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Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:03 pm
by stevep10
Decided to lace up the rims while I'm waiting for the replacement spokes to arrive, obviously I can't true it yet but it's useful to get things as far as I can, and the new seat cover arrived. Re-painted the top yolk because I missed a bit.
Rear shock all cleaned up and painted, bit miffed that I wasn't able to strip it completely and do the spring a different colour but it's a sealed unit so can't be done. Swing arm is back in the frame for now, temporary, just to keep it safe. Also put the rear peg supports back on.
Had a message from Fleabay saying they pulled to ad from the seller I ordered the carbon self adhesive from, messaged the seller but no reply as yet, dog!
Few more piccies for you

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Front wheel

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Rear wheel

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Moving on.....................

Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:17 pm
by Mezo
Rims look nice, as for the shock spring painting would not have worked anyhow, i made that mistake years ago where i painted it & the paint cracked under compression, you need to get it powdercoated (does not crack).

Mezo.

Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:08 pm
by GeoffD
If you have some spring compressors, it's fairly easy to remove the spring...

I did it with my press...

http://www.tenere.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... 8295#p8295

Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:25 pm
by stevep10
I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing then that the top eye just unscrews from the ram? If so, how did you hold it to stop the ram turning?

Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:17 pm
by GeoffD
stevep10 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:25 pm
I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing then that the top eye just unscrews from the ram? If so, how did you hold it to stop the ram turning?
I just removed the spring for powder coaing.... no unscrewing neccessary


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Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:21 pm
by stevep10
Of course! What a plonker! Just the 'c' ring.

Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:03 pm
by stevep10
Started to give the lump a clean, tedious job but worth it.

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Not too bad at all

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More to do tomorrow

Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:16 am
by stevep10
Been a slow few days but got some engine covers done at last, they look a bit grey in the photos but that's because of the flash on the phone, they are jet black, honest............

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Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:08 pm
by stevep10
Just been having a ponder in the garage, might put the engine back in tomorrow morning :book:

And I'm pee'd off with Talon :censored: ...............my replacement spokes still haven't arrived yet!
In future I shall just go straight to Central Wheel like I should of in the first place. Might be a bit more expensive but at least I'd get my order in a decent amount of time, 5 days they quote.

Re: 1992 3ld Complete Strip & Renovation

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:42 pm
by stevep10
Engines back in, but will have to take the swing arm out again to fit the new protector when it arrives. Got my spokes at last.