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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:02 pm

An end of an era and all that,

Two lads from Staffordshire came round this morning and took my hijet which was full of Hijet parts.

This evening a local rag bone man has taken away most of the other bits of hijet I had knocking around.

All I have to do is sell 1 more van and I'll no more Hijetism anymore.
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Post by sputnik on Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:32 pm

WTF? How very selfish. Surely this cannot be allowed to happen? Don't you realise you are needed here?

And if any of those sold vehicles/spares included passenger side headlights or snazzy alloys, you are in BIG trouble!

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Post by Woodie on Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:06 pm

Don't be stupid Sputnik!! Matt knows what gold dust is, and Hi-Jet head lights are probably rarer than gold. 3 years ago he and I were selling headlights for £35 each and people were grizzling then. And yes you are right - - it is a sad day that Matt has cut his practical ties with Hi-Jet's.

Now I can get £150 + per headlight and people are glad to pay it to keep their Hi-Jet on the road. It sounds mercenary, but it's business. Quite often little items I give away and don't even charge the postage. Swings and roundabouts.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:03 pm

I did something very silly this morning...

Although yesterday I pulled out my pickup, washed it down, tarted it up and listed it on ebay here:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172132572450?ssPageName=STRK:MEUNSOLD:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1560.l2649


This morning I bought on ebay, a complete 1200cc yamaha motorbike, then removed the Hijet from ebay !!!
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Post by Raggy on Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:26 pm

Good man! You know it makes sense...and its fun on here anyway.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:04 pm

I have brought home the donor bike.... POS
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Post by sputnik on Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:12 pm

Sounds perfect!

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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:29 pm

Bought the worst bike ever, unseen on ebay. As you do, drove to nottingham, chucked it in the back of my Transit connect in the dark, drove home.

You will see it in all its beauty here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231876587363

Ripped all the junk off it, ripped the whole wiring harness off it.

Made up a new wiring loom which just does the CDI, coil packs, crank sensor.

Took the plugs out, put a load of oil down the bores....

Got the jump leads out and......



It has got some nice bits buried in there, like a digital speedo clock, with wheel pickup - which does the tell tails for main beam, indicators, oil pressure and neutral.

Plus an electric fuel pump, starter motor relay block.
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Post by PFM on Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:20 pm

Love the jam-jar ?brake fluid resevoir in the ebay pic! I hope you got it for well under the indicated price.

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Post by sputnik on Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:09 am

Aargh, my eyes!! I foolishly clicked on the eBay link. It's after 4am and I can't get to sleep - those pictures have given me THE FEAR!

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:00 pm

The bike has been ripped to pieces. Its heart is on my workshop floor.

My pickup is in my workshop.

I have gathered together engineering resources to get this show on the road.

Over the next few days I will get the engine mounted - e.g. some brackets welded in to carry the engine.

And I will get the propshaft/sprocket conversion sorted.

And the wiring harness sorted.

My up most priority in all of this, is to not crash this thing when its done.
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Post by kentgpz11 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:47 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:You will see it in all its beauty here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231876587363

I quite like that. Laughing
The engine sounds good & you got genuine Koso speedo, decent rear shock, Renthal's & an ammo box.

I've bought worse.

A bit of inspiration for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkhh4ekODNU

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-super-carry-bike-engined-project-rascal-Kawasaki-drift-retro-May-px-/291711918697?hash=item43eb62a269:g:8RsAAOSwUuFWxghN
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:34 pm

He's the one I got rid of, which was full to the roof full of Hijet parts



And here's the project...










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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:15 pm

This week I have mostly been bin dipping!

I have found loads of nice steel plate, box section and tube for the fabrication side of this project.

I now know a few local business which fill skips full of nice steel off cuts Very Happy

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:13 pm

Heavy fabrication work beaten today.



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Post by PFM on Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:25 pm

Interesting - what are you planning re gearbox and prop?

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:28 pm

Got a suzuki Jimny telescopic prop to use, which needs shortening.

Need to make up an adapter on a mates lathe, to go from the sprocket to a drive flange.

And the gear selector is just the original Hijet gear lever, locked off so it only goes in one axis, which operates the Yamaha selector peg.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:36 pm

Its a Yama-hatsu
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Post by Raggy on Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:42 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing classic! Interesting project, looking forward to following this.
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Post by Logi on Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:36 pm

Raggy wrote:Laughing Laughing Laughing  classic! Interesting project, looking forward to following this.

+1 Twisted Evil
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Post by scotia on Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:43 am

Cool cool
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Post by Woodie on Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:05 am

Certainly more fun than your original plans for "Ernie" with a 1600 Daihatsu Engine.

How many BHP does the engine develop Matt and maximum RPM?
Any way of getting a reverse gear on it ?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:12 am

This is a pretty sedate gentle bike engine. 130bhp with a limiter of 9500rpm.

For the reverse, say you want to parallel park... I was thinking about using a lamp post and some bungee chord.

Or maybe a caravan mover.
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Post by Woodie on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:22 am

Five years ago I would literally have picked it up and slid it into a parking place. Doing things like that is where I got my nickname of the Incredible Hulk from. I didn't turn green though - just shades of red or purple.

Them days are gorn. I managed to pick up and carry the 1300 lump out of my lower store last week that I sent to Maralions in Preston, but that at now 66 is the best I can manage.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:18 pm







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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:57 pm

Tada!







So that's my drive output stuff pretty much sorted.
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Post by Woodie on Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:15 pm

Dad's Lathe comes to the rescue again then Matt. Smile
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:22 pm

It was a mates dads actually! But yeah that little old myford has got me out of trouble a few times now.
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Post by Woodie on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:33 pm

Ah right. I remember you turning the front wheel hub bearing housings down. Whilst I not having a lathe or the expertise resorted to clamping the stub assembly in the vice and ground the bearing housing down with an Angle Grinder with the disc spinning at quite a rate of nots. Did the job though.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:55 pm

Crude yet effective enough to serve the purpose.
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