• Back on a bike
    Went for a trip to pick up a few things and to enjoy being back on a bike again. Trip stops: Visit Clive Coffee at Lamezleigh’s in Mirboo North Pickup a battery for the FZR250 at J&C Motorcycles in Moe Pop in to the Budgeree Hall for more work to the public Wi-Fi there
  • Bringing home the FZR250
    Purchase price: $400 Condition: Not going, although assured that it was. Plastics supplied and look like they have been resprayed – mostly in good condition. Wiring loom looks like was cut and was attempted to be rejoined. Missing seats most noticeably. Missing a few bits: Mirrors (sourced) Fuel pump Speedo cable Front cowl frame (sourced) […]
  • In progress
    I’m working towards a group ride on 28 Nov, so I need the C201 running and hopefully registered. Three weeks left. In the last week I finally got the frame assembled and wheels attached. It’s now a rolling frame. I have most of the bits I need to at least get it running, although I […]
  • KL250 A3
    We have collected 4 of these and they are in various states. Blue bike – Going after replacing plug and cleaning the carb, although blowing smoke. Seems to idle fine. Next is to check valve seals and rings/bore. Second blue bike – Motor in frame. Other bits need to be fitted. White bike – Small […]
  • 250s start again
    After a battle with fouling plugs, I have the Katana 250 and ZZR250 going Seat covers for both bikes are done, and both are ok except for small rips in the top left corner of each. These pre-cut seat covers leave nothing on the corners and just enough to grab on the sides. I’ll remember […]
  • Seat covers and CD90 parts
    My goal this week is to get the baby Katana as far as we can and the ZZR body panels back on. Might also look at the CD90 parts and assembling what I can into two complete bikes. Baby Katana Working on the seat cover Got the motor going although it’s a little hard to […]
  • Cold and wet
    It’s a wet and cold Saturday here in Budgeree, so I don’t expect to get a lot done. The weather was better Sunday – no rain and a bit of sun, but still cold. On my list: Fault finding why the baby Katana won’t start. Signal coil with static reading of 334 ohms – within […]
  • Bringing the GPz550s home
    Purchase price: $1000 for the 2 GPz’s Location: Beaconsfield Date purchased: 31 Aug 19 Notes from the previous owner. Of the 2 bikes, the less complete bike had the better motor. The previous owner purchased this bike off a mate and his intention was to do up both bikes for himself and his wife. Unfortunately […]