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

  1. Wozza

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    Im not 100% sure Im happy with the m-lock unit..was a little more complicated install due to the cdi ignition on my bike
    If you have a lockable fuel cap you still need to carry a key, getting the fob out of your pocket with gloves on to turn the bike off is a pain..I have the tiny RFID vile so that should solve the issue of the fob but its not very sensitive, it almost needs naked contact to work. Ive also modded the fuel cap so the key is always in it...
     
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    Picked up my tank after sitting in a pickling solution for about 10 days to get all the paint off... they also did some repairs of what I believe were rust holes so all I have to do now is clean it all up.. fill any little imperfections and get some paint on it.
    It looks to be dent free at this stage which is amazing really.. so not too much work to get it ready for some Spilt Blood Candy :)

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    Picked up this dr250 today , customer says his rego expires today so he wanted to offload it , he rode it to the shop , I paid him a few bucks and dropped him at the bus stop

    I managed to fix the starter motor and Phil, me and my son spent the afternoon doing laps around the shed , best fun ever !!!


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    Sounds like a breach of the hoon laws to me.
     
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    Hey it got my son riding again, he doesn’t really like going to my shop, but he wants to go today , I said I am not open on a Saturday , he was like I don’t care , we are going
     
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    Now that I have a decent air supply that is quite quiet I had a good go with the Blast Cabinet. I only tried 2 tip sizes (4 & 5) but will check the next largest one tomorrow to see how that works.. So far I am really pleased with the compressor and the blast cabinet. Once I am settled on the tip size to give me the best finish in a reasonable amount of time I can set to getting more bits ready for paint :)
     
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    bought 2 bikes today. thanks for the heads up kiffsta.
     
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    Today was a late start..around midday but I guess it is Sunday.
    So swapped out the nozzle size to the 6 and started blasting.. I had a good time.
    So far I have bead blasted the Rear caliper mount, one of the brackets for the rear seat fairing and the cast iron dogleg for the rear shock... There are some before and after shots.. I hadnt hooked up my Shop Vac so it ended up difficult to see while blasting due to the dust.. next time I will hook up the vac :)

    I also finished giving the frame a full first coat of Satin Clear..It is a little tough to get a consistent gloss level but it should be better after a second coat.

    Dogleg arms before bead blasting

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    One side Blasted
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    This one shows the other items I blasted as well as the difference with before and after..
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    I also used paint stripper and then blasting to get the rear shock spring ready for paint.
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    Here are the items after being hit with some Etch Primer.. all ready for some colour. Red for the spring and gloss black for the dogleg.
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    And finally the Frame in its first coat of Satin Clear.

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    Tuesday: I have start with I saw something horrible and great. I saw a motorbike towing a trailer, that had a motorbike on it. MIND BLOWN. I thought about building my own, but if I put both bikes on a trailer behind a car, it would be safer and more comfortable (heated, at the very least). Oh, and I bought a new bike.
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    2008 (compliance 07/07 - must have been made in May and sent on the boat with the paint still drying) ER-6f. There's some tidy up parts to do, but what do you expect from a bike that's done 96,500km. Got a front tyre off @kiffsta for roadworthy, too. Thanks.

    Wednesday. Keen to get it registered, but ran into some hiccups, so it was delayed.

    Hopefully I'll actually ride it today
     
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    went to lithgow and picked up the suzuki gj73a and suzuki er185 from 1979. the 185 looks to be the better bike.
     
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    Adjusted the rear shock down to setting 2 of 7 from 3 of 7... appears I am too light for the standard setting :oops:

    Feels sooo much better along with the new bars.
     
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    Been waiting for some bits in the post...they finally showed up today. Spent the last couple of days getting the drag bike ready for the long haul up to Gunnedah next weekend. ANDRA officials there can be a bit strict, so I needed to make sure bike is up to spec. Don't want to drive all that way and be told "sorry". who else from Team 2fiftycc is attending? The Chief is coming to have a look as the Flyer isn't ready just yet (unless he gets his street bike running) and I know Murdo will never miss an opportunity to have a race...anyone else?

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    i am out too as the folding stuff is running a bit low.
     
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    Today is almost like a spring day here, other than the damned August winds.
    Just been getting my swing arm ready to blast.
    I was pretty happy with the grease that was inside, considering I bought this from Japan. Bearings are smooth as silk so as long as I have it all sealed up nicely and don’t get any media in there that is 1 less expenditure.
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    I used a couple of old gearbox bearings to take up the space so I could nip it all up ready for bead blast

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    Well... the bead blasting of the swing arm didnt go quite as planned.. being steel the media I have it probably a bit light duty for that so I think I will just end up wire brushing it all.. it will be quicker.

    I did have a go at cleaning up the outside of my petcock though.. well 2 of them actually. Came up nicely.

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    I have found that my Shop Vac is way too powerful for the Blast cabinet.. you cant really see it in the pic but when I have it on... the gloves are fully inflated lol It also makes it impossible to operate the gun on suction when there is so much negative pressure in there.. I will have to figure out a better method.

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    Just have the vacuum hose loosely connected to the Blast cabinet, maybe 100 mph tape it on so it's not fully sealed?
     
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    And the hammertone flying bike trailer :crazypilot::D

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