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Reply #120 - 02/03/17 at 16:31:29
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Adrian wrote on 02/03/17 at 02:14:36:
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 ......

Thanks i will give it a go for my BSA bike bolts.
  
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Reply #121 - 02/03/17 at 19:48:03
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Hi again Skippy ~ if you like I could email you the instruction sheets I have giving precise details of the process.
  

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Reply #122 - 02/04/17 at 15:39:13
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Thanks Adrian that would be good.
  
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skippyc wrote on 02/04/17 at 15:39:13:
Thanks Adrian that would be good.


Would you like to PM me your email address mate????
  

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Reply #124 - 02/14/17 at 16:04:38
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Adrian wrote on 09/11/11 at 02:37:42:
Wink  Hopwfully a few piks will appear of my old sad Beemer as I start to spruce her up.



You have come a long way Adrian.

I see you have an unmistakable Don Wilson  sourced brake disc too. I've been wanting to buy a couple more discs (too lazy to make my own these days) but product liability laws seem to have scared everyone off - except for Metalgear and they are way, way too expensive.
  

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Reply #125 - 03/26/17 at 23:28:42
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Hi peoples - just checking in as it were - the work on reassembly is about to begin in earnest at last.
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My local - well that is 100 kilometers distant - BMW engineering shop has had the wheels and gearbox and stuff since just before xmas.
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Wheels are home again and the motor is about to be rebuilt and converted. The barrels are shot so I have decided to go with a genuine 860cc conversion as well as having the motor completely overhauled.
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Thankfully my state licensing authority only need notification when its done and a form completed and that will be all I need to register the bike again when its all finished..
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So now the autumn is here and its much cooler time for some serious work in the shed.
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I am now considering a dual disc conversion while the bike is still just a frame on wheels. So can anyone recommend  conversion kit for me - 1984 Twin Shock R65.
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Anyway - pictures will follow as the work progresses - and I'm looking forward to a new looking - totally restored motor too Smiley
  

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Reply #126 - 03/30/17 at 02:32:34
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Hi again - my first real problem with re assembling the front forks.
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Both fork legs will - with gentle persuasion - fit thru the lower clamps. however neither of the legs will fit into the top clamp.
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Firstly I have tried to prise apart the gap where the pinch bolt goes. This has always worked in the past. I have also tried heating the top clamp to a temperature that is too hot to touch and the left side leg will go in. But the right side leg refuses to go in more than 2mm before jamming up completely.
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My Vernier says that both the clamp internal diameter and the fork leg external diameter are exactly the same 45mm size. Measured at several different points on the circumference.
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At this point I have considered honing out the clamp. 
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Any help will be very much appreciated thanks.
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P.S. Any suggestions about a twin disc conversion?????
  

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Reply #127 - 04/05/17 at 04:45:53
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Okay finally the weather is good and the work has begun - again Smiley
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Now it's starting to look like a bike - front brake next .....
  

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Reply #128 - 04/05/17 at 13:12:53
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Adrian,

It's looking very good and really coming together, the finished article is going to look very very nice👍
  

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Reply #129 - 04/06/17 at 01:04:57
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Chris S wrote on 04/05/17 at 13:12:53:
It's looking very good and really coming together, the finished article is going to look very very nice👍


Thanks mate - much appreciated. I don't expect to get the motor back for a while so I'll start at the front and work backwards across the bike. Smiley
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It will keep me busy for a while and then the motor can slot back in as the final action more or less  Wink
  

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Reply #130 - 07/15/17 at 00:15:13
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Well finally the motor is back with me - all new and fully refurbished and converted to an 860 - how sad that I had to buy - because new parts for the R65 aren't available - the conversion kit that gives me about a 35% increase in cubic capacity lol lol
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So hopefully this spring - about 2 months or so - I'll be riding again ........
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And one more thing - I know to use mineraloil for the running in - change twice - at 1000 and again at 2000 - and filters of course - does anyone have a recommendation for the type of oil - I'm guessing 15/40 for the first 2000 kilometers - I have read about running in oil - is it necessary????
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Thanks for your help .....
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Reply #131 - 07/20/17 at 04:22:28
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Okay time for a few update photos. Most of the wirng is on. Some lighting. And the motor on the jck - out in the sun 'cos I have to clean the block as the workshop forgot to get it blasted while it was stripped. Oh well - elbow grease and Scotchbrite green scourers is working.
  

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Reply #132 - 08/14/17 at 16:54:25
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You're gonna be up and riding it before you know!  Looks fantastic.
  

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Reply #133 - 08/14/17 at 20:36:30
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Thanks Justin - I haven't done much for a couple of weeks. My illnesses get worse in the winter (Aussie in the southern hemisphere) I finally stopped buying parts lol lol lol. Mind you I thought that 2 months ago and recently spent another $800 Aussie 😁
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Once the bad weather has passed I should be fine and back in the shed.
  

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Reply #134 - 08/14/17 at 22:40:42
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That doesn't surprise me.  The little bits and afterthoughts add up in a hurry!
  

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