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Title: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 03, 2018, 06:52:48 PM
Let me just start with....
 :Facepalm:


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 03, 2018, 07:05:53 PM
Late last year I messed up in a corner.

My error was simple, I was in the wrong gear and I braked when I shouldn't. Ended up straight lining the corner, big skid, high-side, scare the shit out of everyone, smash Yummy, and now I'm back in the Project Writeups secton.  :blush:

I thought I'd start there just so we can all learn a little riding lesson before I begin learning how to fix Yummy with this project.

Following are pics of before and after the off...you've probably seen them but in the interest of complete project documentation....


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Steve_in_Florida on February 03, 2018, 08:32:46 PM
Been there, done that!

I'm now going through my supply of old fairings and plastic parts, making repairs as necessary, with my new plastic repair kits. Each broken or marred part brings the flood of memories of mishaps-gone-by.

It's funny, because I look at your pictures, and find myself saying "I could FIX that!!!".

Good luck!

Steve


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: PaulG on February 03, 2018, 11:14:28 PM
If your sidecovers are toast, I have several sets for replacement. One is near pristine with all the pegs, while the others are missing one or two.

Send me a PM if it interests you and I could check on shipping costs to NSW from Toronto.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Bones on February 04, 2018, 03:08:11 AM
Your being too hard on yourself Troy, everybody makes mistakes whether they'll admit to it or not. I've been lucky in the sense that I've never written anything off, but I've had my fair share of mishaps and pain. It's all part and parcel of the motorcycling life where fate takes its toll on some more than the others. You learn from your mistakes which makes you a better rider and I bet the next time you ride that road you won't repeat that error.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Sparky84 on February 04, 2018, 05:30:55 AM
I've been lucky in the sense that I've never written anything off, but I've had my fair share of mishaps and pain.

That used to be when I changed bikes/cars/helmets.

You learn from your mistakes which makes you a better rider and I bet the next time you ride that road you won't repeat that error.

I must've got Alzheimer's at an early age (17)

I made money off a chocolate Honda 500T once, smashed it in Mudgee actually,
wrote my helmet off too on one of those big fat timber straining posts in a wire fence, going way too fast on a sweeping left corner that was made of resealed potholes, knew I was in trouble when the corner kept on going but then I noticed a driveway to my right so I straightened (bad mistake, I did remember not to do that again though) but then I noticed the Gate was LOCKED. Anyway picked up the bike the following week, put a set of handlebars on it (the were cheap back then, just like pushie bars they were)
taped up the broken speedo and tacho so they were waterproof, good to go but a week after that some sheila in a Bug (not called Herbie) coming the other way turned right across in front of me and I went over the Bonnet or boot as it was, took the tape off the instruments and her insurance paid for them and the rest of the damages, I got the cash then sold the bike as it was.

But on a serious note Troy....3 times...then its time to give up on that one and start another,

because you know the 4th is going to be a Whopper

Cheers Alan


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 05, 2018, 03:38:01 PM
Thanks fellas!

I did some light work. My neighbour put Yummy up on the hoist for me so I could do an easier disassembly.

The sub-frame from Dave is perfect.

A simple parts swap and Yummy has a new rear end. Only took about 2 hrs, and that was working at a very relaxed pace.

Whilst I have most of the bits off I thought a quick torque check on everything I can get to was in order. Specifically I was looking to see if any part of the frame/suspension had moved. My method was very simple, loosen all the fasteners in the relevant order. If the frame made a noise (perhaps 'ting') or the alignment changed of what I was releasing I would have a clue to a problem.

Noo problemo!  :yahoo:

Even the forks were true. It was so quick & easy I decided to re-torque the head (that was perfect too :-).

Here's a few pics



Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: balky1 on February 06, 2018, 12:10:22 AM
Woow she really took a beating.  :sorry:


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Pat Conlon on February 06, 2018, 11:59:46 AM
Woow she really took a beating.  :sorry:

....not as bad as the rider.....How are you convalescing Troy?

For Yummy: Absolutely rebuild her...Anything I can look for on my side of the world?


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 06, 2018, 02:43:04 PM
G'day Pat & Balky,

Convalescing well mate. Ahead of the healing power curve. Doc & insurance won't let me back to work till March, but I'm meeting with the surgeon today to try and change his mind and get me back for at least light duties.

The amount of cosmetic damage is pretty high. Daves' subframe has made it a lot easier.

What I'm going to need help with is info on plastic repair and welding. There was a recent discussion about the plastex product (I have that), but I remember a member (from France perhaps?) did a nice write up or linked to a blog about using acetone and melting lego to use as filler/welder. I've had a look in the files section and maintenance but couldn't find any older ones. Google didn't help as I'm probably using the wrong search string.

My main issue right now is I have a variety of plastic damage. Fortunately it is all ABS and not copolymers. The variety of damage ranges from small bits essential to correct mounting, hard to reach breaks with missing pieces, then large breaks (this look easiest surprisingly). The information I've found is typically good for one style of repair/plastic weld, but not suitable for other stuff.

I've used the Plastex stuff and found it useful for smaller bits (my front guard). Hopefully today I get my welder attachment for my heat gun (cost more than the gun!!!!!!), and that will do large joins and easy access bits.

The hard part will be manipulating the main fairing and holding it in place and steady whilst I'm doing the work. The other hard part is 'making' the missing pieces. Another 'hard' part or 'I don't know how I'll do this yet' is how to hold awkward pieces together whilst fixing, but that is for Mr Ten Hands to sort :). I've already made a few mounting blocks to hold different parts together.

All told this is going to mostly be a plastic repair education for me (oh, and remember not to highside again  :crazy:).

The only part I think will be hard to get in good condition is the tank. I have a couple, but rust is my enemy.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: red on February 06, 2018, 04:47:39 PM
G'day Pat & Balky,
Convalescing well mate. Ahead of the healing power curve. The only part I think will be hard to get in good condition is the tank. I have a couple, but rust is my enemy.
Troyskie,

Glad to hear about the healing.    :yes:   

You can demolish rust in a gas tank with no moving parts.

http://caferacersunited.com/how-to-remove-rust-from-a-fuel-tank-electrolytic/ (http://caferacersunited.com/how-to-remove-rust-from-a-fuel-tank-electrolytic/)

You can agitate the tank inside with a meter+ length of small metal chain, to chip away the remains of rust after it is treated with the electricity.  A badly rusted tank may need a few cycles of treatment.  You can seal seams and pinholes in the tank with POR-15:

https://www.amazon.com/POR-15-Fuel-Tank-Sealer-Halfpint/dp/B001NGB57M (https://www.amazon.com/POR-15-Fuel-Tank-Sealer-Halfpint/dp/B001NGB57M)


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: FJmonkey on February 06, 2018, 07:48:08 PM
Troy, have a look at this. https://www.eastwood.com/ew-hot-stapler-plastic-repair-system.html (https://www.eastwood.com/ew-hot-stapler-plastic-repair-system.html)

This can be done with paperclips and a flame to help hold pieces in position. I played with this after I saw it at a trade show. My homemade version made a very strong repair.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Steve_in_Florida on February 06, 2018, 08:56:02 PM
Troy,
I'm currently in the midst of fixing ALL of the plastic pieces and fairings in my collection. I've been wanting to perform this task for nearly two decades!

A couple of years ago, I bought a wrecked bike that had rear-ended a city bus. The main fairing was cracked and broken in many different places. PlastiFix to the rescue!!! I set up a table outside, where I can use my Dremel to prepare the surfaces to be glued. Grind off the sheared angles, and create a gently sloping valley, along the length of the break or crack. Next, I manipulate the fairing, and hold the pieces in place with weights and tape (on the painted side, as the majority of the repairs are happening on the inside of the fairing). Finally, I add a little of the powder down the length of the crack, and cover it with some drops of the liquid, then add more powder, more liquid, and a final coat of powder. Once cured, I brush off the excess powder onto a paper plate (so I can re-use it), and move onto the next break or crack. It's kind of slow going, but the results are fantastic!!!

Yes, it will take some bodywork and paint to make this a perfect fairing, but it's well on its way to being serviceable again. I'm happy that the precious owner didn't throw it away.

By the way, I was able to make necessary repairs to the regulator of my plastic welder (also using PlastiFix), and may give it a go, as well.

I am also intrigued by the Lego technique. There are some areas that are missing too much plastic, to recreate using PlastiFix, so I may try the Lego/Acetone technique, too. I have a blender that I can dedicate to the task, which will allow me to pulverize the Lego bricks into tiny pieces. I'll make time for this process during tomorrow's fix and repair session.

Steve



Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: FJmonkey on February 06, 2018, 09:07:33 PM
I have made ABS putty and used it with some success. Here are my words of wisdom based on my very short experience with it.
1.Plan your putty a week or two in advance. This allows the solvent to fully dissolve the plastic. And a few days in between to add more solvent or plastic to get the thickness just right.
2. Surface prep is critical. Make sure it is clean and sanded/roughed up. Apply solvent to the parent material where you will apply the putty. A few coats in 5 to 10 minutes to get the parent material a little soft so it bonds well with the putty.
3. Apply it in thin layers and let it fully dry. Too thick and the solvent will possibly distort the parent material.
4. When you sand/shape it expect to see air bubbles below the surface exposed from the sanding. I think this is a product from off-gassing as the solvent evaporates. 

Not much else to add.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 09, 2018, 08:26:36 PM
Warning, topless photo below!

I’ll post some of the repair pics shortly.

Whilst waiting for my test pieces to set I was staring at Yummy and wondered about all the naked FJ projects. I don’t remember seeing any just topless.....



Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 10, 2018, 04:55:20 PM
G’day all,

Spend a solid couple of hours playing with the plastex repair on lots of tabs.

My fist lesson was patience! As the old saying goes, prior preparation prevents piss poor performance  :sarcastic:.
After agonising about how to line up and hold together the pieces, as these were small, the clear sticky tape method was easiest.

Learning a bit of precision with the cable drill (I only have a cheep Aldi dremmel copy) was the hardest part. The wedge join is by far the best. The safest way to do it was to make a vee about half way through on one side, fill etc, then when set flip it over and do the vee on the other side. This was by far the strongest bond.

Following the instructions was the easiest method  :pardon: :pardon:....

I did use the drill stop method of halting cracks. On one once drilled the two sides snapped into proper alignment!

As promised, here are a few piccies.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 14, 2018, 12:15:01 AM
Some major parts repair progress.

The main fairing and instrument surround are all I’ve done. They are both in fairly rough form still, as I wanted to fit them before doing any detail to finish them (I’m sure you’d all do a waaaaaay neater job than me...).

As I had to repair all bar 4 of the tabs (yep! Off both parts), I’ve semi fitted parts together to hold them at the correct fitting angle while curing. I was terrified about this as these things seem to be the weak link in fairings. I’ve assumed till now (based on my previous attempts) that any mount or tab repair would be weaker than the original. WRONG. I’ve had a few plastic moulds made over the years and know that a tight rad and min draught create a fracture point in plastics. What I see from Yamaha is super well made, particularly for the time and technology they had, but with those two fundamental errors in the mould design. I’ve even gone to the extent of reinforcing many joint lines (unfortunately this increases the already massive amount of paint prep).

As I’ve remade or reattached tabs I’ve allowed a wide enough gap to allow for a larger radius join which is a stronger connection. This is why plastic welding people go on about grinding in a vee to butt both parts. The wedge or double vee is best (yep already said that earlier :drinks:).

I’ve essentially cut the good half off one fairing and welded it on the other. This has taught me not to chuck any fairing plastic for my FJs. It was surprising what could be repaired or remade from off cuts. It was also pleasing how neat the good side looked, despite my shitty cutting and grinding skills on the working side  :pardon:.

There is still, by far, the majority of the cosmetic repair to be done, however this is a satisfying step.

I’m keen to learn from Steve’s project how to go about finishing mine.

Here’s a pic of the main fairing sitting in position. Scoops fit, fairing mounting holes line up perfectly with the sub frame (I knew is should have bought a lotto ticket!!).

Troyskie


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: aviationfred on February 14, 2018, 01:07:26 AM
Looks to me that the Bandaids have done a very nice job on getting Yummy healed up.  :drinks:

I am hoping that working on Yummy has been therapeutic and speeding up your healing.  :good2:


Fred


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Steve_in_Florida on February 14, 2018, 08:24:47 AM
Troy,
Your work looks great! Your bike is coming along nicely.

I like learning about all of this stuff, often by trial-and-error.

My plastic repairs are now ongoing batch processes. I'll prepare a bunch of parts, with the appropriate molds, then fix all of that particular tab.

I got a little sidetracked by fixing a busted-up fairing, but it's coming together. I'm now preparing to replicate the various fairing tabs on both the `90 and the `92. The areas that take a beating on tip-overs and general fatigue.

Thanks for sharing your work.

Steve


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 15, 2018, 08:19:50 PM
Thanks Fred, it genuinely is therapy. I'm back at work doing light stuff. The doctor's not cleared me yet, but bugger him!!

Fortunately for me some bar stools SWMBO decided needed replacing found their way to the shed. The seat is vaguely like a saddle and really comfortable (it would seem that 'nice' and comfortable don't always go together :) ). This has made working on the plastics a lot easier!

Steve, it's funny you say trial and error. I had a concerted go at the different ways & ended up just doing RTFM :blush:.
Mate, I'm not a particularly patient person when doing projects. I often find myself accepting half arsed solutions so I can hit my goal (basically ride the bike  :sarcastic:). These plastic repairs take time. You mentioned batch repair and I think I might be accidentally following your method.

So far, once I stop mucking around with what I need to do, the actual repair is fairly fast. And in a batch style for each side, or section.

With so many broken tabs it took a while to decide on the sequence of repair as I wanted to semi mount each repaired tab so the alignment was right. Only having 4 good tabs made deciding where to start more awkward than I expected. That blew a heap of time  :drinks:.

Also, now I've busted my fairing repair cherry I've an 1100 fairing that might be able to be resurrected.....
 


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Urban_Legend on February 15, 2018, 08:39:18 PM
When you get really good at it, can I send my spare 1100 fairing down to you. Be warned thought the pervious owner of it was going for a light weight version and cut a lot of plastic off it. Like the air vents down each side of the tank.

I am thinking fibre glass might be the go with it though.

Mark


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: red on February 15, 2018, 10:36:15 PM
When you get really good at it, can I send my spare 1100 fairing down to you. Be warned thought the pervious owner of it was going for a light weight version and cut a lot of plastic off it. Like the air vents down each side of the tank.  I am thinking fibre glass might be the go with it though.
Mark
Mark,

If you can borrow good parts that represent adequate examples of what you need there, then check out 3D printing.  The good item gets scanned, then a copy is produced for you.  You may need to get creative in finding the tools and an operator.  Here, the public libraries have 3d printers, and teach classes on doing the job.  It does not cost all that much, although a commercial operation may want to wring out your wallet for you.    :nea:     

Somebody in another city may be able to get their parts duplicated for you, and simply send you the new parts.  3D printing can be done in dozens of materials, including a variety of metals.  I would not try to make machined steel parts, but anything less should be fair game.   :yes:   


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Diesel Dave on February 19, 2018, 07:20:47 PM
Hi troy doing a gr8 job there on yummy. If you need any parts let me know


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 19, 2018, 08:52:50 PM
Thanks fellas! Mark, honestly mate, have a go at the plastics. Getting them to this rough form is not hard, just takes ages ;). Getting them paint ready will be the hard part I reckon.

Red, I do have access to a 3D printer. Monkey sent me the file for the fairing protectors ages ago and I’ve still not made them!
 :dash2:
I do like your idea of the scanner!

Dave, I’ll show you all your cool parts at Mudgee. I might have 4 ambulance sets to paint


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 19, 2018, 08:59:30 PM
INTERLUDE..... que music...


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: big r on February 19, 2018, 09:57:52 PM
Love the mods Troy. Done anything to the engine yet


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 25, 2018, 02:56:30 AM
Strewth! One more weekend till Mudgee!

All last plastic basic repairs complete. Endless bloody cracks and so few remaining tabs really slowed the job.

Discovered the seat needed work, the latch lugs needed straightening.

Wheels off for new tyres.

New instruments in and I think working. :good:

New handle bars and switch gear checked. New front master check fit, perfect (thanks Pete!).

MORE F!#£¥ING PLASTIC CRACKS!! :dash2: :dash2:

An interesting side note. As Yummy is an American girl she had hard wired lights. With the replacement switchgear having a headlight switch I was concerned I’d have issues, but nope. Plug and play. Hmm I didn’t  check the pass switch, I’ll do that later.

Three issues. First The rear brake switch is not working. It was dodgy before & perhaps the crash finished it. I can pinch the one off Effie if I have to.

Second, the tail light is on full time and must be legacy of the US hardwired lights.

Third, the headlight glass looked ok. But the corner was damaged and now I need to swap the glass from another headlight that I have. I’ve removed the spring clips, but the glass seems fixed in place. Anyone know if I can remove the glass from the plastic body?


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: ribbert on February 25, 2018, 04:56:12 AM

Three issues. First The rear brake switch is not working. It was dodgy before & perhaps the crash finished it. I can pinch the one off Effie if I have to.

Second, the tail light is on full time and must be legacy of the US hardwired lights.

Third, the headlight glass looked ok. But the corner was damaged and now I need to swap the glass from another headlight that I have. I’ve removed the spring clips, but the glass seems fixed in place. Anyone know if I can remove the glass from the plastic body?

Troy, I am mightily impressed by you progress. You will have earned your attendance at Mudgee more than anyone.

The easiest fix for rear brake light switch is a universal banjo pressure switch. Fits between the master cylinder and brake hose banjo -$10 and easy to install and the local shop should have one (or don't worry about it if the front one's working)

Front and back lights staying on is as you suggest.

Despite clips, headlight glass does not separate from reflector.

If these are your only remaining jobs, sounds like you're good to go. Have you had the OK from the quack yet?



Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 25, 2018, 02:25:30 PM
Thanks Noel. That is a bugger about the headlight. I might have to pinch that out of Effie for the trip as well. Hmm, I might be better just taking Effie.....

RE the bone shaker, wellllll,  :sarcastic: :empathy3:  :blum1: naaaaa. Not a hope I’d even ask. Kind of ‘ask forgiveness instead of permission’. Jokes aside, I think doc will be cool.

On my Effie practice rides I stiffen up pretty well after about 50 min in the saddle. If I push on it will stuff up my day. The real test is convincing SWMBO I’m good to go. We discussed going as a family group, but the kids would in the car for a long time over a normal weekend, so that is out. Once the rain stops (yeah! Rain, woo hoo, tanks are full again) I’ll see again how ride fit I am.

Absolutely making Mudgee, just working out how.... :biggrin: and on who....will I get Yummy ready in time? Or does everyone get to see Effie again?


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Urban_Legend on February 25, 2018, 03:40:22 PM
Troy
I may have a replacement headlight for you. Will have to have a look when i get home from work. Not sure on how the reflector quality is will let your know. Yours for cost of postage.

Mark


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 28, 2018, 02:05:08 AM
Thanks Mark!

Progress. Plus a mate is visiting this weekend and can do my heavy lifting.

New tyres! I took Pete’s advice and went with Metzler Z8’s. I’ve changed the 180 rear to a 170 (better fit to my mod  :blush:),and the front was 120/70 down to 120/60.

I was not happy with the last setup & worse again, previously, they were not matching brands. Now all matches  :biggrin:.

One of the ‘new’ handlebars was actually more bent than what is on, so that has saved some time.

MORE FU?!!NG PLASTIC CRACKS.

BUGGER ME SENSELESS, IT NEVER ENDS!!!

The rally is close enough that I’m making some expedient choices.

I’ve a few little gremlins I fed after midnight that might hold me up so I’ve decided that any donor parts from Effie can come off at the last second. If there are major issues, Yummy sleeps at home and Effie can come and party.

My spare clutch master needs a mod, headlight as above, tank, final seat fix, (Corbin are tough cause they weigh was much as the sun!).

I think I’ve done enough plastic repair. I just can’t look at any part in bright light. You know, just in case.....

I can accept most of the wiring bits for now. Also the plastic will only be a spider web of repairs.

This weekend should be the vinegar strokes for getting Yummy road ready.

I’ll put up some shots next.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Sparky84 on February 28, 2018, 05:30:46 AM
Hey Troy, it sounds like you're trying to out do Noel by getting your bike together the night before the trip.

You are powering along, its a good thing your not at work  :biggrin:

Cheers Alan


Also Would you know someone for a bit of plastic welding, I've got a few cracks I need Done  :crazy:


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Urban_Legend on February 28, 2018, 06:07:16 AM
Hey Troy
I checked out my light. It seems in reasonable condition, for a 30 yo light. You have 2 options I can send it now, and you may get it next week, or I can hand it to you in person next weekend.
Your choice. If you want me to send it pm me your address

Mark


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: ribbert on February 28, 2018, 07:38:19 AM

Hey Troy, it sounds like you're trying to out do Noel by getting your bike together the night before the trip.


Haha, Troy's way ahead of me by the sound of it.
 
Noel


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 28, 2018, 03:42:57 PM
Awesome Mark!

Mudgee is fine if you have room?

Noel, have a look at the pics, he he he...

Al, yep pretty lucky I’m ‘not’ working  :sarcastic:


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: oldktmdude on February 28, 2018, 07:33:22 PM
   Troy, if you need a hand next week, I've got a couple of days off. Give me a shout.
   Regards, Pete. :good2:


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: ZOA NOM on February 28, 2018, 10:08:38 PM
Troyskie, a frustrating feature of the iPhone is that pics must be taken in landscape mode in order for them to post upright online. Just a friendly tip.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on February 28, 2018, 11:30:59 PM
Thanks Pete! I may have to take you up on that. Food and beers on me! My buddy and I have a great track record of solving the worlds problems and achieving nothing :).

Rick, thank you very much. I’m sure everyone else on the forum knows this, but it is news to me. I just thought it was some weird HTML conversion whatsidoodle. Now I know my pics will be less irritating.

Now for a Haynes question. The torque for the disk nuts is listed at 20 ft lbs. I did put them on at that rate in the last build. No dramas, loctite kept them from moving but they let go pretty easily on removal, and I’m not able to put much heave-ho into things yet. I realise they’re going into a tapped cast ally thread, but it seems a low torque number to me.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Sparky84 on February 28, 2018, 11:43:20 PM
G'day Troy

Hopefully just a typo on your side but 20Nm in the YSM which is lower than ft lbs


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Sparky84 on February 28, 2018, 11:58:33 PM
(https://images2.imgbox.com/16/c2/FOUkYlnS_o.jpg)


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on March 01, 2018, 03:14:18 PM
 :blush: thanks Al!


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on March 04, 2018, 02:52:27 AM
Yummy lives (almost..).

Worlds problems, solved.

Yummy ready, no.

Mate goes home,....few beers......Phil drops by and solves my brake bleed dilemma....


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: X-Ray on March 04, 2018, 03:44:53 AM
Hey Troy, you have to be really happy man with what you have achieved so far, Yummy is looking glorious. Just to see you at Mudgee will have everyone in raptures, and I owe you some beers too,  :good2:  :drinks:


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on March 04, 2018, 07:34:09 PM
Thanks Ray, very happy mate. Good therapy!

Yummy is looking rough and I've taken quite a few shortcuts and temporary fixes purely for Mudgee.

I wanted to take her for a test run yesterday, but I noticed the front tyre was on the wrong way around :ireful: and that meant I needed to test fit the wheel and then remove it once I had the brakes sorted (thanks again Phil!).

The tyre has been fixed today and it is a very quick job to pop it back on the bike. Being a rainy day today I'll wait till tomorrow to go for a test run.


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on March 06, 2018, 12:39:13 AM
Ready for Mudgee!
 :good: :good2: :yahoo:


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Sparky84 on March 06, 2018, 12:57:24 AM
Ready for Mudgee!
 :good: :good2: :yahoo:

 :drinks:   :good:

Oh no, I won't be able to make it now.  :flag_of_truce:

Your bike is so clean,

I'll have to wash mine on the weekend now before it goes out beside yours  :dash2:






Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: oz.fj on March 06, 2018, 03:19:52 PM
Ready for Mudgee!
 :good: :good2: :yahoo:
Well done mate :good2:
We'll see you there.
We are just about to head off.
Darran


Title: Re: How many times do I rebuild this bike?
Post by: Troyskie on March 06, 2018, 06:03:06 PM
See you there Darran  :drinks:

Don’t worry Al, Yummy hasn’t had a clean ;). Just the camera doing its magic.