Cool video Torcidas! I wish I could organize a Ride-Out like that..
So tommorow I'm finally off to tax my project bike that I've been working on for the past 3 years on and off. It's a ZXR 400 H1 (1989 first road going model built), after the engine ate itself resulting in me chucking it up a curb on its side. Never actually discovering what caused the complete and sudden failure.
Luckily I was OK but the bike was absolutely hanging. I found there was no damage to the frame, but the fairings (left hand), forks and the left hand clip on were f*cked. And now having an engine made of mush.
Heres the bike about 2 hours before the accident (November something 2010)
I have loads of pics of the engine innards somewhere, will post them up when I find them. Sourced a new engine out of an Identical bike with much less miles on the clock from a breakers and took the clocks to match the engines mileage, luckily this came from my life long friend James dad who I trust.
The forks came off an H2 (1990) model on Ebay for cheap but are in good working order, popped new oil and dust seals in them and changed the Oil (SAE 10W) for my own piece of mind and on they went.
New engine and forks in, taken about a year ago give or take. I had managed to rebuild most of the fairings by making them as ugly as possible from the Inside, there are still some cracks in there but nothing that'll cause a problem... Yet.
She passed her MOT last week with No advisories after that time, this is how she looks outside my house right now, Cannot wait to get on tomorrow and turn that key. Regarded as one of the quickest 'Pocket rockets' of the 80's and Early 90's. Needless to say, this girl moves like corn through a f*cking goose. :')