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

  1. Andych

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    They will polish up OK.. I agree with @my67xr on using the 6" items and I had looked earlier at those 2 pads.. so even though I have "finished" them I will grab those pads during the week and have another shot at them.. .
    They came up OK though considering I am using 4" pads.
    I am just really fussy

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    You never did a project thread, did you @Andych ??
     
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    Yep.. there is.. and I do have more pics to go in there.. I kind of get torn between this thread and my project thread :)
    I will get more stuff in there later :)
     
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    These wheels certainly feel harder than the BBS forged rims I polished before. So I doubt that lead is the culprit.
    The BBS ouster’s would marr just by looking at them.
    Once polished they got several coats of a very hard glass coating that is a wheel application derived from the Car Detailing industry. I will use something similar on these wheels.

    The other thing is the FZR rims are not actually polished as stock. They are fine machined which gives an almost polished look.
    I couldn’t fit the rims into my blast cabinet and didn’t have Soda to blast them outside so there are very minute matching marks as well as the etching from the crap that was on there before.
    Having said that, I think they will look pretty slick once I finish the polishing and paint them.


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    Why that would be way more work than using the buff with the correct buff wheels.
    I have Purple metal polish for the final polish.


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    I have been accused (jokingly) that I could build a bike from a piece of rust, but I think these bits I saw in a salty backwater at the coast last weekend will be beyond me. :D MC-14 006.jpg MC-14 007.jpg
     
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    Oh come on Doc, don't throw in the towel. :)
     
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    What was the glass coating you will use to finish coat the wheels?
    Also, how did you hold the rim when polishing it?
     
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    I have used both 22ple rim coating and Gyeon Q2 before.. I prefer the Gyeon product and it is more readily available.

    As for the polishing.. I use an old tyre as the rubber makes sure the rim doesnt move and I can get in there and apply plenty of pressure with the buff on a tapered mandrel for heavy cutting.. when doing the final polishing you dont need as much pressure but I still use the tyre as it protects the rim.
     
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    I bought some larger buffing wheels this morning and gave them a bit of a hit on the front wheel.. while it brought it up a bit better than it was it didnt really show up in pictures..
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    Rebuilding an engine as a spare. This came with some parts I bought ages ago and I do recall the seller telling me it had good compression etc etc. Compression is the least of this engines problems. It needed every gasket replaced, cooling system was clogged with jelly-like substance, oil (sludge) smell would revive the dead, sump was full of something I can't really describe, valve clearances all over the place and, my personal favourite, spark plug broken off in cylinder 4. I needed a few shims to finish the head, so off to Precision Shims for what I needed. This head has 2 different sized retainers, so it's been apart before. Had to pull the head off to extract broken plug and noticed some minor damage on the head surface. Weirdly, pistons look new and bores still have crosshatching. Will finish assembly today/tomorrow and put into frame for run test.

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    Yesterday I got my kdx200 going and rode a round for a bit (not bad for $100 with an MC19 that is now also running, I'm told). Ok, it isn't a 250, but it turns out it isn't even a 200! It's just a 175.
    I did have to drain the stinky, rust-coloured liquid from the crankcase. I used the suction of an air degrease spray gun, I tried feed it in from the spark plug hole and through the transfer ports, but in the end the reed valves had to come out, which wasn't a bad thing because they needed cleaning as well. It is a bit of a mess, really. The bearing noise is audible, like a car water pump that leaked passed the seal years ago. Everything about the engine is corroded looking, the carby was dark grey, the clutch cover had been left off for who knows how long, the throttle cable was seized, but I'm pretty sure that even the power valve actually worked (took a couple of goes). It's an enduro version: not compliance plate, no self-mixing.
     
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    Finally got the bike running again after it ate a cam lobe and rocker
    Thanks to @Linkin for help with Buyee and @my67xr for some suggestions on a fix....ended up in queensland at Tighe Cams

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    So get cams repaired,find ship (very expensive) replacement cam bearing,replace cam chain, pull down oil pump and replace all o-rings I could find..this is proving to be an expensive little bike but its a keeper ...I think
     
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    I'll admit to my stupidity. I read the cast part number (1742) on the cylinder intake and assumed it was capacity (as other bikes have listed capacity there). If I just looked at the other side of the cylinder I would have seen the 0.198 with an italic "l" for litre...
    It's a nice bike, in a sorry state of affairs that include split fuel tank and bent up radiator. Shame I'm going separate it. But I better start with making a zxr run, today.
     
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    I had managed to find a really nice SRX400 in Japan and it wasn’t taking any big numbers in the Auction so I made some serious enquiries about importing it.
    Unless you are doing the importing yourself or filling a container it just isn’t worth it.
    Including an import license ( up to 1988), container space, Customs clearance, GST etc it was going to be around $2K. Plus the cost of the bike and local Japan costs and it would be an expensive bike.
    Probably just as well as we had an emergency over the weekend with on of our little fur babies and while they haven’t given us the final bill I am expecting it to be $5K or more .
    Still he should be coming home tomorrow so I don’t really care, he is worth every cent.
    Looks like I will have to wait till I get the SRX or the CB400 registered to do my license


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    will cost that or more to import from the states as well.went to sydney and picked up some stainless steel caterers free standing food preparation benches to put in shed to do work on. costly but cheap in the long run.
     
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