Some good progress on the exhaust flanges, started out rusty and caked in oil. After a quick scrub with a wire brush and some brake cleaner.
Then into a Deox mix and left to bubble.
After a few hours and the occasional scrub with a wire brush, that’s better.
A couple of coats for VHT silver, looking good.
Next, the exhaust, complete with new shiny stainless clamp and nuts.
Gave the rear wheel a wipe down with brake cleaner to get rid of the last of the grease residue, clean off the glue residue from balance weights, quick spray with some pledge.
Something didn’t look right about the rear disk, ok it needed a good clean and repainting but it didn’t look right. A quick check with a steel rule and oh. Took it off and yup, it’s well dished. That'll be my exhuberant right foot.
Time for a new disk.
And some shiny Ti disk bolts
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I think I'm at my most paranoid when a job goes really smoothly,because sure as shit I've bits left over!
Ha ha, I've been putting all the bits in a tin foil pie dish, picking some bolts out Sunday I noticed a couple of steel tubular spacers like the ones you see in engine cases. I knew I'd not taken any of the cases off and couldn't remember where these had come from, racked my brain for a while then spent some time looking at the parts fiches for the bits I'd taken off.Skub wrote: ↑Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:39 pmI think I'm at my most paranoid when a job goes really smoothly,because sure as shit I've bits left over!
Ah ha, there they were, they go inside the rose joints of the suspension hoop. Yay, worry over.
Familiarity has bred a bit of contempt here, normally I'd bag bits by assembly, however as I've had this bike apart a number of times over the years I didn't bother - hence the taking arm in out and a few times, and the linkage, and the exhaust
So back out with the polishing gear. Halfway there.
Couldn’t resist the temptations of shiny loveliness from Race Ti though. Well, shiny new disk, be wrong to put the rusty originals back in.
Timesert or ebay bracket? £25 for bracket from ebay, result. Arrived quickly, bolt hole threads – all good. New pads in and bolted up, yup, happy with that.