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Post  supraloopy on Thu Oct 20 2011, 22:04

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Hi I'm not sure if this is the place to do this but here goes. I bought my cat about a week ago and have enjoyed getting to grips with it pale
I'm going to hang on until the weather gets too bad to ride with confidence and then start the job of bringing the bike back to tip top condition :whoop:
I'll put some pics up once I have worked out how to get them off my phone confused
So keep checking and please comment if you think I'm going wrong anywhere. clink
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Post  supraloopy on Tue Nov 08 2011, 17:10

Loving the tassels ;0) I don't mind if the thread goes off on a tangent as long it keeps people chatting and interested :0) As for the frame and swing arm I'll keep them silver I think. Ohh does anyone know where to get the yzf decals from? or is it yamaha only and bend over time??
I'm pleased you all like my efforts and any niggles or tricks I learn I'll post them up to ;0)
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Nov 08 2011, 17:30

The best decals are Mr Yamaha's
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Post  Rosco on Tue Nov 08 2011, 19:09

Brilliant Stretchie
Not so much Baby Blade but Barbie Blade.


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suprise Not alot left..

Post  supraloopy on Tue Nov 08 2011, 23:11

Only the swing arm, shock, forks and wheels to remove and that's it the complete strip down. This only started as a clean up and colour change.
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Engine out on your own is errrr fun hoping it don't fall off the jack and break something.. now for the big cleanup and rebuild taz
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Post  stretchie_ on Wed Nov 09 2011, 09:48

I rode the Blade from Hay on Wye back to Melksham like that, I got some funny looks when overtaking people I tell ya.

Good work on the thread, I'm building a blast cabinet at the moment for stripping things back but no idea whatmedia to use but I'll start another thread for that when the time comes.

I have a spare set of forks and a spare set of carbs I'm going to do first, with the forks I'll strip them but then not sure if I should podwercoat or just varnish them once stripped.

Oh and do yourself a favour, bag and label everything, where possible and appropriate feed bolts back in to the threads they came from with any associated washer in the correct order. It's a bugger when you realise that you've lost a collar for an engine mount bolt or a mounting bolt for you calipers for example, especially when you dismantle something for a night or two and then come back to it two years later, you have no idea what came from where.

Also as dismatling make a note of anything and every little thing you want to replace, like fairing bolts or o rings and where exactly they are to fit. Makes shopping easier rather than when you are putting it back together.
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suprise Last lot of it coming apart.

Post  supraloopy on Thu Nov 10 2011, 23:29

I can't take it apart any more than this. It's all bagged and labelled and I'll do each bit as it goes back together.
You know that feeling when you should have left it alone and just ridden it.......... Rolling Eyes
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Now I'll start repainting, cleaning and replacing things.. great

Thanks for looking
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Post  Rosco on Fri Nov 11 2011, 04:43

OMG - What have you done.

I'd be in tears by now if I found that in my garage and I'd changed my mind about 'breaking for spares'.

Looks like you know what you're doing though but Good Luck anyhoos for putting it all back together without too many spare bits.

Looking forward to seeing each instalment.

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suprise Just a few more.

Post  supraloopy on Sat Nov 12 2011, 22:49

Clean up begins,
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Now to start phoning around for powder coating places or do it myself ponder
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Post  stretchie_ on Mon Nov 14 2011, 10:43

@supraloopy wrote:Clean up begins,
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JESUS.... How big is that swingarm?


@supraloopy wrote:Now to start phoning around for powder coating places or do it myself ponder

You'll need a big bloody oven.

This is an interesting read if you are contemplating 'cooking at home'

http://www.baja-forum.co.uk/showthread.php?13061-Powder-coating-oven-build-(homemade)
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Post  supraloopy on Mon Nov 14 2011, 20:34

Sorry when I said do it myself I meant spray the frame and arm not powder coat.
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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 15 2011, 16:54

@supraloopy wrote:Sorry when I said do it myself I meant spray the frame and arm not powder coat.
that would be the best option,
after all the original coats has lasted this long.
must admit I'm not a fan of p/coating on the frame.
if its rust underneath and you can't see and by the time you do there'll be a hole there.
I've a couple of classic bike powder coated ..wast of time.
one little chip and thats a start ,you cannot successfully paint it like respray paint.respay the frame thats the best way imo
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Post  Snowcat on Tue Nov 15 2011, 20:48

I feel ashamed, I took the side panels off to clean mime when i bought it and thought I'd made a "really thorough" job of it!! Keep us posted this is damn interesting.

Well done mate


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suprise Never again!!

Post  supraloopy on Tue Nov 15 2011, 22:42

I have to say that rubbing down a bike frame sucks!!!

Swing arm rubbed down and rust treated.
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Tank primed.
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Frame and side panels etc.. ready to be primed.
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Frame and swing arm etch primed.
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Frame, swing arm and side panels primed with 2k high build 4-1 primer.
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I'll be painting the frame and swing arm tomorrow (silver again) then it's the painful part of cleaning, greasing and replacing if needed every bit as it goes back. I'm hoping this will be a nice bike once finished rofl
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suprise Painted!!

Post  supraloopy on Wed Nov 16 2011, 19:07

Frame and arm now painted.







Going to take the shock apart tonight and bring that back to life (pics to follow)

Getting bored yet?? green smile
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Post  Snowcat on Wed Nov 16 2011, 19:18

Nope not bored, enjoying the project as it unfolds. I'm especially interested in the rear shock project, I'm going to undertake this myself over the winter and need all the help I can get, plenty pics and advice please:)
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Post  robertcains on Wed Nov 16 2011, 20:49

I'm really enjoying this thread, as a panel beater/painter myself its great to see the job stripped right down to the frame for a rebuild.
I'd love to take on a project like this if I could find the time as she will look brilliant when finished. Keep up the good work & the pics please great
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Post  Stu on Wed Nov 16 2011, 21:28

Cant belive the progress your making. Looks top quality work. Keep the updates coming Smile
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suprise Shocking news ;0)

Post  supraloopy on Wed Nov 16 2011, 22:51

Well I'm just in from the garage and have cleaned the shock up for paint tomorrow (ish)
DO NOT remove the hose as it's gas filled but the spring can be removed quite easy.
You will need a small pair of spring clamps and set the adjuster (bottom one) to soft anti clockwise all the way. Then compress and remove the retainer (c shape thing) you do not need to compress the spring much.
I have also cleaned up the stand and a few other bits as they are going to be black as well (pics to follow)





I'm making so much progress because I'm putting in the hours, I'm also trying to run a company but in between jobs I'm getting on with the bike whilst the interest is still there loony
I'm glad you are all enjoying this thread there is a long way to go so lets see how many bits I have left over whistle rofl

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Post  stretchie_ on Wed Nov 16 2011, 23:48

The frame and swing arm looks amazing.

So with it being 2 pack did you do it in your garage or somewhere else? Did you have an air fed mask? It really does look good.
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Post  supraloopy on Wed Nov 16 2011, 23:59

@stretchie_ wrote:The frame and swing arm looks amazing.

So with it being 2 pack did you do it in your garage or somewhere else? Did you have an air fed mask? It really does look good.

I have a workshop (own business) That the paintwork gets done in. Yes I have an airfed mask.


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suprise A little different..

Post  supraloopy on Thu Nov 17 2011, 23:05

Well some of my bits have turned up so I'm like a kid at christmas green smile


Also while cleaning up the mirrors I noticed they are alloy stalks so I thought hmmm I wonder if they will polish up???
Well I have given it a go and also removed the stamping on the back of the mirror to give it a more smooth look, the mirrors are going black with polished stalks, I'm not sure if I like it yet but we'll see.


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Post  0ldcat on Thu Nov 17 2011, 23:26

Surprised you didn't go for the pazzo (or equiv) brake & clutch levers scratch
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Post  greencat on Thu Nov 17 2011, 23:29

Hey Dave..... in photo 311.... you missed a bit! slap'ed

Actually, I jest. jocolor Loving the thread and the pics. It's quite a master-class you're giving.

Wish I had the time to do something like that. One day maybe - or maybe not whistle

Keep up the good work!

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Post  YZFJohn on Fri Nov 18 2011, 07:40

@0ldcat wrote:Surprised you didn't go for the pazzo (or equiv) brake & clutch levers scratch

You may want to see my research here: After Market leavers

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Post  yamahamad on Fri Nov 18 2011, 09:26

Nice work mate. You are making really good progress.

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suprise Few more bits done.

Post  supraloopy on Fri Nov 18 2011, 22:28

Well I'm cracking on, my winter project looks like at this rate I'll be going for a christmas day ride :lol3:








I also thought while the engine was out I'd do the valve clearances.
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