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Popeye: For the right price I have the Phantom Shop Repair manual on CD and in English. No shops in Cambodia have this except RideFree in Sihanoukville that I traded some chroming work for a manual. The one you can get off the internet is the "owners" manual. BTW I just finished my 223cc Super/Monster Phantom project. (year and a half project.)
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nice bike, how much did you spend to mod ur bike? why not mod a bigger bike?
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I spent a lot of $$$, but it was a labor of love and kept me out of the bars.

"Why not mod a bigger bike" or why not mod a Harley? I got that a lot, but why do something I've done before and everyone else has done.(That's like doing the same taxi-girl night after night, it just gets boring) Doing something over and over just becomes work. As far as I can find, no one has ever taken a Phantom to this level, so I like being first. I was just going to go with all stock and a high performance cam, but I could find no one who made a hot cam. I did find though that the Honda CRF230F is almost the same engine and uses a lot of the same parts. There are companies like BBR Motorsport and CRFs Only that make all sorts of high performance parts for the CRF230f. I also got a lot of my OEM parts from Yos at Faddybike in Bangkok (great source) and Bike Bandit in America.

It has a BBR Performance cam, BBR high performance valve springs, BBR Rev Box CDI, BBR hot coil, new head that's ported, polished, relieved, new transmission, Barnett clutch, Honda CRF230F-crank/rod-piston-cylinder-cam chain, all new bearings/seals, CR Saddlebags-Duel Exhaust-hard bags-crash bar-foot pads, skull n' bones mirrors-taillight-license plate holder, chromed/flamed tank with 10 coats of clear, K&N air filter, windshield, all new brake systems, Big Bad Max air horn, custom air deflectors, 13K tachometer.

Even though the roads here suck, I opted for cruiser style add-ons like driving lights, crash bar, driving foot pegs, foot boards, air-horn, etc. I even took the seat to Singapore to have it redone when I went there to get Mexican spices.

BTW/ In 1993/94 I took a new Harley, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand for 5 months. Not very many big bikes back then on the road.

Here's a picture of my last car project in America.(4+ year build) Turbo Rotary Kelmark (1400lb and 300+hp.) Very scary to drive. Later I had to add 150lb of lead bars up front to help keep the front end on the ground in first and second gear. A real handful to drive. (First Kelmark in the world to have a Turbo Rotary engine.)
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Nice work, Sailorman.

Do you have a 'before' photo? It would be nice to see the 'before' and 'after' pics side by side.

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Thanks! Actually my Phantom looked pretty good, but it was stock, I needed a project and I can't leave well enough alone. I've had it for almost 5 years. When I got it, it was suppose to have been rebuilt by a guy who has/had a shop downtown across from the stationary shop, main road Sihanoukville. Lucky I did finally take it apart as everything he touched he screwed up or faked a repair. I wouldn't let that guy touch a baby-buggy. Complete idiot. I wondered why when I went to talk to him when I bought it, he refused to talk to me. When I bought my Phantom 5 years ago it was very hard to find a bigger bike than a 125cc scooter, now they are everywhere. Image
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Next Project? Well I've still got my 12ft fishing/sailing kayak project that I finished last year, but since shoulder surgery I can't paddle really well if no wind. I may sell it or buy a small outboard for it and build a trailer. If I sell it I'm thinking of a 12ft Alum boat with a jet ski engine in it. Sailing is nice, but so is fast.
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How's this for before and after?


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Thanks. I need to get it out of my front room to get a better picture.(when the rains stop.) The indoor pictures I've got just don't do it justice. I've got a guy who is going to build me a small (lockable) shed to park it in and I'm waiting for his estimate. If I don't like his estimate, does anyone know a reliable builder?
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buy some wood, zinc roofing and nails, if u can handle a bike and car modification, this should be no problem at all, save some money as well
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Popeye wrote:
When I picked up my bike and examined it at home, noticed that the engine had not been taken apart as for the inspection...... OK, the motor had been worked on, but kept getting sluggish, seamed as not getting enough fuel. .....
So how did they work on the motor without taking it apart?
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