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The liddle project.
« on: February 06, 2017, 02:55:06 AM »
We bought our son a project bike for Xmas,. It was a forgotten about sorry looking 2003 Yamaha XT225. After a month of toil the wee beastie is all done and running like a top ready for the usual legal testing for road worthiness. For a young fella he's done a great job, very proud of his work. Next step is to sit his licence, then daddy son time on the road 👍.




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Re: The liddle project.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 15:31:15 PM »
Looks good (read: looks like an XT should [sdsdsdtq] )
Never even heard of a 225 over here, I suppose a 250 would have too much power? :uptosomething:
Reminds me of old times, had some dirtbikes for fun too.

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The liddle project.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 00:09:20 AM »
Jeepers, both of those bikes are well sort after now Rob, love the ole two smoke beasties, had a few in my time too.


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Re: The liddle project.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 12:28:59 PM »
Yes, well, I 've often felt I should have been rich, then I could have kept all those bikes I had in the past and be even richer, but alas......they're gone, and most of them don't exist anymore.

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Re: The liddle project.
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 14:06:46 PM »
Hey Ruaphunz, how's your son doing on the XT now? You guys had some good trips together?  [sdsdsdtq]

Here's how my XT600 looked after I fixed her up and while I'm at it, I duno if you guys allready saw a picture of my XJR 1300  :uptosomething:
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Re: The liddle project.
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 02:24:47 AM »
Gidday guys, long time no see. I changed my phone and lost the app I was using, for the life of me I can't remember which one held the access to the forum??????????.

Finally got my work laptop back so can get to access things a little more now (kids have claimed the house PC as their sole property, dad misses out, hehehe)

The bike is all done, on the road and clocking up the K's. Son is enjoying the freedom, he still doesn't quite get the 'going for a ride' bit. He has the view you ride to 'go' to a destination. Either way he is still learning and clocking up the Km's which is a good result. We have been out and about often and slowly increasing his endurance. He's keen to get a cruiser as loves the seating layout, sound and looks.

Amazing wee machine really, it takes some punishment and never really misses a beat.
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Re: The liddle project.
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 01:50:57 AM »
Good to read you're amusing yourself and the family on two wheels, I'm sitting indoors putting a new cover on my buddyseat, as it was worn through, a nice job while its freezing outside.
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Re: The liddle project.
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 14:31:47 PM »
I have been going out for rides even by car... as long as I had my license... your son has stuff to learn :D
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