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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. Gen

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    Finally got around to re-doing all the wiring etc on my Wet Blaster. Now there is an Isolation (main) switch. It is mounted on the main electrical cabinet that houses the 12v dc power source. there is a switch that allows me to turn on the 130cfm Bilge pump fan to vent the cabinet and 2 LED light banks. I may need to upgrade the lights yet.. I will see how it goes.
    Everything is mounted and has been run tested... just need to finish running the conduit and tidying it all up.. loading up the new beads and giving it another run.
     
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    Hey andy, how did you go with the smaller nozzle ????
    also for lighting i used the cheap ebay waterproof 6 inch light bars, i got 3 in my cabinet, works a treat.
     
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    Still waiting for it to turn up. They are most very sorry for the 45 day delivery time and have refunded the $1.50 postage as a gesture
    I have 2 x 36w led light bars about 6 inches long. Might throw in another 2 depending on how it goes.
    I will hopefully run it tomorrow.


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    What, so you can see the job through the steel?! That sounds like a lot of light! They may be a little focused in one direction, are you going to use a difuser lens, like an opaque white plastic panel?
     
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    Surprisingly it isnt much light at all.. and trust me... you need all the light you can get even in my little cabinet. When you have 20 plus lpm of slurry atomised by the air feed and it is bouncing off the item you are blasting.. you need good light.
    In that small area... nope it isnt too focused and why add another item into the environment like a diffuser lens.. the lights will become opaque eventually as the plastic is weathered by the slurry.
    These are the lights I currently have.. or very similar.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pair-6I...4dba831c5367beae3008|ampid:PL_CLK|clp:2334524
     
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    So... just lapped in the valves on the SL125 and decided I would get a few new items for the top end as the PO was a bit of a butcher...
    Total $ for local supply (if they have them) is $65
    Total from MegaZip inc freight is US$55
    Total from Impex, inc DHL is A$46
    I can wait for the Impex order :)
     
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    First time in 3 years since building my frankenstein kawasaki gt550 motor (uses zr550 zephyr head). I got it started and running. Very lively and rev happy.

    Also got the gpz250r going as well. cleaned the carbs and even with start-ya-bastard it wouldnt fire. Did a comp test 50psi both cylinders. Sprayed some CRC down the bores. Fired right up, runs like a champ now, no smoke and likes to rev. I'll do a comp test in the future to check but i want to give the rings a good chance to free up.
    Still no bad for a bike that has sat for over 10 years.
     
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    Decided the last day of the year would be clean up day in the Garage... so I even dragged the SRX out into the daylight... I dont think front end (big discs and all) doesn't look out of place on the bike. When it went back inside I started adding a few of the plastic panels... just as a mock up to make sure all matched up ok.
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    I realised I cant use the centre stand on it either... must be why the 3WP doesnt have a centre stand.. it hits on the lower shock link... Oh well.

    Plus I have the Air box for the SL125 soaking in Rusted Solutions rust Remover... this stuff is amazing, this complete Airbox, battery case was quite rusty and it wouldnt come off even with a wire brush.

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    Tidy work mate .... looking great :thumb_ups:
     
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    Thanks Brian... so many little things need to be done on the SRX... it can get you down sometimes but I need to get on with it...
     
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    I've had a few projects on the go for a while, like the YZ250 that I bought 3-4 years ago. Took a year to pull the motor down to wet blast the cases, another year to assemble the engine, another year to powder-coat the frame, and another year for this:
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    I have spent months pressing bearing out of the suspension, now, I have to put in suspension and steering bearings, find and the missing parts, clean up the brakes, finish the carby clean and reassemble in a week so I can have it ready for my 40th birthday party next Saturday... As well as finishing of the little bikes and quads for the nephews and nieces..
    I have too many projects! Does Murdo want some projects? Got a 1977(?) TC185 that needs a good home...
     
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    The SRX is looking very nice indeed , well done :thumb_ups:. The polished rim's really make the bike stand out , actually everything look's super neat. I'd have the bike in my garage , no problem. Hang on , it is going in my garage ;).
    Is that the muffler your using ?, or did i miss that post regarding it ?. It's a cute little thing.
    After seeing your rim's polished , i'm tempted to polish the lip's of my rim's , but factory pictures show's there in flat silver. Oh well , just think of the mess i would have made in my shed and we cant have a un-tidy shed can we :lolsign:.
     
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    Trust me.... polishing isnt a "clean" thing to do... I am doing some for the SL125 at present and umm yes... not fun.

    No, that muffler isnt staying... although it might be fun to have it on there for start up...lol (whenever that happens).
    That is my Dan Moto muffler (if you can call it that) that came on one of the VTR's I bought, it was set up as a flat tracker but was a write off so it was supposed to only be for parts sold it with the other VTR I had... The bike was deafening with this thing on but had a lovely rasp to it.
     
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    NO thanks. Had one of them years ago, real bucket of shite.
     
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    Oh. I was hoping it would make a good trials bike and run-around to take up the state forrest. The TS185 seems popular/well-reputationed.... And TC has electric start and dual-range!
     
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    Engine/gearbox was ok but the rest left a lot to be desired.
     
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    What, didn't you like the toothpick forks or the postie bike shockies?
     
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    Hi... my name is Andrew and I am a Paint-a-holic.... apparently.

    We picked up a couple of really good shelving packs from a friend who is moving to Qld and I decided to sort out all my paint etc to one place.. rather than have it all spread over multiple crates, shelves and so on... I ummm think I have a lot...

    At least now I dont need to buy any for a while....lol

    I have consolidated all my parts etc and once I can toss out all the crap.. I will be able to get rid of one large rack and have the Wet blaster etc parked in a single spot rather than having to move it around.

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