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1Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:48 pm

JOINYMAN

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I ,ve been looking quite alot at other members bikes lately . And what strikes me is that most of them look like they are brand new. I guess a lot of the members are really quite experienced motorcycle fettlers gained from years of messing about .
Well I,ve missed out on all this messing about , cos I,ve bin doin other things. Now I,m back and need some advice ,without completely stripping the bike down ( not yet anyway I want to ride it first ), how do you make the metalwork shine ? ,particularly the alloy engine parts , do you paint them or do you polish with some kind of secret paste ?. Need to remove scabbyness.
cheers.Scabbyness 815479305

    

2Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:31 pm

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have a look in the restorations threads

old goat ...halo and many others have done some excelent work


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3Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Doh! Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:23 pm

JOINYMAN

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@charlie99 wrote:have a look in the restorations threads

old goat ...halo and many others have done some excelent work
I think I,m a little out my depth here.
I suppose a wire brush and some Gunk just aint good enough!

    

4Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:29 pm

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a nice tube of autosol will work wonders.... halfords sell a similar one can't think who its made by off the top of my head.

It will start to bring the shiny bits up a treat.... with lots of elbow grease as well hehe Very Happy

I keep a tube at work and occasionally use it on the bike during quiet periods hehe Very Happy


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5Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:41 pm

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+! Autosol. Old toothbrushes are good. Good for hard to get to casting recesses and cleaning up things like throttle bodies. I found on the TB's white spirit was surpisingly good at getting grime off - you need to re-lubricaate moving parts afterwards. If you use your bike over the winter you can use a product like ACF50 to protect the shiny bits - it also makes most surfaces look shiny and new (although not for very long!). Not to be used on brake pads/discs.
Cheers
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6Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:50 pm

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Thanks Dave ,thats more like itScabbyness 1994076483

    

7Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:51 pm

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@JOINYMAN wrote: I guess a lot of the members are really quite experienced motorcycle fettlers gained from years of messing about .Scabbyness 815479305

I'm not! I can send you some close up pictures of general scabbiness on the bullion brick if it makes you feel better.Her's a link to my rennovation which is neither extensive or expensive and taken me about 18 months to get this far but I hate to take the bike off the road even though I don't ride it every day, I guess I just want it available as the opportunity to ride sometimes presents itself at short notice.

Two products I've found great for a bit of handy tidying up are
Plasticote Satin Black and Upol Acid 8, etch primer (Available Halfrauds) the combination of the two gives a nice finish.

My fairing really needs a paint but funds won't allow so I just make sure it's clean presentable and running reasonably well.



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Scabbyness Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Scabbyness Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

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8Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:01 pm

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Scabbyness 815479305Tips like this are great, tart it up sufficiently ,till it actually needs sorting properly , cheers .

    

9Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:03 pm

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@JOINYMAN wrote:Scabbyness 815479305Tips like this are great, tart it up sufficiently ,till it actually needs sorting properly , cheers .

That's what I wanted to say I'm just too long winded Very Happy


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Scabbyness Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Scabbyness Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K1/RS - AKA Titan (unique hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
    

10Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:04 pm

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No worries mate. As Charlie says plenty of threads with more detail. MikeP is a serious practitioner so worth chcking his threads.
Mine's pretty far from perfect close-up; they all look good from a distance! Very Happy
Cheers
Dave


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11Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:07 pm

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agree will

im really sad when i cant have the old girl ready to go go go


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OScabbyness Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

12Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:27 pm

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I used a little wire brush (brass) on a drill and dremel tool, then painted all the alloy I could reach with a metal paint like Hammerite silver, gives a dimpled effect.
The crankcase cover and valve cover got taken back with emery paper (they had been painted black before), then I repainted with High temp black gloss paint from a rev head store (Auto 1). That was 2 years ago and
so far just a few stone chips have shown up and the paint job looks stable.
Like you I hate to have it off the road for any time when the temp is right for riding.
Scabbyness P3040011

Not a very good picture but you might get the idea. (the bike is really dirty at the moment).
RT


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13Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:55 pm

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Well I am not going to put up any pics of my bike coz the spiders are very camera shy.
Its called a rolling restoration and as many have found out it usually isn't successful. It's much better to take the bike off the road and strip it down after you gather all the parts that you can see are necessary (then buy all the other parts afterward) then start on it so that you don't have any interuptions. Better get a second bike to ride.
Or you can be like me and get them into a presentable and reliable condition and go enjoy as much as possible by riding around the country to see all the other restorations.


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14Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:07 am

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"...rolling restoration..."

I going to use this when people ask me about my bike.

Thanks Rick!


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15Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:15 am

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good on you Joiny for seeking advice and giving it a go, that's all it takes sometimes.
I hung out with all the Chrome buffs today, and like you , we all like to have our Ks looking Smick.
Mine is not the most glamorous, age is taking it's toll with cosmetics, but what I did do today was hold my chin high with the knowledge that I had quality and time proven performance on my side. Good luck with your touch ups, and hold your head up mate.


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16Back to top Go down   Scabbyness Empty Re: Scabbyness Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:35 am

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When I first got my K it looked like a Rat with everything resprayed matt black and looking generally very tired.... I parked it up on the Plymouth Hoe at the sea front and it was soon surrounded by Harleys in all there chrome and leather tassle glory! I think it's safe to say it stuck out like a sore thumb!!!


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