Kimjon

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  1. 10 minutes ago, Truenotch said:

    We've checked amongst the mods and I don't believe your posts have been deleted at all. You might have lost some posts if the forum rebooted at a bad time, which seems to have happened a few times lately. 

    Sorry! I enjoy your posts, so please keep them up. 

    Apologies then. I've lost a couple in the hunting/fishing section and one in here recently. All good, I'll take off my tin foil hat then.

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  2. Hot off the press from Stevie Wonder paint works...

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    It looked like this beforehand.

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    Sandblasting it to get back to bare metal.

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    Zinc primer, then heavy filler primer to try fill the pitting.

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    Yeah/nah...okay...hmmm...fuck, cunt, shit, balls, cock! Turns out when matching paint, you should actually take a sample in with you to try match it to, rather than just saying "yeah mate, thats the one"... sight unseen.

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    Take 2, I repainted it again in a different colour.

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    Much better, but still a fair way off actually matching. And it came out like underseal this time, which was disappointing.

    But fuck it, after repeating the "yeah mate, that's it" a second time, I just don't have it in me to go back a 3rd time to get more paint, so I can fuck it up again. So its close enough and I'm just going to live with it like that.

    Hey, its better than rust, so it's still a win. 

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  3. The brass slip collar on mine exploded after about 20 minutes of total running time. But meh, doesn't feel any different without it and the belts so loose I can't see it wearing it out any quicker without it there.

    The Cvt is weird though eh. I didn't think it was a great decision immediately after trialing it, then we raced each other on the drift trikes, it was clearly faster.


  4. 7 minutes ago, Willdat? said:

    The dream selection! What a hoard, I'm amazed you managed to dig them out so fast.

    That's super generous of you but I'm in Nelson, I can organise a courier to collect though. Oliver will be stoked, the small end of the inside of reduction box looks sensible, but I'd love to give the 7 tooth a hoon and see if we can give it some snappier acceleration. 

    Pm me your address and I'll send it to you. You can have whatever you need.

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  5. 2 minutes ago, Willdat? said:

    It's for a student's electric bike, that we're supposed to be racing in a fortnight, chances of getting something off Aliexpress in that time is pretty small. 

    https://a.aliexpress.com/_mNaZkeb

    Something this style would be great, it's 1.5kW so technically overpowered for 25H, but it would be great to get it moving for the event! 

    Yip, like this?

     

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    Most are 25h, a few of them are 35 pitch.

    that reduction gear box looks 25h internals and external 35.

    interested?

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  6. 2 hours ago, Willdat? said:

    Does anyone have any 25H sprockets lying around? Aiming for 9-15T would be ideal... @Muncie @Kimjon?

    What style, purpose? Maybe? I have some little reduction gearboxs that will likely have something like that inside.

    If I get an idea of what you're trying to achieve i may be able to sort something out?

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  7. Work in progress, but mostly done.

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    I've fixed the brakes by tightened the steering stem/bearings as it had a terrible shudder, this is completely gone now after tightening the stem. The brakes were fine, but I skimmed them in my lathe just because and gave them a scuff up with sandpaper to help bed them in again.

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    Next I'll sandblast my rack and paint it, now that I've modified it to hold the spare wheel. It had a stupid little storage container that rattled like a mains powered vibrator!

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    Chop chop!

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    Rack finished, works and looks awesome!

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    I'll paint the tank at the same time, as it has light surface rust on the top. Then some general tidy up stuff to do etc, but all just cosmetic stuff.

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    Spare wheel now a real feature, rather than it hiding away in shame under cover.

    Cheap and fun way to learn about vespas.

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  8. 8 hours ago, xsinclairx said:

    Did you buy another one? TF is wrong with you!? :grin:

     

    oh wait this is oldschool. It’s mandatory to have 6 bikes in the shed :compress:

    Oh my, I thought this was a nonjudgemental space for fellow enthusiasts with equal amounts of OCD to support each others hopes, dreams and aspirations?

    Nah just fucking with ya. Yip, the struggle is real. I have a disease...

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  9. Vespa all loaded, and already drawn attention while loading in up in Central Wellington. Couple dudes have stopped and asked where to buy one from.

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    Only mistake I made was leaving my handlebar clamping contraption behind. But a little kiwi ingenuity I've pretty much achieved the same result by using a spare tie down strap.

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  10. Took it for a good road test. Still waiting on the supplementary plate to arrive, but figured I'd talk my way out of a ticket if I happened to get pulled over.

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    Pretty stoked with how it works everything clears and works as hoped-for. Boot can open with it on (bike off obviously). Ready for full send!

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