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Reply #105 - 10/13/16 at 05:53:02
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Having got sidetracked into making a new backrest pad I finally started on the seat tray. Here is the thing with all the paint removed and a gentle rub over with some very fine wet/dry paper. Soon to be black - once the weather improves for spraying Smiley
  

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Reply #106 - 01/22/17 at 22:26:16
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Okay finally the resto is back on track - So even though it gets to 40 degrees C sometimes - I'm back in the shed at last. What's that about mad dogs and Englishmen????
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The new lift tray is great - here's the start today of the sub assembly attached back to the frame - no bending down any more - woohooo
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The other picture is the centre stand attached - but my first problem has arrived.
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How do I attach the springs to the Centre stand and frame? I have given it a quick try with bent nose pliers - and that wasn't very successful.
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So any help is going to be very much appreciated thanks   Adrian
  

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Reply #107 - 01/22/17 at 22:26:47
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The spring .......
  

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Reply #108 - 01/22/17 at 22:28:40
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And why is it only possible to post one picture at a time now???
  

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Reply #109 - 01/23/17 at 10:29:02
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Looking like some nice work Adrian.

Not sure about the issue of one image at a time, I had some issues with this a while back, but it may have been me not the forum! Check out that thread, it might help.
  

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Reply #110 - 01/23/17 at 21:19:44
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Panic over - I saw a photo of a spring puller on another forum - so this photo is my version - a large set of mole grips and a very small allen key I found in the bottom of my tool box - suitably bent.
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The spring was so easily stretched and went onto the small ring on the centre stand with no problems whatsoever.
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Sometimes I surprise myself  Grin
  

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Reply #111 - 01/24/17 at 02:14:38
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It's great when you get help and then fix it yourself!
  

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Reply #112 - 01/24/17 at 06:17:16
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Chris S wrote on 01/24/17 at 02:14:38:
It's great when you get help and then fix it yourself!


Thanks Chris  Wink
  

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Reply #113 - 02/01/17 at 04:57:01
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So a little more has been done - swing arm on - bevel drive and the suspension units too. I forgot to order washers for all the nuts and plugs and filler bolts and all that - derrrrrrr must have had  seniors moment or two.
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Anyway thanks to the quick and efficient mob in Western Australia - Munich Motorcycles - I had them today with them arriving overnight - great bike shop and highly recommended
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So 2 more pics -
  

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Reply #114 - 02/01/17 at 12:27:44
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Looking good, Adrian!!!
  

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Thanks Wilcom  Wink
  

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Reply #116 - 02/02/17 at 02:06:30
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I made my own Zinc Plating kit from info I found on the net. This is my test bolt to see how it all goes. Not a bad result considering this was a fully rusted up bolt. Not the brightest star in the night sky but acceptable.
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So some wire brushing and then a clean in Isopropyl Alcohol and here it is after two 30 minute sessions. Not bad .....
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By the way I did buy a replacement fasteners kit for the bike but some of the fasteners etc aren't included.
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The green looking liquid is acid mixed about 75% to 25% water.
  

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Reply #117 - 02/02/17 at 22:25:43
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Adrian wrote on 02/02/17 at 02:06:30:
I made my own Zinc Plating kit from info I found on the net

Hi What electrolyte did you use? They look alright.
  
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Reply #118 - 02/03/17 at 02:14:36
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skippyc wrote on 02/02/17 at 22:25:43:
Hi What electrolyte did you use? They look alright.


Hi Skippyc - the electrolyte is made from 6 liters of white vinegar - 1 kilo of white sugar and 1 kilo of sea salt.
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the zinc rods are plain ol' zinc anodes that can be bought from any decent boating shop. They are usually 99% or better zinc so they make excellent anodes.
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Once the salt and sugar have been dissolved in the vinegar put the  anodes ( I use 4 - that's two zinc anodes cut in half) put the anodes in to the liquid for about 12 hours before using.
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It works really well ......
  

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Reply #119 - 02/03/17 at 16:28:41
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Nice job Adrian,

She is going to look very nice👍
  

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