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started to strip her down for her winter rebuild.
plans include change of colour to blue or black havent really decided yet.
braided hoses, new steering head bearings. re-paint the engine. few stainless bits here and there, change fok springs and oil,new chain and sprocket kit, rebuild brakes again.
change of wheel colour , etc


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I really wish I had someone near me to teach me this stuff. I hate not having a garage and knowing what I'm doing on the bike.
Well done, you obviously know what your doing..unlike me..

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Theres been a debate on another site close to the hearts of quite a few members on here.

Brown seems to have caused quite a debate.
You could go all 70's retro, lol! beige frame and wheels and Brown bodywork Sadparty

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to be honest Rose the easy bit is taking it apart, its when it all has to go back together you struggle because everything has been painted / polished and you dont want to mark anything.

did consider brown but dont they say you cant polish a turd?

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Keep us updated step by step with lots of pics bored of looking at hubby's project now as he hasnt got any further

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i just cant make me mind up i was gonna go for a really dark purple almost black but now am unsure Wink

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well dropped the oil out of her 2nite, had to chisel the oil filter off as someone had done it up that tight!
took the altenator and starter motor off and also the carb inlet rubbers.
trying to make it as light as possible when i drop the engine out.
2 exhaust gaskets are stuck in there (only been in there 2 months)
more progress 2morrow i spose thumbs

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well dropped the oil out of her 2nite, had to chisel the oil filter off as someone had done it up that tight!
took the altenator and starter motor off and also the carb inlet rubbers.
trying to make it as light as possible when i drop the engine out.
2 exhaust gaskets are stuck in there (only been in there 2 months)
more progress 2morrow i spose thumbs
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Well did some more work on stripping er down.
took the front wheel , forks and yokes out. and undid all the rear suspension bolts so they are loose.
warning to those that are thinking about it, rear suspension bolts are done up bloody tight, 3ft 1/2 " bar and they only just went.
on another hand front sprocket nut could be undone by hand! Shocked
which is not good considering !
have a problem in that ive removed the top steering bearing cup but cant get to the bottom one as there is no lip to knock it out with.
hmm bit more thinking involved with that one.

Mark.



oh and think i have a small crack in my frame. great huh

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well took the engine out no problem, now the work begins....
have to wait and see what santa brings.
lots of work to be done in the mean time , polishing fork legs, yokes etc.
didnt realise how bad the swingarm was, really needs painting.
rocker cover needs blasting and painting too, bit of alloy corosion on there must be the thin suzuki paint.
oh will be fitting new gsxr shock and dog bones too.
Mark.





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keep the pics and updates comeing thumbs

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well did some blasting and painting today, got the week off work so thought i would make the most of it.
blasted and acid etched the side stand.

blasted the rocker cover, need to find some paint for this

blasted and acid etched the lower yoke again need some paint for this, thinking of gunmetal

oh and started to polish the top yoke but this will need alot more work.


Mark.

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its a start mate,wont take long when ya get stuck in thumbs

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well did some more today, stripped the tank

rubbed it down, looks like its got a small bit of damage on the left hand side might have been dropped in the past

sprayed with filler primer


still need to strip the middle bit and fixing tabs at the back but wanted some paint on it as i didnt want it to rust.

painted bottom yoke 2 coats plus laquer, took out the cast marks when i blasted it ,still needs another coat of laquer.
oh and painted side stand, 2 coats plus 2 of laquer.




striped and painted rear caliper, was rebuilt with new pistons , seals and nipples about 3 months ago,Got some new pads to go in, got some stainless pins for it and need some stainless bolts to hold the two halves together.



ordered one of these kits for me carbs as while they are off i might as well thumbs
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350353317516&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
busy day lol. more 2morrow.

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to be honest im doing it while i have the time, once i go back to work it will slow down abit Sad

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mini update time!

finished the tank off stripping old red paint off and sprayed it, just needs damage repairing and rubbing down for paint.


took the rear wheel out the swingarm and took the rear disc off so i can paint the wheel.
need some new rear disc bolts as mine are knackered.


swingarm needs de-greasing and painting.

drained the old oil out the forks and dismantled one for polishing.
took all the cast marks out of it and took all the paint off.


stainless bolts for carbs came today so fitted them.


thats about it folks!

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well update time again,

dismantled the other fork and nitromoored the bugger to get rid of old paint.
both legs then need rubbing down and polishing so its gonna take some time...........

de-greased the swingarm and rubbed it down, has some spots of rust so will blast them 2morrow.
then needs primer and paint. think i will get me mate to spray it as its easier.

took the tyres off me wheels and dropped them off round my mates bodyshop.
he is gonna sandblast the centres where the old paint is and spray them with 2k gold think he said he was gonna undercoat them in yellow or summat, oh then 3 coats of laquer so should come back nice and shiny by the end of the week. Very Happy
when they come back just gotta fit the new bearings and tyres obvoiusly

braided hoses turned up.


ordered me rose jointed torque arm that should also be here by the end of the week.

bidding on a gsxr rear shock but might not win lol

thats all for now folks! thumbs

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Well bit of an update.

won me gsxr shock on ebay so will collect that soon.
then i need some dogbones making up to the correct length.



new torque arm turned up so thats good.


my mate sandblasted my swingarm and primed it in his booth.
(just gotta decide on a colour.)


he also brought round the front wheel he has sprayed,
he is not happy with the rear so will redo it.
just gotta fit new bearings into it




i painted and laquered the front calipers.
just waiting for stainless nipples and banjo's
then gotta buy some new pads


taking the frame , tank , and mudguards/ seat plastics round for paint next week.

this is the colour its going to be.


what do we think so far?

engine has only done 9300 miles so hopefully when im finished will be like a brand new bandit!
not looking to modify too much just want a nice bike.
got a viper seat to go on but im a bit of a perfectionist so will recover it.

Mark.

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cheers dave! thumbs

well been having a thorough look at the frame and have decided to have it blasted, the more i look the more little bits of rust i find. waste of time doing all this work and having a rusty frame underneth.
have contacted 3 local companies as it wont fit it my mates booth.
Mark. :icon_thumright:

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@eclipse wrote:
i love the wheels

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Ta! thumbs

got a quote of 45 quid to blast and 70
quid to powder coat the frame which isnt too bad, gonna try a very local company see what they can do first.

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@pugeyed wrote:
@eclipse wrote:
i love the wheels

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Ta! thumbs

got a quote of 45 quid to blast and 70
quid to powder coat the frame which isnt too bad, gonna try a very local company see what they can do first.


be different go mad and have the frame chromed

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Wheels looking smart im looking at getting some differant shape brake disc but havent found anything that jumps out at me yet so will keep looking

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have to admit i have seen nicer disks but these havent even done 10k yet so am reluctant to change them.

chrome frame would look so bling! thumbs
wonder how much it would cost

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guy ive chatted to on another forum before had his bandit frame chromed. i think he said it was about £300

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nice progress

you wont go wrong with fast blue Laughingthumbs

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what do we think for the colour of the frame then?
(im not making this up as i go along honest Embarassed )
mate suggested charcoal grey but matt?
not sure meself

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stan if you sign a blank cheque ill get the frame chromed especially for you Very Happy

very small update

got the rear wheel back from painter , looks good .
just gotta buy new rear disk bolts then can put that on.



sending fork legs away to be polished, as im a lazy git!

this is me viper seat but isnt 100% so am gonna get it recovered.


frame is gonna be shiny gunmetal grey.

will be taking frame to be powdercoated this week.
may also take parts to be painted to painters will have to see.

oh saw some very sexy renthals so these will be going on my xmas list lol.



thats all for now folks.

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just read all this post......nice one mate all hard work will be worth it thumbs

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