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Old 12-01-2011, 09:01 AM   #16
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Forks are not beautiful



The cantilever assembly has to come out because, after all this time, the springs are totally knackered.



The left of the picture above shows where the nut and stud that secure the spring/cantilever assembly are. Both the stud and nut are massively corroded and it's too tight for a saw, plus a hammer and chisel would be too brutal - so I'm just gonna have to try and shear them off with torque.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:09 AM   #17
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Slow going sanding all the layers off the metal dash assembly. Why I didn't do this when I was doing all the other metal paint stripping, I don't know. The most recent layer of paint is horrendous. It's almost like household emulsion and takes forever to sand off.






The old contrils for the turn signals and lights had their toggle switches broken off ages ago, so the loom was cut and small, red, flick switches were used instead. One for lights, one for ignition and a horn button left working.

I'm going to buy a new loom from a Chinese company in one of the markets here. Hopefully under $20.

Methinks it's gonna be fun when I open the engine
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:13 AM   #18
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Didn't get too much done today as I had to do some stuff with the wife and son in the morning & then went to look at some old steam engines and landmine clearance machines.

1939 Steamer.



Mine clearance Hitachi and Komatsu with seriously armoured cabs:



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Old 12-02-2011, 02:16 AM   #19
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I had a couple of hours before opening the bar so I finished sanding the swingarm and primed it up.

Before:



After:

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Old 12-02-2011, 02:19 AM   #20
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Then I undersealed beneath the rear fender of the frame. Some people paint first and then underseal. I do the opposite, if it's good enough for VW to do it that way, so will I.

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Old 12-02-2011, 02:26 AM   #21
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Then I had a look at the front trim which holds the "50" badge.

The gimp who owned this before me who painted the thing that scummy yellow colour also sprayed over the lovely silver badge



Luckily, the paint didn't take well to this and I was able to chip it off gently with a metal scribe without damaging the badge. It still needs further cleaning. but it's an improvement.


He also painted the chrome trim for around this part. This will be slower to clean up:



And that's all the updates for today as I have a bar full of drunks to water.

All comments welcome.

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Old 12-03-2011, 08:56 AM   #22
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I got the bar closed around 3am this morning, had some funny drunken Scottish bastards in who were on fine form, good night. I was drinking water but their drunkenness was infectious and I felt hald cut while sober

So, a pretty late start today.

I did get the rest of the underside of the frame around the engine/center-stand mount cleaned up and primed & the inside of the frame in the tank/electrics space.

The Mrs snapped me sanding furiously:


Frame largely sorted:





Not 100% happy with the spot just to the left of the rear blinker mount. It looks like a little skim is in order.

Then it was work time again. Tomorrow I do parts shopping and back to it on Monday. I'm off for a 2am ride after work tonight. It's lovely at night here, once the streets empty
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:17 PM   #23
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:59 AM   #24
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^^ Thanks!

The front forks are too far gone it seems. Going to fork out on a secondhand set tomorrow. I'll post pictures of the dead forks then also.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:49 AM   #25
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New forks vs old:



A couple of notable differences are: There is a tab on the old ones above the axle mount which the brake shoe side of the hub bolted on to. That is absent on the new one.

This may not be an issue if I swop the old brake shoe carrier for a new one or cut the tab from the old and have it welded to the new.

There's also one less hole at the base of the forks due to Honda's redesign of the cantilever assy.



The redesign means that they eliminated the spot where the old design rotted due to exposure to the elements - where the top of the old assembly was bolted into a recess they now have a bushing and an internal thread that takes a bolt though the forks.

It also makes servicing of said items easier.

Where the old forks were too far gone:



And the improved design on the new:



My new cantilevers;

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Old 12-05-2011, 12:51 AM   #26
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:08 AM   #27
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It may be quiet but I am hanging on your every word and I am following your build with great interest. And I even like stories about other drunk irish men, seeing that I am a drunk irish man myself
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:47 AM   #28
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Well, would you believe that the little front trim which holds the "50" badge on the front took about 12 hours over four days to clean up for primer?

No?

It's true. Took almost as long as everything done before it.

I must have sanded 3mm or more of various coats of paint from the thing.

I couldn't use power tools to assist as my infant son is in the flat.

Finally got the bastard sorted today and primed up:





Then I took the petrol tank off it's mounting panel. It's in good condition, surprisingly.

I had time to give the underseat panel for the tank a wire brush and then to work. Should get it finished and primed tomorrow and then just plastic bits to rough up for the paint shop.



Then this delight awaits. . .

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Old 12-09-2011, 09:58 AM   #29
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It may be quiet but I am hanging on your every word and I am following your build with great interest. And I even like stories about other drunk irish men, seeing that I am a drunk irish man myself
Thanks, I'm trying to be less of a drunken Irishman - but being a publican does not help

Two weeks off, three days SERIOUSLY on seems to be the ticket.

You Irish by birth? West Clareman here.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:12 PM   #30
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Oh, you aren't being ignored by any means! Over three thousand views so far! It may not be "Toxic Britney" but thats pretty good for a Battle Scooters thread. If you're REAL quiet... you can hear us breathing over your shoulder as you work.



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