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Old 10-30-2010, 05:11 PM   #91
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Noticed you did your top clamp silver Dan & not the original black, personnel preference?

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I was not sure what colour the top triple clamps were. I set I have, were silver, black, silver and silver again. No biggy, I can paint them black.

I found out about the headlight shroud I have. It is a 43F

I have just ordered some Wirth forks springs from Germany.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #92
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Bugger another rainy day here. Might as well have a quick look at the engine.

Some handy bit of welding.


A couple mins with an angle grinder.


Do you think the shaft is stuffed?


While the motor is here, I thought to myself. I just have a quick look under the rocker cover to see just how bad the internals are. I removed all the cap screws and started tapping with a rubber hammer. No movement, heck what's the go here. Another quick look to see I had not missed any cap screws. Keep tapping, no happening. I wonder if there is an internal cap screw. Yep inside the rear rocker cover. Moral is - read the destruction manual first.

I am not holding my breathe, but under the cams, rockers and cam chain look in good nick.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:40 PM   #93
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That does look promising Dan.

Wonder if its had a new head & the bottom is rooted.

Fingers crossed.

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Old 10-30-2010, 09:03 PM   #94
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I reckon the bottom end would be rooted. Most likely 3rd & 5th gear, Clutch basket and gear lever shaft.

Good news is. It selects gear and the piston goes up and down. Shining a torch down the intake and exhaust ports. They look not to bad at all.

Proof is in the pudding. Need to pull to motor completely apart to see what needs replacing.
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:16 AM   #95
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Nice thread!

That valve assembly looks really good in comparison to other stuff!
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:27 PM   #96
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Noticed you did your top clamp silver Dan & not the original black, personnel preference?

Them hubs look just as nice as powdercoat, but there again your a professional painter.


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If the top clamp should be black. Which black Mezo? gloss, satin or matt.... Too mannnny choices..
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:00 AM   #97
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If the top clamp should be black. Which black Mezo? gloss, stain or matt.... Too mannnny choices..
To many choices of black mate, just wander out in the Tasmanian night & look up, that's the one.

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Old 11-01-2010, 12:13 AM   #98
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Nice thread!

That valve assembly looks really good in comparison to other stuff!
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:27 AM   #99
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That valve assembly looks really good in comparison to other stuff!
Ya, that was a real surprise. After looking at the shift lever shaft I was thinking "dang, this bike really had a hard life....." hopefully there will be some more pleasant surprises to come.

A thought, if all those headlight shells crack so bad, has anybody considered doing up a fiberglass mold and making a replica in fiberglass? Being in the plastics biz I can tell you that's probably the most cost affective approach for a low volume replacement to that part and the cracking issue would be gone.
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Ya, that was a real surprise. After looking at the shift lever shaft I was thinking "dang, this bike really had a hard life....." hopefully there will be some more pleasant surprises to come.

A thought, if all those headlight shells crack so bad, has anybody considered doing up a fiberglass mold and making a replica in fiberglass? Being in the plastics biz I can tell you that's probably the most cost affective approach for a low volume replacement to that part and the cracking issue would be gone.
How do you do that then?

Could do with side panels as well.

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Old 11-01-2010, 02:32 PM   #101
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Could do with side panels as well.

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Sign me up for some of them! I know UFO make some replacement TT side panels that might fit though (but I would need to get them painted blue).
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:35 PM   #102
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Sign me up for some of them! I know UFO make some replacement TT side panels that might fit though (but I would need to get them painted blue).
Not even close Tom i checked.

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:04 PM   #103
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How do you do that then?

Could do with side panels as well.

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Have you considered molding the plastic bits in fiberglass and then making replica parts from carbon fiber? It would sure be strong and unique......and not really much more complicated than fiberglass....
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:19 PM   #104
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I work in the the middle of an industrial park as a professional CT110 rider. An having a tool passion as well. I was in at Nubco today, as they are having a sale. On the things cheap. I came home a couple pairs of tight fitting rubberised work gloves for $3.50 a pair. Good for doing servicing or working with hot bits.

Dropped in to the local Radum store after that and picked a 3.5 gallon parts washer. Would have liked the 20 gallon one. Also looking at their self standing sand blasting cabinet. Andy was talking about going half's in one. Between us we have enough bikes that need blasting. Looking into soda blasting the engine cases on the Tenere.

Last stop was the shop that sells POR15 products. Checking out single and 2 pack polyurethane clears (very shiny and durable). Be excellent on high use areas like fork leg lowers etc.

One step forward and 2 steps back on things Tenere. I thought, I might have found through Boats.net. A OEM spoke set for the Tenere at a reasonable price. Boat.net replied that Yamaha had them on back order, bugger. Also thought I found a set of new gold rims for a good price. Had a closer look at the details. The rear rim was a 3" x17 instead of 18, double bugger. Looks like Hagon in the UK might come to the rescue with some butted polished stainless steel spokes.

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Old 11-02-2010, 01:39 AM   #105
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Your dead right on that Dan, almost like fly fishing

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