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corf
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PostPosted: 21:58 - 01 Feb 2012    Post subject: future classic kawasaki ar50 Reply with quote

been on look out for a new project, a kawasaki ar50/80 for last 6 months, just find one at the right price as everyone nows how much wheel sell for, i had one when i was 16 years old it was the bike to have in the early 90s was fitted with 80 top end and carb gearbox for extra gear and a small can micron, it was a very quick bike beat all mates on there 50s and outrun rd/tzr/ns125 etc to 60mph, use to wheelie every where 1st in 2nd gear whellies lol, i had stolen in christmas 1993, and was gutted, i bought a rd125lc mk2 with the insurance money


just done a 5 hour round trip (manchester to whitehaven) for this ar50 paid 280 and tax and mot

plan for her is

1. Powdercoated frame/swing arm
2. repalce any thing that need replacing
3. all panel respray in black and my decal set apply that i have made and sell
4. dont know to sorce another engine tuned up,

ie big carb 93cc big bore with porting work cdi unit coil etc

it gone be sumer project and will done on a slow progress when i have money to put into it and time to do it, budget looking at 4/500 on her and will be keeping it for good as think will be lot money in years to come


will take for quick blast tomorrow but as standard 50 will dog slow
but will being like 16 again lol

give it quick wash looks allright in daylight

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PostPosted: 18:56 - 02 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice bike ive got a black one i hit a good 35mph with a gear to go last weekend i was 16 all over again Very Happy
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PostPosted: 19:42 - 02 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

had quick go, god it slow but i am use to a gsxr600k3 lol


was thing of get another frame and fitting kmx125 engine ( lad fited kx80 and ment to be rapid) or something else make special ar keep all the other bits so can put it back to standard if want to.
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PostPosted: 18:52 - 25 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

had bit spare time today, so complete strip down, all the srews and bolt all round off,

found a ar80 engine complete with carb cdi etc,

so will save bit money on big bore etc

look like a bmx lol


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PostPosted: 17:49 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

will keep an eye on this thread, few lads had them round my way while i had a rd125.

Looks in pretty good nick already Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 18:10 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

twisted subframe pic 2 Laughing
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PostPosted: 18:11 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

this should be good, although i think i'd be tempted to do a genuine restoration instead of big bore etc.. as it's the standard bikes that make the big money for collectors / enthusiasts
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PostPosted: 18:51 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sako wrote:
this should be good, although i think i'd be tempted to do a genuine restoration instead of big bore etc.. as it's the standard bikes that make the big money for collectors / enthusiasts



i have bought another engine complete ar80, will see how run before i add upgrade, and keeping standard ar50 so can back to stardard,
i will not be selling it,i will ride to work the odd time trip up riverton barn in the summer
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PostPosted: 17:05 - 27 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

corf wrote:
Sako wrote:
this should be good, although i think i'd be tempted to do a genuine restoration instead of big bore etc.. as it's the standard bikes that make the big money for collectors / enthusiasts



i have bought another engine complete ar80, will see how run before i add upgrade, and keeping standard ar50 so can back to stardard,
i will not be selling it,i will ride to work the odd time trip up riverton barn in the summer


ah right, see what you're doing now.

good luck with it!
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PostPosted: 17:03 - 10 Mar 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

spent a few hours on the frame, sanding and wirebrushing the rust off,

spent so far
ar80 engine come, 200
found nos stock nikon exhaust 125 (but missing end can) so will mod one to fit.
a mint powder coated swing arm 20 in black (will be in silver)

tank etc will be getting sprayed by mate brother, will be getting 2 lots done sell the other set on ebay
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PostPosted: 16:02 - 12 Mar 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

nikon exhaust come today, just find a end can to suit it

any Suggestion for the end can

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PostPosted: 15:25 - 18 Mar 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

as been nice this weekend and overspent allready on this project, frame and swing as been painted instead,


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wheels tape ready for rubdown then painted red with polished lip
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PostPosted: 12:34 - 24 Mar 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

sun out again, strip the paint of the forks, as going to polish them up,
sprayed the headlight bracket and wheels sprayed red, chill with a beer now

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PostPosted: 17:53 - 24 Mar 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Project looks great, forks have cleaned up very well. The Nikon exhaust looks good too.

Will keep an eye on the thread. AR50/80's are great bikes and are growing in collectors appeal. If you're making up a second bike, with tuned motor, there is masses of tuning parts available. Have heard of a tuned AR93 making 93mph and nearly 20bhp

http://www.bdkraceeng.co.uk/Bike5.html
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PostPosted: 18:14 - 10 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

done few bit over the weekend,

next to do engine sprayed, and put rolling chassis back together

price up panel for spraying

still need a few bits, rear fender, (seen one on ebay whent for 98) seat cover,and some other bits

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PostPosted: 20:22 - 10 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job on the forks, they are looking great polished up. Are you going to laquer them ?
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PostPosted: 19:34 - 11 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

dangerousdave wrote:
Great job on the forks, they are looking great polished up. Are you going to laquer them ?


will be not laquer, just polish every so often

mod a rs125 shock see what it like

engine sprayed

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PostPosted: 21:22 - 11 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 50, with an 80 kit, out performing a 125? Laughing

Did you weigh 9 stone?

Clean project, looks shiney. Razz
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PostPosted: 21:31 - 11 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks mint!

Regarding the end can, I have this sat in my garage.

Needs a good polish, looks like the can would unbolt, and could probably re-dill your end plate to suit the PCD on the Gianelli can.

It came from a 125 by the way. So should be big enough?



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PostPosted: 12:19 - 12 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in how you get on with the alternative rear shock. I expect you'd have struggled to get a good AR50 rear shock these days. Did the RS shock take much modding to fit?
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PostPosted: 15:48 - 12 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

dangerousdave wrote:
I'm interested in how you get on with the alternative rear shock. I expect you'd have struggled to get a good AR50 rear shock these days. Did the RS shock take much modding to fit?



aprilla rs125 shock i got 10 of ebay, just had to cut 5mm of each side
on one end so fitted on the bottom bracket of the frame,

(it a lot stiffer than stardard, i am 12 stone , but worth look if you are lot fatter)

hope to have it on the road in next week see how it handles.

will report back


(binge) thank for the offer but going for one off a scotter,

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PostPosted: 17:31 - 17 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

putting all back together, sterling end can look right for nikon front pipe, nos rear fender found, need seat and panel spraying

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PostPosted: 17:56 - 17 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking very good.
What paint did you use for the frame?
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PostPosted: 18:08 - 17 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

twostroketit wrote:
It's looking very good.
What paint did you use for the frame?


big fan of upol paint

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/U-POL-GLOSS-TRIM-BLACK-500ML-PROFESSIONAL-SPRAY-PAINT-/370424059698?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item563efe9732
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PostPosted: 08:52 - 28 Apr 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

corf wrote:
twostroketit wrote:
It's looking very good.
What paint did you use for the frame?


big fan of upol paint

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/U-POL-GLOSS-TRIM-BLACK-500ML-PROFESSIONAL-SPRAY-PAINT-/370424059698?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item563efe9732


Thanks, I have just bought two tins.
If this "drought" ever finishes i might be able to get out and use them.
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