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Picked up the crankcases and fair play they look really good, cost me 50 quid. Was quoted 75 quid to do the head and barrels but that seemed a bit steep to me plus I'm skint lol. Anyways, here are the piccies

I can only assume the £75 is because they are painted, it takes an awful long time to strip painted parts using paint stripper and aqua blasting, I've had quite a few barrels and heads done this way but this week I took two barrels to the aqua blasters and only paid £30 the pair, ....and they're aircooled so more work needed. I stripped the paint off myself this time and benefitted from a fast turn around. Get youself some 'synstrip' it's the only stripper that seems to work nowadays and soak the barrels for 1 1/2 hours in the stuff followed by a jet wash. in the past It's cost me £20 just for one cyl head because of the time it took!

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Save your old brake fluid it makes a great paint stripper.

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Aww wow. Those crankcases look really good. Almost wish I did the same to mine when I stripped them down :(

I sanded them down as much as I could then sprayed the rest. But I'd rather have done your method.

Looking good.

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Well look what arrived today :-)

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I really need a way of sneaking these into the house to stave off the 20 questions from the unimpressed mrs lol.

Went to stash it in the garage and had another hunt for the missing pistons rings I know I've got. Still can't find them but came across an old toolbox that hadn't been opened in donkeys years and these were inside....

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Genuinely didn't realise I had these so I'm well chuffed and also these, apologies for the blurred picture

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Mega rare Mel Lemoto rearsets, not a bad find eh

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LOL steve have it delivered next time to the neighbour,the one your wife hates and dont talk to.But you could just tell her it was in the mess allready ,dosent look like she goes in the shed or it would have been ??? well it wouldn't look like it did HAHAHA.

For example just look at Sacha's picts every time you see her bike every tool is put away,floor swept never looks like anyone has ever done any work in there,just waved a magic wand and presto it's done.

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Some nice bits there steve esecially thr rear sets :thumb:

whats the mesh is it a rad cover?

It's a Renntec rad cover painted black

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Nice find? What bike did they come off originally?

The rear sets were on the bike when I bought it in 1994

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I love boxes of bits being delivered.

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It's great finding stuff you forgot you had! lol

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It's great finding stuff you forgot you had! lol

not unless you bought it twice :eusa_whistle:

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Been a few days now and I haven't actually assembled anything yet! Had to order new crankcase studs as I couldn't find my old ones but carried on searching for more stuff, this time in the loft and hit the jackpot. A big box containing this

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brand new and unused, I've just bought a second hand one as well, also

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new and unused, also

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the switchgear is nos and the tacho has the reddest red line I've seen

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found my piston rings and a box of genuine yam clips, bolts, rubbers etc, going to take me ages to catalogue this lot

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gear change and engine tie bars

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stove enamelled headlamp brackets

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speedo and throttle cables

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stove enamelled levers

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coil cover and oil pump cover.

Not a bad haul eh, not shown are crash bars and a yam seat to replace the guileari (whatever). Couldn't believe what I found but that is now the lot.

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Very nice bit of shiny things you've got there. :)

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Nice lot ,at least the wife wont be complaing your spending alot on this project you already spent it ages ago,with that many new parts this should turn out like new can't wait to see it done.I would still make it a 350 though in 250 disguise

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Aww wow. That's lovely. Those clocks with that sort of mileage. I'd almost be tempted not to bother plugging in the speedo. I'm naughty like that though....

Obviously would sell it with the actual mileage but when can you get clocks with that sort of mileage.

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Well here we go, first bits go in, tacho drive and crankcase studs, going to be a long slog as can only snatch half hour here and there

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Make sure you port match the cases to the cylinders while you have your engine down this far.

I just did it to my RZ - quite easy to do and worth a couple of hp gain.

Good build.

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