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Shiny stuff arriving daily, rear linkage has been welded up and modified, calipers hoses shock bolts seals GB covers and any number of other bits here 😁

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Had half an hour this morning so dropped the forks out ready to be stripped and powder coated. Fitted the shock and modified linkage to make sure it goes together ok. Left loose fitted as exhaust man thinks shock has to come out for full system 👍

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I've been watching Dave Hewson & his mate rebuilding a RVF400 on his YT channel.The Chinese pattern bodywork isn't the best :shock:

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Rear end has now been assembled after cleaning and greasing, new shock with modified linkage too

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But more working from home today….first issue. Forks out and the bolts in the bottom corroded and chewed. Not an issue as I’ll run them into workshop tomorrow and then send fork bottoms to be painted. Front wheel not perfect but prob 8/10 and the bits that are faded will be behind the new discs and shiny new bolts 👍

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Fork stripping today, both bolts in the bottom chewed and needed drilling out and surprisingly no clips holding fork seals in 😂 But fork bottoms now at blasters and parts ordered 

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Waiting on parts to be painted now, subframes and fork bottoms, the nice Chinese people confirmed the paintwork today so that’ll be interesting and front wheel done too

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Which paint job you go for in the end ?
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weeksy wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:38 pm Which paint job you go for in the end ?
One of these, October delivery



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Really liking this thread, it's a bike that's always appealed but never owned, maybe one day though eh ;) - I know this will be a nice one :thumbup:
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My aforementioned colleague brought his VFR in the other day...I dunno what NC it is, but it's nice.

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Tricky wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:32 pm Really liking this thread, it's a bike that's always appealed but never owned, maybe one day though eh ;) - I know this will be a nice one :thumbup:
I’ve wanted to build a nice NC30 for ages, not an immaculate bike just a good very clean good spec one. This is definitely going that way. I’ll only use it for a few classic days and despite my reputation I’m keeping it as NC30’s and me have a lot of history 👍
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That's an NC24.

Essentially the same bike as the NC21, but with a SSSA.
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Mr. Dazzle wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:59 pm My aforementioned colleague brought his VFR in the other day...I dunno what NC it is, but it's nice.

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An NC24 that’s one before the NC30
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I had an NC24.

I rode it into the side of a 5 series.
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I think my CB-1 was an NC-27.

I'm gonna look it up now!

EDIT: Yep, that's the badger.
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The 23 was the Tri-arm CBR and the 26 was the Gull-arm.

It's the MC's that get me confused.
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Mrs Ds Dad had an NC21 in the garage with the Boneville. Well he had an NC21 spread around the garage.

We gave it to her uncle, luckily he's got a van :P