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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby P.I. Staker » 03 Oct 2019 14:44

hello Ming. Yes it would appear that the NLM tool seems to share a lot in common with crap! After a bit of modification with a grinder and using the collar shown, it then worked and did the job.
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby MickeyMoto » 03 Oct 2019 16:16

I had one that bent too easily. It really needs something quite robust. The NLM tool works ok with easy shifted nuts, but not old onesthat have been on for a while and are in need of 'work'.
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby P.I. Staker » 06 Oct 2019 15:34

Managed to finish most of the tin work today and fit the badges. Anyone had any black chroming done on exhausts, if so roughly what sort of price ?
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby rossguzzi » 07 Oct 2019 04:05

Wow, looking good !

If you decide to go kick start only, let me know if you sell the electric starter. :wink:
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby P.I. Staker » 07 Oct 2019 06:13

Thanks Rossguzzi, sorry, no plans to get rid of the electric start.
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby Mepstein » 07 Oct 2019 19:44

Lots of heat makes them easy to remove without damage to the threads on the head. I use a MAP gas kit available from any hardware store or plumbing supply store.
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby mbmm350s » 07 Nov 2019 17:01

Anyone had any black chroming done on exhausts


Alternatively how about ceramic coating.

https://www.zircotec.com/exhaust-coatings/
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby P.I. Staker » 07 Nov 2019 17:23

Have had it done by Zircotec on a T25t. Was a very good and durable coating, but came in a matt finish. May be worth contacting them to see if there is a gloss alternative. Many thanks.
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby mbmm350s » 07 Nov 2019 18:10

I am near them, I will see if they have a sample of:

Endurance Metallic Black™ (incorporates an attractive metallic look). This coating is our preferred choice for a more modern look. It’s metallic finish looks superb on most modern road bike applications.

I am going to re coat some 250-2C pipes which are the original heavy duty double skin ones. A satin or metallic black would be fine for me.

George Lane had an RMS 2:1 recoated it cost 200 pounds, not sure which product he used but it looks good,
though not a shiny as black chrome.

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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby P.I. Staker » 10 Nov 2019 20:12

Thanks Mark. I know they do a gloss black, but as far as I am aware, it can only be applied to cast iron. Would appreciate if you get a chance to pop in there, even if you can't get a sample, I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the metallic black.
Thanks again,
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby P.I. Staker » 10 Nov 2019 20:23

Had to do a little fabrication for the rear mudguard bracket. Is this a common point of failure ?
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby George 350 » 10 Nov 2019 21:35

Haven't seen that before, but both my bikes have had one of the indicator brackets break up. Worth checking yours while you have the welding kit out.
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby P.I. Staker » 21 Nov 2019 23:03

Finished for now. The exhausts didn't scrub up to badly, so have decided to leave them for now. just have carbs to balance and centre stand to prep and paint. Had to remove the clutch so I could remove and paint the left engine case. after making a spring nut removal tool from an old chisel, realised they would not move. However, got out my lead welding set and warmed each nut up individually and found them all to come off with ease. Hope this is of help to someone.
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby mbmm350s » 22 Nov 2019 15:49

Hi,

That's Looking really good. Compared to how it was when you got it - you have come a long way!
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Re: rough 3 1/2

Postby morini_tom » 22 Nov 2019 17:19

Looking very nice. And some very handsome stablemates lurking in the background too :)

Look forward to seeing it at some point
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