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Restarted Project

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pork Chop, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. lhaolpa

    lhaolpa XS400 Junkie

    No matter the increments,the concept is the same. lha
     
  2. IrishVolunteer

    IrishVolunteer XS400 Member

    just read this whole thread. Awesome work. makes me want to start tearing down my bike. keep up the good work!
     
  3. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    Hey Irish, thanks for the kind words.

    I have been doing alot of work with the wire wheel cleaning parts, removing rust and paint. Its pretty slow-going but with a bit of luck, the bike should be rolling next weekend.

    Cheers. :bike:
     
  4. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    I have made a bit more progress on the bike.

    I installed fork gaitors for a Norton Commando. They were a bit tight around the bottom fork leg but I warmed them with my wifes hair drier and that soften them up and on they went. :thumbsup:

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  5. Greasey Fingers

    Greasey Fingers XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Thats looking awsome mate, im excited to see this getting near finished:thumbsup: Gives me some more motivation to keep going with mine :laugh: Nah its just too cold atm for me to put any decent hours into mine...I didnt loose interest, really I didnt....
     
  6. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    Thanks Greasey. I really want to go for a ride and this is my only bike so I am pretty motivated to finish. It is now pissing down outside so I had to put a hold on the work for the night but hopefully I can get the swingarm and rear wheel on tomorrow.

    I had a sit on it and the tracker bars are much more comfortable than the clubmans. I also made brmmm brmmm noises and it was almost as good as the real thing. really :laugh:

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  7. AMR-XS400

    AMR-XS400 Chopping to XS

    yeah its looking great
     
  8. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    I discovered that something has been living under the tunnel of my fuel tank in my bike parts cupboard.! :wtf: What ever it is it hasn't heard the saying "don't shit where you sleep" as there is piss and shit everywhere - even in my welding mask! From what I can tell, it likes to eat snails and plastic cases that hold power tools. I hope it is a possum and not a water rat as those things are mean.

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  9. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    probably a jealous Honda owner! :laugh:

    you meet the nicest people on a Honda, and I'm not one of them!
     
  10. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    Hey AMR, thanks. I wish I had a workshop like yours, I spend half my time packing and unpack my bike cupboard to work on stuff.

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  11. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    It could be a Honda owner as there is a ct110 in my apartment carpark. The crap is about the right proportion too!
     
  12. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    Just how I like my front brake rotor - medium rare. :laugh:

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  13. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    I can just smell that paint drying.

    PG1 paint had a "distinct" aroma and it was a regular sniffage in the drewpy household! (sniffage is a made up word)
     
  14. Greasey Fingers

    Greasey Fingers XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Hey pork you should wipe down your oven door glass mate, its starting to look like a bacteria frap house:laugh:
     
  15. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    Thanks Greasey - I will get the maid to it on monday. :laugh:

    The rear swingarm is 30mm too long to fit in the oven... BBQ time?
     
  16. AMR-XS400

    AMR-XS400 Chopping to XS

    This may sound silly, but what is the idea in putting freshly painted parts in the oven? does it held with paint finish?
     
  17. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    Hi AMR, according to the side of the can, VHT paint needs to be baked at 93c for half an hour for it to cure properly and be chemical and heat resistant. I waited a few days after painting so it could off-gas a bit and not stink up the house.

    ***Disclaimer***
    This is the first time i have used VHT paint or built a bike for that matter so I followed the instructions and hoped for the best but expect a complete disaster. :laugh:

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  18. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    I made some more progress today on the XS.

    Assembled rear drum brake with new ebc shoes.
    Installed rear wheel bearings (and I remembered the spacer too!)
    Mounted swing arm and rear shocks
    Assembled rear wheel and installed on swing arm.

    Here is a pic of how it stands now.
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    I can now only just pick up the rear and "wheel barrow" the bike around. If I install 1 more thing and it will be too heavy but that doesn't matter as I can now roll this baby around on her own wheels! :bike:
     
  19. Greasey Fingers

    Greasey Fingers XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Ah man you must be getting excited!

    Btw, how fine was the blasting medium when he did your wheels was it fine or medium? Look great...
     
  20. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    I requested a "just out of the cast" finnish from my vapour blaster guy so I think it was middle of the road grit. I was going to paint the wheels after blasting but I liked the finnish so I left them. When I picked up my side covers from the blaster I told him that I wasn't going to paint the wheels and he replied by saying he wanted to blast them again to "bling" them up but I had already mounted the tyres. :shrug:

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