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Post by jerryfudd on Thu 12 Feb 2015, 2:30 pm

lol that would really play with my OCD the ignition barrel was always dodgy so bought a wemoto one and actually paid to have it matched to the old key but at that price I couldn't pass up changing for a brand new honda one.

my old complete lockset is up for grabs in my for sale thread
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Post by jerryfudd on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 9:02 pm

got the new rear sprocket on...

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and decided to bite the bullet and do something about my state of a front master cylinder....

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to this.....

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and finally to this.....

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(still need to get some new bolts for the top cap though!)
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Post by ashcroc on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 9:34 pm

You going for standard procket sizes or tweeking?

Master cylinder looks good. That just hammerite sprayed on again?
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Post by jerryfudd on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 9:38 pm

going for 15/42 on the sprockets.

I started off with a base of hammerite smooth and then topped off with some plastikote satin and finished off with a Honda rebuild kit and a replacement brake lever

btw: is that 'my' bike in your avatar? lol
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Post by jerryfudd on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 9:02 am

so after a frustrating 6 week wait - which is infinitely better than the 10-12 weeks I was estimated here they are cheersVery Happy:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 1:12 pm

boioioing! (well, hopefully not, but...)
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Post by jerryfudd on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 8:43 pm

so of course couldn't wait to get them on the bike........ still no idea on setting them up yet Laughing

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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 8:30 am

well initial feedback on the 2810 shocks after a brief play this morning is that I'm glad I paid the extra as there is even less adjustability than I thought I would be getting - so even less than that and I would have been kicking myself.

coming from bicycle suspension I thought I'd be able to adjust the spring to set ride height, aswell as the dampening and the rebound but you only 2 out of the 3.

as for how much difference it all makes I'm yet to find out (but probably not for a little while yet!)
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Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 1:09 pm

I think the hagons only let you adjust the pre-load and the damping - it is the same damping circuit (hole!) for both rebound and compression so you adjust both together, I believe.

This is still better than the stock one where you only get to adjust pre-load where settings 1 and 2 are too soft for everyone... so you are only left with 3, 4 or 5.

Anyway, it looks good on the bike and I bet it will work well too.
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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 1:58 pm

absolutely better, very happy thus far.

hopefully will get the brakes will be back on by the weekend which leaves drilling the holes for the switchgear and possibly even having a peek at the valve clearances for Sunday when sullivj and his master enginner associate are round for some bacon sandwiches Very Happy
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Post by badseeds on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 8:16 pm

Your master cylinder looks lovely!
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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 8:18 pm

just finished up the rear will get a pic
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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 9:36 pm

So here's the rear - at first my grand plan was to replace it with a cheap jobbie and when that didn't work out it was time to sort out the old one.....

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(ignore the wording on the paper - it was a room plan)

so with it separated I decided the best thing to do was to replace the threaded bar as the bits were rusted on tight. This was a great idea that was until my local dealer said he the only way he could source it was from Japan and maybe he'll get it mid next month but that isn't confirmed - which in my experience is as good as saying he can't get one.

bugger. so need to get it cleaned up but first need to get the nuts off and no amount of PlusGas or heat is shifting it so time to get serious

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Then a few whacks with a chisel and.... FREE!

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So ran some OptiGlanz over it and then a die set added new nuts to the now smooth thread  add a bit of paint and....

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and then time to assemble!

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Post by sullivj on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 9:41 pm

Shouldn't the split pin be bent right around the shaft?

Nice work.
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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 9:42 pm

yes but I'm not ruling adjustment out yet Smile

what I'm not sure of yet is how the the top hanger bolt doesn't hit the brake light spring confused
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Post by badseeds on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 9:47 pm

Utterly lovely, Dan!

I had to Google OptiGlanz. What paint did you use on your master cylinders?
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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 9:54 pm

I used Plasikote satin black, same as the front MC. I only tend to use the Hammerite if I can bake it off.

OptiGlanz is superb stuff.... first used it on the CBF to turn the downpipes from this

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to this....

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That said the CBF is a bit of a sh*t state of late - I'll get it back to the above condition when winter is done with.

...and thanks for the nice comment likewise to John also Smile
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Post by badseeds on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 10:04 pm

How hard wearing is Plastikote? Does it need baking? Say, 180/gas mark 6, for as long as the missus is out? You've sold me on OptiGlanz.
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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 10:16 pm

I wouldn't have said its that hard wearing but guess we shall see over time.

She doesn't actually mind me baking the parts in the oven Laughing

They say that the OptiGlanz should only stay on 3mins at a time max but for near £20 I think for 250ml I try and work it as much as possible before washing it off. You'll need some Autosol to 'shine' things up after. I applied it with wire wool to get at the stubborn stuff but once they were shiny to maintain just needed a quick squirt and a non-scratch scotch pads for washing dishes - didn't really have to re-autosol either.

There are some YouTube videos of people having good results with it.
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Post by jerryfudd on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 4:15 pm

another delivery.....

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Post by skyrider on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 6:35 pm

hi jerry is that a full exhaust system
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Post by jerryfudd on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 6:36 pm

nope, just Motad downpipes - I've got a Beowulf link and end can to go on it.
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Post by skyrider on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 6:46 pm

that should look sound
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Post by jerryfudd on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 6:53 pm

thanks, that's the plan if I can get out of this slump of getting the brakes working and the engine painted!
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Post by Beresford on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 7:47 pm

@jerryfudd wrote: getting the brakes working................
Strange that you should have such a problem. I bought and fitted a Wemoto set of braided hoses, just connected them up, squirted fresh fluid through with the levers and they worked perfectly with no hassle.

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