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Offline AshimotoK0

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 01:16:03 PM »
Ash -  Dunstalls on my CB175.

My mum always said she could hear me coming home from two valleys away!



Was that a K5 175 Steve ? .. I have one still but mine if gold ... my son still continually wears shades like those on your seat BTW  :D

Just answered my own question ..yours was a K4 175 only has a single black pinstripe on tank ...K5 has two black stripes  ;) Talking of another hideous mod ..how about the handlbars?
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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2018, 03:29:43 PM »
I don't know what make this (straight through) 4 into 1 was, but my mum reckoned she could hear me setting off when I left my girlfriend's house over a mile away. K2 front end not too clever either, but I was oblivious in those days to such niceties. The Bell sticker covered a dent, I think.



Said girlfriend later dumped me after I clipped an oncoming Volvo, and then asked her if my exhaust was OK, forgetting about her now damaged foot.

I later had a Triumph T140V with home made aluminium pillion footrest brackets  ::) , I was genuinely surprised when one snapped off, clearly I wasn't up for the young metallurgist of the year award.
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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2018, 03:50:34 PM »
Those look like megaphone flares too Ash! ;)

Not my flares...  the Mrs's... do you remember Croft Motors Tim ...Derbyshire I think.

To be honest never heard of them. Is that where picure was taken as it is just a knees down shot on my tablet?

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2018, 04:11:52 PM »
My first K0
cheers, Uli

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2018, 04:54:16 PM »
Those look like megaphone flares too Ash! ;)

Not my flares...  the Mrs's... do you remember Croft Motors Tim ...Derbyshire I think.

To be honest never heard of them. Is that where picure was taken as it is just a knees down shot on my tablet?

I chopped the photo  deliberately 'cos its been on here too many times before Tim but here goes. You have a knees up know.  ;D

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2018, 05:39:21 PM »
I don't know what make this (straight through) 4 into 1 was, but my mum reckoned she could hear me setting off when I left my girlfriend's house over a mile away. K2 front end not too clever either, but I was oblivious in those days to such niceties. The Bell sticker covered a dent, I think.



Said girlfriend later dumped me after I clipped an oncoming Volvo, and then asked her if my exhaust was OK, forgetting about her now damaged foot.

I later had a Triumph T140V with home made aluminium pillion footrest brackets  ::) , I was genuinely surprised when one snapped off, clearly I wasn't up for the young metallurgist of the year award.

Looks the same as the one on my avatar bike...a  race 1 from hadleigh custom.. they got told to stop selling them as they were to loud...
And yes my mate .can here me get home on it and he lives about half a mile away

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2018, 05:45:18 PM »
Bad pic but looks similar

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2018, 05:46:04 PM »
I modified my CB160 and fitted one of those hideous elasticated, reflective orange Honda headlight covers. I also fitted a huge top box complete with stickers of bikes I didn't own and fitted indicators. To add to my new found 'coolness' I modified my hairstyle a few weeks after this photo was taken with the addition of a perm.....
Neither 'modification' lasted for long and I reverted back to standard... 🤔


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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2018, 05:54:40 PM »
Bad pic but looks similar

Had a Piper 2:1 on my CD 175 with similar megaphone. Got pulled one day at midnight coming home for making excessive noise! Had actually been to see  a Shakespeare  play. Dressed in tasselled leather jacket etc., dont think plod believed me! >: :-\
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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2018, 06:45:00 PM »
Bad pic but looks similar

Had a Piper 2:1 on my CD 175 with similar megaphone. Got pulled one day at midnight coming home for making excessive noise! Had actually been to see  a Shakespeare  play. Dressed in tasselled leather jacket etc., dont think plod believed me! >: :-\

Tim ...  a policeman in Bakewell told me he remembered a hooligan blasting around Derbyshire on a Honda with ear deafening exhausts ... I said "Alas ... poor Roza I know him well"  ;D
“Alright friends, you have seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah. It’s a new dawn.” Grace Slick, Woodstock '69 .. In the year of the Sandcast.

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2018, 07:31:21 PM »
Love it. I did say to him it was "much ado about nothin" :-\
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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2018, 09:24:35 PM »
Try one of the original Marvin 4 into 1 on a 500 with the rudimentary baffle removed----my mate live 4 mile down the main road and heard me start to go to work!!!!!

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2018, 09:32:59 PM »
Ah, funny you should mention Marvin pipes.
My current 750k1 project will be fitted with a original unbaffled Marvin! With bell mouths. So it should howl a bit.
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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2018, 09:46:21 PM »
The "baffle" was a pice of pipe swaged to fit over the exhaust with an allen bolt vertical into captive nut to hold it on, inside  welded to the end and sticking down the exhaust was a piece of approx 1 1/2 inch thinwall pipe inner end blanked and lots of 3/8 holes drilled all along, no absorbtion material at all but it did stop plod sticking his truncheon up the end!!
Ah, funny you should mention Marvin pipes.
My current 750k1 project will be fitted with a original unbaffled Marvin! With bell mouths. So it should howl a bit.
Sean.

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Re: Hideous Modifications From Your Past
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2018, 05:44:52 AM »
That's right.
But very few had them fitted. They definitely sounded best on the 500/4.