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Old 19th August 2018, 07:09 PM
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My light connections wer the same.dont leave your clocks face down like that for too long.im told the oils in the clock will tarnish the glass..
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Old 6th October 2018, 11:11 PM
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Bit more progress .. in nearly a year now !!

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Could have taken better 'before' pics, Both switch blocks were mank.
Found a little dispenser tip for glue, filled it with paint ...

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Dun.
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Previous owner for some reason had the top part of the battery box cut off and tied t the frame with relays, also the Reg wouldn't fit behind the side panel, so the mid frame section was full

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Welded the bracket back on and re-mounted the relays properly.
Found out why it was cut.. the battery is too high to fit under, so rather than cut it off again, I ordered the correct battery (Nothing bloody wrong with the first battery... just felt like spending more pffft.

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Elect panel wasn't too bad
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Kinda...
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Cut off 10mm from the reg fins and got it to fit nicely where the original one was. Didn't go looking for an original .. they're not great

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Old 6th October 2018, 11:21 PM
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New shocks

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Nearly there.. Oil, Fuel, timing & balancing
Bit of pitting on the front mudguard, but £150 for replica, then there'll be more that doesn't 'look' new - Fuel cap, Tree nut, Indicator stems .. Could end up replacing them all, but I recon restores can sometimes be a bit 'Triggers Brush' ??

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Panels next

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Old 7th October 2018, 08:08 AM
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Looking fantastic.
How did you get the rear hub so polished? Did you remove the spokes?
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Old 7th October 2018, 11:24 AM
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Looking well Airmen. Did you spring for new exhausts?
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Old 7th October 2018, 02:52 PM
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Your goin well
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Old 7th October 2018, 08:18 PM
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Amazing work......looks superb
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Old 7th October 2018, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by T_Bone
Looking fantastic.
How did you get the rear hub so polished? Did you remove the spokes?
Wd40, Oven cleaner, Autosol, degreaser, Citric cleaner, elbow grease, spit
Mostly toothbrush and polishing mop. Was tempted looking at the spokes, then had a cop on moment.


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Looking well Airmen. Did you spring for new exhausts?
Er..
So the 4 I have 'look' fine from the top. bit of blemishing where they were polished with scotchbrite but not too bad.

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Until you take a closer look from the underside

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Plan for now: put them on, ride the bike, look for a good price (Overseas market are looking at better values than here)
I can base the price on adding a new set if they want.

It does need them, but not that bad ? ... shame to take from where its at though ....
One rock, cow shite, gravel...... No. Not going to fit new ones ... yet
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Old 7th October 2018, 09:01 PM
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Can't blame you with the price of the things, i have one with the end rusted off on the lower left, not replacing it for the same reasons, the rest is coming on fierce well, fair play to you.
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Old 12th October 2018, 08:08 PM
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Front brake pads.

Pads are circular, about 50mm Diameter.
The one that goes to the piston side has two dimples / pins about 3mm Dia x 2-3mm high.
This makes the pad rock against the piston - maybe takes up any misalignment when it closes on the disc.

But: with the piston in all the way, these dimples keep the pad out just enough to NOT have enough of a gap to slip over the disc.

Before I cut them off...Anyone have similar .. with or without I imagine most of the Kwacks ~70s would have similar.

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Old 12th October 2018, 08:40 PM
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Ill have a look at mine in the morning
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Old 12th October 2018, 09:16 PM
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Cousiousity got the better of me went and whipped one off,mine are different straight edges at each side with a holder on piston side same screw job on other.had a look in the st book and it like mine only different pad shape again.took a pic outa the haynes 900/1000 book looks different again.
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Old 12th October 2018, 09:21 PM
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Sorry bout quality 14/15 are the pads
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Old 12th October 2018, 10:31 PM
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Thanks Kad.
Was wondering were the pins a kind of 'rocker' to allow the pads to align flat with the disk
15 & 16 look like mating pins on your drawing.

My piston has nothing, pad has two 5mm holes & two 2mm pins.
looking at your drawing, I'm thinking they are options - if needed.

Soooo.. I cut them off and put the caliper back together.

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Bust the screw on the tacho cable also, and because the screw collar is flared over the cable assy, I had to get a new cable ... €20 for patience.. or lack of.

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Neaaaarllly there !!
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Old 12th October 2018, 10:53 PM
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Wish i was....determinded not to run into another yr so alot to do in 2 and a half months
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Old 14th October 2018, 08:59 PM
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The rest of the exhausts aren't that bad at all so it seems ... well not £1300 bad anyways

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So .. cleaned, polished, cleaned & fitted..

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The dull spots don't look so bad in the pics & the underside of the holed one is sealed with resin. it'll do juuuust fine

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Old 14th October 2018, 09:06 PM
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On to the fuel tank..
When I put it away for three months .. a year ago, I put a bag of desiccant into it to keep any moisture held. Wrapped it in old sheets and into a plastic bag.
The descant had taken in 'some' moisture, only enough for it to cake,
So I squished the pouch a little to get it out of the filler cap ... and the arse fell out of the bag

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Great stuff, but turns to gooey gel when soaked, and would block the filter in a min, getting it all out .. fuggin hell .. why don't they make tanks that you can just turn upside down and empty.
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Old 14th October 2018, 09:25 PM
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Super job on the pipes.
You're right not to spend 1300 replacing them.
What kind of resin did you use to plug the holes?
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Old 14th October 2018, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by T_Bone
What kind of resin did you use to plug the holes?
Meh.. what I had in the press "Rapid Clear two part epoxy adhesive"
For plastic, wood & metal
There's no real heat, so it's just a filler, but as its clear, it doesn't leave a mess on the chrome if I missed .. I doubt it'd do on the headers.
Had chem metal before but it leaves a grey mess.
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Old 16th October 2018, 11:21 PM
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I wonder what are the chances of anyone here having one of these hanging on a nail somewhere. - Silencer for the Z airbox.
I could make one.. but the lack of it doesn't make a difference.
And they are £100 from fleabay AU.

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