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manxie

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2019, 08:23:19 PM »
Frame soda blasted and repainted, rebuild to commence soon  ;D

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 10:54:17 PM »
That's a lovely looking spray booth you have in ya back garden Steve 😁😁👍... lovely looking finish on the frame, look forward to seeing the pics of completed bike 👍👍... cheers, Michael

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2019, 10:55:47 PM »
That's a lovely looking spray booth you have in ya back garden Steve 😁😁👍... lovely looking finish on the frame, look forward to seeing the pics of completed bike 👍👍... cheers, Michael

 :D :D :D I wish cheers Michael, Steve
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1978 Bultaco Sherpa project (not started)
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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2019, 08:14:30 AM »
After a load of faffing about the original rims came back after getting them re-anodised, original hubs painted, new spokes and new Bridgestone Trail Wing tyres. Hopefully be on the road by August????? (famous last words ???)
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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2019, 12:50:34 PM »
Look like a cracking job, certainly on the photo anyway. Best o luck with the self imposed deadline Steve 😉🤞... cheers, Michael

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2019, 07:20:19 PM »
Another step closer.... Not lacquered yet but hopefully tomorrow  ;) 39yr old tank and NOT 1mm of filler in it
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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2019, 07:40:34 PM »
Cracking stuff Steve, really looking forward to seeing the completed bike 👍.. cheers, Michael

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2019, 08:52:19 PM »
Thanks Michael  ;) ;)
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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2019, 09:49:10 AM »
39yrs old and no filler?  8) what's it like inside? Big congrats! Costalot?

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2019, 10:36:04 AM »
39yrs old and no filler?  8) what's it like inside? Big congrats! Costalot?

The inside is untouched and lovely and shiny!! I cant believe it. Yes, it`s costing a bl00dy fortune  :o :-\
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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2019, 04:21:06 PM »
They all do Steve!  ;)

Not much change out of £300 for the paint job alone, I bet!

Steady away, I have had a mental blockage with the Duke, but think that I have cleared that now. Whether it gets fired up soon is still in the balance. All the best.

Good health, Bill

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2019, 02:52:14 PM »
They all do Steve!  ;)

Not much change out of £300 for the paint job alone, I bet!

Steady away, I have had a mental blockage with the Duke, but think that I have cleared that now. Whether it gets fired up soon is still in the balance. All the best.

Good health, Bill

Hi Bill,

no change from £300 I`m afraid, it was more  ???Then the frame, swing arm, pegs, bracketry etc painted. Wheels cost me more than my little Z250C cost  :-\

Ah well, hopefully it`ll be done in a couple of months, just in time for winter when the better weather arrives  ;D

Go steady,

Steve  ;)
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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2019, 06:30:53 PM »
I'm sure it'll all be worth it Steve, when you finally get that moment when you stand back for the first time and stand and stare at it for what feels like an hour. Probably about 10 minutes in reality but hey you'll think. "Boy what a sweet lovely little bike" 👍   Cheers, Michael

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2019, 08:56:11 PM »
Aye Steve,

I am no surprised at all at your costs. Many people are now £45-00 per hour for their services and whilst that may seem expensive, the main Land Rover, BMW, Audi, VW and other car franchises are now charging £120-00 per hour plus VAT. Unless you find a mechanicaly sound, oily rag re-commissioning machine, a total cost of the refurbishment at the thick end of £1000 is likely. Sometimes they make a new bike appear 'cheap'!

Happy spannering!  ;)

My regards, Bill

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Re: XT250 - first steps
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2019, 06:39:49 AM »
Just wondered how the XT250 was coming along Steve? Is it completed yet. Any photos?
Cheers, Michael