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Beresford
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Trying to get back on the road

Post by Beresford on Sat 24 Oct 2015, 6:36 pm

After dropping the bike a few weeks ago I've been trying to sort the damaged bits. It had been fitted with a slightly modified can off a Yamaha 600 which worked beautifully. Good sound and excellent performance but alas that is very second hand now.

So I have made a replacement out of stuff lying around and some stainless perforated tube from ebay.

Trial fitting.
I also have the wheels off and I'm repainting them before getting new tyres for the impending MOT, so while they are off I checked the guard . I had to sand down and repaint the guard brace, 'cos it was a solid ball of rust.

When do you ever check yours?
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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by jerryfudd on Sat 24 Oct 2015, 6:48 pm

I had to replace my fender brace during the rebuild so gave it the powder coat treatment. apparently they are becoming quite a sort after part.... so bought another to keep as a spare Very Happy


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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by sullivj on Sat 24 Oct 2015, 8:16 pm

Yours is never gonna rust Dan - it doesn't get wet.

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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by sullivj on Sat 24 Oct 2015, 8:28 pm

Nice work on the homemade can. I bet that sounds great..
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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by Beresford on Sat 24 Oct 2015, 9:03 pm

@sullivj wrote:Nice work on the homemade can. I bet that sounds great..
I think I'll just use the standard can for the MOT Twisted Evil
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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by Beresford on Sat 24 Oct 2015, 9:11 pm

When I say "stuff lying around" I mean - stainless fine wire mesh as wadding, that had been used to cover a window, some 4" alloy tubing that had been part of a swimming pool cover roller, and some alloy round bits from I don't know what, scrounged from the scrap pile in an engineering business. I bought the screws and stainless steel tube, total "out of pocket" about £24.
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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by skyrider on Sat 24 Oct 2015, 9:50 pm

hey not bad a new can for £24 plus a bit of time and effort Smile
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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by badseeds on Sun 25 Oct 2015, 12:06 pm

Aye yeah, your zorst looks good. I had my brace zinc-plated a couple of years ago.
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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by Beresford on Sun 25 Oct 2015, 12:28 pm

If I damage the can again, it'll not be a big deal as I've got about another 6' of the 5" alloy tube left. It's not mirror finish like chrome or polished stainless and there are some minor dents in it, I like to think of it as "patina". Smile
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Re: Trying to get back on the road

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 26 Oct 2015, 1:18 pm

Good stuff!  Glad to hear you've got it all going again.

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