Building up Bike

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by far-flung, May 22, 2012.

  1. far-flung

    far-flung not specified

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  2. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Looks great! Nice job.
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  3. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Wow, lotta work there...looks great. I really like the muted color scheme for the painted parts. :thumb
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  4. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    :eek1 Frickin' awesome ! :thumb
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  5. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    This is very cool. I'm in.

    Gregor
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  6. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    AWESOME, simply awesome.

    Great detail in pics and story telling too.
    BRAVO!!! :freaky
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  7. TcRulz

    TcRulz Been here awhile

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    Way cool:lurk
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  8. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    I like the oil separator. Honda XR650 I think. But where does it go after the separator??
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  9. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    That little filter, of a radio controlled racer, is simply Brilliant :clap

    Thanks for sharing that link. :D

    Originally I had my separator finishing in the air box.

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    Then with the FCR's I did like you using a car filter. The filter sits just in front of the front air filter. The separator is in the same place as yours(cable tied :lol3)

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  10. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    So............... You appear to be a very skilled painter:evil and I need some advice on how to paint something tricky

    I have a anodised Motormaster caliper and anodised disk carrier that will not match the theme of my latest "950 Trail Bike" project. I have painted the rocker covers, oil pipes, even the clutch pressure plate (for CJ's SD clutch cover window) in a calliper high temp red. But I have no idea how to prep anodising for paint...................... :puke1

    The old "950 Rally" theme

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    The Calliper to Red, the disk carrier to black

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    Clutch pressure plate in Etch, then Red baked after a few days(in the kitchen.... don't tell the missus):wink:



    The "950 Trail Bike" Faring, tank, rear tanks Automotive Black finished "off the gun" (I have a compressor and spray gun set up)

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    Thanks for any help:freakyas you do look like a skilled painter......
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  11. Yascher

    Yascher Been here awhile

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    Looks like you have a spelling mistake in the sticker? it should say K2M :rofl

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  12. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    Как дела my friend. You must have unlimited adventure for a limited time of the year. I love the buildings in Moscow. I spent a week in a town in eastern Turkey. It would drop to -29. It hurt to breath. It must be fun on a bike in Moscow. I skied off a mountain at -14...... My face died.
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  13. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Extraordinary work, very impressive, top job. Shame about the hijack
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  14. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    It's not really a hijack mate as I think you will find that he was finished.... look at the last photos..... We are in discussion phase........ I thought you had a BM........... finally wake up to what an expensive heap off to run they are:evil Northern suburbs
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  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Great build up! Very nice job. :freaky
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  16. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I thought that was you, but didn't recognize the name change.

    I have baskets/ EXPs and Covers ready for you whenever you are.

    Love the Machine work pics. :clap
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  17. DUNDAS

    DUNDAS Adventurer

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    Amazing eye for detail and machine work dude!
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  18. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    I was thinking something like that but Google-ing was returning just paint it........ Looks like I can get away with some 1200 wet/dry first to break the hardness(this is the key to success), then etch, then colour with oven.

    My bike looks as rough as guts while I'm working on it but I'll put a lot of effort in to produce a good finish.

    Another question....... sorry :lol3 I noticed you removed the pistons/seals from the calipers. Do you think I could bake at 200c without removing them. I was thinking the must reach high temps in use when braking ....... On the other hand its a $1000 brake system :huh Yikes !

    Also I'm happy to delete my photo post if you wish so as not to Hijack as I only wanted to show that my questions were not just padding, and that I have a serious undertaking. It's a good idea to get that clutch basket from CJ. I'm going to get one to :wink:. Thanks for your link.......



    And sorry Banana you caught me at a bad time :lol3 The missing word is not shit...... it's metal
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  19. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    Really neat build!

    Nice colours.
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  20. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    +1

    A very good eye for colour balance (Photographers eye)

    And the skills to go with it. I wonder what you will be doing in 20 years:evil.

    I can't believe how well you have blended that Safari tank in... It looks like it came from the factory. They usually stick out like dogs balls:eek1

    Some of the guys that have complimented you have done some very good work over the years.............. Hi praise indeed

    Here is a link to one of NYC's Professional Photographers..... Sakurama's projects
    http://www.teamincomplete.com/Boxer/theboxer-page1.html

    :1drink
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