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The Cameraman



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:44 pm    Post subject: Not another AR story? Reply with quote

Hi Guys n Gals,

well another of these pesky critters has managed to find her way into my garage but not with the mighty power of a 125cc, oh no, this time it's a real tiddler, in the form of an AR50!

Massive thanks to Phil at Holmetech, just up the road from here.

It's a day off work tomorrow so it'll be time to take some photo's etc.

I thought the AR125 was light but this wee beastie should be weighed in ounces, rather than kg!

The decals are a perfect example of what happens when the Japanese designers partake in too much Saki. I just hope tomorrow gives some quality daylight to show what I mean.

This time, this Tiny Tiddler has new tyre's and even an MOT, so I'll be able to see how slowly she runs, before doing small, rebuilding of sections of the bike. First thing to be stripped however will be the carb, to give it an ultrasonic clean, to remove any longstanding fuel varnish etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Reggie

Is it the black one he was selling?

Can't wait to see it...oh and hear about life at 35mph.. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shaun,

no the black one had already gone, so I've got he red one.

After a proper chat with Phil from Holmetech, it appears that the red one was by far the best condition of the two bikes he was selling. Also she's only covered 9,000 mies, which was less than half that the black one had done.

Photo's will follow this morning.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Techno Techno Techno

If it's the one I think it is, I quite like the later funky versions Smile

I can certainly help with extras such as the rare rear hugger and belly pans when you decide what your doing with it.

It's healthy to redress the balance of 125s with some tiny tiddlers and like you say they weight almost nothing and wheelie like a king ... Looking forward to the pics Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shaun,

basic strip down started, just to check all is well before I did anything else.

The carb wasn't too bad but I removed it to give it a thorough cleaning and, whilst making access I found the air box had been modified twice! Once by drilling some bloody great holes in the side and second by finding the lower mounting bolt had been mullered, so someone had just sawn off the bottom of the air box!

So I'll need to see if I can source an original.

Anyway, carb drained, stripped and cleaned up, new fuel and on the third kick, she burst into life!

I then removed all the plastic panels, to keep 'em safe - until I decide what my plans are.

Do you have any shots of the rear hugger and the belly pan? I may fancy this one may become white n green!

Photo's will follow later, once Photobcket decides to play the game.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys n Gals,

well here she is.

Pretty straight.



With a mere 9153 miles under her belt.



The engine looks pretty standard and free from signs of ears or abuse.



Here's the grubby looking carb. And once cleaned, I did my usual in changing the float bowl screws with Allen headed stainless bolts.



As you can see, the air filter has seen better days, as has the air box, as you can see on this shot where it was cut from the lower mount.!



More images to follow once I get a chance to take 'em.

So what colours do our friends out there reckon I should do?

By the way, the DS keyring I picked up at Stafford has been out into use!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cameraman wrote:
By the way, the DS keyring I picked up at Stafford has been out into use!

You didn't have to buy a new bike just to find a home for the keyring Reggie ! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tim,

I couldn't think of a better excuse to do something special with such a fine keyring!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would keep it the same Reggie....not many 90s colour schemes knocking around and will be very rare because nobody loved the techno rave funky colours....

Also, um .. They still selling for good money Smile

See this ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-AR50-C10-AR-50-C-10-1996-Red-only-6400-miles-1-Owner-from-new-/401219497307?hash=item5d6a8bad5b:g:~6oAAOSw44BYG2nO
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with TS^, would be nice to keep it original.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shaun & VNP,

you may be onto something there!

How about if I powder coated the swinging arm and frame, in the original colours then?

What do you reckon?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty good CM, not too much bodgery (if that's a word?) by the look of things.

I would change the colour scheme though, keep it red but go for an early A1R race bike paint scheme.

Simple but lovely
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Shaun,

I don't suppose you know of a decal supplier that offers exact copies, so I could have the panels fully repainted, decals applied, then coated? I ask as the tank needs a few small repairs so if I was to keep her standard then I'd really like her to look as standard as possible.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a nice little bike Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Yamfan,

I thought so too!
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