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Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By henrymartin
Nice to know! I've been running RK on two...

Nice to know!

I've been running RK on two bikes over the past few years, so when it was time to rechain my latest acquisition, I went to RK as well. Good chains.
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 395,864
Posted By henrymartin
Installed new Spiegler brake and clutch lines,...

Installed new Spiegler brake and clutch lines, glued on heated grips, made some brackets for lines, and cleaned front calipers.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 395,864
Posted By henrymartin
Finished plumbing the Bandit 12. Now I just have...

Finished plumbing the Bandit 12. Now I just have to wait for above zero temps to fire her up and look for leaks. Since it is February, it will be a while, so I will probably finish putting the rest...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By henrymartin
Good luck servicing it :lol3

Good luck servicing it :lol3
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By henrymartin
Not many waterproof options with zippers that I...

Not many waterproof options with zippers that I know of. I do like my Seal Line baja bag, but it is a roll top, and round in design.

Givi makes some Waterproof bags, but I'm not sure about the...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks, guys. I got the grips and they...

Thanks, guys.

I got the grips and they arrived today. One question, if I may.

There is no draw specs in the box, nor any relay. Did you wire yours straight to a switched source (tailight,...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,961
Posted By henrymartin
Easy. I change mine with two 8" tire irons....

Easy. I change mine with two 8" tire irons. Dirtbike and streebike.
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 589,459
Posted By henrymartin
What windshield is that? Seems tall, but it could...

What windshield is that? Seems tall, but it could be the camera angle.
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 395,864
Posted By henrymartin
Finished the wiring harness on the B12, and...

Finished the wiring harness on the B12, and reinstalled the PAIR lines, plus the header pipes. It is almost looking like a bike now (although I liked the room over the valve cover before I installed...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 589,459
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. I looked around a bit, and it seems that...

Thanks. I looked around a bit, and it seems that UK and Euro Bandits had it, while the US models did not. Some Canadian models had it as well.

So, essentially, the only things holding the motor...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 589,459
Posted By henrymartin
This is my second Bandit. Both were 02. One I...

This is my second Bandit. Both were 02. One I bought new and it did not have the bracket either. This one is used, not salvage, and the VIN matches the original title.



Nope, not a salvage....
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 589,459
Posted By henrymartin
My o2 does not have them either, but it has the...

My o2 does not have them either, but it has the holes for them.

I think I'm just going to make some. It shouldn't take long.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 589,459
Posted By henrymartin
Yes, I was only using it to show the tear-shaped...

Yes, I was only using it to show the tear-shaped piece that mounts to the lower downtubes.

I have seen this on the first gen Bandits, than on some models between k1-k5, but not consistently.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 395,864
Posted By henrymartin
Managed to put the engine back into the frame on...

Managed to put the engine back into the frame on the B12. What a PITA.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 589,459
Posted By henrymartin
Little help, please

Little help, please, if I may.

Putting together my 02 B12. I just noticed that there are only four bolts holding the engine in the frame - Lower rear, Upper rear, and two rubber mounted bolts...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 395,864
Posted By henrymartin
Probably airbox. The suckers love those places.

Probably airbox. The suckers love those places.
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 589,459
Posted By henrymartin
If anyone is tired of their stock oil lines...

If anyone is tired of their stock oil lines (leaking, et cetera), I went through the pain of figuring out an alternative.

There is a two part post (for now, a third one will appear once I do the...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 395,864
Posted By henrymartin
Cleaned, lubed, and installed swingarm and shock...

Cleaned, lubed, and installed swingarm and shock on the B12. Then I made my first-ever AN plumbing pieces for the bike http://hmwrites.blogspot.com/2015/02/progress-on-bandit.html
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 395,864
Posted By henrymartin
You know, when you take things apart for a few...

You know, when you take things apart for a few days, you usually remember what goes where. But if something happens and the few days become a few weeks, it's much harder to remember what goes where...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 395,864
Posted By henrymartin
I hung the newly coated bike frame from the...

I hung the newly coated bike frame from the ceiling, cleaned and lubed the swingarm, installed the steering stem and tripples, and, tonight, I'm going to attempt some plumbing on the oil lines. My...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By henrymartin
I never have anyone paint that area. My painter...

I never have anyone paint that area. My painter usually applies tape, covering far enough from the opening so the gas fumes do not start the lifting process. The opening is left untreated.

You do...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By henrymartin
I have had good results with the cheap Kiwi...

I have had good results with the cheap Kiwi sprays. For breathable fabrics, use the blue polymer spray. For non breathable, the green silicone spray.

It worked well enough for me to keep me dry...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By henrymartin
I have the tubular type on my short landscaping...

I have the tubular type on my short landscaping trailer from HD. :lol3

It works well for sportbikes, and works okay for dirtbikes.

Sportbikes stand by themselves in the chock, but the dirtbike...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. I was a bit skeptical, but you guys are...

Thanks. I was a bit skeptical, but you guys are making me reconsider.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By henrymartin
Jim, thanks for the tip. The 205 works...

Jim,

thanks for the tip. The 205 works wonders.

Well, it is not as shiny as a properly buffed 2k clear or a lacquer, but it is starting to look as good as a single stage paint.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 510,749
Posted By henrymartin
Monadnock

Monadnock
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 510,749
Posted By henrymartin
So, I spent the last two hours snowblowing. I'm...

So, I spent the last two hours snowblowing. I'm at the bottom of my driveway making a turn, when a dirtbike with no lights zooms past me on the street. There were about 3" of snow on the road, and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 510,749
Posted By henrymartin
As soon as I figure out how to attach a...

As soon as I figure out how to attach a snowblower to the front forks:deal
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By henrymartin
Bikemaster Heated grips?

I got a giftcard to Motorcycle superstore, and I was hoping to pick up some heated grips or brake lines. Well, they do not seem to carry either Spiegler lines (my choice #1 in lines) or Oxford...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By henrymartin
Because, if after all the work it does not have a...

Because, if after all the work it does not have a reasonable luster or hardness, I would like to have the option of shooting catalyzed urethane over it. Powder makes a good primer, if need be.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By henrymartin
Nice. :deal I wetsanded and polished some...

Nice. :deal

I wetsanded and polished some lacquer and urethane clears before, achieving similar results.

I have a ten inch random orbit buffer that works rather well (with terry or microfiber...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By henrymartin
The finish of the powder coat is the problem....

The finish of the powder coat is the problem. Sanding the orange peel off and buffing OR clearing it is a solution, unless I have it blasted and coated again. That is not really an option, as there...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By henrymartin
Right now, Turtle Wax Polishing compound, RX...

Right now, Turtle Wax Polishing compound, RX something. It is clear coat safe, without silicone. For the final polish, I was going to use Mequiars Scratch X, also silicone free, IIRC.

I tried...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By henrymartin
For those curious enough, here is the powder how...

For those curious enough, here is the powder how it came home, and some sanding/polishing results: http://hmwrites.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-bandit-1200s-project-continues.html
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By henrymartin
Thank you. The clear just made a mess on top of...

Thank you. The clear just made a mess on top of the color coat, and it looks almost like the sandblasted 'frosted' glass windows.

Just tried a small spot with some 1000 grit and it levels out...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By henrymartin
Question Polishing/buffing powdercoat?

Okay, this project is killing me as everything seems to go wrong.

Just got my frame back from the powder guy. The first two guys would not due it due to its size and complicated design (frame off...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 143,182
Posted By henrymartin
I made the threads and used the handfitting...

I made the threads and used the handfitting method (marker, bolt and washer, file) to make sure that the bolt would seal on the face of the fitting properly and all around. It took a while, but now...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 143,182
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. On hand, I have some Permatex High...

Thanks.

On hand, I have some Permatex High Temp thread sealant. It claims to be good to 400F degrees, which would be ideal, but I did not know whether it actually hardens and prevents loosening...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 143,182
Posted By henrymartin
Okay, a new Loctite question: I need some...

Okay, a new Loctite question:

I need some type of thread sealant to put on AN fitting adapter going into brass. Aluminum fittings going into brass with 75% thread in the brass (on average). I...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By henrymartin
Too many pics, but here they are:...

Too many pics, but here they are: http://hmwrites.blogspot.com/2015/01/replacing-oil-lines-on-bandit-1200-part.html
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