what have you done to your "bike" today

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Exhaust was farting a bit, so I fitted some new gaskets - it was due - and ran a cloth over the headers now they were off the bike anyway :thumbup:
So the only fart now is the rider I guess :lol:

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freeridenick wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Drained the fluids and pulled a few covers off. It's definitely dead. For this year at least.
Best of luck, it's only resting waiting to be revived, and you never know it might not be as bad as you think, let's hope 👍

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Nosepicker wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:25 pm
Exhaust was farting a bit, so I fitted some new gaskets - it was due - and ran a cloth over the headers now they were off the bike anyway :thumbup:
So the only fart now is the rider I guess :lol:

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Top man, looking good. Your braver than me, I am staying well clear of the exhaust flange nuts until 😁

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freeridenick wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Drained the fluids and pulled a few covers off. It's definitely dead. For this year at least.
Hope it’s not as bad as you fear mate.
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So twas yeterday I went for a spin A/ to test thumped finger... B/ to go to Kent Bearings to pick some bearings & seals up...

All good still a bit stiff but not as painful...so thats good.

Today in the cave built up a swing arm linkage with the new bearings & seals for the polished swinger I picked up recently... :thumbup:

Sorted some bits N bobs for a continental FB client... :thumbup:
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300 miles a week on the stock XSR seat is a pain in the butt, so treated the bike and my butt to the seat from the XSR Tribute, #plush:

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Mav617 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 am
300 miles a week on the stock XSR seat is a pain in the butt, so treated the bike and my butt to the seat from the XSR Tribute, #plush:

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Nice & as a bonus it matches the bins... :thumbup: :thumbup:

:lol: :lol:
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Mav617 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 am
300 miles a week on the stock XSR seat is a pain in the butt, so treated the bike and my butt to the seat from the XSR Tribute, #plush:

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I must confess to be rather taken by the XSR. Seat looks the nuts 👍
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Neither my bike or a VTR. A mate's just restoring a rather sweet old CB250 K4 but a part of the top yoke just came away when he was pulling it apart 😬

I've never tried Tig welding cast aluminium but there was nothing to lose really. Bit of Googling and careful setting up seemed to do the trick 👍 Dressed the weld back and bead blasted it to blend various nicks and scratches away. The pen shows where it had broken away.

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Mav617 wrote:300 miles a week on the stock XSR seat is a pain in the butt, so treated the bike and my butt to the seat from the XSR Tribute, #plush:

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Looks good was going to get one of them exhausts on my MT sound nice


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Pentode wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Mav617 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 am
300 miles a week on the stock XSR seat is a pain in the butt, so treated the bike and my butt to the seat from the XSR Tribute, #plush:

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I must confess to be rather taken by the XSR. Seat looks the nuts 👍
Thanks mate, love the bike, its a great mix of usability and hooning around, great engine, torquey little mill.
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Pentode wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Neither my bike or a VTR. A mate's just restoring a rather sweet old CB250 K4 but a part of the top yoke just came away when he was pulling it apart 😬

I've never tried Tig welding cast aluminium but there was nothing to lose really. Bit of Googling and careful setting up seemed to do the trick 👍 Dressed the weld back and bead blasted it to blend various nicks and scratches away. The pen shows where it had broken away.
Quality job that :thumbup:
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Pentode wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Neither my bike or a VTR. A mate's just restoring a rather sweet old CB250 K4 but a part of the top yoke just came away when he was pulling it apart 😬

I've never tried Tig welding cast aluminium but there was nothing to lose really. Bit of Googling and careful setting up seemed to do the trick 👍 Dressed the weld back and bead blasted it to blend various nicks and scratches away. The pen shows where it had broken away.

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Nice work. Did cast feel any different from other ally?

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Nice work. Did cast feel any different from other ally?
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Not particularly. Luckily it was very clean at the break so I just cleaned back the surface about 10mm with a clean file and V'd the joint out. What I learned from a particular video was that by holding the molton pool allows the shite in the alloy to lift out which improves things. The material used on this old yoke seemed particularly good which probably made things a lot easier 🙂

Of course, there's some really crap cast material out there which must be really difficult to work with.

I must point out that I'm no pro' welder and still learning slowly.
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Pentode wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Neither my bike or a VTR. A mate's just restoring a rather sweet old CB250 K4 but a part of the top yoke just came away when he was pulling it apart 😬

I've never tried Tig welding cast aluminium but there was nothing to lose really. Bit of Googling and careful setting up seemed to do the trick 👍 Dressed the weld back and bead blasted it to blend various nicks and scratches away. The pen shows where it had broken away.

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Top job

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