Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1726 by BikeMaine » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:15 am

Great to be reading your posts again.

How close is the nearest wildfire from you?
1982 GL1100A

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1727 by Pedrotq » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:15 am

G'day "BikeMaine" and everyone else :-D

Most of the fires are on the east coast, but the nearest fire is in Yanchep and Two Rocks which are around 30km north of where I live, but we are safe as there are many suburbs of concrete and housing between us.

the work on my bikes has stagnated due to lack of funds. Rupturing hot water systems, washing machine and fridges clapping out, dental and vet bills have chewed out my pocket money, all I can afford is fuel for my 88 outfit and Valkyrie, and even then it is sometimes too hot to ride any decent distance as I get so dehydrated and sun bleached.

My 75 is on the road and I have ridden a whopping 97kms on her, but the last two times when I start her up she bellows an incredible amount of smoke evenly from the exhaust. I park her up on the main stand, it is very disheartening and I have given up on her for the moment (winter project).

I am tinkering with the 76 outfit now and then, she is close to being on the road again, but she will look like a real "Yobbo's" bike with all panels a different colour, she needs a paintjob. But I will still ride her as she handles so well.

All the best, Peter.
pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ Still being rebuilt.
1975 GL-1000 ~ with sidecar (Bike scrapped for parts).
1976 GL-1000 ~ Engine being rebuilt with above sidecar.
1978 GL-1000 ~ Scrapped for parts.
1978 GL-1000 ~ Scrapped for parts.
1988 GL-1500 ~ Sidecar outfit.
1990 GL-1500SE ~ Stripped down to be a "Naked 90".
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.

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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

Post #1728 by 5speed » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:24 am

very glad to hear you aren't in the path of any fires..
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.
2019 Can-Am ryker (boss's new ride)

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