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Old 07-30-2012, 11:58 PM   #16
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Swingarm bolt was totally seized, got it pressed out this morning and the frame is now at the blasters!
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:49 AM   #17
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Never had work like this done at this speed! Jesus its moving on!



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Old 07-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #18
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You didn't say what you paid for it but I can almost guarantee that a real nice one could be purchased for less then you'll have in it when its done, if done correctly. Its a slippery slope you approach anytime you start a project with an old bike like this. Get online and look at the finished bikes available before you start throwing money at it. If you're doing it for the joy of the project and satisfaction and gratification youget from it then money is no object and have at it.
What are you trying to off load?

Dispite that fact that you're not wrong...

I suspect that many of the readers, riders etc around here are interested in the restoration, history, self satisfaction, nostalgia of old bikes than the $ involved. Projects progress according to budgets & budgets are set according to personal priorities.

I also suspect that that is why people write stories about their projects & progress, rather than "look at this restoration I just bought."

IMHO I'd much rather improve a bike over a period of time than shell money out for someone else that has already done it. But that's me.

Each to his own.

And all that to tell you something you already knew.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:18 AM   #19
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Fork servicing! Went to the painters this morning, they hadn't done it yet, but I was promised that tomorrow morning it should be ready.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:37 AM   #20
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This is a good way to show how easy this bike is to clean up, I might have struck oldbike-gold here!



5 minutes later...



But but! I have felt play in the crankshaft mainbearings. Up/down play felt from the rotor.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:29 AM   #21
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I got the frame today! Paint is not as good as I had hoped for. It's quite thin in some areas, but it will have to do. I wasn't planning on a showbike anyway. It's not a restoration per say, just a refurb of some stuff. I will be using the old nuts and bolts where it makes sence etc.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:23 AM   #22
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Good times , All what I have done to mine, I would not change a thing and mine was/is in good shape
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:49 PM   #23
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Today I took delivery of some parts, and did some work :)









The frame is going to be repainted by a friends father, so that it can be done good, instead of this poop. Suits me OK, as I found a glassfiber tank, that I'm going with.

For the electrics, I need to do the negatives and wrap up the wires, that's about it!
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #24
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I think I will be going with this seat as it fits my inspirational pictures, also its prepared for rearlight and numberplate!




This is the tank:

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:39 AM   #25
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Before you use the tank, check to see if its compatible with the fuel you will be using. Some of todays pump fuels react with fiberglass, just a heads up warning.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:18 AM   #26
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Unless that tank has a written guarantee against Efuel damage, I would suggest either trying to get your money back, or listing it on Ebay. It will fail almost certainly if you dont have a guarantee and are unable to find a source of fuel without ethanol.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:32 AM   #27
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I'm in Europe, we don't use E85 :)

Also, I will get it lined. Haven't bought the tank yet, but I will.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #28
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E5 or E10 will result in failure............it will take longer than E85 but it will fail in time all the same. Tank sealer will reduce the chances of failure, but thin film brittle sealer products will crack in time, so your only real options long term are a properly made GRP tank, or getting an alloy one. Seems astonishing that no one is selling GRP tanks proof against Efuel, as they have been using GRP underground fuel storage tanks for many years, so the methods of making them must be well known?
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:53 AM   #29
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There aren't really any problems with fibertanks over here, only due to vibration.

There might be some marine coating I can use. Epoxy can get thick too, it that even matters.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:11 AM   #30
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Lots of fun ...

my last glass tank had to be bladdered as I just couldn't keep it from weeping ( not an RD tank but a custom rocket I had )

My current 350

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