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Offline RDJames

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The evolution of project X
« on: October 15, 2012, 07:40:30 AM »
If it gets a 350cc upgrade.

How about we get a new paint job to go with it

I always liked the idea of mixture from the 1st 250 to the last 400 paint work graphics
« Last Edit: October 16, 2012, 07:29:37 AM by RDJames »
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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 07:07:53 PM »
Problem is the paintwork is still really good and only done two seasons.

I may be an idea if we have another paint set maybe.

I already have a spare side panel and oil tank with the incorrect name on it.

Mind you I think just one thing at a time and I reckon the top end rebuild is more important, it sounds like a bag of nails.

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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 12:50:16 PM »
Perhaps the change of paintwork could be a long term project.

We could run a competition to ask for designs and then do a poll on the best design. From past experience of the club that should take 2 years minimum... 8)
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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 03:29:58 PM »
SPEEDBLOCKS...............

any colour, any design, a mixture of all the models- whatever... but  surely speedblocks are essential

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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 05:34:14 PM »
SPEEDBLOCKS...............

any colour, any design, a mixture of all the models- whatever... but  surely speedblocks are essential

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Agree SPEEDBLOCKS but as a second set of tins

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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 06:48:17 PM »
SPEEDBLOCKS...............

any colour, any design, a mixture of all the models- whatever... but  surely speedblocks are essential

 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Agree SPEEDBLOCKS but as a second set of tins


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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 05:24:56 PM »
I am up for a design challenge!

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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 06:34:42 PM »
sounds good 8) have we any budding artists
as we will have to re do the side panel and oil tank with 350
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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012, 08:00:35 PM »
I am up for a design challenge!

As in if there is any competition! Otherwise I can draw up some stuff...

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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »
Start drawing.

One idea I had was the sppedlocks like the D on the lower of the tank then the stripe like the early round tank 350 A running above it .

The bike would then have graphics and a style to match models thru the range
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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2012, 06:36:07 PM »
To be honest theres nothing wrong with the paint job on Project X at the moment and to change to after just two seasons, I think is a bit of a waste especialy as so much time and money went into this paint job.

Plus we are spending this years budget on the 350CC conversion so there will be no DVLA dating money available to fund this paint job.

We dont ever use club funds for Project X funding as not every club member wants a club bike.
The money comes from the profit I make from the DVLA dating certifcates.

So if we are having a fresh paint job then the funding will need to be in place before we go any further.
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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2012, 06:50:27 PM »
To be honest theres nothing wrong with the paint job on Project X at the moment and to change to after just two seasons, I think is a bit of a waste especialy as so much time and money went into this paint job.

Plus we are spending this years budget on the 350CC conversion so there will be no DVLA dating money available to fund this paint job.

We dont ever use club funds for Project X funding as not every club member wants a club bike.
The money comes from the profit I make from the DVLA dating certifcates.

So if we are having a fresh paint job then the funding will need to be in place before we go any further.


The money comes from the profit I make from the DVLA dating certifcates & donations of cash & trade services from club members ...

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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2012, 07:30:01 PM »
Fair point Dave
The build money and parts/labour for Project X came from members and trade members etc and thats how the whole project was financed from start to finish.

The running costs and the 350cc conversion and future running cost all come from the DVLA dating money as agreed at the 2011 AGM.

Apart from 2012 road tax that Fizzydog donated.

Theres still some good offers of parts coming foward including a set of barrels from yourself and Moist has donated a set of 350 heads as well.

Its all appreciated to keep the bike in good order and on the road.



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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2012, 09:03:39 PM »
I think i have a spare set of 350 carbs if needed. As a point of interest,would you use a 400 oil pump?
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Re: The evolution of project X
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 06:38:57 PM »
I think i have a spare set of 350 carbs if needed. As a point of interest,would you use a 400 oil pump?

The plan is to use the RD350A/B oil pump.
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