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

  1. Frankster

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    That's terrible (not your artwork).
     
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    Back to bikes stuff. Rebuilding a CB350 engine after a bit of a f**k up. Dropped the head of an exhaust valve with a bunch of revs (I found the valve head in the sump) and he has bought another engine for parts.
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    Needed to get the rings off the stuffed piston to put on the replacement 2nd hand one (to suit the barrels from 2nd engine) but was unable to prize out the top ring after the top of the piston had been pounded by the valve head. I tried heat hoping that the alloy would expand enough to allow the ring to push out, no good. Got the Dremel and with a tapered cutter cut away the metal above the ring.
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    I was then able to get a small flat blade screwdriver and break away the alloy above the ring to release it.
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    Cleaned up and fitted to piston and barrels on.
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    Have a look at the paddocks.
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    I'm a country boy born and bred, so I feel really bad when I see this. I just have never understood why the government never built any Super Dams up north and piped water to areas that are drought prone. Nothing worse than having to put livestock down, but it's the merciful thing to do. I'm going to be driving through this stuff on the way up, so not looking forward to it.
     
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    If you are coming up through the centre @Frankster expect worse.. Bathurst, Orange, Mudgee, Dubbo are effectively dustbowls.. we are still selling pumps but the money is drying up as they need to fund feed to keep the remaining stock alive.
    Unfortunately there is no substantial rain in sight until early next year according to the long term forecasts.
    The week before last where normally 20,000 lambs would go through the stock sales 50,000 went through on one day and another 40,000 later in the week. Yet the likes of Coles, Woolies etc are still gouging us on meat prices....
     
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    Don't get me started on those c*nts. They do eff all to help farmers and people on the land. A friend's dad had to have his milk cows put down during the milk wars they orchestrated. brought tears to my eyes thinking about it.
     
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    It's been a very dry winter down here too... a few weeks where we had some consistent rains, but no huge downpours for days on end.

    I went for a ride out on the old road again today, first warm sunny day in a while and I wanted to get a better feel of the new bars and rear shock setting. On that note, everything feels good, but my front end is now a bit too stiff... going to try standard settings again and adjust from there.

    As for the old road I expected HWP to be out there, and they were... 2 bikes and a patrol car, so to say I was not pushing my luck would be an understatement. Still, I must have had the 'boy racer' look about me as I got pulled over for a license check/breath test and the 'it's a public road not a racetrack' talk.

    Supposedly I was getting a bit enthusiastic on the corner he was sitting at, which was not the case at all, but I wasn't going to argue the point. Somewhere along the line the bike must have spat the baffle out of the pipe, as it wasn't there when I got home... I reckon that may have had something to do with it, rather loud when it's gone, even at low-mid RPM.

    Going to have to sort this pipe I got from xcite sooner rather than later now.
     
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    Well.. I bit the bullet today and ordered my paint from DNA Custom Paints.. It will be here late this week or early next week but I have a little bit of work to do on all the parts before I get to the putting on colour stage.
    I decided to use their Primer so that I give it all the best chance.. especially as it is a Candy I just want to be sure there is less chance of mottling etc and using products from the same manufacturer helps.. the rest is down to me.. OMG what have I done..:confused:

    I need to wait until we have some nice clear days with little to no wind.. I will be setting up my little paint booth.. reminds me, I must go down to Bunnings and get it..
     
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    Yep.. the bottom one is the one I am getting. I also have a 3m x 3m cheap gazebo with 3 sides.. bought it ages ago to use as a spray booth inside our garage.. This will be easier though.. I can fit all the parts I need to paint in there and you can drop the front down to keep most stuff out..
    We will see how it goes I guess.. if it is still windy I might put the gazebo up and put this inside it.. lol To be sure, to be sure.
     
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    Arrived home last night after being away for a few days with Work and my DNA Paint has arrived.. I am going to resist temptation and not open up the Spilt Blood can to see the colour in the flesh.. so to speak. Well I am going to try and resist.. at least until tomorrow.

    I also ordered a big bore kit for the CB400 as I managed to get a bit of a Discount.. so it will eventually end up being a 466 :)
     
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    I picked up a Contour 'moto mounts' pack for my roam 3 camera. Was very hard to find, as they are no longer sold, but ebay came in handy once again. Planning a trackday at eastern creek in the coming months and want to get some good footage. I doubt they will allow the suction mount on the tank, but I'll give it a go.

    Planned to use the flat sticky mounts on the swingwarm, but the swingarm doesn't point straight back, unless I go right near the chain adjuster and rear sprocket. A bit iffy. Not a whole lot of options on the ZXR but I'll make do.

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    worked on the 750 beast- new forks, new front tyre and brake pads, new rear shocks and 2 new blinker arm rubbers. hope the battery will hold a charge but i think wishful thinking.
     
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    I couldn’t resist opening up the Spilt Blood Candy Basecoat.

    3 coats of this, with the correct reducer, over a Pure Black ground coat and it will be amazing

    The only worrying part is the advise on top of the can

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    Today certainly isn’t a day to even think of painting as the wind is roaring and gusting here.
    Just as well I am not ready.




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    I finally got around to putting in the new head bearings.
    FZR250 seem fits in there nicely
    Now I am not sure on the color I have for the lower Triple clamp.

    It might not be easy to see in the pics but I am considering painting the lower triple in the same color as the frame. I am just not sure, opinions are welcome.

    I am also considering having the front guard gloss black rather than the same color as the tank etc.

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    Same as the frame would look good.
     
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    Hmmm I initially thought that too but I am in 2 minds. That is an easy one to change so it’s not important right now.

    I decided today was going to be about doing some blasting of stuff like engine mounts etc and finding a better lighting solution for the blast cabinet.
    The crappy fluoro inside just doesn’t cut it as shown in this pic. You can almost see the inside of the cabinet.

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    I then took 2 LED work lights (20watts each I think) and placed them on top of the plastic panel.
    Simply an amazing difference. I can actually see what I am doing.
    The next pic shows the difference.

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    I did quite a few items, including my Brembo rear master cylinder.

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    I have tried several times now to clean the rust stains off this reservoir. 2 goes in the ultrasonic cleaner with a water, vinegar and simple green mixture.
    Looks like I will need to buy a new one as it just doesn’t want to come off.

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    You could try RustOff from Bunning's https://www.bunnings.com.au/chemtech-1l-rust-off-rust-remover_p1107356
    Or you might have some CLR?

    I've had some success bead blasting a couple of master reservoir's too before, just use a low pressure and give it a few quick, light passes across the plastic, if you leave it in one spot too long and it'll start to burn the plastic and turn it brown.
    Once blasted i give it a coat of plastic UV sealer for headlight's to give it a slight sheen.
     
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    I have tried CLR and it didn’t do anything. It is quite yellowed as well. I will try the bead blast and see what happens.
    Nothing ventured I guess


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