The other ER5 restoration .

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by skyrider » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:03 pm

yea the starter clutch is knackered but apart from that the bike looks ok
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:05 pm

KiwiBob wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:57 pm
I spotted that .. 5/6 miles up the road from me and was tempted to make an offer.
But wifey says I haven't got room for another one.
Tell her you could almost double your money . It says the starter dosen't engage but it might be as simple as dirt in the starter motor itself . Either way you could easily get £900 + for this if it had no issues .

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by KiwiBob » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:07 pm

fastbob wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:05 pm
KiwiBob wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:57 pm
I spotted that .. 5/6 miles up the road from me and was tempted to make an offer.
But wifey says I haven't got room for another one.
Tell her you could almost double your money . It says the starter dosen't engage but it might be as simple as dirt in the starter motor itself . Either way you could easily get £900 + for this if it had no issues .
You're going to get me into trouble! ;)

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by KiwiBob » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:31 pm

Another one going cheap? ...


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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:55 pm

My latest present from eBay . These are really good . Minimal bore wear and once they've had a scrub a near flawless outer finish . They even threw in the camchain tensioner . All for £32 . Setting aside other factors , that's just halved the mileage on the bike .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:16 pm

An hour and a can of Vimto later and I've got a pristine jointing surface . I could have this engine back together by Sunday .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by Bender » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:24 pm

Was the Vimto for you or the engine.
Bite my shiny metal ass..

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:56 pm

So I've just cleaned up this barrel and pistons that I bought off eBay for £32.00 . It's in absolutely brilliant condition and I'm delighted with it . So I Googled Cradley Kawasaki and added up the cost new of everything in this picture excluding the dowels and circlips . £ 1,370.01 😳
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by Old-codger » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:08 am

Nice job Bob are you going to spray the barrels before you fit them or are they good enough already.

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:11 pm

Old-codger wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:08 am
Nice job Bob are you going to spray the barrels before you fit them or are they good enough already.
Beautiful condition inside and out so no paint required .

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:12 pm

Crankcase painted .
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by Mickly » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:21 pm

fastbob wrote:
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Crankcase painted .
@fastbob what do you use to paint crank cases?
I used Simoniz tough black with Halfords petrol resistant laquer, as soon as a bit of petrol leaked (from a loose carb drain screw & a hose joint) on to them it all crinckled and peeled off 😡
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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by Old-codger » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:21 pm

I dont know how Halfords get away with selling that crap petrol resistant lacquer in no way is it resistant. form a mile away if you waved a petrol stained rag in its direction the lacquer peels off It is rubbish.

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:34 pm

Mickly wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:21 pm
fastbob wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:12 pm
Crankcase painted .
@fastbob what do you use to paint crank cases?
I used Simoniz tough black with Halfords petrol resistant laquer, as soon as a bit of petrol leaked (from a loose carb drain screw & a hose joint) on to them it all crinckled and peeled off 😡
It's Halfords VHT Metallic Black . I'm going to leave it for 24 hrs and then give it a going over with a heat gun . It's a bit of an experiment so we'll see .

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Re: The other ER5 restoration .

Post by Mickly » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:59 pm

Old-codger wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:21 pm
I dont know how Halfords get away with selling that crap petrol resistant lacquer in no way is it resistant. form a mile away if you waved a petrol stained rag in its direction the lacquer peels off It is rubbish.
Add to that Simoniz high temperature satin black paint on exhaust headers, allegedly good up to 800 degrees C, started up the Trophy, the paint gave off some noxious gases, I thought “ok it’s curing” after 5 mins the smoke died down & left me with flaking paint & a white discolouration!! Absolute shite !!
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