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Another Ar125, anyone still awake?

 
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Restore, fix or track day
Restore
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Fix & use
83%
 83%  [ 5 ]
Track day it?
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Sell the wheels & buy something better
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Chuck the whole thing in a skip
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 6

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Howie



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Location: Kwaksville

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Another Ar125, anyone still awake? Reply with quote

Only joking Ar fans.

If anyone was watching this on ebay & wondered who bought it......


Yep it were me wot done it

It has a Tzr125 fairing, fairing brace was welded to the headstock Laughing

Have another pic

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Notice the spark plug, this plug has never seen fuel/oil, clean as the day it was put in.
Barrel has been brazed welded at some point.

Here's another pic
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Don't see any problems here Laughing

Strangely enough, most of the bolts that hold the niceties on have snapped, every bolt that holds the essentials on has come undone & out with no probs Thumbs Up

How's about another pic
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Yep, hey ho

Ok, I seem to have fallen for the charms of this bike (it does have a spark, compression a little low at 110psi but the fella who sold it to me did say it ran?! And i believe him, lovely bloke, has an absolutely pristeen CBX1000 un restored Shocked )

The problem I have is what to do with it.......so for the first time in ages....... a poll
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not really just an AR its a very special one previously owned by the Lock Ness swamp thing..

Fantastic Mr H...you finally secummed to the AR fraternity..

Brilliant just brilliant...please just get it running and use it as it is.. you can always sell the wheels for a profit if you ever get fed up of its warm rusty orange glow Smile

Hey you missed a Poll Suggestion - it should be on a future D'S stand in all its patina of corrosion, dust and cobwebs - make a fantastic talking point Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top-shaggy wrote:
it should be on a future D'S stand in all its patina of corrosion, dust and cobwebs - make a fantastic talking point Smile

Hmm... Eh?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DSBBadmin wrote:
Top-shaggy wrote:
it should be on a future D'S stand in all its patina of corrosion, dust and cobwebs - make a fantastic talking point Smile

Hmm... Eh?



Haha

It was only a poll suggestion and certainly Diff'rent Taunt Wave
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good idea. Your barn-find AP50 got more attention than everything else put together. Won't fit the theme this year though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am struggling to find the words Very Happy

I don't even know which poll option to choose!

Best of luck with it
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gone for chucking the whole thing in a skip..............

But under all that rust & neglect, the Ar is pretty solid. Now I know it has been kept in different garages for the past 11 years (the length of time the previous owner has owned it) & it hasn't been on the road since '98 but it's little things like most of the fasteners are original Kawasaki, it doesn't have any blingtastic parts at all, it doesn't look like the crankcases have ever been apart, mind you with all the muck & oil, it is hard to tell Laughing

It didn't come with a V5 but did come with all numbers intact & two old tax discs clearly showing the reg. no. & a quick look on the DVLA website indicates this should be blue, did they come in blue? Any Ar experts out there? Laughing

So maybe it is too good for the skip? Maybe an early TZ125 fairing would look good?

Maybe restoring or at least cleaning up & riding as is?

I am open to suggestions people
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue AR... Yes and they are pretty rare. UK model was B4 restricted and A5 full power.





Do you know which one?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rat-bike. Make it rideable and safe, but keep it in the same skanky cosmetic condition it's already in. So it looks like it lives at the bottom of the sea, but actually has an MOT and rides fine. Very Happy
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