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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:23 am 
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Today I picked up a rolling chassis, less the frame. Both the seller and I drove 5 hours to meet.

I'm currently at school for 5 more weeks, then 6 weeks in the new year. Some time in Feb, I will start the build.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:52 am 
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Wow Rory, that's commitment, saving RZ350's one at a time. Good job

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Rory! Stop buying every RZ available! I'm convinced the recent slump in availability is not a dry market but one thirsty buyer! :) Can I take one of those projects off your hands?


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nice, excited to see it come together Rory.

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evan_calgary wrote:
Rory! Stop buying every RZ available! I'm convinced the recent slump in availability is not a dry market but one thirsty buyer! :) Can I take one of those projects off your hands?


No frame, just all the parts off it. Some great stuff. These are getting very hard to find in Canada now. I won't say no to parts. I have so many bikes to build.

Clocks, harness, rad overflow and oil tanks, complete front and rear ends, pegs, mounts and pedals, lights head and tail.

He's going to build a Banshee powered YZ with the frame.


Evan, I need to take stock before I sell anything. That's 2 piles of parts in 3 weeks. First purchases in well over a year.

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3 more days and I'm finished my apprenticeship motorcycle mechanics final school session and exams. Shortly to follow, I will be a lisenced motorcycle mechanic. A lifetime in the making, a trade I started in in 1984. Finally to finish what I started 34 years ago...stopped to get married, raise 2 kids, and then took massive pay cuts and jumped right back in.
I have a few things to sort out in the near future and then on to this build. It's coming. Pics will start up soon.

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Great news Rory, pleased for you mate.

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JonW wrote:
Great news Rory, pleased for you mate.


Thanks Jon.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:48 am 
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Well, the education for my apprenticeship is done. I did very well. I have to log another 5 weeks of hours and I'm finished. I just have to find a job. A place where I fit in, and enjoy...but first the move. Trekking 3 hours north, moving in and settling down.
Once unpacked, I have many good BMW car items to sell, part of my purging. I will then get into my RZ parts pile and assemble all the bikes I have. This will keep me organized. Help me with inventory, and make it easier for storage and restoring, one bike at a time.

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Keep positive with all that mess around you Rory, remember to compartmentalise and do a bit at a time, just keep going and one day you'll see that there are no more tasks left. :)

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Lol. That is the way. I think by the time I'm finished with my mess, I'll be ready to call it quits. I'm going to be busy for a long time.

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