Featured Not A Trumpet - Cheap Project.

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  1. Speedy Pete

    Speedy Pete Well-Known Member

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    Part way there, doing a Mr Muscle advert ! DSC02722 - Copy.jpg
     
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  2. Speedy Pete

    Speedy Pete Well-Known Member

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    Getting there DSC03172.jpg DSC02795.jpg DSC03355.jpg DSC03359.jpg DSC03595.jpg DSC03593.jpg DSC03591.jpg
     
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  3. Speedy Pete

    Speedy Pete Well-Known Member

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    It's nice to see your son taking a keen interest, as there are far to many silver foxes at all the bike events and not enough youngsters coming through.
     
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  4. Hamburg

    Hamburg Senior Member

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    Mine was a piece of shite and had been painted with a rattle can in matt black, after a year, a lot of expenditure and many late nights it ended up like this.

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    I’d do another but the price of a decent donor bike is now too rich for me.
     
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  5. Speedy Pete

    Speedy Pete Well-Known Member

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    The prices are rising fast now, mine sold for £4000 which was about what it cost in total, not counting all the hours work.
    I did enjoy doing it though, yours looks equally as good at YE OLD PETROL STATION :)
     
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  6. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    You guys do a damn good job of getting these bikes back in order. I stopped over spending on mine as it just won't be worth it.
    May have to look for a low mileage blade and do it up to a better standard than the current one I did. IMG_1544969867445_11272.jpg
     
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  7. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Senior Member

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    This was my R1. Another good looking bike even though it had 40k on the clocks and pretty original aside from the stick coil conversion and Chinese levers and seat cowl (had to paint it as the colour match was dire!) although the engine paint on it was tired and could have done with a repaint.
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  8. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Senior Member

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    Nothing wrong with your work Moe. You have to weigh it up whether it’s worth the spend. I’d love to do something special with this Bandit like a single side swinger and upside down front end but it’s not the bike I WANT. I should just get it legal and move it on but I know what I’m like. Before long i’ll be just about breaking even when I’ve got it as I’d like it but if she’s going then what’s the point. It just becomes a money pit. Now if it were a 12 then I’d maybe do it.
     
  9. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    Agreed, still keep an eye out for an original blade, maybe fox eye one this time.
     
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  10. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Senior Member

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    The forks had to wait until I had made my own fork spring compressor. Only cost about £30 in steel / threaded rod, a thrust bearing and plastic plugs! Painted it in R1 blue too :D

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  11. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Senior Member

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    #32 Exuptoy, Feb 7, 2019
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    Removed the grab handles and run them over the wire wheel before polishing them.

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    Removed the air box and sprayed acetone (it’s all I had handy and may even decoke the head :) ) in there when turning it over. I did drain the float bowl first tho to at least purge it of old stale fuel.



    Stuck the tank back on losely and it seems to be running just fine.

     
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  12. Hippo-Drones

    Hippo-Drones Noble Member

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    noiceee, it is sooo satisfying when you get a project running for the first time! :)
     
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  13. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Senior Member

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    Now I know it’s a runner I’m happy. Been back up the cave and fitted the rear shock. That’s the start of the improvements.

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  14. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    What are you using to transform that block?
     
  15. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Senior Member

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    Best way I've seen of doing that is a 1inch wire brush in a drill.
     
  16. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Senior Member

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    That was Harpic Max. I used it on the headers of the R1.

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  17. tcbandituk

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    I have an Ohlins shock here for a mk1 1200 that would have fitted.
    Might have had to drop the 'cheap' bit from the project though :D
     
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  18. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    I actually had time to go round Morrisons yesterday and they have it on offer for £1 . Harpic x10
     
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  19. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Senior Member

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    Well, that’s the basics done. I scrubbed the chain today with parafin and re lubed it with Wurth dry lube and it looks like new! Got all the bodywork back on after a quick polish, I stripped both front calipers and popped out the pistons, cleaned them up and gave them a coat of red rubber grease and managed to clean the rear caliper piston and worked it with a coating of red rubber grease but didn’t strip it as it wasn’t seized. I also modified an SV650 chainguard to fit.

    Front calipers bled up nicely and there’s a firm lever. If I can get it insured I’ll see if I can get it MOT’d tomorrow otherwise it’ll be next weekend as I’m on a course all week next week.

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