Thanks, I asked him to copper slip where the discs bolt on so it should just peel off with a Stanley blade. Hoping for next spring/summer. It's only taken me 23 years to start it so........... Lol Coolant and oil tank in a bucket of tfr. 23 years of half a tank of rock oil 2 stroke has left a bit of a stain lol
Also got my delivery from norbo today (thanks again!!) just waiting for powdercoating phone call then I can start getting it back together. I've made lists of things to get and things to do but just keep adding to it. Got a pair of nissin 4 pots en route and a pair of tokico 6 pots to follow cos I can't bloody decide and everyone tells you different!!! I prefer the look of the tokicos ignoring the fact they are 6 pots. They are cleaner and less fussy. Next biggish job is to anodise the forks then I can get it up on its wheels proper. Anyone know of any good anodisers in west London area? I can get the forks stripped apart and rebuilt so just need the anodising done. Something else I half forgot about again!!!!! Anyway next few weeks should see some serious progress hopefully (excluding Christmas of course!!) watch this space eh?[
Post by Slabsideian on Dec 18, 2015 22:32:36 GMT 1
Powdercoating still not done but should be next week. Engine has had crank rebuilt, new pistons, rebore, casings vapour blasted. Just need to decide on tune etc. I think while its there I'm going to go the whole shaboodle and get it tuned, v force inlets, billet manifold and bigger carbs. I'm a firm believer in do it right=do it once so I think this is the right path. After changing my mind several times I think I've decided on at least the wheel colour. Was gonna go metallic Subaru wheel gold but I've seen quite a few gold wheeled bikes and when I was at the wheel refurbishing place (a mate of mines) I witnessed this. I rather fancy this now!!!
Hi Looking good, rebuild is really coming on With regards to anodising, there is a firm called Chameleon Anodising in Sandhurst, near Camberley, Surrey. I've never used them but their Facebook page shows some pretty trick coatings. If you are west London, it may not be too bad a journey.
Post by Slabsideian on Dec 19, 2015 18:40:41 GMT 1
Thanks dusty, nice one. I rang one local place and the woman said she needed a drawing to give me a price? Needless to say she will be getting a nice stickman style effort. Another local place said they don't do bike stuff and the last place I rang was in high Wycombe said they can do them hooooray!!! He said they do work for h m plant I think so should be good!!! We shall see. All coming together now so just waiting for powdercoating to be done to get stuck in. Still can't decide on paint job though !!??!!
Post by Slabsideian on Dec 20, 2015 11:00:12 GMT 1
I am actually in Northolt/Greenford borders and work in hanwell w7. As I say, I found a place in high Wycombe or my engine builder says he's got a top notch anodiser. This is the next step so I can get it up on its wheels so need to get on it. Cheers chaps!
Tockico 6 pots are a funny beast. If you get the right master cyl and bleed them well they are great, but they can be a pain to bleed for sure. Mine were a nightmare, and rebuilding them is a lot of seals, which means more cost etc. The 4 pots will be more than enough brake for your bike but owning 6 pots is cooler LOL. Check out my 421 build for my fun n games with my 6 pots on 2smoked.com but dont let it put you off, they are 1 finger brakes and I wouldnt swap em now they work well.
Thanks Jon. I've got the 6 pots on my tl1000r so I know them but I also know they can be a pain to bleed. I've been reliably informed that a 16mm radial from an r6/r1 is the right price of master cylinderism to use for them. They are prob a bit overkill for such a light bike but I prefer the look of them over the nissins. They are more simple, after all, "less is more"??!! Lol we shall see what happens eh? Come on bloody powdercoaters!!!!!!!
I have the r1 radial brembo on mine, feels good to me. Its not got the 'nasty good' power of my brembo 'one pad per piston' setup (with 14mm gsxr non-radial master) on my 83 project, but those brakes are truly the best Ive ever had.
Post by Slabsideian on Dec 23, 2015 19:00:57 GMT 1
Just got the call from the powdercoaters (hooray!!!). It's all done so gonna send someone over in the morning to collect it. Wheels are just waiting to be lacquered. Maybe tomorrow for them too!!! Only thing is now I'm off work for a few days so there it will sit till Monday at the earliest. I'll get some pics on tomorrow of what occurs.
Just looking at your bottom yoke see that you have had the lock stops repositioned, is there a more restricted turning circle with this mod , l know that they need to be moved because the larger forks end up hitting the radiator alot of people think its the tank or handlebars that hit first but its the rad.......must say its coming on great keep up the good work
Post by Slabsideian on Dec 23, 2015 23:06:35 GMT 1
Thanks jumpstart. Ironic name for this forum lol (as in all kickstarts) Nigel at Nk racing did all the mods so I am relying on his knowledge and expertise for it all to work. My lockstop on the headstock had been welded before and looked a bit pony so I got someone I know to weld a new lug on to tidy it up. Hard to tell if will all clear with no bearings or rad fitted but time will tell. Fingers crossed eh? Hopefully tomorrow I can get swinging arm, yokes, clocks, bars, switch gear, grips and maybe rear when in. Next major is forks anodised and still need to paint centres of front discs then they all go on.
Post by Slabsideian on Dec 24, 2015 17:25:16 GMT 1
Powder coating back this morning!! Got the swinging arm in with new bearings and necessary spacers etc. Yokes in with new bearings, ignition switch on, just put clocks on loosely, new rubber grommets here and there, new switchgear, and that's all I had time for. Wheels not quite finished but nex week so I can get it up on its wheels. Yeeeeeeehhh bwwwooooooyyyyyyyy! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!
Looking good matey .......are you going to bother with the steering lock as with the rgv yokes the ignition barrel sits lower and does not engage with the original lug on the headstock also the lock pin would need to be cut down about 7mm dremel would do it and a 6 mm bolt tapped in the correct position on the headstock to engage with the pin would make it a working steering lock ive done it and its all good would also help when you come to insure it
Post by Slabsideian on Dec 26, 2015 12:22:07 GMT 1
Thanks again mate. We fitted all new bearings, had a lug welded on the frame for lock stops before powder coating and now it's all fitted one side lock stop bloody misses the lug. I'm going to build it up with chemical metal then just black smoothrite it over afterwards. I'll look into the steering lock side of things when I'm back to work. Thanks for the info, I hadn't even thought about that!!
Got a bit stuck for things to do so took the rest of the bolts, wheel spindles and seat catch backing a to get zinc plated this morning. On the way back I popped into the wheel refubishers and guess what? They were only bloody ready!!! Now I can't fit them in cos I ain't got the spindles!! Oh well. Bought some chrome right angled bolt in valves to finish them off but they are absolute shite. The o rings didn't seal properly and the valve cores disintegrated when I tried to remove them so had to CAREFULLY remove tyres and refit using traditional rubber ones (luckily I have fitted the odd tyre in my time!!) DO NOT BUY THESE FROM EBAY THEY ARE PANTS!!!! here's a couple of pics anyway. New disc, new bolts, new s20 bridgestones. Yum!!
Thanks you gentlemen. It's a chrome powdercoat. It goes on like proper chrome (see the vid above) then the laqeur dulls it a bit. I had my mind set on gold but then saw a car wheel freshly done in this colour so changed my mind completely (yet again!!!) now the paint job I had in mind is out the window too but I think I know which direction to head in now. Yah I think when it all goes together it will look better and better. Typically sent all the stuff for zinc plating today so won't be till next week now. Oh yeah also got another delivery today. Ooohhhh hello
Thanks Jon. I was a bit unsure but now they're done I love them and the positive comments are reassuring me!! Can't wait to get them on now and see it coming together. Gonna try and get the forks either anodised or maybe powdercoated (anyone???) this week and get a new rear shock. Again was gonna go gold forks but I think I'll stick with black and silver now