RD350 returning to the road!

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by LasseNC, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. sprouty115

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  2. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    That is a good thread, noted :)

    Today I put on the pistons and NOS needlebearings.

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    Then I saw the rings, a setup that I have never seen, so I don't know how it goes in. Anyone?

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    That kinky ring is made to go in behind the lower ring, and is meant to keep the piston centered in the bore. They're rubbish, and every time I've taken apart an engine that was fitted, they were broken in several places. Thinking of what a mess it would make if one of those pieces got loose, I can't bring myself to put the new ones in. I'm not alone in this, lots of people that know a lot more than I do omit them.
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    Great info! Cylinders will go on in a few days then :)
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    JC is correct. That ring often gets called an "expander ring". Lots more info if you search using that phrase - almost all of it will tell you to leave it out.
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    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Been watching this on and off.
    Sad to hear about your Mum, Lasse. Remember the good times and keep her with you.


    I may have missed it but what pistons did you use?
    I've ordered some Pro-X +0.25mm kits for my 250. I can only hope they are well made. Getting OEM was a bit problematic, so I went non-genuine.


    Regarding the ducktail, when I eventually get around to doing my 400, I'm going to see how the ducktail of an XS11 suits. it just so happens that I've got an old one on hand. That's a good while away yet.
  7. LasseNC

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    Every little step counts!
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    Very clean. Is that the stock electronics?
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    Nope, I am using the Powerdynamo system :)
  10. Leo.G

    Leo.G Is still learning

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    That's a really nice step in my opinion...
    It's starting to look like a real engine!
    Congratulations, go on!
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    Again, little progress!
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    I had a hissyfit, took it all apart again, going to paint it myself!

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  13. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Lovely to watch this thread. Keep up the great work! My #1 was a '79 RD400F Daytona Special. I just love smokers!
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    Heh, heh, I know that feeling well. You're putting all this work in, you might as well make sure you're going to be happy with the finished product. It was a good decision.
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    Off to the blasters, hopefully I will have it back tomorrow!
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    Leo.G Is still learning

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    Hey Lasse..

    What happened?
    Are you thinking of a colour change to the frame? Or the paint job didn't satisfy you?

    Anyway, I think it will be better than the one that was already done..
    It's really nice to ride a bike in which you have put your heart and all the effort you could..

    Go on with it!
    Greetings!
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    The guy who painted it the first time around was a real douche. No primer, no prep, places where paint was missing etc.

    So I figured I'd try myself :) I am picking it up today :)
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    I got my parts back as expected, which is awesome! I went and got some red primer, spray bondo and semi gloss black. Wether the paint needs a lacquer, the can does not say.

    I will start by painting the rear swingarm to see if its a finish I am satishfied with.

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    Well..

    Good luck with that!
    Post pics of the finish you get at the end of it!
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    Spray Bondo?