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cheers! thumbs
if i can get it on the road by end of Feb ill be lucky.
always something to do!

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it takes time but with the start u have made u shud be ok! mine took from nov till april last winter doing complete strip n rebuild like u1
change all ur bearings while u have bike in bits,makes sense u dont wanna have to take it apart again thumbs
i got my seat recovered n reshaped for £50 so worth it!

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well not much of an update folks

dropped my frame off to be blasted and powdercoated.
gonna cost more money than i thought as its been powdercoated and then sprayed head bang
plus ive gone with a more expensive colour. Magnesium metallic, has to be sprayed with hot laquer afterwards applause

will post pics when i get it back.

then need to save up to get bodywork painted, wont be till after xmas now as ive run out of money
(how much can you get for a kidney?) fofl

rebuilt the rear master cylinder


posted me fork legs off to lee for polishing (im a lazy git)

thats about it.

Mark.

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they're cool but flipping expensive. im using a honda hrc kit which was about £17 off ebay. its just a clear tube and is much easier to fill than the standard resevoir

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well good and bad news,
got the frame back from the powdercoaters,
they forgot to take the vin plate off so now its fooked!
done a great job on the frame though, pics were taken on a very dull day but hopefully with a bit of sun on it it should look good.its a very fine metallic.







head bearings should be here next week so can put yokes back in.

Anyone know where i can get a new VIN?
he did apologise and knock some money off so i cant really moan at him, its only a mistake we are only human. Very Happy

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well cant cant a new plate from suzuki, dvla cant help, they put me on touch with dept of tranport who can issue you with a covering letter , once they have inspected it, vin is still stamped into the neck of the frame, just makes it harder to sell if i had to (havent got any plans to just yet)
Mark.

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Can't you strip it back like they do in all the CSI programmes? Don't they put acid on it or something to bring the number back up.

I'd put paint stripper on it and take it back to the metal.

Still not good though.

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cheers for the advice rose, have done that you can just about see the stamped in number, plate is knackered though due to being blasted.

Sad

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@pugeyed wrote:
cheers for the advice rose, have done that you can just about see the stamped in number, plate is knackered though due to being blasted.

Sad


Can't you try acid, thats what they do on the tv when the vin has been filled off.

Otherwise I can't think of anything else. Sad

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frame looks well mark,wouldnt worry to much about the vin plate,just keep hold of it and pics of your rebuild

me and a mate got pulled,and you couldnt even see the frame numbers after powder coat,no issues with the police,when he told them the frame had been powder coated thumbs

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cheers lee that kinda puts my mind at rest, i suppose if they do a reg check and your the keeper and its insured and mot and taxed they cant do much lol.
cheers mate.

Mark.

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Rose wrote:
@pugeyed wrote:
cheers for the advice rose, have done that you can just about see the stamped in number, plate is knackered though due to being blasted.

Sad


Can't you try acid, thats what they do on the tv when the vin has been filled off.

Otherwise I can't think of anything else. Sad


Bike frame and acid what a combo
bandit frames rot easy enuf without help Very Happyhide

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Rose wrote:
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..
You could always learn, never say never Rose, thumbs

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here ya go matey

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shiny Very Happy

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well not much of an update, steering head bearings came so put them in and put the yokes in.
got a big bag of stainless bolts turn up for the bike so thats good.



ordered me "new" torque arm, same as last but bigger lol.

ordered new ht rear suspension bolts

ordered stainless frame bolt kit from bandit rob.

fork legs should come back from lee 2morrow , will be ordering hagon progressive springs and oil this week.
gotta get new oil seals and dust seals too.

swingarm has been painted, will be picking it up this week.

rear swingarm bobbins should come this week too.

Mark.

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you will soon have it done matey,forks were posted first thing this morning thumbs

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update time again, i de-greased and painted the engine.
took the sump off and cleaned out the strainer
looks loads better. engine cases and rocker cover will be gloss black.




stainless frame kit turned up from bandit rob,
hoping to get the engine in the frame 2morrow.

"new" torque arm turned up, bout twice the size of the old one
only cost £20 posted too thumbs

still waiting for ht rear bolts to turn up they are taking ages :icon_scratch:

oh things might slow down a bit now as i found on this week i may be made redundant at the end of Jan 2011 Sad

thats all for now folks........

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@pugeyed wrote:

update time again, i de-greased and painted the engine.
took the sump off and cleaned out the strainer
looks loads better. engine cases and rocker cover will be gloss black.




stainless frame kit turned up from bandit rob,
hoping to get the engine in the frame 2morrow.

"new" torque arm turned up, bout twice the size of the old one
only cost £20 posted too thumbs

still waiting for ht rear bolts to turn up they are taking ages :icon_scratch:

oh things might slow down a bit now as i found on this week i may be made redundant at the end of Jan 2011 Sad

thats all for now folks........
Sorry on the job front mate, but looking good on ya rebuild thumbs

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thanks peeps , im please with how the engine turned out, a few more stainless bolts and it will be done lol thumbs

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bit of an update

progressive springs and oil turned up from wemoto.
new oil and dust seals came too.
just need a bit of time to put the forks together now.
anybody know what the air gap is meant to be? 160mm??? Rolling Eyes


new ferodo platinum front brake pads turned up so fitted them.

dhm foot rests came so fitted them 2nite, look much better than standard, didnt want them too flash though.


painted engine cases, these 2 came out great but the other one reacted with something, so gonna have to re-do that one. still gotta take the paint off the word suzuki and polish it.


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If you look on the end of the box the springs came in, there should be a little sticker. The space is on there, if not it's on Hagon's website. On mine it was in German, Luftgap or somesuch. Can't remember if it was 140 or 160mm. Smile

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yeah it says 160 mm but an unsure if thats right.
how do you stop the inner leg from spinning when you are doing the bottom bolt up?

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@pugeyed wrote:

how do you stop the inner leg from spinning when you are doing the bottom bolt up?

You stick a pointy bit of bar down into the damper rod hole to hold it while you do the bolt up, a 1/2" round bar tapered with an angle grinder will work. This is the official "special tool" that you stick on the end of some 3/8ths drive extensions but it's stupid money from Suzuki for what it is.

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well finally picked up my rear shock and test fitted it , not enough room on 600 swingarm .
so bought one of these


and did this to it


just need my 1200 swinger to be delivered and i can get them welded together.
then will pull the old bearings out of it and send it away for powder.

need to find an r1 chainguide too.


put the forks together and fitted them into the yokes, put the front wheel in,
this is how she looks at the moment



just need to sort the rear end out then i can lay her over and slot the engine back in.

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Looking good so far, I'm sure the end result will be worth the effort thumbs

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@Bezzer wrote:
@pugeyed wrote:

how do you stop the inner leg from spinning when you are doing the bottom bolt up?

You stick a pointy bit of bar down into the damper rod hole to hold it while you do the bolt up, a 1/2" round bar tapered with an angle grinder will work. This is the official "special tool" that you stick on the end of some 3/8ths drive extensions but it's stupid money from Suzuki for what it is.



handy to know this is the kind off things that should be posted in a must have tool thread thumbs

back to rebuild looking great thumbs

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nice one mark,your swinger will look well with that brace on thumbs

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update time boys!

did me valves clearances while i had the engine out, glad i did as they were way out.

fitted me front calipers and braided lines.


engine in! thumbs





airbox in, (would like to run filters, but funds wont allow at the mo)

polished me filler cap got bored lol

airbox in, (would like to run filters, but funds wont allow at the mo)

pic of heel plates and foot rests( can see the frame colour well in this pic)


new stainless engine bolts.


thinking of getting these for the tank when painted as suzuki ones are ££££

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110621005471&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


oh and this horn but am unsure if it will fit under the tank

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180598628429&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

ooh seen these too, im a bit of a clumsy bugger at the best of times
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330506905094&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

what do people think so far?

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