BLUE bike refurb log

General Bike chat
User avatar
TaxiDriver
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Location: The Red Rose

BLUE bike refurb log

Post by TaxiDriver » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 pm

Ok folks,so managed to get the swing arm,linkages and stuff off the bike tonight.

Still can't undoe the top shock nut and bolt,really struggling to get any purchase.

All the bolts and spindles just slid out on a film of moly grease,thankfuly.

All the bushes are smothered in moly....if only the OO had paid as much attention to keeping it clean.... :eek2

Anyways there's going to be a fair bit of refurbing on this bike so I thought I might keep log of the work...
Image
Image
Image
Image

New lift brackets work a treat

User avatar
popkat
Posts: 2419
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:32 am
Location: Devon

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by popkat » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:01 pm

What did the poor bunny do wrong, looks like it's in the guillotine :lol:



.
http://www.bidefordmotorcycles.co.uk
2014 CRMC Post classic Superbike champion.
2014 CRMC Post classic senior production champion. On a Suzuki Katana 1100
My bikes, Firestorm, Yamaha MT10SP, 2 x Honda RC24 road and race, Popup Katana and a some XJ600's

User avatar
TaxiDriver
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Location: The Red Rose

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by TaxiDriver » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:10 pm

popkat wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:01 pm
What did the poor bunny do wrong, looks like it's in the guillotine :lol:



.
He's always in trouble that lad....... :lol:

BrianC
Posts: 530
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:44 am
Location: Leyland, lancs

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by BrianC » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:39 pm

You could have borrowed my abba lift

User avatar
fabiostar
Posts: 5226
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:53 pm
Location: sunny belfast

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by fabiostar » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:56 am

lol i just seen the bunny lol class
the older i get,the faster i was :lol:

User avatar
AMCQ46
Posts: 14278
Joined: Mon May 11, 2009 3:54 pm
Location: Worcestershire / Warwickshire border

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by AMCQ46 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:38 pm

I am sorry, but.... I don't think the forum rules allow you to swap the compulsory wheelie bin in photos for a cute pet.


if we don't stamp this out now, our reputation as a roughy toughy bike club will be ruined for ever.


to recover the situation the next photo has to have wheelie bin, and the bloodied remains of the rabbit sitting on top of it
AMcQ

User avatar
tony.mon
Posts: 12809
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:46 pm
Location: Norf Kent

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by tony.mon » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:12 pm

AMCQ46 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:38 pm
I am sorry, but.... I don't think the forum rules allow you to swap the compulsory wheelie bin in photos for a cute pet.


if we don't stamp this out now, our reputation as a roughy toughy bike club will be ruined for ever.


to recover the situation the next photo has to have wheelie bin, and the bloodied remains of the rabbit sitting on top of it
Ah, you mean a picture of a lapine pass.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

User avatar
sirch345
Site Admin
Posts: 17149
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:35 pm
Location: Cornwall, UK

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by sirch345 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:19 am

Good job with the bike lift, and secured to the sub-frame as well :thumbup:

Chris.
A closed mouth gathers no foot. :thumbup:

User avatar
freeridenick
Posts: 848
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 12:30 pm
Location: Derbyshire

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by freeridenick » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:36 am

TaxiDriver wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 pm

Still can't undoe the top shock nut and bolt,really struggling to get any purchase.
Do you mean the the vertical one through the frame or the horizontal one? If it's the horizontal one, you know the nut is captive?

User avatar
TaxiDriver
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Location: The Red Rose

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by TaxiDriver » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:30 pm

freeridenick wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:36 am
TaxiDriver wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 pm

Still can't undoe the top shock nut and bolt,really struggling to get any purchase.
Do you mean the the vertical one through the frame or the horizontal one? If it's the horizontal one, you know the nut is captive?
I had a duh moment with that,then I realised you could remove the top bracket from the frame... :roll:

User avatar
freeridenick
Posts: 848
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 12:30 pm
Location: Derbyshire

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by freeridenick » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:23 pm

TaxiDriver wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:30 pm
freeridenick wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:36 am
TaxiDriver wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 pm

Still can't undoe the top shock nut and bolt,really struggling to get any purchase.
Do you mean the the vertical one through the frame or the horizontal one? If it's the horizontal one, you know the nut is captive?
I had a duh moment with that,then I realised you could remove the top bracket from the frame... :roll:
Likewise. The first time I tried to remove the shock I was cursing and shouting then felt like a right Richard when I removed the mount from the frame.

User avatar
TaxiDriver
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Location: The Red Rose

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by TaxiDriver » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:04 pm

I've been cleaning some parts up and decided to try this stuff out on the rear caliper mount.
Image

Pretty nasty stuff but if your careful it does a good job.....
Image

User avatar
StormyRob
Posts: 1354
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:33 am
Location: Northern Ireland. The place of legend

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by StormyRob » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:02 pm

TaxiDriver wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:04 pm
I've been cleaning some parts up and decided to try this stuff out on the rear caliper mount.
Image

Pretty nasty stuff but if your careful it does a good job.....
Image

That is really clean. I may look into that.

Good work
If you don't try you never know if you can do it.

User avatar
VTRDark
Posts: 19846
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:24 pm

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by VTRDark » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:00 pm

That's done a pretty good job but if you want a good all purpose cleaner for doing anything from deep cleaning thick grease from chain and srocket area to carpet and kitchen work surface cleaning then give Bilt Hamber Surfex HD a go. You would very rarly want to use it full strength, in fact I would no recommend using full strength, and it can be watered down by 90% depending on it's intended purpose and strength required. It's also eco-friendly. I generally always keep a 60/40 mix knocking around.

https://www.bilthamber.com/surfex-hd
==============================Enter the Darkside

User avatar
TaxiDriver
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Location: The Red Rose

Re: BLUE bike refurb log

Post by TaxiDriver » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:59 pm

Just knocked up another carbon heel plate as these only come with one and it looked left out....
Image
Image

Post Reply