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Old 15th November 2018, 10:02 PM
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Last pic
Replaced all the casing screws with Stainless. Couldn't get any the correct profile so machined down, polished and replaced them all.
I expect it it was viable, they would use stainless for finish & longevity ...

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Old 15th November 2018, 11:07 PM
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Didn't run it a whole lot.
Should be OK when it gets a bit of air and some road.
Turned out fine, hope the damn shitty damp Winter doesn't effect her for the next few Months.


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Old 16th November 2018, 09:24 AM
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👏👏👏👏👏 what a result hats off to you,i hope you have those hands of yours insured there worth any money an absolute credit to you and many thanks for the thread 👏👏👏
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Old 16th November 2018, 09:28 AM
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👏👏👏👏👏 what a result hats off to you,i hope you have those hands of yours insured there worth any money an absolute credit to you and many thanks for the thread 👏👏👏
couldnt say it any better, fookin brilliant
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Old 16th November 2018, 11:16 AM
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Brilliant job.
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Old 16th November 2018, 01:29 PM
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Absolutely class job. Well done Airman.
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Old 17th November 2018, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Jfarrell32 View Post
Looks like a super finish. When will u put it on the Market? Or will u run it for a while?
Going through the few pages on this and found a few posted questions not answered. Apologies, seems a bit rude in hindsight, but a few days goes by and ...
Not sure what I'm going to do with it.
I need to run it for a few miles as the pistons were out, not a break in, but a run in.
Then prob need to do a plug chop or two as I've often just parked it up after a shitty run. Need to double check the timing, plugs, mix. (like I sound like I know what that's about.
Shiny is grand but it needs to run 99%

Then I'll like it too much and keep it unless someone wants to convince me to get some other jigsaw and offer me sterling
Its a really comfortable bike but so's a PAN.
Its all weather dependent.
Never sell in the Winter, Never buy in the Summer

Thanks for all the positive comments & interest
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Old 17th November 2018, 08:34 AM
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if i had that id be too precious of it to use it, id be paranoid about it getting wet/dirty, fair play to you for thinking about keeping/using it, id say youd get some shillings for it if you sold it, seen a few up for eighteen or ninteen grand sterling and one brave soul looking for 34000 i kid you not.
either way, good luck with it, its an absolute credit to you.
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Old 17th November 2018, 10:55 AM
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looks great well done
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Old 17th November 2018, 06:01 PM
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That's a credit to ya, fair play.
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Old 17th November 2018, 06:02 PM
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only 1 word...... STUNNING........
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Originally Posted by Airman View Post
Didn't run it a whole lot.
Should be OK when it gets a bit of air and some road.
Turned out fine, hope the damn shitty damp Winter doesn't effect her for the next few Months.


Wow! Credit to u. Looks amazing
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Old 5th December 2018, 09:30 PM
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Any tips on lifting the engine back in without destroying the frame i know there isnt much clearance was thinging of the pipe insulation stuff
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Old 5th December 2018, 10:01 PM
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Any tips on lifting the engine back in without destroying the frame i know there isnt much clearance was thinging of the pipe insulation stuff
Don't...
I put the engine on its side on an old coffee table (i.e. off the ground) and a few mats.
You need to look at the open frame side V's the fixed mounting side Vs the matching side of the engine frontways & sideways while turning your head upside down backwards ... apparently its not that obvious


Wrapped the frame (half arsed) and lowered it (sideways) over the engine until It rested on the fixed brackets.
I did cut a few 3" bits of pipe insulation that I had here, but TBH it didn't really fit where I thought it would be most needed.
popped in a few bolts until it was stable enough to stand back and get the rest of the bolts & nuts.
Still though..Was able to do it on my own and was easy to pivot the frame around afterward with the engine in.
hope that helps.
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Old 5th December 2018, 10:29 PM
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Mmmmh "unfortunately"ive my frame back on wheels (something i thought at one stage id never see again)but ill have help with it and to make it even harder ive the engine painted aswell.would i be right in thinking it has to go in at kind of at a tilt.was thinkin of using 8mm reed bar through the mounting holes that i used to move it around and guide the front one through the fixed frame mount but thinking now yhe exuast studs mighten let me.
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