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Old 12-30-2010, 02:58 PM   #22561
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Is there a final anything to do, or is this how it remains? Just asking. Seems like I may want to do something like that also.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:10 PM   #22562
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F**k elbow grease Been there and cursed that. Seal it up real good, media blast and thirty minutes later looks like new. Worth every penny at harbour freight.
From this:


To this


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PS We got up to 55 F today!!!! WOOHOO!
Damn, that's impressive

Did you have a leaking head gasket by chance ? I had the same issue but on the other side of the engine which is what led me to strip the head etc.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:15 PM   #22563
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Is there a final anything to do, or is this how it remains? Just asking. Seems like I may want to do something like that also.
That's all I did to it. It will oxidize some I suppose but it is a dirt bike and it will be dirty again.

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:19 PM   #22564
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Damn, that's impressive

Did you have a leaking head gasket by chance ? I had the same issue but on the other side of the engine which is what led me to strip the head etc.
This is a $100 engine I bought last winter to rebuild. I don't really know what was leaking but I am guessing everything. I now affectionately call it the money pit. It's been a great learning experience though and fun to boot. Keeps me out of the bars.

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:20 PM   #22565
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I like to blast with aluminum oxide media or soda..
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:22 PM   #22566
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John,
What did that media blaster run ya?............ballpark.

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:25 PM   #22567
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I like to blast with aluminum oxide media or soda..
I tried oven cleaner and every solvent I could buy and wire brushes and finally bought a 60lb unit from HF. It was like magic. I used coarse glass beads on this.

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:33 PM   #22568
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John,
What did that media blaster run ya?............ballpark.

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Seems like it was a little better than $100. It is about the size of a 5 gal bucket on wheels. The media is about $.80 a pound and it goes fast.


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Old 12-30-2010, 03:35 PM   #22569
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I like to blast with aluminum oxide media or soda..
Coke or Pepsi?





Actually I've seen very good results with walnut shells on aluminum. Doesn't eat into the aluminum either like most other media can.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:01 PM   #22570
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John,
What did that media blaster run ya?............ballpark.

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If you have a compressor and the attachment for spraying air, you can make a really cheap blaster.

Get a few feet of rubber tube about the size of fuel line and a few boxes of baking soda. Then cut a small slit along the hose a few inches from one end and stick in the attachment, but don't block the tube. Now stick the other end into a box of baking soda and WHALA! You just made yourself a redneck media blaster!

I think I read how to do that on this thread a while ago... but I'm not sure.

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #22571
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.....calling is very expensive for me buddy...but the internet although slow and timely in getting the information is heaps cheaper...$15 unlimited a month......
if you happen to have an android.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moV82k_KBv0

and use this proxy

http://www.bioproxy.info/

to setup the google voice and sipgate with a US IP. I have a US celly, but I live in Tijuana, and i've used this setup to make calls to the US FOR FREE!!!!

I would think there's a workaround even though you don't have a US celly.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:11 PM   #22572
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Well I got the brake bracket to put my dirt wheels back on. Gone through 3 tubes in 2 days. One front and two back. The front was the cause of letting someone else put the tire on and not putting the tube in right. The rear I think I just spun the tire on the rim and ripped the tube. Not going to make that mistake again. Ordered some rimlocks.

Also decided to go back to the white side panels and put the 600r panel on the left.





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Old 12-30-2010, 07:37 PM   #22573
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #22574
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I definitely have to do the rear fender mod, looks good a lot better than the stock one.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #22575
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Well I got the brake bracket to put my dirt wheels back on.







The front brake hose goes on the INSIDE of the fork tube
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