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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Murdo

    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Reading the info this sounds like very useful stuff for bike fairings, etc.
     
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    Yeah i bought a Lord Fusor Bumper repair Kit from my local crash supplie's shop year's ago to repair plastic's like bumper's, grille's, headlight's and fender's etc in my Paint/Panel shop, cost about $100
    The starter kit come's with quite a few bit's in it and
    I have used the metal bonding adhesive too, i fitted a roof skin back onto a Triumph TR7/TR8 rally car that had been removed to weld in a 10 point cro-mo roll cage
    Their adhesive's are excellent and aren't that expensive, they have all sort of adhesive's from soft flexible to rock hard, for plastic, metal and other's.
    They also have different drying rates too so if you need something to set/cure, can get superfast, fast or something med or slow setting they have the option's available
    I've used the fast set stuff on a few thing's that are hard to hold together, you only get 2 min's or so to position it before it start's to cure, it can be sanded back in 8 min's from application.
    The gun you normally use for the epoxy is like a small caulking gun but has 2x piston's which push the adhesive through the nozzle, the nozzle's also mix the 2 part's really well as it come's out, my gun is the red one on the right for 50ml cartridge's
    The 50ml cartridge's are mostly around $20ea

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    First day I'd had off at home with the hubby in months. So, we went shopping, worked on the house reno's, normal couple stuff.

    LOL! No, no we did not. Hello, problem child.

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    Air filter changed, no problem. Everything else: problem. Did you know Stanley tool chests make a good wheel stand? No? Crazy talk. Now you see it:

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    Now you don't:
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    Okay, this is really where the fun ended. Look at that pretty new disc:

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    I'd show the rear one, but one of the bolts snapped inside the wheel. Then several drill bits snapped attempting to get it out. Fortunately, no tempers were snapped in the re-building of this motorcycle. So far. Prior owner may one day spontaneously combust from the pure rage radiating from my direction, but that'll never be traced back to me. Surely. A couple of hours in, I feel like Mia's looking significantly worse. Can only get better, right? Right????

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Guess what this is!
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    Did you know that brake fluid can solidify? I didn't know brake fluid could solidify. Brake fluid can solidify. In 5,000km. 5,000km done in a year. Allegedly. Oh my aching sides. It is to laugh.

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    This is not 802ml of fork oil. That is approximately 300ml of toxic waste. I thought I was annoyed about the 21 year old dirt. Oh, sweet Summer child, I didn't know what annoyance was all those weeks ago...

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    2 people, 7 hours and $100 in new tools later ("gosh, what a shame, I'll just pop down to Bunnings again, shall I?" she says, innocently) Mia has new fork oil, new front disc, new rear disc, new rear brake pads, new rear piston rubbers and sexy new braided rear brake line. So, so sexy.

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    Somehow, I'm not feeling a sense of accomplishment...

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    Dunno why...
     
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    You should feel a sense of accomplishment.. that is a reasonbly big day... she needs a good run to blow out the cobwebs...:)
     
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    Hehe. She might need her front brakes first. :D Cleaned up the front master cylinder, but there's still a lot to do. We're going to pull apart the caliper and see how that one is (rear had SOLID brake 'fluid' in parts of it completely blocking it up...very worried about the front ones after that!!!), clean it all up, new brake pads, new brake lines then reassembly. About half way through today I was ready to set fire to Mia and use a catapult to pop her flaming carcass through the prior owner's front window. Then go get a shiny brand new Royal Enfield instead.
    Services every 5000km, my butt. Wow, good thing I don't have a temper. :lolsign:

    I think I have next Sunday off so I may even get to ride again this decade. :party:
     
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    Oh My..................did the clutch on the GB today..Must have removed the clutch hub 5 times and the cover 7 or 8 times, trying to work out why my clutch cable had stretched to the point of being useless :) I only changed the friction rings(old ones were still well inside the serviceable limit...doh!!!) double triple checked every thing and everything in its place, no spares floating around. Just didnt make sense..... I tell ya it was doing my head in....anyway looking at the exploded view in the parts list noticed there was 2 part numbers for the clutch friction rings 1 number for 1 and another for the rest....DOH! Yep there is one ring which has a big ID than the rest for the judder ring to slip through...Dum-ass found it in the middle of the pack lol...ahh well, learned something new so not a total loss.......
     
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    Oh @Wozza, I feel your pain!!
     
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    lol......... I hurt all over, my well over 1/2 century body cant take this kneeling for hrs muttering profanity's to/at the motorcycle gods...
     
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    I find profanity makes it all feel a lot better than it would otherwise be, @Wozza ! I could swear for my country at this point and win! :lolsign:
     
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    Spent some of the day working on the '03 CR250R. Originally I bought it and it was pretty toast and I honestly lost any enthusiasm working on it after I found out the cylinder was stuffed. I slowly kept working on it though.

    Recently bought a '09 CRF450R with a blow up transmission to use as a donor for parts. For forks, pegs, controls, triples, front plastics, wheels and brakes were a big upgrade. Today I swapped over the seat cover onto the other bike and put a set of the old pegs. For some reason the bike came with 3 extra sets of pegs so I swapped them over on the '03 CR125R too.

    I'm also planning on adding the HPSD (steering damper) from the CRF450R so I need to relocate the CDI box from the steering tube. So far my best idea has been under the shock mount on the frame, above the carburetor although I don't want too much water and dirt to get into it. My next idea was making a bracket for inside the air box, right below the seat although this means it would need to be temporarily put to the side when changing the filter... but at least it'll be high and dry!

    Also bought a set of new radiators (ebay) and sprockets / chain for it from MX Store - surprisingly good prices.

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    bought two new tyres and oil yesterday for the 250RS, I'll get the tyres fitted on the newly painted rims tomorrow.
    Topped up the oil and started her up and she races up to 4,000 rpm and then dies, more tuning needed I think after the new air valve was refitted.
     
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    Took my Maico 250 to the North Star Trail Ride in northern NSW with my son. It is a fund raising ride (no racing- yer right) through properties surrounding the small village of North Star with camping at the showground. Guestamate around 2000 riders were there, which makes for some interesting times on the trail. There was everything from tight gully runs to rocky hillclimbs to flat out blasts across cultivation paddocks. Kids on PeeWee 50's, local lads on farm bikes to big bore motocross bikes.
    Everything is covered in fine dust and I am absolutly knackered. Looking forward to next year.


    Some photos of a small section of the campground.

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    That looks like awesome fun Doc.
    Nothing gives the body a good flogging like riding dirt bikes. I think I would last three minutes.
     
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    Wow, that does look like a lot of fun.

    I finally managed to get out of the house and knock off a few tasks. My trail bike was due for a service and ride, so changed the oil, fuel and checked plug etc. Went for a 50km ride in the Coongulla fire trials to blow the cobwebs out (me and the bike!).
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    Also managed to get to Yarram where the CB750 club is building/restoring 3 bikes for a charity auction to support the children's hospital. 10 club members showed up for the weekend workshop. CB350/4 is ready for an engine swap from a donor bike. CB500 is being put back together and CB750 project is stripped/parted and getting ready to be sent off for powder coating and paint. One of the club members has the same water blaster as @kiffsta so all parts being cleaned. These 3 should look better than the day they came off the factory floor when the club is finished with them. One of the CB750 bikes I stripped had it's last rego sticker hidden under the seat (which was rusted shut). Bike hadn't been run for 35 years. It was bought from a young man who was going to do it up and never got around to it (sounds familiar?).
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    Picked up a 81 xs250

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    Nice bike. Pity some clown will try and make it into a 'cafe' bike.
     
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    they always do Murdo , I haven't seen one this original in ages, I am going to get her running then move it on to someone who wants to restore it.
     
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    Awesome looking bike, @Murdo is on the money "again", sad that it can't be restored to it's original condition.
    Heading down tomorrow so will see it before it goes......looking forward to that.
     
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    got the wheels back this afternoon, poxy Michelin M38 front tyre is 'the right size' 3.50 x 18, but bloody tyre is a good bit taller.
    I'm going to have to get some metal strip of holes to raise the mudguard up a bit to make it all fit, the usual one step forward and two steps back, missus says it keeps me out of mischief, I could do without the hassle though.
    And the indicators have stopped working as well..........
     

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