The rusty work hoss.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:03 pm

left footpeg hanger has cracked both sides around the gear lever pivot bolt
Rs... :( did that happen when it was heated or do you reckon it's always been like that? Aluminium can be welded, you just need somebody with a good reputation.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:28 pm

They only blasted it and found the cracks so it's not had any paint yet.. I know a few good local tig welders but I might just fit some rear sets.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:05 pm

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But this...
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Cannot stop staring at it.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:00 pm

What is that??!

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:40 am

Its the Frame, looks so good, looks like a big glossy sweetie. :mrgreen:

Wheels look equally as good in dark graphite, swingarm is pitted but still looks okay.

Started slinging bearings in the swingarm last night.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:50 am

That is a strange place for cracks to appear... levering point when trying to remove it or casting fault?

Just love that green :D :D :happyhappy:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:40 am

Yes, yummy green! You've set yourself a very high cosmetic standard for the rest of the bike.

I'd think those cracks have propagated due to salt corrosion, but an odd place to start unless the bike was tipped over and caught that mount.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:46 pm

Bike has been down the road, that's how I imagine the crack started & has progressed over the years.

Since yesterday I've done

Wheel bearings, sprocket Carrier bearings, swingarm bearings, shock link bearings, headrace bearings.

Swingarm in and torque up, top and bottom fork clamps on and nipped up.

The fork clamps/yokes whatever are disgusting and already let the bike down.. so they'll be getting coated in the not too far future along with the rear spring.

When I get it rolling I'll get a picture up.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Tue May 26, 2020 3:15 pm

I've had abit of a kick up the arse with this, the bandit has been a pain, Carbs :angry:

So anyway, i painted the engine, got the tyres on the wheels and cleaned and stuck the side stand on.

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Yes, i didn't mask anything off. not even the oil sight glass, but it scratched off easy enough.. cowboy. yeehaa! :thumbsup:

Its rolling to get the motor in,

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If i have to run it with the shite paint on the tank & forks so be it, i want it back on the road. In comparison to the B6 it was 100% better.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Tue May 26, 2020 3:31 pm

Looks good from here! What sort of paint did you use and, ahem, how long do you think it'll stay on? :wink:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Tue May 26, 2020 4:15 pm

I don't know nick! Hahaha :D i did go at it with a wire brush in the drill, sand paper & degreaser!

I sent my brother the photo and he said soon as you warm that up it'll peel off like a banana skin :lol:

to be fair, its 1000x better than before.

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