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by Wicky
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Powdercoating wheels
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: Powdercoating wheels

For powder coating they generally media blast or use a caustic chemical mix to get the old paint off/degrease to prep the surface You could use heavy duty aerospace paint stripper yourself to get a bare metal surface - mask off what you want polished. Paint the rest. Remove masking and polish and se...
by Wicky
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday - 25th anniversary of the 'storm
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Happy Birthday - 25th anniversary of the 'storm

We're still recovering from the 20th Anniversary meet 8)

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/c ... wners-meet
by Wicky
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rear cylinder issue
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Rear cylinder issue

And look at sourcing a replacement snorkel and anyother plastic bits in and around the airbox inc. the carb cowl as the VTR can be very temperamental in that department.

https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopi ... start=1065
by Wicky
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Dodgy Dealers, Cheapest , Best Service etc..
Topic: Petrol tank refurb (not respray)
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Petrol tank refurb (not respray)

Admittedly these were from around 2018

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by Wicky
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Dodgy Dealers, Cheapest , Best Service etc..
Topic: Petrol tank refurb (not respray)
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Petrol tank refurb (not respray)

"Stan quoted me £560." Eeeek!

You could possibly get a new one made for that kind of refurb price.

http://www.thetankshop.com

or would one of these fit?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9L-2-4Gallon ... 3611648878
by Wicky
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Out of Action...
Replies: 38
Views: 778

Re: Out of Action...

Not again - did the cone jump out at ya.... On that note this evening one of my club's cricketers 4 overs in the game did this to himself ... and held the catch! First game of the season for the poor chap. https://p198.p4.n0.cdn.getcloudapp.com/items/jkuZgbrW/928930a4-5c4f-4ce0-91ce-db90ec6c0ca0.jpg...
by Wicky
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: Bar risers
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Bar risers

Yes - you'll need to trim the fairing

https://vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=40347
by Wicky
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 19846
Views: 874526

Re: what have you done to your

Duffy1964 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:21 pm
Yeah I have just found out that it needs a base coat. Bloody listing never mentioned that. [emoji849]


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How to Blend Paint in SMALL Areas - informative video showing principle and techniques involved

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeOcrw4NyqM&t=926s
by Wicky
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: Brother's old Superchicken
Replies: 21
Views: 558

Re: Brother's old Superchicken

"It is from an early Ninja 600 (zx6r) but is the right length, and stroke" VTR Shock Length 346mm, ZX6R (03-04) 340mm (+12/-0) VTR Shock stroke 60mm, ZX6R (03-04) 72.5mm https://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12827 Looks like length can be made the same - just the different stroke le...
by Wicky
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 19846
Views: 874526

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Make sure you get the right coloured base / undercoat - but still no guarantee the new paint job will be an exact match as differences in application in factory and changes over a couple of decades of the original from outdoor exposure. Have you given the other painted plastics and tank a good clean...
by Wicky
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: New member checking in!
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: New member checking in!

Bargain for a red un Have a read through this > *** Read Me for New Members *** > Bike Maintenance and Upgrades/Modifications And think about servicing/fettling the squidy front end or best of all getting it 'Rodgered' https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=458284#p458284 https://www.vtr1000...
by Wicky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Hi from The Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Hi from The Netherlands

Rob de Hoo in da Netherlands should have Krieger MCCTs.

www.exhausist.com
by Wicky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: 1997 VTR EFI conversion and other tinkering (yaay, it runs)
Replies: 51
Views: 1711

Re: 1997 VTR EFI conversion and other tinkering

Healthy output before you''ve even started - most stock storms put out 95-105 horsies. Sure it hasn't been tinkered with already?
by Wicky
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: manual cct's
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: manual cct's

Workshop Knowledgebase > Krieger, APE, Bazza and Ade Whitmarsh's CCT's > viewtopic.php?t=22720