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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.
Try a heat gun to remove stickers , works a treat for me
Last night at 10pm I received a message from @ShaneP letting me know there was a Daytona 675 up for sale nearby. I messaged the seller and asked if I could view it early today as I had to take my son to rugby at lunchtime.
At 6am my phone went ding and it was the seller saying I could pop over but had to be gone by 7:30 as they too were off to kids sport
I raced down to my shed so I could
Drop off yesterday’s purchases and headed over to see the bike . The seller
Explained it was her sons bike and he recently passed away from cancer and the proceeds of the sale were to be donated to charity. The bike is a 2011 with 16,000 kms on the clock. The bike has a few sins namely a ding in the tank, very bad mirrors with dodgy indicators and a bald front Tyre so we agreed on a price and I loaded it up and took her home.
When I first started this forum, I had it in my head that one day I would sell my 250’s to move onto a 675 , today is that day, the good news is that I still get to keep my 250’s
Here is a pic of the girl
It turns out the sellers grandson plays rugby union for the same club as my son, albeit different age groups , but I have promised to ride it down on game days once it is back on the road so they can see it.
It has the dodgy alarm, the whole drive home it kept going off in the back of the van, I need to find an owners manual to work out how it works and more importantly disable it.
I was only looking at a 675 yesterday on gumtree SA, was a 2012 with lowish km's for around $3700 iirc, it's sold quick though
There's one that's been stolen/recovered on ebay atm for $4400 ono
@Darren has the street triple and it is a damm nice bike. the previous owner ditched the side fairing indicators and put in some integrated mirror ones which look like devils horns so I am looking for correct ones. New tyres are on the cards , looking at Bridgestone s21’s . Just moved the bike into the garage and the bloody alarm went off again,
Where are those side cutters..... I can fix this, I’m sure
Check under the rider's seat near the battery.
If it's a factory alarm it will covered in very tough heatshrink and the plug will have a load of black wires.
Lovely bike @kiffsta ... they are gorgeous but I still have trouble associating them with the name Triumph lol.. To me Triumph has a mental picture of Bonneville or a Trident, just like Norton is a Commando.. hopefully this one wont have the typical Triumph oil drip
I managed to get a few things done or started today.. sanded back the updated repairs to the belly-pan.. then gave it a quick undercoat to make sure all the welding marks were gone... still need a little light filler in a spot or 2..
The good news is the Hot Air gun worked a charm on the sticker... and some general thinners sorted the remaining glue.
I then decided to tackle the front forks reassembly.. Hmmm after checking with @GreyImport on the total length of FZR fork tube it appears these pattern parts are about 4mm longer. when you add that to the 5 to 7mm that the Zeal caps are shorter than the FZR ones and I am about 10mm shorter in spring compression. It was quite easy to put the cap on. I noticed that when @GreyImport showed his fork internals he had a 2nd spacer and 2 extra washers.. no wonder his was hard to get done up.
What have other people used for a spacer on FZR forks? I will need at least 20mm (adding another 10 mm to what is missing).
I also found the brass washers that should have been on the capscrews were not in the box of parts.. I was sure I had put them in there.. so now I need to find 2 of them as well.. kind of a frustrating day.
But the bolts etc I cooked in my Ultrasonic came out wonderfully... Pics added
They're be copper washer's wouldn't they ?
Umm yet, bit of brain fade, they would be copper washers. Hopefully my Engineering supplies have some.
I have been thinking about those adjustable caps. I am just not a fan of the blue anodized finish on the adjusters.
It would solve my problems though.
Let me think about it
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remove it with oven cleaner or caustic soda....and it will be nice and plain alloy color
Could bead blast it off too.
Then paint them DNA Spilt Blood Red
Supercheapauto or any brake shop will have the copper washer's
It may just dissolve in a thinner or even mild hydrogen peroxide also as some quick and dirty anodising which fades quickly anyway is fabric dyes
Spent the afternoon welding up fairings from a bike left here until my back cried 'enough'.
I bought a virago 1100 with 55k on the clock , doesn’t run, but soon will .... I hope
Might have to become my shop bike , and good for getting away on the weekend with the misses
Not today but a couple of days ago I made this little mod to make trickle charging Sylvie's battery easier.
I think that I've seen PVC pipe used.
@ruckusman did i think ? or @mboddy ?
PVC pipe will work - the plumbing stuff is damn strong and you may be able to get a joiner of the appropriate length - I haven't used it personally