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Post  Nigel T/Cat on Thu Oct 24 2013, 18:17

First topic message reminder :

Here is a picture of my Thundercat I purchased in April 2012, it had only done 2400 miles.

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I have almost stripped the bike right down, apart from taking the engine out of the frame. I have had various parts powder coated: Swingarm, relay arm, connecting rods, rear brake caliper bracket, torsion arm, clutch cover, sprocket cover, starter clutch cover, generator cover, etc.

Back of the engine before cleaning.

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After cleaning.

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Front of engine before cleaning.

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After cleaning.

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I have cleaned up the rear of the frame, removed all rust and cure rusted & painted with hammerite silver smooth finish.

Before.

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After.

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I have fitted new bearings & thrust covers to the swingarm, and cleaned & re-greased the relay arm bearings and fitted new dust seals.
Here are some before and after pictures of the swingarm, relay arm and connecting rods.

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I have had the rear shock absorber rebuilt the spring powder coated and re-plated by brook suspension.
Here are some before and after pictures.

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At the moment I am preparing the wheels, forks, sprocket carrier, fairing bracket and various other parts for powder coating, painting & vapour blasting. I have had various other parts re-plated and powder coated & fitted stainlees steel bolts to the engine covers.
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Post  billyw on Tue Nov 01 2016, 12:02

Stunning mate.

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Post  dudeofrude on Tue Nov 01 2016, 15:58

Beautiful mate
I wouldn't dare ride it now though incase there's a puddle about or one of the flying insects gets stuck to it haha
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Post  Nigel T/Cat on Fri Nov 04 2016, 20:07

Thank you for all your comments.
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Post  furball on Mon Nov 07 2016, 21:45

Absolute stunning job well done.. are you gonna use it?

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Post  Nigel T/Cat on Tue Nov 08 2016, 17:01

@furball wrote:Absolute stunning job well done.. are you gonna use it?

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Thank you. Yes I am going to use it, but only when it is dry and the sun is out.
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Post  Wooster on Tue Nov 08 2016, 19:04

I wonder if the one on the Yamaha collection looks as good. Smile

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