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Author:  Maz [ Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:19 pm ]
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They'll be even worse to drill out when that happens.

Would you fit stainless in engine cases? Yeah there's the galvanic corrosion issue but they are also nice and shiny


Exactly ......and definitely not :roll:

Author:  regcheeseman1 [ Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:49 pm ]
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It all started with just pulling the wheels off to fit new rubber, now look at the state of it

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With the paint flaking badly on the swingarm, decided to pull it out for powder coat as well as the wheels.

In order to pull the bearings out, no puller or drift would fit, so welded another washer onto the bearing and smacked it out easy.
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Surprised by the cast logo - yep Brembo swingarm.

Once the arm was out, I spotted another problem might need to get an orthopaedic shoe made to suit those footrests - not that I'd ever actually noticed it :oooops:
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Wheels are finally back with me
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The missus went out - time to do some baking, rear pulley and matt black PJ1
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Came out nice but stank the kitchen out

And fitted
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Dropped the motor to get to the rear header bolts
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Which thankfully came out really easy :D

Started to clean the headers up
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Happy tinkering.

Author:  Maz [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:00 am ]
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You need to invest in a blind bearing puller.......and powder coat in the bearing bores :roll:

Author:  regcheeseman1 [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:24 am ]
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Maz wrote:
You need to invest in a blind bearing puller.......and powder coat in the bearing bores :roll:


Invest :shock: Have you not picked up on how tight am yet? ;)

Welder works fine, if I need to pull a bearing ever it's not going back in.

(did invest in an induction heater though, after the header nut hassle - not that I needed it on the rear header nuts which were little more than finger tight.)


There was a dusting of coat in the bores :twisted:

Despite being very specific about masking up - had to clear out the disc spring pockets and chase out all the threads as well :headbang:

Author:  regcheeseman1 [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:52 am ]
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Maz, whilst I'm in there, do you have any of the output shaft upgrade parts left that you'd sell?

Author:  Maz [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:08 am ]
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If you mean my £10 coins, yes, I've got loads in stock......contact DaveH for mail order :)

Author:  kevmean [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:38 am ]
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Maz wrote:
You need to invest in a blind bearing puller.......and powder coat in the bearing bores :roll:


As Maz says a blind bearing puller is a great piece of kit and well worth having in your workshop, a tip for anybody that needs to remove the remains of a bearing from an internal bore on anything. If there is only the outer race left and it is impossible to get behind it with a puller or drift CAREFULLY use a stick welder and run a bead of weld all the way around the inside of the bearing race where the balls used to run, as the weld cools the bearing will contract in size and virtually fall out of the hole on it's own ;)

Author:  Adam [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:14 pm ]
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kevmean wrote:
Maz wrote:
You need to invest in a blind bearing puller.......and powder coat in the bearing bores :roll:


As Maz says a blind bearing puller is a great piece of kit and well worth having in your workshop, a tip for anybody that needs to remove the remains of a bearing from an internal bore on anything. If there is only the outer race left and it is impossible to get behind it with a puller or drift CAREFULLY use a stick welder and run a bead of weld all the way around the inside of the bearing race where the balls used to run, as the weld cools the bearing will contract in size and virtually fall out of the hole on it's own ;)

Works a treat :yup: 8-)

Author:  regcheeseman1 [ Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:39 pm ]
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With the flat bars fitted the throttle cables were running a tortuous route around the headstock
and one had become trapped and damaged between fork top and bars.

I took the cables off repaired the damaged with some adhesive lined heatshrink and then held them
vertical from the vice and dribbled oil in the top to let it work dow through the cable overnight.

Decided that their run would be much improved by some butchery of the cast headlight cowl/clock
support bracket thing and two holes were drilled.

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On to the rear exhaust hanger and it fouls the free spirits aftermarket belt tensioner - so that got attacked as well

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before being re-finished in matt black.


Matt black in hand, I stripped and re-painted the manky looking reg/rectifier unit - what numpty puts this in direct line of fire from the front wheel,
one who never had to deal with wet salty crap strewn uk roads I guess.

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Dave H picked up one of these from Maz - so cheers!
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Fitted it, now what do I pump into it?


Meanwhile the engine bracket and swingarm came back from the powdercoaters.
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Happy days!

Author:  IBIS [ Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:12 pm ]
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Exactly...... after a near life time on jap fours and two strokes I found my x1. Sixteen years on still my main bike. I might well get buried with it.

Author:  regcheeseman1 [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:56 pm ]
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Which plate to fit?

'Legal', 'cheeky' or 'sorry officer here's another £60'

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at least it's going back together and finally back on it's wheels.
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Tried to fit the pipes, only to find that I measured one old clamp and bought four the same, only to find the pipe diameters change along the length and I need two different sizes.

Legal plate got a trim - scored it twice with a knife and it snapped off clean.
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Want to remove the orange filters from the indicators so bought some chrome 10W bulbs
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All irrelevant as the blighter doesn't want to start - not a peep from the starter motor. Turned out the connector inside the headlight cowl that the start switch plugs into was a bit corroded. Popped the contacts out, cleaned them, lubed them and it now starts - bit loud with the open headers though.

Author:  regcheeseman1 [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:03 am ]
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Best get a picture - doubt they'll look this again

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How to keep them this shiny with next to zero effort?

Author:  Bonzo [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:32 am ]
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regcheeseman1 wrote:
How to keep them this shiny with next to zero effort?


Keep it in the front room and don't ride it :P

Author:  Graeme1203 [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:36 am ]
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"How to keep them this shiny with next to zero effort?"

Stain magic is the answer, if you can get it. Got my last two tubes from Japan

Author:  coco [ Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:04 am ]
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Wonder wheels

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