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Offline TMKIWI

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« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2013, 08:11:01 AM »
Yes you can. Just get rid of any sharp edges.
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« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2013, 11:24:23 PM »
Small update: I have the frame sand blasted and willl be getting primed. I have the crank parts on order right now. Haven't gotten much done, I've been busy with finals  :(
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« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2013, 01:00:30 AM »
Finals do take a lot of focus. Good for you for keeping your priorities in line.

Looking forward to progress pictures.
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« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2013, 03:51:59 AM »
Well after finals week ended my computer broke  :-X To many essays I guess... Anyways, I've been moving at a snail's pace due to school work, but I got the frame sand blasted and primed. It's going in for paint tomorrow and friday. I got the burrs out of the crank cases and cleaned those up. I got the parts in and have my friend working on the crank for me. I have more bearings on the way and will hopefully be putting the cases back together and in the frame next week. I had to machine the cylinder head because it got pretty smashed up, but I was able to salvage that. Can't get any pics on this new computer  ><img src=" title="Angry" class="smiley">

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« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2013, 12:39:29 PM »
Nice to read you are making progress.
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« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2013, 12:10:54 AM »
Finished most of it today. Frame is all painted, plastics, and all the little nik-naks are painted. I had to paint the gas tank because a new one was like $200  :o It looks much better in person...  Anyways, I also got the cylinder taken care of, the burrs filed out of the crank cases, and the cases cleaned up and painted. Got my crank back all nice and trued. Got the main bearings and seals out, those are on order.







 









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« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2013, 12:13:42 AM »
Oh yeah, and there seems to be quite a bit of rust in the cooling jackets in the cylinder. Can I pour some CLR down there to dissolve the rust away with out messing with the cylinder?
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« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2013, 01:53:09 PM »
Anyone know how to get that corrosion out of the cooling jackets? I would really rather not reassemble it with crap in there  :-X
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« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2013, 02:20:44 PM »
The paint is not going to stay on the tank unfortunately. First it will bubble, then any spills will wash it away. I know from experience lol.

I have used brushes like this to clean hard areas like you mention.


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« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2013, 03:59:13 PM »
That's what I thought about the gas tank too, but someone already had tried to rattle can it white and it looked like crap. I used paint that was supposed to bond with the plastic, so I'm hoping it will hold up... And I'll have to look around for those pipe cleaner looking things, maybe at a hardware store  :)
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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2013, 05:41:03 AM »
That's what I thought about the gas tank too, but someone already had tried to rattle can it white and it looked like crap. I used paint that was supposed to bond with the plastic, so I'm hoping it will hold up... And I'll have to look around for those pipe cleaner looking things, maybe at a hardware store  :)
It's not the paint bonding thats the problem, it's the gas escaping through the plastic tank and causing bubbles under the paint.
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« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2013, 06:52:27 AM »
Oh yeah, and there seems to be quite a bit of rust in the cooling jackets in the cylinder. Can I pour some CLR down there to dissolve the rust away with out messing with the cylinder?

Where is the rust coming from? The whole cooling system is alloy isn't it?
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« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2013, 11:54:15 AM »
That's what I thought  :- I was thinking maybe its just a sludge from crappy coolant sitting there?  ??? Either way it'll be gone before I put the engine back together

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It's not the paint bonding thats the problem, it's the gas escaping through the plastic tank and causing bubbles under the paint.
  Oh well, I guess I'll cross that bridge when it rears it's ugly head. But it was bubbling up anyways from the white paint that I sanded off.
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« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2013, 08:45:44 PM »
That's what I thought about the gas tank too, but someone already had tried to rattle can it white and it looked like crap. I used paint that was supposed to bond with the plastic, so I'm hoping it will hold up... And I'll have to look around for those pipe cleaner looking things, maybe at a hardware store  :)

Harbor freight if you got one in your area, or you can order online. Not top quality but they are thow away stuff usually anyway.

Nice project  :D
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« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2013, 11:35:03 PM »
Why are you painting the tank anyway ? Most of the tank should be covered by the radiator shrouds on that model..
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