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Old 01-12-2013, 07:57 PM   #3331
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I used Gibbs penetrate. Works pretty good just gotta re apply every now and then.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #3332
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Similar to penetrol? Ever tried just a straight clear coat?
Owatrol is indeed the same as Penetrol. It's funny, until maybe three years ago, the Flood company made Penetrol in marine and regular flavor, between which I have never found a difference. They quit selling the marine stuff, which locally caused quite stir in the circles in which I travel, as I'm a wooden boat builder. Within about a year, they started selling Owatrol in marine supply stores (for quite a bit more than they had sold marine penetrol), meanwhile they still sell Penetrol in hardware, and paint stores. It's all re-labeling of the same stuff. I use it on old fasteners to prevent rust without it looking like I painted them. It's not a very hard finish, but it definitely offers protection.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:23 PM   #3333
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GSD4ME,

I think I speak for us all when I say I hate you, I truly hate you....


PS - Where'd you get the stainless oil cooler lines made, been looking for that.
Thank you, I hate myself sometimes too.

All work, special brackets and mounts were made by the builder.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:32 PM   #3334
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Looking through old pictures of when I bought the bike and now, I am still really loving how it turned out

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:38 PM   #3335
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What make windshield?
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #3336
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Honestly not sure i found it with mounts included at a vintage motorcycle shop in Arkansas while we were there camping.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:34 PM   #3337
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What make windshield?
That may be a Slipsteam or a National Cycle.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #3338
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...decided to find that pesky oil leak....




I think I found it!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:07 PM   #3339
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...decided to find that pesky oil leak....




I think I found it!
I think(!) I've got one of those too.

At this stage, in true Ostrich fashion, I'm burying my head firmly in the sand and leaving it until winter (July-Aug here in NZ). I look forward learning from your experience.



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Old 01-16-2013, 12:03 AM   #3340
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...decided to find that pesky oil leak....


I think I found it!
Did you block the crank ?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:44 AM   #3341
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hey, that looks like mine too!
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:03 AM   #3342
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hey, that looks like mine too!
No, this one actually has a wet RMS. Your machine doesn't.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #3343
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Did you block the crank ?
Yes, I did...! Also just ordered lotsa parts including RMS and the oil-pump O-ring... do it while youse in there!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #3344
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Similar to penetrol? Ever tried just a straight clear coat?
I just did my son's XS tank with a 2-part clearcoat-in-a-rattlecan... The clear is over bare metal and over paint. It will be interesting to see how it holds up! I had previously used the same product several years ago on a painted tank, and was quite happy with how the gloss held up, how it was unfazed by spilled gasoline, etc.









As a matter of fact, the stuff was just TOO glossy, so I rubbed it down with rubbing compound and wax.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #3345
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^I wish I had known about that stuff when I painted my RD's tins. Looks good.
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