It's that time again.....

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E.Marquez
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Re: It's that time again.....

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Shauned71 wrote:
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:09 am
the problem with anodising is the aluminium.. believe it's the difference in qualities
Its not just "qualities" but type and then cast, vs forged vs extruded...they all anodize differently..I've had enough assemblys or parts that make up an assembly come back as a rainbow selection of colors, shades, depths of color to stick with powder coating now
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Re: It's that time again.....

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E.Marquez wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:00 pm
Shauned71 wrote:
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:09 am
the problem with anodising is the aluminium.. believe it's the difference in qualities
Its not just "qualities" but type and then cast, vs forged vs extruded...they all anodize differently..I've had enough assemblys or parts that make up an assembly come back as a rainbow selection of colors, shades, depths of color to stick with powder coating now
All very understandable... the chap I spoke to about doing the job didn't go into the detail that you have but all makes sense and it was because of the possible problems with the finish not matching that I was put off. I had everything powder coated after and i'm glad I did, very happy with the result.

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Re: It's that time again.....

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Small update... front end fitted today.. prefer the look so i'm happy :-) Not sure if still going for a carbon mudguard because of cost.. next week will check out cost to get it hydro dipped in carbon effect and will decide from there.

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Busy busy of late so haven't had much time to play with my bikes so bit of a boring update and no new photos but making a few changes to ole 'Matty' above... changing the rear braced swing arm for a Metmachex under slung braced swing arm in silver... To save money going with the standard 954 mudguard which will be painted to match... have also got my hands on a twin headlight set up which again will be painted and fitted... waiting for mr postman to bring me a few nicer looking bolts to dress rear caliper up along with a shiny new oberon clutch slave cylinder. Not sure if I have previously mentioned it but will be swapping the gold 954 calipers for black cbr600 calipers to keep with the theme of the bike. Only thing I have done since last post... I originally threw the 954 front end on but have taken it back off and refitted properly sorting out the steering lock, moving rads back etc etc so that bit is completely done now. OOh just remembered... have ordered a seat from Else made... nothing too fancy.. no coloured stitching/piping but should compliment the bike :D

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Re: It's that time again.....

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And for anyone who hasn't already seen one like this... this is the swing arm I will be fitting tomor... well, later today :P

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Re: It's that time again.....

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Busy busy all the time hence no update.. mudguard painted, new rear swing arm fitted... Polish the arm up nice for sake of cleaning it then went over it with a scotch pad to give it a more brushed aluminium look. Oberon clutch slave fitted, swapped out the front calipers from gold to black. Have some new bolts to dress up the rear caliper, new Elsemade seat in the works, pair of ASV levers and radical brake master to fit and still have to adjust me tensioners.... also have to trim a bit off the rear of my pyramid belly pan as i'm pretty sure my swingarm's brace is gonna do it some damage if I don't. Nearly there though.. may get a few miles in on her this year yet.


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Re: It's that time again.....

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Shauned71 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:40 am
Busy busy all the time hence no update.. mudguard painted, new rear swing arm fitted... Polish the arm up nice for sake of cleaning it then went over it with a scotch pad to give it a more brushed aluminium look. Oberon clutch slave fitted, swapped out the front calipers from gold to black. Have some new bolts to dress up the rear caliper, new Elsemade seat in the works, pair of ASV levers and radical brake master to fit and still have to adjust me tensioners.... also have to trim a bit off the rear of my pyramid belly pan as i'm pretty sure my swingarm's brace is gonna do it some damage if I don't. Nearly there though.. may get a few miles in on her this year yet.


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Well the ASV levers are on the way! Should be a nice wee touch mate. Radial master was great with my setup so also a nice wee touch.
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