The next project build

Discussion in 'Bike Chat' started by Stevep, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Stevep

    Stevep Well-Known Member

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    HAHA!
    Just goes to show how worn the ignition barrel is, found a Suzuki key that fits it.
    It'll do for testing purposes.

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  2. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    I used my fingernail for my old suzuki... the key kept falling out round corners...
     
  3. Stevep

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    First sign of life in how many years???

     
  4. Stevep

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    This is moving along quite nicely now.
    Stripped the carb and threw it in the sonic cleaner for a couple of rounds
     
  5. Stevep

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    Moving along quite nicely now.
    Stripped the cab and threw it in the sonic cleaner for a couple of rounds

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    Base and cylinder gaskets, piston rings all turned up, managed to get the top half of the engine refitted, carb and intake fitted and all back on the bike.

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    New rectifier and indicator relay fitted, new throttle cable top half, got the oil pump cable attached, quick compression test gave me 100psi, as it should be. Side cases all tightened up, swing arm, forks and every other loose bolt tightened to spec, chain and sprockets fitted.
    New oil seal around the kickstart shaft, now I can put some oil in it.
    Waiting on the rear carrier/grab handle to return from the chroming place so I can fit the rear indicators and back light.
    Got a good strong spark so will at some point over the next few days rig up a small fuel supply and have a test start.
    Ordered some small diamond cut-off wheels, I have to cut the bottom out the fuel tank to do some work on the inside, plus it has a running hole in the side that I can only really repair from the inside or it will bugger up the look of the outside. But that's another picture story coming up soon.
     
  6. scubabiker

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    My old screwsuki had rusted from the inside along the seem. I managed with that petro patch stuff.
     
  7. Stevep

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    Had to make an exhaust support bracket, filled the engine with oil, 2 stroke in the tank, rigged up a quick fuel supply.
    First start:D

     
  8. Stevep

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    This tank is a nightmare. Everytime I touched it, more holes.

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    Cut the base out of it because I already knew the inside was rusty

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    Cleaned it all up and revealed loads more holes. The entire side is swiss cheese, holes in the corners, holes in the rear.

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    Managed to braze up some of the smaller ones

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    But, ultimately, it's impossible to try and braze/fill the larger holes. They are just too far gone. And every time I put some heat near it, more holes appear.
    So, drastic measures are in order.
    Replace the bad side

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  9. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    Did you shout at it Steve?
    Shout louder?
     
  10. Stevep

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    Tried that, in several different dialects/languages/phrases:D
     
  11. scubabiker

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    Just do like everyone else, cover it in 3inches of hammerite.....
     
  12. Stevep

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    I've just found another tank, but it's 97 miles away and he won't post it, collection only. £75.
    I know it will fit in the top box of the Goldwing easily, could be a nice excuse for a ride out .
     
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  13. scubabiker

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    Is the tank the same as the RSX and all the other variations of that?
    I can see if hilevel have a pattern one for you?
     
  14. Stevep

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    No they're different shape around the nose area.
    There are replacement tanks I can get, but none this shape, they'll just make it look out of place if I use those.
     
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