Ooops That's not good Mine has far less removed than that one. I just put a digital Vernier across my standard and lightened rotors to compare. 1mm off the circumference and the front has been left untouched as it measures exactly the same as the standard rotor - front face to back edge. Hopefully that small amount wont have any adverse effects.
Hi Mine are brand new Gibsons in mild steel. Not sure if thy have any protective coating like mild steel TSA's do. I want them chromed ideally - need some shiny bits to lift the black of the bike a bit.
Hi Beardy Told you my sums may well be dodgy !! Maths was never a strong point😴 Having seen that broken rotor im pleased mine has only had a minimal anount removed. Not definitely decided yet if i will use it or not yet. General opinion is that it doesn't make much of a difference so i will decide when i finish rebuilding the engine.
Hi Some good news this morning, which means I can move this project on a bit. I submitted my Nova paperwork approx. 2 weeks ago. Hadn't heard anything so I rang the helpline this morning, and was told that it was registered on the Nova system on the 25-11-16 Waiting for the confirmation letter to come through the post but the fella on the phone gave me the Nova reference number so that's a bit of a relief !! So the plan is to strip the bike down to the frame, give everything a good clean and check over (this is basically a dry build by the previous owner), and build back up, adding the new shock, replacing the pods with an airbox, adding the autolube tank, and adding fluid to the braking systems. The engine rebuild thread will get resurrected as it will go in this bike - I've saved enough for a crank rebuild now so once that's done I will be able to close the bottom cases and move that forward. I need to buy a chain - luckily both sprockets are new, plus I will need a speedo cable and clutch cable. Still haven't decided on the bars yet - I normally go for straights but the Renthals that are fitted have grown on me though I would have to cut a bit off the width as they are too wide for my liking !! Getting that Nova feels like an early Xmas prezzie
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Forgot to add that I will add indicators and decals to the bike, so need to purchase those. Luckily the loom is uncut so indicator wiring is in place. With the exception of the engine build, I'm hoping the build up to rolling chassis is gonna be fairly quick, as the previous owner had everything powdercoated before starting the dry build, saving me the hassle and expense normally incurred with a resto. Once it's Mot'able, I can follow Shaun's advice and apply for an age related plate, and hopefully have it on the road for next spring, all being well
Hi Norbo Not sure if it will be good enough for that - I've seen the calibre of the bikes on your show stand and I don't think this could live with those !! My blue hybrid may stand a chance, if I ever finish it !!!
Cheers Norbo Hopefully even better when I've rebuilt it !! The strip down started today. I had written confirmation of my NOVA registration land on the door mat on Saturday - I hadn't wanted to start on the bike till I had that, so now I have, I can crack on. No nasty surprises so far;
It's all coming apart fairly easily. Engine will be out tomorrow, in fact it will all be apart tomorrow all being well. Lots of parts are new so wont need any work, some polished parts will get a quick buff over on the machine but that's all. I did discover that the Beringer calipers were originally anodised red and have had the anodising polished off. The retaining bolts for the pads were tight but thankfully undid with no dramas. I will strip the clocks one evening over Xmas and clean the glass, and maybe shorten those Renthals so you don't feel like you are riding a dirt bike !! Hopefully the next pics will be a big pile of parts
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Thanks fellas, I do try and build them to a decent standard if I can. The carbon bodywork is nice but if I am honest a bit bland as it is. I have considered different decal designs - I thought the Japanese model decals would look good on it. However, I now have a "possible" different route that I may take. I prefer my paintwork to be a bit brighter and I'm not certain the addition of decals will lift this enough. More on that later I want to get it all stripped down so I can get it back up to a rolling chassis fairly quickly - all the parts being removed are spread across the conservatory floor at the moment, plus I need to keep the momentum going !! I'm making a list of parts that I need as I go and hopefully Santa will get that list in time for Xmas
Hi Paintwork is sorted - I've gone from considering decals to a whole new paintjob on all new panels and tank !! Hopefully taking a trip up to Mark Cordwell late next week The strip down continued today. I have left the front end for the mo but everything else was removed
I put a coat of silicon polish on the frame and then started putting it back together. I took the Metmachex stickers off the swingarm, and gave it a light polish - it's a brand new swingarm but had a film of dust on it which polished off easily enough;
I fitted my spare, refurbed inner guard and Cdi with stainless bolts and washers;
And fitted the refurbed airbox that I was originally going to use on the blue Hybrid but went with pods in the end on that one;
The overflow tank took ages to get clean - difficult to get a brush inside due to it's size !! Need to pop to my fasteners supplier tomorrow as I'm running out of nuts and bolts, so more soon !
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you probably already know this from your vast experience. but from my experience with the metmachex you`ll need some sort of guard/bush so the chain does`nt grind the arm away. i used one from a cb250twofifty.
Hi The Met arm I bought from Dean for my blue hybrid had a buffer fitted - cost me £25.00 extra and it was the most hideous thing you have ever seen. I did trim it up to improve it but did plan on making something better myself. I need to make one for this bike and also my 385 as that met arm doesn't have one either. Jacking up the rear end is more likely to bring the chain into contact with the front of the arm so you have to consider that when deciding how much to alter the ride height by.