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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Blacklisted on Wed 2 Jan - 11:46

G-force wrote:Skeletor!

Are we still talking about the bike here? Or did you start talking about your body again?

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Royster on Wed 2 Jan - 19:20

Be worth it in the end!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Wed 2 Jan - 19:27

This is when the hard work starts! Most of the parts removed will need prepared for paint/powdercoat. Lots of sanding, filling, adjusting etc.
Once all that's done it should come together pretty quickly.. Hopefully! Smile

I've just found out that the Hugger and Bellypan I ordered seem to have gone missing in the post.. Mad Not impressed. DHL claim to have delivered them but I don't have them so someone else must... Rolling Eyes

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Royster on Wed 2 Jan - 20:46

They should have been signed for! Get them to check it, and if it's not your name they shouldn't have given too whoever!

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Wed 2 Jan - 20:55

I've emailed the seller. If they don't reply today I'll open a dispute.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sat 5 Jan - 18:22

Turned out to be parcelforce that let me down. Failed to notify me that they had attempted delivery and left them at my local post office!. So thankfully I was able to go round and pick them up without any problem. Smile
So, Next on the agenda, Temp fitting of bellypan and hugger prior to painting. Then I can get all the parts away for paint. I'll do the clocks myself.
After that, Engine casings off and footrests prepped for powder coat. I'm leaning towards getting the fork bottoms painted along with the rest and keeping them intact. As for the rust at the top I'll rub it down as best I can but I'm going to experiment with carbon wrap instead of chroming or coating just now. My only concern is if I've got a layer of carbon wrap on the forks will they a, still fit into the yokes and b, will the yokes clamp tight enough and not slip under pressure...

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by bigfuckinandy on Sun 6 Jan - 10:16

for broken plastics


http://hackaday.com/2012/12/31/make-your-own-plastic-friction-welder/

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Mon 7 Jan - 13:13

Here, that Frans a bit of alright isn't she? Very Happy
Pretty cool wee gadget tho. Think I'll just give it go with my wee soldering iron. It doesn't need to be great. Just enough to close up some cracks. Then it'll get filled, sanded and painted.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by bigfuckinandy on Mon 7 Jan - 23:49

Also found a place that polishes chrome. And next door is a place that does chrome plating. It's in cardonald. My dad was at it today

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Mon 7 Jan - 23:51

Tell me more! I wonder if I could get my forks refurbished while still intact?

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by bigfuckinandy on Tue 8 Jan - 1:07

Not sure how they go about it. They both do bike parts. My dad has there cards. I'll post the details of them when I get them.
The polishers is.
http://www.lindsaypolishers.co.uk/
The chromers is next door.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Tue 8 Jan - 3:16

Parts List so far...
Twin Can conversion - New stainless 4 into 2 collector, Twin Pipe Werx stubby race cans and link pipes, K4 rear left footrest hanger, K4 centre stand.
Hel Braided Brake/Clutch lines,
Puig crash pads
Other universal Crash bungs. (May not be fitted)
Hugger
Bellypan
Ermax cooler vents,
Fenda Extenda,
Cooler Guard,
Renthals,
Billet shorty levers,
Billet Grips,
Reservoir caps,
Bar end mirrors,
LED indicators and flasher relay
Pro Bolt Full Monty kit and yoke nut,
Sticker kit,
Carbon Wrap,
Snail Horns,
Tax disc Tube,
Givi Rack,

And a couple of things to experiment with,
An Alloy Helmet hook.. Don't know if I'll fit it yet.
And most recent,
Harris Rearsets. Which will need adaptor plates made..

Still to get..
Seat cover,
Tail tidy and possibly an undertray
I'm going to use the existing brakes but will probably upgrade when the time comes.
I might go for a K&N Air filter..
A Bagster tank cover may be on the cards to take my tank bag for touring.
I also fancy a new Bike Cam to record all the wonderfull times I'll be spending on the beast!
I'm also considering changing the headlight which may also involve ditching the clocks in favour of a digi dash..

*This list will probably change in due course!


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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Blacklisted on Thu 10 Jan - 2:14

As far as I'm aware to get your forks chrome plate they actually put the sanctions in a lather and scim a bit off them then apply the chrome plating, its so the stay the same diameter. So I think they would need stripped.

That's some spec list you've got going on! Its nearly as long as my one.... Spec list that is! ;-)

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Thu 10 Jan - 4:18

lol!
You might be right there BL, it would make sense to take a bit off the diameter then plate them then probably grind them back to the original size. That'll be why it's not cheap!
Which also makes me think I might have problems fitting the yokes if I just carbon wrap them.. Bigger diameter. I don't know how much you can open up the yokes to slide the forks back in? But they were tight coming out. Maybe I should just wrap around the exposed parts after the forks are back on..

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by Blacklisted on Thu 10 Jan - 8:32

I've seen people have there forks (USD) powder coated, then use a screwdriver or similar to ease open the yokes to put them back in. So I presume it will be the same with vynal wrapping? As for tightening the yokes I think the layer of wrap directly beneath the clamps would just get squashed to nothing and the clamps would still offer the correct pressure.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Fri 11 Jan - 0:35

I hope that's the case.. Wouldn't want brake sharply and my yokes take a nosedive!

Seat cover now ordered and some shiny bits turned up..

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Mon 4 Feb - 9:41

Progress has been slow these past couple of weeks. I'm at the stage where the things needing done are mainly prep work for powdercoating. All parts getting painted are now ready. The bottom yoke with the broken steering stopper has now been welded and I'm in the process of buffing it back to it's original shape or as near as.. pics will follow.
These rearsets^ will need adaptor plates made so they fit the frame mounts. I'll need to find somewhere to buy a couple of small ally billets and mill them to suit. Or, fabricate the plates from steel. I'd prefer Aluminium though.
It should start to take shape in the coming weeks.
My target is the end of March but the sooner the better... bounce

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by bigfuckinandy on Mon 4 Feb - 20:07

Have you tryed the metal supermarket in govan for the ally

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Mon 4 Feb - 20:45

That's the first place I'll try.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sat 9 Feb - 13:10

I lied! Metal Supermarket wasn't the first place I tried. I was fortunate enough to talk to someone through the week who was working with aluminium and he kindly gave me a small piece of plate to make my rearset mounts with.. I'll be tackling it very soon..

Also watch this space.. If I'm successful with a couple of eBay auctions The 14 might be getting a facelift...

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Fri 15 Feb - 4:32

Dropped my parts off at the painters today.. Very Happy
Decided to crack on with paint and powdercoat then get stuck into rebuild asap. There's a few parts I can't really do til it's built back up..
Bellypan, Rearsets, Headlight etc because I need to know the right angles when it's back on it's wheels.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sat 23 Feb - 5:48

Thought I'd check out Chameleons website for powdercoating. It says they're closed until further notice! Moving premises.
Does anyone know of another local powdercoating place apart from tradeston and thornliebank?

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by bigfuckinandy on Sat 23 Feb - 6:32

There's esp over in maryhill.

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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by bigfuckinandy on Sat 23 Feb - 6:37

Powdertec
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Re: Winter Project GSX1400

Post by G-force on Sat 23 Feb - 6:51

Would you be wanting to add any bits to the pile Andy?

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