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brake rod original finish

Post by cadno » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:09 pm

Hi, just finished my 34L and have a couple of things I need to improve.
Anybody know what the original finish would have been on the rear brake rod?
Zinc passivate?

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Re: brake rod original finish

Post by bosley1980 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:26 pm

zinc look like this

so original = I don't think so

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maybe powder coating

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Re: brake rod original finish

Post by charliext1vj » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:09 pm

You will struggle to match the yamaha original...I had mine powder coated in Satin Black which was the closest I could get to the yamaha chassis black. Toned in well with the engine. I think the zinc looks good - really depends on how much of a purist you are!

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Re: brake rod original finish

Post by jibber » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 pm

I think he's on about the rod which runs from the pedal to the drum cam/lever not the foot brake lever, in which case I think it is just zinc.

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Re: brake rod original finish

Post by cadno » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:07 pm

Sorry if I didn't make it clear, Jibber was right in that I wanted the cable/rod from brake pedal to actuator. Yamaha used to like that green passivate around this time, but I thought a zinc colour would look more correct

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Re: brake rod original finish

Post by Hodgo1981 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:11 am

I daresay that all the brand new cheaper bikes like kids bikes all have the same finish still.
Its definitly not a bright zinc finish, like that brake lever pictured. Go and look at a Bolt shop at all the different finishes and figure out what it would be.

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