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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by mr pie on Tue 23 Dec 2008, 21:12

I do like the colours, excellent job, have a good xmas.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Tue 23 Dec 2008, 21:24

mr pie wrote:I do like the colours, excellent job, have a good xmas.

Cheers mate, you have a good one too! Very Happy
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Post by radiobloke on Tue 23 Dec 2008, 22:03

cool mate

making quick progress...putting me to shame!
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Post by griz on Tue 23 Dec 2008, 23:56

radiobloke wrote:cool mate

making quick progress...putting me to shame!

Thanks matey!

Yep doin my best to get it done as I want it finished but for now havin a well deserved rest.

You'll be putting me to shame with your turbo spondon easy mate drool
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by Haggler ™ on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 12:59

If you cant get the tyre to pop on the rim,try and put a Rachet Strap around the tyre and squizee it,that,ll force the bead onto the rim better and then you,ll only need 40 or so psi to inflate
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 13:20

Haggler wrote:If you cant get the tyre to pop on the rim,try and put a Rachet Strap around the tyre and squizee it,that,ll force the bead onto the rim better and then you,ll only need 40 or so psi to inflate

Thanks mate!

I had 100 psi in it yesterday & put a pair of small ratchet straps around it, I did them up as tight as I could & ended up bending the ratchets it forced the tyre about another 10mm higher but it still didn't pop up, I bounced the tyre & whacked it with a rubber mallet but no joy. Come the end I had to cut straps off & let a load of air out to take some strain off the tyre.

I'll get another heavy duty ratchet & do it tight with very little air in it & then put some air in it & hope for the best thumbup
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Post by J.J. on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 15:06

those parts look stunning Griz !
it's gonna be a beauty thumbup

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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by alsieboy on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 16:20

Try letting the air out and putting alot more lube on it so that it moves easier...!!!!!!
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Post by Guest on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 18:06

Try removing the shraeder valve , then rapid fill with a high flow. high pressure airline at a truck tyre maintenance place. Once the tyre is vacuumed to the rim put the valve back in.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 18:12

megawatt wrote:Try removing the shraeder valve , then rapid fill with a high flow. high pressure airline at a truck tyre maintenance place. Once the tyre is vacuumed to the rim put the valve back in.

Yep cheers mate! Will do as soon as the garages re open Very Happy
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Post by griz on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 18:13

J.J. wrote:those parts look stunning Griz !
it's gonna be a beauty thumbup

Cheers J.J. Very Happy
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by cabbie on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 21:24

Looks like a magazine cover photo shot is heading you're way.

AWESOME mate, how long till completion?
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 24 Dec 2008, 22:09

cabbie wrote:Looks like a magazine cover photo shot is heading you're way.

AWESOME mate, how long till completion?

Laughing A magazine cover hey! Laughing Who knows!

Thanks matey! I'm going at it as hard as I can but I expect it'll be another month or 2 until I'm done. Part of the problem when you start on a project like this is deciding when to stop modding & start rebuilding Laughing
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 31 Dec 2008, 00:22

Hi all, I sent off a few more parts for powder coating & finished stripping down the engine, just gotta clean & paint the block next.



Its lookin a bit bare!



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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by skidd1 on Wed 31 Dec 2008, 10:24

Its looking great. Those wheels look fantastic Smile
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 07 Jan 2009, 16:27

Woohoo!!! At long last I found a garage that could pop the tyre up on the rim! They had to put 145 psi in it & a whole lot of lube to make it pop but at long last it's sorted. bounce

I've been busy degreasing the engine getting it ready to paint, the powder coaters should start powder coating the rest of my parts next week, there a bit slow due to being so busy but when has any good company quiet hey! frustrated
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by 1992fireblade on Wed 07 Jan 2009, 19:04

griz wrote:Woohoo!!! At long last I found a garage that could pop the tyre up on the rim! They had to put 145 psi in it & a whole lot of lube to make it pop but at long last it's sorted. bounce

Wow! Thats a shit load of pressure man.

Glad you got it sorted Griz. clap

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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Wed 07 Jan 2009, 20:20

1992fireblade wrote:
griz wrote:Woohoo!!! At long last I found a garage that could pop the tyre up on the rim! They had to put 145 psi in it & a whole lot of lube to make it pop but at long last it's sorted. bounce

Wow! Thats a shit load of pressure man.

Glad you got it sorted Griz. clap

Yeah it was, the chap was flinching a bit lol

Cheers mate, I'm glad its sorted too, I was starting to worry it wouldn't fit or they would blow it up & I'd have to fork out for another tyre Embarassed
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Fri 16 Jan 2009, 22:11

Hi guys, After a lot of cleaning of the block I started painting it today.

I used very High temp paint (1500f) on the head which is flat black & then used satin black paint (500f) on the lower cases but I'm not happy with the different finishes.

So my question is do you think I can use the 500f temp paint on the head as well (which I'd prefer to as I have more of it) or should I stick to a higher temp paint on the head & just spray the whole block with the high temp paint?

Before I started.


After the clean up.




& now after a few coats of paint. The difference in colour can't been seen to the eye but my camera picked it up big time, to the eye the head doesn't look as glossy as the bottom half but still looks the same shade of black.


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Post by cabbie on Fri 16 Jan 2009, 22:35

Does look a bit odd with two colour blacks, I'd paint it all with the high temp paint.
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by wild bill on Fri 16 Jan 2009, 23:43

I agree with Cabbie, it is noticable but still a fine job matey.
Looks like it's coming together nicely.
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Post by radiobloke on Sat 17 Jan 2009, 22:00

bloody hell Griz....howd you get the block that clean

'someone' has built up a RIIIght load of road crud on my engine and I need to do just what you have done...but have been putting it off....

did you use chemicals ( i heard over cleaner works) or a dremel sander?

gis a clue....cos I aint got one Razz
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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by griz on Sat 17 Jan 2009, 23:51

radiobloke wrote:bloody hell Griz....howd you get the block that clean

'someone' has built up a RIIIght load of road crud on my engine and I need to do just what you have done...but have been putting it off....

did you use chemicals ( i heard over cleaner works) or a dremel sander?

gis a clue....cos I aint got one Razz

Laughing Well I used Mr muscle oven cleaner! but in the past I've also used some of the heavy duty bathroom cleaners too (the foam type) I gave it a good spray & left it for a hour & then gave it a seond spray & left it for another hour or so & then wiped off the excess & then got my little hand held steam cleaner on it (only cost about 15 on ebay) I gave it a couple of blast's all over & then I put some brake Fluid all over it but to be honest that didn't make much of a change. So I coated it with some white spirt & again steam cleaned it (wear a mask whilst doing any cleaning with chemicals!!!) & what was left was a thick layer of grease free corrosion. So I then brushed it up with a wire brush & with the more stuborn places & got my hobby drill on it & then finished it by sanding with sand papper & then after a lot of bleedin work & time I ended up with quite a clean engine but not perfect.

Be careful with the hobby drills as it will mark up the alloy very easily if your not carefull.

I think I might invest in a cheap hand help sand blast for any future projects though as it's a lot of work.

Have fun matey! hubba

P.s that raod crud wasn't me as I never got it on the road! tongue
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Post by griz on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 00:37

Here it is now after its final coat (I say final coat but I still have to spray the rear of it yet) I coated it all with 500f temp gloss black paint & I'm pretty happy with it. It looks more grey in the pics but I promise you it's jet black.



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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 09:04

Thats cleaned up nicely Griz & looks very nice mate.

When I use to clean up engine parts for my old minis & beetles I always use to use TFR (like truck wash) & non-acidic wheel cleaner. Keep applying it, leave it a while wipe of excess grud & re-apply etc then blast off with the pressure washer.

Smaller parts use to get the Mr.Muscle treatment then put them in the dishwasher...... providing the wife was out! Lol.

Sssshhhush! She still doesnt know! Lol


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Re: My 94 Streetfighter Project

Post by shadow on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 09:31

Looks good in black, this bikes going to look ace.

1992 parts in the dishwasher rofl rofl
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Post by 1992fireblade on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 10:18

shadow wrote:Looks good in black, this bikes going to look ace.

1992 parts in the dishwasher rofl rofl

Damn right shadow it use to bring them up a treat! Lol

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Post by cabbie on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 11:18

A complete engine in the dish washer rofl just do it when the wife is out!!
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Post by yammydave on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 20:05

radiobloke wrote:bloody hell Griz....howd you get the block that clean

'someone' has built up a RIIIght load of road crud on my engine and I need to do just what you have done...but have been putting it off....

did you use chemicals ( i heard over cleaner works) or a dremel sander?

gis a clue....cos I aint got one Razz

If you're going to paint 80 grit emery, plus elbow grease fetches it all off and provides a good key, followed by a quick spray with Alu-Cure worked in with a toothbrush.
Wash off in hot water and then dry with hot air (I have a little downflow heater).
The last few nights I've been doing the cases and sump pan on my 1979 CB750/900, which I've sprayed with PJ1 Yamaha Silver engine case paint (well I am Yammydave).
Not too shabby, eh?
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Post by radiobloke on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 20:43

nice tips...

sure I'll be fu*king mine up some time soon!
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