On again/off again/on again!

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by WavyDavy, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. WavyDavy

    WavyDavy Guest

    Been to see the NS today and they managed to drop the engine, fit the carbs
    and squeeze it all back in without hacking at the frame!

    Of course it's much easier to comprehend what you are being told when you
    can look at the problem. The 'frame' piece is the tube which runs between
    the main frame spars and not the main frame at all... That said, it's
    probably going to need removing and replacing with a flat bar or something
    'cos to get the carbs off you now have to drop the engine. I just hope it
    runs OK.....

    So the engine is in. The spannies are fitted (all 3 exit on the right) I
    had them chromed so get the laughter out of the way now - I know that chrome
    doesn't look as good as the original bare metal finish, but I didn't want to
    go to the bother of oiling the pipes after every use as the manufacturers
    recommend to stop them turning to rust/dust within a month...

    The Ohlins has been in for ages, the cables are being lubed and replaced
    where necesssary (I'm just hoping they get a new throttle cable in time...)
    and it just needs the airbox/tank fitting (assuming they will fit OK as the
    clearance between the carb mouths and radiator is about half the width of a
    gnat's cock) and the seat lobbing back on......

    The shop's shut tomorrow, but there's still the hope that it'll be ready to
    pick up Thursday or Friday evening.

    Then all I have to do is run it in... :(

    WavyDavy, Apr 5, 2005
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  2. WavyDavy

    Muck Guest

    Replace sounds better than remove. These parts of the frame are there
    for a reason, and with the extra power, I think it'll need all the help
    it can get.
    Ohh err... sounds a bit steamy, rubbing it with oil after a run.
    Chroming sounds good, if it'll stay on there.
    I'm sure all it needs is a set of gold taps to finnish off. ;)
    Fingers crossed.
    That''ll be fun, trying not to use its power.
    Muck, Apr 5, 2005
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  3. WavyDavy

    WavyDavy Guest

    Well I need to have a fairly long chat with Mr Bonwick (assuming he's at the
    BOSM) about stuff relating to the swingarm conversion, so maybe he'll be
    able to swap the tube for a bar at the same time...
    That was my view. Not shared by anyone else I've spoken to though... And
    the chroming went down well with the shop as it made the pipe's diameters
    bigger and so the exhaust brackets needed boring out to clamp on... I never
    realised chrome could be so thick.
    Gold anodised bar-end weights are already on.... :)

    Imagine riding the FZR, but never getting past 7000rpm. That's how I'm
    imagining it to be...... If I don't get it til Friday then I'll be pitching
    up at stupid o'clock on Saturday then going for a long long long ride to get
    it run in by lunch.....

    WavyDavy, Apr 5, 2005
  4. WavyDavy

    Muck Guest

    All depends on how long you leave the lump of metal in the plating tank.
    Things like CG125 exhausts aren't plated very thickly, I'd imagine that
    your exhausts cost a little more though.
    Heh... that bike won't go ding ding.. it'll go ding bling..
    That'll be a long bimble then, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
    Muck, Apr 5, 2005
  5. WavyDavy

    platypus Guest

    Shirley it would have been better to get a set made up in stainless?
    Durable and nicely blued...
    platypus, Apr 5, 2005
  6. WavyDavy

    WavyDavy Guest

    Probably, but nobody makes stainless pipes for NSs as far as I know. I'm
    sure there's a very good reason for this, on top of the fact that making
    them from mild steel means they sell more sets to replace sets which have
    rusted through (they only sell them by the set of three for around £900 a
    set), but I can't think of one...

    WavyDavy, Apr 6, 2005
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