And then got a call to say this had arrived thanks max another top bloke Managed to quickly stick it in before I left work Just need to order new Cush drive rubbers now then I can get rear wheel in with new disc and sprocket etc. I've sent my forks to Alex (another top bloke lol) he's gonna strip them so I can take the tubes to be anodised then rebuild them with new oil and seals etc. Coming along now
Post by Slabsideian on Jan 10, 2016 14:58:57 GMT 1
Smoothrited the seat catches, front mudguard metal bracket/brake hose guide yesterday before I left work. Brought the calipers and discs home and gonna paint them up in the loft with foliatec caliper paint this afternoon. I'll post some pics up before and after later on.
think this is the same sort of build I'm going to do, (with a few differences) got any contact details for the 'coater and 'Alex' the fork guy please?? was going to take mine to be overhauled in a few weeks time.
Post by Slabsideian on Jan 14, 2016 12:48:22 GMT 1
Thanks again for the comments. Just a bit of a waiting game for bits and prices sometimes. Painted the calipers and discs but not good enough for my liking so have stripped them and redoing them again (but more slowly and carefully) lol.
Post by Slabsideian on Jan 17, 2016 12:21:42 GMT 1
Thanks dusty. Yeah it does look nice. I made sure they come with black springs as I defo didn't want a red one. I was gonna go with a hyperpro as it comes in black and gold but have now moved away from the gold idea. (For now/again// lol) I had a couple of new ideas for the paint job come to me in the night but still undecided. Something traditional but with a twist. A friend of mine is good with photoshop so I'll get him to put the ideas together and see what works. The forks are stripped I just need to get them anodised then it's up on its wheels and can get all the brakes on and bled. I got some tarozzi Rearsets a while back but they just touch the Rgv arm, I can possible space them out or grind down the big pivoty thing on the back of the lever to clear it. I've got the ypvs master bracket from norbo but can see if it's gonna work with the tarozzis. Would really like to use them as they are nicer than originals, the pedals especially. Anyone done the same mods?
Post by Slabsideian on Feb 13, 2016 18:25:32 GMT 1
Little bit of a gap waiting for bits and pieces but forks are anodised and getting rebuilt as I write this. Should be up on its wheels early next week then can get brakes on and bled etc. and wheel it out for some better pics. New wiring loom from Yambits is here now. Ordered a new rear light from the bay of e but it arrived and is cheap shite so am refurbishing the original. Ordering a few more bits from norbo this week so should make a bit more rapid progress. Threw bodywork on just to keep my mojo going.
Post by Slabsideian on Feb 25, 2016 19:42:19 GMT 1
Got the forks back today from bring reassembled after anodising and I must say I'm quite happy with them. Couple of the mudguard bolt holes are a bit ovaled so I whacked them on just to see how it looks and make sure I can nut and bolt it on rather than relying on the threads. Clearance is good so off them come tomorrow to paint the bottoms of the forks. I can then stick them back in and get the calipers on and bled etc. I'll be able to push it outside for som better pics aswell
Got the xl rad from norbo plus some other bits and peices (thanks norbo) Needs some spacers to make it for so me old mate had the idea of these Exhaust rubbers for a Nisan. Had to cut the down a tad but did the job nicely Incidentally they also work nicely for the clock rubbers that bolt to the yokes.
Forks in, wheel on, calipers half on. Should be all on properly tomorrow, then I can get it moving around, get the wiring loom on with the battery tray etc. and get it outside so I can see how it's looking properly. It's hard to see in the little room at work. I need to sit on it to check the lock stops as one side misses completely and the other side perhaps doesn't quite have enough. Will get some more pics on as it comes together.
Thanks gentlemen. Tell you what I keep going on about smoothrite but it really is the dogs danglies. It goes on nice and dries to a perfectly smooth finish. No primer needed either. I even painted my cut down plastic rear mudguard and under seat tray with it. It comes in satin black, gloss black, silver, gold, blue, red, yellow and green. Yeah I'm looking forward to getting it out of the confined space to see how it looks and get some better pics. I'll stick the tank back on with the panels on to get a better idea but I've sent my seat away to a guy to do a guilliari conversion so I'm waiting for that to come back. Progress again! hallelujah!
Clear rear lens with led stop and tail bulb Rearsets and rear master cylinder on. This was the job I thought was gonna be a nightmare but, yet again my work colleague (clever c@&t lol) got em on. Obviously the washers will be replaced with a properly made spacer, but good news is..... They're on!!!! And front calipers on proper now !!!!!! Yeeeehaaaah
Thanks mate. I half thought of that but won't know till the engines back in. I'll probably get a banshee kickstart which is much shorter, hopefully that will do the job??!!?? It all bolts on without spacers but would rip the master cylinder banjo bolt out at the first slight bump. It has to be spaced out that far to clear. It's the only option as far as we can see if I want to use these Rearsets. I did think about going back to the original hangers but then would need new levers etc which is another load of c**king about. We shall see what happens eh? I also noticed recently that in my younger wisdom I must have moved the underseat tray forward so the rear light now sits under the cowl rather than sticking out. A nice touch if I say so myself (from around 25? Years ago) lol
Before I sent the everything to be powdercoated I sent the frame to a welder I know to weld a lug on for the steering locks. Tried the stem and yokes on roughly with no bearings and all looked well. When it was all back and bearings fitted it became apparent that one side had too much lock (missed the lug completely) and the other side didn't have enough. Stripped the forks and yokes back out yesterday, ground down the lug and reshaped it with chemical metal (another good ole faithful). This is where we are now. Couple of coats of smoothrite and will be good as new with perfectly symmetrical steering locks. New Pistons and seals fitted to the rear caliper today, pads coming on Thursday. Got some spacers made for the Rearsets but they were made from steel and weigh a s@&t load so they are going to make more and machine cutouts/holes in them to lighten them up for me. Once I'm sure they'll fit properly I'll get the rearsets powdercoated and polished then I can get braided hoses made up, on and front and rear brakes bled out. So we are heading towards waiting for the engine and the paint to get started. Couple of other bit's like what headlight to go for etc but we are cracking on now at a fair rate. Happy days