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Tank decals for sale on line had a ruler for size witch makes it easier for copying

 

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Suzuki all ways made the most strange little muffler things for the MX and trail bikes, I found this stainless steel thing, I will pack some scotch brights inside, 

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I ended up drilling twice as meany holes in the muffler core before welding it in,

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The worn out sprocket carrier spigot on the rear wheel was fixed by a friend, he made everything true in the big lathe at his work and fitted a bronze bush. 

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Forks had one small patch where the hard chrome had worn off and was rust pitted, I got some stuff like JB weld and covered the bad patch, I don’t know how well this will work, I really need to find some new fork stanchions 

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52 minutes ago, SOHC said:

I really need to find some new fork stanchions 

What size are yours? If they're 30mm tf125 ones should work. 

 

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6 minutes ago, xsinclairx said:

What size are yours? If they're 30mm tf125 ones should work. 

 

They are 34mm x 600 mm long Suzuki only used 34 mm on a few bikes, Yamaha used 34mm in meany bikes for meany years 

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I got a Suzuki TM folding MX Kickstarter, this is needed to clear the expansion chamber and also the TS dose not fold away at all just the top peddle part. I also got the needle roller bearing for the shift drum, only 2 bearings had to be genuine Suzuki in the motor. 

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LH inner side cover was all smashed up with 3 chunks missing and the lower sprocket cover tab was missing, I gas welded it up, proper fusion welding not low temperature brazing.

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Still waiting on that LH main bearing and seals, they sed 2 weeks but it has been like a month now, if those parts turn up I can put the motor together. had to repair the front brake plate with my new found skill.

 

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Got the yokes and forks on, having trouble finding rear shocks, they are 340mm eye to eye and 55mm wide if anyone has an idea what would be that length? TF shocks were too spindly and light.

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Started painting engine parts, I am going with a black engine, with VHT paint you never know what’s going to come out of the can, it sed mat but it’s gloss, brakes rebuilt, surprisingly the shoes are still good

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45 minutes ago, flyingbrick said:

I had no idea you could gad weld aluminium. That was rather epic.

 

The trick is to agitate, 

 

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Cold there?

I'm finding with vht high temp and CRC satin black it they both come out glossy and take forever to dry on cold and humid days.

Warm dry days they are mint and matt/satin like normal.

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18 hours ago, Raizer said:

Cold there?

I'm finding with vht high temp and CRC satin black it they both come out glossy and take forever to dry on cold and humid days.

Warm dry days they are mint and matt/satin like normal.

I heated the parts so the paint dried very fast and I baked it a bit once it was on, 

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The kickstarter lever is from a TM 400 and dose not clear the clutch cover fuck it, someone sed DR400 1980 to 84 lever will fit but it dose not have the pinch bolt on the spline. My engine has the early big spline shaft otherwise I could shove on anything.

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