Struggling to find anything that looks like ' leftovers' on this build......do you plan to do a ' load of ol' scrap' build in the future? Perhaps we might find something that looks 2nd hand even if it's only been used once.😁
I know, I must apologise
I went too far trying the newly plated brake pedal 🤣🤣🤣
Look good, with the proviso that I always think the decals for these are like they were printed in BOLD when they shouldnt have been. Ahh well, gotta use what we got and make it look nice.
This is true but NOS ones have dried up
I did find a cheap NOS RH one last week and then found a NOS LH from a different model that I could have robbed the cases off but that would have been £150 and not in the spirit of this "leftovers" build
I think I'm finally winning the battle of keeping buying stuff lol
In saying that I've just bought a 31k tank, an LC tacho and a kidney clock top case in the last week 😭
In fairness the clock bits are to help make up sets with all the spares I have and my excuse for the tank was "when will I ever find another really good one"
Im totally with you Steve. I bought nos switches for my 47x after I had refurbed a set, so the refurbed ones will go on my F2... like you ive spent waaay too much on parts over the years and there comes a time when you have to use stuff up
Post by midlifecrisisrd on Nov 14, 2020 14:51:40 GMT 1
I'd been toying with buying new plastic engine covers but given the cheapest clutch disc is £40, the oil pump cover is £67 and the stator/sprocket cover is £99 it's not in the spirit of the build to buy all 3 so I'll see what I can do
I had a Yam disc that had no rash but had a very sticky reflective sticker on it which I eventually got off by soaking in cellulose thinners then polished with Autosol and some polish. Think it's perfectly usable now so I won't paint it as any imperfections are outweighed by the risk of reactions if I apply paint
The best oil pump cover I had wasn't bad. Just a little scuff on the round section as usual and a couple of other scratches
Degreased, 1k filler, sanded then wiped with acetone ready for painting
I'm still undecided on the stator case. No matter how good you get the paint it doesn't look as good as a new one 🤔
Spent an hour cleaning and trying to polish 2 unpainted ones I had but they don't look good enough when beside the newly painted engine
I've done a few 4L0 plastic engine covers with some success, but didn't realise the 31k type are much harder to get a decent finish. No doubt I will find out soon. Great thread by the way.
RD 350 LC - 1982 - bounty like my bike in the 80's, finally got an original UK one. 31K/Aprilia RS hybrid - ex Yogi and Muttsnuts bike - my first hybrid Triumph Street Triple R (sorry!) ...and a box of bits I hope to be able to turn into a 1983 31K