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Hey boys and girls, i thought i would start a "build thread" (isnt that what all the cool kids are doing now??) on my bike. i've had it for a while now, but recently i've got some decent parts for it to throw on (genuine thumpstar frame :D!!) so i'd thought you guys would like to know :).
I've pulled the engine and electrics out and had a look at my old (un-braced) atomik sheet metal crf-50 styled frame and saw a crack 2-3mm thick where the swingarm pivot bolt slots through the frame :eek: so i was glad to find a genuine thumpstar frame under my house to use :D. the frame was in fine nic, i think it had been apart of a parts bike i may have got a while ago?? It was already braced and powdercoated black. i did a few measurements and it looked like it would just fine. but them i had a look where the swing arm pivot bolt slots through and realised it takes a 12mm bolt, rather then my atomik's 10mm. so i did some researchin on the net (ebay) and found some bushing that would fit.the engine (ducar 125) has got a full clean and is currently being prepped for a respray. this is going to be a bit of a low budget build, on my tall salary of 40 a week i cant really do much about that! i currently have no camera, but i'll borrow one just for you guys ;). will keep yas updated.
 
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lol im sure you will do a really "cool" job on it blender a big bonus finding a braced frame under ya house to ;)
keen 2 see ya pics get that camera
 

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Cheers man, it should turn out pretty "cool" i hope, i gotta go into town and get a whole bunch of cable ties and bearings, my headset bearings where in pieces lol. im still detailin the frame, makin it look all shiny. the 1 thing the bike really needs at this stage is a new set of forks. i need a set of usd's (upside down) that are like 730-760mm long, WITH triple clamps, so if anyone's got any lying around, PM me please :)
 

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Just had a look around for some other thumpstar frames, and the one i have appears to be one of there "earlier"?? models, with out a removable subframe, and its based on the honda crf 5o ' s frame design?? apperently its not meant to be one of the strongest frames out there, but since mines braced it should be fine.
 

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hmm, yeah, ur in tassie, and im in nsw...Could you find out? depending on how much you want for em, and how much postage is?? also how long r they, and what axle do the take? if it takes a 15mm, do you have a 14" front wheel that takes a 15mm axle?cheers.
 
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yeah they are 15mm axle will see what i have in my box of parts tomorrow and send you a pic. will also try find out postage... id take 50 bucks plus postage for rim triples and forks just cause your a top bloke :)
 
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and i may have a set with a 12mm axle that you could have for just the shipping price but they need a good clean up have a little surface rust on the chroming will put pics of all of em up tomorrow
 

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thanks man, you a top bloke :) so yeah, id postage isnt to much of a pain, i'll grab em for sure!
 

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I did a bit of work on the engine today, drained the oil and took the bashplate off and cleaned under there, i'll give it a wipe down with some prepsol to remove all grease, oil and dirt, then i'll give a shot with some high gloss black engin enamal. i forgot to get some headset bearing today, i was hoping to set the thumpy frame up as a roller, and maybe set the engine and electrics up? im not sure how many coats of black i should do on the engine, maybe someone could shed some light on that for me? i was thinking around 3, 1 dist coat, a full coat, then another full coat and finish with clear?? im trying to get everything PERFECT as can be, i want it to turn out as good as possible :)
 
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depending on how it looks i sometimes lay three full coats after the primer coat but u should be fine with two, make sure u use a good high temp clear as well ;)
 

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yeah, i just gave it its first coat then, looks like i'll have to get more paint though, the can was pretty low to begin with. i got some some 500+ clear to throw on so im right in that department. i'll get my swingarm drilled out soon :)
 

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