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Old 27th March 2016, 04:36 PM
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Measure the bore size in top middle and bottom of sleve,check for ovality in bore ,check skirt clearance at bottom of piston travel and check ring gap .
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Old 28th March 2016, 06:10 PM
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Cheers lads! Hopefully get to the garage after work tomorrow, today the vfr got a spin in.
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Old 1st September 2018, 02:03 PM
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Been a long while since ive done anything with this, but having recently sold the Triumph Speed Triple, not having a road bike has given me a kick up the backside to move this along.

Sent the frame, t-piece & swing arm off yesterday for blasting & powder coating. Photos when it comes back
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Old 1st September 2018, 02:38 PM
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Keep at it..i started a 6month project thats turned into a close on 5yr one.got back at it and derterminded that its not running into 2019.everytime you finish something it gives you the push onto the next piece of the finish line
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Old 1st September 2018, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by kad
Keep at it..i started a 6month project thats turned into a close on 5yr one.got back at it and derterminded that its not running into 2019.everytime you finish something it gives you the push onto the next piece of the finish line
Funny how long it takes to go back together compared with how fast it comes apart
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Old 13th September 2018, 06:10 PM
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Got the frame, swing arm, tpiece and torque arm back from blasting & powder coating from Vision Evolution today, very happy with it
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Old 15th September 2018, 05:52 PM
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Did some inventory today of what I have, what I need and what I can reuse. Ordered swing arm and steering head bearings and all pinch bolts for the yokes today.
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Old 16th September 2018, 09:48 AM
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nice work
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Old 16th September 2018, 01:54 PM
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Great stuff , where are those powdercoat and blasting crowd based ?
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Old 16th September 2018, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 2wheelsrbetter View Post
Great stuff , where are those powdercoat and blasting crowd based ?
limerick i think, they're on bookface, looks like they do some tasty work!!

love these projects, the more pics the better
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Old 16th September 2018, 09:06 PM
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Vapour blasted two z engines for me and i was well happy quick return too..had pics up here while back
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Old 17th September 2018, 07:37 AM
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Thats the one, Martin in Vision Evolution (Fb name) just outside Newcastle West.

Did it for under a third of what a local sodablast & powdercoating company quoted me for the same job.
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Old 17th September 2018, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Kingisabella View Post
Thats the one, Martin in Vision Evolution (Fb name) just outside Newcastle West.

Did it for under a third of what a local sodablast & powdercoating company quoted me for the same job.
Nice to hear you're being looked after down there..not like up here ,they just put yer phone number on the fcuking bill with a euro sign before it...
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Old 17th September 2018, 09:21 AM
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yup, hes sound, did my Z650 engine as well.
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Old 17th September 2018, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Kingisabella View Post
Thats the one, Martin in Vision Evolution (Fb name) just outside Newcastle West.

Did it for under a third of what a local sodablast & powdercoating company quoted me for the same job.
thanks for that ,i,ll have a few little projects heading there soon
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Old 17th September 2018, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack stowage View Post
Nice to hear you're being looked after down there..not like up here ,they just put yer phone number on the fcuking bill with a euro sign before it...
Close enough to what the local place in Cork quoted me
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Headstock & swing arm bearings arrived this morning. Was hoping theyd get here before the weekend but no such luck! Now just need to get the time to get to the garage and fit them.
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You're flying there, lad. Looking forward to seeing it when it's finished
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by My First Suzuki View Post
You're flying there, lad. Looking forward to seeing it when it's finished
Saw you at work Saturday Fred but you looked deep in thought so I left you alone, and when I was leaving I left like a dog

Got to the garage today, mini milestone! First part of reassambly today. Fitting the headstock bearings and tpiece, and swing arm bearings and swing arm back to frame.

Theres a guy selling chrome shocks in Dublin but I think I want to keep them black. My own are a bit tatty and worked fine before I took them apart, so I might try take them apart and paint them carefully just to freshen them up.

Next up is remove the wheel bearings and tyres and get the wheels powdercoated black too. Order some wheel bearings.

I did the forks last year but I didnt paint the legs which I now really regret. But I might do a DIY paint job on them.
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I painted my shocks and got the springs power coated look brand new now
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