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Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 245
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Posted By violetpop
A little bit or work has taken place. I have got...

A little bit or work has taken place. I have got the heads, pistons and barrels back from service. Heads came up like brand new and the barrels have been honed and new rings on the pistons.
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Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
It's 2 pack paint as I heard powder coating...

It's 2 pack paint as I heard powder coating frames can can the powder coat to crack... Looks a treaty either way!

The rear sets are as they come out of the box and they also look great as is....
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
While the heads, barrels and pistons have been at...

While the heads, barrels and pistons have been at the machine shop, everything has been painted up and the careful process of putting everything back together has started.
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Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 46,809
Posted By violetpop
Hey all, thought I would leave an imagine. Did a...

Hey all, thought I would leave an imagine. Did a track day on my xmoto. Loved it!

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww208/ido105/C2DA9482-BF91-4B41-834D-E051888DE517_zpshx7fsw1i.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
1986 R65 Cafe Racer project 'Death Racer'

Welcome to the forum mate and thanks for the kind words. Be sure to buy yourself a good workshop manual to fall back on incase you get stuck, plenty of seriously knowledgable people on here also. 👍
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Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Small amount if work has taken place. Parts are...

Small amount if work has taken place. Parts are still off for paint. I got the second hand set of pistons so them along with the heads and barrels have been sent to the machine shop for service.
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Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Spot on with the fairing. The brake parts, lines,...

Spot on with the fairing. The brake parts, lines, caliper kit, pads were all puchased from Motor Works UK. Spent some time with them over the phone when i got them to confirm everything 100% and they...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Hi all, I've been away for a while. Trying to...

Hi all, I've been away for a while. Trying to work on the airhead as much as I can whilst moving house has been a little tough but it's well on track!

Sadly my old huge double garage was all...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Hey mate! This is actually a factory set up on...

Hey mate! This is actually a factory set up on post 86 bikes... If you want to do it, your best bet is to start with a later model bike :)
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,769
Posted By violetpop
I'm following.

I'm following.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Got the engine up on an automotive style crane....

Got the engine up on an automotive style crane. Should make it easier to work on now.

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww208/ido105/D3D4319B-0B57-4683-A104-1A03FE022BE0_zpsncg8g1ud.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
So I got the bike stripped down and just about to...

So I got the bike stripped down and just about to pack all the smaller stuff in boxes as I'm moving house and garages... Progress will be a little slow in the next few weeks.
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Forum: Airheads 12-28-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
I'm all for constructive criticism so, thanks for...

I'm all for constructive criticism so, thanks for your input :) I know exactly what you mean and it funny because at certain angles the lines of the tank and fairing flow well and on some other...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
You make a fine point. This is something I will...

You make a fine point. This is something I will consider. Thanks for the tip. I think it will be ok considering I did not drop the piston which makes me think it was running like that before I pulled...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
So I got the valves out yesterday and cleaned up...

So I got the valves out yesterday and cleaned up the ports. I think I will send everything away to my kcal machine shop for proper cleaning and re honing.
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Forum: Airheads 12-24-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Thanks mate!

Thanks mate!
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
1986 R65 Cafe Racer project 'Death Racer'

So despite a bit of carbon build up, everything seems ok. I'm considering honing the bore and a fresh set of rings as well as getting the heads serviced and running new gasket kits. Might pick up a...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
I also have some updates.... Got the bike back...

I also have some updates.... Got the bike back from the fabricators yesterday. Very happy with the work done. So with no time wasted, I have the tank a quick coat of white to test out my white colour...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
I was unable to find out the brand of the damper...

I was unable to find out the brand of the damper mate, I forgot to ask my guy but I've got a better picture of it for you. It mounts to the custom lower fairing bracket and you can see how the collar...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
I think it will be a must to aid the over all...

I think it will be a must to aid the over all lines of the bike. I am also lucky as I am running and ace well digital dash which will allow me to run a lower profile screen with out the original...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Ahh yes yes, I follow you. I will take some close...

Ahh yes yes, I follow you. I will take some close up pictures of the setup and hopefully it will clear things up
for you.

Yeah, I will keep a close eye on the breather. I recall some oil in the...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
I also have a few updates... Positioning an...

I also have a few updates...

Positioning an oil pressure guage that will run from the oil pressure switch with some custom fittings and braided line.
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Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Hey mate, I'm not sure of the brand but it was...

Hey mate, I'm not sure of the brand but it was what the fabricator had on the shelf. He said he used it on his race bikes and does the job.

I don't exactly follow, the collar? Is this the part...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Many thanks to all :) A few more updates...

Many thanks to all :)

A few more updates roll in..

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww208/ido105/68C36F0D-643F-48F9-B662-6740C0E7EA99_zps0rymnilf.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Small update... ...

Small update...

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww208/ido105/C1BC6A52-430C-4A35-88D2-DB51797CAA88_zps5h7bvjgl.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Hahahaha my chances are good but still haha! I...

Hahahaha my chances are good but still haha! I hardly used the rear brakes when I used to ride it and even my daily bike I use the rear only for low speed stability, round abouts, u turn etc etc..
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Agreed 100%

Agreed 100%
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
I just spoke to them and were 100% aware of my...

I just spoke to them and were 100% aware of my concerns. They said they had thought about it and went on to explain something so technical that it went completely over my head. They also said they...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
So this is the complications that arise with...

So this is the complications that arise with custom work I guess.
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Yes I get you... I only notice it was up. I will...

Yes I get you... I only notice it was up. I will have to be in touch with the fab guys and make it spot on. Not an overly big job but must be correct.
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
You make an interesting first comment, something...

You make an interesting first comment, something I'll have to look into.

Pushing system, I don't follow?
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Updates... Enjoy! ...

Updates... Enjoy!

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww208/ido105/5131D88B-53E0-4102-8D25-65896843BE34_zpsgrmj8bgc.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Yeah, I also like the design aspect of it also....

Yeah, I also like the design aspect of it also. I'm lucky to have a graphic designer on board who knows enough about bikes so we bounce ideas off each other for many hours at a time. He made a few...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Yeah, interesting with the bar setup. At the end...

Yeah, interesting with the bar setup. At the end of the day a photoshop or illustration is just exactly what it is. Doesn't necessarily mean a working design... The company is called spirit of the...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Nice one!! I've seen a few of those images...

Nice one!! I've seen a few of those images floating around. Very clean lines, great looking bikes.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Work continues ...

Work continues

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww208/ido105/5816ED24-CDD9-4693-B074-D80AFB613D04_zpsllginlke.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Cheers!

Cheers!
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
So the exhaust is pretty much done... ...

So the exhaust is pretty much done...

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww208/ido105/04257399-5029-4D9F-8DDB-A189D0615893_zpsgumamynk.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 37,835
Posted By violetpop
Sorry mate, i cant as i did not do this work. The...

Sorry mate, i cant as i did not do this work. The fabrication work has been done by a workshop local to me and the guy used to weld roll cages for cars which is just about all i know.
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