The rusty work hoss.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by shebee » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:24 pm

:oops: eeek....
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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:51 pm

I can't stand the pain: give the thing a decent burial! :shock:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:02 am

nickst4 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:51 pm
I can't stand the pain: give the thing a decent burial! :shock:

Nick
Not going to lie, i regret stripping it down when i still could be blasting about on the death trap.

But now i'm balls deep, when it's done, it'll be done.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:05 pm

on this photo where the exhaust bolts up to the head, chunk of aluminium missing? is that right? Where the gasket sits or has it been shedding its own weight?
Yep, there is a chuck of aluminium missing :o But I reckon there is sufficient left for it to be OK :nod:

Be careful when buying the compression gaskets, as I bought set from Wemoto (I think) and they were too large. So I used the old ones with a skim of exhaust paste and all was fine.
The starter motor bolts that hold it together. Seem to be holding it together with hopes and dreams

Mine were also rusted to buggery but they did at least have fully functioning hole to fit into !! I don't recall but is the hole in the engine casting or the starter motor - a scrappy might well suffice.
No wonder its leaking oil when the casings are corroding away from the block
Yep, I had exactly the same and the corrosion was so bad I had to replace the alternator casing with a 2nd hand part (in black).

'Kin admirable work I'd say :thumbsup:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:45 pm

Bought this, for £40 from ze Germans.
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Had these made by a chap on eBay, they were case hardened dowels he adapted. The creator is; https://ebay.co.uk/usr/bungle609

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Got myself a new rear braided line (can see my rusty one in the pic) & some new grips.
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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:28 am

Coming along nicely - plenty of copper slip & ACF50 bought?

I used a set of those renthal grips and they wear well if a little 'hard' on the hands. I only realised this when I replaced them with some Dominos.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:15 am

andybaggies wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:28 am
Coming along nicely - plenty of copper slip & ACF50 bought?

I used a set of those renthal grips and they wear well if a little 'hard' on the hands. I only realised this when I replaced them with some Dominos.
It's on the list andy!

the renthals i won for 99p + postage, only reason i bought them :mrgreen:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:18 am

For me, ProGrip 714 Enduro grips are the default. Very grippy, with a slight barrel-shape that fits the hand much better than straight-sided and enhances throttle control while reducing cramp. Must have bought dozens of sets...

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:27 am

Craigfell,

Nifty way to get the sleeves for the suspension links sorted! Given they are ground to size and sufficiently hard to take the needle rollers, that could be a nice little earner for you and/or the engineer cos the originals are definitely extinct. :nod:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:07 am

I doubt there would be a demand for it to be fair!

I've linked the seller up there if anyone wants a set.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Trevor68 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:25 am

Yep I'm keen, still have my bearings waiting to go in. What specs did you get him to machine them to?

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:04 am

Hi trevor, I got them made to 42mm Length 16mm Outter & M10 inner.

Sorry about the delayed reply.

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Post by Trevor68 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:47 am

No problem, I sorted it out with him and just paid, they should be here soon. :thumbsup:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:15 pm

Got the tyres taken off the rims today.

Don't know why though I've no idea when I'll get them coated.. Don't want to drop them off for them to say "closed until the virus fecks off"

Half tempted to buy another run about until it all calms down.

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