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picking up a TDM850 Mk2 saturday

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Copper slip is not what it was, I think it has suffered from being kind to polar bears the same as paints and such. The stuff you get now is not like what I remember from years back servicing cars with my dad.

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I got some copaslip type stuff from proctor and gamble, had it for a few years and its seems really good.

 

used on all my bikes since 2006 :)

7 hours ago, pilninggas said:

I've done bucket and shim valve jobs quite a few times, it's not actually ever as bad as people think. It's just about being methodical.

A pain about the exhaust studs, but again it's almost to be expected with anything over 15 years old. I tend to use ceramic grease on all that stuff now, on reassembly, it works even better than copper slip imo.

not on the tdm, fairing off, cooling system out then the cam box can come off.

as its a 270' crank tdc is ok on one then its a guess on t'other. I used cable ties on the chain and sprockets, but they still slipped :(

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23 minutes ago, drewpy said:

I got some copaslip type stuff from proctor and gamble, had it for a few years and its seems really good.

 

used on all my bikes since 2006 :)

not on the tdm, fairing off, cooling system out then the cam box can come off.

as its a 270' crank tdc is ok on one then its a guess on t'other. I used cable ties on the chain and sprockets, but they still slipped :(

To be honest every bike ive done with bucket and shim, has been fairings off, coolant drop, sometimes air-injection off etc.

it's the nature of the beast.

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done the anti freeze and got the rad fan going, made a funny noise till i realised it was chewing through its wire AARRGH!

so 2 steps forward 1 step back

the horn's not working now so need to check that out too.

getting there, sloowwwly

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Fan chewed through the horn wire too?

They're normally on the same loom lol

 

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2 minutes ago, finnerz89 said:

Fan chewed through the horn wire too?

They're normally on the same loom lol

 

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great, not worried, just a pain. good job i'm off this week

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Weeks off are good for tinkering mate

 

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just restored a wing rack and fitted it today.

all stainless fittings and painted silver to match the bike's frame

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Looks good that mate. Plenty of room for beers

 

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33 minutes ago, finnerz89 said:

Looks good that mate. Plenty of room for beers

 

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Vino in spain :buzz:

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1 hour ago, KevtheRev said:

The bike looks great Drewps ! I'd say you could carry 4 slabs o' tinnies on it and hardly notice , lol .

cheers, It carried Tommy and myself down to Shropshire the other week. 80 mph on twisties and felt great.

Just got to keep an eye on the oil as they do like it,

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just an update of what I've been doing in prep for the trip

fitted a scottoiler today

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put on some cruiser footrests for the long straights

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neoprene splash guard

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fitted new bearings in wheels, swingarm and powder coated and oilite bush in bottom of shock

 

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more updates;

17" FJ1200 wheel back from the blaster. polishing the edges and going to be gunmetal grey metalic on the wheel. reapeat for the rear next

 

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4 output fused bus

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Metmachex swingarm with Hagon shock

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I like the swinger, is that off the shelf?

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It was a special order from Metmachex I believe. it actually said FZR600 on it so they must have adapted one from stock

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Had one on my old LC, you will curse the small amount of adjustment. Watch the chain on the bottom brace too. 

Looks nice though, bought your shares in autosol yet....:P

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3 hours ago, Cynic said:

Had one on my old LC, you will curse the small amount of adjustment. Watch the chain on the bottom brace too. 

Looks nice though, bought your shares in autosol yet....:P

I'm putting a chain guide/protector along the top part.

 

seems to be laods of adjustment ATM and I've done 3k on the chain. Modern polishes are pretty good at staving off the grime the worst bit will be the scot oiler making sure it doesn't drip too much and fling out

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did a bit of painting last night, just need to cure it in a large oven

 

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this paint will take clear laquer too (tried a swatch) so easier to keep clean

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Hi Drewps !  Longtime !!  Those wheels look great . I did something similar, but not half so well executed ,with the wheels for my LC .  I've all the parts together ,including a brand new crank from Norbo ,  and am hoping to start putting her together very soon .  Kev .

On 3/7/2018 at 8:37 PM, drewpy said:

did a bit of painting last night, just need to cure it in a large oven

 

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this paint will take clear laquer too (tried a swatch) so easier to keep clean

I wouldn't worry about laquer on the back wheel . The Scottoiler will provide a protective oil mist , lol ,.   Those Scottoilers are the business tho' .

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