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  1. #17
    As usual I've gone further than I was planning, it's a question of "Just doing that bit so I might as well do that bit .... and that bit"

    I've bought a Laser decay Y piece which I will clean up before fitting, this of course will make the headers look dull so I've removed them too. In turn this has revealed the classic rusty exhaust studs which I'll address before I refit the headers.

    I'm awaiting a chemical cleaner from Germany to bring the Stainless back up to spec.

    I will paint the fork bottoms and bottom yoke seeing as they're out of the bike too ......

    I've gone as far back with the bike as I'm going to, if I take anything else off it I might as well do a full bloody resto!

    Time for a wash up and some paintwork I reckon!

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  2. #18
    Well that was an interesting couple of hours!

    The mission - To extract the rotted exhaust stud.

    I started with a bit of heat and the old 'double nut' trick ...... No chance, the stud just snapped.

    However, there was still 15mm of thread showing so I would another nut on and welded it on, the hope being that the heat transferred would help release the thread, each time I just managed to snap a bit more stud off .... five times in fact

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    So, undeterred, I went back to basics and got stuck in -

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    I was very lucky in that I managed to drill out the old stud and just leave a coil of thread which came out like a spring. I ran a top down the hole and wound in the new stud!

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    The result of this is that I've got naff all painting done today!


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    Nice job Chris, but how the F*** did you manage such a straight and clean pilot hole without removing the engine and putting it on a jig.


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  4. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldrat View Post
    Nice job Chris, but how the F*** did you manage such a straight and clean pilot hole without removing the engine and putting it on a jig.


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    Well ... I refitted the header and bolted it up with the good stud, this then gave me a guide to centre drill the broken stud (through the hole in the flange)

    It was then a case of sharpening up my series of drill bits and being very careful. I was however 50/50 whether it would be successful so had my M8 helicoil kit ready and waiting.

    I won't lie, I'm surprised how well I managed track the original thread, I literally pulled out what was left of the stud like a coiled spring. Let's call it 50% care and attention and 50% luck


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  6. #22
    Today I have been mostly painting (amongst other things)

    I wasn't sure about the scheme as I was laying it out but I'm really pleased with the final result. There are no less than 10 paint processes involved.

    The colours are low locked in with two coats of HS clear. I will flat them back tomorrow and give it another three tomorrow to level out any level changes between the colours.

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    That looks superb. Really looking forward to seeing this all done.

  8. #24
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    That looks superb. Really looking forward to seeing this all done.
    So am I fella, I've still got so much work to do


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    I love that design and colour choice! The flared stripes over the exhaust should look very smart.

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    I'm going on my hols tonight and shall be returning on 11th July. could you please ensure this is all completed on my return.

    Looking good can't wait to see the final result.

  12. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by wrinkleyowlie View Post
    I'm going on my hols tonight and shall be returning on 11th July. could you please ensure this is all completed on my return.

    Looking good can't wait to see the final result.
    Hmmm, I doubt it'll be finished by then but I do have a ride out planned on the 23rd which I'm hoping to have it finished for


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    Chris another stunning job, really looking fwd to seeing the finished job.
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    Another fabulous job by Chris. Looks very tasty m8y
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    ....it's going to look lovely and I'm going to want one.
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    I would rather stick wasps up my arse !

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    That's superb. The kind of work I see, and just wish I could do it.

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