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Post by Lurchenstien on Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:28 am

Although new here, and new to biking, rat bikes have been of interest to me for a while. I now have an '82 Honda CM125, and a '95 Honda CBR600F3 both of which have started their rat journey. The CM has been through a good dozen previous owners with little original parts left by the time I got it a couple of years ago, and a good few of those parts replaced since. I believe the CBR to be mostly stock at the moment, though I have just ripped off the fairings and gauges so I can change the headlights and speedo. Both bikes are running an RFID ignition, with an implant in my hand as the key to both bikes. I might strip the paint on the CBR's tank and put a coating of lacquer straight over. Once the tank, the headlight & speedo change, a brake hose change have been completed, along with figuring out where I'm gonna hide the harness hernia that has come with removing the fairing, I'm happy with just maintaining it so it's road legal, and letting the ratty-ness set in.

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Post by esox on Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:56 am

I like the mudguard/headlight idea - never seen it done like that before, and in a ratbike world where nearly everything has been done before you`ve got to think hard to come up with new ideas! Idea
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Post by magnamaniac on Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:36 am

welcome

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Post by voodoo on Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:02 am

Welcome from Hollandshire.

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Post by twofiddy on Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:58 am

I do like that headlight/fairing. Like Esox says, it's hard to find stuff that hasn't been done before and often to death.

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Post by spotarama on Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:34 am

Welcome from australiastan

You'll find a wealth of information, experience and opinion here, unfortunately little of it relevant or useful but entertaining none the less
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Post by Monglord on Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:44 pm

Hello mate,
strangely enough I've got a CBR6 and a CM125 (plus others)- like the others your mudguard/ headlights idea is an original one.

Just out of interest I was wondering how you came across this forum?
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Post by Lurchenstien on Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:31 am

I found the forum with a google search for rat bike forum, there didn't look to be a whole lot else from the results that it showed me.

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Post by Monglord on Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:24 pm

Nah there isn't really apart from the FB pages.
Ever been to the R&S before? Worth going if you're into rats.
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Post by Lurchenstien on Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:11 pm

I havent as of yet, but I may well make it along some time.


As I’ve just been messing with the CBRat, I figured I’d get a video of both bikes working with the implant.
https://youtu.be/FWMw0WXRpFQ

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Post by redfog on Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:40 am

After looking at the titles of your vids you really need to go to the R&Ss. Oh my gosh the entertainment! and the meeting new and lovely people and bikes and stuff x

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Post by Lurchenstien on Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:24 pm

I couldnt remember what vids were on my Youtube, I’ve not uploaded any for a while. I did perform at some bike rally on the Isle of Wight a few years back, that was a good laugh.

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Post by IFAIL on Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:23 pm

Ello there, welcome
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Post by Big Chris on Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:13 am

Welcome Lurch.
Nice bikes.
What part of the country are you in?

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Post by IFAIL on Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:28 am

Ffs implant keys what will they think of next? Toooo technical for me 😬 toggle switch about my limit lol. The thief will turn butcher to nick ya bike.. 😬😬😬
Like the idea tho
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Post by Lurchenstien on Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:02 pm

Big Chris wrote:Welcome Lurch.
Nice bikes.
What part of the country are you in?

Thanks. I'm in Westbury, Wiltshire.

IFAIL wrote:Ffs implant keys what will they think of next?  Toooo technical for me 😬 toggle switch about my limit lol. The thief will turn butcher to nick ya bike.. 😬😬😬
Like the idea tho

Saves me losing the keys, I just keep a fuel tank key for each bike on the house keys, then jump on whatever bike I feel like. Also, in this lovely rain & cold, the implant works through gloves, so it saves messing about with keys.

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Post by IFAIL on Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:09 pm

Nice one, i get it
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