New bike, most unrational trade ever.

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by LasseNC, May 22, 2011.

  1. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Hah, never going to happen! :)

    Made another one today!

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    This one is for driving in the crankshaft seals.
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  2. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Everyone has advised me to keep the patina, but I have an itch for sand/glassblasting something, or just doing some kind of resto work.

    Something suttle, ideas? Got some scotchbrite for the exhaust, which I am trying out tomorrow!
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  3. BrokenR80RT

    BrokenR80RT But I'll fix it.

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    If you can get Blu-Job try it on the exhaust it'll work pretty good. I used a polishing rag with a profile sander from my woodshop and made easy of cleaning my exhaust crossover pipes. The blue job eliminated the rust....still watching it after the work. Blu-Job works on all chrome quite good.

    'Nother thing I'd do is get some big tire/rim and fill that front hole (fender) up:lol3! That'll turn heads.

    Use mag wheel cleaner for your engine shocks and hubs...Should leave it clean, but still kristina'd quite nice. Spray it it with WD40 when your done. Keep scotchbrite away from any areas of the engine where brite dust can get inside of the engine. The heck with blasting. It's messy and dangerous if you don't get it clean. Get it running, run it as hard as you can and check compression before planning any engine work. You may be lucky like me.

    A sheep skin seat cover, paint the rims. Yer good to go.
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  4. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Dont say we didnt warn ya !!!! :rofl


    One thing leads to another, before you know it you ruin and basturdize a rare bike that HAD stellar patina !
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  5. ivara

    ivara Been here awhile

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    I've wondered about that myself. The east bloc way of designing things often remind me of the "brutalist style" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture
    (very fitting name though)
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  6. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Haven't seen that name around. Usually we can't get the same stuff as you guys. But today I tried with a scotchbrite pad and WOW. It's in high regards on this forum and I see why now.

    Using it dry gave small abrassive marks, but with water/spit, that disappeared.

    Exhaust before:
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    Exhaust after:
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    Front shock, after.
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  7. jitterymonkey

    jitterymonkey Been here awhile

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    Amen to that. Get her running true & leave the Patina.
    It's your bike, do what Ya want. But she's a sweet ol' girl just as she is.:raabia
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  8. Renegade_Azzy

    Renegade_Azzy Kamen Rider

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    Might have had soemthing to do with shooting all the artists after tehy were no longer usefull or unwilling to dig roads. Kinda saps that creative will right out of you, or you focus it towards building things that wil get you the heck out of there.
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  9. twostroke312

    twostroke312 Been here awhile

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    That thing is AWESOME.
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  10. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Been here awhile

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    This is completly OK in my eyes, you can leave it now as it is, wich will cause some extra maintaince befor and after riding where you now should
    wipe the surfaces with oil to protect the bare steel metal. Other method is to use some silver paint, (heat resistant for the exhaust), pure it in a small can only some ml, (lets say around 100ml), and wait until the paint thickens, (you will have to stir the paint so there will not be arise a skin on top.

    Then take a rag and pure it in the paint, now wipe the chromed parts with the paint saturated rag. The paint will fill the "gaps" where the chrome is gone and protect the bare metal.

    Wait until the paint has dryed now you can polish the chrome up again if there is some paint on the chrome surface left and done.

    The "painted" gaps will very quick fill up with some dirt, oil, ... which will look even better. Best thing is you have stopped the corrosion but left the patina.
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  12. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Schrauber, that sounds interesting, I might look in to that! It does have alot of patina, I'm just a sucker for original paint jobs :)

    Especially this one, which mine was born with.

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    LasseNC XSessive!

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    I've bought a spare frame, because the old one had been welded on at the centerstand, so that I couldn't mount it.

    The new frame is also from a 250ccm version, they are the same in dimensions, but the papers are different, so I can legally use the bigger engine fitted to the bike. Yesterday I took out the engine, which was a pretty simple job, so now it is ready for an overhaul.

    Going for the blue colour I think.
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    Ok, I went for black.

    Today I tore the bike into pieces, still haven't got the swingarm axles out, they're pretty stuck. I have no heat and a tiny hammer.

    But for now it's only the frame being painted, that way I can restore as I go. So the rest of the bike is now dragged up on theh first floor of my appartment, where I will be storing it untill I recieve the frame back. It will be powdercoating, I don't know if it is a finish I will be satishfied with, but we will see.

    So I've started to clean up the wiring, it's not too bad though. The original sleeves are quite hardened, so I will try get some bigger heatshrink.

    As far as money go, I have far less than I thought, but it shouldn't be a problem.
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    Expecting to get the frame, front fork carrier and swingarms back on sunday!

    I blasted an aluminium rim I had with a fine media, with the intention of polishing it up on a large polising wheel. It wouldn't take too long to do.

    But I'm also thinking of painting the rim and hub. But powder, conventional or rattlecan it?

    I'm thinking if powder chips, that it might not be the best thing for the wheel and hub.

    What do you reckon?
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  16. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    LasseNC,
    How about some photos?
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  17. LasseNC

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    No digital camera, smartphone is at repairs, so you'll have to wait, unfortunately :)
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  18. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    The shoes explain everything. :lol3

    Nice bike anyways. Unique for sure.
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  19. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Blasted the front hub and two rims today :)
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    Parts have been painted! I have pictures from the painter, which I will post when I'm at a pc!

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