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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #75 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 08:30 am »
Well engine cover looked like first pic below, so I decided to give it a sand down. I didn't want a polished finish but more of a brushed finish.......I mirror polished my bandits engine parts and was forever having to clean them!!!

Next I changed my gear lever rod for a stainless one ( THANKS BARMY  :imrgreen: ), then fitted my blue twin snail horns, then added some blue to my radiator scoops, then swapped out my "easystart" branded battery (which wouldn't start the bike) for a decent Yuasa one.

All in all I'm happy with my few bits I tinkered with!!

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #76 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 08:35 am »
Checked my tyres and pads, front tyre and rear pads need replacing.
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #77 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 08:41 am »
And also made a new gasket for the engine cover. Couple of quid on eBay for the gasket paper then just a sharp Stanley to trim to suit. I did use a black marker on the edges of the cover which I then pressed onto the paper to transfer an outline to cut to.

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #78 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 07:14 pm »
Nice work Gaz (the gear change rod looks awesome!  :onya:) impressed with your gasket making, I can never get the holes right..... :clapping:
Nothing to do.............all day to do it....I love retirement :lol:

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #79 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 07:42 pm »
looking good there
once i had to make a gasket in a hurry to help a friend get away on the same day for the clutch cover on a fj1200
we didnt have any gasket paper so used a cornflake packet.
it only lasted 7 years till the clutch needed looking at again and we realise we never put a proper gasket in.

wouldn't recommend it but if your stuck it works
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only a slightly modified gsx1400
oh and a standard one too

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #80 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 08:00 pm »
I have made loads of gaskets out of thick card over the years, didn't know you could buy gasket paper.
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #81 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 08:24 pm »
Stainless  cam cover bolts fitted - 2 rust spots on frame Hammerited :smile2:
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #82 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 08:31 pm »
I have made loads of gaskets out of thick card over the years, didn't know you could buy gasket paper.

I make some of my own gaskets too. I use this stuff...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gasket-Paper-Material-oil-and-water-resistant-5-sheets-A4-size-FREE-SAMPLES-/230815445146?hash=item35bdac309a:m:mta6ofw81cXZdv1mYb7V9kA
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #83 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 08:53 pm »
Gasket paper!  it's a revelation  :onya:
Could have done with this nugget 4 weeks ago though  :thumbs_down:

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #84 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 09:20 pm »
Not just me then  :whistling:
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #85 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 09:20 pm »
I have made loads of gaskets out of thick card over the years, didn't know you could buy gasket paper.

I make some of my own gaskets too. I use this stuff...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gasket-Paper-Material-oil-and-water-resistant-5-sheets-A4-size-FREE-SAMPLES-/230815445146?hash=item35bdac309a:m:mta6ofw81cXZdv1mYb7V9kA

Yep that's the stuff I used too Froudy   :onya:

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #86 on: Sunday, 05 March 2017, 11:22 pm »
Just been out and fitted some new bar risers.
Had issues with the drag bars fitted and the switch gears were very very close to the tank.
Problem now solved.
Oh..And fitted a sticker too :lol:
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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #87 on: Monday, 06 March 2017, 01:52 am »
Add some bling to swing arm  :8:
deside, not to spend time to non visible parts, especially my 14 have rear fernder.

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #88 on: Monday, 06 March 2017, 02:11 am »
2 x oil and filter changes
a strange thing the k5 and k6 have different sump bolts

k5 is a 19mm headed bolt shorter and a larger magnet
k6 is a 17mm headed bolt longer with a smaller magnet
only slight differences but strange none the less  :cheers:

« Last Edit: Monday, 06 March 2017, 08:29 am by seth »
only a slightly modified gsx1400
oh and a standard one too

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Re: Continuing - So what did you do to your bike today...?
« Reply #89 on: Monday, 06 March 2017, 08:03 am »
Busy weekend really ... strip, paint & re-seal calipers, strip forks & steering head awaiting arrival of bearings & seal kit.

The oil in the forks was putrid after 40,000km & 27 months. Definitely a yearly service from now on.
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