post
    Is this something like Tinder for bike owners ?
    What's Tinder?
    Life is too short for cheap carbs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyP View Post
    What's Tinder?
    Not 100% sure myself, but the kiddies seem to like it.

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    Nice bike Paulie, I need one of those seat! 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tj501 View Post
    I assume Honda Australia don't offer the dating service? Any chance you could share who/how you contacted them?
    I’m not sure how it’ll work for Australia. I had it done because I’m on a gap year at the moment in the UK and want to bring the bike back to Aust in the future.

    But here’s the info: (I originally phoned them, but they returned via email)
    Following to our recent conversation, as promised, please find the details on how to apply for Year of Manufacture document below:
    In order to obtain Year of Manufacture details for your motorcycle, you will need to apply in writing to the following address:
    Motorcycle Operations
    Year of Manufacture
    Honda (UK)
    Cain Road
    Bracknell
    Berkshire
    RG12 1HL
    When requesting this document, please provide the following information:
    Model type
    VIN
    Engine number
    Your postal details
    Your contact details – telephone number and email
    There is an administration fee of £30 (£25 + VAT) which can be paid by cheque or postal order made payable to Honda (UK).
    Please note that this can take up to 6 weeks if the information needs to be sourced from Japan.
    Thank you for contacting Honda. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babu View Post
    Nice bike Paulie, I need one of those seat! ��
    You want a poo brown seat?

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    Spent a little bit of coin. When I say little, I mean little. Got a GCraft look alike swingarm and wheels. Swingarm is keepspeed and the wheels are mad munk. Swingarm is ok for the price and the wheels look like theyíll be trouble with offsets and fitment. Will look into that later. But hereís some pics. Swingarm came with a cool little shifter keyring. For less than half the price of the brand name stuff I reckon it may be ok, but Iíve only just unwrapped it. Like I said once I go to fit it, thatís when the swearing may begin.

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    Cool. Will be interesting to hear your thoughts on these as your last bikes have been all bling parts.

    Are you going to tour Europe on this?
    Life is too short for cheap carbs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyP View Post
    Are you going to tour Europe on this?
    Can I come too ??

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    Touring all of Europe may be out of the question, I’m really keen to go to Belgium or France to one of their monkey meets during next summer. They were saying this year numbers were down. They used to get like 800+ bikes apparently to a long weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie View Post
    Touring all of Europe may be out of the question, I’m really keen to go to Belgium or France to one of their monkey meets during next summer. They were saying this year numbers were down. They used to get like 800+ bikes apparently to a long weekend!
    One of the Blast Factory guys lives in Carcasonne, and they ride in that area from what I can make out. I tried to meet up with them in 2014 when I was there, but things didn’t work out.
    I have been stashing a few bits away so I can mail a bike to my sister who lives about 50kms from Carcasonne

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    Make sure if you send anything you don’t put the price on the customs label. I got a pair of sunnies for $60 off the net and then was slugged with £25 import duty. And I ordered a takegawa kicker from webike, not labelled on the outside, no import duty!

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    Have any of you heard of the modern works 4v head. It’s suppsed to be a Chinese rip off of the takegawa one at half the price. I’ve read a bit on the net and it says to replace the rocker arms, but apart from that reviews are fairly good. I was thinking of getting the 52mm short stroke kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie View Post
    Have any of you heard of the modern works 4v head. It’s suppsed to be a Chinese rip off of the takegawa one at half the price. I’ve read a bit on the net and it says to replace the rocker arms, but apart from that reviews are fairly good. I was thinking of getting the 52mm short stroke kit.
    DuncCB100 has one.....

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    Modifications begin! Removed the crappy zinc plated nuts and bolts and replaced them with stainless socket heads and acorn nuts.
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    Pulled the whole bike apart this weekend. Was worried it was going to be super rusty. It isn’t. The mudguards were toast, rusted all the way through. They’re now in the bin. I’ll replace them with carbon fibre or plastic ones. Measured up the rear wheel and new swingarm and it looks to be ok. I had nightmares that it was going to be way off to one side. But it appears to be central. It weird because both rim halves are the same size on this 4” rim.... anyway. Pictures:
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    Love the look of braced swing arms
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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