Bandit Refurb

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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by lee711 » 18 Apr 2015, 20:28

Picked up some replacement oil cooler lines, which were cheap but in a bit of a state,
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so ground them back to white metal and primed.
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then treated to a nice coat of gloss black enamel. Look like new now.
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Next up I removed the bars, clocks, headlamp, ignition and top clamp along with the complete wiring loom.
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The rear bodywork and undertray, back light and indicators.
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Next, out with the shocker and swing arm.
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The frame is now ready for the powder coaters, just need to drop the forks and pull the headstock bearing race's out. I've decided to kill 3 birds here and i'm gonna prep the wheels and swing arm for powdercoating too, seems a waste not to get the lot done in one hit whilst it's in bits, plus it would look shite putting these bits back into a nice shiny frame.
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Lastly today i put the cylinder head back together, and refitted to the block.
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Then fitted the cams and cam chain, plus tensioner, the timing is all set and tomorrow i'll crack on with the valve adjustment.
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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by bloke » 18 Apr 2015, 21:50

what powder coaters are you using?

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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by lee711 » 18 Apr 2015, 21:54

was gonna ring http://www.birkenheadpowdercoatings.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; on monday mate.

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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by bloke » 18 Apr 2015, 23:03

i'd speak to cheshire powdercoaters on the rossmore or city powdercoaters in birmingham, not sure about frames but they charge £20 per wheel!!!

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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by lee711 » 19 Apr 2015, 06:51

Cheers Carl. :-)

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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by SMUDGER » 19 Apr 2015, 14:48

How much did the head cost to have done??

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Post by lee711 » 19 Apr 2015, 15:26

SMUDGER wrote:How much did the head cost to have done??

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£100 Smudge.

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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 21 Apr 2015, 23:50

Looks great :) remember to drill out the Vin plate rivets as the powder coaters will oft remove these and then they get lost.
Also fill with rubber plugs any holes with threads, again most powder coaters/blasters know to do this and will at no extra cost but it's worth asking first.

Hi tech coatings in Rainford are great and a lot of the lads are bikers and take great care with your parts, plus they are cheap :) and blast on site.

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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by lee711 » 22 Apr 2015, 04:42

Good advice, cheers Rumpold'.

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Re: Bandit Refurb

Post by Jim27 » 22 Apr 2015, 10:01

Looking good. Have I said how much I love a good refurb thread? 'Cos I do :D
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