Project Hand Banana

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by madrider5150, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Well the shop is only a couple miles away so I'm going to ride it there but we just got a few inches of snow last night. It'll likely be a couple weeks before I get it in there, wait until after the holidays.
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  2. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    I was thinking the same thing but spent a good amount of time putting coats on and letting them cure. I guess spray paint ain't gonna get much better/tougher regardless
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  3. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Got some snowy two wheel action in on the bicycle this morning. Mountain biking is my first love and I commuted year round on this bicycle for almost 3 years. On my third drivetrain; cassettes, chainrings, chain, second bottom bracket. It's the bicycle version of how I want my motorcycle basically; comfy, reliable and capable of doing long distance heavily loaded as well as lower speed technical riding.

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  4. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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  5. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    With as bad as my spray job turned out on the rear fender I'm thinking I should just take the tank somewhere to be sprayed professionally. Its a pain getting it all prepped which it is right now so feel like might as well..
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  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    My tins are getting powdercoated.

    I’ll strip the paint with paint/epoxy remover, that way the powdercoater doesn’t have to blast em as gnarly.

    The powder will be nice, easy, and cheap(ish)
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  7. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    I asked about getting my tank powder coated and got a negative response.. I'll have to check with the powder coaters in town here.
    What color you going with?
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  8. villageidiot

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    Dunno yet

    In regard to negative response....... not sure why. I’ve had many gas tanks powder coated. In this case my tank is brand new, no fumes, no gas. But in the past I just flush out really good with water, then stick an acetylin torch in there, usually get a little POOF from residual vapor, and then I dry it very well, stick it in the sun, heat gun etc etc.

    The powder coater plugs all the holes wicked good, and then bam.
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  9. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Kickstand now needs another 5ish inches and I now have 10-11" of ground clearance
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    thats a whole lot of shocks right there!
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  11. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Oh yeah probably too much but I'm in too deep
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  12. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    They look great! I especially like the Heim ends. Those were 17's, right? DO they have the compression and rebound adjusters? I can't get an answer from Nitron whether they can even build me a set, kind of irritating.
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  13. villageidiot

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    to me they appear to have compression and rebound dampening clickers. one on the top, and one on the bottom of the shaft.
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  14. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    They are 17.5" although I did ask for 16.5-17" and blue springs.. I'm still happy with them. They look great fit up nicely with my hard bags and look like they will with my exhaust as well.
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    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    One concern is that my chain is too short/tight and will prevent full shock travel. I may just need to order a new one and might as well go with new sprockets as well. I think I'm running 24/51 and want to try 24/55 anyway.
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    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Its hard to tell in the pictures but I think the drill got off enough into the head.. damn. Will get an easy out tomorrow and hopefully get the stud out, see how much damage I've done.
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    Might be time to take it to a machine shop with an EDM before you kill it.
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  18. villageidiot

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    This.
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    EDM that thing out. If you need a recommendation let me know. I got a guy I drive past daily.
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  20. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    What is edm? I did use a jig designed for this, it was off Ebay but still. Should I not even try with the easy out?
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