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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Thank you soooooooooo much for your hard work with this, so very happy. With the tough time i am having at moment with family death, this is great news for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Nice to see the bike being rescued...

To be honest if I'd seen that I would have bought it myself. I'm after a 18" Kilauea - I would prefer a 1994 model as that's what I had BITD but they seem to be pretty rare so I may have to be flexible... :-(


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Quick bit of work on the brake levers. Didn't have any Black paint left, so had a choice of Silver, White, Pink or a Light Blue. Went with the Silver, which is Minstral Grey for any Vauxhall boffins. Had this left over from a Corsa GSi I owned.

Will get some better pics in the daylight:

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8) 8) 8)

They look amazing loads better.

Thank you 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:14 am 
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Can't wait to see this finished.
Jealous


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:08 pm 
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Did the bike come with Judy DH forks ? i am after some if your willing :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:17 pm 
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There was a set I have given them to Matt for all his help with this build for me. Sorry


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:27 am 
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no probs,i had a 97 Kilauea, cyber tubing rides very nice :D


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Right, so the job's done and the bike is now packed up and ready to ship to Rojo on Tuesday.

It's been a good build and the end result has certainly turned out better than I thought when I first saw the bike in person. Only one rusty bolt got the better of me, which again is an achievement considered the condition of the bike originally.

Thanks to Rojo for giving me the opportunity to not only turn this bike around for him but also give something back to a RB member :)

As I'd mentioned earlier in the thread, I decided to repaint the brake levers as the corrosion really was letting the rest of the bike down.

Before:

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After:

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Not bad for a quick job with some left over paint, in my opinion.

And the bike...

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Thanks for reading,

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Wow this looks stunning it really really does thank you so much for all your help with this. :D

How did you get the levers to look so nice??


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