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My Hornet

Discussion in 'Showcase' at netrider.net.au started by gongrider, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. As some of you will be aware, I acquired hornet's famous Hornet 600 from him earlier this week.



    Haven't been on it since I test rode it, it's sitting at my folks' place for a couple of weeks. Will pull the carbies off and try to sort the cold starting difficulties.

    Looking forward to getting out on it in a couple of weeks!

    Might need a new username... hornetthe2nd?

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  2. I reckon that was a smart buy, enjoy......
     
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  3. #3 Tone2, Apr 12, 2012
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    Hornet Jr ?? :D :D
     
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  4. #4 smileedude, Apr 12, 2012
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    The kids can call you HoJu
     
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  5. More to the point, what is Hornet going to call himself now? Should I start a poll?? :)
    Oh, good buy, by the way.
     
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  6. You'll enjoy it, they're an admirable bike, and if you sell it in fine running condition then it you'll get the same back...free riding!
     
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  7. For such an old bike, the outside appearance looks pretty top.

    Good luck with the carbs. It's a nice feeling when you open them up and see a whole lot of gunk ("Ah, problem solved!"). But I seem to remember that the previous owner put a new (ie used) set of carbs on it quite recently, so I'd be surprised if they needed cleaning?
     
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  8. Here's the 'goodbye' pictures taken when David picked up the bike;

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    (I know, don't get your shadow in the picture!)

    As for the carbies, yes, I DID replace them with a set from a bike that had only done 33,000 kms, but I didn't manage to get them tuned correctly. David has seen the bike cold start, and he knows there's a problem, but he's confident he and some friends can resolve it.

    As for Dave's username, he could always call himself 599, as per the custom tank decals :LOL:

    Seriously, if he has half as wonderful a time with old blue as I did then he still will have as much fun as it's legal to have :LOL:.
     

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  9. it looks like someone has custom made a stunt cage
     
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  10. No, not custom-made, and not a stunt-cage :LOL:

    Engine protection bars, purchased from www.renntec.co.uk

    Cost me $200 back in 2006; $100 for the bars and $100 freight (ouch!!)
     
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  11. You mean you had twice as much fun as is legal?

    You publish this admission?
     
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  12. I don't think the Hornet would DO twice the legal amount of fun, but I DO remember one afternoon up near Walcha when it did 1.86 times the legal amount of fun :LOL:
     
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  13. Uh oh, what's happening here?

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    Changes are afoot...
     
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  14. Its got its skin off, Shit, Their Breeding,
     
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  15. wow, they must have some serious termites in the Highlands :LOL:
     
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  16. Got sent this pic of the paintwork...

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    Will put it all back together this weekend!

    Also it might be turning a little streetfighter ;)
     
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  17. Bluey 'blushes' ?
     
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  18. #18 slideways, May 17, 2012
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    awesome- you'll enjoy the hornet.

    Straight away you need to saw off the mud guard below the number plate.

    And then install a danmoto pipe (only $80)

    Will make a huge difference to looks and sound :)

    my bike:

    photo.

    video... not my bike

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  19. #19 slideways, May 17, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2015
    awesome- you'll enjoy the hornet.

    Straight away you need to saw off the mud guard below the number plate.

    And then install a danmoto pipe (only $80)

    Will make a huge difference to looks and sound :)

    my bike:

    photo.

    video... not my bike

    [media=youtube]-66o19gr2oY[/media]
     
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  20. i had the yellow hornet 600. i have a couple of videos on youtube about the danmoto pipe and its benefits etc etc.
     
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