Hmmm, what to do?

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Alan H
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Hmmm, what to do?

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Now the last time I resto'd a 550, I said 'never again' (and the time before !) but I've been offered another project with extra 'stuff' and I have a refurbed crank already done, plus a Dunstall kit stashed, and enough 'stuff' to do it different, so there just might be a chance I'll do a 'last 550 resto again'.
Hmmm, should I, or shouldn't I? And what do I call it if I 'do'.
1st K, 'slow starting' because it took ages to do - I was still working...
2nd A, Earwig - 'Erewigoagain'.... still in the garage and ridden regularly.
3rd J, - Yeti - Yetanother550'... as above.
4th B, - Anna - Annanother550'.. newest acquisition (still being tweaked).
5th M?, - Lastun? - last refurb? Hmmmm?!?!
Proof that four strokes are over complicated
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How about Neve, as in Neve-r again
I had two stroke's and survived.
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How about “Skip it” as in that’s where I think it should go :lol:
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
A quote from my old dad 8-)

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"Herewee" go again :D

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Alan H
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LOTTA. Last Of The Triples Adventures......
PaulD738 wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:58 am How about “Skip it” as in that’s where I think it should go :lol:
:roll:
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No question that it needs to be a balls to the wall full on Dunstall custom. You have done every variety of stock or almost stock or nearly stock. Time for something more radical. Ported, chambers, high compression, big brake (light, modern disk) custom.

Something that comes close to scaring or scarring you every time you ride it. A thrill ride that leaves you shaking and wondering about your own sanity, and begging for more. :roll: :shock: :? :lol:
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teazer wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:18 pm wondering about your own sanity
Oh, I've wondered about that for a couple of days now....... :roll:
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Alan H wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:22 am
teazer wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:18 pm wondering about your own sanity
Oh, I've wondered about that for a couple of days now....... :roll:
We haven't :lol:
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".
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Tart!! :lol:
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What about calling it Donwith, or just plain Don, done with resto.
Tony
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