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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2014, 05:41:42 PM »
O no Paul  :o my Aprilia sisters need some loving first >:D
Ian, every nice bike/bikers wife need's a cat to keep it/her company ;) >:D

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2014, 05:42:58 PM »
SHIT! i forgot the pic :o ;)

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2014, 06:14:24 PM »
nice cat  ;)
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2014, 08:12:29 PM »
Ja. Wish I had a cat like that. Hehehe
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2014, 08:50:22 PM »
That's a big cat !

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2014, 10:59:47 PM »
SHIT! Ian sorry for cat hijacker ;)

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2014, 09:05:21 AM »
SHIT! Ian sorry for cat hijacker ;)

It's all good.  My cat wants to be a pilot when he grows up.

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2014, 09:40:42 AM »
No cat pictures today but some simple progress with the mirrors.  I've got a couple of pairs in white which were in reasonable shape but a bit grotty:





Some gumption oven cleaner (a tip from the KR-1S forum I think) and scotchbrite pad action cleaned them up a treat:





Hi Ian i love you'r attention to detail your bike will be better than new well done you ;)

i sense you're about to go back in steve? to get another big job on the go. lol

that work is inspirational ian, and pics of the chassis and motor?

Yes, the chassis and motor are conspicuous by their absence aren't they? 

The main frame spars are in a poor state with lots of spots of corrosion and so I'm trying a few different things in an attempt to replicate the brushed OEM finish.  Other bits and pieces like the rearsets and rear master cylinder are awaiting vapor blasting.

Not sure what to do motor wise; finances will dictate the course of action I'm sure.  It will remain a road bike and so it will probably stay standard.

Cheers,

Ian
 
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2014, 01:15:21 PM »
Hi Ian those mirrors look like new 8)
sorry couldn't resist,mine want's to be a MX cat when it grows up ;D
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2014, 11:17:04 AM »
Hi Ian those mirrors look like new 8)
sorry couldn't resist,mine want's to be a MX cat when it grows up ;D

MX cat looks awesome.

Hector the cat was disappointed that he may not get into flight school and so he tried two other careers:

Here he is doing his Information Technology role;



and here he is trying a Quality Assurance parts inspection role on the sub-frame primer.



I got some Chinese bodywork a while back in case the OEM panel restoration was too expensive.  The Chinese panels are OK and will serve as a backup.

 







Cheers,

Ian
 
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2014, 08:44:23 AM »
Really slow progress at the moment.

Most of the bolts that get removed haven't seen the light of day for 25 years and are definitely in need of TLC.





They freshen up OK after a while.



Brake calipers had a bit of a tidy up too with new seals, pistons and hardware.





Hopefully with the holidays coming up, progress will be a bit quicker.

Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2014, 09:29:39 AM »
Ian , its a joy to see all those old bit's looking like they just been made and  i know all the work and organising that goes into getting it all done.
Well done i look forward to seeing the rest of your great work it puts a smile on my face and that doesn't happen often according to the wife :o
I hope Hector has sorted his job search out ;)

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2014, 10:50:48 AM »
Ian , its a joy to see all those old bit's looking like they just been made and  i know all the work and organising that goes into getting it all done.
Well done i look forward to seeing the rest of your great work it puts a smile on my face and that doesn't happen often according to the wife :o
I hope Hector has sorted his job search out ;)

Thanks Steve.  I'm sure my good lady thinks it's very sad the amount of joy just cleaning up old parts brings me.

The standard exhausts suffered quite badly from corrosion too:





Here's how they are at the moment, this is after blasting and a coat with silicone ceramic base paint.



Will have to wait and see if the temperature range they advertise for the paint works in practice.

Cheers,

Ian

ps. Hector the cat is still searching for his dream job; it appears that anything involving Christmas trees is top of the list at the moment.
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2014, 04:35:52 AM »
Hi,

Hope everyone had a great Christmas.

With a few days off work, a bit more progress has been made cleaning up parts.  Managed to get a reasonable brushed finish on the top clamp which I am trying to replicate on the swingarm and frame.



Some before and after shots of the clean up.













Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2014, 09:33:56 PM »
Very nice.
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