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Re: Could not resist [message #293311 is a reply to message #293310] Thu, 18 February 2016 21:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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good progress, shame about the fork bottoms but can't expect sweetness everywhere for next to bugger all dosh Thumbs Up

Is the generator cover just dirty or is that also showing the signs of flaked paint or corrosion?
Re: Could not resist [message #293313 is a reply to message #293311] Thu, 18 February 2016 22:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kermit wrote on Thu, 18 February 2016 21:21
good progress, shame about the fork bottoms but can't expect sweetness everywhere for next to bugger all dosh Thumbs Up

Is the generator cover just dirty or is that also showing the signs of flaked paint or corrosion?


yep cover is not good either, been looking around for one but all i have seen are not much better, can i paint/spray it with heat proof paint ??

or maybe polish it
Re: Could not resist [message #293343 is a reply to message #293313] Sun, 21 February 2016 20:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I made a start on the next job, changing the the fork oil


Re: Could not resist [message #293346 is a reply to message #293343] Mon, 22 February 2016 19:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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there's at least another 20,000 miles left in that oil RollEyes


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Re: Could not resist [message #293355 is a reply to message #293346] Mon, 22 February 2016 21:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And there's me thinking its probably 20.000 miles past its best, what do i know RollEyes Laugh
Re: Could not resist [message #293363 is a reply to message #293355] Mon, 22 February 2016 22:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh go on then change it, see if I care Laugh

btw when refilling its quite interesting when the spring is out and your pumping the forks to get air out and level right to have a play with damping adjusters from one extreme to another then pull and push the damping rod to feel the difference low damping and high damping rates make to the speed it compresses or pulls out.

Don't think any real knowledge can really be gleaned from this exercise but its a good oppotunity to feel different damping rates in action without the spring exerting its influence smile

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Re: Could not resist [message #293373 is a reply to message #293363] Wed, 24 February 2016 21:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kermit wrote on Mon, 22 February 2016 22:16
Oh go on then change it, see if I care Laugh

btw when refilling its quite interesting when the spring is out and your pumping the forks to get air out and level right to have a play with damping adjusters from one extreme to another then pull and push the damping rod to feel the difference low damping and high damping rates make to the speed it compresses or pulls out.

Don't think any real knowledge can really be gleaned from this exercise but its a good oppotunity to feel different damping rates in action without the spring exerting its influence smile


might just do that Kermit Thumbs Up its good to know what fiddling with adjusters actually does
Re: Could not resist [message #293407 is a reply to message #293373] Sat, 27 February 2016 21:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The front end is back together now
And I have tarted up the forks and wheel for now

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Re: Could not resist [message #293423 is a reply to message #293407] Sun, 28 February 2016 13:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Forks looking very good now, have you resprayed them or rubbed them down with scotchbrite or similar? think
Re: Could not resist [message #293429 is a reply to message #293423] Sun, 28 February 2016 21:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I intended to just rub them down and remove all the loose flaky paint but then found a couple of rattle cans of primer and silver so gave them a quick Re spray
Re: Could not resist [message #293777 is a reply to message #293429] Tue, 22 March 2016 21:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was hoping to have it all back together and ready for a test ride at the weekend just gone

Ended up cutting a hole in the side of the garage and fitting a door, finished the bedroom and spent time with the family, all good but no time left for the bike

Got out in the garage last night and popped the tank on and fired it up, ran for a bit then died, cut a long story short, it turns out the new fuel hose i fitted kinks when i drop the tank and cuts fuel supply ( had the same ish prob with blade when wrongly routed hose RollEyes )

i could not find a shaped honda one, new or second hand which is why i fitted a straight hose

Question is - does anyone know of a fuel hose which will bend but not kink ???? Do braided hoses hold their shape ?

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Re: Could not resist [message #293793 is a reply to message #293777] Wed, 23 March 2016 18:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You could try and get a tight fitting spring Pecks' slot it on the bend it'll stop it kinking.
Re: Could not resist [message #293794 is a reply to message #293793] Wed, 23 March 2016 19:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is it not more of a routing issue that could maybe be resolved by longer hose (maybe you have some left) and letting it take a longer route.

Had one of mine kink like that once (abelit oem hose) and resolved by paying closer attention to hose as I lowered the tank
Re: Could not resist [message #293796 is a reply to message #293794] Wed, 23 March 2016 21:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kermit, yes i have some hose left as i bought a meter length, thinking the same, releasing the filter from its holder gives me a bit more room and may be able to route a longer piece

Quazi, i have temporary fixed it using a similar method, i have put 4 no. jubilee clips on the hose 1/4 inch apart where it was kinking, but i like the spring idea, will have a root around in the garage

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Re: Could not resist [message #293836 is a reply to message #293796] Fri, 25 March 2016 21:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Before and After
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Whats the phrase -

"You can't polish a turd"

"But you can roll it in glitter and make it sparkle"

Going to give it a few runs out and if alls ok theres a bit more i would like to do,
Re: Could not resist [message #293849 is a reply to message #293836] Fri, 25 March 2016 23:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I like the paraphrasing Laugh

Well done, hope it rides as well as mine did this afternoon when I took it round the block for a shakedown after 6 months doing nothing Thumbs Up


Re: Could not resist [message #293892 is a reply to message #293849] Sat, 26 March 2016 21:30 Go to previous message
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Nice job Pecks!
did you solve the battery/charging issue?

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