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Post  bigkuri on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:23 pm

All this rain is a great reason to stay indoors cleaning stuff!

From this:




To this (undercoat on):




Nice weld (both sides)



While I was at it (borrowing my mates sand-blaster I mean!) I cleaned up the headers Smile Tomorrow a coat of high temp paint.






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Post  binned_it on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:31 pm

Looking at your restored subframe, it's clear that mine has not only been shortened, but is also bent.
I don't think there's a single part that doesn't need fixing!

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Post  Mauser on Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:29 pm

Great repair job... 2 thumbs let us know how the high temp paint works out on the headers. I spray mine with WD40 after ever ride whilst still hot and that seems to oil black them  banana 

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Post  binned_it on Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:22 pm

Hi bigkuri,

Has your chinese radiator ebayer released v2 yet?
Looking to buy a set.

Cheers

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bigkuri wrote:A small note that the fitting of these radiators was slightly off for a few reasons. I wrote to the eBay seller who has proved to be a real gent, and I'm currently working with him to provide better dimensions for the fitting points before he releases a version 2 early next year (Feb 2014).  Basically as the core is so thick, it changes the angle that which the radiators point down.  Will post a link and results when version-2 is released!  A great upgrade though which together with a XRs Only radiator cap and thermostat prevented my bike boiling even once, unlike the others...

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Post  bigkuri on Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:35 pm

Just emailed them couple of days ago to chase Smile
Will let you know Smile

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Post  bigkuri on Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:23 pm

No update on radiators - Chinese New Year I think?...

A dry day in the weekend I thought I'd get the engine in, however little did I expect what and where fesh-fesh gets! Every suspension linkage was full of the stuff, took 3 odd hours to clean, and I suspect that's my bearings gone in the next year!

Sorry for the blurry photos - oil on the lens!

Where I left off



Yet more in bits








Axles and wheel bearings will be next weekend!

The lower chain roller/tensioner was utterly toast - just fell apart, so I needed a new one and easier to put in before the engine Smile

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the ugliest ex ever made

Post  temporary kiwi on Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:55 pm


urrrh... man those std headers are just hideous, they restrict the std port size by apprx 6mm, then there is the "collector" ......, ! just find it difficult to believe honda could make such a horrible exhaust system , it is actually to run with the restricted intake setup on the californian models, then they just forgot to make a decent item for everyone else......, hang on ill just empty the bucket


While I was at it (borrowing my mates sand-blaster I mean!) I cleaned up the headers Smile Tomorrow a coat of high temp paint.





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Post  Mad Frosty on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:55 pm

get some nice aftermarket headers then  Bananatool 
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Post  bigkuri on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:36 am

Mad Frosty wrote:get some nice aftermarket headers then  Bananatool 


$$$$$$

Or lack there-of... Sad

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Post  bigkuri on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:42 am

A nice day yesterday, no rain, and various little bags of parts from Mr Honda = loads of work done! Smile  Bananatool 

Started off with this sad looking chopper



First thing was from my to-do list, I do this to pretty much every bike I own... Drill a hole in a perfectly good swingarm  crazy 




Madness?... No!...  razz 




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Post  bigkuri on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:47 am

A few engine shots, just as I am tickled with the new one  BRP smile 

It still has the original paint on the exhaust studs  Very Happy  Plus this shows my crude planking plate for the holes the tree huggers like putting in all USA spec engines...




The one on the right is now for sale!




Yes, I know, I really should have cleaned the old one before taking it out...




Ta-da!



Also fitted "an experiment" in some £8 large footpegs I bought from some Chinese eBay seller. Or Amazon. They are "ok" - a bit crude but I think will be good... Left one is the biggie, right the original.


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Post  bigkuri on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:51 am

The headers turned out well...




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Post  Mauser on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:27 am

Do you have the header heat sheild/guard I think without 1 fitted they look poo.
More piccies please  Bump 

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Post  bigkuri on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:33 am

It's waiting to be bolted on Smile The black exhaust paint is very fragile till baked, so it chips like a bastard - will bolt it on once all the other stuff is fitted Smile

Waiting for my reconditioned Wilbers 642 - should be here next week. Shock, subframe, exhaust, chain, radiators, fluids; then a test ride  pig 

Then the to-do list gets a bit shorter.... Headlight, electrics, Voyager dash, fix the horn.... And maybe then sort the front forks...

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Post  bigkuri on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:35 am

I don't suppose anyone has some spare 7/8 bar handguards or just the mounting kit laying about?
The cheapo handguards I fitted are actually ok, they just need better bar-brackets.

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Post  binned_it on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:17 am

bigkuri wrote:I don't suppose anyone has some spare 7/8 bar handguards or just the mounting kit laying about?  
The cheapo handguards I fitted are actually ok, they just need better bar-brackets.

I have a set of hand guards and some fittings, plus bars if you want them. A box of bits.
I converted to fat bars. Actually, I also have some unused cheapo risers/fat bar converters, which I'm not sure I trust.

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Post  bigkuri on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:26 pm

Oh! Great! Will PM you Smile

I worked on my super enduro today, giving the poor ignored thing some TLC.

Hopefully get the shock in a few days and can have a decent run at the Honda next weekend...

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Post  Mad Frosty on Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:33 pm

Looking good  2 thumbs 
When you sell the old nackered engine  StirPot  the funds should be there for the new headers  naughty 
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old eng bits

Post  temporary kiwi on Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:37 pm

im in the market for a second head and barrel, im wanting to set up a topend for turbo charging, doesnt matter if it needs lots of repairs

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Post  Mad Frosty on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:37 pm

temporary kiwi wrote: im in the market for a second head and barrel, im wanting to set up a topend for turbo charging, doesnt matter if it needs lots of repairs

What about the whole engine from Kuri  BRP smile 
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Post  temporary kiwi on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:57 pm

mmm.... might be a tad expensive shipping whole eng to other side of the world, id consider just a head/barrel though

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Post  bigkuri on Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:31 pm

The top end was rebuilt remember, well cylinder piston rings cams etc. So the old one is running great. So no splitting, I should be able to sell the whole thing I hope...

There was a head for sale on eBay a few weeks' ago?

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Post  Mauser on Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:41 pm

bigkuri wrote:The top end was rebuilt remember, well cylinder piston rings cams etc. So the old one is running great. So no splitting, I should be able to sell the whole thing I hope...

There was a head for sale on eBay a few weeks' ago?

How much for the engine ?....I take it the left case isn't busted ?.

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Post  bigkuri on Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:58 am

No rush to sell it.

It's not busted at all! It is used - a new top end, and so think of it this way that the engine had enough use to need a top end refresh.

Does not jump gears, loads of power, uses no oil.

Price, right now about £800. Mid-summer if it has not sold it'll go on eBay with a £700 reserve. Have seen them go for well over £750, so will wait and see Smile

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Post  Mauser on Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:01 pm

bigkuri wrote:No rush to sell it.

It's not busted at all!  It is used - a new top end, and so think of it this way that the engine had enough use to need a top end refresh.

Does not jump gears, loads of power, uses no oil.

Price, right now about £800. Mid-summer if it has not sold it'll go on eBay with a £700 reserve. Have seen them go for well over £750, so will wait and see Smile

Not seen many genuine engines on ebay UK....not in last few years I have owned my piggy...don't think it's within our buy/rebuild/sell on price bracket if you know what I mean.

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Post  bigkuri on Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:09 am

Just for those interested, my Chinese radiator maker now has "version 2" on the market.

TBH I'm not that happy with the sound of it - he has fixed the mounting issue by going from the double thickness core to a "1.5 thickness". Mainly for the reason that the core they use is generic on so many bikes. Which is about 32mm I think? I have not tried them, and so no idea if the fitting is sorted. The whole larger capacity radiator was a little lost in translation or something. I kept saying how great the huge double-core was, but it did not resonate....

They'll be up on eBay soon... But for me I will look after my old ones!

No bike building this weekend - I need to spend some time on my SE950R... Plus still waiting for this rear shock to be returned  Crying or Very sad 

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