Glutten for punishment. Let the spending begin

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Rob Farmer, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Packer

    Packer Been here awhile

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    It's going to be interesting following the evolution of this build!
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  2. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Time for an update -

    Still stuck in registration hell. I haven't had the age confirmation letter through from the BMW club DVLA chap, he's spat his dummy out because I dared to ask when it was coming through, he's now refusing to answer emails and drummed up a load of tosh about about being hassled...How the hell a friendly "any news on the certificate" email and a phone call constitutes hassle I'll never know. And the BMW club wonder why they're hemmoriging members :nenau I won't be renewing mine next year.
    So...
    Pulled the bike apart ready for it's proper rebuild. Engine in bits again to fit the pistons. Heads and barrels vapour blasted and ultrasonically cleaned. The valve seats and guides have seen better days so they need replacing along with the valves. I'd like to fit Morespeed one piece valves, need to have a chat with Richie first though.

    9.5:1 pistons.
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    Shiny engine and gearbox :wink:
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  3. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    I just realized i called you Kevin. :huh
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  4. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I had noticed :1drink


    £350 lighter today after a parcel arrived from Motobins. Frighteningly small package considering the cost. All the bits and bobs to finish the engine off, including new wiring, engine sprockets, big ends and cam chain.

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    I have a brand new Basic subframe arriving on Saturday. I was going to modify the g/s subframe but the Basic one is stronger and has the mudguard and side panel mounts in the correct place so it will save a lot of hassle and also save cutting up a perfectly good g/s subframe.

    I'm hoping to sell off my remaining g/s parts to help finance this build. wheels, frame parts and bevel boxes are fetching a premium, it all helps.
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  5. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Gotta love that Santorini blue :super

    Mono G/s subframe against the new Paralever Basic subframe. Just need to get a powder coat match for the frame, stand and battery tray.

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  6. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Powder coatings back :clap

    2 day turn around and even comes with a complimentary touch up kit.

    Just need to start putting it back together again.

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    That's a pretty good match for the Santorini Blue in colour and finish.

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  7. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Nice Rob, who did the powder coating?
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  8. Rob Farmer

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  9. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Are you going to get them to do the patio table and chairs too:D
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  10. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    :D



    Haven't got time for that! Got a bike to build...

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  11. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Wow Rob... looking sweet.
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  12. Rob Farmer

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    Thanks Anonny.

    Well that's the easy stuff done. Now the hard work begins. Need to strip the forks to paint the fork sliders and fit gaiters. Painting needs doing and a whole host of other things, obviously there's a lot of spending to be done. The front wheel needs a rebuild, a new seat is needed along with all the detail parts.

    I'll post more when it's moved along some

    end of play tonight

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  13. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    fantastic:clap
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  14. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing Supporter

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    Tasty work Rob :clap

    Ever get my PM???

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  15. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Put the thread back in olds cool! olds cool is where it was started, olds cool is where it belongs!:deal
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  16. jellycow

    jellycow NX NX NX NX NX NX NX NX NX

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    +1 for Kevin, I hate to have to search for a fine thread like this.
    (plus I'm a bit afraid to leave the old's cool section to be honest.)
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  17. Bar None

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    Rob Farmer,
    Your bike is going to be too pretty to ride. I'd say it should be a front room bike.
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  18. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    The fist thing I'll do when it's finished is ride it through a big mud hole :evil
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  19. Rob Farmer

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    After spending hours filling, sanding and spraying I'm on the road to completion. Not sure my garage is ever going to be the same again, I'd forgotten just how much of a mess spraying makes.

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    The seat looks completely wrong. There's a six week wait for a replacement seat so I'll have to wait and see what it looks like with a proper seat fitted.

    Front fork sliders still need to be painted and gaiters fitted.
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  20. Rob Farmer

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    New seats arrived. Wirings all done. Heads are heading over to Moorespeed for Richies one piece valves and matching guides. New exhaust valve seats at the same time. As soon as they come back I'll be firing it up :clap

    Still plenty to be done over winter.

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