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Pinned So what have you done to your bike today?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Wozza

    Wozza Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Thx....yeah the ramp is an old cast iron step I picked up for $40...The wheel clamp is pricey but makes it a lot easier to just roll the bike into and it holds it up fine on its own...though working on the front wheel or forks is a no go...Might see if the rear can be rolled in never tried it :D
     
  2. ShaneP

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    Finally finished rebuilding the kdx200 engine and gotten the ER6f back together. Rego is due on Buzz (zxr250) and I might let it lapse :'( seeing as I have 2 other bikes and Buzz isn't running really (carby float valves sticking, from what I can work out). I prefer the zxr over the other 2, but I'm working on another zxr (I have 4½ zxr bikes), with an engine swap... Engineering approval to come, but should be straightforward
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Been working on these ZXR fairings for a mate over the last couple of weeks. They had been black, green, blue, purple, white, red and white again (with various undercoats between). This is how thick the build up of paint was.
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    I started sanding but soon realised I wouldn't live long enough to sand all this off.
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    I don't like using stripper on plastics but these were beyond easy, so bought some bumper stripper from paint shop. It took many goes but finally got back to plastic.
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    I welded the cracked and broken bits and finally got some filler and undercoat on them.
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    Using COB (clear over base) and some stickers make by local signwriter we now have some shiney usable panels (not to mention Kgs lighter). :)
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Looks great Murdo , heck of effort getting all that crap off
     
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    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Great work Murdo. I can't believe how many different coats of paint those plastics had on them.
     
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    Tried to start the wr250f, but no good. Cleaned the carby, resolder the coil wire, and tried again, same result. Those slide carbies are very finicky on MX bikes.. It could have other issues, too.
     
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    Sticky front caliper on my MC22. So got myself I piston puller. Ordered repair kit from Powerhouse on Ebay and fixed the sticky side and serviced the other one! Luckily for me, after some polishing, the pistons are fine.
    BTW, excellent kit:
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    Still breaking my mind if I should go the NC30 caliper route. Probably my old timer style of driving, but never had any issues with the scooter brakes....
     
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    What did I do to my bike today? I rode the snot out of it!
     
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    And here I was using a grease gun and having to clean it afterwards.
     
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    Been getting some of my ZXR parts ready for engine builds and having some spares just in case.

    It's always a feel good moment when you take a piston that look like crap...
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    ...and make it all nice and newish again.

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    Making sure all the rings are correctly gapped and all parts are weighed and ready to go (if needed). Manual says to gap test them 10mm and 60mm from the top of the cylinder. I also check them where they should never be other than during assembly. Amazing how well these bikes are put together. These 4 barrels are almost perfect.

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