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Pinned So what have you done to your bike today?

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

  1. ShaneP

    ShaneP Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    I cleaned the plastics on a couple of dirtbikes with carby cleaner and a scourer. The oxidized chalky plastic comes off easy enough, worked on white DR350 and blue PW80, but not on the PW80 tank. Takes some stain out of the white tank, though. Other tank that had already been scratched back and strain again didn't clean as easily. IMG_20171006_200658.jpg Could do with a bit of a buff afterwards.
     
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    For dirt bike plastic's try the Threebond Super Engine Conditioner and some 0000 steel wool.
    Don't use much pressure and work in a circular pattern, it cleaned up my XT250 plastic's in no time and even left a gloss finish.
    Haven't tried it on ABS though.
     
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    I wouldn't try these on abs, both the acrylic and styrene are dissolvable in petrochemicals. But I'm sure the chemicals are eating the plastic is both cases, too.
     
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    I did a bit more on DR350, not much really, put the tank on, fuel in and started it for the first time in a decade. I had pulled the motor down in that time, but I started work 2, maybe 4+, years ago. There's still a bit to do, electrical and roadworthy stuff, mostly. But getting close.
     
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    I picked up some nos Yamaha part's today at a bike swap meet at Lockley's, was only about 10 seller's there and maybe 30 bike's on display.
    There were a couple of hundred bike's parked out in the street though



    I got a couple of speedo cable's, a brake master kit, pair of foot peg rubber's, r/h foot peg, fairing clip's, a YZ waterpump bearing, an IT200 rear tank strap, a few sprocket hold down plate's, paid $20 for the lot which was very good.

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    Yeah spent a semi wasted 1/2 an hr at the swap meet :) slim pickings.... there is always strath's swap next week....doubt the missus will give me another hall pass :D
     
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    Hmm, we have a big, general swap meet in Rocky each year, but I wonder if a bike (maybe and car) swap would work up here? I'll talk to some people and blame it on you guys if I caught up in running a swap meet. :-D
     
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    Got to the bottom of a leaking carby problem today. Put in an inline fuel shut off valve because the petcock was flowing in all positions. Took the carbies off the bike and sat them on a chair and turned on the fuel tap. Came back 1/2 an hour later to find petrol weeping out of the left carby. Pulled out the floats and needle and seat and cleaned them. I found the smallest bit of crud. Big enough to cause a leak though. Put everything back together and tested them again. Dry! It felt good to have a win. Put the carbies back on, ran the bike for a while and turned the tap off. Getting a bit paranoid about leaks.
     

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    Took my youngest son out on the FZR for his first pillion ride on the road today.
    He loved it !
     
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    That was my downfall too, when my older brother took me on his 650cc Triumph Saint.
     
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    I got to work on a new air box today, pvc pipe fittings and a lot of mucking around. Popped it on and took the bike for a test ride around the block. It was smooth, no noticeable power
    speed gains. Smooth is good though.

    I'll clean it up and paint it this week hopefully.

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    Not much done to the bikes, pulled down the yz250 motor, thought about doing other stuff.... But I thought I would say, I've been on Facebook groups looking at bikes and things, and you guys are such a great group! There might be the odd crude sort of meme, or censored profanity, but nothing like the cursing, insults and put-downs that you get on Fb! You're supportive of others and their projects, for all our differences. Cheers, everyone.
     
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    Running out of things to do (well more like money than things :) )
    Have removed the gaiters on the forks and replaced with dust seals, looks much better but prob not as protected....
    Got my little brother to supply and fit some new tyres, after much discussion ended up with dunlop TT900 front and rear also went up a tad on size of the rear...Found some VF750 footpegs that I liked and after much grinding and swearing they are on.they feel much better under foot than the stock but look a tad like Dumbo's ears :D
     
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