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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2018, 10:23:28 PM »
Just banged off an email, see what they say.

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2018, 11:33:50 PM »
Technically there’s is little or no customs charge in terms of import duty BUT the charges you are going to be hit with are defo VAT and handling if the P/O is involved. Most of the sellers from overseas have that inthe small print.


Also for what it’s worth I think it’s a miracle you managed to get a tank with only a single small dent/scratch...and in a location that’s off of the main surfaces , possibly even to obscured by the saddle?
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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2018, 11:57:07 PM »
To be honest Peter it's not good. A whopping weld line right down the centre of the tank and a big blob of it at the headstock. I can grind it all back and respray it silver but for the money I have forked out I expect something better.

But the Mito forks fitting kinda made my day. Just ordered new bearings.

This should be on the road before summer ends...he says lol.


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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2018, 12:15:41 AM »
for the money I have forked out I expect something better.

£52  including carriage from Asia....  :-\

There’s low cost and good value out there and then there is CCS....

The LC tanks are another example...one source from India, look nice but don’t fit !
Finally after years of trying good aftermarket now available at £300 or so
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 12:17:27 AM by betty foRD »
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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2018, 12:22:41 AM »
Plus £28 customs. Yes I can fix it for nowt but...dammit anyway lol. LC tanks I'd probably get one from Norbo if I needed one. £350 I think.

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2018, 08:45:55 PM »
£50!! Sheet!

Here's the frame with some clothes on...




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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2018, 07:52:42 PM »
After waiting ages for the (ahem) big bore kit I had to go through eBay to resolve this. The seller tells me it's waiting in a shop in Staines and I have to go get it. Uh huh. Free delivery means sod all then. So I have the kit it is 60cc and this is the condition it's in...



Nice. Contacted him again and no reply as usual...

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #52 on: July 09, 2018, 09:10:29 PM »
Still no contact, so have gone through eBay about the barrel. Elsie's frame and swing arm are away being modified so work continues on the popsicle.

I tweaked the petrol tank mounts on the frame and the tank now sits nicely. That cross member where it bolts to the frame will need cutting out and moving a little. The seat may or may not get used.



The Mito front end is on, a caliper has been ordered and I have used the Chinese levers and switchgear.

My old 350LC swing arm is almost the same width as the little RD's one but I have cut it back a smidge so it will fit. The shock mountings are nigh on identical but this will make the bike about 6" longer than standard...and if I use the seat I have it will mean cutting the frame back a bit...might look too odd so I will wait and see what it all looks like later on. I have a rear wheel from a FZR400 that is the same style as the Mito front so I'm hoping that will fit!








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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2018, 08:53:04 PM »
The LC swinger has been trimmed a tad and slots right in, even the shock goes on just fine, albeit upside down! (It is the Mito one). But there was no way the FZR wheel would fit and funding won't stretch to a different swinger and wheel...so, why not use all my spare LC parts instead? So I did. The bike looks like a damn LC even with the tank and seat now! But I like it, longer and bigger. Just hope 60cc of raw throbbing power can move it a bit!



Swinger trimmed...



And on..



Nope...lol



Yes!

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #54 on: July 10, 2018, 08:54:15 PM »


Twin discs is overkill for sure!

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2018, 08:06:58 AM »
Wow that tyre photo!

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2018, 05:50:58 PM »
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Twin discs is overkill for sure!
Twin discs and 60cc's I love it!

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2018, 09:33:42 PM »
It is a one off lol!

Got the rear end all on, and was surprised that 350LC foot rests just bolt straight on, so nice and easy to set up the brake and gear change. Front brakes are already done. The frame got treated to a visit from Mr Angry (I hate that thing!) and the seat latches are off as are the tank mounts. I need to fit some correct ones in there somehow. Was thinking what clocks to use and then it dawned on me I have a set of RD ones so I can use those. That rear part of the frame will be cut off and welded back on so it fits flush with the back of the seat.







That little headlight I quite like. An 8" one looks to big with the small frame. I am also going to make a rear light/number plate bracket for under the back of the frame.







That TZR250 exhaust will have a trial fit as I have nothing else to put on the bike at the mo, but there isn't much left I need to get this thing going. A head (eBay), a carb...a coil and some basic wiring and hey presto etc!

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Re: RD 50 with a twist
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Re: RD 50 with a twist
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2018, 12:25:47 AM »
Thanks matey. I love the way she looks. Tiny but with a huge wheelbase lol!

Had an hour in total today and did this. Made up some little rubber washers for the tank...



then realised they were way to big and mounted in the wrong place...sorted that...



then found a bracket that will do for the mo, I needed to get the tank and seat bang on level...I can make a template later and get one fabricated



Nope



spot on!