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20 minutes ago, xsinclairx said:

Not sure which would be cheaper but powder covers a lot of imperfections easily. The down side is that it looks thick if that makes sense. 

I got my frame and bits coated but personally think paint would look nicer. 

Good to know. I think because the tank requires some minor bodywork paint might be the best option. I don't really want to try colour match paint to powder.

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Few more parts from China. It's all so ridiculously cheap it has to bite me in the ass later on down the track. $14 for a set of control cables, and $25 for the switches. 

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Well that's it, the engine is complete. Just need to get a small enough torque wrench to torque down the head. Going to wrap the engine up and keep it stored safely while I make a start on the rest of the bike. 

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Turns out the switches I ordered are slightly different to the OEM ones. I don't want to have to rewire anything so today I set out to restore the originals. Happy enough with how they came out. The switches now 'click' much better than before. 

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I know this is going to be a pain in the arse, but I'm attempting to re-lace the wheels with new spokes and nipples. Removed the old dry rotted tyres, bearings and starting removing the spokes. There's a fair bit of rust in the rims but the nipple holes seems to be pretty solid so I'm not too worried. 

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Tried to re-use spokes on my TT. Used heat, penetrating fluid and a really good spoke spanner. Still bust some.

Look up the part number for spokes and check EBay, partzilla etc. Can get some pretty cheap sometimes...

[Edit] or Aliexpress, see a few sellers offer spokes by size. Might be able to replace broken ones?

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1 hour ago, Lord Gruntfuttock said:

[Edit] or Aliexpress, see a few sellers offer spokes by size. Might be able to replace broken ones?

Yeah a few were seized on good! I think I'm just going to replace them all. I'll happily pay the money to avoid having to clean & polishing the good ones here haha. Will measure up and check Ali. 

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Think they are measured from the elbow inside bend? Pay to check, but think Ali sellers have good info and you've got good ones to measure so should be sweet...

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Good to know!  @Lord Gruntfuttock 

Cleaning up the rims as we speak. What's everyone's thoughts on the rust situation? I've ground it back as much as possible and treated it with a converter. The spoke holes are all good. Think this will be an issue?

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id just check theres no holes or soft areas and if it all holds air/doesnt pinch choobs run em. personally i think that looks all good, maybe tape the rim before putting rim strip on for max coverage but yea looks sweet

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15 minutes ago, TimShadboltfan27 said:

id just check theres no holes or soft areas and if it all holds air/doesnt pinch choobs run em. personally i think that looks all good, maybe tape the rim before putting rim strip on for max coverage but yea looks sweet

Cheers! Good to know. Rims are spendy so would love to avoid having to buy new ones. But at the same time I don’t want to have to replace them once I’ve reassembled the wheels.

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