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Old 04-22-2016, 04:34 PM
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Costs are creeping up!
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:52 PM
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Costs are creeping up!
Yes and no.... Of corse it's not cheap but I don't feel it'll be over the top, remember that a lot of trick engine mod are already done and I'm hardly getting a lot of 'bling'.... Well we will see about that....
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:43 AM
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Made a start prepping the AL for blasting... I've had really good results by prepping the castings before blasting them. Then it's off to the ano guys

Start point rough sand with the dremel:



I'm thinking of getting this coloured so need to achieve a mirror like finish:



Some detail work to make the part 'flow' ( easier to polish ).



Break time now but back to it shortly.

I will prep the triple clamps/main frame/sub frame/cases/kick start lever etc in the same way by getting rid of the cast lines and smoothing the rough edges.
I doubt I will mirror finish everything ( Aqua blast has a brilliant finish without polishing )...

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Hope you guys are enjoying the build portion so far even though nothing really interesting is happening
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:52 AM
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So as promised-brake line pictures!







I really like the carbon fibre look... Not that I'm a CF nut but it has a more factory look to it! The typical red/blue style just looks cheap and 'everybody's got those' these should work in well once everything is fresh and on the bike!!
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:42 AM
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Lots of work getting done. This project should keep you busy for a while
since you are going well beyond a basic resto.

Make sure you have a chat with whoever does your anodizing work before
you commit to having that linkage anodized. Unlike billet Aluminum, cast
Aluminum will absorb the color at various rates leaving a mottled, uneven
appearance no matter how much you polish it up before hand. I found this
out the hard way with cast hubs which is why I switched to powder coat.
Unfortunately, While PC make work well on hubs, the linkage is subjected
to all kinds of abuse and a PC finish will look like crap after only a couple
of rides.

Unless you're looking to add some bling, I would just clean up the casting
marks and either dry or wet blast it. It will still have a detailed appearance
but won't show all the cuts and pitting.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:36 AM
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Lots of work getting done. This project should keep you busy for a while
since you are going well beyond a basic resto.

Make sure you have a chat with whoever does your anodizing work before
you commit to having that linkage anodized. Unlike billet Aluminum, cast
Aluminum will absorb the color at various rates leaving a mottled, uneven
appearance no matter how much you polish it up before hand. I found this
out the hard way with cast hubs which is why I switched to powder coat.
Unfortunately, While PC make work well on hubs, the linkage is subjected
to all kinds of abuse and a PC finish will look like crap after only a couple
of rides.

Unless you're looking to add some bling, I would just clean up the casting
marks and either dry or wet blast it. It will still have a detailed appearance
but won't show all the cuts and pitting.
Good point, I was only considering getting the 'wish bone' done, which I thought would be forged and slightly better? It's no biggie getting the anodizing done to the linkage. I'll probably just get it blasted instead-needless to say it'll turn out better just Aqua blasted....
I was hoping to do the hubs though.... But that seems a no go too you're saying? Pretty bummed but I guess just give them the same treatment and be done...

The only anodizing work then would be the hard anodizing to the shock components.... Looking to match the rear shock with a bronze look for a factory feel...after all the shock is getting a complete overhaul and gold-valves etc etc....

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Ever heard of cerakote being used on hubs? Looks really good!
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:51 PM
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Lots of work getting done. This project should keep you busy for a while
since you are going well beyond a basic resto.

Make sure you have a chat with whoever does your anodizing work before
you commit to having that linkage anodized. Unlike billet Aluminum, cast
Aluminum will absorb the color at various rates leaving a mottled, uneven
appearance no matter how much you polish it up before hand. I found this
out the hard way with cast hubs which is why I switched to powder coat.
Unfortunately, While PC make work well on hubs, the linkage is subjected
to all kinds of abuse and a PC finish will look like crap after only a couple
of rides.

Unless you're looking to add some bling, I would just clean up the casting
marks and either dry or wet blast it. It will still have a detailed appearance
but won't show all the cuts and pitting.
Yep. +1.

You could always go Nickel plating on the linkage etc. IMO, Nickel looks classy.

Here's a linkage I had done.





And, brake calipers



Hubs and triple clamps also look great in Nickel

I did some Bling, in dedication of the King.




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Old 04-24-2016, 02:18 AM
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That's a crazy cool look but not what I'd go for.
Decided to keep it natural al for now

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Well this box of bit is ready for blasting...


Im going to tear down the shock as my suspension guy is flat out, so I opted to do the tear down and he'll do the gold valving once the shock body is anodised.



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There's a few bits missing from the ' blasting box'-engine cases ( haven't de-greased them ) also got the brakes/hubs etc....

I think I found a set of wheels at a local dismantler... I hope I can get them cheap and salvage the hubs because I don't want to use my current wheels...
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:05 AM
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Ok got everything off for blasting and some metal finishing ( I wanted to maintain the brushed look on the s/a and frame )...

Today the radiators arrived!!! Yay!!!!









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I'm normally not a fan of the 'cheap' radiators off eBay... I had figment issues last time with the cheap oversized radiators being so oversized that everything hit everything.... such a nightmare and ending up with me ditching them....
These however have me impressed at first glance, seems GPI did some homework.... The actually measure a near 5mm narrower than the oe ones... And look like a slightly thicker core... Every bolt hole lines up just fine so I guess we'll see when it comes time to fit them.... But happy and I like the finish-got that brushed look!
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:33 AM
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*BUILD ON HOLD*

Will update when I can proceed.
Also might not continue the updates here as there's not much of an interest in the build ATM.
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