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How hard can it be? [message #300206] Sat, 02 February 2019 08:46 Go to next message
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Got my rims back from chroming, new stainless spokes and polished hubs


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Looks pretty, just need to make it all come together

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Halfway there, needs truing up. Now thats the hard bit as I have taken my rig apart and cant find some of it Doh

Back to the garage later to do some more searching

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Re: How hard can it be? [message #300207 is a reply to message #300206] Sat, 02 February 2019 09:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looking good there Gearbox, take it you have a homemade contraption for truing Yes
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300210 is a reply to message #300206] Sat, 02 February 2019 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unless somebody else was allowed to go through your tools the parts are most likely still in there somewhere.

But if somebody else was allowed access... those parts may as well be in a parallel universe now. Doh
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300214 is a reply to message #300210] Sat, 02 February 2019 16:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, I used to have 2 options, one was an old swing arm that was mounted in a vise. The second was a structure consisting of 2 upstands bolted to a big bit of wood and 2 threaded bars to support via the wheel bearings.
Cant find the swing arm, probably in that parallel universe and found most of the other thing. Need to find the threaded pieces next. Garage is in a bit of a turmoil as I have half my mg engine in there as well as the suzuki parts.
Too cold to work in the garage at the moment, so hoping to do it inside, when i find the rest of my bits
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300304 is a reply to message #300214] Sat, 16 February 2019 08:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well I managed to find all the parts, from the most unlikely places, but all in one piece.
Looks a bit crude, but does the job

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Just need to true it all up now. think
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Re: How hard can it be? [message #300305 is a reply to message #300304] Sat, 16 February 2019 10:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks just the job GB, Heath Robinson would be proud Yes
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300306 is a reply to message #300305] Sat, 16 February 2019 14:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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oh yes. function over form. RollEyes

getting there, within 0.5mm axial, just going to play with the radial distortion now. Bit out of practice as I have'nt done this for a long while.
Too many cobwebs where the brain cells used to live. eek
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300307 is a reply to message #300306] Sat, 16 February 2019 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes mate give a bit take a bit . If it was me it would probably come out more oval Yes
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300308 is a reply to message #300307] Sun, 17 February 2019 13:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Curiosity got the better of me with Heath Robinson as know the terms but had never looked it up Blush

GG, looks to be a well sorted balancer (or whatever its called), nice work. Perhaps a bit of hammerite and it'll look as good as it no doubt works Thumbs Up

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Re: How hard can it be? [message #300309 is a reply to message #300308] Sun, 17 February 2019 22:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There's some clever lads on this forum Thumbs Up

And some that have led a sheltered life think think
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300310 is a reply to message #300309] Mon, 18 February 2019 16:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's something I almost tried myself GB pn the XT 500 wheels, but decided against it which was probably the better idea for me. It may well of ended in tears. ha ha


Hats off to ya. Thumbs Up
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300311 is a reply to message #300206] Tue, 19 February 2019 08:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is that gauge in metrics or Imperial units? Wink

Metrics are easier to use but setting runout in Imperial units, perhaps with the use of a wooden mallet, is priceless.
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300312 is a reply to message #300311] Tue, 19 February 2019 08:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Getting there slowly. Do a bit at a time as I am in no rush. Running 0.4mm out axially and 0.6 radially. Will do for me.
All spokes ding nicely, not necessarily the same tone, but they are tight.

Used metric gauge as that was what I have on the stand. Will give the spokes a quick knock with a mallet to ensure they are settled before rechecking.

Will then fit tape, tube and tyre.

Then for the rear one.
The Suzuki is coming on nicely, spent a small fortune on chrome etc. Engine needs vapour blasting and reassembling. Rebuilt crank with new seals, rebored barrels with new pistons.
Hope to have it done in a couple of months, all being well
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300313 is a reply to message #300312] Tue, 19 February 2019 12:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice to see the outcome Thumbs Up
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300333 is a reply to message #300313] Thu, 28 February 2019 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quazi, I have an article on building XT500 wheels, discovered when I was contemplating the 1st job. Want a copy?

Front has been done for a while and now I have laced up the rear, ( naughty ) ready to be trued.

Cases, barrels, heads etc are off being vapour blasted, so I can get the engine back together. Loads of chrome done, so some progress.

Will post some pictures when stuff returns
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300336 is a reply to message #300333] Thu, 28 February 2019 10:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Have you moved GB , cos your flag is showing Netherlands
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300337 is a reply to message #300333] Thu, 28 February 2019 17:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gearbox wrote on Thu, 28 February 2019 08:40
Quazi, I have an article on building XT500 wheels, discovered when I was contemplating the 1st job. Want a copy?

Front has been done for a while and now I have laced up the rear, ( naughty ) ready to be trued.

Cases, barrels, heads etc are off being vapour blasted, so I can get the engine back together. Loads of chrome done, so some progress.

Will post some pictures when stuff returns
Thanks for the offer GB, but I think I may already have it. I won't be doing any wheels myself to be honest bud, so hang on to it.
Im trying to do less taxing things these days. ha ha.

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Re: How hard can it be? [message #300339 is a reply to message #300337] Fri, 01 March 2019 08:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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VPN hiding my address explains the new flag.

Quazi, all trying to do less taxing things, but sometimes the old grey soup needs a stir. Plus, I have to finish this bike and its either I do it or pay someone else to. RollEyes
Re: How hard can it be? [message #300343 is a reply to message #300339] Sat, 02 March 2019 10:19 Go to previous message
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Gearbox wrote on Fri, 01 March 2019 08:34
VPN hiding my address explains the new flag.

Quazi, all trying to do less taxing things, but sometimes the old grey soup needs a stir. Plus, I have to finish this bike and its either I do it or pay someone else to. RollEyes
You're dead right GB, I keep trying but never succeed in doing less. Quite the opposite is seems as I'm getting older.

You always come through bud, you'll make a cracking job of it I'm sure. smile
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