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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by eternally_troubled on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 1:05 pm

That radiator looks pretty bent or is it just the photo?. Does it still hold water?
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 1:14 pm

No, it's really bent - but stills holds water..... got a replacement from Badseeds to go on Very Happy:D:D:D
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 6:44 pm

Set out with a mind today to remove the carbs & airbox and maybe remove the engine...... things went VERY well....... so why stop there Rolling Eyes









BIG...... HUGE..... thanks to sullivj for leaving his workshop zen to come assist the wrenching on my patio - that engine is allot heavier than it looks!!!!!!!!!!

Only one bolt casulty to date which is the s*dding wing mirror bolt that snapped off although still yet to sort that.

Next step the powder coaters!

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Post by sullivj on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 8:00 pm

Always a pleasure to do a bit of spannering.

Who would have thought we could achieve all that without a pair of pliers  Wink
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Post by jerryfudd on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 8:21 pm

Knew you wouldn't be able to let that go unsaid - will have to find them for the re-assemble!
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Post by Celt500 on Sun 12 Oct 2014, 10:24 pm

What they quotin' for a powder coatin'?
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 16 Oct 2014, 10:14 am

Well over the phone they quoted £130 including the swing arm but then that may change when they see it also I have a box of parts to be done at the same time and maybe the wheels too.

Did a bit more tinkering last night and managed to separate the lower race from the yoke with a whole lot of persuasion.



I've got a bolt extractor kit on the way to try and remove the ignition barrel from the other as well as the forks to dismantle and tyres to be removed from the wheels. At the moment I'm looking on taking a trip to the coaters on the 11th of next month so plenty of time to get things sorted.
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Mon 20 Oct 2014, 9:27 am

Just cleaning this weekend and a nice display of the bits to be blasted and powder coated Sleep 

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Tue 28 Oct 2014, 9:01 am

Got all the bearings out the swingarm last week - both the caged ones came out relatively easy the needle however was an absolute pain in the rear and made a bit of a hash of it (so much so no photos today Laughing ), so spent the rest of the time smoothing out my mistakes in the cavity making sure its all nice and smooth for when the replacement is fitted.

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Post by sullivj on Tue 28 Oct 2014, 8:05 pm

Now, where did I put that photo?!....
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Mon 03 Nov 2014, 9:35 am

Nothing to report this week - neglected the project as I needed to change the oil, filter, chain & sprockets on the CBF.

Going to try and get back to it a few evenings this week Smile
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 10:36 am

Things moving forward now, dropped it off at the powder coaters.

Didn't like leaving it but hoping that will come back to me with a new lease on life!

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 12:54 pm

@jerryfudd wrote:Things moving forward now, dropped it off at the powder coaters.

Didn't like leaving it but hoping that will come back to me with a new lease on life!

Your picture made me laugh - I reckon that the stuff you are sending to be powder coated is in better condition that most of my bike!

I notice that your downpipes are in the pile - are they getting powder coated? I wouldn't have thought the coating would stand up to downpipe temperatures.... or are you having something special done?
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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 1:01 pm

They are doing a heat resistant black coating on the downpipes, wheels are being re-done gold and the rest in black.

The frame and components have a fair amount of rust, the wheels are pretty good but lots of wear marks.

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 1:07 pm

@jerryfudd wrote:They are doing a heat resistant black coating on the downpipes, wheels are being re-done gold and the rest in black.

Do you know what the heat resistant coating is? It will be interesting to see how long it lasts on your bike, once you've got everything back together.
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 1:11 pm

no idea, I asked if they could do heat resistant and they said yes
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by Beresford on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 2:15 pm

@jerryfudd wrote:no idea, I asked if they could do heat resistant and they said yes
I wonder how this will work. Powder coating requires the applied powder to melt when it is blown on to the heated item being covered. It would be interesting if you could find out more about the temperature range and specification of the coating they are offering.
Also, I hope they are going to cover your wheel bearing areas, otherwise you will have problems re-assembling everything.
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 2:18 pm

I'm probably generalising when I say powder coating, it will probably be sprayed VHT after blasting which will be more likely.

They are covering all threads and machined surfaces.

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by sullivj on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 5:44 pm

For that rubbish bracket at the rear, I wonder if it would be better to have it removed and then make a new one and rivet it on...

That one does look a bit passed it.
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 5:47 pm

you mean the rectifier one we spoke about? see how it comes when it comes back from the coaters I guess...

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by sullivj on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 5:52 pm

Yes, I do.

It would be easier to remove it pre-blasting.. Just a thought
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Wed 12 Nov 2014, 5:53 pm

I'll give them a call tomorrow and make sure they'd call me if bits of the frame start falling off as they are shot blasting Rolling Eyes
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 9:17 am

So, back to work and with the frame out the way thought id get started on the engine - first on the cards.... cleaning!





Still loads to do but some degreaser, gingerly pressure washing and stealing my wife steam cleaner and its looking better already though still got a long way to go.

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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by sullivj on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 11:58 am

Who would have thought that jizzing on your bike would be so satisfying?!

Nice work.
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Re: [solved]My first project bike!

Post by jerryfudd on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 12:02 pm

if more people were participating in this thread I'd of said you better come up with an explanation to that statement affraid

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