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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  billyw on Thu Nov 24 2011, 08:58

Dave -I would be knackered just taking the pictures!
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Post  Snowcat on Thu Nov 24 2011, 09:03

Again hats off to you I'm well impressed clink
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suprise Guess what....................More pictures.

Post  supraloopy on Thu Nov 24 2011, 18:17

Well in between doing the Jag, herald and camper van I managed to get some more bits of the cat done great
Mirrors finished.

Radiator prepped and painted.


And I'm still stripping the wheels as the original paint is really stubborn wall


I'm in the garage tonight so there may be more pictures loony
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Thu Nov 24 2011, 19:17

Have you a life? Was you born and bred in the shed or does it just satisfy you?

After you finish yours can I drop my cat off for a strip down and some TLC?
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Post  supraloopy on Thu Nov 24 2011, 19:24

@Panzerbuilder wrote:Have you a life? Was you born and bred in the shed or does it just satisfy you?

After you finish yours can I drop my cat off for a strip down and some TLC?

Well it's garage with beer or celebrity jungle (you decide) And I'm only doing my bike because I have never done a bike before and saw it as a challenge loony

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Post  Panzerbuilder on Thu Nov 24 2011, 19:30

Well enjoy. I'm not envious at all. green smile

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. Hopefully in person on one of next years rides, maybe?

Keep up the good work. great

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Post  yamahamad on Thu Nov 24 2011, 19:32

Awesome work & progress mate.
I need to get a hurry up on to catch you up.

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Post  supraloopy on Thu Nov 24 2011, 23:42

No more pics tonight as wiring is boring and tbh you all must be getting fed up of the pics by now.
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Post  ellie on Fri Nov 25 2011, 01:44

Even I'm enjoying watching your bike take shape and I'm normally bored by technical stuff, I really enjoyed watching my cat getting stripped down, sprayed and rebuilt.

Keep up the good work & keep posting the pics!! great
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Post  0ldcat on Fri Nov 25 2011, 05:32

@supraloopy wrote:No more pics tonight as wiring is boring and tbh you all must be getting fed up of the pics by now.
I'll give you wiring is a bit yawn worthy . . . BUT not a bit bored with this thread or the photo's.

Keep 'em coming . . . and like everyone else I "really" look forward to seeing the end product . . . especially if you ever get to bring her/him/it to one of the meets great
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suprise Few more bits done.

Post  supraloopy on Fri Nov 25 2011, 21:40

Well I finished the mirrors and I'm quite impressed with them :whoop:


Also I managed to buy some "VERY" good stripper and the wheels are now very close for the rims to be polished and then painted.


I also done a bit more on the bike tonight but it was not worth taking pics of :sleep:

Thanks again for the interest Clap
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Post  mrfrance on Fri Nov 25 2011, 23:09

This is looking great mate! Like the others said I would also love to see the end product in person, hope to catch you on a ride/meet Smile

Keep it up Smile
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Post  supraloopy on Sat Nov 26 2011, 21:13

No pics or even any work done on the bike today. I went to Birmingham to the NEC and came away with a very light wallet. Some stunning bikes there. Oh and I may have bought some goodies for the cat but I have to wait three weeks for the bits :0(
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Post  Snowcat on Sat Nov 26 2011, 21:32

Been to the NEC myself today, took the sensible precaution of leaving the cards at home and a set pocket of cash which backfired as I could have actually picked up some real bargains.

Saying that I'd have only bought luxuries so not too upset.

My 9 yr old had his first bike ride today as well, (and fell off)!! But absolutely loved it, a future biker is born and agree on the stunning bikes on display.
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Post  supraloopy on Sat Nov 26 2011, 21:39

He didn't fall off into the wall and keep the throttle open did he? If that was him I was watching that..
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Post  mrfrance on Sat Nov 26 2011, 23:02

Out of curiosity what did you buy for the cat? I am always on the look out for mods Smile
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Post  supraloopy on Sat Nov 26 2011, 23:12

Discs, chain & sprocket set. I don't need anything else. I have done some research into the company I got them from and I'm not very happy atm but we'll see what happens.
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Post  HEHORE on Sat Nov 26 2011, 23:53

@supraloopy wrote:Discs, chain & sprocket set. I don't need anything else. I have done some research into the company I got them from and I'm not very happy atm but we'll see what happens.
What is it that your not happy about ?

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Post  Snowcat on Sun Nov 27 2011, 08:55

@supraloopy wrote:He didn't fall off into the wall and keep the throttle open did he? If that was him I was watching that..

No that wasn't him. He took the corner a bit fast and the back wheel spun out as he accelerated. Got it on video, I'll try and post it, it was quite funny and he was hurt or put off by it. He came off 3 times all together, also ran into the back of the other rider and nearly run the instructor over...I think he has motocross in his blood!!
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Post  stretchie_ on Mon Nov 28 2011, 16:34

@supraloopy wrote:Well I finished the mirrors and I'm quite impressed with them :whoop:


Curious, how did you do this? Did you polish those stalks with the plastic mirror housing still on or did you remove it?

Have a look at my signature below, you'll see that I only have one mirror Embarassed The more eagle eyes of you may recognise that it is actually the left hand mirror I fitted to the right hand side of the bike. I actually thought you got a bit of a better view that way too, just make sure you drill another hole for drainage.

Great job, keep it coming mate.
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Post  supraloopy on Mon Nov 28 2011, 19:06

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@supraloopy wrote:Well I finished the mirrors and I'm quite impressed with them :whoop:


Curious, how did you do this? Did you polish those stalks with the plastic mirror housing still on or did you remove it?

Have a look at my signature below, you'll see that I only have one mirror Embarassed The more eagle eyes of you may recognise that it is actually the left hand mirror I fitted to the right hand side of the bike. I actually thought you got a bit of a better view that way too, just make sure you drill another hole for drainage.

Great job, keep it coming mate.

Hi,
The mirrors are not splitable so I was just very careful. Not a quick job I can tell you green smile
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Post  stretchie_ on Tue Nov 29 2011, 12:08

Good job pal, looking at the mirrors I think what they do is place the mirror in the big 'cup' bit and then the edge gets put in place which holds the mirror in place and then gets melted/selaed in place.

I tried to remove mine on the right hand mirror to clean up the stalk but ended up breaking the mirror.

I wonder if you can cut the edge out where the seam is to remove the mirror, clean up the stalk and then refit all together and seal it back up with soldering iron and some ABS plastic welding sticks (and soldering iron).
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Post  Panzerbuilder on Tue Nov 29 2011, 19:38

Regarding removing the mirrors. Yes you can.

I hit mine on a cone going round a roundabout, so to fix it I cut the end 3/8" off the retaining plastic, using a thin modelling saw and then slid the mirror out. The inner had cracked off so I epoxied this bit back on and then reversed the process. Gluing the bit I cut off back on.

Funny though the bit dropped off last nite when I could it putting the cover back on. My use your idea of a glue gun to make it stay there permanently.
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Post  supraloopy on Tue Nov 29 2011, 20:16

Well if anyone decides to strip the wheels themselves DON'T this has taken Aaaaages and I still have the lip to polish up before etching, priming, flatting and painting them wall
I have also got the callipers ready for paint and the fan holder is treated ready for primer. Not alot I know but I don't want you thinking I've lost interest lol!






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Post  robertcains on Tue Nov 29 2011, 20:20

Looking very good indeed great
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suprise Got cracking again after the lurgy :0(

Post  supraloopy on Thu Dec 01 2011, 20:30

Well today was polish and paint day. Polish the wheels and paint the callipers and fan holder.
First was remove any major marks from the wheels (god knows how you kurb bike wheels?)
For this I started with 80g then moved down through 180,320,600,1500 the last two grits I used soapy water.





Then I used autosol and a polishing mop to finish off and then masked them up ready for painting tomorrow ;0)








I then painted the callipers and could not resist unmasking the blue spot bits to see how they looked before the lacquer had dried nonofinger






If you look carefully you can see the gold flek in the black I'm hoping the gold centred wavy discs will bring this out on them and the wheels.

As I said the wheels will be painted tomorrow hopefully so look out for another load of boring pics loony
Thanks for staying interested
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